TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT SOMMER SWIM
I came on board with Sommer Swim 3 years ago when the brand was just starting to explode onto the international swimwear scene. We’re a small, tight-knit team so it's important to be able to jump into different roles and adapt quickly when challenges present. My role entails PR and Marketing, coordinating our international celebrity gifting and taking care of any press enquiries as well as assisting with scouting new talent to build brand presence. I also take care of the fun stuff, Customer Service. For all you ladies out there contacting us, you’ll be chatting with me! I think being a small team allows us to guarantee the customer service experience is a pleasant one.
WHAT DOES AN AVERAGE WORK DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
As a team, we are often remote from each other. At the moment Anna, our founder and Creative Director is in Spain while Sequoia our Digital Marketing Coordinator is in Queensland and I’m situated in country Victoria for some family time – so we’re competing with time zones and chatting when we can. It actually makes it a nice way to work at times, early mornings I can catch Anna before she goes to sleep for anything important that needs to be pushed out, then swing into the day to complete the admin related tasks before sending updates at days end. It's all about communication and making remote roles work!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Without a doubt - the opportunities to travel and see the world. I’m 100% a sun worshiper and I’m happiest in tropical spots and sun-drenched seasons. I’ll be teased a little for always chasing the sun, but in reality, my job allows me to do that. I spend my time between the Bali base, Europe, South Africa and at home in Australia dependent on the seasons, so I consider myself really lucky to experience so many special places.
YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE LATEST COLLECTION?
I’m bottom heavy and a little light up top, so my favourite pieces are always minimalistic styles that compliment and don’t hide my figure. I love the GISELE and IMAN combo for every-day, the UMA and JANE for a classic set (swap out for the CECE Bandeau if you are tanning for sans tan lines) and the DULCE Bottom for some spice.
YOUR ULTIMATE SUMMER VACATION LOOKS LIKE…
I can’t go past European summer for the ultimate vacation! Grab your best friend, book some dreamy destinations (but not too many – I find allowing for random changes and unexpected stops is the best way to travel) and soak it all up. Some of my favourite stops in Europe are - Mykonos to relax and party, Barcelona for culture and cuisine, the Amalfi coast for jaw-dropping views and the best beach clubs and Ibiza for insane parties plus serious style inspiration from the beaches to the bars! I love places that I can combine my sun addiction with some shopping, just a little sightseeing and tucked away spots to enjoy tasty cheese platters and local wines!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE SOMMER SWIM CAMPAIGN SHOOT LOCATION?
Our current collection "A Myconian Vacation" shot in Mykonos, Greece has been by far my favourite to date. Previously we’ve shot a couple of times in Italy at breathtaking spots, but the shoot location and crew we had in Mykonos really set the bar high! We had a stunning villa with ocean views and literally created the ultimate girl’s weekend – with glamazon Victoria Germyn and the incredible Moa Aberg prancing from poolside activities to lounging at iconic Ftelia Beach Club and later getting some amazing content on a vintage jet ski down at one of the stunning beach coves nearby. We’ve shot with renowned photographer Cameron Hammond and his wife Rachel Gill for the past few campaigns. This husband and wife team are such a pleasure to work with and an inspiration to watch. Magic literally happens on shoots and they are by far the most enjoyable part of the job for me!