Natasha Oakley and I first met before POOLSIDE launched, and have known each other for years through the marketing world in NYC, as well as through our friends in Australia. Given the fact that she’s a total beach babe, living that year-round POOLSIDE lifestyle, it felt serendipitous when our paths crossed again more recently.
Co-Founder of Monday Swimwear and the hugely popular blog A Bikini A Day blog, Tash’s pool-hopping, jet-setting, always-at-the-beach lifestyle completely aligns with our brand. Monday Swimwear is also a sustainable fashion brand, grounded in ethical practices, which we greatly love and admire as a sustainable brand ourselves.
Based in Sydney, her lifestyle and closet always calls for the perfect POOLSIDE straw tote bag. The warm weather and casual elegance of an Australian lifestyle allows for straw and raffia accessories to be worn year-round.
Tash is rarely seen without her “Mak” Beach Tote Bag which she uses as a cute daily tote bag, for dinner, around the city, or even by the beach. This style is one of our most versatile tote bags, and can be worn anywhere — from brunch to date night.
Tash was also one of the first women in the world to carry our classic beach tote, when we first launched in 2016. Here she is, pictured on South Beach in Miami.
Her large Large Short Handle Beach Tote is big enough to fit everything she needs for a full day at Soho Beach House, bouncing between the pool and the beach.