On-Set with Rica Swim

Caravan Stylist Studio was honored to be a part of a photo shoot for the press preview of Rica Swim’s newest collection. Our fabulous hair and makeup artist/ Beauty Expert,  Adreanna was on set with her loaded Caboodle getting our model ready for her close up, while noting every key technique for your learning benefit.

The swimwear was so chic and beautiful, so the goal was to have our model looking rich and sophisticated. That girl on the beach that everyone wants to be!

Makeup on the beach can be so tricky. The average girl wants to look good at the beach, but not awkwardly overdone. So minimalism is key! After prepping her with my favorite DDF product the Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer, I applied her foundation. I used the ULTA Mousse Foundation and set it with the ULTA Pressed Powder. I chose a few mineral eye shadows from ULTA Minerals, my absolute favorite collection, in the pink hue. I dampened my brush for a little added glimmer and, intensity. I followed with the ULTA black liquid liner to make her eyes open up to the camera.

For her hair, I started with a very refined looking up-do that is fairly easy to do at home. First, I curled small sections and pinned them to ensure staying power, and support for the style. I, then, released the curls, and brushed them out. Starting with the bottom half of her hair, I twisted it into a tight bun then secured it in place with a few bobby pins. The top half was teased and pushed forward to add a little height to the front. I placed each piece that was left, thoughtfully around the bun, which resulted in a messy, yet chic bun that looked effortless and elegant.

For the next set of swimsuits, the designer wanted them accessorized with big straw hats. Hats are obviously very popular at the beach, and poolside, so I wanted a look that was a little classic, and realistic, with a little added glam. I took her hair down and, again brushed it out and pinned the waves that remained to the right securing them with a few hair pins. I touched a few of the curls up by wrapping small pieces around the barrel of my 2inch Babyliss Curling Iron.

Moving on to her more playful swimwear, I felt a cute ponytail would add a little character to the suits. I simply teased the front section, and smoothed the sides so that the ponytail was a tad bit polished. The hair band had a small gold embellishment on it which takes any average ponytail to a whole new, fabulous level. The piece was fairly inexpensive and one can be found at any accessory store or outlet.

The Rica Swim line has some of the most innovative and beautiful cover-ups I have ever seen. Every girl should have one of these pieces in their closet, or in the best case scenario, in the closet of their off cost beach villa. I wanted our model to look wealthy and care free. So I decided to leave her hair down, with the front pieces swept gently off her face. I pinned them invisibly underneath, so that the style would not look overworked or contrived. Once I re-curled a few key pieces by wrapping them gently around my Babyliss 2inch Curling Iron without clipping, I sprayed a small amount of hairspray into my palms and scrunched the waves a little more to give it a bit of roughness and texture.

The shoot was a lot of fun, and we were fortunate to be a part of Rica Swim’s exciting journey. Check out http://www.ricaworld.com/ for all the pictures!