Backstage With Bella


DIVA Magazine presents this year’s swimwear shoot – shot by Shirlaine Forrest and styled by Bella Qvist.


Summer may be officially over but don’t worry; DIVA’s swimwear shoot will bring the heat, showing off gorgeous swimwear pieces in a vamped up Sheffield garden.

Mixing local, Northern brands Kiss Me Deadly, COW Vintage and A New Shop with big favourites Simply Be and Evans as well as American newcomers Race Point, DIVA’s Bella Qvist styles this year’s best afterparty – and you’re invited.

Representing women of various shapes and sexualities the models get both steamy and playful on this all female shoot which, shot by phenomenal photographer Shirlaine Forrest and with make up by HarryJon’s Clare Ardern, is anything but ordinary.

DIVA writer and stylist as well as self confessed feminist and rock fan Bella Qvist hasn’t just masterminded the project but created an exclusive backstage video too. See the video below and make sure you grab the new issue of DIVA, in stores today!

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Read an online article by DIVA here and make sure you don’t miss Bella’s article (as advertised on the cover) about partners and pronouns also in this month’s issue.

Thanks to Linn, Eli, Roz and Lidz for lending us their garden but also to:

DIVA Magazine

Photography: Shiralaine Forrest

Hair and Make Up: Clare Ardern


Race Point (

Simply Be

COW Vintage

Kiss Me Deadly

A New Shop


Music by Chelsea Perkins

Backstage photos and backstage video by Bella Qvist. Copyright Bella Qvist.


6 replies »

  1. Yes it is, its just about that time of the year when we all start dreaming of this season’s new suit!

  2. The Girls look very happy and the clothes look very vibrant and stunning. I was actually thinking of replacing my old boring swimsuit and Now I got some great ideas.

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