SHOW AND TELL WITH CRAIG ANDERSON.

Craig Anderson is one of the most relaxed-looking surfers around. But his bag of tricks is hardly relaxed. In fact, it’s the opposite. In DC Shoes’ latest Show and Tell clip, which features the goofy-footer from Newcastle, we get a glimpse into what Craig’s been up to lately.

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I Have A Theory.

I have a theory. And it’s all about basics. No prints, no patters, no logos.

Although a staple of most retailers, it’s always hard to find a nicely cut, good quality basic tee. Right?

Silent Theory…I think they may be on to something. Created from a subterranean underground basement, South of Melbourne, these guys have some really great basic tees. Although they do sell other stuff, I’m really digging the plain white tee and chino combo this winter. And remember, season to season, basics never go out of style…

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Style File. Sam.

This week’s style file features the beautiful Sam, one of our content uploaders and assistant graphic designer. Her style is always romantic and she isn’t afraid to take a few risks. She loves statement jewellery (in particular House of Harlow 1960 by Nicole Richie), tonnes of colour, original prints and MinkPink. Clearly she has an awe-inspiring taste, and rocks awesome style. Needless to say I was pretty stoked to capture her fun, fabulous look in today’s style file.

Shop her look here

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Trend Report. Tropical Safari.

The Island Inspired Girl is glamorous, yet cool and casual (and rightly so). Dressed up with the latest tribal accessories or teamed down with delicate sandals, and finished off with her signature red lipstick. You’ll see her on the red carpet, on the runway and donned by celebrities such as Kate Mara.

So ditch those dull, colourless winter clothes, turn up the heat and escape to somewhere warm and fabulous in exotic floral and palm prints. My tip: start with the Jordan Jean by Motel – it’s sure to have you inspired.

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Frame Of Mind. Owen Wright.

FRAME OF MIND | EPISODE TWO | OWEN WRIGHT | LIFE IN THE FAST LANE from Dragon OZ on Vimeo.

Owen Wright: Frame of Mind – Life in the Fast Lane takes us inside the head of Owen Wright as he tells us what fires him up in and out of the water. Cars, speed, and big waves.

Dragon releases the second of a four-part series called Frame of Mind: The B-Sides of Life, featuring Mick Fanning, Evan Geiselman, Owen Wright, and Rob Machado. This video collection of short stories is a view into the different sides of the surfer’s personalities.

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Billabong Summer ’12. Behind The Scenes.

Take a peek at some of the behind-the-scenes shots from the new Billabong White Wash Collection featuring the beautiful and talented Joss. Due to hit stores in Australia from August we can’t wait! The collection is fun, relaxed and a true representation of the brand. Love. xxx

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Blogger Diary. Bienvenue à Paris!

There is a fairly inexpensive, incredibly fast and surprisingly comfortable train that runs from Bayonne, France to the capital; Gay Paris. Coincidentally, this train is only 15 minutes away from SurfStitch’s Europe’s headquarters – so last week we took a trip up north to explore this wonderful city!

You’ve all heard about the famous TGV right? ‘Le Train à Grande Vitesse’, simply translated to ‘High Speed Train’ and high speed it is at 320kmph. This is the French high speed train network. There are three distinct areas you go through on the train from Bayonne to Paris. Firstly, Le Landes, the biggest pine forest in Europe, followed by the Bordeaux, a world famous red wine region with spectacular views of lavish green vineyards that stretch to the horizon, and finally the area from Bordeaux to Paris with its sunflower fields, ancient agricultural architecture, and the odd cliff face with views to make you melt.

Arriving in Paris late on Friday night, blurry-eyed and tired we couldn’t wait to check out the beautiful architecture and scenery the following day. Staying close to the Arc De Triomphe, we were in walking distance to some of the most historical spots in Paris.

Day 1

First on our hit list was one of the best shopping spots France has to offer, the Champs Elysees. It’s safe to say the girls were super excited to hit this amazing fashion district. Next stop – the outer areas of Paris, to check out the markets, and get what was promised…the best falafel in all of France! Let’s just say, we were not disappointed. Next was the Louvre, too see the famous Mona Lisa! And as the day grew old, we retired for a quick siesta – and prepared for our picnic under the Eiffel Tower that evening.

Day 2

Friday was the day, up early and ready to get our tourist on. We ate croissants and drunk ‘Cafe’ – the caffeine amping us up even more for the great day that lay ahead. Montmartre, St Germain, The Jewish and Latin quarters all ticked off our list.
Before we knew it, our trip was over. Thank you Paris…for the great times.

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SINCE 66 By Vans.

How do you fit 46-years into 7 minutes? Well it seems Eliot Rausch has done a bloody good job trying!

Released on International Surfing Day, this new mini-doco by Vans, titled Since 66, encompasses the core ethos that has guided the brand since the beginning.

Featuring the insights of many members of the Vans family including Steve Van Doren, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, Leila Hurst, Keith Morris, Stephen Murray, Tony Alva, Russ Pope, and Christian Hosoi, it’s definitely worth a look.

SINCE 66 from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.

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Kilian Martin. Altered Route.

Courageous. Innovative. Original. Skateboarder Kilian Martin and filmmaker Brett Novak join forces to present Altered Route, one hell of a skate film! Martin turns skating into an art form while ‘doing his thing’ at an abandoned water park.

Enjoy!

Kilian Martin: Altered Route (a Skate Film) from mb! by Mercedes-Benz on Vimeo.

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