Colleen Kelly Designs Swimwear - Hot Tamales Custom Vintage Monokini

Hot Tamales Custom Vintage Monokini

Collection: Custom Couture
Style Number: 211

Attention all you Hot Tamales out there! This This spicy little one piece is a tip of the sombrero to the classic Hot Tamale candies that's sure to get a few "Olays!" from your devoted fans! Made from an original vintage t-shirt and adorned with fluffy green puff-balls, this asymmetrical one-piece bikini flows down over the front and connects to the bottoms with a couple of "tamale" beads. The original arm from the tee was preserved and scrunched on one side for a little flirty texture. Down below, the bottoms are a sexy half-back back-style with a single strappy tie side for adjusting the fit. A laced-up, criss-cross, back strap allow a nicely adjustable fit up top as well.

Each one of these custom couture designs is unique and considered as a piece of artwork created by designer Colleen Kelly. The vintage materials and artistic elements that go into creating these one-of-a-kind "swimsuits" were assembled from original collector, art, and memorabilia sources around the globe. Colleen’s 25+ years of swimwear design experience, along with her seasoned talent in styling for the fashion industry, went into each piece. You will find a perfect blending of the vintage logos, embellishments, and graphics of the subject pop culture icons, bands, or artists featured in the design with the sexy, streamlined fitting requirements of the woman’s body. They aren’t "cheap" but they are more than worth the premium price for celebrities, artists, photographers, and customers that need a custom "styled" look to maintain their image.

Some of these items are rare and irreplaceable, which precludes them from being recreated in most cases, as only original items were used. The inherent value, and sometimes fragile nature, of these collector items makes it very difficult to manufacture more than one piece and prohibits us from offering returns, exchanges & etcetera, so all sales are final.

  This particular suit has been sold; however, WE MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE A SIMILAR PIECE FOR YOU. Click on the "Custom Order Inquiry" button to be taken to our custom e-mail form. Please fill out the form and leave us a message letting us know you'd like to have a custom suit made for you. Don't forget to let us know which style number you're inquiring about. We will contact you with the details on availability and payment for this special service.


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