While we were inquiring about her wedding dress, our conversation with model Maggie Rizer led to swimsuits and a topic that comes with: tan lines. We wanted to know what the model totes in her beach bag as well as her favorite swimsuit. And I was curious to know her opinion on tan lines: fashion faux pas or unavoidable annoyance? Her answer to that couldn't have been better . . .
What do you throw in your beach bag?
I put my bikini on; I have my towel and my book, sunglasses.
What kind of bikini? That’s the most important question.
My favorite is this old Calvin Klein bikini that I’ve had forever that I have in black and blue. I’ve had it since ’99, so it’s frayed to the point where I really have to get a new one. I have a lot of others, but that’s my favorite. Marc Jacobs has some cool ones, Victoria’s Secret has some cool ones right now.
Victoria’s Secret is cheap and cute.
Exactly. I got a purple one with a print on it.
For the rest,
What kind of top do you like?
I either like bandeau or simple triangle ones, nothing over-the-top or crazy.
Yeah, minimal tan lines.
Black, simple is what I normally go with, but I water ski so sometimes that doesn’t work out very well . . .
What are your feelings on tan lines — faux pas or can’t avoid it?
I mean, who cares?