How To Have The Best Summer Ever

Imaan Hammam is an Instagram star and supermodel in the making. We got her to share her best summer memories and tell us three do's for the season ahead.
May 27, 2016

Can you sense it? The best season of the year is approaching and your body is begging you to tear off those layers of clothing and embrace the carefree and laidback lifestyle that summer lends to your life. 

19-year-old model Imaan Hammam is one of the stars in H&M's Forever Summer campaign and one of the young talents taking the fashion industry by storm. She's a social media star and a model most-wanted. During the past year, she's been seen in loads of editorials for Vogue, in campaigns for the world's most respected labels – and in the H&M Studio A/W 16 show in Paris. 

But now – she's about to take a well-deserved break.

"This summer I want to go with a group of friends to Greece, Italy and Croatia. I’ve never been on a group trip with all of my friends, so I am really looking forward to it! Beyond that, having fun, with plenty of beach time is what I am looking forward to!"

We were swimming with sea turtles, baby sharks and coral reef fish.
Imaan Hammam

WHAT THREE THINGS DOES EVERYONE NEED TO DO BEFORE SEPTEMBER?

1. GO TO A FESTIVAL OR PARTY ON THE BEACH.
"In New York, there are amazing beach parties with DJs and I always have the best time."

2. GO SURFING!
"... or at least attempt to. Paddle boarding is also another great summer hobby."

3. SUNTAN
"Get a tan!!! Probably the best thing about summer!"

HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT IN THE SUMMER?
"Summer is my favourite season. My personality can be a bit weather-driven, so when it's sunny and hot outside I smile and want to have fun. Everybody is just having the best time and enjoying themselves."

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO EAT IN THE SUMMER?
"I love to start my day with Acai Bowls and fresh juices – keeping it simple. For lunch I love to have a mixed green salad and grilled vegetables. And for dinner some grilled or steamed fish."

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SUMMER OUTFIT?
"Well, in the summer I like to dress in something that is comfortable, light and breathable. I have this really cute dress, which I found at a vintage store. It’s made in satin and is SO comfortable. Linen is another good summer choice. Shorts, and T-shirts are a go-to as well."

WHAT WILL YOU LISTEN TO THIS SUMMER?
"In the summer I love listening to some good reggae, r'n'b and hip hop. Popcaan, Kranium, Wizkid, Drake, Rihanna, and The Weeknd are my favourite artists at the moment."

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SUMMER MOMENT!
"[It happened] last summer, when I vacationed in Bali. We went scuba diving in what was probably the clearest water ever… it was unreal. We were swimming with sea turtles, baby sharks and coral reef fish. It was honestly like being in another world – it was so amazing!"

 

IMAAN HAMMAM

AGE: 19

LOCATION: New York

OCCUPATION: Model

TWITTER: @imaanhammam

INSTAGRAM: @imaanhammam

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