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Ornaments Of Society
Jule Campbell
February 10, 1986
Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora: The very names evoke visions of a South Pacific paradise where palm trees sway beside endless beaches and the fragrance of frangipani fills the air. So what better locale for our annual salute to swimsuits than these pillars of the Society Islands?
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February 10, 1986

Ornaments Of Society

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora: The very names evoke visions of a South Pacific paradise where palm trees sway beside endless beaches and the fragrance of frangipani fills the air. So what better locale for our annual salute to swimsuits than these pillars of the Society Islands?

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All that glitters is surely Kelly (above), who cools off at Tahiti's Hotel Tahara'a in a gold-embossed bikini from Diva ($50).

Paulina (right) lights up the dawn on Moorea in an allamanda flower lei and nylon lace. The thong and pareu (no bra is included) are both from Keiko ($45).

Pauline takes leave of all her cares as she basks in a beachside atrium. Her fishnet suit is from Gottex ($68).

Elle can paddle her own canoe, but it's nice to get help from the green-garlanded guys at the Tiipoto Rowing Club. Her suit is by Gabar ($36).

Under the shower go Mataihau Taraufau and spraymate Paulina, in a suit by Gottex ($42), at the Hotel Kia Ora in Moorea.

While watching a dance group do its stuff at the Hotel Bora Bora, Elle, whose swimsuit is by Gideon Oberson ($54), discovers that even the littlest natives are friendly.

Right there over the rainbow loom Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora's prime peaks. Also multihued is Coco's suit from Keiko ($50).

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