Here at WAH HQ we love to mix it up. With our latest collection The Catalyst seeing vibrant new prints and more athletic, innovative shapes, we thought why not add some amazingness to the mix. Monochrome. Minimalist. Simple. Elegant. Just a few ways to describe our latest and exclusive capsule collection; CHROMA.
Shot on our journey around the stunning national treasure Hamilton Island by Sebastian Kriete and featuring our favourite go to WAH babes Margot Bushueva and Olga Yalanskaya, CHROMA epitomises the ultimate modern, minimalist beach babe. The capsule is chic and contemporary with two distance styles. Whether you are an ‘all black everything’ kinda girl or love a #whiteout, CHROMA is the perfect combination of black & white bliss. Featuring the Bra Bikini and Racer Zip One Piece we aimed to combine modern minimalism with monochrome elegance.
CHROMA adds a whole new level of versatility to our latest collection and we are so incredibly excited to see these designs on our very handsome customers. So don’t forget to tag both @wearehandsomeswimwear & @wearehandsome on Instagram to show off your CHROMA style and tweet us @wearehandsome .
Shop the collection exclusive to our e-boutique here.
The weather is starting to warm up here in Australia and whilst we know that somewhere in the world it is summer, we are starting to adventure outdoors and get back into our summer fitness regime. We always love to find a way to combine summer and fitness. For a while now we have had a slight obsession with Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
Now I get those who are hesitant to jump on this band wagon…why wouldn’t you just surf instead huh? We do love to surf don’t get us wrong, but Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP as it commonly called, lets you take in all the summer sights along the way. It is the perfect combination of core strength, endurance cardio and summer fun. All the benefits of regular exercise without actually feeling like exercise.
An SUP workout can vary from level entry on a very calm flat water bay, to riding the big waves out with the surfers or a mixture of both. All of which work your core and challenge both your cardio and endurance strength. If you are really keen there is a new combo of Yoga and SUP. Yep. Yoga on a paddle board. Taking balance to a whole new level.
For me, I enjoy a good paddle board session on a calm day. There is nothing like paddling out, crystal clear aqua water beneath me, sun shining down and all the while my abs and core are getting a workout. Obviously with all the summer vibes surrounding me, I am always too distracted to realise that I am actually working out. Plus if I get tired, I can simply stop, relax, lay down on the board and catch a tan. MY KIND OF EXERCISE!
So change up your exercise routine this summer and go and grab yourself an SUP. If you don’t want to buy one, most surf shops rent them out for fun. Get on this bandwagon!
Now I am well aware that every year about this time (post winter), I catch a second wind and decide that this will be my time to get healthy. I guess winter really does a number me. I get sick of being sick and tired of being tired and vow to change my ways. So I have reintroduced one old faithful super food back into my diet. Having an Acai Bowl a day will surely keep the doctor away. Monday Mantras.
Why an Acai Bowl?
An Acai berry is called a super food for a reason. Full of antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and packed full of Vitamin E, Acai helps to build your immunity, increase your energy and helps to fight any foreign chemicals that may attack your body. If you are like me and have had a good dose of antibiotics this winter, then Acai Berry will help your body to recover and renew.
An Acai bowl is a delicious mix of Acai berries, banana, protein, strawberries and coconut water. What I love about this base, is how filling and nourishing it is. You are getting the benefits of the Acai, plus all of the vitamins and sweet taste of the other ingredients.
Then you get to play with your toppings! The fun part! Add berries, chia, granola, yogurt, kiwi, anything you like! Healthy, fun and delicious. What more could you want in a breakfast or snack?! You will feel sustained for most of the day until your next big meal, which will help you to avoid sugar based or starchy carbs.
Base – Blend ingredients together
4 packs frozen Açaí berry puree – you can grab this at your local health food shop
2 cups of organic coconut water
1 cup organic/natural frozen strawberries/berries (avoid the supermarket variety)
2 tbsp protein powder
Topping- amount to your liking
So if you are like me and have had a rough winter, an acai bowl is such a simple thing you can do for the greater good of your health. Plus look how pretty it is! Who wouldn’t want to eat that!?
Recently we stumbled across the extremely talented Heather Lafleur who is the brains behind Blumenbabe Illustration. As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Heather has worked as an award-winning corporate designer for a range of international branding agencies in NYC, Toronto, and Zürich before opening her own studio, Lafleur Design, in Munich. She is obviously one talented lady! Describing herself as an “avid doodler and journal keeper” Lafleur combines her love of drawing & creative writing with what’s trending in the world of fashion and design.
Loving flamingos and fashion just as much as we do, Heather created this rendition of The Bahamas print from our collection Tropic Of Babylon. We thought it was so cool we just had to share it with you! We always appreciate a handsome interpretation and discovering talented, creative individuals like Heather is certainly a bonus.
To view more of her incredible work follow Heathers instagram @blumenbabe.
Our new collection ‘The Catalyst” is finally here. We are extremely excited to release this collection as things are a little different, as you may notice. The collection sees our aesthetic taken to whole new level. With more athletic shapes and strong silhouettes as well as new and inspired prints ‘The Catalyst’ is exactly that, a catalyst for change.
Always inspired by our search for the never-ending summer and respect for nature, the collection of unique prints range from playful to fierce. We decided that it was time to change it up, with racer neck lines, strong panelling, cropped rashies and of course a hint of resort wear, the collection has a something for everyone. What we love about this collection is that it is a daring as it is demure. Think cocktails on the beach, lazing by the pool meets jet skiing, paddling boarding and surfing. The collection caters the ultimate We Are Handsome woman. Strong, feminine, feisty and active.
Now you may have noticed that every now and again, we head off on a little ‘workation’ to shoot our latest look book. With Odyssey Rising shot in The Maldives we thought ‘How could we possibly top that?’ turns out, we did. We jetted off the homegrown paradise of Hamilton Island in The Whitsundays, Queensland. We played on the white sandy beaches, drank cocktails, floated around and on the Great Barrier Reef and all along the way we took a few pictures. Ok maybe more than a few. It really is a hard life. Inspired by Jeremy’s all time favourite photographer Slim Aarons, our look book pays homage to 60s and 70s hotel and beach lifestyle. It’s playful, it’s fun, it’s handsome. See for yourself.
Shot by the talented Sebastian Kriete and filmed by Anthony MacFarlane ‘The Catalyst’ was brought to life by our favourite babe Margot Bushueva and the beautiful Olga Yalanskaya. What more could we ask for? Perfection
See all the Behind the Scenes action below.