WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
Maria-Alejandra Avellaneda started out as a fashion blogger, just like me. In 2014 she launched Mars Vida, an online swimwear company based in the D.C. area. Born in Peru, Avellaneda's swimsuits are inspired by the "high quality textiles and bright colors" of the Peruvian bathing suits she grew up wearing.
Her line's debut event and this season's press preview both sold out and were spectacular! To celebrate the Summer 2015 collection Avellaneda gathered bloggers and other media around the newly renovated Embassy Row Hotel pool for an early morning party that included inflatable swans and branded beach balls! Attendees were welcome to try on pieces from the line and got a last chance at pieces from last season. My favorite piece was the neon strap bikini top in army green just $45. Check out the entire Summer 2015 line at http://www.marsvida.com/shop