Springtime on the Riviera

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In May Tea & Madeleine went to Beaulieu-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco on the French Riviera to shoot our Summer 2018 resortwear campaign.  Our hotel was a wonderful Wes Anderson pink with the most glorious Mediterranean gardens at the rear.  We stayed in the Orangery behind the main hotel which gave private access to the gardens where the smell of flowers pervaded the air.

 Beach

Beach

The Hotel overlooked the Baie des Fourmis and the famous Villa Kérylos, at the entrance of the Cap Ferrat peninsula and it was a pleasure to be able to wander through the hotel gardens down a little path to the private sandy beach, still peaceful in Spring time. With the mountains in the background it made for a dramatic backdrop. 

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On arrival at the station we were greeted by the smell of oranges growing on the trees.  Divine. 

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In the grounds of our beautiful hotel grew lemons and herbs and the smell of jasmine filled the air in the evenings. 

 Thyme 

Thyme 

 Verbena 

Verbena 

The weather was dreadful during the week prior to the shoot and we feared it would be a disaster but after lunch on the day of the shoot the rain finally stopped and we made a late start to hair and make-up. We were thrilled to see the blue sky appear outside the room. 

 Riviera Palm Tree

Riviera Palm Tree

Our excellent team of Cécile (make-up) and Nico (hair) worked hard with our wonderful model, Margherita and did an fabulous job while our amazing photographer Dorrie got set up outside and there was a lot of ironing to be done (it's not all glamour!).  

 Cécile and Margherita

Cécile and Margherita

We wanted to create a 1930s feel with the hair and make-up and accessories to complement the elegance and sophistication of our resortwear collection. More natural for daytime and then a little more glamour for the evening. 

 Margherita and Nico

Margherita and Nico

Behind the camera - I love this photo of our photographer, model and hairdresser reviewing the photos 

 Margherita, Nico and Dorrie reviewing the photos 

Margherita, Nico and Dorrie reviewing the photos 

On the beach working fast before we lost the light. 

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 Hotel and gardens 

Hotel and gardens 

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 Hotel Gardens 

Hotel Gardens 

Well deserved drinks at the end of a long day. Cheers!. 

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With many thanks to all those who helped make the shoot such a pleasure: 

http://www.royal-riviera.com/

https://www.dorriemcveigh.com/

http://cecile-anton.com/

www.nicocoiffeurenprive.com