Necessity is the mother of invention. Take that truism—and then add creativity, an eye for quality, and an amazing entrepreneurial spirit—and you have the blueprint for Mary Smallwood’s simple, supremely functional, and truly beautiful bag, the Nexus bag.
Mary Smallwood knows a thing or two abou...
Photograph by Rachel McGinn
Meet Stuart Mesires, a collector and curator of vintage costume jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Stuart is the founder and owner of Ladybug Vintage, recently named “the best source for high-end vintage” by Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP.
To get a sense of what Ladybug Vint...
New Year’s Resolutions for happiness, improved wellness, and beauty from three of our team’s favorite experts.
When tasked to determine how to be happier in 2019, the very first person we thought to ask was happiness expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author...
Giving can be as much fun as getting, especially when you find just the right gift. Here are eight of our favorites that we think you will absolutely love.
Jane Winchester's beautiful coin jewelry
Choose a Love, Free, Lucky, Protect, or Peace pendant to celebrate life's milestone...
Traveling with kids can be fraught with anxiety. But, if we’re being optimists, it can also be an amazing opportunity for excellent family-time and memory-making, and the chance to show our kids new places and share exciting new adventures.
Hillary McCoy, of Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited, ...
Two words that mean so much.
Maybe, for you, just love is a feeling, a summary of all that we need in this world. Or maybe, just love is a call to action, to love the ones you’re with.
For Gwyn Prentice, Helen Jon’s founder, it is deeply personal. Gwyn’s Great-Aunt Helen, for whom Hel...
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
- Desmond Tutu
Meet Zane Wilemon. And let your spirit soar.
You know how rare and amazing it is to meet someone, discover a brand, and hear a story that is just so true that it resonates through and through, clear and pure. Well, that is how we felt when we met Zane and learn...
We all love them, but we don’t all love to plan them.
We turned to one of our team’s favorite travel advisors, Chelsea Martin of Passport to Friday, to get the inside scoop on where to go, where to stay, and what to do on your next girls’ trip.
To help you take your next girls’ trip out of the theoretical “We really ought to…” stage and into the “I am so excited we're actually doing this!” sta...
Meet Lara Einzig. You will love her, her aesthetic, and her free, creative spirit…
Lara shares with us her inspiration, a few favorite new brands, her fall must-haves, and how the magic of surfing has propelled her to new heights.
Tell us about Aquadorium.
@aquadorium is a lifestyle brand and a place where I document my passions – fashion, surfing, beach life, travel and a pla...
Photo courtesy of Medium.
We sat down with Erica Keswin to talk about her new book, Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World. Erica’s well-researched, heartfelt, and fascinating book is a must-read for everyone who wants to live more intentionally, more connectedly, and to find that sweet spo...
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Parker Bowie Larson is the Market Director for Architectural Digest, a dream job for sure.
An arbiter of great taste, fun, and flair, Parker talks with us about the hottest upcoming trends and how she knows a good thing when she sees one.
Parker on Inspiration
What triggers your inspiration? Do you sense it before you see it, or is it more ...
Today's topic is more than just informational, it is very personal to all of us at Helen Jon. Our founder, Gwyn Prentice, has chronic Lyme disease and has been undergoing treatment for it since late May. She is getting better, but it has not been easy. In the weeks to come, we will talk with Gwyn and hear from her about the ugly truths of living with Lyme, the brutal, labyrinth-like complexitie...
Summer is officially here. To celebrate Helen Jon’s most-favorite season, the fabulous Kate Banks, co-founder of Vain Foods, treated us to a delicious summertime brunch. With the perfect menu, enjoyed in an out-of-this-world-beautiful setting, we talked shop. Specifically, vanilla…
Read our interview, get to know Kate, and discover your inner-vanilla-mojo. You won’t be sorry you did!
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We were lucky enough to sit and talk with Abby Kohn, a writer, producer, and now director, of some of our favorite movies including He’s Just Not That Into You, Never Been Kissed, and, most recently, I Feel Pretty.
I Feel Pretty is the big-hearted, smart comedy starring Amy Schumer that tells the story of a woman’s reckoning with self-confidence and subsequent empowerment....
Parenting never ends, thankfully, but it definitely does change!
The issues that took center stage when your kids were little look completely different than those that confront parents during the high school years, into the college years, and beyond.
For those of us who have kids who are between 15-25 years old, run, don’t walk, to Grown and Flown an online community (comprised of more th...
I won’t lie. Posting this photo of my 70-year-old self is a big stretch. I’m doing it so you know two things: a Helen Jon suit can make you feel crazy beautiful––and it’s possible to survive a long time with recurrent ovarian cancer and breast cancer as well.
Look closely (okay, not too closely, or the brown spots show up) and you will see a string bikini top over just a rib cage and skin ...
We caught up with our favorite hostess with the mostest, Real Housewives of New York City's Sonja Morgan, while she was in Bali to see what she recommends for the perfect summer party.
First things first - the guest list - if we can't invite everyone we want to include, how do we narrow the list?
Company is important. Think out your guest list. You don't have to have everyone ...
Jane Winchester creates beautiful coin jewelry celebrating life's milestones. We sat down with her to find out more about her creative process, how she chose these eight amulets, and what might come next.
Your jewelry has this old-world, deep, almost heirloom-y feel to it - yet it's modern, very cool, and truly beautiful. We love it! What inspired you to create your jewelry?
Features adjustable straps that tie at the neck and back, plus removable padding. Our flirtiest fit that offers the least amount of coverage, yet it is by no means skimpy. Very feminine.
Slider Bikini Top
This unique take on a swim classic offers moderate coverage and removable soft cups. Our signature matte gold sliders can be adjusted up, down, or removed for a perfectly customized fit. Ties at the neck and back ensure maximum comfort.
D-Cup Slider Bikini Top
Like our original Slider Bikini, this freshly updated classic offers moderate coverage and removable soft cups, but built with extra room and support. Our signature matte gold sliders can be adjusted up, down, or removed for a perfectly customized fit. Ties at the neck and back ensure maximum comfort.
Lace Back Bralette
This unique design delivers moderate coverage in a sporty yet sexy silhouette. Gathering at the front flatters while the removable cups and adjustable lace up back ensure the perfect fit.
A unique amount of coverage for those looking to keep the sexy, but add the support. Removable cups and double shoulder straps allow for a customized fit. Perfect for every body-type.
Twist Underwire Bra
This is our most constructed bikini top. Beautiful for a fuller bust line, while creating a lifted, semi-bustier look. Features boning at the sides for extra support and adjustable straps for a customized fit. Hook closure in back.
D-Cup Twist Underwire Bra
Like our standard Twist Underwire, this is a well constructed top designed for comfortable support with just the right amount of sexy. Side boning and adjustable shoulder straps lift the silhouette while a soft tie back maximizes customization and fit.
Cinch Bikini Halter
This halter has a flattering center-front, adjustable tie detail. The straps tie at the neck and back for customized fit. Moderate to full coverage and hook closure in back. With removable cups.
Our fullest coverage halter offers the sleek lines of a high-necked front with the adjustability of crossing, tie-at-the-back straps. Sporty coverage with classic appeal. Sewn in cups.
Super flattering. This top fits a variety of bust sizes and has amazing support. The beautiful sweetheart neckline and soft ties create a modern look with a vintage appeal. Removable cups.
Gold Sweetheart Halter
A beautiful alternative to our original Sweetheart Halter with a little less coverage and a bit more flirty fun. Ties at the neck and back, and features our signature Gold cut-out hardware at center bust. With removable cups.
Tie Front Banded Halter
With a tie front and adjustable hook closure at the back, this moderate coverage halter is designed for the most customizable fit. The extra wide band and removable cups support and flatter all bust sizes.
Beautiful plunge halter neckline and gorgeous flattering lines create the perfect fitting halter. This resort essential offers moderate to full coverage. Ties at the neck and back, and features our beautiful signature tortoise hardware at center bust. With removable cups.
This classically sexy silhouette offers moderate coverage with a tie back and sewn in cups. The removable halter strap ties at the neck for the perfectly customized fit. Our signature tortoise hardware at the center bust provides a fresh twist of elegance.
Like our Tortoise Bandeau, this sexy silhouette offers moderate coverage with a tie back and sewn in cups. The removable halter strap ties at the neck for the perfectly customized fit. Our signature shell hardware at the center bust provides a fresh twist of elegance.
A shining choice in our bandeau family this top features our sexy signature Gold cut-out hardware at center bust. Moderate coverage with an adjustable back hook closure. Remove the soft-tie neck strap for a slightly sexier silhouette. Sewn in cups.
A fresh take on this moderate coverage classic. Removable cups and halter strap make this silhouette perfectly customizable. Straps tie at the neck and back for the most flattering fit.
Tie Front Bandeau
A unique moderate to full coverage bandeau featuring fully adjustable shoulder straps that can be removed for optimal personalization. Center front tie detail adjusts for the perfect amount of contour. Gold end beads secure front ties for long-term wear. Soft tie back closure for the most flattering fit.
All of our tankinis are fitted through the torso and have been designed to meet whichever bikini bottom, board short, skirt or resort pant you choose to pair it with.
We’ve added beautiful matte gold hardware to this halter style tankini. Full coverage through the bra, combined with front and back shirring, creates an elegant and very flattering fit.
High Neck Tankini
Full coverage with a hint of sexy – the perfect suit for a unique lifestyle. High neck-line with a peek-a-boo silhouette. Racerback with front and back shirring. Removable cups.
A sporty yet classic silhouette featuring a comfortable racerback with slim straps. Removable soft cups in a built-in shelf bra flatter through all activities. A smooth torso with ample length completes the look.
Shirred Halter Tankini
This is our fullest halter and is a great option if you have a larger bust line. We added a subtle seam under the bust line to provide more support.
Slider Halter Tankini
This fresh silhouette offers moderate to full coverage with removable soft cups. Our signature matte gold sliders can be adjusted up, down, or removed for a uniquely customized fit. Ample torso length and front and back shirring work to flatter all body types. Ties at the neck for a perfect fit.
Double Tie Tankini
Extra thick and comfortable double straps give this full-coverage tankini unique flair. The slight A-line torso fits smoothly but with just enough give to flatter every figure. Fullflex seams and removable cups optimize all bust lines.
Convertible Retro Tankini
This ever-popular design provides moderate to full coverage with a versatile twist. The ties can be worn at the neck, or around the back for a strapless effect. Front and back shirring along the flatteringly long torso compliments all body types. Sewn in cups and bust-line shirring add just the right amount of pin-up girl sex appeal.
This classic, plunge halter style tankini is beautiful and timeless. Very flattering and easy to wear with our beautiful shell hardware. Ties at the neck, with removable cups. The shirring throughout the torso and flattering length make this an essential. Provides slightly more coverage than our Tortoise tankini.
This classic, plunge halter style tankini is beautiful and timeless. Incredibly flattering and easy to wear, and features our signature, beautiful tortoise hardware. Ties at the neck, with removable cups. The shirring throughout the torso and flattering length make this an essential.
Twist Underwire Tankini
A supportively feminine design featuring underwire and sewn-in molded cups ensures the right amount of lift. Adjustable shoulder straps guarantee a comfortable fit in this moderate to full coverage suit. Front and back shirring flatters all body types.
Twist Front Bandini
This flattering bandeau style tankini is versatile and designed with removable pads and detachable straps, perfect for lounging and sunning. Front and back shirring throughout the torso, paired with the perfect length, create a beautiful fit.
We have ordered these from least to fullest amount of coverage
String Bikini Bottom
A classic silhouette. This bikini bottom offers the least amount of coverage in our collection, yet it is by no means skimpy. Fun and flirty, with moderate back coverage and more minimal front coverage.
Tunnel Side Hipster
With slightly more coverage than our string bikini, our tunnel-side hipster offers moderate coverage, and the tunnel side tie detail makes this extremely adjustable and flattering on many different body types.
A classic bikini bottom, featuring clean lines and an amazing fit. Provides moderate to full coverage. We like to think of this as the “little black dress” of our bikini bottoms. Perfect paired with all of our tankinis.
Fits much like our classic hipster, but our adjustable matte gold sliders allow for customization and the always perfect fit. This unique bottom provides moderate coverage with an individualized amount of sexy.
Fits much like our classic hipster, but with beautiful shell hardware on the hips, creating a slightly different fit. Still provides full back coverage, a feminine leg line, and cut high enough in the front to not be too daring.
Fits much like our classic hipster, but with beautiful tortoise hardware on the hips, creating a slightly different fit. Still provides full back coverage, a feminine leg line, and cut high enough in the front to not be too daring.
Fits much like our classic hipster, but with our signature cut-out Gold hardware on the hips, creating a slightly different fit. Still provides full back coverage, a feminine leg line, and cut high enough in the front to not be too daring.
Cinch Side Hipster
A great option for those who want full coverage in the back and front. We’ve added adjustable ruching along the side so you can adjust to fit your body perfectly.
Tab Side Hipster
Designed for those who want fuller coverage for their bikini bottom. We added soft, shirred side-tabs to flatter different waist and hip sizes. Pairs beautifully with our bikini tops and tankinis.
A great option for those looking for a customizable amount of coverage. This remarkably adjustable skirt and attached bikini bottom can be worn as a sexy hipster, a full coverage skirt, or something in between. Side ties with gold end beads secure the perfect fit – no matter how you choose to wear it.
Our most full-coverage bikini bottom. The fold over at the waist creates a slimming effect that flatters all body types. To ensure an always perfect fit, the fold is secured at the side seams. A great bottom to pair with any of our tankini or bikini tops for a fun, fresh silhouette.
The bottom with the most coverage. We designed this specifically to slim the tummy and added extra support to create a seamless flat line. Features a feminine leg-line and flawless fit – perfect for those who want to wear a bikini bottom but who do not want their tummy exposed. Also great paired with our tankinis, if you’re seeking extra support and control.
Featuring a bandeau-style bust with our signature Gold cut-out hardware, this one-piece is truly one-of-a-kind! The hook back adjusts for the perfect fit while the tie-at-the-neck strap is removable for a customizable look. Sewn in cups and front body shirring flatter every figure.
One of our most flattering suits – on every figure. The halter-style bust works with the convertible tie back and removable cups to ensure a perfect fit while the wide and soft ties provide comfort. The contrasting side panels complete the look.
Del Rey One-Piece
With a contrasting bodice and waist broken by an eye-catching pop of color, this suit will flatter and dazzle. The shirred sweetheart style bust with sewn in cups is perfect for all figures. Soft, convertible neck-ties and a smooth silhouette complete the look.
High Neck One-Piece
A statement suit with the individual in mind. The high neck silhouette provides full coverage with just a hint of peek-a-boo sexy. The mid-torso gathering flatters all bust lines. Open back with high neck strap adjustments and removable
A classic silhouette offering full coverage and side insets that flatter and slim all body types. Adjustable straps can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross-back for maximum comfort. The playfully feminine neckline features the support of a shelf bra with removable cups.
A one-of-a-kind suit for the unique individual who wants moderate coverage with flair. The adjustable crisscross laces tie at the back for the always perfect fit. Fullflex seams and soft, removable cups flatter every figure. Helen Jon signature hardware on the straps and gold end-beads complete the look.
Plunge Tortoise One-Piece
Beautiful, deep plunging neckline, easy to wear, and flattering on all. Offers full coverage and a fully lined shelf-bra, with removable cups.
A unique full-coverage suit designed with the individual in mind. Our signature matte gold sliders can be adjusted up, down, or removed for a customized fit. Front and center-back shirring is perfectly placed to flatter all body types. Lined with removable cups.
Tie Back One-Piece
Offers nice coverage, but with a sexy window-opening in the back. Adjustable straps can be worn either over the shoulder or criss-crossed in an “X” shape. Fully-lined with removable cups. Perfect for those who love to be active on the beach or at the pool.
Twist Bandeau One-Piece
This one-piece offers the most construction and the fullest coverage in our collection. Designed with a beautiful soft tie key-hold in the back and figure-flattering shirring in the front, creating a feminine and flattering silhouette. Sewn-in moulded cups, with removable halter straps
Twist Front One-Piece
This silhouette is ultra-feminine and features a plunging neckline that showcases a beautiful décolletage, while still offering plenty of support and coverage. Fully lined with sewn-in cups.
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