The term ‘sexy’ has always been a weird one for me. I’m not really sure why – maybe it’s my tomboyish dress sense. Or maybe it’s because I want people to take me seriously, and being a ‘model’ who also obviously tries to be ‘sexy’ puts me into a category too quickly.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to say that I don’t put in any effort into my appearance. I want my body to be toned, I want to have clear skin, I want to dress well. I also know that there are countless women out there who are sexy and who pull it off effortlessly. But I don’t feel like that woman is me. There’s just something about obviously trying to create sex appeal that feels, well, like I’m forcing myself to wear a pair of shoes that don’t quite fit. ‘Sexy’ has never been a word that runs through my mind when I get dressed in the morning, and it’s definitely the last word I think about when putting on bathers. I just want to look nice without feeling like I tried too hard, you know? (Inner monologue: that’s not revolutionary, Emilia. Pretty much all women want that).
Basically the point I’m trying to get to is that when I look for bathers, I look for those that flatter my body and suit my dress sense. I’ve bought a myriad of bathers in the past which didn’t suit my dress sense and hence were never worn – floral and frilly, I’m looking at you. Ideally, I just want a pair of bathers that make me feel like myself. Enter Her The Label. I pretty much wore their triangle bikinis to death last summer and this black one piece has double the fabric thickness (read: smoothing), a low cut back and an understated aesthetic that makes a girl like me want to hang out at the beach all day long.
WEARING: Her The Label ‘Jac’ One Piece.
Hello! It's the year 2015 and although we may not have everything Back to the Future promised us, it is in fact a new year and I think it's going to be a good one. I just got some rolls of film developed from the Christmas/New Years break, which probably feels like a long time ago now (especially if you're in Melbourne today where the weather is cold and grey) but going through these photos brought on some serious nostalgia of the hot sun and the smell of sweat, beer and SF 50+, so I hope it arouses some summer holidays memories of your own. I'm excited for this year and I hope you are too. Let's make it good.
C/meo Collective dress, The Fifth hat, Fjallraven Kanken backpack, Vintage Garth t-shirt, Unif.M denim top, Acne pants, Jaggar skirt, Acne jumper, Common Projects sneakers.