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Resort fashion was taken to the next level quite literally at last night’s Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection show. Situated high above ground at the gorgeous Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs, guests like the face of the brand Michelle Williams, besties Miranda Kerr and Selena Gomez and even Kanye West himself enjoyed the picturesque, hilltop views of mountains and palm trees.

Dream vacation setting aside, the clothes were pretty major. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière presented long, flowy A-line maxies with structured moto jackets that created the perfect equilibrium of California cool. Leather, suede and fringe details also contributed to the mixture of high-low style, as seen on our model Carly Moore.

After the show wrapped, the crowd ventured over to the Parker Hotel to munch on bites of West Coast staples like tacos and caviche in between claw games featuring Louis Vuitton purses as prizes (we’ll let that just sink in for a minute). All in all, this event seemed like the true California dream.

Want more? Watch the full show here.

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California, here they come! Continuing along the western road recently paved by high fashion designers Burberry and Tom Ford, global luxury house Louis Vuitton is ditching Paris for Palm Springs, CA to host their Cruise 16 Resort Collection.

Palm Springs has long been a chic oasis only a two-hour escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles (It’s the Hamptons to our Manhattan).  Now, with the arrival of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and the rest of the LV squad, the global spotlight is finally cast on the modern desert town, solidifying its rise as a fashion capital.

Tonight’s invite-only show is rumored to draw an elite crowd of around 800-1000 to the historic Bob Hope House. This famous estate boasts futuristic, out-of-this-world vibes that are sure to be a foreshadowing of something major in store. And while the details of this much-anticipated event are understandably being kept on the DL, we anticipate that the results are going to be #epic.

Catch the action live here, and check back tomorrow for our recap of what’s sure to be nothing short of an amazing show. Because you know what they say: shoot for the moon (or, a house that looks like the moon).

 

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Reposted from Surfingmagazine.com.

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 MEET ALEXIS

You love brunch now. You love brunch because 2015 SURFING Magazine Swimsuit star Alexis Ren loves brunch and you love Alexis Ren. So, like it or not, you’re a brunch person now. But before you reach for another cup of coffee, do yourself a favor and press play on this video. It’s an in-depth biography on Alexis. And when we say “in-depth biography” what we mean is “150 or so seconds of her looking blindingly sexy while wearing a very minimal amount of clothing.” French toast does sound pretty good right now.

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 MEET TEREZA

Do you love J.K. Rowling and her books? Neither do I! But Tereza Kacerova does and now both you and I have a direct route to her heart. It’s simple. Just go to your local Barnes And Noble and buy the latest issue of SURFING Magazine (for fun) and a Harry Potter book. Or if you’re poor, go to your local elementary school and steal one from a student — all is fair in love and war. Then find Tereza, preferably in a relaxed state, ideally in a lounge chair. Plop down next to her and begin to read your Harry Potter. After 20 minutes or so, slam the book shut in disbelief and exclaim “J.K. Rowling, wow, I can’t even begin to… She’s just so… And the wizardry… Do.. Do you want to get a drink?” She’ll bat her eyes and say yes. Pay for her drink, have an enthusiastic and inquisitive conversation, take her on dates, be compatible, be funny, be flexible, feel the fleecy blanket of love embrace and capsulate both of you, ask her to move in together after nine months, and to marry you after thirty-six months, say I do in front of a priest, have children, navigate the stresses of parenthood, adulthood, marriage, and real life in general while maintaining a level-headed and loving composure. Then her heart will forever be yours.

Maybe it’s not as simple as I thought. This video is cool though, right?

See more at SurfingMagazine.com.

Alexis Ren – Portfolio / Instagram / Twitter

Tereza Kacerova – Portfolio / Instagram

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Vacationing on a private island resort definitely has a solid spot at the top of our bucket list. If we had to ask ourselves what would happen if we were trapped on said island with only a few fashionable items, we might begin to panic. Luckily for us, the new resort wear from GUESS is the answer to our Hawaiian Tropics oil-infused prayers. Allison, Maggimae and Tereza looked PHENOM in curve-sculpting dresses, crochet-detailed denim and flirty florals that make packing for your dream vacation a breeze. Read on to browse the rest of these resort wear essentials, and leave all fears of a makeshift, coconut bikini top behind.

Shop more GUESS here.

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Changing the world is not your normal post-grad job. But that’s just the route that the 21 year-old founders of 31 Bits chose after a eye-opening trip to Uganda, where they discovered a group of young girls just like themselves making a living in a war-torn nation by making simple, eco-friendly bracelets. Fast-forward to 2015, where jewelry aficionados and activists alike can now take part in a global phenomenon built off determination, a dash of fierceness and a core group of amazing people whose creative eyes and passionate hearts pulse with the desire to create something that impacts the world.

Made using 100% recycled materials, 31 Bits jewelry proceeds help support a holistic development program in Uganda that is changing women’s’ lives by enabling them to receive health education, finance training, counseling, and business training. This revolution has been impactful not just to the women themselves but to 31 Bits customers as well, who are described as Adventurers, Believers, and Romantics. Read on to see how great Lauren looked in these gorgeous gems and find out what category you fall into. Get ready to help save the world, and look good doing it.

Shop 31 Bits here.

Take a look at Lauren’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Whether you dream of dining in Dubai, cruising through Cannes or backpacking through Brussels, the first step towards adventure begins in a place closer to home: your suitcase. After all, a trip of a lifetime deserves a wardrobe to match! Despite having a million and a half thoughts of what you might wear while indulging in a Belgium waffle brunch, most of the times these ideas – as fabulous as they might be – don’t actually translate (re: fit) inside your bags. That’s why we’re currently loving these low-maintenance yet ultra-fashionable looks that Zeda recently rocked for BCBG. Most of these items are a cotton blend, meaning they are lightweight and easy to fold. And the best part? You’ll only need one statement shoe that looks equally stunning with each ensemble. Browse through the looks below to see why this collection makes the art of packing seem like a whole new world.

Shop more BCBG here.

Take a look at Zeda’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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Spring break season is just around the corner, aka the ideal time of year to introduce a little (or a lot) of color back into your wardrobe. Say sayonara to your black winter wear and head on over to Tilly’s, your one stop destination for vacation-inspired looks du jour. This So Cal-based brand has a knack for adventure and an ever-evolving knowledge of lifestyle trends, perfect for exploring new places during your time off from school or work.

Tilly’s assortment of tribal-chic pieces as modeled by Alexis, Bridget, Giza, Maggimae, Monica, Lyzy, Sydney, and Taylor will immediately have you dreaming of wearing them someplace exotic. Sip a fruity beverage poolside in a bright orange bikini, and then slip into a gorgeous ethnic-patterned crop top & mini skirt combo as you head out to try the cuisine of a new culture for the evening. Nothing but road trips planned? A passport is not needed to sport these fun looks. Race through town in a breezy, tie-dye fringe dress, a traditional American ice cream cone in hand.

Whatever your spirit desires, Spring Break 2015 will be one for the books for all Tilly’s girls out there. Browse through the rest of our favorite looks here to see what adventures are in store!

Shop more Tilly’s here.

The Models:

Alexis Ren / Bridget Satterlee / Giza Lagarce / Maggimae / Monica Ollander / Lyzy Adler / Sydney Schafer / Taylor Hannum

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Don’t envision yourself cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway with your hair blowing in the wind anytime soon? Not to worry: all your West Coast desires will be fulfilled when you watch this adorably awesome video starring Faith Picozzi and her boyfriend Filip, shot and directed by photographer extraordinaire John Huba. Based in New York and repped by Elyse Connolly, John recently escaped the East Coast chill to warm up by shooting alongside the California coast, and we really can’t blame him. Watch as the real life couple drive down the coastline with the top down in a convertible Mini Cooper, frolic along Venice Beach trying on heart-shaped sunnies, and eat sweet potato french fries by the beach – all while the sweet, melodic voices of The Everly Brothers’s “I Kissed You” play in the background. (Swoon). Just a forewarning, though, we’re already experiencing major FOMO – and we actually live in LA.

John Huba WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Faith Picozzi PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM / FILIPANDFAITH

 

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“I’m in love with San Francisco! It’s such a fun and colorful city. So, I was obviously extremely excited about going there for the second time to work for Old Navy.

TUESDAY
My flight was scheduled to depart around 4 but there was terrible weather so I was delayed. I ended up leaving at 10! But, I was prepared and brought a book and my laptop so I was fully entertained. When I got to my hotel it was around 12 and I ended up crashing within minutes of getting there.

WEDNESDAY
The next morning I woke up bright and early for a quick work out at the hotel gym (despite my few hours of sleep). By 8 I was at the studio, nice and clean and ready to shoot. Our team was great and the first day went smoothly. We wrapped around 5, leaving me plenty of time to explore the city! After getting a bite to eat I went to Union Square for a little shopping and a walk around the park. It was decorated beautifully for the holiday season, Christmas tree and all.

THURSDAY
The next day we shot outside on location. Shooting on the streets of San Fran is the best! There are so many cute vintage-y houses and shops that anywhere you go is a great photo-op. After Thursday’s shoot I squeezed in a little workout and pampered myself by taking a bath with a LUSH bath bomb (they’re my favorite).

FRIDAY
Last day! I got my hair and make up done and was ready to work! By the third day everyone in the studio had a hang of what we were doing and the day seemed to go by faster. It’s always a bitter sweet feeling when wrapping in the studio. You meet such great people and it’s sad having to leave them (thank god for Instagram for making it easier to keep in touch) but at the same time, it’s an awesome feeling to be back home after a long week!”

Take a look at Sydney’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.