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June 22nd, 2011 | By | 1,512 Comments

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How Tough is the GoPro?

June 21st, 2011 | By | 5,753 Comments

This little clip seemed appropriate for today since it’s International Go Skateboarding day (and the first day of summer! Woo Hoo!)

Watch the video and listen carefully:

“I don’t want to hit you with the skateboard” -me
“I’ll move.. I’ll move” -my brother

He didn’t move. Luckily for us the GoPro is tough as nails. In the year or so I’ve had the little camera it’s been tossed around in the back of my car, drop kicked and even puked on. While there were a couple of minor scuffs on the outer case, the lens is still intact and the camera works as if I never lent it to my brother… So if you are tough on electronics this camera can handle the worst!

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Design for Humanity 2011 Runway Show Video

June 16th, 2011 | By | 1,857 Comments

As promised…some saucy (okay, and shaky) footage from last night’s Billabong Design for Humanity fashion show.
Surfing Magazine’s “Partial Bikini Coverage” report tells us that Mandy and the rest of the Billabong design team foraged the thrift stores and Grandma’s closet to complete the crochet-fringed and deconstructed leather looks. Highlights (says us), included some snakeskin skimpies, a fringed sleeve one-piece, and sequined shrug ensemble. What’s your favorite look from the clip?

Cheers to the team at Billabong for another superb showing!

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5th Annual Billabong Design for Humanity Runway Show

June 16th, 2011 | By | 3,319 Comments

A Video and Photo Re-Cap of Billabong’s Design for Humanity 2011…
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Paramount Studios, Hollywood CA- Once again, the event known for both giving, and exposing, back, didn’t miss a bikini-clad beat. For the 5th year, Billabong’s Design for Humanity 2011 delivered an eclectic mix of head-turning bikinis, original artwork, and folk-tastico tunes from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros that, somehow, tied the proverbial dreamcatcher feathers together. Contrasting the an abundance of beer foam-dipped staches and gratuitous man tanks was the ever-popular swim runway show- a sneak peak into Billabong designers’ imaginations, as well as a taste of what’s to come next year in swim. This years show was a full on walk-off of fringe and sequins, topped-off with crochet and sueded trims.

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Once the runaway show ended, jaws were picked up off the floor, and dancing shoes distributed, the tunes started flowing. The line-up included blues/soul/garage rock from Hanni El Khatib, avant-pop from The Hundred In The Hands, gritty, psychedelic rock & roll from B.L.O.R.R., and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros brought it all home.

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To top the tomfoolery, every ticket, bikini and beer (don’t worry- we drank/donated one for you) went to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation- non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools. We’ll cheers to that!

More photos after the jump…. (more…)