Tropical Breezy-ness

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The “Hemline Index” says that the length of the skirts rise in good times and go longer in in worse one.  So, it is no surprise that the luxurious Maldives has no shortage of short dresses on show by the fashionista crowd…

  1. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa – [ABOVE]
  2. Evgeniya Loza (Russia) – Westin Miriyandhoo
    Evgeniya Loza (Russia) - Westin Miriyandhoo
      
  3. Emi Wong (Hong Kong) – Vommuli
    Emi Wong (Hong Kong) - Vommuli
     
  4. Nina Serebrova (Russia) – Medhufushi
    Nina Serebrova (Russia) - Medhufushi
      
  5. Lisa Fox (Russia) – Sirru Fen Fushi
    Lisa Fox (Russia) - Sirru Fen Fushi
      
  6. Sandra Perendyk (Poland) – The Residence
    Sandra Perendyk (Poland) - The Residence
      
  7. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
      
  8. Sabina Bilenko (Uzbekistan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Sabina Bilenko (Uzbekistan) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  9. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
      
  10. Nina Canteven (Australia) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Nina Canteven (Australia) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  11. Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
    Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
      
  12. Ksy Reva (Russia) – Canareef
    Ksy Reva (Russia) - Canareef
      
  13. Elizabeth Rioux (France) – Sun Island
    Elizabeth Rioux (France) - Sun Island
      
  14. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
      
  15. Jigenmg (Japan) – W Maldives
    Jigenmg (Japan) – W Retreat
      
  16. Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  17. Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
       
  18. Twinkle Mukherjee (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Twinkle Mukherjee (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  19. Olivia Ohjongsun (South Korea) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Olivia Ohjongsun (South Korea) - Gili Lankanfushi
     
  20. Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  21. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu

Gowns in Town

Jessica Minh Anh (France) - Soneva Jani

Of course, the fashionistas are in town every week of the year in the Maldives.  And not always in butt-floss and teeny-weeny bikinis.  The luxurious properties provide an ideal venue for packing the fancy frocks…and photoshooting them on the jetty cat walk…

  1. Jessica Minh Anh (France) – Soneva Jani [ABOVE]
  2. Anastasiys Afinskaya (Russia) – Milaidhoo
    Anastasiys Afinskaya (Russia)
        
  3. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
      
  4. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Vommuli
    Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Vommuli
      
  5. Ellida Toma (Romania) – Paradise Island
    Ellida Toma (Romania) - Paradise Island
     
  6. Marishon (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Marishon (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  7. Viki Fox (Russia) – Kandima
    Viki Fox (Russia) - Kandima
      
  8. Alina Tisha (Romania) – LUX North Male Atoll
    Alina Tisha (Romania) - LUX North Male Atoll
       
  9. Valery Sanelnikova (Russia) – Raffles Meradhoo
    Valery Sanelnikova (Russia) – Kandima
      
  10. Maria Nekakvse (Russia) – Kandima
    Maria Nekakvse (Russia) - Kandima
      
  11. LGBNC (USA)
    LGBNC (USA)
      
  12. Aarti Chabria (India) – Mirihi
    Aarti Chabria (India) – Mirihi
      
  13. Olga Prosvetova (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Olga Prosvetova (Russia) - Gili Lankanfushi
      
  14. Mari Gonzalez (Brazil) – NIYAMA
    Mari Gonzalez (Brazil) - NIYAMA
      
  15. Lola Rim (Italy) – LUX North Male Atoll
    Lola Rim (Italy) - LUX North Male Atoll
       
  16. Anna Litva (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Litva (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  17. Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) – Soneva Jani
    Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
       
  18. Katusha Lobanova (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Katusha Lobanova (Russia) - Cocoon
      
  19. Ksenia Kovtun (Russia) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
    Ksenia Kovtun (Russia) - Cinnamon Dhonveli
       
  20. Céline (France) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Céline (France) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  21. Karina Zhosan (Ukraine) – Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
    Karina Zhosan (Ukraine) - Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
     
  22. Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Kandima
    Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Sun Island
      
  23. Irina Britanova (Russia)
    Irina Britanova (Russia)
      
  24. Ketya (Ukraine) – Holiday Island
    Ketya (Ukraine) - Holiday Island
      
  25. Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) – Westin MiriandhooMaria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  26. Darancharas Sukheviriya (Thailand) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Darancharas Sukheviriya (Thailand) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  27. Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) - Olhuveli
       
  28. Dilara özcan (Germany) – Ayada
    Dilara özcan (Germany) - Ayada
      
  29. Jade Mega (Italy) – Cocoon
    Jade Mega (Italy) – Cocoon
      
  30. Lyudmila Bovkun (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Lyudmila Bovkun (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
     
  31. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
     
  32. Daria Schneider (Russia)
    Daria Schneider (Russia)
     
  33. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah 2
     
  34. Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
    Kristina Krayt (Russia) - Cocoon
       

Male Fashion Near Male

 Frank Marco (Spain) – Faarufushi

London Fashion Week again and this time we are kicking things off with the Maldives male model fashionistos strutting their poses on the Laccadive catwalk:

  1. Frank Marco (Spain) – Faarufushi [ABOVE]
  2. Slavko Moljac (UAE) – Grand Park Koddhipparu
    Slavko Moljac (UAE) – Grand Park Koddhipparu
     
  3. Jonathan Lourau (France) – Club Med Kani
    Jonathan Lourau (France) – Club Med Kani
      
  4. Anusith Sangnimnuan (Thailand)
    Anusith Sangnimnuan (Thailand)
      
  5. Pierre Abena (USA)
    Pierre Abena (USA)
      
  6. Johnny Edlind (Sweden) – Kandolhu
    Johnny Edlind (Sweden) - Kandolhu
       
  7. Paolo Stella (Italy) – Baglioni
    Paolo Stella (Italy) - Baglioni
       
  8. Sergio Carvajal (Spain) –Vilu Reef
    Sergio Carvajal (Spain) –Vilu Reef
      
  9. Victor Perr (France) – Holiday Island
    Victor Perr (France)
       
  10. Tyler James (USA) – Moofushi
    Tyler James (USA) - Moofushi
      
  11. Jakub Stefano (Germany)
    Jakub Stefano (Germany)
      
  12. Tobias Reuter (Germany) – Reethi Faru
    Tobias Reuter (Germany) – Reethi Faru
       
  13. Chris Fraas (Germany) – Club Med Kani
    Chris Fraas (Germany) – Club Med Kani

Best of the Maldives: Seaside Tennis Court – LUX North Male Atoll

LUX North Male Atoll - seaside tennis court

One of the myths about the Maldives is that there is nothing to do there. One glance at the sheer scale of the Best of the Maldives “Activity” listing dispels that notion. There is a big difference between “you can do nothing” and “you have to do nothing”.

When you do decide you feel like a bit of stimulating action, there’s no better place than the picturesque surroundings of this tropical utopia. Where else can you play a few games of tennis framed by the dazzling ocean? LUX North Male Atoll’s uniquely positioned seaside court even features blue playing surface for the full azure effect.

  

Best of the Maldives: Photo Points – You & Me

You & Me - photo points 1

In the Instagram era, if you don’t get your social snaps, then did you even go on holiday. Now nearly every resort offers a photo point (motivated by the free publicity as they almost always have the name of the resort plastered prominently on them. But no one has more than You & Me with its five different points:

  1. Arrival logo (below)
  2. Lagoon logo
  3. Frame (above)
  4. Swing (bottom)
  5. Special hammock (coming soon)

The snappiest resort in the Maldives.

You & Me - photo points 1 2

You & Me - photo points 3

You & Me - photo points 1 4

Marriage in the Maldives

Marriage Day Maldives

World Marriage Day today. With destination weddings on the rise, there is no more sought out destination for starting off a marriage than the Maldives. To mark the blessed occasions, Maldives Compete fashionistas bring you 20 wedding dresses for 2020 in the Maldives:

  1. MG Chaplin (Ukraine)
    MG Chaplin (Ukraine)
      
  2. Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) – Sun Island
    Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) - Sun Island
      
  3. Shamna Nizam (Maldives)
    Shamna Nizam (Maldives)
      
  4. Aoi (Japan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Aoi (Japan) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  5. Gizi (Turkey) – Bandos
    Gizi (Turkey) - Bandos
      
  6. Billie Faiers and Samantha Faiers (United Kingdom) – Kuramathi
    Billie Faiers and Samantha Faiers (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
      
  7. Hawwa Riyaaza (Maldives)
    Hawwa Riyaaza (Maldives)
      
  8. Arinka Nazarova (Russia) – Holiday Island
    Arinka Nazarova (Russia) – Anantara Veli
      
  9. Kate Balabanova (Russia)
    Kate Balabanova (Russia)
     
  10. Sveta Makeeva (Russia) – Dhigali
    Sveta Makeeva (Russia) - Dhigali
       

  11. Olya Abramovich (Russia) – Taj Exotica
    Olya Abramovich (Russia) – Taj Exotica
      
  12. Ketya (Ukraine) – Holiday Island
    Ketya (Ukraine) - Holiday Island
      
  13. Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  14. Marie Gorokhova (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Marie Gorokhova (Russia) – Paradise Island
       
  15. Irina Britanova (Russia)
    Irina Britanova (Russia)
      
  16. Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada
    Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) - Ayada
      
  17. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa 2
      
  18. Bao Bao (China) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Bao Bao (China) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - 2
      
  19. Sailor Moona (China) – NIYAMA
    Sailor Moona (China) - NIYAMA
      
  20. Sun Wei (Japan) – Dusit Thani
    Sun Wei (Japan) - Dusit Thani
       

Best of the Maldives: Largest Nursery – Reethi Faru

Reethi Faru - nursery 1

Not all the tropical landscape just happens upon the islands. Most resorts have a nursery to germinate a range of the more colourful plants and flowers with which to accent the property. The largest we have come across is Reethi Faru’s extensive garden. Spread over a number of acres, the various saplings and young plants are organised in an inviting way. And you can explore the greenery from top to bottom as the resort has added an elevated platform in the middle to survey the lot as well as a hundred meter arbour (see below) to stroll under the shade of various flowering plants.

Reethi Faru - nursery 2

Reethi Faru - nursery 3