Pretty Gritty

Sand - anon

Not everyone is in a rush to double clean the coral white sand from their bodies. “Veli” means “sand” in Dhivehi and you see it in a few resort names (eg. “Veligandu” means “Sand Bank”). But among the fashionista set, it is a very popular natural make-up for photo shoots (its brilliant white colour proving a striking contrast to the bronzed complexions). Also, the “sand hand print” shot (to the derriere) has become all the vogue (see #11, #19, #25, #41) since I posted the first sandy collection.  And some have gotten even more artistic with their arenaceous medium (see #1, #6, #47).  Here is the Maldives Complete sandy seventy (making an even 100 to the total collection) looking veli photogenic…

    1. Alzbeta Kucerova and friend (Czech) – Maafushi
      Alzbeta Kucerova (Czech) – Maafushi
    2. Chiara Carcano (Italy) – Cocoon
      Chiara Carcano (Italy) - Cocoon

    3. Olga Nikitina (Russia) – Taj Exotica
      Olga Nikitina (Russia) - Taj Exotica
    4. Veronika Kotova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
      Veronika Kotova (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
    5. Szelokho (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
      Szelokho (USA) - Gili Lankanfushi
    6. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Veligandu
      Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Veligandu
    7. Nikolett Németh (Hungary) – Kurumba
      Nikolett Németh (Hungary) - Kurumba
    8. Aggie Lal (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
      Aggie Lal (USA) - Six Senses Laamu
    9. Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
      Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
    10. Mar Mengot (Spain) – Athuruga
      Mar Mengot (Spain) - Athuruga
    11. Jourdan Raine (United Kingdom) – Meedhupparu
      Jourdan Raine (United Kingdom) - Meedhupparu
    12. Katy Zubova (Russia)
      Katy Zubova (Russia)
    13. Poonam Pandey (India) – Sheraton Full Moon
      Poonam Pandey (India)
    14. Chiara Ferragni (Italy) – Amilla Fushi
      Chiara Ferragni (Italy) - Amilla Fushi
    15. Belle Lucia (Australia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
      Belle Lucia (Australia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
    16. Radmila Sadykova (Russia) – Fotteyo Kandu
      Radmila Sadykova (Russia) - Fotteyo Kandu
    17. Lady Boss (Russia) – Kamadhoo
      Lady Boss (Russia) - Kamadhoo
    18. Malia Murphey (USA) – W Maldives
      Malia Murphey (USA) - W Retreat
    19. Martyna Rybka (Poland) – Kuredu
      Martyna Rybka (Poland) - Kuredu
    20. Manjushree Saikia (India) – Maafushi
      Manjushree Saikia (India) - Maafushi
    21. Natalie Roser (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
      Natalie Roser (Australia) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    22. Ksenia Tsaritsina (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
      Ksenia Tsaritsina (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    23. Mariel Chjen (Germany) – Kuredu
      Mariel Chjen (Germany) - Kuredu
    24. Raquel Cueto Ruiz (Spain) – Anantara Veli
      Raquel Cueto Ruiz (Spain) - Anantara Veli
    25. Kristina Marakova (Russia) – Mahibadhoo
      Kristina Marakova (Russia) - Mahibadhoo
    26. Any Salceanu (Italy) – Paradise Island
      Any Salceanu (Italy) - Paradise Island 2
    27. Mariaelena (Italy) – Palm Beach
      Mariaelena (Italy) - Palm Beach
    28. Martynova Natalya (Russia) – Fotteyo Kandu
      Martynova Natalya (Russia) - Fotteyo Kandu
    29. Naomi Serra (France) – Paradise Island
      Naomi Serra (France) - Paradise Island
    30. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
      Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    31. Mariya Berg (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      Mariya Berg (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
    32. Dasha Lashes (Russia) – W Maldives
      Dasha Lashes (Russia) - W Retreat
    33. Pepper Chocolate (Italy) – Kihaad
      Pepper Chocolate (Italy) - KIHAAD
    34. Maria Glass (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraaaru
      Maria Glass (Russia) - OZEN
    35. Darya Radchenko (Russia) – Kihaad
      Darya Radchenko (Russia) - Kihaad
    36. Ewa Chodakowska (Poland) – Six Senses Laamu
      Ewa Chodakowska (Poland) - Six Senses Laamu 2
    37. Nia Sharma (India) – Meedhupparu
      Nia Sharma (India) - Meedhupparu
    38. Belinda Morgan (Australia) – Club Med Kani
      Belinda Morgan (Australia) – Club Med Kani
    39. Yakushevskaya (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      Yakushevskaya (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
    40. Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
      Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia)
    41. Vlada Sharpilova (Ukraine) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      Vlada Sharpilova (Ukraine) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
    42. Kristina Mendonca (Australia) – W Maldives
      Kristina Mendonca (Australia) - W Retreat
    43. Paula Paola (Poland) – Komandoo
      Paula Paola (Poland) - Komandoo
    44. Iren Buchovskaya (Ukraine) – Sheraton Full Moon
      Iren Buchovskaya (Ukraine) - Sheraton Full Moon
    45. Maria Glass (Russia) – OZEN
      Maria Glass (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraaaru
    46. Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee
      Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee 2
    47. Helene Huttmann (Denmark) – Anantara Veli
      Helene Huttmann (Denmark) - Anantara Veli
    48. Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
      Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) - Gili Lankanfushi
    49. Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee
      Karolina Wozniak (Poland) - AaaVeee 2
    50. Arisha Gz (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      Arisha Gz (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
    51. Amy Patcha (Thailand) – Hideaway Beach
      Amy Patcha (Thailand) - Hideaway Beach

    52. Ylianna Dadashi (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
      Ylianna Dadashi (USA) - Huvafenfushi
    53. Kaya (China) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
      Kaya (China) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
    54. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
      Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    55. Courtney Eaton (Australia)
      Courtney Eaton (Australia)
    56. Lee Ann Liebenberg (South Africa) – Anantara Veli
      Lee Ann Liebenberg (South Africa) – Anantara Veli
    57. Nastya (Russia) – Rihiveli Beach
      Nastya (Russia) - Rihiveli Beach
    58. Serena Adsit (Singpore) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
      Serena Adsit (Singpore) - Club Med Finolhu Villas
    59. Caitlyn Howe (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
      Caitlyn Howe (USA) - Gili Lankanfushi
    60. Christine Teigen (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
      Christine Teigen (USA) – Anantara Dhigu

    61. Olesya Kondratieva (Russia) – Velaa
      Olesya Kondratieva (Russia) - Velaa

         
    62. Solveig Mork (Denmark) – Gili Lankanfushi
      Solveig Mork (Denmark) – Gili Lankanfushi
    63. Alya Bellka (Ukraine) – One & Only Reethi Rah
      Alya Bellka (Ukraine) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    64. Karina Irby (Australia) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi
      Karina Irby (Australia) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi
    65. Bar Refaeli (Israel) – Anantara Dhigu
      Bar Refaeli (Israel) – Anantara Dhigu
    66. Yunkoro (Japan) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
      Yunkoro (Japan) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    67. Jenia Shtefan (Russia) – Sheraton Full Moon
      Jenia Shtefan (Russia) – Sheraton Full Moon
    68. Natasha Jeanvie (Russia) – Meedhupparu
      Natasha Jeanvie (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    69. Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA

  1. Pia Muehlenbeck (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Pia Muehlenbeck (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu [VIDEO]

   

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