This Summer's travel edit is about indulging our our passion for Venice. We love Venice’s amazing architecture, its history, its fabulous and effortless style. It’s not surprising that our photographic team chose to visit the lidos of Venice when scouting a location for our new look-book shoot.
Just a short Vaporetto (waterbus) ride away from the bustle of Venice, the Lido is the place where Venetians escape to stretch out and take in the sun. Its villas and grand hotels offer an eclectic mix of Gothic, Moorish, Art Nouveau and traditional Venetian architecture. But the leading role here is played by the beach. For those who have seen Luchino Visconti's 1971 film Death in Venice, the Lido calls to mind strains of Mahler’s Adagietto from his 5th Symphony and the inimitable style of Dirk Bogarde. In addition, the Lido is famously the home of the annual Venice Film Festival. And if you need any more glamour, Byron and Shelley used to go horse-riding on the Lido's dunes.
Our look-book shoot was a fantastic trip for all concerned. For the shoot, our stylist Lucy Trievnor discovered a wonderful new accessory made by London designer Anastasia Sotiropoulou. Anastasia launched Iris Sandals in 2014, making beautiful embellished leather sandals manufactured in Crete. In 2015 she expanded her range to jewellery and the bangle bracelets our model is wearing in these look-book shots are part of her exquisite Make a Statement collection. We love the combination of the textural cord and smooth high shine metal clasp.
With just a single day to themselves after the shoot, our team chose to visit the spectacular Lake Carezza. A three hour drive north from Venice, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, Lake Carezza is one of the most stunning lakes in the Alps.
The lake’s name means “Rainbow Lake” and it’s easy to see why. The reflection of the surrounding trees and mountains twinkle in the water like jewels sparkling in the sun. According to local legend, in order to win the heart of a mermaid, a magician smashed a rainbow he had created into the lake and sent the beautiful colours tumbling into the water. In reality, the small lake’s water comes solely from underground springs and melted mountain snow, which is quite romantic enough.
Thanks and credits
Many thanks to the Trubikini photographic team:
Photographer: Lauren Marsh
Model: Nicole Andrea
Styling: Lucy Trevor
Make-Up: Neecol Corry
Accessories: Iris Sandals, A1 Frames
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