One glance and it’s immediately apparent that Filomena Natoli is not to be forgotten.
Yet the Australian-born and Sydney-based makeup artist has managed to keep a low profile.
Her au-natural approach and bohemian ease are as beguiling as her striking portfolio: she’s worked with everyone from Elle Macpherson to Shanina Shaik and Hailey Baldwin. Not to mention her work on prestigious fashion editorials for Vogue Australia and Instyle Australia.
Best known for her behind-the-scenes work, here Natoli steps into the spotlight and grants us a rare glimpse into what it looks like to get away, Aussie-style.
Marysia Swim is…
Laid back luxury.
What’s your favorite Marysia swimsuit?
Hands down, the Palm Springs bikini. I love the hybrid of athleticism (its sports bra-style silhouette which ensures great coverage and functionality) and charm (thanks to it being edged in your signature scallops).
What is your style advice for vacation packing?
It’s all about packing pieces that are versatile! This summer, I plan to live in the Mano slip dress It’s a classic spaghetti-strap silk slip that’s just as effortless and easy to wear on the beach as it is après-swim for cocktails- without having to stop to consider a thing. The bias-cut and ruffled hemline is also a noteworthy detail.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
That’s a tough one! I am betwixt and between the Bahamas and Bora Bora. Both islands embody a boundless beauty like nothing else on earth. I didn’t know what it meant to truly switch-off and relax until I visited.
What are your five packing essentials this summer?
What’s your favorite way to spend time as a family?
Traveling together is definitely the ultimate luxury. However, a quiet and lazy summer day spent by the pool (accompanied by a barbeque lunch) is also always a family favorite.
What important lesson do you want to teach your girls?
Gratitude not attitude.
Photography by Laura Goodall
Balenciaga Tote bag and towel
Oliver People sunglasses
All jeans are vintage 501’s
Sarah J Curtis large hat
Celine button down shirt and sunglasses
Ryan Storer x Albus lumen neck and ankle cuff