Our Story

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nono by noelle is a children’s swimwear collection founded with the vision of raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research while inspiring young artists undergoing cancer treatment.

Each season nono by noelle will sponsor young artists in cancer treatment and encourage fine art as an outlet by supplying canvases, paints and brushes to bring life to their creativity. The hope is that through the art scholarships children will be inspired to create and love art during a difficult time in their lives. nono by noelle will embrace at least one child as the collection’s featured artist and share their artwork on the fabrics of the new season’s swimwear. A portion of all the proceeds from the sales will be donated to childhood cancer research.

All of nono by noelle’s swimsuits are UV protected UPF 50+ and available in sizes XXS(2-3),     XS(4-5), S(6-7), M(8-9) and L(10-12). nono by noelle is proudly made with love in the USA.

ABOUT

Designer: Noelle Vazzano (http://www.noelleswimwear.com/), nono’s style director, is a New York City based fashion designer that debuted her signature women’s swimwear collection, noelle, this past Spring 2011. She has an extensive background and incredible talent as a designer and her fashions are currently sold in the Four Seasons Resort in Kona and Maui, luxury boutiques on the East and West coasts and online with fashion retail giant Anthropologie and style icons Free People and Sirene. noelle swimwear got national attention early this year when noelle’s caley one-piece was featured on The Today Show – Kathy Lee and Hoda’s BeachParty. noelle has also been featured in Complex magazine and in US Weekly gracing the body of bombshell Halle Berry.

Vazzano became inspired to create the young brand, nono by noelle, by the story of long time friend Jamie Weniger’s daughter, Devon Lynn.

Artist: Devon Lynn (age 5) is nono by noelle’s inspiration and featured artist for the 2011/2012 swimwear collection. Devon has been an active and passionate painter since a very young age and in April of 2008, when she was 22 months old, Devon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. During her chemotherapy treatments, her gift for painting blessed her with a creative outlet and at just 5 years old, Devon’s love for art has taken her on some amazing journeys. In the last two years, she has been a featured artist in three major fundraising projects- Circus Couture, I AM SNOWBOARDING and Milk & Cookies Kids Art Show + TOMS Kids for Kids collection launch. Devon is currently in remission and completed her 2 1/2 year chemotherapy treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 23, 2010.

Inspired by Devon’s courage and creativity, Jamie and Noelle decided to utilize her gift to help other children battling childhood cancer. Devon’s collection of paintings on canvas and skateboard decks using acrylic paints and paint pens have been digitized and the prints sublimated onto nylon/Lycra swimwear fabric. The resulting fabric for nono by noelle is vivid and rich in color and design, entirely unique and for all young girls size 2T-12.

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  • nono by noelle's flower icon is the Rosy Periwinkle, a pretty plant native to the Old World tropics of Madagascar. In the 1950's, Rosy Periwinkle was discovered to contain two main alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine, that have the unique ability to keep certain kinds of cancerous cells from reproducing. Vincristine is one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of childhood leukemia and has helped increase the survival rate for childhood leukemia from 10% to 95%.