NICO at Home with Amy

SHOP BASIC TEE - GREY MARLE

SHOP UNDERWIRE BRA - GREY MARLE AND HIGH WAISTED BRIEF - GREY MARLE

SHOP FULL CUP WIREFREE BRA BLACK AND HIGH WAISTED BRIEF BLACK 

SHOP BODYSUIT - WHITE

Lis:The idea of having a photoshoot in your underwear can be a daunting prospect. How did you find the experience?

Amy: Initially the idea of stripping down to my underwear for a photo-shoot in the middle of winter was daunting I'm not going to lie, however, I’m becoming more comfortable with stepping outside of my comfort zone to embrace opportunity and gain experience.

The process was empowering, soothing and relaxing. I felt connected to the process as a whole, completing forgetting that I was in my underwear and finding comfort in the conversation and relaxed nature of the shoot. 

 Lis: What does self-care look like for you?

Amy: The most important thing for me when it comes to self-care, in particular when I’ve had really exhausting days and weeks, is to nourish my body and soul. 

I love cooking clean, wholesome meals on the daily. I can spend hours in the kitchen preparing broths and ferments whilst making meals for the week ahead. It’s a natural channel for my creative meditation, where I will research all these recipes and then utilise what ever I have in the pantry or fridge.  I enjoy the experimental process and even more so, sharing what I've created with the people in my life.

 Movement is a big part of my routine, especially when it comes to calming my anxieties. Through yoga and pilates I’ve found breath work really useful in restoring balance when things seem a little overwhelming. I’ve recently started (again) practicing daily meditation in the form of Vedic or transcendental which I find is the one form of meditation practice that I've found the easiest to understand and latch onto. Through breath work and a mantra (given to me by my teacher Jac Lewis of The Broadplace), I find it extremely useful in calming the nerves and processing thoughts. Relaxing in an epsom salt bath, frequent acupuncture and resting when necessary are all key components to keeping a balanced and calm perspective.

 Lis: What makes you feel strong? 

Amy: Outside of physical movement, it's when I feel a strong sense of self-worth, confidence or vulnerability. For me, it can be after I've achieved something (work-related or personal) and I'm in a really positive state of mind, when I'm around my family or friends and I'm able to totally let-go or when I step outside of my comfort-zone and surprise myself. 

Lis: Your work as an interior designer sees you creatively developing a range of spaces. What’s your approach when working with a new space? 

Amy: I try to work quite intuitively when I begin working on a new space as the beginning of the process can be quite conceptual and creative. The main overarching things that will govern my initial direction is the client and the space itself - who is it for and what will be done in it. I really enjoy meeting the client and seeing the space for this reason, it allows me to get a sense of who they are, what they're striving for and their key requirements, as this will start to determine the initial brief. I then start space planning whilst also having a sense of how I want the users to move and feel in that space - functionality, psychology and aesthetics all have a part to play for a successful design.  

Lis: Your lovely house has a beautiful sense of calm and warmth to it. What is important to you in your home and how do achieve it? 

Amy: Thank you Lis, that's very kind of you to say. I'm your stereotypical Cancerian when it comes to the importance of home as I'm quite the home body - it's my sanctuary, my safe space. I surround it and fill my home with things that bring me joy and a-lot of those things, have been either created or gifted by beautiful friends. I also find greenery and floral arrangements very grounding as well as soft lighting, artworks, books and trinkets from travelling or fossicking in antique stores. 

Lis: What is the key to creating a space that balances aesthetics with function? 

Amy: I feel the key to creating a balanced space requires understanding of what its users are, its purpose and its context. Throughout the design process the function will influence the form and or/ aesthetics of the space and in turn, the form will then influence its function. To balance the two there needs to be a considered, engaged approach; an unraveling of a story that encompasses both the space and the user as oppose to a 'just because everyones doing it' approach. 

Lis: How do you incorporate sustainability into your design process? 

Amy: This question is a difficult one to answer and one I find myself constantly at war with, within the building and construction industry. It's also extremely variable depending on the client, the budget and the project. I think it begins with being informed and educated on products and materials, as well as the processes behind it all. I do my best to specify and support products that are Australian designed and made, raw local materials such as sustainably sourced or recycled timbers, specifying materials that aren't filled with toxic substances (which will not only effect the end user but the producer, installer and our environment) as well as selecting finishes that will last years as oppose to days. 

For example, in new commercial projects it really makes a difference working alongside the architect/s, builder and client as the base build works can typically include a carpet and ceiling tiles in an empty shell and this too often will get removed and thrown to land-fill as soon as the tenancy is leased. Halting this process and educating the developer / client not only saves on costs but also lessens material waste. Current workplace fitouts are all about exposed surfaces and concrete soffits at the moment anyway! Designing a space that is considered, functional and flexible will, in turn, lend itself to a longer life. 

Flowers by The Stone Willow Studio.





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The tape measure should be snug but not cutting into your body.

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BUST: Measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).

 

UNDERBUST: Measure all the way around your body at the top of your ribcage - just underneath the bust.

 

WAIST: Measure all the way around your body at the smallest part of your waist.

 

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 TRIANGLE STYLES:

 

UNDERBUST

BUST

XS

63-67cm

74-79cm

S

68-72cm

80-85cm

M

73-77cm

86-91cm

L

78-82cm

92-97cm

XL

83-87cm

98-103cm

 

 FULL CUP/UNDERWIRE STYLES:

 

Band Size 8: (68 - 72cm underbust measurement)

 A Cup Bust Measurement

B Cup Bust Measurement

C Cup Bust Measurement

78.5 - 84cm

83 - 86.5cm

85.5 - 89cm

Band Size 10: (73 - 77cm underbust measurement)

 B Cup Bust Measurement

C Cup Bust Measurement

D Cup Bust Measurement

E Cup Bust Measurement

88 - 91.5cm

90.5 - 94cm

93 - 96.5cm

98.5 - 102cm

Band Size 12: (78 - 82cm underbust measurement)

C Cup Bust Measurement

D Cup Bust Measurement

F Cup Bust Measurement

95.5 - 99cm

98 - 101.5cm

106 - 109.5cm

Band Size 14: (83 - 87cm underbust measurement)

C Cup Bust Measurement

D Cup Bust Measurement

DD Cup Bust Measurement

100.5 - 104cm

103 - 106.5cm

105.5 - 109cm

Band Size 16: (88-92cm underbust measurement)

DD Cup Bust Measurement

F Cup Bust Measurement

G Cup Bust Measurement

110.5 - 114cm

116 - 119.5cm

118.5 - 121cm

 

 

SISTER SIZING:

If you we don't make your size, there's a good chance we make your sister size! Most people find they are easily able to wear their sister sizes so we recommend using the table below to choose your size.

Bra Size Sister Size 1 Sister Size 2
8A/Small 6B  10AA
8B/Small 6C 10A
8C/Medium 6D 10B
10B/Medium 8C 12A
10C/Medium 8D 12B
10D/Large 8DD 12C
12C/Large 10D 14B
12D/Large 10DD 14C
14C 12D 16B
14D 12DD 16C
14DD 12E 16D

 

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HIP

WAIST

XS/6

82-87cm

55-60cm

S/8

88-93cm

61-66cm

M/10

94-99cm

67-72cm

L/12 100-105cm 73-78cm

XL/14

106-111cm

79-84cm

 

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NICO BODYSUITS, SWIM ONE PIECES, DRESSES & TEES

 

BUST

WAIST

HIP

XS

74-79cm

55-60cm

82-87cm

S

80-85cm

61-66cm

88-93cm

M

86-91cm

67-72cm

94-99cm

L

92-97cm

73-78cm

100-105cm

 

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