Behind the Scenes: Burning Soul Collection Photoshoot

Vanessa Taing —

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes of our photoshoot for the Burning Soul Collection, where creativity met the raw beauty of nature. Our team embarked on an unforgettable journey to capture the essence of our brand amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Azores, Portugal.

Our Model

Meet Cécília Faias, also known as Sissi. Hailing from São Miguel Island, she embodies the spirit of an Island Girl, spending her formative years mastering the waves. Sissi's transition to Lisbon awakened her passion for fashion, leading her into the world of modeling. Today, she seamlessly blends her love for the runway with her expertise as a surf coach—a true embodiment of the Burning Soul ethos.

The Team Behind the Magic

Our team brought diverse talents and experiences to the forefront:

  • Mariepier Bastien: Renowned van life influencer from Quebec, Mariepier added an extra touch to our photoshoot, particularly for the "Way to Unknown" collection, and also stepped in as a model.
  • Julie G.: Extraordinary co-designer, Julie G.'s keen eye for detail and innovation brought our visions to life.
  • Julie M.D.: The founder behind June Swimwear. She specifically selected the Azores after discovering a photo of the location. As soon as she saw it, she immediately knew that the Azores had to be the perfect setting for showcasing the Burning Soul collection.
  • Our Photographer: Salvitri Bastiani (Bastiani Photographe): Behind the lens, Salvitri Bastiani masterfully captured the essence of Burning Soul. His expertise in framing shots and capturing candid moments ensured that each image told a story.

Location: Azores, Portugal

Nestled in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores archipelago provided a breathtaking backdrop for our photoshoot. Here are some intriguing facts about this enchanting locale:

  • Volcanic Origins: The Azores emerged from volcanic activity, resulting in dramatic landscapes characterized by lush greenery, towering cliffs, and crystal-clear waters.
  • Biodiversity Hotspot: These islands boast a rich ecosystem, home to diverse flora and fauna, including unique bird species and endemic plants.
  • World-Class Surfing: With its rugged coastline and consistent swells, Azores attracts surf enthusiasts from around the globe. Sissi's roots in surfing found a perfect match amidst the island's waves. We have a perfect selection of surf approuved bikinis on our website.
  • Cultural Fusion: Influenced by Portuguese heritage and maritime traditions, Azorean culture is a vibrant tapestry of music, cuisine, and festivals, offering a captivating blend of old-world charm and contemporary allure.

What better way to embody the vibrant essence of Burning Soul than to immerse ourselves in a landscape of vivid and vibrant colors, such as that of the Azores? Spring itself signifies renewal, vitality, and dynamism, with its bright hues awakening the senses. The Azores, with their stunning landscapes and dazzling colors, provided the perfect backdrop to express all the energy and passion that drive the Burning Soul collection.