MEET OUR MODELS:
For our first promotional photoshoot we did an open casting call within the local Queer community here in Central Texas and the response was overwhelming! The size of the group grew to 15 models and even though it was a stressful undertaking, we wanted to include as many people as possible to showcase not only the diversity of the community but also the wide array of body types/colors that our top accommodates. We took the time to have each volunteer fill out a questionnaire and take a portrait so we could have y'all meet each of our amazing models! Shoutout to Heather Burrell for the great photography!
Leo is a trans guy from the Austin area, he uses he/him pronouns, and you can find him on instagram @trans_nificent. Leo is wearing Umber in size XL.
Testimonial: When Leo first tried the Bareskin on the first thing he said was "Where did my nipples go?? How did y'all hide the nipples?" He spent the rest of the photoshoot inquiring about the manufacturing process and how we created a binder that he wasn't hyper-aware he was wearing.
Spencer made the drive all the way from East Texas to be a part of our photoshoot, he is trans and uses he/him pronouns. You can find him on instagram @spnncer. Spencer is wearing Rose in size XS.
Testimonial: "Honestly, it's the most comfortable binder I own. I actually forget I have this binder on."
Hayden is queer and uses he/him or they/them pronouns, you can find them @haydenaspen_is_me on instagram! Hayden is wearing Sand in size Small.
Testimonial: Hayden liked the Bareskin Binder so much that they bought one on the spot.
Alex identifies as non-binary and queer, doesn't have a pronoun preference, and can be found on instagram @chex_quest. Alex is wearing Copper in size XS.
August is trans and genderfluid, he uses he/him pronouns and is wearing Sand in size XS, he had this to say about the Bareskin Binder:
Testimonial: "Okay, non conformie babies, this Bareskin Binder is like wearing an affirmation of soft clouds around your chest. And you can swim in it!!!!!! Yes, your dreams come true. And proceeds go to Chris' top surgery. Do it. No regrets."
Vic is a queer lesbian who uses she/her pronouns, and can be found on instagram @vicstanley and tumblr @higherthancloudnine. Vic is wearing Sand in size Large.
Testimonial: "I have a 36H sized chest, and it doesn't spill out of the bottom like most other binders! Time to break out all the muscle tanks!"
Earnie is a lesbian who played basketball at UT and internationally, she uses she/her pronouns and coaches basketball in Austin. You can find her on instagram @earniewilliams. Earnie is wearing Umber in size Medium.
CJ is a trans guy who uses he/him pronouns and can be found on social media @CJkeny0n. CJ is wearing Sand in size Medium.
Testimonial: "Best company in the world and the most comfortable binder in the world!! It's like you're wearing nothing -- I can't wait to wear it every day."
Oliver uses they/them pronouns and identifies as nonbinary. You can find them on tumblr @ollieox. Ollie is wearing Rose in Size XS.
Lou identifies as non-binary and is a badass who does roller derby here in Austin. They use they/them pronouns and can be found on instagram @weezard.wee. Lou is wearing Sand in size Small.
Ren is nonbinary and is from our hometown of San Antonio! They use both he/him and they/them pronouns. Ren is wearing Rose in size XS.
Randi is a lesbian and an avid softball player here in Austin, which is probably why she looks so good in our Switch Hitter baseball tee! She uses she/her pronouns. Randi is wearing Sand in size Medium.
Kit is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, they made the trip all the way from Dallas with Oliver for the photoshoot. You can find them on instagram @catnanas. Kit is wearing Rose in size Medium.
Parker is trans and uses he/him pronouns, you can find him on instagram @princeparkeralexander. Parker is wearing Sand in Size XS.
Testimonial: "I don't feel like I'm suffocating when I wear this binder."
Kenny is our favorite model who we can never get pictures of because he's always laughing and having way too good of a time for the camera to keep up. Kenny is trans and uses he/him pronouns, you can find him on instagram @kendalleatsfood and tumblr @kickflipthetacostand. Kenny is wearing Copper in size Medium.
For our second promotional photoshoot we did an open casting call again within the local Queer community here in Central Texas and the response was as awesome as the first shoot! We had about a dozen models show up for our little river party, to show the Bareskin in action while having fun in the Texas sun. Huge thanks to Aiden Diaz for the great photography!
Beck (right) drove from San Antonio with his partner Jules (left), he is a trans man who uses he/him pronouns and can be found on tumblr, twitter, and instagram @becckettjaymes. Jules uses she/her pronouns and after try-ons she asked if she could try out a binder herself and loved it. You can find her on instagram @smiths_babe. Beck is in Rose size Large and Jules is wearing Oak in size XL.
Everett is a transguy recently relocated to Austin from Alaska, he uses he/him pronouns and can be found on instagram @mounteverett574. Everett is wearing Rose in size XS.
Ariel is good friends with one of our buddies in town, Spencer, and came out to represent the femmes who rock binders -- she uses she/her pronouns and can be found on instagram @sinful.waves.
She is wearing Oak in size XS.
Dani is a local badass in the art industry who actually played rugby against Courtney and Chris in college. They use they/them pronouns and can be found on instagram @lindsey_urias.
Dani is wearing Copper in size XXS.
Charlie is a non-binary transmasc person who uses he/him pronouns, you can find him on instagram and tumblr @whatchaudoin.
Charlie is wearing Rose in size XXL.
Alex goes to our alma mater TXST and has hopes of going to dental school, he uses he/him pronouns and can be found on instagram @gooseyguzman.
He is wearing Sand in Size Medium.
Ivan is a Health Coach from Houston and when asked what pronouns they use answered "ME", which we think is rad af. You can find Ivan on instagram @idahood_. Ivan is wearing Copper in size XS.
Amanda is a non-binary individual who uses she/her pronouns, she can be found on instagram @acoop17.
She is wearing Sand in size XS.
Georgia is non-binary and drove from College Station for our photoshoot, they use they/them pronouns and can be found on instagram @syntheticnature.
They are wearing Rose in size Small.
Dannie identifies as queer and uses they/them pronouns, you can find them on instagram @green_penned.
Dannie is wearing Sand in size Small.
Dash uses he/him pronouns and can be found on instagram and twitter @dashkinny where he posts some fckn rad photography.
Dash is wearing Oak in XXL.
Tee is from our hometown of San Antonio and is a transgender guy who uses he/him pronouns. Tee had never had a binder before our shoot and loved the Bareskin so much that we have seen him post pictures in it all over his social media, which makes us beyond happy. You can find him on instagram @teeesanders. Tee is wearing Umber in size Medium.