Last of the swimsuit selfies (until next time).
How do you feel about selfies? I used to look down on them, took them rarely and felt self-conscious about them when I did, but then through conversations with others, particularly with women, my eyes were opened to new ideas about what a selfie really is.
Now I choose to see selfies as taking control of my self-image: although I'm well aware that as a slimmer white boy I have privilege in this regard I have struggled with body image as have most gay men at some time or another.
For me the joy of the selfie - and the reason I will always be down for them and try to like other peoples' as often as possible - is bound up in the idea that a selfie is about control over oneself, and that's a very affirming thing to have, especially in a world saturated by perfection.
From the Gorgeous @ellemayleckenby about us : "Contessa Volpi are a swimwear label I have worked alongside a few years now. Enrica is a talented Italian designer, now based in Sydney and creating these pieces each by hand in Australia! Some of the most flattering, timeless designs I have found through their label. The fabric is quality with the needed thought that holds your body into a beautiful, flattering firm shape. I have grown up mostly by the ocean so swimming for me is almost like a ritual, in any kind of weather! I am also very picky with the designs however when seeing her's, you cant help to fall in love. (Also because it fits so well with my biggest ocean / holiday inspiration).." Thanks so much Elle!! x #contessavolpi
"My point is,life is about balance.
The good and the bad.
The highs and the lows.
The pina and the colada."Cheers to that @ellen_degeneres!!! @nikol_thess is taking a sip of her pinacolada in her "pineapples behind bars" mononiki.📸 by the one and only @phoprime.