day in the life of Natasha Oakley: Australias
most famous bikini blogger - 6th August 2017
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Oakley has one of the most enviable bodies (and jobs)
in the world. Picture: Tash Oakley / Instagram
one glance at Australian blogger Natasha Oakleys
Instagram feed and youll learn two things. Number
one: The 27-year-old is constantly travelling to idyllic,
tropical locations. And two: Shes quite partial
to a bikini.
not so easily spotted among the palm trees and tanned
skin is the doggedly determined businesswoman whos
running several lucrative projects at once.
a Bronte Beach local, Oakley now spends her time travelling
the world creating content for the A
Bikini A Day blog she co-founded with friend and
business partner Devin Brugman, dreaming up designs
for their bikini line Monday
Swimwear and athleisure offshoot Monday Active,
carrying out duties for her recent appointment as
first Australian Global Brand Ambassador for tanning
company St. Tropez, collating her personal
blog and more.
have a very strong work ethic, I always have, and
sitting around idle really doesnt do it for
me, she told news.com.au.
social media might make it look like Oakley spends
all her time lying on golden sand, she revealed that
in reality a day in her life is, well, pretty busy.
wake up at about 7:30 and the first thing I do is
go through my emails and make myself a coffee. After
my emails are done, I do my @bodybygilles
workout [A program by Oakleys partner, personal
trainer and model, Gilles Souteyrand].
easier than people think to keep fit and healthy when
travelling as hotels have a gym so its easy
access (no excuses!) when its in the same building.
In Hawaii, I loved trying stand up paddle boarding,
it was so fun.
that is breakfast and its usually a smoothie
or a breakfast salad. Then Ill get ready and
shoot some content.
in the office with my team ... Outside of my personal
Instagram, I have my own personal blog, ongoing partnerships
and collaborations, A Bikini A Day, and Devin and
Is brands Monday Swimwear and Monday Active.
We only have a small team to work with and no management.
Monday Swimwear and Monday Active I run the social
media, liaise with my team in our offices day and
night, work on design and future collections, moderate
samples, co-ordinate production and day to day operations
and logistics, plan campaigns and content shoots,
manage gifting, budgets. The list goes on and on.
That company alone is a full time job.
usually in meetings.
grab a salad or sushi. My fave lunch at the moment
is a salad with quinoa, kale, avocado and a delicious
dressing! Cant get enough.
try to get my daily dose of sunshine at some point
which also involves working from my laptop
and catching up on emails. Im very passionate
about what I do, so I dont have a clock
in and clock out attitude. Im constantly
travelling, so liaising with my own team (let alone
international teams Im working with for campaigns)
means I have to be flexible.
Running your own business, you cant just
switch off after a shift and forget about what still
needs to be done. Im constantly brainstorming
new ideas and new concepts for our brand and I love
every second of it.
is usually fish and vegetables or salad. Sometimes
I mix it up and will have ramen or Thai food, but
I love my veggies!
I workout in the afternoon or evening, I always cool
down with yoga. Its great for a post-workout
stretch but also for the silence. However, the real
wind down at the end of the day starts with a bubble
bath and my favourite playlist.
I love the new St. Tropez Self Tan Express Sheet Mask
(available in Australia in September). I never tan
my face in the sun, so I love using it the night before
any shoots or interviews for a gorgeous glow.
need my eight hours sleep no more, no less.
So I really try to be asleep by 10:00pm.
Ill try to read before I sleep, but once I hit
that pillow it doesnt generally take long before
Im in dreamland.
Carr Barraclough is a Sydney-based lifestyle writer
and editor. You can see more from her on Instagram
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