If you haven't heard the name Tash Oakley by now, where have you been? Jks! The blogger and influencer with a social following that ventures into the eye-watering millions (yes, millions!) is renowned for living in her bikini and globe-trotting with her equally Insta-famous boyfriend, Giles Souteyrand. As someone who knows her body and her style (think beachy chic meets high fashion) we couldn't think of a better babe to don our new Mash Up undies and bra range. We caught Tash in between trips to find out how she likes to spend her downtime and her best tips for taking Insta-worthy selfies.
What’s your favourite piece from the new Bonds Mash Up range?
There is a really beautiful Lacies Deep V Bralette.
What do you look for in the perfect underwear?
Comfort is numero uno, but important features include having discreet seams so as to not show through outfits, minimal digging in, flexibility and fabric. Oh, and they have to be cute!
What was your favourite Bonds items growing up?
Definitely the crop tops! I wore them religiously because they were so comfy, and the prints were always so fun. It’s amazing how much difference it can make to your mood to know you’re wearing cute underwear.
You seem to always have a lot of projects on the go. How do you spend your time in between?
I have downtime with my friends and family, laugh a lot, and station myself by the ocean as often as I can. Working out has become a really great outlet for me as well, helping me to settle into ‘offline’ mode.
Describe a 'typical' day in the life of you...
Wake up, breakfast, shower, coffee then the office for work before I head out to whatever is planned for that day – photoshoot, meetings, events, etc. I’ll catch a late lunch, do my BodybyGilles workout in the afternoon, get my daily dose of sunshine, catch up on emails, or work on the new collections. I wind down at the end of the day with a bubble bath and my favorite Spotify playlist, dinner, and dessert.
How do you keep fit when you travel so much?
High-intensity interval training. I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to working out, so I commit to high-intensity workouts to get the most out of a session. My boyfriend Gilles is a personal trainer who specialises in HIIT and body weight training, so that definitely helps!
Favourite guilty pleasure food?
Can I only choose one?! My best friend Whitney makes the most delicious pasta with cheese sauce and broccoli – it’s definitely my guilty pleasure!
Favourite body icon?
BEYONCÉ. I love how she’s curvy but fit. She knows her strengths and completely rocks what she’s got. She’s such an inspirational woman in so many ways, but I think she sets a great standard for how we should be proud of what we were given, and strive to be the best version of ourselves!
What is your wardrobe MVP?
My new Chanel Back Pack – I’d been looking for it the last few years and finally found it!
Favourite inspirational quote?
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Tips for the best selfie?
Make sure you always have the light forward on your face, not coming from above, shining down.
Hold your phone on a slight upper angle.
Have a clean camera.
Make sure to SMILE.
What’s your favourite travel destination?
Italy. No doubt about it.
You’ve already had a big year so far, what’s next in 2017 for you?
It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year! 2017 has been so eventful, and so encouraging, I can’t wait for you guys to see all the exciting things in store for the rest of the year, and 2018 – But you’ll have to wait and see! ;)