September 2nd, 2015
Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category
Very, very exciting stuff here—and not only because Swell is the first in the world to post this. Yesterday history was made as with the biggest and brightest fashion show in ASR history. (Be sure to select the “high quality” option at the bottom right of the video.) Showcasing the edgier trends for Fall 2009, looks included plenty of plaid shirts paired with boyfriend jeans, tie-dye accents on everything, large doses of grunge layering, and our favorite: textured knee-hi’s and leg warmers with wedge sandals. (Oh yeah, and don’t forget the snarky attitudes.) Staged in front of hundreds of eager onlookers who risked broken heels and camera lenses to get in, the show marked action sports’ emergence into the big, big leagues. You hear that, Whitney? Forget NYC; this weekend San Diego is the only city that matters. Featured brands included: Volcom, Element, BC Footwear, Lost, Vans, Fox, Ezekiel, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Matix, and Lucy Love.
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Like roots made of lightning bolts the Volcom Artists Series has been alive and growing for over ten years. Its purpose of providing vast and expansive new canvases for artists to spread their vision is alive with vigor. Since 1995, Volcom has lent it’s fabric and ink to artists with imagination and foresight to add color, depth and contrast to a planet that can never have enough. For Spring 2009 Volcom presents their first ever all female Featured Art Collection, incorporating female artists from around the world who offered up their creative freedom to develop a unique Volcom piece. Featured artists include Foi Jiminez, Mel Kadel, Lori D, Dashenka, Emily Hoy, Imok, Niki Kelce and Susan Maddux. We’ll keep you posted as more arrive. In the meantime, take a gander at the other fineries from Hawaiian artist Susan Maddux.
Corrie is a very nice girl, so we were extra surprised when her pick of the week was Billabong’s irie Fader boardshort. Corrie expalined that rasta-inspired prints will be everywhere this Spring, and this boardshort featured the best of the bunch. Well shame on us for assuming anything but the purest of intentions from Corrie, but we’ll go ahead and burn one down for ya anyway.
It’s most popular trend of spring ’09 and as you’d exepct, Swell’s gotcha covered. The maxi dress has become a celebrity’s style choice for everything from red carpet events to quick trips to the grocery store. Their unbelievable comfort and uncanny ability of looking great on just about any body type give them an almost unfair advantage over soon-to-be-forgotten mini dresses and skirts. The maxi can be worn casually during the day or dressed up with key accessories for nighttime affairs. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge—this trend is worth the risk!