There’s reason for Rimes’ swimwear picks

January 5th, 2012

LeAnn Rimes on in an ACACIA Swimwear bikini.

LeAnn Rimes is on Maui with her husband Eddie Cibrian, and photographs of her in an orange bikini surfaced today on and

The bikini went uncredited, but is the creation of Maui-based ACACIA Swimwear, created for surfers (and sunbathers, of course) by surfers Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons, the latter the widow of the late Andy Irons.

Rimes apparently likes their work, because she also tweeted a photo of herself wearing another ACACIA suit today, with a great reminder for all: “Every once in a while you’ve gotta be a kid!”

Her timing (in Kapalua for a private concert for the golf set) couldn’t have been more perfect. ACACIA just launched its Spring 2012 collection, “Belle Nomad,” inspired by tribal cultures and the “beautiful traveler.”

The bikinis—each named after a favorite destination or a spot on their bucket list—feature a mix of cultural inspirations including ikat and Native American prints, Italian fabrics, Brazilian and Euro fits, and a relaxed Hawaiian vibe.

The collection can be viewed at

ACACIA Swimwear photos
Many of ACACIA Swimwear’s suits, like this Marrakesh Maui Mud one-piece, utilize crocheted bands on the sides for all-day comfort designer Naomi Newirth told me last year. She said she grew up in swimsuits so knows exactly what she wants when she’s designing.

Two views of the Kenya Seminyak Clear Water suit.

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