With today being the first official day of summer, that only means one thing. Time to hit the beach!
Whether it is to strut your stuff or simply to catch a few rays, no city has better plethora of options than Miami. From Sunny Isles to Delray, Magic City is where it’s at when it comes to people-watching and seeing a non-stop parade of bikini-clad, sun-kissed women.
Thanks to be a well-renowned party and tourist hot spot, South Beach is perhaps THE place to go in Miami. From Biscayne bay to the Art Deco district, Miami is a place where art, culture, tourism and beauty converge into one hot package.
A longtime hotspot for modeling, one can easily find the next up-and-coming model, by simply walking down Ocean Drive or causally strolling through Little Havana.
Could Miami-born boudoir and swimsuit model, Sarah Richards be the hot Miami model to break out?
Richards, born in Miami to Greek and American parents, the 5’4 dark-haired beauty has a look that exudes edge, freshness and a bit of cool. While she has yet to pose for any notable brands, Richards is set to shoot with a set of magazines and publications such as Implied Magazine, that will put her on the modeling radar.
On the rise and one to watch, Richards has the kind of beach-to-chic look that is perfect for South Beach, the West Coast or even New York high-fashion. A die-hard fan of her hometown Heat, Dolphins and Florida Panthers, Richards is one Miami hottie set to stand out.
Below is my Q and A with Sarah as we talk fashion, how to look good this summer on the beach and fitness.
Name: Sarah Richards
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Social media links: Instagram: @rahrah_18 | Facebook: Sarah Richards |Website: sarah.wildexpressions.net
Robert D. Cobb: What kind of model do you consider yourself? (Instagram, bikini, boudoir, lingerie)
Sarah Richards: “Bodouir, swimsuit and lingerie”
Robert D. Cobb: Where has been your favorite place to shoot?
Sarah Richards: “The beach at Ponce Inlet”
Robert D. Cobb: What is the most exciting aspect of modeling?
Sarah Richards: “The most exciting aspect of modeling is being able to travel the world and learn different cultures.”
Robert D. Cobb: With summer now here, what fashion and style tips and trends do you have for looking good when the temperature drops?
Sarah Richards: “Crop tops are in especially when the temperature goes up, they will catch the errant breeze but won’t look to messy. when hitting the streets at night backless dresses are in style when it heats up. Lastly, keep your shoes flat, opened toed and sturdy.”
Athleisure? Fashion or fitness fad?
Sarah Richards: “I love wearing yoga pants, sweat pants and hoodies when I’m working out and when I’m lounging around as well. I think athleisure is a great trend that is up in coming in fashion.”
Robert D. Cobb: What swimwear trends do you see being big this summer?
Sarah Richards: “I think that halter bikinis, Plunging one-pieces, side lacing and one shoulder bathing suits will rise to the top this summer”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your go-to swimwear style that you MUST have.
Sarah Richards: “My must-have swimsuit would be a monokini, It has been a very fashionable trend each year. This swimsuit provides a sexy look and can come in a variety of styles.”
Robert D. Cobb: Within the industry, who is your modeling inspiration?
Sarah Richards: “My modeling inspiration would be Emily Ratajkowski. She is a beautiful person inside and out. She has also worked very hard to get where she is and I admire that.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your secret to staying in shape?
Sarah Richards: “My workout and fitness secret to staying in shape is working out everyday for about 2 hours; weight training and cardio.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your workout and fitness secret to staying in shape?
Sarah Richards: “My secret to staying in shape is eating a very healthy diet with mainly organic ingredients. Diet is the most important thing in order to stay healthy.”
Robert D. Cobb: As someone who is curvy, what do you think best exudes sexiness and confidence?
Sarah Richards: “What exudes sexiness and confidence is being able to love yourself and the skin you were given. Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. We should all be confident with what we are given and embrace it.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your opinion of the whole “shaming” issue that seems to permeate across social media and how have you handled it, if any haters tried to call you out?
Sarah Richards: “In this field, you will always be judged, shamed, and frowned upon. How we handle it is what distinguishes us from the rest. You will always have haters in this world. Just ignore them and continue to be who you are. If they mind then they don’t matter. Continue to make your followers happy and ignore the haters. Just continue being you and making your fans happy.”
Robert D. Cobb: What would you say is your best feature?
Sarah Richards: “My best feature, I would say, would be my dominant cheek bones and facial structure.”
Robert D. Cobb: Any beaches you plan on hitting up this summer?
Sarah Richards: “This summer, I will be at new Smyrna Beach and South Beach.”
Robert D. Cobb: Any future projects coming down the pipeline?
Sarah Richards: “I have four shoots coming up and two publications in magazines and calendars in the next few weeks.”
Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies?
Sarah Richards: “I love to be outside; I love camping, the beach, kayaking, zip lining, paddle boarding and soaking up the sun.”
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs
Sarah Richards: “My favorite teams would have to be Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins. My favorite sport is hockey and my favorite team is the Florida Panthers.”
Robert D. Cobb: What are your favorite cities to travel to?
Sarah Richards: “My favorite places to travel to would have to be all over the Caribbean, Miami, San Diego and Greece.”
Robert D. Cobb: What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling?
Sarah Richards: “Advice I would give to woman aspiring to get into the industry: don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it or your not pretty enough or your not physically fit. Everyone is beautiful. Believe in yourself, exude confidence and you will shine.”
Special thanks to Ms. Sarah Richards for her time and assistance during the Q and A interview process. All images are used with permission and are the rightful property of their owners.