Summer

Love doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about Necessary Clothing’s festival collection. From gorgeous accessories to jaw-dropping statement pieces, there’s something in their festival shop for everyone. And since festival style can be tricky, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you pick out only the coolest outfits for your next adventure. For our boho babes we recommend a cozy crochet bikini and sultry romper to start the weekend off right. Going for that chill 90’s look? Grab a Girl Power mesh tee and an embroidered jean jacket and you’re good to go. And we’re pretty sure rocking all night long has never looked hotter when you’re wearing a lace-up jumpsuit with a perfectly distressed muscle tee. We’ll be right back- those denim jackets are calling our name!  Keep scrolling to see how Ruby wears Necessary Clothing.

 

 

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If you’re anticipating beachy, sun-drenched days and bikini weather as much as we are, look no further than Same Swim’s new collection & lookbook featuring Ashley Moore. Their latest collection throws down the fashion gauntlet with the perfect mix of sexy and sporty detailing in luxe fabrics and chic, understated prints. Designed by internationally famous fashion maven Shea Marie, Same Swim’s suits have rocketed to the top of every It girl’s list, from Kendall Jenner to Hailey Baldwin. There’s a good reason for that– every suit is handcrafted with love in Los Angeles, sewn from custom Italian fabrics and swim-tested to ensure every suit is as comfortable as it is fashionable. We’re definitely going to snag their Honey Halter and matching Heartbreaker High Rise bottoms for our next day at the beach. Keep scrolling to see how Ashley wears Same Swim!

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Owner & Creative Director – Ritzy Fitzy Instagram

Designer & Creative Director – Shea Marie Website / Instagram

Photographer – Matt Petranovic Website / Instagram

Stylist – Jess Mair Instagram

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   For any model, making it into the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is a dream come true…so when Danielle Herrington walked into the SI Swim casting call and was chosen to be a #SIswim rookie you can bet we were doing victory laps. We asked Danielle a few questions below about her SI swim experience to get an insider’s look on the famed shoot.

What was the audition process like?

“The audition was really fun–they asked me questions about my personality and hobbies. I absolutely love dancing, so they played music and and asked me to twerk! It was the best audition ever.

How did you prepare for the SI Swim shoot?

I looked at the past issues of SI, made sure I knew my angles, and did a daily workout of running and boxing to keep in shape. Also eating mostly protein and veggies–healthy eating makes a huge difference!

What was your first reaction when you found out you were chosen as a Rookie?

I was in NY at the laundromat when I was called into my agency. My agent seemed really relaxed over the phone so it didn’t seem very important. When I got to the agency all she said to me was “Read this!” It was an email saying I was chosen to be a Rookie in the 2017 swimsuit issue!!!! My first reaction was disbelief. I couldn’t believe that I had only been in NY 6 months and had booked one of my dream jobs! After that I was just really nervous and excited.

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How cool was the VIBES festival?

It was amazing! The most exciting part was getting to meet all of the women in the issue, and being able to come together and have such a good time with all of them.

How far was away was the set?

It took me about 20 hours to get to Fiji from NY. It was my first time flying first class, so I enjoyed every second of it! I think I smiled the whole way there! 🙂

What was the best part about shooting in Fiji for SI Swim?

It was only my second time out of the US, so I couldn’t  have asked for a better location! The ocean is crystal clear, the people in Fiji were the sweetest and it was so peaceful. Hands down, it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.

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Do you have any funny stories from being on set? 

The photographer, Yu Tsai, is one of a kind! He is crazy in the best way, and so unfiltered, which I love! I got very comfortable with really quickly. The whole team mostly laughed at whatever came out of his mouth.

What was is like to be part of a female-driven body positive shoot team?

It was incredible, everyone was so encouraging! While shooting everyone is working together to get the best shot possible. It was a lot of “YASS GIRL!” comments.

How has your hard work and consistency contributed your success as a model? 

Its been the biggest factor of my success. Once I stopped complaining and put in the work it payed off. Consistency is essential–nothing happens over night! Also, keeping a positive mind set is very important. You can’t beat yourself up because things aren’t happening for you when you think it should.

What’s the most important thing you took away from your SI Swim experience? 

Beauty come from within, it’s not a size. Most importantly, if you have a dream go for it and don’t give up on yourself. It might not be easy, but it’ll be worth it. I know it’s something people say a lot but it’s so true!”

In addition to being the most anticipated magazine release of the year, this historic issue teamed up with WomenIRL to set a body-positive stage for models of all ages, shapes and nationalities to be recognized for their beauty and strength. Modeling next to the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton, Danielle was a newcomer who blew away SI Swim’s team with her incredible talent and professionalism.

Danielle counts her friends and family as her most prized possessions, and credits them for tirelessly supporting her as she follows her dreams. After joining the roster of supermodels who have graced SI Swim’s pages, we can’t wait to see where she goes next. See Daniel’s full SI Swim gallery here, and keep scrolling to see her exclusive spreads in Sports Illustrated!

 

 

 

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Photographer – Yu Tsai Website / Instagram

Hair –  John Ruggiero Website / Instagram

Makeup – Allen Avendano Website / Instagram

Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer Website / Instagram

Editor – MJ Day Website / Instagram

Senior Editor -Darcie Baum Instagram

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This editorial was originally featured in A Book Of

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TELL US YOUR STORY?  WHO IS SAKURA?

Well my name is Sakura, my full name is Sakura Paige Hart Heffron. I was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii and it’s tradition there for people to have multiple names. That’s why I have two first names, Sakura and Paige.

YOU HAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL NAME. WHAT DO YOU THINK INSPIRED YOUR PARENTS TO GIVE YOU A “CHERRY BLOSSOM” NAME?

Sakura is Japanese for Cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms grow in April and I was born in April, this was intentional by my parents.

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WHAT’S YOUR ETHNIC BACKGROUND?

My mom is Japanese and my dad comes from Norwegian/American Decent.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

The United States of America, specifically Southern California.  linebreaks3

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN.

 My home town is called Aliso Viejo, in Orange County. We moved from Hawaii once I started grade school. My hometown is not too far away from the beach, so I grew up spending most summer days when not in school, chilling with friends at the beach.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED NOW? YOU THINK YOU WOULD STAY THERE FOR A WHILE?

I am based in Los Angeles. I will be staying in LA for a while, finishing school and modeling.linebreaks4

 WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A MODEL?

  I was initially drawn to the fashion world at the young age of twelve. After my first shoot, I was inspired to keep modeling because I felt like I could inspire other girls to chase their dreams no matter where in life they may be. Something that seemed so farfetched to me became a reality once I set my mind to it. Anything and everything is possible if you believe in yourself. I am still inspired today by the amount of passion and hard work that goes into a photo shoot.

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MODELING? 

I was signed with my mother Agency Nous Model Management at twelve years old, just short of thirteen and now I am twenty-two years old.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART IN BEING A MODEL?

It is difficult to pinpoint one thing, but I love being able to delve into a new world and new setting every day. I am always adapting to new people and creative direction- I am never bored at work I am constantly in awe of everyone’s talent.  linebreaks6

YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE IN MODELING SO FAR.

 My first job is my most memorable because I was so young and worked with a famous photographer, Peggy Sirota.                        s7

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME AS A MODEL?

 I have to balance school and modeling. I set my mind to it and do what I need to do before I know I am going to travel for work, or just make arrangements with my teachers so that I can turn it in when I get back.

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IF YOU CAN COMPARE YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The Black Stallion is a movie of raw beauty and elegance. I have learned that in the modeling industry, it’s best to be yourself.linebreaks9

WHAT COMES NEXT AFTER MODELING?

I want to be a designer, whether it’s interiors or exteriors of buildings. linebreaks10

ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE?

The real you is the best you so don’t try and be anything but yourself.

DREAM PROJECT?

 Dream project could be anything! Any opportunity to make people happy!

DREAM CLIENT?

Marc Jacobs

TELL US A SECRET.

I am addicted to playing Sims. linebreaks11

CURRENTLY BINGE WATCHING _____

Faulty Towers

IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BOOK WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE?

Love In Other Words

IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Food for Peace. I believe adequate food to live and sustain ones life is a basic human right. linebreak
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Read more A Book Of here.

Photographer – Irvin Rivera Website / Instagram

Stylist – Phill Limprasertwong Website / Instagram

Makeup – Sifa Sitani Instagram

Hair – Taylor Petenbrink Instagram

Assistant – Rema Khzam Website / Instagram

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Ready, set, swim! Once a year, babes from all over the country head to Miami to both showcase and preview the hottest suits of the season. Excited to get in on the action, the Nous team packed up and jet-setted from the West Coast to the Gulf Coast to get in on the action. It may have been our debut season showing there, but we’re believers in “Go Big, or Go Home”, and we were certainly not about to go home.

The crowd could not get enough of Ashley Moore, who was thrilled to close the show for Frankie’s Bikinis and to both open and close For Love and Lemons, whose whimsical and romantic pieces breathed new life into classic bohemian-chic. She also got to rock one of the four hand-made pop art looks Frankie’s collaborated on with Kim Gordon, the pretty pastel-minded genius behind the creation of Wildfox. Taylor Hannum opened for Indah Clothing in their modern vintage take on swimwear and joined Ashley at the For Love & Lemons show for a few dazzling numbers. Allie Holton and KJ SKorge also made appearances for Beach Bunny and Amuse Society, respectively. Between the runway glamour and backstage interviews, Nous girls sunbathed at the pool, recharged at spa lounges, and hit the beach in the Miami heat.

Keep scrolling to get an inside peek at the Nous girls taking over Swim Week Miami!
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Ashley // Taylor // Allie // KJ

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It’s official- we’re having a summer romance with Taylor & Sage (and we’re not talking about the cute boys next door). The fashion gods have answered our prayers with an affordable collection that has every pinterest-worthy outfit we’ve been pining for. You know, that effortless blend of trendy and bohemian fashion seen on all your fave celebs and bloggers: flowing vintage dresses balanced by modern booties, perfectly faded denim, and high-waisted everything topped with button ups and distressed tees. We’re kind of obsessed with the way Sakura is rocking these looks, and plan on scooping them up as soon as they’re available! Keep scrolling to get an exclusive sneak peek at their upcoming fall collection.

 

 

 

 

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If recent temps are any indication, it’s gonna be one hot summer. And if you’re still on the lookout for the perfect goes-with-everything pair of cutoffs, Windsor just opened up a new line of figure-loving (re: loving, not tugging) denim guaranteed to fit just right. The collection features everything from high-waisted and crisp to ripped and distressed for every occasion, all with a relaxed stretch fit just where you need it- especially for those of us who’ve been keeping up with our squats. 😉  We’ll definitely be snatching up a pair of Oasis Roughin’ it Shorts before they’re gone. And the best part? Not having to break the bank- these babies are all under $100.

Keep scrolling to see how Danielle rocks summer’s top accessories, then head over to Windsor.com to scope out the perfect stretchy denim to pair them with!

 

      

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