Hello! It’s lovely to meet you.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m Anita McLachlan. Some call me the Cossie Whispere (the Swimsuit Whisperer).
I’m the founder of Sequins and Sand and the #CossieConfidence movement.
At Sequins and Sand, the promise is simple: we're here to help women whose body shapes have changed over the years, get into a swimsuit with confidence and get their summer holiday groove back. We want you to be able to step out onto that sand feeling fabulous and make precious memories with family and friends.
To fall in love with summer all over again.
To be in those photos, not taking them.
To not feel like you have to hide behind a strategically placed towel or child in front of your body if you do decide to be in a photo.
To feel the freedom and joy that comes from not giving a toss and enjoying your summer, the way in your heat you want to, no holding back.
And I know for some of you, that’s much easier said than done.
For over 12 years I have helped 1000’s of women find THAT swimsuit and each week I am astounded by the stories of body shame and insecurity. Of unworthiness and sadness. The mere though of putting on a cossie, for all to see, in bright day light makes many women feel very vulnerable, ashamed and afraid.