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Summer Guide 2011: The Swimsuit Edition 

You know summertime is right around the corner when the temperature starts rising and people start wearing less clothing. Consequently, Creative Loafing presents our Summer Guide 2011: Swimsuit Edition, guaranteed to help you kick off the hot weather months right. But if you're looking for the typical Sports Illustrated-type models in thongs, you've come to the wrong place. The folks we're featuring are some of Charlotte's rising stars, including local musicians, a burlesque dancer and even a viral video sensation.

Check out our salute to all things vintage, as our models sport swimsuits from the 1960s, '70s and '80s in some of the city's best retro spots.

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Creative Loafing columnist/TV host Brittney Cason poses in a late-'60s psychedelic mod one-piece from The Rat's Nest (442 E. 36th St.) with media personality Cubby Squires, known for his spoof of Beyonce's hit song 'Single Ladies.' Photo taken at Diamond Restaurant (www.diamondcharlotte.com).

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Athlete, trainer and neo-soul singer Trish Andrews flexes her muscles in an early 1960s-esque two-piece, courtesy of Kitsh-y-Cool Vintage (www.kitschycoolvintage.com) at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. Photo taken at Hong Kong Vintage (www.hongkongvintage.com).

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The members of local band Fat Camp, (left to right) Lee Grutman and Adam Phillips model their own colorful gear, while bassist Philip Shive sports a pair of late 1980s-era JAMS flamingo trunks, from The Rat's Nest (442 E. 36th St.). Photo taken at Pinky's Westside Grill (www.eatatpinkys.com).

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Kaya Stowers, aka burlesque dancer Cherry Von Bomb, flaunts a black faux bikini, circa 1980, courtesy of Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage (www.kitschycoolvintage.com) in Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. Model, poet and actor Toochukwu 'T.C.' Anyahchonkeya dons a pair of green Birdwell Beach Britches from the '70s, found at The Rat's Nest (442 E. 36th St.). Photo taken at The Rat's Nest.

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