Warning no SPF was used during this photoshoot.
It was a insanely hot day in LA and the road trip to Palm Springs, California, took us through the vacant desert. We arrived on set to the exquisite, 1960’s modernist villa. It was the perfect location for our look book shoot, I mean it was just flawless. Impeccably cut grass, a stone and gravel path, the scenery was beautifully adorned with palm trees and clear, blue skies.
Charlie Siddick, face of Oceanus and the beautiful Margaux Alexander travelled to Palm Springs from London and posed alongside each other. Real life Malibu Barbies, dripping in golden tan, head to toe in Oceanus SS18. Sharp tan lines and blonde wigs were inspired by Donatella Versace in the 90's. Make up was a composition of a light blue lid, bleached brows and frosted lips. Celebrity make-up artist, Lilly Keys represented by Exclusive Artists, created this 60’s inspired look. Lilly is currently Dua Lipa's MUA and is incredibly talented.
The silhouettes of the swimwear were inspired by sophisticated 80’s with high cut legs so the contrasting lower tan lines played on vintage aesthetic but with a modern twist.
Our Malibu Barbies were styled on set by Soki Mak, celebrity stylist known for her work with Ellie Goulding, Travis Scott and an abundance of publications including Paper, Please magazine and Hunger to name a few. Soki was amazing on set her kit was incredible and shoe selection was on point, she was a perfect match for us. The look book was an immense success and produced by Brandy Bytheway who runs an award winning, creative studio and production company based in LA.
The set was designed by Daniel Mutton who helped bring to life the housewives in Palm Springs look. Props were sourced from Universal Studios such as deck chairs, a stroller and cans of vintage suntan oil all work together to bring the scene to life.