Follow Me to the Maldives

Melinda Bam (South Africa) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

That time of year again to celebrate the nuptials of possibly the greatest fashionista style-leaders of the Instagram scene, the Osmanns. Their iconic “Follow Me” pose is probably the most imitated of all poses especially in the Maldives. Here is the fifth annual Maldives Complete “Follow Me” collection…

  1. Melinda Bam (South Africa) – Club Med Finohu Villas [ABOVE]
  2. Stacey (United Kingdom) – Paradise Island
    Stacey (United Kingdom) - Paradise Island
      
  3. Vishakha Sodha Khakhar (India) – Club Rannalhi
    Vishakha Sodha Khakhar (India) - Club Rannalhi
      
  4. Lillith Moon (France) – Velaa
    Lillith Moon (France) - Velaa
     
  5. Eva Saetherr (Norway) – Sun Island
    Eva Saetherr (Norway) - Sun Island
      
  6. Sargun Mehta (India) – Milaidhoo
    Sargun Mehta (India) - Milaidhoo
      
  7. Radhika Seth (India) – Kandima
    Radhika Seth (India) - Kandima
     
  8. Jiraporn Sing-ieam (Thailand) – Baros
    Jiraporn Sing-ieam (Thailand) - Baros
      
  9. Aneta Kożusznik (Slovakia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Aneta Kosusznik(Slovakia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
      
  10. Valley Girl (Japan) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Valley Girl (Japan) - Sheraton Full Moon
       
  11. Daniella Pelaez (USA) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Daniella Pelaez (USA) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
       
  12. Lola Golik (Israel) – Sun Island
    Lola Golik (Israel) - Sun Island
           
  13. Ya Krivtsova (Russia) – Kandima
    Ya Krivtsova (Russia) – Kandima
       
  14. Monika Zbyszewska (Poland) – Paradise Island
    Monika Zbyszewska (Poland) - Paradise Island
      
  15. Stephie (Germany) – Embudu
    Stephie (Germany) - Embudu
       
  16. Amy Neville (United Kingdom) – Miriandhoo
    Amy Neville (United Kingdom) – Miriandhoo
      
  17. Lena (Germany) – Vilu Reef
    Lena (Germany) - Vilu Reef
      
  18. Alessia (Italy) – Fehendhoo
    Alessia (Italy) - Fehendhoo
       
  19. Raquel (Portugal) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Raquel (Portugal) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
       
  20. Olga Gorbunova (Russia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Olga Gorbunova (Russia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
       
  21. Alena Brusinika (Russia) – Vakkaru
    Alena Brusinika (Russia) - Vakkaru
       
  22. Olya Iseva (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Olya Iseva (Russia) - Meedhupparu
      
  23. Giulia Baldassarri (Italy) – Thinadhoo
    Giulia Baldassarri (Italy) - Thinadhoo
       
  24. Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) – Sun Island
    Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) - Sun Island
      
  25. Dagi Bee (Germany) – Hurawalhi
    Dagi Bee (Germany) - Hurawalhi
      
  26. Robin (Netherlands) – Sun Island
    Robin (Netherlands) - Sun Island
       
  27. Anna Stump (Switzerland) – Hurawalhi
    Anna Stump (Switzerland) - Hurawalhi
       
  28. Julia Kupiec (Poland) – Meedhupparu
    Julia Kupiec (Poland) - Meedhupparu
       
  29. Gabrielle Caunesil (France) – Miriandhoo
    Gabrielle Caunesil (France) - Miriandhoo
       
  30. Chiara Ferragni (Italy) – Kudadoo
    Chiara Ferragni (Italy) - Kudadoo
      
  31. Raissa Castro Tuchler (Brazil) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Raissa Castro Tuchler (Brazil) - Centara Ras Fushi
       
  32. Cindy (Germany) – Six Senses Laamu
    Cindy (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  33. Nicola Bechyňová (Czech) – Kuramathi
    Nicola Bechynová (Czech) – Kuramathi
       
  34. Mariam Luso (Latvia) – Sun Island
    Mariam Luso (Latvia) - Sun Island
      
  35. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
      
  36. Maren (USA) – Milaidhoo
    Maren (USA) - Milaidhoo
      
  37. Nimasha Weerasooriya (Sri Lanka) – Vadoo
    Nimasha Weerasooriya (Sri Lanka) - Vadoo
      
  38. Ekaterina Shtrak (Russia) – Safari Island
    Ekaterina Shtrak (Russia) – Safari Island
      
  39. Anya Labutina (Russia) – Dhigali
    Anya Labutina (Russia) - Dhigali
      
  40. Melissa Wells (United Kingdom) – Six Senses Laamu
    Melissa Wells (United Kingdom) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  41. Minh Hang (Vietnam) – Hurawalhi
    Minh Hang (Vietnam) - Hurawalhi
      
  42. Marita Sürma Majewska (Poland) – Meeru
    Marita Sürma Majewska (Poland) - Meeru
      
  43. Ajmal Moideen (Bangladesh) – Maafushi
    Ajmal Moideen (Bangladesh) - Maafushi
       
  44. Veronika Сhachyna (Belarus) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Veronika Chachyna(Belarus) - Velaa
      
  45. Katie Obliznyova (Russia) – Vadoo
    Katie Obliznyova (Russia) - Vadoo
       
  46. Im (Taiwan) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Im (Taiwan) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  47. Torild Moland (Norway) – Olhuveli
    Torild Moland (Norway) - Olhuveli
      
  48. Diana Molchanova (Russia) – Milaidhoo
    Diana Molchanova (Russia) - Milaidhoo
      
  49. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi 3
      
  50. Laura Fremiot (Italy) – Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
    Laura Fremiot (Italy) - Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
      
  51. Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) - Malahini Kuda Bandos 2
      
  52. Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  53. Viktoria Devil (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Viktoria Devil (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi - 3
       
  54. Viktoriya Kabochkina (Russia) – Fushifaru
    Viktoriya Kabochkina (Russia) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  55. Yana Leventseva (Thailand) – Kihaa
    Yana Leventseva (Thailand) - Royal 2
      
  56. Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) –Taj Exotica
    Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) -Taj Exotica 2
     
  57. Sonja Langthaler (Austria) – Sun Island
    Sonja Langthaler (Austria) - Sun Island
      

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