Blogger Interview – Ally From Substance Blog

This month Kini is collaborating with one of our favourite bloggers, Ally Carey. Her blog, ‘Substance Blog’ is filled with health, fashion, lifestyle and beauty posts that we love reading. Ally is a woman of many talents – a model, owner of vintage clothing store Who Killed Bambi, freelance social marketing manager and of course, a full time blogger. Talk about girl power! Not only did Ally design two amazing pieces of custom swimwear with Kini, but she also agreed to answer a few questions for us.

Describe the swimwear styles that work best for you.
I have a larger bust and small hips, so I love styles which I can select the sizing. I love all styles, because each have their own amazing feature.

Who are your fashion icons and why?
I love Cindy Lauper for her ability to mix and match, her eclectic style is amazing. I love Grace Kelly for her elegance and I love Alexa Chung for her tomboy meets girly style.

Name 3 bloggers we need follow?
My interests aren’t just fashion blogs. In fact, food and design blogs outweigh the number of fashion blogs I look at. Chiara from The Blonde Salad, The Design Files, The Whole Pantry.

What’s your swimwear trend prediction for SS 14/15?
Razor style necklines and long sleeved crops.

What’s your beauty tip for summer?
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Also, make sure you wear suncream. I know it sounds simple, but you really must!

What is the destination at the top of your travel bucket list?
Anywhere beautiful for my impending honeymoon!

Give us your favourite memory of the beach?
I have grown up with the beach so close to home. I would go there after school basically everyday.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
You need to put the hours into your passions – you’re the only one who can make your dreams a
reality. You can’t just wait for things to fall into your lap.

What’s your favourite summer time tune?
Anything that is uplifting and perfect for road trips! The Drums is always on that list.

What’s favourite summer beverage?
Fresh fruit juice by day, ice cold sangria by night!

We couldn’t agree more! Check out Substance Blog for an endless supply of gorgeous photos (taken by her fiancé Jonathan Hayward) and great content – including Ally’s custom kinis. If you love her designs, you can buy a pair by heading to Kini Swimwear. It’s easy with our new ready-to-wear Kini shop.


This month a portion of all custom kini sales will be donated to the NBCF in support of Breast Cancer Month.

Photographs featuring Ally Carey, taken by Jonathan Hayward

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