The Kini Team

Meet the talented women who make FollowingDory Swimwear what it is.

 
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Owner | Creator | Designer

Dory Bailey, 37

Owner @followingdory_swimwear

Colorado Native

Dory is an all around girly girl with a few rugged edges. Being raised in the west and having a unique and early drive for fashion and travel, she became a local poster child for edgy designs, brining international beauty trends to the US and always pushing limits and expectations. She is fearless when it comes to travel and fashion. She loves the attention and rebellious reputation that sometimes proceeds her. Dory has been to over 40 countries stretching to 5 continents and is always on the hunt for the next new adventure and cutting-edge fashion trends. From her wanderlust lifestyle, her personal wardrobe has accumulated quite the worldly collection! She loves to live her life in bikinis and dress up or down for any occasion! Dory is a mom of a handsome 17 year old, currently pregnant with her second son and has a way with kids everywhere she goes! They are drawn to her like a magnet and she goes out of her way to help others in any which way she can. She falls more and more in love with the planet and other cultures every single day!

Dory is a proud wife of a active duty service member and can be found wondering in fashion districts from NYC to Paris and Munich to Malin. She enjoys attending Oktoberfest, escaping the states as much as possible and jumping on a train solo somewhere in Europe to see where she ends up next, no itinerary necessary! Her Frenchie, Maximus, is also quite the international pooch and she never leaves home without him!

Noy Grey, 41    London Bridge Trading Seamstress and FollowingDory Swimwear Production Manager    Phichit, Thailand    @suphangray     Noy is a talented Seamstress now living in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and 9 year old daughter, Savannah. She is a proud US military spouse living the dream and working in the Seamstress and Tailoring Industry. She is FollowingDory’s main Production Manager and is a natural and perfectionist at her bikini craft! She lives for her family, passion for travel, and her Teacup Pom-poms, Gucci and Buddy!

Noy Grey, 41

London Bridge Trading Seamstress and FollowingDory Swimwear Production Manager

Phichit, Thailand

@suphangray

Noy is a talented Seamstress now living in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and 9 year old daughter, Savannah. She is a proud US military spouse living the dream and working in the Seamstress and Tailoring Industry. She is FollowingDory’s main Production Manager and is a natural and perfectionist at her bikini craft! She lives for her family, passion for travel, and her Teacup Pom-poms, Gucci and Buddy!

Cindy Guillermo Heselton, 28    Prototype Seamstress,    Los Angeles, CA     @    sinnanoms       Cindy Guillermo Heselton has always loved the arts. Drawing and music were early favorites, but in high school fashion became her focus when she taught herself how to sew on her mom's sewing machine, individualizing the dreaded school uniform. In 2007, Cindy began sewing professionally after converting her parent's garage in Los Angeles into a small studio. Slowly, she started working with other like-minded independent designers and artists in the area and abroad, picking up various skills and studying industry standards. Helping other designers develop their ideas into quality products and forming cohesive brands quickly became a specialty. Though Cindy is currently an Assistant Designer for a famous men's street wear company, she continues to freelance for emerging brands, like FollowingDory Swimwear, as well as develop her own pop-culture inspired line!

Cindy Guillermo Heselton, 28

Prototype Seamstress,

Los Angeles, CA

@sinnanoms

Cindy Guillermo Heselton has always loved the arts. Drawing and music were early favorites, but in high school fashion became her focus when she taught herself how to sew on her mom's sewing machine, individualizing the dreaded school uniform. In 2007, Cindy began sewing professionally after converting her parent's garage in Los Angeles into a small studio. Slowly, she started working with other like-minded independent designers and artists in the area and abroad, picking up various skills and studying industry standards. Helping other designers develop their ideas into quality products and forming cohesive brands quickly became a specialty. Though Cindy is currently an Assistant Designer for a famous men's street wear company, she continues to freelance for emerging brands, like FollowingDory Swimwear, as well as develop her own pop-culture inspired line!

Josie Wilton, 32    Photographer    New Zealand Native     @shotbyjosie     As a native of New Zealand, Josie’s work emulates her home land: Wild, beautiful, unique and innovative. Although she was trained at a premier photography school, her award winning work is anything but textbook. She is passionate about highlighting women’s innate beauty, while distilling images that future generations will cherish. When not shooting she can be found roaming the beaches with her Frenchie, Bam Bam, hunting out vintage dresses or hiking out in the mountains with her family... bam bam in tow. She is a proud military spouse and Mum to an adorable little guy named Everette. Check out her work!     https://www.shotbyjosie.com

Josie Wilton, 32

Photographer

New Zealand Native

@shotbyjosie

As a native of New Zealand, Josie’s work emulates her home land: Wild, beautiful, unique and innovative. Although she was trained at a premier photography school, her award winning work is anything but textbook. She is passionate about highlighting women’s innate beauty, while distilling images that future generations will cherish. When not shooting she can be found roaming the beaches with her Frenchie, Bam Bam, hunting out vintage dresses or hiking out in the mountains with her family... bam bam in tow. She is a proud military spouse and Mum to an adorable little guy named Everette. Check out her work!

https://www.shotbyjosie.com

 

Models

 
Skylar Muntz, 21    Model - Norfolk, Virginia     @skylarmuntz

Skylar Muntz, 21

Model - Norfolk, Virginia

@skylarmuntz

Jessica Swain-Garcia, 25    Model - Ocean View, Virginia    @alwaysthetallest

Jessica Swain-Garcia, 25

Model - Ocean View, Virginia

@alwaysthetallest

Liz Parrella, 28    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Native American    @liz_moonshine

Liz Parrella, 28

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Native American

@liz_moonshine

Tiece King, 20    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Russia    @tiecelovespink

Tiece King, 20

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Russia

@tiecelovespink

Kristan Cobb, 28    Model - Franklin, Virginia    @kristan_rebecca

Kristan Cobb, 28

Model - Franklin, Virginia

@kristan_rebecca

Donia Haddad, 30    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Palestine    @donia_ 88 _

Donia Haddad, 30

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Palestine

@donia_88_

Emma Rosenblum, 20    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia    @emmarosenblum

Emma Rosenblum, 20

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia

@emmarosenblum

Katie Chierepko, 18    Model - New York, New York    @chierepk0

Katie Chierepko, 18

Model - New York, New York

@chierepk0

Emmie Erwin, 23    Model - Richmond, Virginia     @emmieerwin

Emmie Erwin, 23

Model - Richmond, Virginia

@emmieerwin

Sammantha Gardner, 18    Model - Ocean View, Virginia    @clammmysammmy

Sammantha Gardner, 18

Model - Ocean View, Virginia

@clammmysammmy

Ashley Daley, 23    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia    @ashley_daley

Ashley Daley, 23

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia

@ashley_daley

Sara Brock, 26    Model - Fairfax Station, Virginia    @sarabrock1

Sara Brock, 26

Model - Fairfax Station, Virginia

@sarabrock1

Alilliana Reyes, 20    Model - Maui, Hawaii     @alilliana_reyes

Alilliana Reyes, 20

Model - Maui, Hawaii

@alilliana_reyes

Charisse Briguera, 25    Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Philippines    @yesitscharisse

Charisse Briguera, 25

Model - Virginia Beach, Virginia / Philippines

@yesitscharisse

Marina Anta, 30    Model - St. Petersburg, Russia    @mrs.anta

Marina Anta, 30

Model - St. Petersburg, Russia

@mrs.anta

Maximus Bailey, 6   International FDS Bikini Mascot  Virginia Beach, Virginia / France   @_the_ fatimus_maximus _

Maximus Bailey, 6

International FDS Bikini Mascot

Virginia Beach, Virginia / France

@_the_fatimus_maximus_

Becca Perrel, 32   Virginia Beach, VA

Becca Perrel, 32

Virginia Beach, VA

Nina Lugo, 21   Virginia Beach, VA

Nina Lugo, 21

Virginia Beach, VA

Brooke Johnson, 31   Virginia Beach, VA

Brooke Johnson, 31

Virginia Beach, VA