photos by Zanita Morgan and myself
The reality is that one doesn’t actually spend their time roaming the jungle in wetsuits and neoprene swimwear to go – Sri Panwa‘s infinity pools are a much preferred mode of escaping Phuket’s swirling humidity in the late afternoon. And so, in the name of swimwear that will certainly become your Summer staples over the next three months (sorry, Northern Hemisphere – you’ll just have to plan a holiday to paradise), I present a few of my favourite shots from the final editorial that Zanita and I shot together at Sri Panwa – half in our private pool overlooking Cape Panwa, and half in one of the luxury residences’ three pools. Three.
You read correctly.
And we carry on living life.
We picked out some pieces to shoot (alongside my Lisa Marie Fernandez and ATG obsessions) that we felt are going to be kicking hard as the mercury rises. Pandas on your backside are essential, though other wildlife will also suffice. One-pieces are back and better than the poor fallen bikini. Rashies tops are no longer a thing of the 90s – most flattering when dripping wet, and will emanate surfer girl vibes. Whether this is the truth is completely irrelevant.
So, given that I’m responsible for your happiness, have some bathers to get you through Summer:
2: We Are Handsome Panda Bikini
I’m now back in Sydney and I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a comedown from paradise it is to be sitting in a classroom for six hours a day, learning how to sue people. For now, I’ll take comfort in sunset reminiscence and 5-star swan-about daydreams.
Until we meet again, Sri Panwa…