Trendy? Check. Flattering silhouettes? Check. Eccentric fabrics for every taste? Check. Eco-concious? HUGE check. Jungle Gurl really has nailed the formula for a progressive up and coming brand. Close friend of Melody Ehsani, founder Natalie Golonka aimed to create a line from the various fabrics she collected during her international travels as a model and actress. Focusing on the eco-friendly concept of reworking vintage fabrics, Natalie upcycles the uniquely textured and patterned fabric into desirable bikinis, cover ups, and dresses. Having spent her formative years in Fiji and Hawaii, an exotic, beachy influence is present in all her pieces. For a deeper look at Natalie’s concept and inspiration peep this interview from Vimby!
What does a newbie swimwear maven do when her friend is a jewelry guru? Put together a Limited Edition set of bikinis! The Jungle Gurl x Melody Ehsani collab comes in 2 styles (the Mikaela and the Kelia) in a standout gold foil leopard print fabric. Also part of the collab are a necklace and earrings. Cop both suits at Karmaloop, and pair them with one of Jungle Gurl’s signature “beach to boardroom” cover ups such as the Brandy Dress and the Ali Kimono Dress. We look forward to watching this concept develop further!