You’re art!

You, as you are.

Our new underwear collection is a plain canvas, so that you can let your skin paint its own story. With neutral shades, soft textures and delicate sheer detailing; it’s all about keeping your individuality in focus, because confidence starts with the first layer (that’s you).

As part of our ongoing work with #nofilter, we once again collaborated with young photographer Chloe Sheppard; who’s work explores the modern nuances of self-love and sisterhood. Scroll down to read some empowering words on the topic from Bell, Zuleika, Leonie and Vanessa – the four vibrant personalities who modelled our latest drop.

Vanessa

When do you feel the most like yourself?
When I am completely happy with who I am. It’s moments when I speak my mind, stand up for myself and stay true to my values. It’s that feeling of not giving a damn about what anyone thinks of you. Also when I am being creative, laughing with friends or have a meaningful conversation with someone I am close with. Feeling myself when I simply talk the way I do, walk the way I walk, laugh however quiet or loud, see the world around me and remember all the things I’m grateful for.

What does self-love mean to you?
To me it means appreciation and acceptance for yourself, that no matter what you do, you always love yourself with the same strength.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
To love the skin that I am in by accepting myself, and not change myself to be worthy of others. Also to stop  comparing myself to other people so much and not worry about what others think of me.

How do you deal with the haters?
Whenever you are doing things right, you will always have haters around you. Life is about how you perceive and respond to what happens to you. I usually ignore the  haters and use them to learn how to ignore negative influences, as long as I stay true to myself I can push for greatness.

Leoni

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I feel the most like myself when I’m not comparing myself to others and just leading my own life, in my own way. When I catch myself comparing myself to others, I find taking a step back from things, talking with loved ones and reflecting on my accomplishments and how far I’ve come in my journey of acceptance really helps.

What does self-love mean to you?
Self-love to me is realising that you’re not always going to be a ball of sunshine and love. It’s realising that you, as a human will have days where things aren’t great, days where you hyper focus on your flaws. Self-love is acceptance - accepting what you yourself and society may conceive as flaws, and embracing it - allowing yourself the time to breathe and grow as a person.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
Just give yourself time. Life’s not a race, you can’t rush building yourself.

How do you deal with the haters?
I block out any type of hate or negativity.  If you’re not giving me constructive feedback and criticism that can help me grow as a person, I am not gonna listen to you.

Zuleika

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I feel most like myself when I’m with the people I love; my close friends and family. When I’m with them I know that I’m OK to be me. I’m OK to dance to whatever song comes on in the most ridiculous manner, just as much as I’m also OK to sit down and say what’s bothering or stopping me from being happy. These people give me unconditional support. My family and friends are basically the most important things in my life besides myself, so whenever I’m with them I feel like me, and I can feel myself becoming who I want to be.

What does self-love mean to you?
It means supporting myself through growing up and allowing myself to form strong opinions. Self-love means knowing that I am more than enough, that I am beautiful and strong by my own standards. That I am proud of me every day. It means not listening to what limits and labels have been forced upon me. It means defining myself and being happy with the outcome, whatever it may be.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
I would tell myself not to worry about the small things. I’d say that things are not always going to be easy, school is going to hurt. Some people will make you feel unwanted but it will all turn around, so be kind to yourself. I’d also say that it’s important to focus on you. Sometimes it’s good to be selfish - use this time to reflect upon yourself and love yourself. Indulge in you. Find your self-worth, it will make you stand up for important matters and that is invaluable. Know that you are your own best friend and that you will become someone you are proud to be - so don’t give up on what makes you happy. Don’t give up on your beliefs and take time to make sure you’re OK both mentally and physically. You’re in no rush.

How do you deal with the haters?
I (as far as I know) don’t have any really vocal haters. What I’ve learnt in the media and the schools I went to is that it’s best not to be petty. I don’t like to sink to their level because it can very often look bad for both sides. In my experiences with negativity I find it best to think ‘water off a ducks back’ unless it personally attacks me or a really important subject to me. By doing this, only the hater looks silly. If I stay calm and articulate my response with the appropriate facts and required lingo
I can often silence them. My rule is: If it doesn’t completely require a response, it’s not worth my time.

Bell

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I most feel like myself on a cold rainy day, sitting in bed gazing at the window; alone with my own extraterrestrial thoughts free to roam my mind. Everything feels more  organic and real. I can feel any and everything I want with no interruptions, disguise or distractions.

What does self-love mean to you?
Self-love means comfort. The ability to feel comfortable wherever, whenever and however you are. Understanding you are way more than the shell you were born in always helps me. I love my insides unconditionally and that’s love. 

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
I wouldn’t give myself any advice. I feel like if we try and leave it long enough,  self-love will find us - as it did me. I’m still in the process but I believe I begin to love myself more and more as I learn more about myself.

How do you deal with the haters?
I don’t really deal with hate. Energy makes up the world we live in and of course negative energies do exist too. We all have  3 options in terms of what we want to do with it. We can either absorb it, and pass  it on to others throughout our day. We can choose to deflect it - preserving our own energy - or we can flip energies, by taking negativity and turning it into  positivity (or vice versa). I choose to flip and maintain my energy (depending on how strong I feel). I don’t deal with hate. I simply change it, because all negativity has its own story which we cannot judge. I just prefer to focus on the the beauty of life.

You’re art!

You, as you are.

Our new underwear collection is a plain canvas, so that you can let your skin paint its own story. With neutral shades, soft textures and delicate sheer detailing; it’s all about keeping your individuality in focus, because confidence starts with the first layer (that’s you).

As part of our ongoing work with #nofilter, we once again collaborated with young photographer Chloe Sheppard; who’s work explores the modern nuances of self-love and sisterhood. Scroll down to read some empowering words on the topic from Bell, Zuleika, Leonie and Vanessa – the four vibrant personalities who modelled our latest drop.

Vanessa

When do you feel the most like yourself?
When I am completely happy with who I am. It’s moments when I speak my mind, stand up for myself and stay true to my values. It’s that feeling of not giving a damn about what anyone thinks of you. Also when I am being creative, laughing with friends or have a meaningful conversation with someone I am close with. Feeling myself when I simply talk the way I do, walk the way I walk, laugh however quiet or loud, see the world around me and remember all the things I’m grateful for.

What does self-love mean to you?
To me it means appreciation and acceptance for yourself, that no matter what you do, you always love yourself with the same strength.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
To love the skin that I am in by accepting myself, and not change myself to be worthy of others. Also to stop  comparing myself to other people so much and not worry about what others think of me.

How do you deal with the haters?
Whenever you are doing things right, you will always have haters around you. Life is about how you perceive and respond to what happens to you. I usually ignore the  haters and use them to learn how to ignore negative influences, as long as I stay true to myself I can push for greatness.

Leoni

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I feel the most like myself when I’m not comparing myself to others and just leading my own life, in my own way. When I catch myself comparing myself to others, I find taking a step back from things, talking with loved ones and reflecting on my accomplishments and how far I’ve come in my journey of acceptance really helps.

What does self-love mean to you?
Self-love to me is realising that you’re not always going to be a ball of sunshine and love. It’s realising that you, as a human will have days where things aren’t great, days where you hyper focus on your flaws. Self-love is acceptance - accepting what you yourself and society may conceive as flaws, and embracing it - allowing yourself the time to breathe and grow as a person.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
Just give yourself time. Life’s not a race, you can’t rush building yourself.

How do you deal with the haters?
I block out any type of hate or negativity.  If you’re not giving me constructive feedback and criticism that can help me grow as a person, I am not gonna listen to you.

Zuleika

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I feel most like myself when I’m with the people I love; my close friends and family. When I’m with them I know that I’m OK to be me. I’m OK to dance to whatever song comes on in the most ridiculous manner, just as much as I’m also OK to sit down and say what’s bothering or stopping me from being happy. These people give me unconditional support. My family and friends are basically the most important things in my life besides myself, so whenever I’m with them I feel like me, and I can feel myself becoming who I want to be.

What does self-love mean to you?
It means supporting myself through growing up and allowing myself to form strong opinions. Self-love means knowing that I am more than enough, that I am beautiful and strong by my own standards. That I am proud of me every day. It means not listening to what limits and labels have been forced upon me. It means defining myself and being happy with the outcome, whatever it may be.

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
I would tell myself not to worry about the small things. I’d say that things are not always going to be easy, school is going to hurt. Some people will make you feel unwanted but it will all turn around, so be kind to yourself. I’d also say that it’s important to focus on you. Sometimes it’s good to be selfish - use this time to reflect upon yourself and love yourself. Indulge in you. Find your self-worth, it will make you stand up for important matters and that is invaluable. Know that you are your own best friend and that you will become someone you are proud to be - so don’t give up on what makes you happy. Don’t give up on your beliefs and take time to make sure you’re OK both mentally and physically. You’re in no rush.

How do you deal with the haters?
I (as far as I know) don’t have any really vocal haters. What I’ve learnt in the media and the schools I went to is that it’s best not to be petty. I don’t like to sink to their level because it can very often look bad for both sides. In my experiences with negativity I find it best to think ‘water off a ducks back’ unless it personally attacks me or a really important subject to me. By doing this, only the hater looks silly. If I stay calm and articulate my response with the appropriate facts and required lingo
I can often silence them. My rule is: If it doesn’t completely require a response, it’s not worth my time.

Bell

When do you feel the most like yourself?
I most feel like myself on a cold rainy day, sitting in bed gazing at the window; alone with my own extraterrestrial thoughts free to roam my mind. Everything feels more  organic and real. I can feel any and everything I want with no interruptions, disguise or distractions.

What does self-love mean to you?
Self-love means comfort. The ability to feel comfortable wherever, whenever and however you are. Understanding you are way more than the shell you were born in always helps me. I love my insides unconditionally and that’s love. 

What is a piece of advice about self-love you’d give to your younger self?
I wouldn’t give myself any advice. I feel like if we try and leave it long enough,  self-love will find us - as it did me. I’m still in the process but I believe I begin to love myself more and more as I learn more about myself.

How do you deal with the haters?
I don’t really deal with hate. Energy makes up the world we live in and of course negative energies do exist too. We all have  3 options in terms of what we want to do with it. We can either absorb it, and pass  it on to others throughout our day. We can choose to deflect it - preserving our own energy - or we can flip energies, by taking negativity and turning it into  positivity (or vice versa). I choose to flip and maintain my energy (depending on how strong I feel). I don’t deal with hate. I simply change it, because all negativity has its own story which we cannot judge. I just prefer to focus on the the beauty of life.