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 hour and Mari bravely ventured into the Atlantic shallows for the perfect shot.


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This shoot was all about showcasing our tropical safari swimwear collection with the simple beauty of the beach as the backdrop. The combination exudes island style and tropical elegance in all of the shots. Our very talented South African born- New York based photographer Meg Laubscher, perfectly captured the essence of the shoot.

Below, Mari working her magic and Meg in action below. Mari wears the Masai Monokini One Piece in white.

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We always have fun with tropical props on set! Who doesn’t love a massive cayenne pineapple or a slice of pink watermelon? Owner, Nicole will also never be without a hand cut palm leaf on shoot “it’s a necessity for me to create the tropical island feeling and look!”

Below Mari plays around with her watermelon slice, in our best seller the Savannah Plunge One Piece, in midnight black. A real bonus is that we all got a slice of watermelon for a breakfast snack once this look was shot 🙂

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Below Mari wears the Khaki and White reversible Serengeti Bikini and Raffia plaited sun hat. We love this reversible style of this bikini as you can mix and match 4 different looks, the plaited rope ties allow for any adjustment so size can vary for the ultimate fit.

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Our personal favourite look of this shoot is our palm island shot were Mari wears the Savannah Plunge One Piece, in Khaki with the Leopard Pareo beach towel. This is the essence of island glam!

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You can find all the featured beachwear pieces in this link -> Thank you to our small but very talented team on the day!


Model: Mari dela Motte

Photographer: Meg Laubscher Photography

Assistant: Verena Zakall

Makeup & Hair: None needed !


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With love,

NM Team xoxo