Paulana Laomonier, Founder of Black People Will Swim.

Luminaries v2: Interview with Paulana Lamonier

After learning how to swim, Paulana Lamonier, nurtured her love for swimming and became inspired to help others overcome their fear of water and the stereotypes that say that Black people don't swim. Our founder, Anastasia White, had the honor of hosting Paulana in this important discussion.
July 20, 2022
crescent bleu Maya ruffled swim top and Cheeky bikini bottom

Fall In Love With the Women Who Inspire Us

Our swimsuits bear a quiet inspiration in their names. They allude to Black women whose lives continue to serve as validation and inspiration for me while bringing crescent bleu™ to life. For the first time, I’m sharing the personal significance behind a select few.
February 04, 2022
Arame Fall in crescent bleu eco-swimwear bikini sitting rooftop poolside

Luminaries v1: Interview with Arame Fall

Anastasia was in conversation with the always stunning Arame Fall, LA model and inspiring beauty. We're excited to feature this exchange with Arame in v1 of Luminaries: Inspiring Interviews, highlighting women who embody the fullness of self that we celebrate. Read on to know more about Arame's path to modeling, her roots, her artistic endeavors and much more.
May 16, 2021
Model smiling wearing crescent bleu black Maya Ruffle Swim top & black Cheeky Bikini bottom.

Earth Day Every Day

Sustainability is a committed way of thinking and innovating. In this Earth Day blog we discuss the pillars to our everyday sustainability focus where people and planet are prioritized.
April 22, 2021
crescent bleu founder Anastasia White in Bali


You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to flourish in all-encompassing love. We posted a Self Care Bingo prompt with small but impactful acts of self love you can do every day. Buying myself flowers is a personal favorite & quickly uplifts my mind & my space. In the spirit of celebrating love, I have a gift for you...
February 12, 2021


In a virtual ribbon cutting in New York Times 10/12 Sunday edition, we were celebrated in the good company of bold new businesses that launched in 2020- a feat “difficult even in the best of times.” View the list and read more on three innovative new businesses in the main feature here.
February 12, 2021