BAE-watch: Beaches Aint Ready

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Photog: Maureen Eggleton

 

Back in May I got around to LA for a bit of work, which turned into alotta work- I was even scouted by seasoned photographer Paula Kayne, who’s shot Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima (yep-I’ll be back!) One of the other #Goals moments was working with young Mexi-californian photographer, Maureen Eggleton from Santa Monica, whose clients have included Kermato Juice and Worn Free Tshirts- she’s also worked on an Indie film.

 

Oh and she used to be a model and later ran her own agency. #BossBabe

 

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We are now also BFF’s #JustSaying.

 

BAE was excited to be working with a model with rich pigmentation, an afro, and from London (that’s pretty rare in Up-town LA and she loves LDN) equally, I didn’t go all the way to LA for basic beachin’, I came to werk and BAE was ready….we did the shoot on Venice Beach and had sooo much fun despite the mayhem!!

 

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I was also really thrilled to be styling THIS shoot and there was one look I wanted to do. It’s a look I haven’t seen yet and one I wanted to do for a looooong time. The timing was perfect as the movie had just come out. You beaches ready?

 

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Photo: Maureen Eggleton OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Yes that’s right, it’s time to add some sauce to Baywatch. I’m sooo here for it- I’ve got the float and everything! C’mon Dwayne (The Rock) and the gang, this shot is straight off the lens, un-retouched. #BeachesAintReady

 

Seriously Dwayne, aint you seen my show-reel? It’s got like 413 views. The one where I’m runnin’ slow-mo? Get your people to call my mum yeah?

 

Ok where was I? Ah! Here are some of my other favourites though…

 

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Photog: Maureen Eggleton OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

I chose this swimsuit because of the design and the contrast on my skin-tone. Notice how Maureen managed to time shots when the tide was up behind me, adding sass to the backdrop.

 

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Since we were on location and up against it, my robe was also my changing room. On the spot!

 

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I switched it up to this metalic 80’s two-piece, which I mis-matched (why not?). It also  complimented the backdrop and let the abs out…

 

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The rest of the retouched looks will be on my Instagram- my followers gotta get perks innit?!

 

BTW ‘Wonder-Woman’, I’m coming for you too…

 

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Photog: Maureen Eggleton

 

I love how Maureen’s photo-shop skills makes this pop with a silky touch. She’s added that real sunshine state feel #Levels

 

I was blessed to work with talented, sexy, genuine and generous people whilst I was in LA. Maureen is a diamond and her ability to be open to innovative concepts is dope.

 

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Credits:

Photog: Maureen Eggleton/ Model: @missbrowngotaround/ Styling: @missbrowngotaround

Check out more of Maureen’s work here: http://www.maureeneggleton.com

Follow her: @maureeneggleton

***All images under strict copyright

 

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