Posts Tagged ‘Billabong’

September 8th, 2013 | By | 661 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong Designer Ed

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SWELL tracked down the man behind the Showdown shirt and the best wovens for the fall. Eddie at Billabong is a true legend, heres why he’s claiming contrast pockets are pertty happnin’

SWELL:
Tell us about the pattern origin

Eddie:  The pattern was actually inspired by ethnic prints and patterns we came across in our travels. It’s a dyeing technique called Ikat and its been used all over the world ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and even further (more…)

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September 5th, 2013 | By | 607 Comments

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My thoughts on bikini season: Don’t have one.
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August 27th, 2013 | By | 818 Comments

Style + Travel Guide: Santiago, Chile Travel Post by Guest Blogger, Leah.

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Our final stop on our adventure in Chile was Santiago. Santiago is a very modern city with a large population and is completely surrounded by the Andes mountains. From almost every point in the city you can see the snowcapped Andes, which made us excited to get up to the snow! We walked around the city exploring the many sites, restaurants, and one of the largest malls in the world. My favorite outfit during my urban adventures consisted of skinny black jeans, my fringe sweater, and a fedora. This was a casual, yet stylish outfit that was comfortable to walk in and perfect for the cool nights. I love the boho vibe of this sweater and felt it went great with all the brightly colored buildings of Chile.
After a couple days in the city we decided to venture up the mountain and end our trip with snowboarding. We actually managed to drive up the mountain, snowboard until dark, and then hop on our flight home all in one day!
Keep reading for tips on where to sleep in Santiago, shop in the city, and where to snowboard in the Andes! (more…)

August 25th, 2013 | By | 1,759 Comments

SeaMade: Stepping Up Your Surfing Game. A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Surfing can be one of the most fun, but complicated activities you can choose to get involved with. There are a lot of elements that go into surfing- waves, style, boards, gear, crowds, traveling, etc. The way you go about it and how you handle the adventure of surfing can make or break your surfing experiences. Read on for some tips to get you up and riding smoothly…
(Pictured: Billabong Surf Capsule Wetsuit) (more…)