Having fallen in love with the island almost 20 years ago, our CEO and Designer, Anna, considers Bali to be her second home. The beautiful culture of kindness and warmth that the Balinese exude drew her in many years ago, and her love of the island’s people and surroundings endures to this day.
So we were more than thrilled recently to spend a week travelling around Bali with Anna, soaking up the people, culture and delicious food! We squeezed in some play amongst the work and, together with some incredible talent, created our 2017 campaign... Here’s a little look at what went on behind the scenes!
We had the pleasure of working with photographer Katie Sudek and these gorgeous models, who braved the heat and rocked our Palas treasures over three days.
Day 1 started at Villa Mannao in Kerobokan with an awesome team of professionals and dozens of jewellery clusters, and ended drinking coconuts overlooking the beach... what bliss! We also stumbled upon a gorgeous Vietnamese restaurant amongst the rice paddies near Canggu.
The next day we bundled the whole team into two vans for some location scouting on the way to Ubud – an easy task thanks to the stunning vistas of rice paddies and scenery from everyday life in Bali. There were lovely little moments throughout the day as Bali brought us loads of surprises as it tends to do. Our stunning model Maddy made friends with the locals, which made for heart-warming photos and lots of fun.
We were thrilled to get these two friends together for our final day of shooting, a day full of laughs and adventures. We explored local food markets, rice fields and delicious lunch spots, and ventured off the beaten track to discover palm tree lined walkways leading to beautiful beaches with scorching hot sand.
After working super hard during the day (we promise!), the nights were used to venture out to Anna’s favourite Bali hot spots, and visit some new ones. What an amazing week sharing in the delights of such an incredible island.