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 shoot was located at a stunning home in Higgovale, we were surrounded by lush gardens and a 15m turquoise pool – tropical heaven! See more of our behind the scenes of our shoot here: https://nicolemartine.com/paradis-collection-shoot-springsummer-15/
Working with amazing interns International and local
We were very fortunate to have two gorgeous enthusiastic interns over the summer – Tyra from Cape Town and Verena all the way from Austria, Europe. These girls were such fun to work with and provided lots of office fun and hard work to launch the Paradis summer collection.
South Africa is known for being one of the top wedding destinations in the world as we have such a diverse range of locations for weddings. Summer in South Africa, is also wedding season! We loved working with all our brides, creating custom makeup bag gifts for their wedding parties. It is a gift you can keep forever and who doesn’t love seeing their name on a gift J We also launched two new pastel colours which we are obsessed with – lilac and mint. These are available to customise, detail here: https://nicolemartine.com/customize-your-own-make-up-bag/ or to purchase without embroidery: https://nicolemartine.com/product-category/makeup-bags/
Proudly local travels over summer
Okay well I could include a gallery of images here, as our country is particularly beautiful in summer! We decided to travel local this past summer and enjoy the beauty of South Africa. From the humid exotic beaches of North KZN, long stretching white sands in Plettenberg Bay, water sports in Breede River, whale watching in Hermanus and of course hitting some of the top beaches in the world on our doorstep in Cape Town. It was a truly magical summer, consistent warm sunshine, no travel dramas and pure relaxation in nature! Can we go back!
Wellness in the City summer beach shoot collaboration
You have probably seen these stunning uber healthy girls from Wellness in the City (local aspirational health & wellness blog) in our social media feed. This is a collaboration that we absolutely loved, inspired by our favourite playground (the beach!), wellbeing and seaside playtime in our Paradis swimwear collection. The photographer, Tegan Smith did such an awesome job and we were all having so much fun we ended up with so many gorgeous photos to share! See their blog post here: http://wellnessinthecity.co.za/summer-essentials-3/
The Pretty Blog Christmas series
We just adore The Pretty Blog (an award winning online lifestyle publication for women) and we were SO EXCITED to be part of the Christmas festivities by featuring in their December #UnWrapEarly giveaway series with so many amazing brands. The lucky winner of our #UnWrapEarly giveaway was set for summer with her luxury island style hamper worth over R3000! See The Pretty Blog’s post here: http://www.theprettyblog.com/giveaway/5-unwrap-early-with-nicole-martine-beachwear/
Celebrity appearance in the Seychelles!
The gorgeous Ciara, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model was spotted on holiday in the Seychelles wearing our Nicole Martine Raffia frill sun hat! We loved how she looked ever so glamorous in all her photos and seemed to wear her Nicole Martine sun hat fishing, dancing among the palm trees and of course whilst beaching it up on the white sands of the Seychelles!
We are surely going to miss long beach days and the warm summer sunshine! We may have sneaky trip planned to a warmer exotic destination soon!
Keep posted 🙂