By veronique | May 30, 2012
TAGGED AS Fashion, Fun, Indhra Chagoury, Interview, Swimwear, Sydney, We are Handsome
I have been a fan and buyer of We Are Handsome swimwear since day 1. I absoluoutly love their swimwear. Every season is a new surprise of print-infused swimwear which is always playful and humorous. We Are Handsome has received nothing but praise from fashion editors across the globe, it is fun and stylish without the being serious! The perfect combination. Today we catch up with co-founder Indhra Chagoury and some snaps of their Romantic collection, to buy We Are Handsome click here.
How did We Are Handsome come about? We have actually been friends for years but had each been concentrating on our own individual businesses and decided to creatively collaborate. Jeremy headed People Like Us, a versatile design brand and has a solid background in photography, design, illustration and branding. I come from a family of dressmakers and in 2004 launched my first swim brand Oscar & Elvis in 2003.
What are you working on at the moment? At any one time we are working on four collections, each at different stages. This minute we are just discussing Summer 2013/14 and the three different collections we will produce.
What can we expect next from you? Can you give us any hint to your next collection? nA more refined collection including some classic silhouettes and of course some amazingly beautiful imagery and bright, bold colours. It’s aptly named ‘The Enchanted’.
What do you recommend as the ultimate ‘must-have’ for this season? A classic We Are Handsome Scoop One piece swimsuit of course!
Who are your favorite artists/designers at the moment? Can’t really say I have a favourite but there are some amazing female artists out there. I have a couple of images by Sylivia Ji hanging in our house and I really love Angelique Houtkamp’s romantic, graphic old school tattoo images.
What makes you happy? As cliché as it sounds, hanging out on the weekend with my husband and mini Schnauzer, Charlie. There nothing more relaxing than time with family and friends.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? At the moment I am loving rising early to see the sun come up over Bondi. I have traveled the world and there is nothing quite as special.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Right here in Sydney. We are so lucky to have such a variety of things to do here and the lifestyle is second to none.
What’s your favorite hang out? Beach Buritto, Bondi. Sangria and Tacos overlooking the beach. Need I say more?
What would you eat for your last meal? A mug of fresh Chai tea, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with grilled banana, fresh strawberries, drowned in maple syrup. Makes my mouth water every time.
What makes you laugh? Will Ferrell, Fashionista parties, 80’s hairstyles.
What’s on your bedside table? A selection of books which I begin to read on holidays and never, have the time to finish.
How would you describe your personal style? Relaxed, simple and understated.
What do you never leave the house without? Perfume and a plan for the day.
You can wear 3 designers for the rest of your life. Who would they be? Balmain for the beautiful tailoring and attention to detail, Salvatore Ferragamo’s soft and sexy silhouettes and colours, American Apparel for my basics for every season.
[co-founder Indhra Chagoury]