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DOMINICA COLLECTION AW | 17

We are thrilled to introduce the Dominica AW|17 collection. Our first neoprene print, and what better than leopard! Inspired by Africa, the tropics and the cooler weather we hope this collection takes your winter outfits from every day drab to exotic! We shot this collection at our favourite location, Paradiso House in Higgovale Cape Town. It was a little bitter sweet as it would be our last shoot there, as this beautiful home will.
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SUNRISE BETA BEACH SHOOT

This post is a glimpse into one February summer’s morning at Beta Beach shooting our Tropical Safari Collection. The day started off EARLY to catch the sunrise, with no time for coffee or team chatter. Our beautiful Norwegian model, Mari got changed into her first beachwear look- the Congo Sexy Halter in midnight black & the Cacao printed caftan. Even with it being peak summer in Cape Town, the air was slightly chilly for the early.
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TROPICAL SAFARI SS’16 COLLECTION

Free your wild side this summer with our Tropical Safari SS’16 collection. Inspired by our beautiful continent ~ Africa and its blend of cultures, scenic wilderness and exotic spaces. Africa has some of the most sought after luxury destinations in the world, and we are lucky enough to have paradise on our doorstep.   With this summer launch we are very proud to introduce an African inspired collection celebrating being a local African brand.
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MEET & EAT TROPICAL STYLE

Spring time has inspired us to get out of the office to find sunny spaces to work and get inspired! Cape Town is always bustling, and with new foodie joints and chic coffee shops opening every month, it’s difficult to keep up and choose a spot for a meeting or lunch date!  “I love having meetings outside the office and adding a sneaky lunch date or two into the week to catch up with.
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WHO MADE YOUR HANDBAG?

Do you ever wonder who made your plain white T-shirt, the comfy jeans or luxury handbag you are wearing? Even though we all buy fashion apparel from major credible luxury brands, its not often we get to see where the products come from! We thought we would share a little glimpse behind the scenes of the manufacturing world, so you can see how we craft Nicole Martine Beachwear products locally in Africa. Below shows.
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FAVOURITE SPACES & PLACES

This post is to give you all a glimpse into some of Nicole’s favourite spaces and where she finds inspiration from. Daily inspiration is so important. We are so lucky to live in such a time to have digital content at our finger tips to give us the inspiration we need! At Nicole Martine Beachwear, we do believe though that sometimes this digital world is not always reality and we must travel both locally.
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CITY GIRL LIVING AN ISLAND LIFESTYLE

We thought it is about time that we shared a little more behind the Nicole Martine Beachwear brand and give a glimpse to our customers and readers how the owner, Nicole Martine lives her island life in the beautiful city of Cape Town South Africa.  We have teamed up with the glamorous lifestyle photographer and stylist, Danielle King of Mandarin Photography to help us capture these moments. Nicole lives and works in Cape Town.
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ISLAND LIFE IN MAURITIUS

It’s that time of year again when our NM team leaves our winter boots and jackets behind to chase the sun to exotic Mauritius! All we could dream about in the short international plane ride was of warm balmy air, powdery white sand beaches and swimming in the turquoise calm ocean. This trip however was not all about beach dreaming and island exploring, we had exciting meetings planned to finalize the Nicole Martine SS’16/17.
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INTRODUCING THE JETSET AW’16 COLLECTION

We are thrilled to launch our Autumn Winter collection for the 2016 season. Inspired by a selection of luxurious exotic hotels around the globe and by the stylish travelling lifestyle, we introduce the Nicole Martine JetSet Collection.    The star of the collection is our new handbag line, designed and proudly made in South Africa. The designs are sleek and versatile, made from durable fabric combinations and luxury leather trims. The combinations are a.
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SUMMER ’15/16 ROUND UP

What a summer it has been! As the cooler weather approaches, we thought we would look back on a particularly fabulous summer season and share some of our highlights!   Paradis Summer Collection SS’15 This collection was a very special one, as we introduced our very own swimwear line designed in SA, made in Mauritius. With this collection we got to work with the beautiful model Morgan Shelly and talented photographer Tegan Smith. The.