Nevis is a Caribbean island, and at the same time – as Nevis Island – one of the two member states of the federal island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Nevis has an area of 93 km² and is part of the Leeward Islands, the northern part of the Lesser Antilles. The neighboring St. Kitts Island lies three kilometers northwest, with the island nation Antigua and Barbuda to the east. Precisely where top model Gisele Bündchen and fashion photographer Mikael Jansson flew in for VOGUE Paris. WORLD LOCATIONS was there to support the production for the July issue of the high-gloss magazine and was also responsible for customs and logistics.
About – NEVIS. The island was named Oualie (Land of Beautiful Waters) by the Caribs and Dulcina (Sweet Island) by early British settlers. The name Nevis is derived from the Spanish Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (which means Our Lady of the Snows); the name first appears on maps in the 16th century. Nevis is also known by the sobriquet Queen of the Caribees, which it earned in the 18th century when its sugar plantations brought much wealth for the British. Nevis is of particular historical significance to Americans because it was the birthplace and early childhood home of Alexander Hamilton. For the British, Nevis is the place where Horatio Nelson was stationed as a young sea captain and where he met and married a Nevisian, Frances Nisbet, the young widow of a plantation owner. The majority of the approximately 12,000 Nevisians are of primarily African descent, with notable British, Portuguese and Lebanese minority communities. English is the official language, and the literacy rate, 98 percent, is one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. GoSee: wikipedia.org//Nevis