Festival of Blues

June is “Blues Month” with a number of Blues festivals around the world including the very largest in Chicago this weekend featuring 59 acts. But the largest festival of blues in nature is to be found in the Maldives. If there is one colour which defines the Maldives it is “blues”. Not “blue”, but “blues” in such a myriad of hues and shades. Today is also Global Wellness Day, so if you need a sight for sore eyes, then feast your eyes on this fashionista line-up on the Maldives Blues photographic stage…

  1. Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA [ABOVE]
  2. Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) - One & Only Reethi Rah
  3. Anella Miller (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Anella Miller (Russia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  4. Anita Kao (Taiwan) – Dhigufaru
    Anita Kao (Taiwan) – Dhigufaru
  5. Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi

  6. Anastasia Trifonova (Russia) – Bodufolhudhoo
    Anastasia Trifonova (Russia) – Bodufolhudhoo
  7. Ming Xi (China) – Canareef
    Ming Xi (China) - Canareef
  8. Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef
    Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef 2
  9. Viktoria (Germany) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Viktoria (Germany) - Jumeirah Vittaveli
  10. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali
  11. Nadine Friedrich (Australia) – Embudu
    Nadine Friedrich (Australia) – Embudu
  12. Lynn Ban (USA) – Maalifushi
    Lynn Ban (USA) - Maalifushi
  13. Nicola Bechyňová (Czech) – Kuramathi
    Nicola Bechyňová (Czech) – Meeru
  14. Valentina Guerrieri (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
    Valentina Guerrieri (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
  15. Luchiya Stefanova (Bulgaria) – AaaVeee
    Luchiya Stefanova (Bulgaria) - AaaVeee
  16. Anastasia Romanova (Russia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Anastasia Romanova (Russia) - Club Med Finolhu Villas
  17. Mia Sabathy (Austria) – Coco Prive
    Mia Sabathy (Austria) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
  18. Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
  19. Alexis Ren (USA) – Ayada
    Alexis Ren (USA) - Ayada
  20. Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
    Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
  21. Aline Salvi (Brazil) – Conrad Rangali
    Aline Salvi (Brazil) - Conrad Rangali
  22. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
    Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba

  23. Ksenia Plyusch (Ukraine) – Thodoo
    Ksenia Plyusch (Ukraine) - Thodoo
  24. Patricia Bright (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Patricia Bright (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
  25. Erika Myriam (USA) –Gili Lankanfushi
    Erika Myriam (USA) -Gili Lankanfushi
  26. Kira Eagle (Russia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Kira Eagle (Russia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
  27. Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) – LUX Maldives
    Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) - LUX Maldives
  28. Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
  29. Devie Suhendi (Indonesia ) – Dhiffushi
    Devie Suhendi (Dhiffushi) – Indonesia
  30. Lena Perminova (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru
    Lena Perminova (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru
  31. A. Liss (Russia) – Baros
    A Liss (Russia) – Baros
  32. Eva Marti (Slovakia) – Kihaad
    Eva Marti (Slovakia) – Kihaad
  33. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
  34. Zorannah Jovanovic (Serbia) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Zorannah Jovanovic (Serbia) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
  35. Nataly Osmann (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Nataly Osmann (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  36. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  37. Daniela Lopez Osorio (Columbia) – Bandos
    Daniela Lopez Osorio (Columbia) – Bandos
  38. Tatjana (Russia) – Fulhadhoo
    Tatjana (Russia) – Fulhadhoo
  39. Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) – Baros
    Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) – Baros
  40. Egherta Hysa (Ukraine) – Maafushi
    Egherta Hysa (Ukraine) – Maafushi
  41. Vanji (Germany) – Summer Island
    Vanji (Germany) – Summer Island
  42. Ann-Katrin Vida (Germany) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Ann-Katrin Vida (Germany) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
  43. Shiralee Coleman (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Shiralee Coleman (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
  44. Alia Bhaat (India) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Alia Bhaat (India) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  45. Jessica Olie (United Kingdom) – Four Seasons Landaa Givaavaru
    Jessica Olie (United Kingdom) – Four Seasons Landaa Givaavaru
  46. Jayde Nicole (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
    Jayde Nicole (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
  47. Sylvia Wu (Taiwan) – Maafushi
    Sylvia Wu (Taiwan) – Maafushi
  48. Daria Akoeva (Russia) – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
    Daria Akoeva (Russia) – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
  49. Lindochka (Slovakia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lindochka (Slovakia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  50. Mona (Russia) – Kurumba
    Mona (Russia) – Kurumba
  51. Sheree Mutton (Australia) – Shangri-La Villingili
    Sheree Mutton (Australia) – Shangri-La Villingili
  52. Mary Muravieva (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Mary Muravieva (Russia) – Meedhupparu
  53. Sheida Fashionista (OAE) – JA Manafaru
    Sheida Fashionista (OAE) – JA Manafaru
  54. Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Maalifushi
    Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Maalifushi

  55. Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines)
    Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines)
  56. Faya Nillson (Sweden) – W Retreat
    Faya Nillson (Sweden) – W Retreat
  57. Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
    Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
  58. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
  59. Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
    Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu

 


 

 

Pretty (Successful at Beating Cancer) In Pink

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Natallia Yakimchyk demonstrating the decked in pink run

 

The starting pistol for one of the biggest races one can find, The Race for Life, is today’s Pretty Muddy Stafford – Weston Park 5k.  Hundreds of women will be donning their pink (the traditional Race for Life attire colour) jog togs and coursing through the countryside raising money to beat cancer.  Being close friends to a recent cancer survivor, I am witness to the impact and success that Cancer Research is having on the lives of not just women, but every one around the world.  For those looking for sartorial inspiration for their own race (especially lighter weight gear as the days get warmer), Maldives Complete has assembled another score of fashionistas sporting the colour of beating cancer…

  1. Coco Airi (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Coco Airi (Japan) - Gili Lankanfushi
      
  2. Fernanda Liz (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Fernanda Liz (Brazil) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  3. Pauline (France) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Pauline (France) - Malahini Kuda Bandos
      
  4. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
      
  5. Marie Escaño (Bulgaria) – Kuredu
    Marie Escaño (Bulgaria) - Kuredu
      
  6. Regina Ponfilova (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Regina Ponfilova (Russia) - NIYAMA
      
  7. Paris Diamond Girl (France) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Paris Diamond Girl (France) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  8. Pla Komaratat (Thailand) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Pla Komaratat (Thailand)
      
  9. Nika Shatova (Russia) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Nika Shatova (Russia) - Shangri-La Vilingili
      
  10. Aysel Manafova (Azerbaijani) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Aysel Manafova (Azerbaijani) - One & Only Reethi Rah
  11. Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
  12. Maja Lech (Poland) – Anantara Dhigu
    Maja Lech (Poland) - Naladhu
      
  13. Mrs. Mohd Fadhli Zil Ikram Karim (Malaysia) – Baros
    Mrs Mohd Fadhli Zil Ikram Karim (Malaysia) - Baros
      
  14. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
    Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
      
  15. Papic Sanja (Panama) – Velassaru
    Papic Sanja (Panama) - Velassaru
      
  16. Seven Holidays (South Korea) – Velassaru
    Seven Holidays (South Korea) - Velassaru
      
  17. Dinel Dinel (Russia) – JA Manafaru
    Dinel Dinel (Russia) JA Manafaru
      
  18. Catherine (Taiwan) – Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi
    Catherine (Taiwan) - Adaaran Hudhuran fushi
      
  19. Juju Norremose (Brazil) – NIYAMA
    Juju Norremose (Brazil) - NIYAMA
      
  20. Victoria Lee (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Victoria Lee (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu - 2

Shamrock Shades of Seafoam

Emma Lapin (Serbia) - Sun Island

St. Patricks Day today is the perfect opportunity to go green. Not just cutting your carbon footprint, but cutting a figure with the day’s traditional emerald attire. Here’s the Maldives Complete top twenty list of shamrock shades of seafoam…

1. Emma Lapin (Serbia) – Sun Island [ABOVE]
2. Annabella Barber (New Zealand) – Six Senses Laamu
Annabella Barber (New Zealand) – Six Senses Laamu
3. Milanka Salova (Russia) – Bandos
Milanka Salova (Russia) - Bandos
4. Malaika Arora Khan (India) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Malaika Arora Khan (India) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
5. Melissa (Turkey) – Paradise Island
Melissa (Turkey) – Paradise Island
6. Caitlyn Howe (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
Caitlyn Howe (USA) - Gili Lankanfushi
7. Fernanda Liz (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Fernanda Liz (Brazil) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
8. Viki Odintcova (Russia)
Viki Odintcova (Russia)
9. Aysel Manafova (Azerbaijani) – One & Only Reethi Rah
Aysel Manafova (Azerbaijani) - One & Only Reethi Rah
10. Yana Gracie (Russia) – Six Senses Laamu
Yana Gracie (Russia) - Six Senses Laamu
11. Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
12. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
13. Aleona Lynx (Russia) – AaaVeee
Aleona Lynx (Russia) - AaaVeee
14. Natasa Mijatovic (Croatia) – Summer Island
Natasa Mijatovic (Croatia) – Summer Island
15. Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee
Karolina Wozniak (Poland) - AaaVeee
16. Vik Voynikova (Russia) – Maafushi
Vik Voynikova (Russia) – Maafushi
17. Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
18. Gul Sara (Turkey) – One & Only Reethi Rah
Gul Sara (Turkey) – One & Only Reethi Rah
19. Berry Malinowska (Poland) – Sheraton Full Moon
Berry Malinowska (Poland) – Sheraton Full Moon
20. Elena Samsonova (Russia) – Paradise Island
Elena Samsonova (Russia) – Paradise Island

Advent-Sure

Unidentified santa hat

Time to set out the Advent Calendars for the big Christmas countdown. Maldives Complete brings its second annual fashion advent calendar to mark the “sleeps” till Santa arrives…Painting the Maldives Christmas Town red…

  1. Olga Scheglovaov (Bosnia) – Ranveli
    Olga Scheglovaov (Bosnia) – Ranveli
  2. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba 3
    Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba 3
  3. Katie Yudina (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Katie Yudina (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  4. Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  5. Esther Heesch (Germany) – Amilla Fushi
    Esther Heesch (Germany) - Amilla Fushi
  6. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
  7. Alana Kay (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
    Alana Kay (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
  8. Minerva Raneezo (Thailand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Minerva Raneezo (Thailand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
  9. Lizzie Cundy (United Kingdom) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lizzie Cundy (United Kingdom) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  10. Rami Kanj (Brazil) – Conrad Rangali
    Rami Kanj (Brazil) – Conrad Rangali
  11. Michea Crawford (Canada) – Velassaru
    Michea Crawford (Canada) – Velassaru
  12. Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  13. Dayane Mello (Brazil) – Palm Beach
    Dayane Mello (Brazil) – Palm Beach
  14. Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
    Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
  15. Jessieann Lachowski (Canada) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Jessieann Lachowski (Canada) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  16. Olesya Litviniuc (Russia) – Velassaru
    Olesya Litviniuc (Russia) – Velassaru
  17. Alyona Shnypko (Ukraine) – NIYAMA -2
    Alyona Shnypko (Ukraine) - NIYAMA
  18. Oxana K (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Oxana K (Russia) – NIYAMA
  19. Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

  20. Raquel Mattar de Faria (Brazil) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Raquel Mattar de Faria (Cheval Blanc Randheli) – Ayada
  21. K Katerinochka (Russia) – Sun Island
    K Katerinochka (Russia) – Sun Island
  22. Diana Penty (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa GiraavaruErkezhan Talgatbekova (Russia) – Coco Bodu Hithi - 2
  23. Chris Piggy (China) – NIYAMA
    Chris Piggy (China) – NIYAMA
  24. Elisabeth Adelantes (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Elisabeth Adelantes (Russia) – Conrad Rangali


In the Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women around the world will be raising money to fight this promising battle (one of our best friends is a breast cancer survivor thanks to recent developments in treatment). And the pervasive theme will be the campaign’s colour scheme of pink. So if you are looking for the appropriate fashion item, We‘ve assembled a collection of international Maldives fashionistas with a different pink outfit for every day of the month.

A world without cancer is a real paradise.

  1. Amanda Lynn (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Amanda Lynn (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
  2. Candice Boucher (South Africa) – Bandos
    Candice Boucher (South Africa) – Bandos
  3. Alyssa Jusright (USA) – Ranveli
    Alyssa Jusright (USA) – Ranveli
  4. Julynn Lau (China) – Chaya Island Dhonveli
    Julynn Lau (China) – Chaya Island Dhonveli
  5. Mandira Bedi (India) – Hideaway Beach
    Mandira Bedi (India) – Hideaway Beach
  6. Marianna Nagl (Ukraine) – Kurumba
    Marianna Nagl (Ukraine) – Kurumba
  7. Tatiana Lopatinskaya (Russia) – Huvafenfushi
    Tatiana Lopatinskaya (Russia) – Huvafenfushi
  8. Yulia Obraztsova (Russia) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Yulia Obraztsova (Russia) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
  9. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – Velassaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – Velassaru
  10. Sachiko Judy Fukumoto (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Sachiko Judy Fukumoto (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
  11. Jasmin Howell Six Senses Laamu
    Jasmin Howell – Six Senses Laamu
  12. Faya Nillson (Sweden) – W Retreat
    Faya Nillson (Sweden) – W Retreat
  13. Rocío Amelia Pagés (Argentina) – Bandos
    Rocío Amelia Pagés (Argentina) – Bandos
  14. Victoria Lopyreva (Russia) – JA Manafaru
    Victoria Lopyreva (Russia) – JA Manafaru
  15. Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
  16. Tanya DV (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Tanya DV (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  17. Ann Korshun (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Ann Korshun (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
  18. Alison Teal (USA) – Dusit Thani
    Alison Teal (USA) – Dusit Thani
  19. Naomie Harris (United Kingdom) – Soneva Fushi
    Naomie Harris (United Kingdom) – Soneva Fushi
  20. Amanda Bisk (Australia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giaavaru
    Amanda Bisk (Australia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giaavaru
  21. Nataly (Russia) – Vilu Reef
    Nataly (Russia) – Vilu Reef
  22. Kim Tae Hee (South Korea) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kim Tae Hee (South Korea) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  23. Wang Likun (China) – LUX Maldives
    Wang Likun (China) – LUX Maldives
  24. Ha Anh Vu (Vietnam) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Ha Anh Vu (Vietnam) - Sheraton Full Moon
  25. Mei Teh (Malasia) – W Retreat
    Mei Teh (Malasia) – W Retreat
  26. Bar Refaeli (Israel) – Anantara Dhigu
    Bar Refaeli (Israel) – Anantara Dhigu
  27. Maiama Khateli (Netherlands) – Canareef
    Maiama Khateli (Netherlands) – Canareef
  28. Nataliya Demi (Russia) – Kuramathi
    Nataliya Demi (Russia) - Kuramathi
  29. Georgia Fish (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Georgia Fish (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
  30. Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee
    Karolina Wozniak (Poland) - AaaVeee

St. Patricks Day Parade in Paradise

Constance Moofushi - Shiralee Coleman

Happy St. Patricks Day! And green is the colour of the day.

While everyone associates the Maldives with its buffet of blues, actually green is just as essential to the Laccadivian palette. Green are the vibrant tropical jewels scattered in the sea’s carcanet secured in platinum white settings of sun-drenched sand. The Maldives Complete blog header above is designed reflecting this colour scheme.

If you are looking for some traditional green to sport on this day celebrating the Emerald Isle, then Maldives Complete has assembled a bailiúchán of resort wear for you…

Erin go bragh!

1. Shiralee Coleman (Australia) – Anantara Veli [ABOVE]
2. Anastasia Volochkova (Russia) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Anastasia Volochkova green
3. Viktoria (Germany) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Jumeirah Vittavelu - Viktoria
4. Chontel Duncan (Australia) – Meeru
Meeru - Chontel Duncan
5. Natalie Morris (USA) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Natalie Morris
6. Rati Tehri Singh (India) – Gili Lankanfushi
Gili Lankanfushi - Rati Tehri Singh green
7. Alisa Tulynina (Russia) – JA Manafaru
JA Manafaru - Alisa Tulynina
8. Annie Osalu (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
Centara Ras Fushi - Annie Osalu
9. Moni Malibu (USA) – Baros
Baros - Moni Malibu
10. Natalia Natalis (Poland) – Kurumba
Kurumba - Natalia Natalis green
11. Bruna Geballi (Brazil) – Holiday Island
Holiday Island - Bruna Geballi
12. Tyra Banks (USA) – Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru - Tyra Banks green
13. Coleen Garcia (Philippines) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Coleen Garcia


14. Park Si Yeon (South Korea) – Velavaru
Velassaru - Park Si Yeon
15. Alina Firsova (Russia) – Ayada
Ayada - Alina Firsova
16. Bota (Russia) – Coco Bodu Hithi
Coco Bodu Hithi - Bota
17. Tatiana Lopatinskaya (Russia) – Huvafenfushi
Huvafenfushi - Tatiana Lopatinskaya