Paradise in Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with celebrations and initiatives festooned with the signature pink of the cause. Today in particular is “No Bra Day” declared as an occasion to raise awareness. And with the Maldives fashionistas, the brassieres are often replaced with bikini tops throughout the year. Here is a daily dose of pink for the month:

  1. Milana Koroleva and Koroleva Daria (Russia) – Conrad Rangali [ABOVE]
      
  2. Noey Jam Piglet (Thailand) – NIYAMA


       

  3. Sonia Pookie (USA) – Soneva Jani


        

  4. Isabel BrownLUX South Ari Atoll


        

  5. Julia Chetverikova (Russia) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi


        

  6. Olga Michelle (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah


       

  7. Bebe Elle (United Kingdom) – Furaveri


       

  8. Olga Apanasenko (Russia) – Kandima


        

  9. Rebecca Ferguson (United Kingdom) – Hurawalhi


         

  10. Diana Melison (Russia) – You & Me


         

  11. Florina Toma (Romania) – Raffles Meradhoo


          

  12. Naomi-Jane Adams (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali


           

  13. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll


            

  14. Ana Jovanovic (Czech) – Sun Island


          

  15. Lola Golik (Israel) – Sun Island


           

  16. Tatiana V. Lyalina (Russia) – Jumeirah Vittaveli


         

  17. Tina Shirokaya (Russia)


         

  18. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi


        

  19. Lily (Philippines)


          

  20. Liza Stahova (Russia) – Ayada


         

  21. Olesya Levchik (Ukraine) – The Residence


           

  22. Nur Fazura (Malaysia) – Milaidhoo


          

  23. Debbie Grace (United Kingdom) – W Maldives


          

  24. Juliana Bonde (Brazil) – Kandima


           

  25. Karri Nicholas (Australia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas


         

  26. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi


          

  27. Sandra Traczyk (Poland) – Lily Beach


           

  28. Marya Zikeeva (Russia) – Alimatha


         

  29. Tori Son (Russia) – Ranveli


          

  30. Aysel Manafova (Azerbaijani) – One & Only Reethi Rah


         

  31. Arisha Gz (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

          
          

Plane Sailing

A number of people are wary of staying near Male for fear of hearing airplanes taking off, but actually the planes you hear the most are the iconic seaplanes. I have actually found the whir of the seaplane engines part of the exotic allure of the destination. Shades of Fantasy Island’s exclamation “Da plane, da plane!” These turboprops have long been a favourite photo prop for the Maldives fashionista crowd.

With the collapse of the aviation industry with the global pandemic, despite living near one of the world’s busiest airports (Heathrow), the skies have been relatively empty for months. Now the contrails are starting to return to up above taking people back to far flung destinations and it’s almost a special occasion when we see one. Today is National Aviation Day (USA) so a chance to celebrate these distinctive steel birds taking guests to the far away dream destinations.

  1. Nicole Elgin (USA) – Drift Thelu Veliga


       

  2. Nancy (Thailand) – Sun Island


        

  3. Mai Ka (Poland) – Heritance Aarah


         

  4. Urvashi Rautela (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


          

  5. Olga (Russia) – Dhigali


         

  6. Urvi Shetty (India) – Kandima


         

  7. Beth Walkemeyer (Australia) – W Maldives

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  8. Lisa Homsy (Canada) – Kandolhu


       

  9. Sakshi Malik (India) – LUX South Ari Atoll


        

  10. Svetlana Lewis (Russia) – Furaveri


          

  11. Dashama (USA) – Angsana Velavaru


           

  12. Anna Bella (Russia) – Fushifaru


          

  13. Sky Kiki Jung (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi


         

  14. Carolina Dargel (Belarus) – NIYAMA


          

  15. Maria (Russia) – Furaveri


        

  16. Karina Zhosan (Ukraine) – Conrad Rangali

          

  17. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri


          

  18. Sanja Papić Ognjanović (Panama) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


         

  19. Hofit Golan and Josephine Forsberg (Israel) – Hideaway Beach

     

  20. Julia Raz (United Kingdom


       

  21. Mary Nova (Russia) – NIYAMA


            

  22. Parlikah (Thailand) – Six Senses Laamu

         

  23. Alexandra Sotnik (Russia) – Meedhupparu


          

  24. Rosanna Cordoba (Columbia) – Conrad Rangali


         

  25. Siobhan (Ireland) – Sirru Fen Fushi


        

  26. Aditi Rao Hydari (India) – Soneva Fushi


        

  27. Adriana Hughes (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


      

  28. Helen Owen (USA) – Six Senses Laamu


         

  29. Belle Lucia (Australia) – Cocoon


        

  30. Arinka Nazarova and Ekaterina (Russia) – Paradise Island


         

  31. Olga Titova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


         

  32. Fer Espiritu (Mexico) – Vommuli


        

  33. Claudia Padgett (United Kingdom) – Soneva Fushi


        

  34. Zaki (Russia) – Furaveri


        

  35. Viktoriya Kabochkina (Russia) – Drift Thelu Veliga


       

  36. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi


        

  37. Alena Yurzina (Russia) – NIYAMA


       

  38. Miss Huinii (South Korea) – Vommuli


             

  39. Wendy Gates (USA) – Velaa


       

  40. Natasha Ivanovs (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


       

  41. Maria Martelo Perez and Irina Dreyt (Columbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah


        

  42. Talia Richman (Australia) – Finolhu


       

  43. Ming Arinmas (Thailand) W Maldives


        

  44. Nudee Thoedsukbodee (Thailand) – Cheval Blanc Randheli


        

  45. Anna Barykina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


        

  46. Camila Storchi (Brazil) – Sun Island


        

Phat Tatts


National Tattoo Day today. Fashionistas in the Maldives often come with quite a bit of colour in their complexions before they hit the sun. The tropical backdrop provides a striking frame and the skimpy swimsuits provide an effective place to show off their best ink…


  1. Lexy (Germany)
    You & Me [ABOVE]
  2. Nadiuno (Moldova) – Riu Palace


     

  3. Shawnna Sharmaynne (USA) – Conrad Rangali


      

  4. Nastya Motrii (Russia) – Bandos


      

  5. Sara Mecchi (Italy) – Fun Island


      

  6. Mareike Lerch (Germany) – Kuredu


        

  7. Alyona (USA) – Paradise Island

          
         

  8. Natashita (Germany) – Embudu


  9. Miss Monyy (Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu


         

  10. Marika Fomina (Russia) – Velassaru


        

  11. Tiffy Hollywood (USA) – Movenpick Kuredhivaru


       

  12. Maurizia Cancellieri (Italy)


        

  13. Giulia Maria Cinci (Italy) – Malahini Kuda Bandos


        

  14. Dafina Zeqiri (Italy) – You and Me


      

  15. Nutty (Thailand) – Club Med Kani


      

  16. Lily Black (Italy) – Thudufushi


       

  17. Anna Sladkaya (Russia) – Cocoon


       

  18. Felicia Aveklew (Sweden) – Dhiffushi


        

  19. Ksusha Krasivchik (Russia) – W Maldives


        

  20. Daggy Ritz (Germany) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu


        

  21. Rony Labelle (Venezuela) – LUX North Male Atoll


       

  22. Muriel Bassi (Spain) – Samara


        

  23. Zoe Cristofoli (Italy) – Emerald


       

  24. Fairy Pai (Taiwan) – Club Med Kani


        

  25. Laura Sagrado (Mexico)  – Kudafushi


      

  26. Hanna (Ukraine) – Sun Island


      

  27. Francesca del Taglia (Italy) – Fulidhoo


        

  28. Julia Krasnoyarsk (Russia) – Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi


       

  29. Sofi Sugar (Russia) – Vilu Reef


       

  30. Mariana Gasques (Brazil) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


       

  31. Stefanie Morela (Germany) – Cinnamon Ellaidhoo


        

  32. Viki Fox (Russia) – Kandima


        

  33. Ilona Chernetskaya (Ukraine) – Bandos


       

  34. Adzia (Poland) – Nilandhoo


        

  35. Eva Saetherr (Norway) – Sun Island


        

  36. Anna Grachevskaya (Russia) – Paradise Island


       

  37. Katrin (Russia) – Sun Island


       

  38. Oleksandra Likhtben (Ukraine) – Fehendhoo


       

  39. Sophie (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


       

  40. Aneta Kożusznik (Slovakia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu


       

  41. Monya (Poland) – Carpe Diem

       
       

  42. Daisy (Austria) – Kuredu

        
      

  43. TubTim Ruby Mallika (Thailand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

       
       

  44. Jade Tattoo (Australia) – NIYAMA


       

  45. Teta- Maria (United Kingdom) – Amilla Fushi


        

  46. Natalie Iashchuk (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll


        

  47. Irina Moroziuk (Ukraine) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef


      

  48. Raissa Castro Tuchler (Brazil) – Centara Ras Fushi


      

  49. Rita Ora (United Kingdom) – Amilla Fushi


        

  50. Virginia (Dhiffushi)


       

  51. Jodie Stark (United Kingdom) – Kandima


        

  52. Olivia Bowen (United Kingdom) – Velassaru