Model & Lifestyle-blogger Rocky Barnes is the original Gypset; a carefree jetsetter who lives and works around the world. Born and raised in So-Cal, she loves nothing better than a little sand between her toes and salt in her hair. We caught up with her in Bali to talk vacay must-haves, her favourite swim styles and to reset just in time for summer.
HOW DO YOU RESET YOUR WARDROBE FOR A NEW SEASON?
Living in LA there isn’t mush of a season change… My wardrobe often crosses over into each season, maybe just adding a new jacket or boots. I will always find a favourite new pieces and build everything around that!
WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-BUY ITEMS FOR SUMMER?
Always a cute new bikini! I love a scarf that can by multipurpose! A cover up at the beach, a head wrap etc!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SUMMER BEAUTY ROUTINE?
Lots of sunscreen and water!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SWIMWEAR STYLE?
I always go for the tiny suits at the beach, I feel they are the best for tan lines. For a pool party I am usually more daring… Maybe a cute one piece or a suit with crazy cut outs!
WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MUST-PACK ITEMS FOR A SUMMER VACAY?
Denim shorts, a cute easy dress for day to night and of course a good bikini!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER DESTINATIONS?
I’d say Amalfi Coast, Bali, and Tulum!
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A BIKINI SHOOT?
I try and stay away from processed foods and dairy two days before a shoot! And always lots of water!
HOW DO YOU RELAX & UNWIND?
Nothing beats a good massage!
WHAT WAS IT LIKE SHOOTING THE COTTON ON BODY CAMPAIGN?
The Cotton On Body team is amazing to work with! Such positive energy and teamwork! Makes the day not feel at all like work!
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF SHOOTING IN BALI?
The beach day was by far my favourite! We took a trolley down the cliff side to the most amazing beach! It felt like a dream!
DID YOU GET TO CHECK OUR ANY COOL PLACES IN SEMINYAK?
We had dinner at Mexicola cafe! It is the cutest restaurant! Every inch is painted in bright colors. It’s good food and a feast for the eyes!
“I love the little side ruffles on the bottoms… They turn a basic bottom into something special.”
“I love the idea of wearing this suit not only to the beach but under a skirt or shorts to go out at night!”
Follow Rocky here: @rocky_barnes