Designer swimwear label Vitamin A has become the new definition for California-cool luxury.

Best Swimwear Designer of 2008, Amahlia Stevens is the

California-native behind the Vitamin A swimwear brand that perfectly

connects the sex appeal of Brazilian bathing suits with chic European

style. Vitamin A is the result of a California girl's time spent

studying abroad.

Created using the best materials, the minimal bikinis combine fine

Italian hardware as embellishments that make them the perfect thing to

wear on the sexiest beaches around the world, from Hawaii to Fiji.

Since its debut in 2000, the Vitamin A line has expanded from its

signature classic black bikini styles to an array of colorful swimwear

options, as well as cover-ups and resortwear, perfect for any warm

weather occasion near sparkling waters.

Vitamin A has not only developed a following amongst celebrities with

perpetually beach-ready bodies like Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Kate

Hudson, but can also be found draped on the models of the latest Sports

Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

The just right sized bikinis are made to be mixed and matched

to flatter the wearer's style and shape. Not only that, but the bikinis

are made to be functional, as well as fashionable, staying put even

when in the water.

Now based in Laguna Beach, luxurious Vitamin A bathing suits

are sold at high-end retailers around the world, including Barney's New

York, Henri Bendel, Harvey Nichols, and the original Calypso boutique

in St. Barth.