They say it takes an army, but in this case all it took was a lot of amazing people and a couple of seashell headpieces. Actually, a lot more than that was required to pull together the first ever issue of Cayman Vows Magazine (see full spread here). The Wedding and Honeymoon magazine is a spinoff from Wedluxe, which is the ultimate nuptials bible.
After a whirlwind trip in Los Angeles, I headed straight down to the Grand Cayman to start turning models into babes and mermaids. Wake-up calls were always before sunrise, which, when you're on-looking one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, isn't so bad.
This "gasoline smokey eye" was one of my favourite looks of the entire magazine. It looks so effortless & almost cry-into-the-pillow smokey. In actual fact it takes ages to look so perfectly messy. Apart from the eye, the skin was a big factor in making the look tick. It needed to be wet without being greasy, and I was definitely up to the challenge.
To prepare for this shoot, a series of mood boards were created to hook some inspiration. The theme was simple; mermaid dreams. Basically, picture a mermaid after she's woken up from a nap. Still effortlessly gorgeous, but a little distressed. A lot of high sheen & high impact makeup.
The "Tropical Heat" portion of the magazine was so magical to watch come together. A lot of different elements were required to get the perfect shot. Inspired by the beautiful greenery of the Cayman Islands, the team wanted to showcase that in a very particular way. Plants on pink was a reoccurring theme on the mood boards, and I loved the way it was executed.
The attention was on the bold lip for this look, with the skin being kept dewy and flawless.
Each and every picture required so much finesse and it couldn't have been accomplished without all the team members involved. The magazine is on stands now and whether you're planning a destination wedding or just day dream of being on a beach, you need should definitely get your hands on a copy today.