As far as we’re concerned, being a swimwear designer sounds pretty awesome—in our heads it consists of frequently traveling to far-flung beach locales in the name of “inspiration” and “research.” And while that may be valid to an extent, it turns out these bikini mavens do lead pretty normal lives—they work in an office, have their go-to neighborhood lunch spots and take meetings just like the rest of us. Or at least that’s the case with Marysia Reeves of cult-favorite swim brand Marysia, who’s racked up an impressive roster of fans (including celebs like Kate Bosworth, Megan Fox and Karolina Kurkova) with her signature scalloped-edge suits. Here, she takes us through a typical workday in her new LA neighborhood, Venice Beach.
9am: "Morning meet-up at local hotspot The Butcher's Daughter for a feel-better tea with my friend."
10am: "We just moved into a new office space, and the kitchen is in the works."
11am: "Great minds think alike! We are a team of kicks—and I’m the black sheep."
12pm: "Lunch from Gjelina Take Away—it's so yummy and such a pretty space."
1pm: "Designer Jenni Kayne and I are launching a collab in June—this is her stopping by our new studio for a meeting."
2pm: "Special delivery—flowers from friends to congratulate us on the big move to Venice Beach."
3pm: "Time for a touch-up—highlights with Cherin Choi at Ramirez Tran salon."
5pm: "Back at the office approving photo samples."
6pm: "Jenni Kayne is the best party-thrower in town and I was so happy to have her design the first event in our new studio in Venice. This is minutes before all the guests arrived for dinner."
7:30pm: "Sunset views on the way home—it doesn't get better than this."
Antibes Printed Scalloped Bandeau Bikini
Santa Barbara Striped One-Shoulder Swimsuit
Mott Scalloped Halterneck Bikini