Facekini: The Most Terrifying Trend in Swimwear

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A Chinese woman wears a face-kini as she gets wet before swimming on Aug. 22, 2014 on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Here’s a piece of summer clothing that will haunt your dreams.

It’s called the “Facekini,” and it has been popular in Far Eastern cultures for years, according to NBC News. As you can see in the photos at the top of this page, it’s a warm-weather accessory that’s worn to the beach by middle-aged Chinese women to protect skin from the sun’s rays, the report adds.

And it’s all fine and well if this horrifying accessory stays overseas, but fashion designers in New York City want to bring it to the United States.

The fashion trade magazine CR Fashion Book recently released an issue that contains an eight-photo spread featuring models in these creepy cover-ups, NBC News also reported. They were paired with swimsuits from designers like Gucci, Alexander Wang, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors.

Because who wouldn’t want to deflect attention from their $1,000 swimsuit with a disturbing facecover?

With hotter summers and more sun exposure comes an increase in skin cancer cases, according to the CDC. Like it or not, these creepy masks might be invading American beaches before long.

London Premier “9 Degrees South – Land of Giants”

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Farlows of Pall Mall will be hosting a viewing of “9 Degrees South – Land of Giants” 23 minute movie on the 16th September 2014. This short film was mostly filmed at Astove Atoll and is a glimpse into what can be expected during the up and coming season at this magnificent atoll. Please take a look at the teaser below.

If you are in the London area and would like to join us for the free event please do come along. Keith Rose-Innes will be at Farlows from 12h00 onwards to chat about the Alphonse Fishing Co’s various fly fishing islands as well as the tackle and gear for these destinations. There will be specials on various fishing tackle.

For any further info please contact Charl Duvenage on charl.duvenage@farlows.co.uk


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Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that Brent Bauer is taking on a new and critical role at Umpqua Feather Merchants — Director of Product Management. Bauer has been a highly valued member of the Umpqua team for fourteen years having worked in purchasing, operations, production and new product development. For the past two years, Bauer has been Umpqua’s Director of Operations and Production, during which he has taken a lead role in new product development, including Umpqua’s award-winning line of packs, bags and vests. In this new position, Bauer plans to expand and build on Umpqua’s tradition of bringing innovative and superior products to anglers world-wide. Bauer has a B.A. in Biology and an
M.B.A. from Colorado University’s Leeds School if Business.

“This is a particularly exciting move as it signifies a major investment in our future. Brent has proven himself to be an invaluable asset in bringing exciting, innovative and superior products into Umpqua’s distinguished product assortment and to the fly-fishing market as a whole.”
— Jeff Fryhover, President and CEO, Umpqua Feather Merchants

“Umpqua’s forty plus year legacy is built upon a foundation of quality and innovation. I’m eager to work with all of the talented staff at Umpqua to continue this tradition with all of the products we sell.”
— Brent Bauer, Director of Product Development, Umpqua Feather Merchants

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