Get The Look: Skinny Ankle Jeans

March 12th, 2009 | By | 4,787 Comments

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Judging by Selena Gomez and Nicky Hilton, it looks like the hot skinny jeans trend has evolved into the even hotter ankle zip skinny jeans trend—an even more versatile addition to your wardrobe.  Sometimes seen with buttons or clean slits instead of zippers, this look will allow you to try some new styles for spring. For those who aren’t fans of skinny jean, I’m sorry but it looks like they’re going to be around for at least another season. But don’t fear, as the ankle zip version gives you an opportunity to sport the trend without committing to the traditional skinny jeans.  I know the words “skinny jeans” alone can strike fear into many, but contrary to popular belief it’s a look that can be worn by anyone. It’s really all about proportions, so try wearing a longer, looser top to balance the look.

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Spring Trend: Burnout Tops

March 12th, 2009 | By | 4,714 Comments

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Not to start off this little ditty with excessive name-dropping, but…

Lauren Conrad, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie: No, it’s not a new season of Celebrity Rehab, it’s celebs who have been spotted rocking the new burnout tee trend. The distinctive personality and texture of the burnout tee looks and feels like a vintage store find, capturing the emotion you would expect from years of love. The unmatched finely-aged feel is topped off with the allure of subtle hints of skin peeking through the sheer windows. To fine tune its Soho-meets-thrift store appeal, this season we see deep V-necks, quirky pockets, and oversized cuts that melt onto the body like butter on burnt toast—fanning the flames of its understated sex-appeal. So burn baby, burn.

Pictured above: Swell Burnout V-Neck Tee and Swell Burnout V-Neck Pocket Tee

Parko’s Ten-Laced, Sweet, Sweet Victory at the Quik Pro Gold Coast

March 11th, 2009 | By | 862 Comments

The judges at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast this go-around are serving out dimes like they’re going out of style. To the demise of a few fantasy surfer rankings, Parko’s undeniable victory yesterday was topped off with his second perfect ten of the day. Some solid waves and nearly flawless surfing led Joel Parkinson to the Gold Coast win and to the top of the ASP tour rankings. Bravo Parko.

Waiting on the edge of our swivel chairs over here to see what he brings to the next stop, Bells Beach. 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.83
2 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.30

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 19.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.66
SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.84 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 5.34

CURRENT ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 5:
1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 1200 points
2. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 1032 points
3. Taj Burrow (AUS) 876 points
3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 876 points
5. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 732 points
5. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 732 points
5. Adrian Buchan (AUS)732 points
5. Damien Hobgood (USA) 732 points

Boardshorts That Thrash, Not Trash

March 10th, 2009 | By | 3,918 Comments

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We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: There’s nothing like giving Mother Ocean a high-five while you’re tearing her a new one.