10 Questions With Lulu Zagame of Robb & Lulu
Jillease Latt-Day | On 14, Nov 2014
With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to find a new bikini. But buying a new swimsuit comes with the dread of change roomsÂ and remorse overÂ those few extra Winter kilos. Australian-based swimwear brand Robb & Lulu makes that dread a thing of the past! The cut of theirÂ bikinis are flattering on a multitude of body types and their bright patterns are fun and uplifting. We caught up with Lulu Zagame, one half of the designer duo, to chat about swimwear, summer and our favourite holiday destinations.
CD: Tell us a bit about yourself and the background of Robb + Lulu. Why did you decide to start creating beautiful swimwear?
LZ:Â Iâ€™m obsessed with colour, particularly fluros, and the human body has always inspired me, as I was a gymnast for years. Combining my love for colour, body and art equals bikinis! Itâ€™s the most obvious platform for me to create upon as both an artist and designer. It also inspires my dreams of travel to distant islands, sun-kissed skin, tropical fruits, youth and vitality. CD: Can you describe Robb + Lulu the label in 3 words? LZ: Body, art & colour! CD: We love the bright, funky prints on your swimwear. What was your inspiration for this?
LZ: The prints are my favorite part of the Robb & Lulu process. All prints are drawn by hand, as original illustrations. Seeing the end result and finished product is the best reward for me. This year my designs use a mix of light and dark colours, with pop highlights. The latest collection takes its colour palette from the Northern Skys, Aurora Borealis. Iâ€™m deeply inspired by the wonders of our natural world.
CD: What makes Robb + Lulu unique from other swimwear companies?
LZ: Robb + Lulu pays attention to detail both in form and in print. The body silhouettes have been perfected over time to obtain the perfect fit. The prints are the point of focus and are hand illustrated in house using great detail. Prints are exclusive to the brand and you will not find them anywhere else.
CD:Describe the Robb + Lulu girl?
LZ:The Robb + Lulu girl is in one wordâ€¦ FUN! She is fit and heath inspired. She loves to show off and possess something different. She has a unique sense of style and instead of following trends she sets them! CD: Which celebrity would you like to see wearing your designs & why?
LZ: Iâ€™d love to see Elle MacPherson in our bikinis! She is a truly remarkable Australian icon and epitomizes our relaxed, fun loving beach culture!
CD: Swimwear shopping is often not fun, especially after indulging a little too much in Winter. What is the main body gripe you hear from women?
LZ: Yikesâ€¦ Â The main body gripe I hear from women is their desire to tone up and lose their winter pounds, especially around their tummy, hips and thighs.
CD: Tell us what your summer essentials are?
LZ: My summer essentials are: mascara and lip colour as well as SPF face moisturiser! I canâ€™t leave the house with out them. Also my Choppard Sunnies and my Byron Bay patchwork maxi skirt, they always complete my outfit!
CD: What is your favourite holiday destination?
LZ: Tough questionâ€¦ I love the French Rivera, little towns like Eze and Antibes that are so ancient in historical culture but full of sunshine.
CD: Where can we buy your beautiful creations?
LZ: Robb & Lulu can be purchased online at www.robbandlulu.com!
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