Words Vendela Lundberg
Photos Jacqueline Giltrow
The High Summer 23 collection is inspired by the tropical destinations around the world. You are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, which one is your favorite and why?
One of my favorite sunny destinations in Australia would have to be Castle Rock. It’s a little beach over the north side, where the water is crystal clear and the scenery transports you to somewhere in Europe. During summer holidays I always come here with my friends, enjoying the sun and the crystal water from a paddle board.
Beach dress: Disa mini dress
Which pieces from the collection do you see yourself wear on a day on the beach?
I love the Lauren swimsuit in hues of pastel and tropical print. I would style it with the timeless Niki straw bag and a breezy mini dress when it's time for lunch.
Handbags: Niki straw bag / Swimsuit: Lauren swimsuit
What is a must in your beachwear wardrobe?
The colorful Isla kaftan has a given place in my beachwear wardrobe for this season. It is the perfect off-duty look on a hot summer day.
Florence bikini top / Beach dress: Isla kaftan / Bikini: Florence bikini bottoms
It’s a hot summer day in Sydney and your work schedule is clear. Describe your perfect day - where would you eat/shop/play/visit.
My ideal day entails grabbing a coffee, a book, and heading to Seven Shillings Beach in a matching beach set. I'd take refreshing dips in the water and break for a green smoothie. For dinner I'd indulge in something fresh, like the famous Chop Chop salad from the shop and wine bar, perfectly paired with a chilled orange wine while dressed in the beautiful Nikita maxi dress.
Handbags: Niki straw bag / Maxi dress: Nikita maxi dress
During the warmer months, which items of clothing are your must-have summer essentials?
To complete my summer wardrobe, I'd choose an effortless dress as the Gabrielle mini dress that works for both the beach and evening gatherings, a pair of plateau espandrilles and bold sunglasses.
Mini dress: Gabrielle mini dress / Shoes: Wanda espadrilles
For someone visting Sydney for the first time, what are the places thats a must-see?
Bondi beach is always a popular destination and somewhere worth seeing. I’m lucky enough to see it everyday. I highly recommend exploring the harbor beaches as well, including Seven Shillings, Milk, and Lady Martins. For dining and drinks a visit to Potts point or Paddington is a must!
Florence bikini top / Bikini: Florence bikini bottoms
Which pieces from By Malina's High Summer 23 collection do you see yourself wearing around Sydney this summer, and where to?
I love the matching apricot set. I can definitely see myself wearing the Scarlett maxi skit and Amalie top, out to a lovely lunch under the sun and then going out for a little dance.
Maxi skirt: Scarlett maxi skirt / Tops: Amalie top
When travelling, what piece is your most versatile that you always pack?
When I travel, you can always find a breathable yet stylish white maxi dress in my suit case. A dress like Cordelia, that can take you from city strolling during day to dancing during night.
Maxi dress: Cordelia maxi dress