About a month ago the Salty Mermaid team ventured away from the shores and deep into the California desert. We headed to Joshua Tree to shoot all of our new–and insanely beautiful–pieces from our South Africa Collection including the Bohemian Queen, recently launched Garden Route and highly anticipated Sunset Chasers groups. We packed bags loaded with cheeky bikini bottoms, pretty tribal triangle bikini tops, ruffled bikini tops, hats, sunnies and more and we were off. Hashtag mermaid ROAD TRIP!
The team, along with renowned photographer and former WILDFOX co-Founder, Kimberly Gordon, models Rachel Mortenson and Aubrie Williams, hair master Eddie Cook and make-up babe Leah Darcy major magic happened in the midst of the desert. A day loaded with laughs and a lot of the unthinkable resulted in some of the most beautiful photos we could have ever imagined. For real. Who know our Bohemian Queen Bralette Bikini could look so good?!
While Rachel and Aubrie transformed the suits the hottest triangle bikini and one-piece swimsuits ever, Kimberly caught their moves from every angle. The shoot took place at the much-talked about Flamingo Rocks house, where desert chic reigned supreme and became the perfect backdrop. From a massive soaking tub that looked out to the open spaces, a backyard space decorated by boulders and kissed by the desert sun and a vast open space that borrowed from South Africa, the shoot was nothing short of AH-MA-ZING. It also didn’t hurt that Rachel was loaded with jokes and witty comments, while Aubrie kept the team amused with her stories and fun-loving spirit. And yes, guys, there was pizza.
Kimberly created vignettes, the girls moved with ease and the suits became other worldly beneath the desert sky. And because we know mermaids love the deets, we captured all of it. Check out the photos from the shoot (caller below). Makes you want all of the pieces, right? Well, then start shopping the Bohemian Queen and Garden Route collections now…we already know they’d look great on you! xoxo