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 by Seafolly Swimwear on, but I wasn’t 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 Seafolly 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.
Seafolly ‘Mod Club’ bikini and Maui Jim ‘Maui Cat III’ sunglasses in tortoise.
Photography by Janine Poon.