Thursday, 2 February 2012

A Visual Diary: Barbados

Many of you will know that I have just been to Barbados on a work trip after my last post of me panicking about what to pack in my kit! Well I am back and am pleased to announce that the trip went well and we shot 5 gorgeous spreads which I will post up as soon as they're published.

Upon arrival, we had the first day to do a recce around the island, looking for locations to shoot. When asked by the editor whether I would like to come along, I jumped upon the opportunity to tag along! I love doing recces. First you get to see the country you're visiting without worrying about doing makeup and working, I also love sight seeing! Secondly, I find that seeing the colours, textures and sights of where the shoots will be shot actually helps me decide what to do in terms of makeup. 

It's not just about doing a smoky eye or an eyeliner. When shooting on location, the clothes, climate, surroundings all play a part in the final look. So here's a visual diary of what I caught on that day, the colours, textures and sheer beauty of Barbados and her people!
These pictures don't really do justice to the beauty of the island but I hope it gives you an idea of the colours and inspiration I had to tap from when designing the looks for the shoots. It really was an incredible trip and I look forward to posting the final results soon!

21 comments:

  1. Barbados is such a great place - my fave Carribean Island!

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    1. It's my first time and first Carribean island and I loved it! Thanks for the comment Jamilla! x

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  2. Wow, it looks so lovely and vibrant- and WARM... better that sub zero UK right now.. Brrrrr!!! xx

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    1. Haha the colours were incredible! And yes the weather was lovely too. Wrap up! I'm shivering a bit as well now that I'm back in London. x

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! Glad you enjoyed your time there, and arrived home safe and sound!

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    1. Thanks Christy! I had a wonderful time. x

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  4. OMG I hate you even more right now.... I didn't think it was possible. But I do!!!!! LOL. Looks like you had an amazing time. Can't wait to see the fruits of your labour x

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    1. Hehe aww don't hate Leanne. I had an amazing time & can't wait to show you the shoots! Thanks for the comment. X

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  5. Wow it looks amazing Kenneth - beautiful pics, thanks for sharing.
    Nic x

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    1. You're welcome Nic and thanks for the comment x

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  6. Gorgeous pictures that make me wish I could be there.. I need a holiday badly! The colors seem so intense, I hope you had some time to stroll around and lay on the beach.

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    1. I did thank you, I had a day and an afternoon of lying on the beach and swimming in the warm waters. After 5 days of 5am starts of course!

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  7. I used to go to Barbados a lot when I was working for the worlds favourite airline, so my question is 'did you party at The Gap' or were you a good boy :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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    1. Haha nah, I was working and went to bed about 10pm due to the 5am starts. I was usually too tired to do anything but dinner and bed! X

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  8. Great to see you do so well! I can always feel how dedicated you are to your work.

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    1. Aww thank you, I'm very lucky to do what I do. Thanks for the comment. X

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  9. Amazing images, the colours are so vibrant. Unfortunatley, something we dont have in Ireland. Cant wait to see the final spreads in all their techicolor glory!

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  10. What a beautiful place! Did you enjoy the climate?

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