NICO At Home with Emily

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Emily is a crazy talented, multidisciplinary artist who works not only at a gallery scale, but also large public spaces. She creates high impact work with low impact materials and her work can be seen across the globe. 

We spent some time in Emily's Red Hill home as well as her work space at The Foundry which also houses Frank and Mimi - a business she runs with her partner Rick. The gorgeous green blanket seen throughout the shots is by our friends at Seljak Brand.

Lis chatted with Emily after the shoot:

-Photoshoots can be a really strange experience and something most of us are not really familiar with! How did you find the experience?

I actually had quite a bit of hesitation in the lead up to the shoot, but all of it dissolved on the day. The experience was so natural, and a lot of that came down to being so comfortable in the products, and feeling really comfortable with the photographer in my own space. There was no requests to "pose", and instead I was encouraged to enjoy the things I usually do in my space like stretching, making cups of tea and reading. It all felt so easy!

-You have such a beautiful home and we chatted a little bit during the shoot about the value in creating a calming space and filling it only with objects that are meaningful. Perhaps you could talk a little bit about your approach to creating your space.

Thank you! Living in such a small space has taught me so much about simplicity, quality over quantity and living consciously. I've become really fussy with what I choose to include and not include in my space - recognising that every object (no matter how small) has an impact on my mental and emotional wellbeing. While I love the way it's set up now, it did take us a few years to understand the space energetically and get it right, and I definitely still consider it a work in progress. Because I pride myself in a somewhat loose philosophy of non-attachment, everything in our house has significance and meaning, but it's by no measure curated. It's because of this approach that it feels so sacred, it really is my secret little zen-space in the middle of Brisbane. 

-Do you have any rituals or processes at home to help to relax? 

I do enjoy seemingly small rituals like taking the dog to the park, brewing myself a coffee and having a stretch. I also find it hard to fall asleep unless I have my diffuser on with essential oils that change depending on what I feel like I need at that time. 

Because of so much travel recently, feelings of routine have definitely slipped away and little rituals like brewing a morning coffee or burning essential oils have become really important to help me feel grounded. 

-Tell us what you’re working on at the moment? 

Our creative studio (Frank & Mimi) is experiencing a really incredible transition at the moment - we've taken on a part-time designer and a bunch of subcontractors, and as a result we've freed up more time to chase the projects we're really independently excited about! Since I've had more time and energy this year to focus on creative projects that truly nourish me, I'm lining up a few really exciting things. These include facilitating Australia's first sustainable public art festival Sea Walls - built entirely on the desire to celebrate our oceans through world-class artwork and build a community language around ocean stewardship. I'm also making plans to dive into a residency in central Australia with the intention of connecting more consciously with my land, and in between that I'm working on a solo show towards the end of the year. 

-Tell us a little bit about your work space The Foundry and particularly the value of the community you have going there.

The Foundry is without question the centre of my creative universe here in Brisbane. The family I have there impacts me day to day in so many ways, and having a support network of creative friends on hand really does make a world of difference to the way I approach things. They're the hardest working and most talented bunch of humans I've ever known. We all practice through different modalities, but these varying approaches to our individual crafts continue to offer me so much inspiration in my own creative practice, it's unreal. 

What makes you connect with labels like NICO and Seljak Brand?

What is there not to connect with! Our shopping choices have such a huge impact on how businesses treat people and our planet, and I truly believe that our strongest vote is with our dollar. When you put ethics first as a consumer, not only are you investing in an aesthetically pleasing, quality product that's made locally, but you are committing to an economy that's built on integrity. 

I have so much pride in my Seljak blankets and NICO underwear and basics - knowing that they're an honest reflection of my values and will last really well. And what a bonus to know I'm also supporting my mates' positive creative initiatives!

What is most important to you as you buy and use products? 

What's most important to me as a consumer I think is transparency. When consciously purchasing something, it's necessary for me to feel like I can acknowledge my preferences for style while at the same time having measurable impact on the issues I care most about. Some of the issues that continue to impact my buying choices include transparency around fair wages, organic materials, localising economy, closed loop production, empowering women, disadvantaged youth and communities.





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

Make sure the tape measure is level with the ground all the way around.

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.

 

HIPS: Stand with your feet together and measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your hips (usually just below the hip bones at the top of the buttocks).

 

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Get some tips on bra fitting here. ​

 

NICO BRAS

 TRIANGLE STYLES:

 

UNDERBUST

BUST

XS

63-67cm

74-79cm

S

68-72cm

80-85cm

M

72-77cm

86-91cm

L

78-82cm

92-97cm

 

 FULL CUP/UNDERWIRE STYLES:

 

First measure your underbust - this will give you your band size.

 

  Band Size:

UNDERBUST

BAND SIZE

63-67cm

6

68-72cm

8

73-77cm

10

78-82cm

12

83-87cm

14

 

Now measure your bust. Subtract your underbust measurement from your bust measurement. The difference will give you your cup size.

 

  Cup Size:

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNDERBUST & BUST MEASUREMENTS

CUP SIZE

10.5-13cm

A

13-15.5cm

B

15.5-18cm

C

18-20.5cm

D

20.5-23cm

DD

 

Bra sizing is about the difference in size between the band (the number) and the cup (the letter). The two are relative! That's why cup sizes vary on different size bands. For example the cup volume of a 10B is bigger than the cup volume of an 8B.

When you change just the cup size, it won't affect your band size. However when you change band sizes, the cup size changes slightly too. So you may find that when you go up a band size, you may have to go down a cup size and visa versa.

This also explains what is sometimes called 'sister sizes'. Basically, each bra size has two sister sizes that are very similar in 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

 While every body is different, lots of people find they can fit bras within the sister range.

This stuff can be a bit tricky to get your head around but we are happy to help! Just email us for any questions about finding the right fit: orders@nicounderwear.com

 

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NICO BRIEFS & LEGGINGS

 

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, 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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