Sita Abellán has a thing for snakes. Just a few days ago in Milan, she got a tattoo of the slithery reptile (and well-known internet insult) on the inside of her right wrist. “It’s my new logo,” the Spanish DJ, model, and onetime star of a Rihanna music video says of her fresh ink. “The image of a snake is really sexy. I think it represents what a woman is, but not in a bad way.” Proving that exact notion is her outfit du jour: a black-and-red faux snakeskin bikini, affixed to her neck by some heavy silver chains, and a pair of cropped snakeskin pants, finished off with a rhinestone zipper.
In fact, the bikini top was dreamed up by Abellán and brought to life through her new collaboration with Los Angeles streetwear brand, Freak City. The collection, which is comprised mostly of bikinis and fishnet crop tops, debuted at MADE LA, a fashion festival that has taken on the task of making fashion cool again in the City of Angels.
Considering her notoriety as a techno DJ, her inspiration for this range comes from a rather unexpected source: Lil’ Kim. “I wasn’t really a fan of hers growing up, but now I’m really inspired by her style,” Abellán says, referencing Lil’ Kim’s wardrobe in the ’90s.
A simple Google search will prove that Lil’ Kim’s best outfits over the years have included bikinis. She’s worn a chinchilla fur swimsuit, rocked quite a few leopard print triangle tops, and even donned a beaded paisley string tie with a matching kimono on the red carpet.