A Chat With Tia Provost!

photo @jbadou

photo @jbadou

When it comes to your body and how you look, doing anything for the benefit of someone else and not yourself is never going to be fulfilling for your self worth.
— tia

You are such a bright sunshine person, one is always guaranteed to smile when looking at your feed and especially watching your stories, what do you do to channel all of that happiness? 

Ohhhh, thank you! That is so sweet to hear! 

I am a very light hearted, happy person, I always have been. But it definitely comes down to the upbringing I had, the support and guidance from my parents, who I choose to surround myself with now, and the nest I make for myself so that my environment is as positive as it can be.

I have taken the time to be on my own and learn about myself, who I am as an individual. I have learnt to recognise my emotions and what I am needing. If I am ever feeling off, I go into my room and look around. I have created this bright positive space where you can't help but feel great in. I have chakra wall hangings, vision boards with my goals and dreams, salt lamps, crystals flowing all over my table and the blinds up to let in that beautiful natural light.

If I'm ever in a really down state that even my room can't help me then thats when I have the support of those trusted few that I have close to me. That take no crap and tell it like it is. They keep me real.

I also find im happiest when I'm out in nature, be it by the ocean, in the desert or in the bush. Nothing makes my heart sign with joy more than walking around with my dog and basking in the glory of this world around us.

When it comes to people its simple. Treat others how you wish to be treated. I was brought up with the mentality that if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Everyone seems so quick these days to cut others down just to make themselves feel better and its completely unnecessary. Coming from a small town you acknowledged people as they walked by - wether you knew them or not, and this is something that I've tried to bring to my life in the city (within reason). Something as simple as a smile...you have no idea what the people around you are dealing with or going through, and by you giving them that small smile it may just be the catalyst they need to turn their thoughts around.

The mind is a powerful thing. It can be our best friend or our worst enemy.


photo @blessedpixels | lingerie @maryhollandlingerie

photo @blessedpixels | lingerie @maryhollandlingerie

As a firm believer that lingerie is worn for yourself first and foremost, what are your thoughts? 

100%!!!

When it comes to your body and how you look, doing anything for the benefit of someone else and not yourself is never going to be fulfilling for your self worth.

Too often we give away our power and we need to start standing up and taking it back.


Photo @blessedpixels

Photo @blessedpixels

photo @iamjtgallery | Lingerie @brasnthings

photo @iamjtgallery | Lingerie @brasnthings

photo @eugenia.shpakovska | lingerie @kat_thelabel

photo @eugenia.shpakovska | lingerie @kat_thelabel

As a model you get to wear so many styles and brands, what do you look for personally when buying lingerie for yourself? 

Honestly it depends what the lingerie is going to be for. 

If its my everyday lingerie for running around and doing errands then comfort, support, breathability and practicality are the main things that I look for. I’m always out with my dog in nature, so I need pieces that are going to suit that lifestyle.

Bra wise, the ladies need to be supported. First and foremost. I’m always going to have bounce so I need something that is going to minimise that. When I’m at home the bra comes straight off! I hate being in underwire for too long as its such a fragile area to have underwire digging in on your ribs and lymph glands, cutting you off. So I live in crop tops that still give me the support through the thick band without the pressure of the underwire.

I try to wear cotton undies as much as possible because its such a sensitive delicate area, but always bright and colourful! I live in a nude thong and bra for work so I wear colour as much as I can.

If I’m looking for lingerie to wear for myself, or for my significant other, then I get more creative. Thats when I get cheekier cuts and designs out, I’m not so stressed about the support. Its more about how it looks and how I feel wearing it. 

For knickers I like brazilian style, and I really like wearing lace. I prefer pieces that come up higher over my hips so that they allow the eye to flow down and highlight my waist. I also really love undies that are full at the back in the middle and then switch to lace over the cheeks, so that you get that sexy you can see but not too much. 

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Book I'm Reading

My mum gave it to me with a beautiful note inside and I haven't had the chance to read for awhile so I'm excited to get stuck into it again.


A huge Congratulations is in order on your new representation in the US, what is an American treat you can’t wait to indulge in

Thank you!!! I am so happy to finally be over here!! 

There hasn't been one standout american treat really...I am gluten free so that cuts a lot of things out! Hahaha. And even though I am a sweet tooth my cravings have changed, I no longer want the refined sugar taste.

One thing that did hit me when I first landed and I don’t know why, but I started craving fro-yo! I used to have it in London every now and then but there was something about being in LA that made me want it...I like the plain natural tart with crushed almonds. That is my jam! 

I did also find a place right by my new apartment that does the best gluten free waffles and pancakes that I’ve ever tasted! So i’m going to have to be careful and watch myself that I don’t go there too often!! Hahahahaha


There is no wrong location in or out to have an amazing night, for you what is the perfect night in vs. the perfect night out? 

Oh I'm such a grandma my friends always mock me for it!

For a night in...an early dinner, like 6ish is good haha, and then anything that involves either a rosewater bath with candles or a book, chilling on the couch watching a movie, doing a face mask, having a sleepover/catch up with a friend, and going to bed around 10ish!

If I can curl up with my dog then thats 100% life complete! And I love being able to lay there and see the stars. Watch as the clouds drift by.

For a night out...depends, I'm not a clubber at all but I do LOVE latin dancing! It is one of the very few things that I will stay up late for. So either going latin dancing and sweating my butt off as I don't stop! Having a nice dinner with my mates, or having a bonfire under the stars...I love the smell of bonfires and find watching fire to be so meditative.


Favorite non-social media app -

I wouldn't know what I'd do without FaceTime and being able to see my friends and family no matter where I am or they are in the world.

 

For fun song of the moment – 

Ahhhhh depends what mood I'm in!! Hahaha it honestly does.

I have very diverse taste in music, and I tend to skip through songs.

Anything that has a great latin beat so I can shimmy away, or the power of instrumental songs - I love Yiruma, his piano playing is exquisite! I love R&B...and any song that I can sing along to and belt out when no ones around.

Im great at doing one man show concerts!


Photo @blessedpixels

Photo @blessedpixels

Luxurious Lingerie Addiction

Well, Hello Lingerie Addiction what a treat it is to feature @Lingerie_Lux she is such a beauty, with fantastic taste in lingerie. Mixed with positive energy, a flirty fun inventory of Agent Provocateur pieces it is always a treat when she pops up in my feed. A fabulous reminder to always enjoy the journey of finding pieces that you love, then wearing them!

Agent Provocateur | Le 'TIGRE' playsuit

I adore your feed, you were not only one of the first accounts I followed but one of the first images I featured. What drew you create your feed and how did you select your name?

Thanks! I think I created my feed because I think one day I was just ‘feeling myself’ and had enough lingerie to start posting. It would be a shame for so many beautiful pieces to be locked up in a drawer. The name came from my love of luxury lingerie. I love premium looking pieces (even without the price tag!) and wanted my feed to reflect that.

The Miss AP | 'Jet'

The Miss AP | 'Jet'

I know for a time there you were a shop girl, did that give you a bigger addiction? What was the most valuable thing you learned?

The opportunity to become a shop girl came from me being such an addict already! I was working for another lingerie company at the time and the girls there could see how much I adored Agent Provocateur so they took me on.

My collection definitely expanded once I was working for them and seeing all the beautiful pieces before they were released gave me so much hype around the products.

Working at Agent Provocateur taught me so much about the secret lives of women and their relationship with their body. What I got out of watching women undress and comment on how much they hated how they looked made me realize we all need to be kinder to ourselves. We are all beautiful.

Agent Provocateur | 'Birthday Suit'

Agent Provocateur | 'Birthday Suit'

Incorporating lingerie into your daily life becomes a life long love affair, how do you see your lingerie style evolving in your future?

It’s funny, I have so many pieces that are ‘risqué’ and I have no problem having a little nip slip here and there on my Instagram but outside @lingerie_lux I’m quite conservative with what I wear. I’ll be honest and say 90% of the time I’m wearing a black t-shirt bra and nude coloured undies!

This weekend just passed I put on the ‘Stone’ bra by Agent Provocateur as a top to wear to a bar and was so unsure of it I changed into something else. I was convinced otherwise and was so glad I wore it out because I felt so damn sexy. I’d love to feel this more often and show off my collection a little more.

Stella McCartney | 'Millie Drawing' Bodysuit

Stella McCartney | 'Millie Drawing' Bodysuit

What are you looking for the most when selecting pieces for yourself?

I always look for something different. I think my collection varies widely, from daring and borderline dominatrix like the ‘Jet’ corset to the sweet and delicate ‘Bethanie’ set. I freakin’ love marabou so anything fluffy flies with me.

Agent Provocateur | 'Mary-Lou'

Agent Provocateur | 'Mary-Lou'

Do you feel your peers have the same view on lingerie?

I know of lot of girls in my friendship circle who love the way lingerie makes them look and feel, but don’t have the share the obsession I have. They can definitely appreciate a good pair of knickers though!


Agent Provocateur | 'Jenika' dress

Agent Provocateur | 'Jenika' dress

Last little Fun Facts

Vinyl or CD? CD! I have so many from my teen years and love playing them in my car

• What is your favorite Color? Baby blue

• What was the last book you read? ‘We were on a break’by Lindsey Kelk. My first ever e-book purchase!

What is your favorite Song? ‘Telescope’ – Golden Features

Late Nights or Early Mornings? Late nights!

Tea or Coffee? Tea

Lingerie_Lux on Instagram

Stefani + Coco de Mer

Stefani Loves The Coco

STEFANI STEFANI STEFANI! I mean could she just not be more perfect! Stefani Sober, a stunning talented model that you will find gracing magazine covers, fronting sexy campaigns, and being a genuine everyday amazing lady on her Instagram feed. I had the honor of photographing her a few years ago and we have been loving from a far since then. When I saw this campaign I screamed for sure and let it be said, Coco de Mer your casting skills are lit. The Valentines Collection is dreamy, sexy and enticing. 

What went through your mind when you first saw all of the pieces you would be wearing?

The entire collection definitely stood out I must admit, the detailed work around it, the perfect fit, the quality.. a lingerie line I felt humbled to represent. It screamed sex in the most expensive and elegant way possible.

This collection is so incredibly elegant and sensual, what piece was the hardest to leave behind? And what piece did you take!

Gaia golden set was incredible! (Picture above) and the feel to it is something every woman needs; primarily for herself ... It unleashes the confidence you never knew you had and makes you a Botticelli's Venus of the night.

Definitely recommend!

Rhea Slip | coco de mer 

rhea balcony bra

rhea balcony bra

ardea | coco de mer 

ardea | coco de mer 

gaia bodysuit | coco de mer