Behind the scenes with Havaianas

We couldn't imagine a World Swimsuit shoot without Havaianas. The Brazilian sandal company is a long time sponsor of World Swimsuit and an integral part of the whole vibe of our trips. You won't get a better test for footwear than 3 weeks of constant wear and tear that our Havianas face during a shoot.

Carring our equipment across beaches, over rocks, through jungles and into the water and every time they come up trumps. One of the iconic shots of this year's trip is Xenia Deli's Havaianas shoot over Paradise Island.  Look out for the images in the magazine, on shelves right now. What's more they remain effortlessly cool.

We also made some feathery friends thanks to our Havaianas this year and they loved them as much as we do, here is a look at how we set up a shot with an island local and the final product.

There aren't many items in your wardrobe that can handle a full day of work and still retain the style and casual cool when hit the beach bar for a few cocktails in the evening. With fresh new designs constantly hitting the shelves, there's no excuse not to buy yourself a few more pairs of sandals to match every mood and outfit!