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>> It's the back-to-work Monday morning and my desk has been deluged with an assortment of bits and bobs which I'm MOST egg-cited about.  Parcels and cards arriving post Christmas just means an extension of the holiday which can only be a good thing (I have a sad panda face at the prospect of our tree coming down…). 

My hand nearly fell off today just holding a binliner of trash given how cold it is at the moment but summer came swooping in via workmail to smack me in the face in a manner that is "harder, better, faster, stronger" in the true dat words of Daft Punk.  The new Jan/Feb issue of Russh landed on my desk and the cover story, shot by Benny Horne and styled by Stevie Dance has given me much food for thought for how I can carve out my 'surferette-in-the-city' ensembles.  I blame the random pair of neoprene surf shorts I bought on sale in Oak when I was in New York over Halloween.  And Cynthia Rowley's pending contribution to Roxy.  And my general ongoing love affair/sick fascination with the material neoprene.  Actually, I just blame myself. 

Without busting out with too much of a cliche, it could be that Russh, being an Aussie-based publication has much surfgear at their disposal to create these looks and that designers down under are already ahead of the curve with surf-inspired pieces (I spy a few archive Dion Lee pieces that slotted in rather well as well as the beautiful Josh Goot dress that is on the cover).  However, credit must be given to the amount of customisation work done to the real McCoy wetsuits that are used throughout the shoot.  It has added the final fuel for me to be brave enough to hack my way through a piece of activewear that I would not have otherwise bought.  Or perhaps Russh keeps a chest marked "Slashed Up Surfwear" that they'd like to share at a price.  Nevertheless I shall be clad in neoprene whichever route I go down…   

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(Pics from TheFashionSpot)

Comments (21)

  1. Some really creative swimwear, Miss the Summer!
    xx

  2. Annie says:

    I ‚ô• things like this… I miss summer and I hate the fact that me learning to surf and being like the girls in the roxy ads probably wont be happening when i live in south lincolnshire… :(

  3. Neoprene is the wearable support fabric of the century! I too have hacked into an old above knee wetsuit and it is so much better than some mesh/sheer bodysuit thing..just get ready for the stares though….

  4. Mish Dish says:

    SSS is all I have to say. Sexy Summer Swimwear.
    Happy New Year! xo Mish
    http://www.themishdish.blogspot.com

  5. blondie says:

    I feel exactly the same about taking the tree down. the space its in now will feel bare when its gone!!The thought of summer and planning holidays is defiately positive in these cold january/february months!x

  6. LarsS says:

    Nice modell, i like the pics. Very cool!
    Ciao
    The Best Of Sweden
    http://lsjoberg.blogg.se/

  7. As an ex surfer chick I’m not sure my wetsuit would be a good look as I exit at Oxford Circus!
    But I love these looks and it does give food for thought and points me towards the gym – yikes.

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  9. nikkieve says:

    Russh mag is Absolutely awesome isn’t it!
    im so glad Australia has come up with something so great!
    http://nikki-inthenet.blogspot.com/

  10. mariel says:

    Those Lisa Marie Fernandez(? hope I called that label correctly) bikini tops are amazing looking. I’m assuming the model is wearing them back-to-front, beautiful beautiful beautiful styling.

  11. karoline says:

    I absolutely LOVE this editorial. Its so colorful and sexy, and Erin looks so freaking great!

  12. Wonderful post with some great photos, unfortunately it has made me long for the summer even more than ever before (and I thought I’d already maxed out on summer lusting!) all I can think about now is how much I want to go on holiday and, in contrast to that, how very, very cold my feet currently are. Argh England, why so coooold??
    x
    http://sparklesmiledance.blogspot.com

  13. Nina says:

    I sensed “surf-inspired ahead” the moment i noticed the cute little turquoise shorts poking out from underneath the floral skirt last post. And. I LOVE IT.
    http://watermelonshoes.blogspot.com

  14. I am obsessed with this editorial, I love Russh and this spread is great.
    xoxo
    http://oppositeofvulgarity.blogspot.com/

  15. Kierra says:

    gorgeous pics. have just seen that topshop unique are stocking a wetsuit dress, tempting but alas i dont have the curves to do it justice…
    http://franklyidogiveadamn.blogspot.com/

  16. Rowena says:

    I too am a fan of neoprene ever since Balenciaga did surf dresses/prints/scuba (s/s 03?) and those amazing sandals that I wish I’d snapped at the time. Also, reminds me of my husb ….ahhhh…

  17. I like the grainy high-ISO feel of these photos :)

  18. i like this part of the post:”y hand nearly fell off today just holding a binliner of trash given how cold it is at the moment but summer came swooping in via workmail to smack me in the face in a manner that is “harder, better, faster, stronger” in the true dat words of Daft Punk. ” is very good

  19. buy cialis says:

    As an ex surfer chick I’m not sure my wetsuit would be a good look as I exit at Oxford Circus!
    But I love these looks and it does give food for thought and points me towards the gym – yikes.

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