Sometimes I take the little things for granted.. like long walks on the beach with best friends and happy pooches. Now, I know that the whole “long walks on the beach” bit is incredibly corny.. but it’s true.
Let me enjoy the corn for a moment.
The best weekends are spent completely free from obligation, finding a little patch of sand, pitching a tent and roam around the beach. All day. A couple weekends ago were spent like that. If I could spend every weekend camping I would. Sherwood on the east side of Oahu holds a special little nook in my heart. I have so many memories as a child spending the weekends sunburned, eating sandy cream cheese and crackers, and getting an occasional Portuguese-Man-O-War sting. I still remember some of the outfits I wore. No joke. Now, I definitely think a button-down is a necessity and not just for the beach. I love clothes that can go from the beach out to the bar, you know? This Gap button-down has definitely seen a few beaches and bars all in the same day. Ahh, the versatility. I hope that some day my entire wardrobe will be that way.
These photos were taken over 2 years ago right after I graduated from college. My friend Michele and I had the bright idea of shooting all of our designs.We wanted to get out there and forge our way into the industry (oh boy.) Michele insisted that I model (still a tiny embarassed about the whole situation) and didn’t want any one else to do it. We had a clear point-of-view, you know (haha.ha.) I reluctantly said yes after I realized that no woman would want to wake up at 4am and model with puffy eyes and bad breath. Plus, no size 2 model could fit my size 4 samples.
Funny how things work out. Looking back those 2 years might not seem so long ago but the amount of experience that I had and my point-of-view seem so much.. different.. than where I am at now. And back than I actually used to sew. GASP! And I had this fresh but naive idea about fashion. That being said.. I don’t regret going from there to here. Where ever here is now.
And all those trials and experiences were worth it.
(photos taken from: here)
Vogue Australia definitely does it for me. I think I was meant to be Australian.. or maybe just a Vogue Australia reader. Hah. What I love about ANY Australian fashion magazine is that when it’s their summer it’s our winter. So I can have summer fashion all year long. It’s stokes me out.
Hello, world. If you know me, you probably know I’ve been talking about opening up to the world wide web (via bloghoggin’) forever. I mean, a really long time. And I kept talking about it. And stressing over it. And doubting myself. And trying to choose a website name, a layout. And spending hours at night with my eyeballs glued to the computer (and now my eye sight is twice as bad as it used to be. True story. Went to the optom the other day.) So would you believe I had the hardest time deciding what my first post would be?? Well whatever you decide to imagine (or not) I really wanted to encompass what my life (and this blog) is all about: surfing, fashion, traveling, etc., etc.
So here it goes:
I got to house sit the other day for some amazing friends in their equally amazing beachfront home in Kailua, Oahu. So my man and I packed up our stuff (which isn’t hard to do because I keep most of my life in my car anyway) and spent the weekend lounging around the beach. I have never surfed Kailua as much as I have within the past year. And I have got to say, the waves are pretty fun. There’s a bit of variety and very little people. Anyway, We decided to take the GoPro out and shoot some shorebreak in front of the house. So fun! The suit I am wearing is Bantu with the funnest print and great for surfing. I’m in love with one piece suits and cannot find enough of them. They stay on so much better than bikini’s. And they make for good coverage, thank god.
Whoa mama, all that was so long winded. Sorry. I have to go rest my eyeballs now. You can’t imagine how long I sit in front of the computer. They’re about to pucker out!