Style Diary: #CHOOTRAVELS to the Maldives
In the forth installment of #chootravels, a social media campaign by Jimmy Choo, nine influencers jet off to the tropical islands of the Maldives to soak up the sun and style themselves in the latest styles from the brand.
Last year, bloggers such as Aimee Song (@songofstyle), Evangelie Smryniotaki (@styleheroine) and Gala Gonzalez (@galagonzalez) explored the scenic Indian cities of Jaipur and Agra, while previous trips included Lausanne, Switzerland (to celebrate the launch of Jimmy Choo x Moon Boots) and Marrakech, Morocco.
This year's group included Vanessa Hong from the Haute Pursuit, Seoul's Irene Kim, Singapore's Yoyo Cao, Malaysia's Jane Chuck, Liz Uy from the Philippines, China's Anny Fan, Yvonne Ching and Tao Liang (better known by his Weibo and Instagram handle—Mr. Bags), as well as myself.
Day one: welcome to the Maldives
Getting to paradise is no easy task. After a six hour flight from Hong Kong, a stopover and a night in Male, we embark on a 20-minute journey via seaplane to our final destination.
Touched down in paradise! Constance Halaveli will be home for the next few days.
First item on the agenda? A sunset boat cruise. How cute are the Jimmy Choo cushions?
Irene (@ireneisgood), ready to set sail!
Day two: ready to shoot
We're getting our hair and make up ready for the shoot today. Peek-a-boo, Vanessa (@thehautepursuit)! We had to make the most of the daytime in the Maldives—Vanessa’s call time was 5:30AM.
Managed to squeeze in a little pool time in between shots, and came across these floaties at the style suite— how cute!
After a quick hair and make up change, I’m ready for my last shot of the day. Sunset in Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo… in the Maldives. It doesn’t get better than this.
Day three: tropical paradise
Not even a bit of rain could ruin the view and vibe of the trip. We saw a bit of showers in the morning but the sky cleared out in no time. Back on the beach to catch some rays!
Yoyo, Irene and I all packed matching Lisa Marie Fernendez bikinis (and boater hats), which obviously called for a little shoot of our own.
Tuesdays and Sundays are feeding days. Staff at the resort feed the sharks and fish off the dock. It's crazy how close they get to the shore.
Day four: the ultimate picnic
Our last day in the Maldives calls for something special—we're off for a nice picnic on a sandbank.
It's all in the details—napkins embroidered with a heel and calligraphy names.
And that's a wrap! I learned how to climb a palm tree in my final hours at the resort!
Stay tuned for more updates on the trip in our July issue.