Shop This Month’s Entire Issue of Teen Vogue!

September 17th, 2009 | By | 537 Comments

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The weather might be cooling down, but South Coast plaza is so Haute right now. If you’re lucky-enough to be in Southern California this month (well, any month, but especially this month) you’re invited to shop the entire issue of Teen Vogue in one pop-up shop! From now until September 27th at South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA) experience this unique fashion phenomenon, where you can rummage through the magazine’s looks for back-to-school trends, get style inspiration and consultations, mix and match the latest styles, and much, much more.

Love Billabong? Visit the Haute Spot on Sept 19th for the Billabong “Fall in Love” event, featuring a style session with Billabong Design Director Mandy Robinson, insider tips on the latest looks for the Fall season, a t-shirt screenprinting and customization station, and a special live acoustic performance by Aussie singer/songwriter Ashleigh Mannix. Plus, cupcakes and mocktails!  And who can resist new styles and cupcakes?! The only thing missing from a perfect day are promises of puppies and kittens!

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Get a preview Billabong’s Featured Picks for the Haute Spot (as seen above) HERE!

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Dancing on the Surfer Poll

September 16th, 2009 | By | 2,665 Comments

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Next pro / Dancing with the Stars contestant? Ry Craike.

Ah, the Surfer Poll…as always, so predictable, yet so predictably awesome. I won’t bore you with the details, so here are some abbreviated highlights from last night’s Surfer Poll Awards in Anaheim, Ca: Multiple mentions of Alana Blanchard’s ass-ets. Dane Reynold’s acceptance speech consisted of thanking his girlfriend for giving him vitamin C and Quiksilver for the stickers. Kelly Slater won. Cory Lopez got tube ride of the year for his never-ending African mystery left in 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux. And apparently, if you’re from West Oz, you’re flipping awesome. No surprises, but tons of radness. To quote Ry Craike mid-DC Shoes bus dance-off, “this is the best night of my life!”

As Seen In: Complex Magazine Online

September 15th, 2009 | By | 773 Comments

AS SEEN IN: COMPLEX, “Ten Best Gray Shirts for Fall 2009”

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EZEKEIL HAVENHURST LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

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Complex is all over the gray shirt like white on rice. It pairs with just about any color trousers you might own (although we hope that doesn’t include salmon or fuchsia), it hides stains from wings night, and it’s a good transition from pre-labor day white to winter blacks. Get yours HERE

Read the entire article at Complex.com

Life Lessons with Ian Walsh and a Weatherman

September 10th, 2009 | By | 327 Comments

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Did you know the O’Neill and Lost team rider Ian Walsh grew up in Maui “watching the massive surf breaks.” Whoa geez golly. You would know this, along with some swell safety tips for when you find yourself swimming in a hurricane and riveting revelations on why hurricanes are named after men, if you woke up with Al Roker the other day. Watch Ian Walsh really get down to the nitty gritty on swimming straight into shore when you’re in a rip current, how to handle a 6′ + board under hot stage lights, and his thoughts on how to name hurricanes. My only question left unanswered is, “when do we get to see Ian Walsh ‘Hang Ten’”? I must have missed that part when I left to go buy some Honey Bunches of Oat. Shoots.
It could be the reggae-lounge music in the background, but something about this clip just makes me smile. Then get that “I smell burnt toast” face. Then smile.