• BEHIND THE SCENES: CLEO X BILLABONG

It’s that time of year again. Time for the release of our collab collection with CLEO Magazine. This year we ventured to the magical island of Gili Trawangan just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. With one road around the island and no motorized traffic, Gilli T is the definition of paradise. Turquoise water so crystal clear it almost doesn’t look real, white sandy beaches and the friendliest people in all of Indonesia, it was the perfect location for our shoot.

After a long journey, we settled into our villa at The Beach House Resort and took a dip in the pool before prepping the gear for the first day of shooting.

There’s always a talented crew of people behind every photoshoot. Budi our hair and makeup artist was up first. The master of creating the perfect sandy bum, he tousled hair and bronzed up our model Nat - who had the most perfect sun-kissed complexion and the cheekiest smile we ever saw! Next up Cleo Fashion Editor Alissa jumped in to style the first look and then we were off with Photographer Jason, his assistant Simon and Videographer Jamie to make some magic happen.

It was a fun few days of hard work, incredible heat, fresh coconuts, bellies full of Mie Goreng and huge smiles. Thanks team, until next time...


Miann Scanlan was the lucky winner of the CLEO 'Be-The-Blogger' Competition. See her behind the scenes story here.
A big thank you to PFYT Jewellery for the beautiful treasures used to style the shoot.