What better way to spend a Friday morning that getting to know Sian, of MARBLE SWIMWEAR. Over a coffee in Sydney’s beautiful Paddington, we talked all things Sydney and bikinis.
What type of girl wears a Marble bikini?
MARBLE really is for every girl, every body shape, for girls who want to feel confident, happy and carefree when you are on the beach. I wanted to create a line that I felt that I myself would love and enjoy. Everyone has a ‘go-to’ bikini that they just feel their best throwing on. For me, that should be a MARBLE bikini.
What inspired MARBLE SWIMWEAR?
Really it was just a love of marble that inspired the first collection. It's trending everywhere at the moment, especially in active wear, however, when looking for good quality swimwear with a marble print, I couldn’t find anything. Essentially I just created my dream bikini in the hope others would like it. Thankfully they do!
Did you ever see yourself running a bikini brand?
Honestly, I’ve been working on this in the background for years, and just never found the right time to actually throw myself into it. I’ve always had a keen interest in fashion, especially swimwear and I think Australian swimwear, in particular, is at the forefront of the industry. The beaches, lifestyle and inspiration all make this the mecca for swimwear design - not to mention the quality and variety of swimwear made here. So I’d always been putting it off, but since being in Sydney I just thought, ‘I have to do this now’, and I threw myself in the deep end… and I am so glad I did. I love this and am so happy to be designing and delivering bikinis to beautiful girls all over the world.
You said ‘since being in Sydney’, where have you lived previously?
Well, I’ve been a bit all over the place the last few years to be honest. I’ve lived in London, Singapore and now Sydney. London and Singapore are two such amazing cities, they are so vibrant, but one of the reasons I loved both cities is that they are the most amazing hubs for travel. Living in Singapore is a gateway to all of South East Asia and I was so lucky that I got to experience so much of it whilst there. My favourite places would have to be El Nido in the Philippines, Lake Como in Italy and of course Bali!
How does Sydney compare to those cities?
It’s a bit harder to travel to so many places from here, but the beauty is that you don’t need to… you’d have everything you ever want here! Amazing beaches, an amazing outdoors lifestyle, beautiful countryside and a great café and bar scene – Sydney is definitely my favourite so far.
What are MARBLE’s plans over the next six months?
We’ve got so much going on over the next six months which we are so excited to share. First up, we are releasing a new limited edition design. Then a new collection, which is inspired by European Summers and holidaying on the French Riviera. Some pieces in the range will also be reversible so you get two bikinis for the price of one! What more could you want! Following that, we’ve got another new collection on the way, with new Marble designs, some exciting new styles and prints.
Could you tell us your favourite Australian based brand?
Without a doubt, it has to be By Charlotte, which is a jewellery brand based near where I live in Paddington. Their collections are symbolic and meaningful and they take inspiration from their love of travel. Their designs are all made to make women look and feel beautiful, which is exactly our mantra!
So tell us a little about your upcoming travels?
We are all over the place, it’s very exciting. We are heading to Bali soon, where we will be doing photoshoots for the new range. After that, we will be heading to Europe for their summer, first up is Corfu in Greece, Mallorca in Spain and of course no European trip would be complete without a visit to the South of France – the Riviera is heaven at that time of year! We will be keeping everyone up to date with all the Marble travels via our Instagram page, so follow us there to see our adventures…
Sounds exciting… given your travels, if you could holiday in one place and one place only, where would it be?
I would have to say, Bali. It’s just got it all, the beaches, weather, amazing food and a great vibe. It’s fun with friends or for a romantic getaway with that someone special. From Seminyak and Canggu to Ubud, there’s something for everyone.
Sounds amazing! I’ve just got one final question…if you had one aim for Marble Swimwear, what would it be?
Our primary aim is to make Marble girls feel confident. I know that when I throw on a bikini sometimes I don’t feel my best, I think we all have those days. The most important thing for me, is that anyone wearing a Marble piece feels confident and knows they look great!
Thanks for reading MARBLE babes! xxx
Find Sian on Instagram @sianlakin
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