Our Muses

Drawing inspiration from iconic women, throughout time, every piece of Bossa Swim is named after a woman whose Bossa motivates us to be the women we are today.


Always changing, evolving and learning new lessons, Elke is a versatile woman who lives her truth and has a very “go with the flow” approach to life.

She celebrates cultural differences and welcomes divergent opinions. She is as straightforward as she
is genuine.


The definition of femme fatale.

Ursula is that girl who radiates self-confidence and is not shy about taking advantage of her womanly wiles. Her beauty is a powerful tool, used to open doors and disarm whoever approaches her.


With an infectious smile, Marianne is the beautiful stranger that lures you in with her soft raspy voice and charming ways.

She knows how to get what she
wants and she’s definitely not afraid to explore every possibility life
throws her way.


Françoise is the girl people can’t help but adore. She is the life of the party, always dancing the night away. With a naturally loving nature, she is quick to laugh and to make new friends.

For whatever reason, it is virtually impossible not to fall in love with her.


Herself is the only person Leila knows how to be.

She can be brutally honest, and she’s never apologetic. Her forwardness is often deemed unnerving, but she believes it is her frankness in the way she expresses her desires that leads her in the right path.


A little bit of samba, a little bit of jazz.

Nara is an original, there’s no one like her. A difficult person to read, she angers some and amazes others. Her uniqueness comes from her wild manners and carefree lifestyle.


With the voice of an angel and the disposition of a true diva, Elis was put on this earth to shine brighter than any star in the sky. She could have been anything she wished to be, yet she chose to be free. 

Her story gives hope to those  willing to dream big.


Queen of the dance floor, Carmen is a true bombshell with fire in her soul and samba on her feet. She is proud of her origins and it shows.

Seductive, full of energy and high on life, she will make you long for freedom and dream of carnival in Rio.


Mia is a kind soul with a smile as big as her heart. Petit and delicate looking as she may be, her courage is what stands out the most.

Her bravery and thirst for adventure push her forward while her faith in people keeps her grounded.


A Motor City gift to the world.

Although Diane can be private,  when she enters a room, it only takes a few words from her and everyone is helpless to not want to dance. Unsurpassed in talents and class. 


A storyteller, she chooses her  words carefully and carries herself with subtle confidence. It may seem counterintuitive that Catherine doesn’t believe in fairytales, but it doesn’t bother her - she prefers the real world anyway.    


Is a free spirit, an independent woman not bound by rules and social norms.

She creates her own destiny and indulges in her passions, but can also show empathy and compassion towards others. Her styled is copied by many, matched by none.


Beautiful – and she knows it.
Jane is not afraid to acknowledge her feminine power and is keenly aware of it.

Her natural sense of style is a built-in feature, no matter where she goes. Some find her too risqué, but her confidence is greatly admired.


Sharon is an avid explorer, a world traveler that navigates through life
with courage and grace.

She seems oblivious of her impact on others and can be misinterpreted as being distant and aloof, but her heart shines bright when her soul is touched


Equal parts sexy and casual,
Audrey’s sweet disposition attracts both men and women. She presents herself with an easy playfulness that makes her relatable and always fun to be around.

You will find her surrounded
by people at all times.


Exuding an air of mystery
and seduction, her flawless
public facade masks her true self.
You will only see what she wants you to see, but don’t let her fearlessness fool you: she wears her heart on her sleeve and allows her vulnerabilities to be a source of strength.


Her soul reflects her beauty.

Sophia is a seeker of light; she looks for the beauty within and finds joy in life’s simplest occurrences: the changing colors of the sky, the gentle touch of a cool breeze on her face, the smell of freshly baked bread in the mornings…


A woman who knows her worth and is not afraid to fight for her dreams: Aretha has a fierce heart and a brave soul, she accepts life’s challenges with her head high and turns sorrow into strength.

She doesn’t need to wait for a hero, she is her own savior.


Acutely perceptive and naturally instinctive, Veruschka has the ability
to triumph in the face of adversity.

She thrives under pressure and is grateful for the lessons life has bestowed on her. This is a woman who knows how to truly live in the moment.


She's the type of woman that uses her voice to stand up for what is right, no matter how uncomfortable the conversation might be. Of course ANGELA is an icon for her style, but even more importantly, for her mind. 


She is naturally beautiful and effortlessly unapologetic for being her.


She is seductive and fierce and she is a queen; she is the woman everyone aspires to be.

PAM doesn't back down from a challenge and she uses her charismatic energy to get noticed in every scene. 


Pat treats everyday as if it's a runway walk. Her shameless strut is sometimes mistaken for arrogance but trust, she is nothing of the sort. She is confident but humble and radiates positive energy.


A mover and a shaker who never settles for commonalities.

Mary’s innovation spirit has always landed her ahead of the curve and quite naturally, creates trends that every woman idolizes. She’s unapologetically, her, and never afraid to be the one to lead the way and show off a little, while doing so.


Multi-talented and multi-dimensional, Pattie does it all.

She’s never met a challenge she can’t conquer and makes everything look so effortless; but trust, she has worked hard and loved even harder to become the woman she is today.


An icon whose looks defined the standard of beauty.

She didn’t intended to turn heads everywhere she goes, but Twiggy is truly captivating. Her natural uniqueness is seductive and her lighthearted charm, alluring.  


Always a cocktail in hand, Julie is the life of the party.

Her style and her personality are playful, vibrant and distinct. She is effortlessly her at all times and really knows how to work a crowd. While she’s humble, she is not afraid to stand out and grab your attention.


No one has loved harder than Anita.

She finds the good in everyone she encounters, no matter man or woman, she loves to love. Even the smallest of flings are monumental for her. She sees every experience as something to grow from and fluidly moves with passion throughout her life, sometimes leaving the ones behind in heartbreak.


A jet-setter, a socialite and a philanthropist.

Sure, her birthright gave her access but make no mistake, Jackie built her empire all on her own. While the sophisticated, luxurious life Jaqueline lives could make anyone in her shoes pretentious, Jackie is relatable, humble and giving in her everyday encounters. She finds so much joy in helping others and strives to shine light on all the darkness in the world.



A cultural revolutionary, Nancy is always the leader of the pack.

Her friends look to her advice on everything from beauty to sex and strangers admire her for that simple coolness she exudes. Nancy always has it together and even when she’s unsure of things, she never doubts her ability to figure it out and be confident in everything she does.  


Donyale is never afraid to be the first because she knows she will not be the last.

A pioneer in every aspect of her life, Donyale is constantly, inadvertently,  shaping the way women do things. Her essence is infectious and it’s what gets her anything and everything she wants.


Sexy, Sensual, Seductive… and the list goes on.

Peggy has the ability to become everyone’s muse. Her seductive looks paired with her signature style and edgy manner make her the most intriguing woman you’ve come across. She makes you fall in love at first glace.  



Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, freemason and civil rights activist.

Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.

Her performance in the revue Un vent de folie in 1927 caused a sensation in Paris. Her costume, consisting of only a short skirt of artificial bananas and a beaded necklace, became an iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920s.


Grace Beverly Jones OJ (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award.

Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Solange, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.

In 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th greatest dance club artist of all time.