MISSY TRAVEL is our feature that spotlights sacred destinations for those wanderlusters in-the-know. Each time, we will feature a class-act destination and offer up our top 5 must-sees, tried and tested by the Missy team ourselves. With summer in full swing we're dreaming of tropical getaways and the allure of the Caribbean Ocean's gem-coloured waters...So today, we bring you our top picks from the islands of Turks and Caicos.
A local favourite on the beach, sway away the magic hours with sand between your toes and their famous rum punch in hand but beware – the punch will knock you dead! Serving Caribbean flavours, be sure to try their blackened fish tacos and pick up a conch seashell souvenir on your way out.Blue Hills Rd, Providenciales
Bradley Theodore’s colourful and otherworldly paintings take inspiration from his hometown of Turks and Caicos. Having worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Kanye West, he has caricaturized famous faces such as Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour on murals in cities like NYC, Hong Kong, LA and Paris. He now lives in NYC but will soon open a studio/gallery in Turks. Be sure to look this up before you hit the island!
Take in the sights of larger-than-life yachts and sharks feeding at the marina. Pack a lunch, rent a boat, and gaze out at the endless turquoise waters on your way to explore the surrounding islands.On the North Shore, strong winds draw kite surfers from all over. Close to the beach is the new Shore Club with a luxury hotel/apartment complex where you can lounge at one of the lovely pools with cocktail in hand.Leeward, Providenciales
The place to be on a Friday night, this is where all the young and hip mingle and dance the night away. For all you yogis out there, this is a great place for morning yoga classes, even if you’re not staying at the hotel. It also boasts a gorgeous pool and is just steps away from the beach.Lower Bight Road, Providenciales
For that requisite island vibe, look no further for exquisite local seafood fare under palms and fairy lights.Grace Bay, Providenciales
The absolute lap of luxury where you could rub shoulders with stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z and the Beckhams. The best place for a sunset cocktail.Northwest Point, Providenciales
For holidaymakers looking for something a bit more traditional and classy, this hotel has the best landscaping and also boasts – in our opinion – the best boutique on the island.Grace Bay Beach, Princess Dr, Providenciales
For all you divers – you can get certified here and the instructors have the most incredible knowledge of all the best places to explore in the deep azure.Grace Bay Rd, Grace Bay, Providenciales
We rocked items from our Pre-Summer range, LOVE KILLS, for our Turks and Caicos adventure. The bright colours. prints and light fabrics are perfect for an island getaway.Now ON SALE for a limited time!
June 30, 2017
MISSY GIRL is our periodic feature of a sassy lass that echoes the spirit of MISSY SKINS. She's modern and thrives off the pulse of big cities. She's a rebel and a free spirit. She's spicy and sweet.
Serena, with her wild hair and most infectious of smiles, is our go-to makeup-artist here at MISSY SKINS. Having done makeup for more than half our photoshoots, her eye for beauty, can-do attitude and innate charm make her an absolute dream to work with.
Upon graduating from Parsons, Serena worked as an assistant editor for three years before joining a Hong Kong-based image consultancy – that’s when her career as a makeup artist began. Serena moved to Shanghai in 2011 and has since beautified famous faces such as Ziyi Zhang, Chris Lee, and Taiwanese singer Amei, as well as working with major magazine editorials and top-tier luxury and beauty brands.
1. How did you become a makeup artist? Have you always wanted to be one?
I’ve always been fascinated with all things beautiful from a young age. I’m especially fascinated with the face – every face is different and possesses unique features. It feels special to be able to make someone beautiful – I derive joy from making people happy. Being a makeup artist is my dream job, you need to find that passion you’re willing to die for…
2. You have the most wild hair! How do you manage it?
I don’t usually do anything to my hair, whether I fuss with it or not, it has its own mind anyway!
3. You’ve travelled to some amazing places to shoot – what’s your fave destination and why?
I guess I’d have to say Hawaii. The ocean is so beautiful, it’s the bluest waters I’ve ever seen. There are so many gorgeous sights that take your breath away. I love that there are so many water sports there, in particular surfing!
4. What’s your fave beauty trend right now?
The ‘no makeup look’. Less is more, for sure!
5. What's your holy grail product?
Hydrating masks, particularly ones from Sisley, Laneige and Lanocreme. I use them every day.
6. Care to share a beauty tip with us?
The best tips I can give are to keep your skin hydrated and sleep early! Also, dare to be yourself – stay weird, be different.
Photos of Serena by Shen Yi @ Central Studios
June 1, 2017
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
―Agatha Christie, "The Last Séance"
Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Mothers are the gift of life, so be sure to show how grateful you are, whether by giving her a call, sending her some flowers or taking her out for a special meal...
MISSY SKINS’ Co-Founder and Creative Director, Natasha, is also a mother. For this special occasion we tapped into her little world with some gorgeous intimate photos of her and her son, Maximus, shot by her husband and father to Max, Rodney!
Natasha also shares with us her 5 fave pieces from the HEAVENLY CREATURES range. Pssssst – to the ladies that are still looking for last minute gifts for your mamma, here’s your inside tip!
“I love the idea of summer leather. This item is perfect – the leather is paper-thin and the cut oversized enough to keep you comfy and cool.”
“Cut from the same paperweight leather, this top is so simple and sleek, and just the right length to sit atop any bottom!”
“Such a classic summer item with a total hit of cool. It’s fitted to hide all your bumps but not too short for Mum!”
“An easy, light weight item cut from a comfy light cotton jersey, wear it out or tucked in!”
Adds a bit of fun and colour, it’s like dressing up without really dressing up!
May 11, 2017