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Greek island inspiration

Greek island inspiration

So it’s the second of September and it’s supposed to be the start of Spring here in South Africa yet it’s chilly and a bit rainy and very un-Spring! So I thought this beautiful editorial shot on Symi, one of the Greek Islands, might help lift out spirits. Of course the setting is just magical as are the colours and lighting and of course the fashion.

I also love the fact that both models are pale and yet still look stunning. There’s always so much pressure here to be tanned and look “healthy” when in reality, lying in the sun and tanning is anything but that! I have to admit I love being tanned but it’s hard these days when you know how seriously damaging it is! So what do you think, are you going for the pale or tanned look this season? And what about a trip to Greece, sigh, wouldn’t that be amazing?

Symi, Marie Claire Turkey July 2010
Symi, Marie Claire Turkey July 2010
Symi, Marie Claire Turkey July 2010
Symi, Marie Claire Turkey July 2010

All images from Marie Claire Turkey July 2010 via Fashionising (Photographed by Cihan Alpgiray, featuring models Patrisha PetrovΓ‘ and Isabella Strandell)

  1. vicki

    2 September

    Aaaaaarghghggh!!!! This post is killing me. I spent some time in Symi last year when The Captain and i went on a sailing holiday around the Greek islands – it is truly one of the most fabulous places i have ever seen and we've got it on our wishlist for our honeymoon. Thanks for the misty eyed inspiration! V x

  2. Megan

    2 September

    I want to be there…catching a tan πŸ˜‰ !!

  3. Lisa

    2 September

    Love these pics Lana. I am working towards a Greek island holiday next year and these just inspire me that much more!
    x

  4. ABACAXI and HORTEL

    2 September

    Lovely pictures, brings me back in spring mood… & we're heading towards fall here… πŸ™
    But still very sunny, so I'll send you some over, ok?
    Bisous, Chantal

  5. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    2 September

    Greece is very special to me – thanks for transporting me their with your post this morning, Lana. Love the blue hues!

  6. Charlotta Ward

    2 September

    Yes this shoot is lovely. Saw it over at Dust Jacket Attic and loved the serenity over all the pictures.

    I agree with you on the pale thing. It's a nice thing to be able to have the choice.. Living in Sydney Summer goes on and on and ooooon, so there is no pressure to get the perfect tan fast and furiously. Instead staying a nice soft golden hue is often more appreciated than the deeper tan. In Sweden (where I grew up) it's the opposite. Summer is short and unpredictable so if the sun is out you make the most of every ray. People over-tan and look like ginger biscuits – a craving for all that lost vitamin D from Winter for sure..!

    xx C

  7. britni @ Antika Moda

    2 September

    Greece is my happy place, I have family there πŸ™‚ This post made me smile!!

  8. Dragonfly Lifestyle

    2 September

    Another wonderful post. I have had the pleasure of visiting Greece many times, it is always worth the trip.

    How did you do in the blog awards?

    Keeping on doing what you do, I love it.

    ax

  9. alison (semi-fab lane)

    2 September

    i must visit greece one day! tan does always look good because of the glow, but that's what self tanner is for, right?

  10. Elissa, ebb & flow

    3 September

    stunning! these incredible images aren't helping my out of control desire to visit Greece. one day, i keep telling myself….one day….

  11. Elissa, ebb & flow

    3 September

    stunning! these incredible images aren't helping my out of control desire to visit Greece. one day, i keep telling myself….one day….

  12. Elissa, ebb & flow

    3 September

    stunning! these incredible images aren't helping my out of control desire to visit Greece. one day, i keep telling myself….one day….

  13. THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    3 September

    Gorgeous! I absolutely loved this shot. I'm part Greek so anything that involves Greece makes me long to go see my family πŸ™‚

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