Today I want to talk about a bathing suit. And not just a regular bathing suit, but the perfect and only bathing suit that I need. Yes, this is a big statement, but let me explain…
Growing up, I never felt 100% comfortable with my chest, so I would buy the most push-up bras (even though there really wasn’t much to push up). This resulted in me wearing uncomfortable bras and trying to make myself seem like someone I wasn’t. This insecurity was heightened in the Summer when I would go swimming with friends. I had a hard time finding a bathing suit that made me feel confident. In the past couple of years, I’ve grown to love my body the way it is but I was still on the hunt for the perfect bathing suit. Thankfully, I found Fortnight Swim.
Fortnight is a lingerie brand made in Toronto that focuses on creating pieces that are structured to fit right. The designs are classic and they use high-quality fabrics for the right purpose. They recently came out with a 5 piece all black SWIM line that was made for me. Let me disclose that I love anything high-waisted, so the High Waist Bottom was an automatic yes for me. Paired with the Longline Bikini Top, I finally found my perfect bathing suit.
This was my first time getting a bathing suit top that had ZERO padding. I was nervous about how it was going to look, but once I tried it on, all I could say was wow! Fortnight’s focus on structure makes all the difference; their pieces flatter and support your girls no matter their size.
After my creative rut, I was renewed with inspiration and wanted to work with someone who shared my vision for this shoot. I reached out to a lady whose work I’ve been admiring recently: Monica Thi. I met Monica a couple months ago at an event and have been following her Instagram ever since. When I sent her my inspiration for the shoot, she was 100% in and knew what I was going for. We decided to shoot at my grandparent’s pool; thankfully they had tons of crystal glasses that made for the perfect props. Of course, we had to accessorize with fruit and we also added some delicious white wine by Raven Conspiracy to sip on.
We picked one of the hottest days to shoot, but the pictures turned out amazingggg! They’re some of my favourite blog photos ever. If you’re still looking for your perfect bathing suit, it isn’t too late – check out Fortnight Swim!