Follow Me Four a Walk In Water

The third anniversary of celebrating the anniversary of the Osmann’s who took Instagram by storm with their iconic “Follow Me” series including a number of epic shots from their Maldives honeymoon. This year’s collection features an especially aquatic version as the fashionistas, and their shutter-happy boyfriends, take to the water

  1. Ariel (Taiwan) – Dhigali [ABOVE]
  2. Queen Ababy (China) – Centara Grand
    Queen Ababy (China) - Centara Grand_thumb
  3. Anastasia (Russia) – Ayada
    Anastasia (Russia) - Ayada_thumb

  4. Elif Bayrak Gürsoy (Turkey) – Sun Island
    Elif Bayrak Gürsoy (Turkey) - Sun Island_thumb
  5. Loves Nature (Russia) – Dhigurah
    Loves Nature (Russia) - Dhigurah_thumb[1]
  6. Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali 2_thumb
  7. Ishita Malaviya (India) – Thulusdhoo
    Ishita Malaviya (India) - Thulusdhoo_thumb
  8. Adelina Bratu (Romania) – Sun Island
    Adelina Bratu (Romania) - Sun Island_thumb
  9. Barbora Ondrackova (Czech) – Conrad Rangali
    Barbora Ondrackova (Czech) - Conrad Rangali_thumb
  10. Amelyn Beverly (Singapore) – ShangriLa Vilingili
    Amelyn Beverly (Singapore) - Shangri-La Vilingili_thumb
  11. Mira Radost (Russia) – Ayada
    Mira Radost (Russia) - Ayada_thumb
  12. Eleonora Callioni (Italy) – Nika
    Eleonora Callioni (Italy) - Nika_thumb
  13. Ellie Bullen (Australia) – Conrad Rangali
    Ellie Bullen (Australia) - Conrad Rangali_thumb
  14. Jamie Allen (Australia) – Ayada
    Jamie Allen (Australia) - Ayada_thumb
  15. Alisa Kibra (Russia) – Angsana Velavaru
    Alisa Kibra (Russia) - Angsana Velavaru_thumb
  16. Frugina (Hungary) – Meeru
    Frugina (Hungary) - Meeru_thumb
  17. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi_thumb
  18. Kristyna S (Czech) – Sun Island
    Kristyna S (Czech) - Royal Island_thumb
  19. Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) - Malahini Kuda Bandos_thumb
  20. Barbie Pelomundo (Brazil) – Hurawalhi
    Barbie Pelomundo (Brazil) - Hurawalhi_thumb
  21. Lee Adora (Singapore) – Furaveri
    Lee Adora (Singapore) - Furaveri_thumb
  22. Mattia Tullini (Italy) – Aarah
    Mattia Tullini (Italy) - Aarah_thumb
  23. Nataly (Russia) – Sun Island
    Nataly (Russia) - Sun Island_thumb
  24. Nélia Bidarra (Portugal) – Paradise Island
    Nélia Bidarra (Portugal) - Paradise Island_thumb

  25. Leonie Hanne (Germany) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Leonie Hanne (Germany) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru_thumb
  26. Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) –Hurawalhi
    Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) -Taj Exotica 3_thumb
  27. Maria Belen Alderete (Paraguary) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Maria Belen Alderete (Paraguary)_thumb
  28. Jessica H. (Germany) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Jessica H. (Germany) - Park Hyatt Hadahaa_thumb
  29. Paige Rene (USA) – Maalhoss
    Paige Rene (USA) - Maalhoss_thumb
  30. Katri Kats (Estonia) – Ayada
    Katri Kats (Estonia) - Ayada_thumb


Follow Th(r)ee

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - Nataly Osmann

The anniversary of anniversaries for the photoshoot pose of poses. Nataly and Murad Osmann who inspired a generation of fashionistas and Instagrammers with their iconic “Follow Me” poses. Here is a record collection (nifty fifty) of the top examples this year for the third annual post…

  1. Nataly Osmann (Russia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
  2. Xenia Van Der Woodsen (Germany) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Xenia Van Der Woodsen (Germany) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  3. Leonie Hanne (Germany) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Leonie Hanne (Germany) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  4. Tiicha Kipza (Thailand) – Safari Island
    Tiicha Kipza (Thailand) - Safari Island
  5. La Bella Stella (Poland) – Milaidhoo
    La Bella Stella (Poland) - Milaidhoo
  6. Anna Barykina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Anna Barykina (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  7. Chiahang Hsu (Taiwan) – The Residence
    Chiahang Hsu (Taiwan) - The Residence
  8. Haylsa Andersen (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Haylsa Andersen (Australia) - Anantara Dhigu
  9. Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) – W Maldives
    Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) - W Retreat
  10. Sina Diwe (Germany) – Safari Island
    Sina Diwe (Germany) - Safari Island
  11. Jinah (Maldives) – Bandos
    Jinah (Maldives) - Bandos
  12. Hana Chick (Czech) – Royal Island
    Hana Chick (Czech) - Royal Island
  13. Hsiao Tien (Taiwan) – Maafushi
    Hsiao Tien (Taiwan) – Maafushi
  14. Maria (Thailand) – Veligandu
    Maria (Thailand) - Veligandu
  15. Yanathip Ang (Thailand) – Club Rannalhi
    Yanathip Ang (Thailand) - Club Rannalhi
  16. Ella Abdokulib (Russia) – Olhuveli
    Ella Abdokulib (Russia) - Olhuveli

  17. Melinda Bam (South Africa) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Melinda Bam (South Africa) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
  18. Sheena (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Sheena (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
  19. Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) –Taj Exotica
    Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) -Taj Exotica
  20. Ali Dixon (Australia) – Kandooma
    Ali Dixon (Australia)
  21. Kiersten Rich (USA) – Meeru
    Kiersten Rich (USA) - Meeru
  22. Ale Chedraui (Spain) – Anantara Dhigu
    Ale Chedraui (Spain) - Anantara Dhigu 2
  23. Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) – Ayada
    Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) - Ayada
  24. Coco Airi (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Coco Airi (Japan) - Gili Lankanfushi
  25. Joey Lim (Malaysia) – W Maldives
    Joey Lim (Malaysia) - W Retreat
  26. My Tram (Vietnam) – Olhuveli
    My Tram (Vietnam) - Olhuveli
  27. Nozipho Zulu (South Africa) – Vilu Reef
    Nozipho Zulu (South Africa) - Vilu Reef
  28. Katusha Lobanova (Russia) – Cocoon
    Katusha Lobanova (Russia)
  29. Belle Lucia (Australia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Belle Lucia (Australia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  30. Lisa (USA) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Lisa (USA) - Jumeirah Vittaveli
  31. Joanago Mez (Philippines) – Embudu
    Joanago Mez (Philippines) - Embudu
  32. Viktoria (Azerbaijan) – Ayada
    Viktoria (Azerbaijan) – Ayada
  33. Yuna Yamamoto (Japan) – Embudu
    Yuna Yamamoto (Japan) – Embudu
  34. Chiara Bianco (Italy) – Kihaad
    Chiara Bianco (Italy) - Kihaad
  35. Natalie Yuen (Hong Kong) – Six Senses Laamu
    Natalie Yuen (Hong Kong) - Six Senses Laamu
  36. Julia (Ukraine) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Julia (Ukraine) - Club Med Finolhu Villas

  37. Manuela Mosca (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Manuela Mosca (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  38. Shatila Halim (Malaysia) – Maafushi
    Shatila Halim (Malaysia) - Maafushi
  39. Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) – Six Senses Laamu
    Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
  40. Mary Shum (Russia) – Ranveli
    Mary Shum (Russia) - Ranveli
  41. Giulia (Italy) – Dhiggiri
    Giulia (Italy) - Dhiggiri

  42. June (Singapore) – Centara Grand
    June (Singapore) - Centara Grand
  43. Lizzie Sung (Taiwan) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Lizzie Sung (Taiwan) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
  44. Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) – NIYAMA
    Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
  45. Emily Erdbeer (Germany) – Kihaad
    Emily Erdbeer (Germany) - Kihaad 
  46. M&D (Poland) – Alidhoo
    M&D (Poland) – Alidhoo
  47. Kristin Dora (Philippines) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Kristin Dora (Philippines) - Centara Ras Fushi
  48. Viktoria Devil (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Viktoria Devil (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi - 2
  49. Sophie Eini Gatilov (Israel) – Velassaru
    Sophie Eini Gatilov (Israel) – Velassaru
  50. Olga Glebowska (Poland) – Royal Island
    Olga Glebowska (Poland) - Royal Island


Follow Me Follow Up

Lauren Bullen (Australia) – Club Med Kani

Happy Anniversary to the Osmanns (and second anniversary for fashionista homage posts). My first thematic fashionista post was a collection of shots with one of the most iconic travelling Instagram shot – the “Follow Me”. Last year’s version stretched the criteria a bit featuring a number of shots just being followed, but not with the trademark “Follow Me” reaching hand.  This year’s collection stays truer to the “Follow Me” form with a bonus video of Nataly Osmann herself at nearby India…



Follow Me…to the Maldives

Four Seasons Kuda Hura - Follow Me

Four years ago this week, Murad Osmann started taking pictures of his girlfriend Nataly during their world travels. His vividly saturated colours and her now iconic posterior posts have been become the subjects of hundreds of stunning photos. The pose is now nearly as standard fare as the “Duck Lip” grimace or the “Shaka” hand sign. The Osmann couple included the Maldives in their worldwide itinerary with some dazzling shots shared of their honeymoon there

As I was researching beauties in the Maldives, I found that this “Rear View” pose was the most popular of the fashion/beauty poses (followed closed by the “Shallow Wallow”). In addition to the Osmann’s who started it all, Nikki Phillips’ Instagram get the award for most (and arguably some of the best).

Here are 37 of the most head turning bevy of beautiful backsides…


1. Rosie Londoner (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
Huvafenfushi - Rosie Londoner
2. Nina Agdal (Denmark) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Nina Agdal
3. Nicole Warne (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
Amilla Fushi - Nicole Warne
4. Carly Lottering (Australia) – Paradise Island
Paradise Island - Carly Lottering
5. Elle (Australia) – W Retreat
W Retreat - Elle
6. Shilpa Shetty (India) – Taj Exotica
Taj Exotica - Shilpa Shetty
7. Regina Chow (Singpore) – Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island - Regina Chow
8. Margo Bushueva (Russian) – Ayada
Ayada - Margo Bushueda sunset
9. Sophia Chong (Singapore) Sheraton Full Moon
Sheraton Full Moon - Sophia Chong
10. Natali Chulovskaya (Ukraine) – Chaaya Island Dhonveli
Chaaya Island Dhonveli - Natali Chulovskaya
11. Judit Lopez Soler (Spain) – Kuramathi
Kuramathi - Judit Lopez Soler
12. Jessie Chlossmann (USA) – Kandooma
Kandooma - Jessie Chlossmann
13. Chontel Duncan (Australia) – Meeru
Meeru - Chontel Duncan
14. Tikka Filliaert (Indonesia) – Vadoo
Vadoo - Tikka Filliaert
15. Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island - Nikki Phillips
16. Brooke Dombrowski (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
Shangri-La Villingili - Brooke Dombrowski
17. Monyca Eleogram (USA)
Maldives - Monyca Eleogram
18. Lauren Hill (USA) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - Lauren Hill
19. Nataly Shatova (Moldova) – UI Inn
UI Inn- Nataly Shatova
20. Charlotte Crosby (United Kingdom) – Zitahli Kudafunafaru
Zitahli Kudafunafaru - Charlotte Crosby
21. Emelie Natasha (Swedish) – Sheraton Full Moon
Sheraton Full Moon - Emelie Natasha
22. Alyssa Jusright (USA) – Ranveli
Ranveli - Alyssa Jusright
23. Julia Gutmann (Germany) – Angaga
Angaga - Julia Gutmann
24. Moni Malibu (USA) – Baros
Baros - Moni Malibu
25. Jennifer Hawkins (Australia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
One and Only Reethi Rah - Jennifer Hawkins
26. Chelsea Yamase (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
Shangri-La Villingili - Chelsea Yamase
27. Karina Irby (Australia) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi
Adaaran Hudahuranfushi - Karina Irby
28. Dodo Said (Germany) – Jumeirah VIttaveli
Jumeirah Vittaveli - Dodo Said
29. Elena Rysina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
Sun Siyam Irufushi - Elena Rysina
30. Pumpkin Yiyi (China) – JA Manafaru
JA Manafaru - Pumkpkin Yiyi
31. Francesca Murelli (Italy) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - Francesca Murelli
32. Ann Shalman (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
One and Only Reethi Rah - Ann Shalman
33. Julia Vigas (Germany) – W Retreat
W Retreat - Julia Vigas
34. Ksenia Korotkova (Russia) – Maafushi
Maafushi - Ksenia Korotkova
35. Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
Cheval Blanc Randheli - Belinda Young
36. Dasha Kononovich (Russia) – Ayada
Ayada - Dasha Kononovich
37. Nataly Osmann (Russia) – Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
Loama at Maamagili - Nataly Osmann