Diving Behind the Scenes at our Bluebella x Amber Swim shoot
It’s that time again…it’s our Behind the Scenes blog from our latest mood shoot! And this wasn’t just any shoot, this was the Bluebella X Amber Swim collab shoot (not that ALL our shoots aren’t wild, crazy and cool)!
Unless you’ve been lurking under a rock in remote Timbuktu you’ve probably heard of/dabbled in/been head over heels addicted to Love Island for the last two series….
Yep, us too.
Amber Davies stole our collectives hearts last year and was crowned winner and Love Island Queen as a result. Having met and worked with her over the past few months, us at Bluebella can confirm that we - the voting public - couldn’t have done a better job frankly (well done us).
Set up, shot and de-rigged in the space of just one day, the shoot for our new Amber Swim collection was one of the most fun ever.
Seeing as Love Island is all about sun and sea (and one or two other words beginning with ‘s’), we knew we had to have a tropical paradise of a location, so we went all out and packed the whole team off to…Central London…!
The location house and its garden was crazy, from a giant pool complete with boat-sized swan inflatables to a wooden Buddha statue to what we’re almost certain were real parrots in the palm trees (as well as actual coconuts).
And all bang in the middle of the big city!
Also, hats off to the English weather - we could’ve been in sunny Spain; there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and we’re sure almost every member of the team wished that they were in their swimmers too.
Not only did Amber help design the whole collection, she was also, of course, model extraordinaire! All-rounder or what?
Whether wending her way through bamboo, stretching out on the brick patio floor or making literal waves in the chilly pool, Amber was a champ and a trooper, through and through, throughout the whole day. Not only did she look like a grade A peach in every single piece, but she laughed and joked and patiently performed for our Boomerangs all the way from breakfast to ‘that’s a wrap!’
The whole team were a dream, as ever, and all in all there’s no denying that the shoot was a roaring success. The team made it through still grinning, the location was one of the oddest (in the best possible way) we’ve ever seen, Amber was a gem and the Bluebella X Amber collection looked a million dollars.
Here’s to the next one.
See the final images and the full collection here