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Spicewood Muse ~ Mimi Elashiry

Meet Mimi... our first Spicewood muse...

We invited to be photographed by the talented  and give her take on how to wear the Tigerlily Spicewood collection. Dancer, photographer, activist, designer and the ultimate influencer, Mimi’s creative, free-spirited nature and eclectic style has us lusting over new favourites...

 

My favourite beaches I've discovered & what I love about them ~

Bondi - Well I live here! So I would be lying if I didn’t say I love it! I’m always here. Mornings spent boxing, running, swimming and it has the best cafe’s.

 

I love to travel because ~

feel like one of the most important things to me in life is to see and experience many of the worlds vast cultures, histories and landscapes. After all it is the world we live in and I love to be out of my comfort zone. On top of that, whilst traveling, I find that I gather creative inspiration.

My Ultimate travel destination is ~

Egypt! because ~ it’s next on my list! I can’t wait to go visit my grandparents who I haven’t seen since I was last there 12 years ago! I’m excited to go wandering around the temples and historical sites.

My favourite music festival is... ~

Hmm that’s a hard one... I have been to a lot over the last few years and they have all been so different, from the watery wonderlands of Symbiosis to the dusty dance floors of Burning Man. Out of this world art installations to mind boggling sound systems. Every festival has its own charm. For the minute, I’m going to count Burning Man out as a ‘music festival’ and I would have to say on an international scale, Glastonbury takes the cake with it’s real effort to include something for everyone. Healing fields, winding forrest’s, trap doors, flame throwing stages, workshops and delicious foods are just a few of its many facets. I’m currently en route to Rainbow Serpent Festival in Victoria so I’ll have to report back. So far the vibe, music, silliness and swimming of Subsonic wins in Aus.

My health and fitness mantra is ~

I swear by a whole foods diet. Foods in their whole and natural state, cooked however you like. I don’t consume any processed foods or refined sugars. I no longer have any other dietary requirements, as I travel so much and love to enjoy the foods of different cultures without having to be restricted.

The Spicewood pieces I loved at the Tigerlily photoshoot were ~

The red and white stripe Elissa bikini, the wrap white aztec print hand loom Driftwood skirt, the Presidio knit blue bodycon dress and the olive green Sierra terry bikini.

You styled yourself for the shoot. Tell us about how you styled the looks and how you worked in vintage pieces from your own wardrobe ~

Tigerlily pieces speak for themselves with all the gorgeous prints and embellishments on swimsuits so I didn’t need to do much at all! I styled it with my own favourite jewellery, in particular an amber necklace I got on my travels in Morocco and my favourite Pamela love skull necklace. A few Lack of Colour hats were in the mix too. I love a headscarf which I use in many ways. As a belt, top, hair tie- you name it!

girl wearing big sunhat and boho cropped blouse on beach red bikini Bondi

What projects are you working on for 2018 ~

I’m the ambassador for PLAN International. A children’s organisation currently focusing on young women and discrimination. I’m also working creatively alongside Adidas to create anencephaly curate content for them throughout the year. After 3 years of traveling and living abroad, this year I’m focusing on getting grounded, feeling close to home and spending time with my family and close friends.

My style is ~

Eclectic. I gather bits and pieces of traditional accessories from different cultures for example Navajo jewelry and Indian scarves and tie these in with my favourite Australian and international labels. I’m also obsessed with early-mid 1900’s women’s fashion and so my vintage collection spans all decades.

girl at bondi beach hot summer blue boho off shoulder dress and western belt

My style muses are ~

Jane Birkin and 70’s Cher.