Big Brother’s Kemi Fakunle Launches Swimsuit Line

first_img“I guess it started with my love of fashion and always tweaking things to make them look exactly how I wanted,” she explained. “I used to go thrifting with my friends and rip apart the old clothes, sew them together and make new ones. Swimwear specifically came to mind a little after I graduated college in 2015.”Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineKemi Fakunle Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle said she “always had trouble” finding swimsuits that were “flattering to my body type” and noticed her friends had similar issues.“I always knew I wanted to start my own line, but I decided to take the leap after one of my biggest inspirations, Conna Walker (Founder of House of CB), was listed in 2019’s Forbes 30 Under 30,” Fakunle said. “I was kind of like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ From there, Like Honey started to come to life.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Maryland native described her pieces as “sexy, versatile and practical,” noting that she designed the swimsuits to be “flattering for every body type” so that “women feel good when wearing them.”Like Honey uses a specialty blend of fabrics that “hug curves to accentuate the female figure” and can be customized in multiple ways.“So, if you’re looking to pack one bikini for a few days in the sun, we’ve got ya covered,” Fakunle said.The CBS personality — who competed on Big Brother 21 — said her personal favorite swimsuits are the Burnette set and the Ava set in the color toffee.Laurel Goldman Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineLaurel Goldman Courtesy of Kemi Fakunle“The toffee color is currently only available in the Ava style but is the perfect tan-brown for every complexion,” she explained. “I worked very closely with my manufacturer for several months to perfect a neutral color that compliments a wide range of skin tones.”Follow @likehoneyswim on Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter for the first look at their upcoming collection.Listen to Get Tressed With Us to get the latest beauty and style news! The former reality star added, “Starting a new business was terrifying and cost more than I anticipated, but I was fortunate to be able to shoot with some friends to get things going.”Caro Viehweg Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineCaro Viehweg Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle enlisted the help of Love Island USA stars Laurel Goldman, Caro Viehweg and Alana Morrison to help her model the line.- Advertisement – Kemi Fakunle is channeling her entrepreneurial spirit to empower women through her new swimsuit line, Like Honey.The Big Brother alum, 27, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 5, that she was inspired to create her own swimwear line after seeing a need in the market.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Perfect storm for first home buyers, latest Big Four bank survey finds

first_imgBrisbane has had seen cranes over the city for several years as demand for inner city units surged. Apartment prices were expected to fall due to high supply. Picture: Richard Walker.IT’S a perfect storm for first home buyers whose numbers are surging with house prices forecast to rise just 0.7 per cent, units to go backwards and both investors and foreign buyers being shut out of the market.The latest Big Four bank survey has found that first home buyers have hit a new high, spurred on by a five-year low in foreign buyers and falling prices, especially in Sydney and the Brisbane unit market.The latest National Australia Bank Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey released this morning said housing market sentiment was positive even if confidence had waned.Of the major eastern states, sentiment was down in Victoria and New South Wales — with Sydney expected to see a fall in prices for the first time in seven years — but “Queensland was largely unchanged”.The NAB Residential Property Index was sitting at above average levels, holding steady at +20 in the fourth quarter 2017.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoHouse prices were forecast to rise 0.7 per cent this year nationally.NAB has forecast an increase of only 0.7 per cent in house prices nationally in 2018 (previously 3.4 per cent), with 2019 to also see muted levels of growth at 0.8 per cent.Apartments were expected to underperform because of high stock levels and a fall in foreign demand, with unit prices forecast to fall 0.9 per cent this year (previously +0.5 per cent), and decline a further 1.8 per cent next year.“By capital city, house price growth is forecast to be solid in Melbourne and Hobart, followed by Brisbane and Adelaide. Perth is expected to stabilise, marking the beginning of a gradual turnaround for the market, while we expect to see a fall in Sydney prices for the first time since 2011.” High supply levels were expected to see apartment prices fall in Brisbane, Sydney and soon Melbourne as well. Picture: Mark Calleja.The survey found that first home buyers, especially those who planned to be owner occupiers, were at new highs accounting for a third of established market sales and almost 40 per cent of those in new housing.It said foreign buyers levels had hit a six-year low in the new property market, making up 8.4 per cent of sales in the fourth quarter 2017. They had also hit a five-year of 5.5 per cent in the established housing market.NAB chief economist Alan Oster said “clearly, the efforts of policymakers both domestic and offshore to stem the tide of foreign capital entering Australian property markets are bearing fruit”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more