Posts Tagged ‘meet your maker’

January 22nd, 2014 | By | 71 Comments

Meet Your Maker | L*Space Founder Monica Wise

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Here at SWELL, we love bikinis. I mean, we LOVE bikinis. So naturally, we adore the woman behind one of the top bikini brands out there, L*Space. With six (6!) “Best Swim Brand of the Year” awards and iconic swim styles to spare, founder Monica Wise is the ultimate role model for aspiring designers and beach beach babes from coast to coast. We had a chance to stop by L*Space HQ and get a sneak peek into Monica’s success and next season’s bikinis. Sadly, there was no room filled floor the ceiling with bikinis to dive into a-la Scrooge McDuck, but we did find some pretty rad stuff searching for the mythical dream-room. Read on for a photo tour of L*Space and interview with the woman, the myth, the bikini legend…

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January 9th, 2014 | By | 210 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Jaime Haskell of Lovely Bird Behind the Scenes with Founder Jaime Haskell - Interview by Leah Bradley

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Things are looking up these days. Southern California has had beach days for the last week, Spring swimwear is trickling in, and some bold new hats from Lovely Bird just landed on the site. It’s a perfect storm of sunny perfection. We met up with owner/designer of Lovely Bird hats at her design space in Malibu to get inside her creative, bohemian-adorned, head… (more…)

December 10th, 2013 | By | 394 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog

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SWELL stopped by Burkey’s Central Coast Studio to get some insight into his Arctic surf tales seen in the December Catalog. The inaugural Follow the Light grant winner has become a trailblazer for frosty surf expeditions, here’s how the 26 year old surf photo savant keeps crushing it.

SWELL: Explain what kind of trippy Northern Lights magic is going on the cover.

Burkard: This moment was unreal, it was as if the entire sky lit up for me and me alone. 2am… 5 hours before I left for home and the only clear night of the trip. It snowed all day and late in the evening it cleared and I knew this was my moment so I hike to the beach, 1 mile from my cabin, and shot these photos. It was one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. The sky was spiraling and channeling orange/ red blue and green… straight from the sea  to the sky. (more…)

December 8th, 2013 | By | 864 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lovers + Friends

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Sparkles, sex appeal and a touch of edge…just a few reasons why we heart Lovers + Friends. The LA-based brand is for go-getters and fun-seekers, so we can most-certainly vibe with this one. So off to Los Angeles to meet the woman behind this oh-so-SWELL brand, Raissa… (more…)