We caught up with models Eva and Portia to talk exercise, healthy eating and self love.
Special thanks to the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch for the location.
One word to describe how you feel when you’re wearing the Speedo x HOH swimwear?
Eva: When I wear Speedo swimwear I feel comfortable and confident, able to do anything.
What do you most enjoy about being in the water? (or swimming)
E: When I’m in water I feel free. At peace, as if nothing matters. I feel like the ocean understands me.
P: I feel like a mermaid (laughs).
The Speedo x HOH swimwear is quite versatile. Where else would you rock this collection before dipping into the pool?
P: Shopping around in L.A on a hot day.
E: I’d definitely rock this swimwear to a party then dip into the pool!
What do you do to look after your mental health / self care?
P: Meditate in the morning, even if it’s just 10 minutes it helps me feel in control! I keep a gratitude journal, I schedule in time for self care in my calendar and I also do Oracle cards/tarot when things get difficult.
E: To feel care free/ look after my mental health, I write my thoughts, paint thoughts as I don’t know how to express my thoughts through verbal words.
How can we love ourself more in 2020?
P: Figure out exactly what it is you need and want out of life and stick to that. Don’t lower your standards/needs, love yourself enough to set healthy boundaries and stick to them. Also get into the habit of positive self talk especially in the difficult times. Have a set of mantras you know you need to hear in certain situations you struggle with and say them to yourself to remind yourself of your power and worth.
E: 2020, I won’t doubt anything I feel is right. I did that too much this year.
What tips would you give to encourage more girls to embrace their bodies?
P: Eat healthily most of the time but allow yourself treats! Move in fun ways, find your preferred type of exercise to boost endorphins and forget about what anyone else says; wear clothes that make you feel good! Looking after yourself from the inside makes you feel great on the outside also! There is beauty in difference so embrace your beauty there is no one on this Earth that looks like you and has your essence! Work with your shape and experiment until you find colours and styles that suit your personality and style! Find things that help you feel connected to your body. For me creating my own personalised yoga and meditation routine has done wonders for my physical body and attitude towards myself.
E: I’d tell females to be proud of their bodies. God moulded each body to his image meaning each body is perfectly different. Not all china pots in a shop are the same, they have the same idea but each hold their own beauty.
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More about the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch:
The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch is located within the midst of London’s artistic and creative epicenter. Perfect for guests who are driven by an image of being part of everything culturally cool. Set within a Grade II Baroque building which was once the Old Street Magistrates Court and Police Station. The hotel features 86 guest rooms and 42 suites. Also, housed within the hotel is a 196-seat cinema, indoor swimming pool, top of the line spa, and a two-lane bowling alley perfect for private hire and events.