Sea. Sex. Summer. That's what I want. Maybe now more than ever. With being back to real life and all, I can't help but long for my lobster tan and too-gay-to-function short shorts. I was mostly drunk at the time, so I was pretty down with all that realness. To everybody else: #SorryNotSorry #NoH8. That's pretty much what this issue is all about: a celebration of youth, freedom and basically being banging. Whether you're on the sauce or not.
So here's what we briefed: scout a few sexy locations, cast some gorgeous, and interpret summer fashion however you like. You'll love Gavin Kleinschmidt's "Venice Noon Parade" with the lovely Gillian at Full Circle Models – and if our title story "SeaSexSummer" by Marijke Willems doesn't make you feel funny downtown, you're probably a robot. Also, you have bigger problems. You may remember our latest cover star from a little TV show called the Olympics. Yup. That happened. Check out Olympian Cameron Van Der Burgh in "Night Swimming" by Steve Marais and Jess Lupton. You're welcome. There's much more fashion, beauty and general hotness to let wash over you, so best you werk it. If you think you've got what it takes to land a spread with us (and who are we kidding, we spread like cooking grease), head on over to our Submissions page here. You'll find the upcoming issue briefs, inspirational mood-boards and guidelines to help you get published. Spoiler alert: the next issue is called "Hunger" and we're taking it to level42 – maybe you want to trip down the rabbit hole with us.
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