If there’s one thing to get you excited about Daniel Lee’s new collection for Bottega Veneta, it’s model Elsa Hosk wearing nothing but the highly coveted baby blue mules and a bikini by the poolside in the South of France.

Along with an itsy bitsy teenie weenie blue bikini of the same shade, a VERY slender Hosk (a little too slender to be honest) poses by the kind of pool one would dream of for their European vacay.

The sexy montage – including one particularly risqué snap of pert cheeks – features a very toned, very taut and very tall Hosk soaking up the French sunshine in the high-cut bikini and sought-after Sandal in Napa Dream.

Along with Bottega’s Pouch and Mesh Pump, the square-toe Mule is one of the most anticipated styles of Lee’s debut collection for the House, with waitlists already brimful. And while we thought we had big plans for the shoe (Bottega’s sublime knotted-strap satin pencil dress, obviously), they somehow didn’t include a thong bikini and an infinity pool.

But, if anyone is going to convince us to give it go, it’s Hosk. The dash of confidence we need before decamping to Europe (now a rite of passage for any sun-loving Australian), it’s not only inspired us to hit F45 but also flirt with glamorous resort-dressing. Besides, heels by la piscine – or even the sand – is totally acceptable in say Mykonos, Capri or Cannes. So if you’ve booked an idyllic European getaway, we say embrace Elsa and do poolside-chic like the locals do: glam.

Sinking in the sand has never been so stylish.

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