Back in October, I headed up to Hamilton Island for the weekend with one of my besties for some quality island time. It was her first trip to the Whitsundays so we jumped on a tour and sailed out to Whitehaven Beach – a picture perfect paradise that’s been voted the number one beach in Australia and the third best in the world.
I popped this monochrome bikini not planning on shooting it. After three months of back to back travel across Indonesia, Thailand and Hawaii, where we shot all day every day I needed a break. Which is why other than taking regular tourist shots, this trip was meant to be a semi-media blackout. We snapped these off in five minutes before running back across the powdery white sand back to the boat.
That’s what I love about this bikini – it’s farrrshion, but you can actually do real stuff in it. I’ve worn it in the surf and snorkelling a few times, and it doesn’t budge. As you know, I’m a sucker for black and white bikinis – they just work under everything. This particular one is pretty special. Instead of your usual lycra, it’s made from a woven fabric which gives it a chic European vibe. I can see it pared with oversized dark sunnies, a wide-brimmed black hat and a massive glass of Rosé. If you’re after something a bit more summery, it also comes in an awesome neon yellow and grey colour combination.
Photography by Janine Poon.