Beach Goddess: Regina Feoktistova for Marie Claire Spain

by Alice Byrne

For the July Issue of Marie Claire Spain, this sexy, sandy summer editorial was shot by David Roemer. Regina Feoktistova flaunts her natural beauty in this ultimate swimwear shoot titled New Age.

Scantily-clad in swimwear choices by fashion editor Enrique Campos, Regina is seductive and alluring in pieces from the likes of Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Chanel, Emilio Pucci and Bluemarine.

It is beachside photography, but one step up. It’s a lot more innovative and high fashion than a shot you might see of some model standing in the water with a nice bikini on. This editorial has a clear narrative and artistic direction. Sandy, beachside spreads are something of old news to Regina, who starred in a similar editorial in June’s ELLE UK, however I would say that this shoot had the edge on the previous one. It could (and should) be said that Regina defines beach fantasy in these shoots.

Marie Claire went in a slightly more racy direction than usual with this particular shoot, as Regina Feoktistova appears topless in some of the photographs. However these images are tasteful, and work very well within the context of the editorial. I feel this is one of the best beachside editorials I have seen for a while, and I really think Regina Feokistova has done a fantastic job of adding a bit of edginess to the series.