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Cynthia Rowley and her husband, gallerist Bill Powers, are known to have an affinity for contemporary art.

A BLING THING: Talk about spending your way out of a recession: Selfridges has just unveiled a 2,000 pound, or $3,000, Swarovski crystal-encrusted bikini, dubbed the bling-kini, which will go on sale Monday. Designed by Pistol Panties, the multicolored swimsuit is joined from bust to base with sparkly gold rope. It is on display under a glass case. Three are available now, and the waiting list is already full. “We had one woman in our Notting Hill store who wanted to wear the piece to a fabulous party in Ibiza,” said a spokeswoman for Pistol Panties. “We think that there is definitely a demand for blingy products such as this one.” Last week, Selfridges reported a 33 percent increase in swimwear sales year-on-year. “There is still a huge demand for these kinds of [blingy] pieces,” said a Selfridges spokeswoman.


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