Fitness Fashionistos

More cut bulk than cat walk, a major contingent of the Maldives fashionisto brigade are the fitness fellows gramming the fine shape they are in. Here’s some inspiration for those looking to hit the gym as both lockdown eases and warm weather approaches…

  1. Simeon Panda (United Kingdom) – Hurawalhi [ABOVE]
          
  2. Veselin Velikov (Bulgaria) – Pullman Maamuta


       

  3. Jason Luv (USA) – Ayada


       

  4. Zack Rahman (Ghana) – Waldorf I – thaafushi


       

  5. Ray (OAE) – Kandima


         

  6. Klim Gromov (Russia) – Amilla Fushi


         

  7. Alessandro De Blasi (Italy)


       

  8. Guilherme Everton Ferreira (Brazil) – Riu Palace


          

  9. Lucas Michalski (Poland) – Kuredu


       

  10. Jorge Logan (Spain) – Bandos


         

  11. Roberto Ghirardi (Italy) – Paradise Island


         

  12. Viktor Stoyanov (Bulgaria) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi


         

  13. Emi Iztueta Bobillo (Argentina) – Cocoa Island


       

  14. Vladimir Stepin (Spain)

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  16. Berkay Yazicii (Turkey)

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  18. Gunvant Urjaa (India) – Maafushi


       

  19. Gilbert Orr (Mexican) – Thoddoo

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  21. Gambadoro Simone (Italy) – Medhufushi

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  23. David Damo (Spain) – OBLU Sangeli

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  25. Evgeny Mikhailenko (Ukraine)

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  27. Jonathan Lourau (France) – Club Med Kani

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  29. Aleksandar Sapun (Spain) – Malahini Kuda Bandos

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  31. Jono Castano (Australia) – Anantara Kihavah

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  33. Sepehr Bahadori (Germany)

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  35. Artem Velikolepniy (Russia)

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  37. Samuel Davies (Australia) – Club Med Kani

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  39. Scott Shunk (USA)

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  41. Jona Ken (Spain) – Cocoon

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  43. Mike Chabot (Canada) – Kurumba

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  45. Julian Aviel Jauvel (Israel) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

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  47. Luis Ojeda (Puerto Rico) – Summer Island

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  49. Mike Chabot (Australia) – Hideaway Beach

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  51. Sergey Boytcov (Russia) – Sirru Fen Fushi

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  53. Luis Nachio (Brazil) – Centara Ras Fushi

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  55. Rob Lipsett (Ireland) – NIYAMA

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  57. Tony Nocerino (Italy) – Cocoon

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  59. Alesco (Switzerland) – Meeru

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  61. Ediam Boza (Cuba) – Fihalhohi

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  63. Francesco Caresta (Italy) – Miriandhoo

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  65. Harry Rowley (USA) – W Maldives

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  67. Nino Percy (Germany) – Lily Beach

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  69. Luca Vezil (Italy)

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  71. Kelembet (Ukraine)


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  73. Mika Nyyssölä (Finland) – Kuredu

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  75. Jackson Johnson (Australia)

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Advent-Sure Holiday

Baglioni Christmas pool

Happy Advent! And here is our fashionista Advent Calendar of yuletide cheer to take you on the final Christmas countdown of 24 sleeps…

  1. Karolina Kuik (Poland) – Olhuveli


        

  2. Masianiam (Russia)


        

  3. Anastasia Sibireva (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru


         

  4. Raimonda Gecaite (Denmark) – Thoddoo


         

  5. Theresa Vaupel (USA)


         

  6. Elena Pushistaia (Russia)


         

  7. Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Kurumba


          

  8. Nadin (Russia) – Cocoon


         

  9. Аnastasia Verbovaia (Russia) – Kuredhivaru


        

  10. Nastya Ferz (Russia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa


       

  11. Bad Teacher (Russia)


         

  12. Méryl Denis (France) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa


         

  13. Alvi Lalli (Ukraine) – Anantara Veli


       

  14. Ines Klara (Croatia) – Club Rannalhi


        

  15. Silvia Petrov (Moldova) – Paradise Island


       

  16. Leire (Spain) – Maalifushi


           

  17. Lily Black (Italy) – Thudufushi


       

  18. Sandra Lăsculescu (Romania) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

  19. Ana (Singapore) – Fihalhohi


           

  20. S. Teodosieva (Russia) – Nika


        

  21. Arina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


              

  22. Alexandra Iuliana (Romania) – Paradise Island


           

  23. Katerina (Russia) – Dhigali


             

  24. Martina Bantik (Italy) – Bathala


         

Unique-Adorn

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.” And if you can’t be a unicorn, ride a unicorn. Especially, a magic rainbow unicorn.

Happy Thanksgiving! Time for the annual traditions of bloated birds and the Times Square procession of blow-up figures. The Maldives fashionistas display as wide a variety of balloon creatures as any Macy’s parade, but second only to the iconic pink flamingo is the ubiquitous Unicorn float. For those in lockdown, offers is own virtual pneumatic cavalcade:

  1. Hana Chick (Czech) – Royal Island [ABOVE]
  2. Camilla Sylvie (Netherlands) – Kihaaa


  3. Oksana Domoratskaya (Singapore) – Kuredhivaru


  4. Sherstyuk (Ukraine) – Vadoo

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  5. Michella Choi (United Kingdom) – Amilla Fushi

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  6. Oksana Domoratskaya (Singapore) – One & Only Reethi Rah


  7. Roxanne Tong (Hong Kong) – Millaidhoo


  8. Cindy Jane (Germany) – Olhuveli

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  9. Natalie Phan (Australia) – Hurawalhi

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  10. Karis Scarlette (United Kingdom) – ShangriLa Vilingili


  11. Mini Nooaae (Thailand) – Meeru

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  12. Miss Huinii (South Korea) – Vommuli


  13. Elizabeth Lim (Russia) – Veligandu


  14. Mila Gricenko (Russia) – NIYAMA


  15. Camilla Vendrame Tognetti (USA) – NIYAMA

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  16. Chantal Torres (Mexico) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru


  17. Lynna Lin (Malaysia) – Angsana Velavaru


  18. Ming Moonoi (Thailand) – W Maldives


  19. Miss Monkey (China) – W Maldives


  20. Zihyu Jhao (Taiwan) – Halaveli


Paradise in Pink

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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

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  4. Isabel BrownLUX South Ari Atoll

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

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

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  7. Bebe Elle (United Kingdom) – Furaveri

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  8. Olga Apanasenko (Russia) – Kandima

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  9. Rebecca Ferguson (United Kingdom) – Hurawalhi

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  10. Diana Melison (Russia) – You & Me

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  11. Florina Toma (Romania) – Raffles Meradhoo

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

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

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  14. Ana Jovanovic (Czech) – Sun Island

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  15. Lola Golik (Israel) – Sun Island

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

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  17. Tina Shirokaya (Russia)

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  18. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi

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  19. Lily (Philippines)

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  20. Liza Stahova (Russia) – Ayada

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  21. Olesya Levchik (Ukraine) – The Residence

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  22. Nur Fazura (Malaysia) – Milaidhoo

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  23. Debbie Grace (United Kingdom) – W Maldives

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  24. Juliana Bonde (Brazil) – Kandima

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

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  26. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi

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  27. Marya Zikeeva (Russia) – Alimatha

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  28. Tori Son (Russia) – Ranveli

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

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  30. Arisha Gz (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

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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