Style Icon, avid traveller, photographer and sometimes blogger Mary, 68, is living proof that real style is timeless and ageless. We were so excited to have Mary as part of our 2017/18 #SunSoakedSisterhood Campaign, bringing her hilarious sense of humour, incredible work ethic and joie de vivre to the shoot.
This year SunSoaked decided to enlist the help of five everyday women in their Summer campaign to promote SunSafe Chic, Ageless Style, Body Confidence, Beauty Diversity and Sustainable Luxury.
We asked Mary about her SunSoaked life and being part of the SunSoaked Sisterhood.
SS: What’s your favourite Australian beach ?
I spent my youth having holidays at Mermaid Beach and attended boarding school on the Gold Coast, so a quick trip to any of those southern beaches for a dose of sea and sun is somewhere I feel comfortable when I need to revitalise my soul!
It’s hard to pick a favourite, but Noosa and Burleigh are two standouts!
SS: What do you read when you’re by the beach ?
Well I prefer non fiction and at the moment I am reading “The Riviera Set” by Mary S Lovell – about a house near Cannes and the high society people and behaviour around the time of WW2.
SS: You’re an avid traveller – what do you love about it ?
EVERYTHING! The architecture, culture, food, people, arts, experiences, and the unknown….. a sense of adventure.
SS: Any standout memories from Italy – seeing as SunSoaked is inspired by the Amalfi ?
Since the mid ’80s when in Europe on business, we often slipped away for a few days to Portofino, Italy – and always stayed in a charming little hotel overlooking the water. One night we were entertained by Gloria Gaynor right outside our window!! That was pretty memorable.
SS: What is your perfect Summer day to night outfit ?
The ability to wear a zip up swim top “rashie” during the day on the beach then styling with loose trousers and a scarf, adding big earrings! It is incredibly glamorous and in no way looks like the normal swimwear.
SS: What music is on your Summer playlist ?
SS: What was the best thing about the SunSoaked Sisterhood shoot?
Seeing how dedicated the team was making this a shoot with a difference, meeting delightful fellow everyday women or the “models” and getting to know Kate, founder and designer of SunSoaked and Sally Steele, stylist and brand director, such authentic down to earth people.
SS: What are your sunsafe tips ?
With these beautifully made and flattering SunSoaked Swim UPF 50+ and Resort “Di Acqua” UPF 25 + garments you don’t need to do much else! Add your own accessories- a big hat, earrings; it’s easy to go from wet on the beach to lunch looking stylish and feeling wonderful as well as being protected from the sun.
SS: How would you describe SunSoaked to someone ?
SunSoaked swim and resortwear is very easy to wear – just putting it on transforms my body with its flattering styles.
It feels incredibly light and cool on the skin and knowing that I’m protected from the harmful rays is important.
Just go and try one on and see how it makes you feel and look!
I’ll never wear anything else again!
Connect with Mary
Mary is part of the 2017 SunSoaked Sisterhood
celebrating women of all sizes, shapes, ages, lifestyles, backgrounds, and ethniticies
- sunsafe chic
- body confidence
- beauty & age diversity
- effortless style
- sustainable luxury
2017 SunSoaked Sisterhood in the iconic JANIE nero the #ultimateonepiece
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Photos: Mike Curtain Photography
Stylist: Sally Steele STEELEMyStyle
Location : La Maison Pacifique