The Shoot

The Shoot: Battersea Tropical Gardens

Punchy prints, neoprene and crochet bikinis give this summer tropical shoot a blast of colour and vibrancy as we mix denim with floaty fabrics to create a truly eclectic mix for the summer days.

How do you survive in the tropics? That was the question for this shoot, which was originally only supposed to be a bikini shoot, but morphed into something quite different. Anyone who follows this blog, knows how much I love tropical prints and shooting in exotic locales, but I wanted to do something different from all the other tropical shoots I done before. So instead of just focusing on the bikini, I constructed an outfit surrounding the concept of being in a tropical jungle. I mixed a heavy denim jacket for warmth with the outfit, a rain mac to ward off those daily showers and neoprene-style leggings to keep your legs covered and stop them being bitten.

These outfits are definitely more urban and adventurous than my usual fare and by dialling up the vibrancy on these images I was able to make the entire shoot really pop with colour and life.

This shoot is also from last August, but if I’m to start the blog off again for 2018, I had better clear the backlog of old shoots from my laptop. so enjoy this one. Lord knows why I never posted it; the end result is kinda amazing!
Outfit 1

Crochet knitted bikini top: Hobie, found here – Palm print skort: Missguided, sold out – Black painted denim jacket: Topshop, found here – Floral print scarf: Zara, found here

Outfit 2

Embroidered crochet bikini top: Topshop, similar one found here – Shiny leggings: Zara, found here – Slogan logo mac: Topshop, found here – Mirror cateye sunglasses: Quay Australia, found here

Outfit 3

Palm print maxi dress: Every Cloud, found here – Straw envelope print bag: Skinny Dip, found here – Mirror cateye sunglasses, same as before

thefashionnomad

Fresh out of college with an MA in Journalism, a passion for clothes, fashion and styling shoots, I was also the fashion editor of a magazine my colleagues and I set up called SCOPE magazine, which was disbanded three years ago. For now I'm just a freelance journalist and blogger.
Other than obsessing about fashion, I love theology and history, writing apocalyptic fiction (it's weird, I know!) and the occasional weeekend of horse-riding if I have the time and I don't injure myself in the process.

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