Good Day Handsome Beings

Handsome is such an underused word.  For both men and women.  Replaced with 'hot', 'fit' and 'sexaaaaaaaaay', it's been banished to the word realms where 'delightful' and 'amusing' are also sitting.  Me?  I'm a fuddy duddy who loves saying things like "That is too delightful!' and 'That is a HANDSOME piece of furniture'.  So we come to Aussie swimwear label We Are Handsome and I'm confronted by blindingly cool prints that demand to be sun-drenched in cuts that are indeed 'hot', 'fit' and 'sexaaaaaaaay' (that's with no less than eight 'a's there…).  I actually didn't see their swimsuit efforts in Sydney but instead I was introduced to them here, where we've luckily had just about the right amount of sun to warrant wearing them.  Though that said, even on a murky day, surely a stallion galloping across the tummy, a balloon floating up the breasts and flamingoes walking across your err… nether region is just what you need to transport you somewhere else.  In fact, the whole S/S 11 collection by We Are Handsome is really all about those cheesy postcard moments… Los Angeles at dusk, Yosemite Park, cruising in Miami, Hollywood stars, moonlit Savannah, green Bordeaux and some bonus roars from Africa/Amazon in the form of a lioness and a panther. 

Seeing as I already reached the levels of ridiculousness by 'fashing' up a wetsuit, taking these onesies which come in zip-up, bandeau, scoop-back and bodysuit one-piece styles only means they're ripe for the picking in outfit composition.  It would be a 'crying shame' (I notice I say this antiquated phrase a lot too… and people say I sound distinctly Victorian when I do…) if they were merely restricted to the beach or in fact, sunny climates, though there's no denying the sun really does pick up the sheen of these postcard printed suits…



(With Lonely Hearts playsuit, Gemma Degara flower belt, Repetto flats)




(With Miss Sixty sheer skirt, Krystof Strozyna jacket, ASOS knee highs, Basso & Brooke shoes)




(With Limedrop cloud print blazer, vintage denim shorts, vintage lame skirt, Stella McCartney shoes)




(With Christopher Kane floral t-shirt, Topshop Unique rubber crop top, American Apparel cycling shorts, Melissa x Vivienne Westwood shoes)

60 Replies to “Good Day Handsome Beings”

  1. Some of these suits are making me imagine how you may have looked when you were a little kid in the 90’s (if you were like me and wore bodysuits under your jeans, especially those with snaps at the crotch haha). Of course these look much better than the image that description brings to mind, I especially love how you’ve worn the first one.
    I seem to only use the word ‘handsome’ when describing cats, also the word ‘gentleman’, especially combined! ‘Hot’, ‘fit’ and ‘sexaaaaaaaaay’ though, I feel don’t really have a place in my vocabulary. I suppose I might be a bit of a ‘fuddy duddy’ too, because ‘delightful’ is absolutely preferable to me!

  2. The lion one is brilliant…..its like competition to the chris kane screaming gorilla t-shirt! Imagine walking past a girl wearing the chris k tee….your lion, their gorilla! There’ll be a showdown!!!

  3. I’m rather swept away by the balloon suit. I think I need. You know how to mix it up with all of them…wish I would see you walking down the street in any of these. Completely fabulous!

  4. You’re so brave. I could never dare to wear that sheer skirt! You make everything look so pretty. You mix together the strangest things and it turns out to be the most beautiful outfit I’ve ever seen. I admire you.

  5. Handsome is the word I call my man most of the time(now husband I suppose…) He actually hates it for some reason! I also get teased for saying “good grief” and “for crying out loud”…
    The suits look great, I say that a bathing suit is one small step away from a bodysuit, they’re pretty much interchangeable!

  6. Susie, you’re soooo cute in the third picture and in the fourth one you look like a cupcake^^.
    I admire you because you dare to wear everything and moreover you look stunning! Your style really bubble!(in a good way, of course)

  7. What a fun idea! I love the belt in the first pick and I dreamt of the sheer white skirt last night. Weird that it should appear here now.

  8. Hey susie, wonderful outfits, my favourite is the first one – the playsuit is divine.
    Just wanted to ask though…are the clothes in your shoots all yours, or do you like rent them or something? V jealous if you get them all, I can barely afford one item of something special on a monthly basis!
    On that note, I would like to spurn Chanel for raising the prices of all their bags simply for the reason that they “would like to remain a luxury item and not high street.”
    Keep up the good work Susie!!

  9. Juli: The bathing suits are alas, not mine to keep – just borrowed them to have a bit of fun with…. but everything else is mine!
    I quite like Chanel’s stance on their bags actually – I can see why they did it… it is luxury and to be honest, the extra price hike isn’t going to affect their mainstay customer who can probably afford to buy ten of those bags in one go…

  10. oh wow, your outfits look so amazing!
    really really amazing!
    wish there were some girls around here in Zurich, who were enough smart to wear outfits like yours!
    thank you so much for your colourful inspiration!

  11. Great look !!! it’s so unique ! I love your blog to discover all new fashion items and trendy looks ! I love your website and the ELLE mag to know everything about fashion. I like the ELLEfamily twitter too ! thanks

  12. After seeing this I don’t think I need to go on holidays anymore. London balconies can be truly tropical… Or even better – I want to take all these bathing suits with me! Great styling!!

  13. And us on the continent won’t have to miss our – Quartier 206 & Colette will also be stocking. xxx

  14. Awww, the suits are cute! Esp. the one with the balloons on- it looks less like a bathing suit and more like a leotard because of the sleeves- it’s adorably like little-kid clothes, in a way. And I love the fact that you’re smiling- you look so happy.

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