It’s been a while since my last post, and there is so much to tell!
Firstly happy birthday Simona for Sunday!! I’ve hardly had a chance to see her this week, and you will see why…
A couple of weeks ago I found out that we would be going on a trip to Mauritius to assist the fashion editor on five main fashion shoots for the Sunday supplement. Anyway, at the beginning of last week we realised we would have to fly out on the Sunday if we were going to be back in time for deadlines!!! This was SO exciting but we also had a lot of work to do if we were going to prep five shoots in four days! I spent the week helping the fashion editor to call in clothes and get everything for the stories we needed. On Friday we almost ended up not going when at the last minute our flights still weren’t booked! The finally got booked at 7pm on the Friday, and on Sunday afternoon we flew off to Mauritius….
The island was amazing. As we drove into the resort the beach looked like paradise. We stayed at The Sugar Beach resort and it had everything we could ever need. It was situated right n the beach and I could look out over the sea from my bedroom!
The beach at our hotel
The fashion editor decided on five shoots that we would be doing out there; block coloured swimwear, beach cover-ups, nautical, summer wardrobe, and tennis. The tennis shoot was the most important as it has to coincide with the start of Wimbledon. The hotel had fantastic tennis courts that were perfect for the shoot.
Although they all came out so well, my favourite shoot of the week has to be beach cover ups. The kaftans were styled with lots of jewellery, and we even had a horse on the beach, given the impression that the model was stranded on a desert island.
There is so much I could write about the trip but for me these were the highlights. It was hard work but well worth it, and we even got a little bit of time off on the last day to sunbathe!!
I arrived back in England on Saturday night and as so tired!! I ended up having quite a chilled out weekend, even though I had planned for it to be much busier. So a very busy week, and I was back in the office today writing up everything from the shoots and returning all the clothes to the PR’s.