Fresh into the country I got to spend a some time with the stunning Ellen Koivisto from Chic Management.
"My favourite bikini is this little white one by Ark Swimwear.
I love the way the light colour contrasts against my skin, reminding me of my Maori roots and ancestry.
I love pulling the bottoms up over my hip bones, so I feel like an 80's beach babe.
I love that this bikini has lasted a very long time, enduring at least three years of countless days of wear and tear through salt, sun, sand, sea and sweat, and it still holds up well :)
Simple and reliable.
This bikini makes me feel comfortable, which I think is so important when it comes to body confidence and being comfortable (and proud!) in our own skin. Beauty is shown through diversity and uniqueness, so why don't we all embrace our differences a little more? Just because the general media may mainly project images of a single particular body type does not mean that it is any more beautiful or desirable than any other body type.
Everyone can try to be someone else, but only you can truly be yourself, so be proud, be confident & be comfortable as your own unique self."
I got to spend the morning with Loli from Que models this week & her favourite bikini from Torikina Daze.
“My favourite bikini is from Torakina daze in Brunswick Heads. I love that it’s a classic black bikini that’s comfortable, sporty and on trend. Its thick bands and stylish knots make me feel as if I can confidently take on the surf and look good at the same time.”
For this ongoing series I wanted to create some timeless imagery where the models feel most comfortable within themselves & their outfits. I will be asking them to bring their favourite pieces of beach wear, be it a bikini, sunglasses, hats, or summer dresses!
Enjoy & remember to keep checking back in for new updates to this over the year!
Model - Rosie Tupper - IMG World Wide
Styling - Leigh Wiliams
Hair & Make-Up - Satya Schmitz
Photography - Wade Edwards