Nicole Miller Summer '13 shot by Lauren Teslia in Barbados
And it's finally here! My Nicole Miller Summer '13 campaign, shot in Barbados!! Shooting on location is like a dream...especially when you get to shoot in the warm tropics of Barbados right smack in the middle of the NYC winter. And everything was so full of color, brightening and warming my heart. The green lush, the bright blue waters, the collection. I fell in love with the beautfiul form-fitted dresses, hugging in all the right places. Perfect to pick flowers in. I could easily blend in with the palm trees...the bold leaves taken from this gorgeous place were planted directly on my dress like a work of art. Then there's the little beach cover-ups and lightweight rompers. I fell in love. This was one adventurer's dream shoot. In between takes, we'd take breaks on the back patio of The Monkey house (yes, there were monkeys at our house!) or end the day taking dips in the pool during sunset. I could lie back and stare up at the sky all day. Barbados is such a beautiful island... quiet, and just so full of relaxation. I could spend hours in the go-carts just trying to get a monkey to come to me...or by the water, digging my toes into the sand. And I finally got to swim with the giant sea turtles. Talk about liberating. Arriving on the island from the airport, beer in hand, music blasting, it's a trip I'll always remember! Everything from discovering old boats in the sand, to peeking into old, brightly colored desolate buildings. This island is so full of colors so rich, and everyone's on a slower, calmer pace. Our campaign shoot just being a postcard of a place I'll never forget.