Vakkaru Maldives welcomes internationally renowned fashion illustrator and author, Megan Hess, for this festive season. The exclusive launch of her third book in The Claris Collection, Claris: Bonjour Riviera is scheduled for 5 and 6 January 2020. Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for the new French Riviera adventure of Claris, surrounded by glistening turquoise waters and luxurious island settings. Guests who pre-book their seats will be the first in the world to receive signed copies of Claris: Bonjour Riviera hot off the press, view the unveiling of Claris’ new resort collection by luxury fashion house, Poca & Poca. Attend Megan Hess’ exclusive illustration masterclass and enjoy the Orthodox Christmas night’s Megan Hess dessert table.

Officially launched in 2018, the Claris Collection offered readers delightful rhyming tales of courage, compassion, and a stylish little mouse. “The Claris Collection is destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages. It is about a little mouse who loves fashion, has an enormous heart and chases her dreams with courage and compassion,” says Megan Hess.

5 January 2020
Claris: Bonjour Riviera Book Launch and Poca & Poca Fashion Launch (Limited Seats)

Set against the crystal-clear waters of Vakkaru Maldives and under the shaded coconut trees, guests will be treated to a reading of Megan Hess book, Claris: Bonjour Riviera and a conversation with Megan about the inspiration behind Claris as a character and the concept behind her new book. In addition to the book launch, sister and brother duo Karolina and Wiktor Gniewek’s luxury fashion brand Poca & Poca will unveil their newest Claris fashion collection consisting of six key looks – a resort collection in blues and cream shades inspired by Claris’ upcoming seaside adventure.

6 January 2020
Megan Hess Fashion Illustration Masterclass (Limited Seats)

Limited to only the first 10 guests who book, this is an exclusive experience where Megan Hess will be conducting a fashion illustration masterclass.

Vakkaru Maldives’ collection of ultra-immersive and cherished guest experiences is created in partnership with guest experiences specialist The Magnolia Creative Collaborations.