Meet two experts on how to look sexy this season. Plus, “it” poolside accessories and products and hot summer reads!
“I was ready for big-city life,” says Abshire, 25, who moved here from quiet Abbeville, La., last year. And H-Town was ready for him. He’s become a top Page Parkes model and Fit Athletic Club trainer, with his strapping good looks and common-sense approach to fitness. Want to shape up for swimsuit season? He says leave your gym shoes by the door to remind yourself to work out; limit your carbs to daytime, and make sure they’re complex like sweet potatoes; keep to an exercise routine, even if it’s just a few days a week; and, if you’re serious, skip the booze for a bit. “You can’t expect changes if you don’t make changes.”
If anybody knows how to rock the water, it’s theshoediet.com blogger and longtime Tootsies sales associate Mendelssohn. Besides having a killer petite figure, the Houston native, just 28 years old, has been doling out style advice to H-Town fashionistas for nearly a decade. “I’m definitely on the contemporary, edgy side,” she says of her expertise. This season, the trends she’s calling out are graphic black-and-white patterns, soft pastel hues, flattering-to-almost-anyone “monotini” one-piece swimsuits with sexy cutouts, and bold print mixing, which she calls “power clashing.” And what’s the best accessory to bring to the pool, per Mendelssohn? “Confidence!”
Portraits shot on location at the Omni Houston Hotel
Styling by Todd Ramos
Hair & Makeup by Leanne George