Emily, 28, rocked cargo pants, a red tank top and white sneakers, which she accessorized with gold jewelry and sunglasses. Her husband, 32, on the other hand, wore multi-colored shorts and a green T-shirt as he held Emily on one hand and a shopping bag in the other.
Whether she’s dressing up or dressing down, it’s clear that the model can rock anything — most importantly because she feels confident in her own skin. However, that wasn’t always the case. She recently got candid about a time she felt uncomfortable for her femininity.
“Two summers ago, while vacationing with my friend and her girlfriend, my friend made an offhand remark about me being ‘hyper femme,'” she said in a personal essay for Harper Bazaar’s latest issue. “It kind of threw me because in many ways, probably like anyone would, I felt that her comment was an oversimplification of my identity. In my day-to-day life, I was not aware of being femme or masc or anything but just me. Her observation surprised me and made me feel suddenly self-conscious.”
From there, the brunette beauty revealed she felt uncomfortable with her pal’s comment because she didn’t want her identity to solely be based on her sexuality. “Despite the countless experiences I’ve had in which I was made to feel extremely ashamed and, at times, even gross for playing with sexiness, it felt good to play with my feminine side then, and it still does now,” she said. “I like feeling sexy in the way that makes me, personally, feel sexy. Period.”
She added, “If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me. For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose — a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair.”