Australia is full of ocean loving entrepreneurs; and in these monthly surf fashion features I want to introduce you to my favourite alternative Australian surf and beach brands – some may be completely new to you and some you may have heard of before, but hopefully you learn something new and these features inspire your inner Gidget fashionista!
Gypsea – our first pick of the month
Our first pick of the month is Gypsea, a swimwear label born on the edge of the Western Australian Desert; created by designer Emma Jones and surf photographer Scott Bauer. I first came across their deliciously colorful bikinis on Instagram over a year ago, and have been admiring the brand ever since.
The Gypsea creators state that their aim is to create unique pieces of wearable art, and even just a quick look at the collections in their online shop confirms that they have achieved just that. Inspired by the ocean, photography and the love for travel, Jones and Bauer regularly also collaborate with artists and photographers to develop new unique patterns for their ranges – examples of recent collaborating artists are Daniel Selmeczi, Holly Tree and Alicia Franco.
Each collection comes in up to 15 styles that can be mixed and matched, so you can be sure to find a combination that fits your taste and body shape perfectly – and my favourite part is that most styles are reversible, so you basically get 2 bikinis in 1!
We surf and beach tested a range of styles, from sure-to-stay-on surf bottoms and sporty surf tops to slightly skimpier styles, and the verdict is… Gypsea is highly Gidget-approved and recommended! You can’t go wrong with their beautiful high quality fabrics combined with cuts that are both flattering and still practical for us active, ocean loving Gidgets.
Tips for White Wash Warriors and Big Wave Gidgets
Choose the Arcadia or Crossback surf top with Hanalei Surf Bottoms for a hot line-up-look without having to worry about any unexpected flashing! And the Nami or Mid cut bottoms with the Ziggy top are perfect alternatives for those small wave surfs or post surf sunbaking…
Gidget special – check out the Gypsea range now and use the code VENUSGOESGIDGET for an exclusive 15% discount.
Happy surf-wear shopping :-)
PS many thanks to Model Gidget Renee and @flyingupsidedown for photography.