Veet ambassador, model and swimwear designer Natasha Oakley talks to MiNDFOOD about picking the perfect bikini and her new initiative promoting a positive body image among women.
Australians are hot right now in the US. How long have you been there and how do you find the beaches compared to Australia?
Itâ€™s no secret that Americans love Aussies. I have lived in the US collectively for six years, between Miami, Hawaii and California. The US definitely has some great beaches but its hard to beat Australiaâ€™s beaches, we are definitely a little bit spoilt.
What do you see as the top bikini trends for the season?
Definitely Neoprene, zips, mesh panelling and the newest trend I noticed at Miami Swim Week were really stylish rashies! I think weâ€™ll definitely be seeing this trend on Sydneyâ€™s beaches this coming summer with us Aussies being so conscious of sun protection.
What are your top tips when selecting a bikini?
Find what fits right, the size on the label is not always the best indication of whether your bikini is fitting right or not. Also follow our guide â€śYour body type, your bikiniâ€ť
Tell us about A Bikini A Day. How are you using the site to present a positive body image to women?
A Bikini A Day has become so much more than the â€śbikini of the dayâ€ť to not only Devin and I but to woman all over the world. We encourage women to embrace their natural curves and feel confident with their bikini body, the things that most women see as â€śimperfectionsâ€ť shouldnâ€™t be see as so they are part of who we are and something we all have in common.
What do you miss most about Australia when youâ€™re away?
I think Australia is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I am always a little bit homesick for the beaches of Sydney and Byron Bay (where we have a second home).
Tell us about your daily fitness routine. Â
We have just released our fitness series.
Where we have revealed our personal workouts for everyone to give it a go. I think working out is about finding something that you enjoy to keep active, I love being out doors and wonâ€™t punish myself if I want to have a day off. Being healthy is about balancing your lifestyle, physically and mentally.
Natasha is the ambassador of the new Veet Natural Inspirations range, a collection of divine smelling hair removal solutions for your face and body, infused with ingredients such as she butter and aloe vera.