Somewhere along the line swimwear stopped being about swimming. Not that anyone is complaining; for what can better insinuate glamour than the kind of garments that skim the body in sleek lines, the kind of fabrics that shimmer like sun on sea, the kind of pieces that give the sunlight ample opportunity to tan the skin with a bronze glow. 2011′s swimwear is ever about that kind of glamour, though in a more understated way than perhaps the skimpier monokinis of last year.

And in 2011 there’s nothing more perfectly matched to the slick on-trend swimsuit than a solid gold choker or cuff, a voluminously soft and glamorous vintage-inspired hairstyle, and a healthy golden glow.

hunter gatti christina tosio

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Cristina Tosio by Hunter & Gatti
Cristina Tosio by Hunter & Gatti
Cristina Tosio by Hunter & Gatti
Cristina Tosio by Hunter & Gatti
Cristina Tosio by Hunter & Gatti

Enter Hunter & Gatti’s shoot of model Cristina Tosio, which perfectly demonstrates all of the above and more, for inspiration on the kind of glamour you don’t want to get wet.

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The photos come via Hunter & Gatti’s blog.

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