This Sunday we are desperately clinging on to the remaining days of summer with swimwear designer, Katinka Somers. Katinka along with her husband, Jeremy, founded their brand, We Are Handsome back in 2009, since then their line of innovative prints and colourful swimwear creations have gained a cult global following as well as celeb fans Beyoncé, Diane Kruger and Rihanna. Today we catch up with Australia based Katinka on all things beauty, travel and mixing business with pleasure….
Sunday Brunch Spot:
Café Sopra by Fratelli Fresh. I love booking a private room and spending my Sundays with our friends over their delicious Italian shared meals.
Bliss out treatment:
Indulging in a Thai massage.
A beautiful bottle of red wine.
Saturday Night - Dancing till dawn or takeaway and a movie?
Hosting a dinner party for our close friends, enjoying a couple of bottles of good red wine, the dogs under foot and conversation filling the air.
My favorite beauty products
Favourite day of the week:
Our days are so varied and fun so I look forward to every day! Yes, even Mondays! I love the freshness that comes with a Monday.
My top health and fitness tip:
Learn a new technique or skill every now and then, it’ll ensure your body is a little more functionally fit.
Top tip you have learnt from an industry expert:
Don’t cut your hair with the trends, stick to what works with your face shape.
You and your partner, Jeremy are the duo behind the luxury swimwear brand We Are Handsome, what’s it like to work so closely with your husband?
It’s absolute FUN. We have similar tastes and ideas and when the person you work with has the same passion and drive as you it’s contagious and rewarding. We truly are best friends and love spending all our time together.
The swimwear collections draw inspiration from travel, what’s been your favourite destination so far?
There are so many for so different reasons, but if I had to play favourites I would pick Botswana – we spent a week travelling through the different terrains and spending time with the huge variety of animals.
What are your essential items that are always packed in your travel bag?
I have a travel bag that is always packed and I’m in the habit of just replenishing it as needed. It contains the following:
Travel sized Aesop hair, body & skincare products.
My Frends Headphones with an airline jack
A wool shawl or jumper
What designs have been the best-selling from this summer?
Print wise, we have a mélange print called Jungle Fever which combines a jungle with fruit and lobsters and its lushness has been a favourite with everyone.
Style wise, everyone is in love with our new athletic pieces.
What are you thankful for?
I am so blessed, I share all my time with my best friend and dogs working in our creative business. We live at the beach and when we’re not at home we spend a lot of the year travelling to gorgeous destinations. I have an incredible family and a close knit group of friends. I am so thankful for being so blessed in life.
What are the last three things you bought on your bankcard?
Aesop skincare products.
A new collar for my puppy Moose.
A skirt from designer By Johnny.