The Haute Pursuit Nails Her Swim Collab With Beth Richards

thpxrichards1The Haute Pursuit blogger Vanessa Hong has teamed up with swimwear designer Beth Richards for a simple, streamlined collection that went live today and we predict will sell out any minute.

Hong's aesthetic comes through loud and clear in the all-black-and-white pieces, including a black one-piece with a plunging zipper and white collar, a cropped tee that reads, simply, “HAUTE,” and a white, mesh-back, high-collar swim top.


The blogger's love of Richards' “edgier and stronger” take on swimwear dates back to 2013 when Hong first took note of the designer's fall/winter 2013 lookbook and began snapping up and wearing her pieces both at the beach and on the street—which speaks to the versatility of the pieces. Soon after she met the Canadian designer in Vancouver, and was blown away. She wrote back then:

I can honestly say that chick is the Shit. Like for real.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Hong wrote on her blog yesterday:

Over the years, Beth’s suits have become one of the main swim/active-wear staples in my closet. All of these pieces are based off cuts that have become signatures of my style: crop tops, high necks, & mesh.

Prices range from $110 for the “barely bottom” to $265 for the one-piece. Shop the entire collection hereScreen Shot 2015-05-13 at 6.54.24 AM

What do you think? DoesThe Haute Pursuit x Beth Richards collab work? Will you buy a piece?

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6 Responses

    • Kristen Philipkoski

      Hi Anastasia, We often write about blogger collabs, and we really liked this one. Just to be clear, it’s not a sponsored post. Best,

    • Onianwah

      Hi Anastasia, I really don’t think that there is anything wrong with posting this here on IFB. Like Kristen mentioned, it isn’t a sponsored post and the link to shop isn’t even an affiliate one.

      I think one thing we all have to remember is that asides learning, IFB is also here to inspire us to be better and do better. I for one, love this article for it’s inspirational qualities.

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