Tag Archives: fashion

The Essence of Bali, a fashion film for Cuyana

We’ve now  been all over Bali, learning about the culture, experiencing nature, marveling at the water. Today we take all three together into the story of summer in Bali, experienced through our beautiful travel companion and model Anastasia Krivosheeva. From the optimism of the morning to the beauty of a beach sunset, Bali is resplendent with all forms of sensory goodness.

 

Filmed by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck | Original Music by Tom Oke Sound | for CUYANA

From our fashion film archives: Monique Lhuillier | Chanel | Vera Wang | Rachel Roy

This entry was posted in Video and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Cuyana + Bali Water



Ok, so we ARE on an island, where the main attraction is always and always and always the beach. I’ve seen so many beautiful beaches I’ve had the joy to share here with you, from the secluded Cumberland Island to the spectacular Virgin Islands and super popular beaches of Brazil… but this was new. Bali served up my first black sand beach. I couldn’t believe it, not a soul was there to witness the glory of a perfect sunrise. Golden light, black sands, colorful fishing boats, it’s so idyllic I still can’t believe it’s true… and I got to photograph it! So let’s start the week with the rise the of sun, with all the possibilities of the world washing over our toes…

 

Above and below: Anastasia wears Cuyana’s silk sleeveless dress in stone with Bali-crafted gold asymmetrical earrings and oval cuff

 Continue reading…

This entry was posted in Fashion Editorial and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Cuyana + Bali Nature

Cuyana_Bali_Nature_002

So, why did we go all the way to Bali to shoot the summer campaign? The answer is simple if you look at the product. Cuyana is a fashion brand producing a limited, curated collection that aims to be timeless. They source manufacturers from all over the world – not because they want to find a way to be less expensive, but because they want to hire the best of the best. If you want to make a cashmere sweater, why not have the experts in Scotland, with their knowledge going back hundreds of years, create it? Or the perfect leather tote…who is amazing with leather? The artisans of Argentina.

Cuyana searches the world to find and support the creators, cutting out the middle man and selling the designs themselves in order to keep costs down and quality high. So to answer the question above – why did you go all the way to Bali to shoot this summer Cuyana campaign? Because all their new gold jewelry is handmade in Bali and what a place to be!

Yesterday we unlocked the key to Bali culture but that is only a fraction of the story…arguably many people come here for the awe of the island’s nature scene which is as lush and beautiful as the people themselves. I was awestruck by the endless vistas of rice paddies wrapping around the island’s mainland. The air is damp and thick, and in the early evening light, the view fills with mysterious blueish smoke from farmers’ fires, turning the look into a cinematic movie scene. It’s serene and beautiful and it’s only the beginning of Bali’s natural wonder…

Cuyana_Bali_Nature_003 Cuyana_Bali_Nature_004

Of course Bali has amazing resorts (remember the dreamy Amandari & serene Como Shambala?!…because I do!) but you can also rent awesome Bali homes like we did with the team from Cuyana. Just around the house, we found perfect rice fields and coconut trees. Our first morning there all we could do was wander around in awe of the early morning light.

Below: Anastasia wears Cuyana’s classic white oxford dress.

Cuyana_Bali_Nature_006 Continue reading…

This entry was posted in Fashion Editorial and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Cuyana + Bali Culture

Cuyana_Bali_Culture_002

With a car packed of Cuyana’s summer collection, Anastasia and I headed out to discover the island of Bali. The first thing that hits you when you travel to such far-off lands is the culture – so different from your own, you notice the ways in which people move in and out of their day to day lives, what they surround themselves with, learning about traditions you’ve never experienced before. Our local guide was named Wayan, the name given to all first born sons in Bali. He joked with us, saying we shouldn’t call his name out loud in public because half the people around us would answer!

Visually, what struck me first were all the beautiful temples, rising behind stone walls and lined with colorful ceremonial umbrellas used in the Hindu religion. As I was speaking with Wayan, he explained to me the beauty of the Hindu religion with their traditional ceremonies dating back hundreds of years, how karma works for the Balinese people and the importance of family whom for the most part all live together in a multi structure compound with their own family temples.

But that was just the beginning of our cultural discovery… below is the story of our model and muse taking summer’s fruit and tasting the love and life of Bali ~

(click on any image to view larger)

Cuyana_Bali_Culture_004

All over the island you found these beautiful and colorful umbrellas outside homes and temples – the pure shades of white and yellow symbolize dedication to the Hindu religion and the different manifestations of God.

Anastasia wears Cuyana’s cool stone silk sleeveless dress and yellow gold hammered circle necklace  and ring

Cuyana_Bali_Culture_005 Cuyana_Bali_Culture_006 Continue reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in Fashion Editorial and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.