Summer is the season that it seems we wait all year to arrive, and then passes in a flash. This year, we wanted to really channel the season in all its glory, so we recruited one of the hottest babes around — Julie Henderson, swimsuit model and Sports Illustrated sweetheart — and transformed her into our ultimate sunshine girl.
Not only is Julie as relaxed and fun-loving as you’d imagine, she was only too willing to dip, dive, and shimmy her way through the day wearing some of the season’s biggest trends — from fringed bikinis to floral prints. Want to achieve some of the looks you see here? Try your hand at simple, classic silhouettes updated with unexpected colors, embellishments or contradictions — and also, don’t be afraid of accessories!
Here, get a glimpse at Julie as our ultimate summer gal, and learn about the busy swimsuit model’s packing tips, work-out secrets, and closet must-haves.
Photographer: Ungano and Agriodimas
Stylist: Liz Doupnik
Makeup Artist: Chifumi Nambashi
Hair Stylist: Matt Fugate at the Wall Group
Model: Julie Henderson at Select Model Management
Producer: Liz Doupnik
Editorial Director: Marni Golden
Photographer Assistants: Devlin Shand, Tommy Agriodimas
Fashion Assistant: Kaitlan Brown