Bikini Bird P O P UP SHOP at Vestal Village April 11-13

We are headed to the desert! So excited to celebrate festival season with our friends at Vestal Watches at their 5th annual Vestal Village VIP Party in Indio, CA. If you are attending, be sure to stop by xx. Not coming out? Shop our favorites at SHOPBIKINIBIRD.COM

Featured Brands:

Lolli SwimwearTori PraverL*SpaceIndahVolcom WomensTavik SwimwearSamudraKnot SistersAcacia SwimwearMara HoffmanAmuse SocietyLovely BirdFlash Tattoos, Kira Hawaii JewelryBahgsu JewelsKula Kai JewelryVntg Supply CoOcean Dreamer Flower CrownsCarissa Woo Photography

Shop Bikini Bird // LA B O N I T A

Shop our newest collection, La Bonita, featuring Mara Hoffman and our exclusive collab pieces from Acacia Swimwear.

Photographer // Sybil Steele @sybilsteele
Movie // Louis English and Sam Rhodes @louis_english @samrhodez
Model // Ashton Flutey @afluter
Stylist // Mattie Cronan @mattiecronan
Make Up Artist // Aleisha Johnson @aleishajohnson
Hair // Erin Frances @erinfrancis
Jewelry // @odisya @bycharlotte_
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Acacia Swimwear @acaciaswimwear
Mara Hoffman @marahoffman
Lovely Bird @lovelybird

Festival Inspo // P L A N E T B L U E

It’s Festival Season! Need some inspo? We are drooling over Planet Blue’s newest collection, Into The Wild, featuring their muse Helena Vestergaard. Shop their festival looks, HERE!

AMUSE SOCIETY sneak peek with Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp

 

We are thrilled to introduce AMUSE SOCIETY, one of our new favorite brands launching this coming November. Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp, the ladies behind the brand, gave us a little sneak peek into their new line. “AMUSE IS AN ARCHETYPE OF BEACH CHIC. A COLLECTION OF READY TO WEAR, BEACH KNITS AND BIKINIS THAT ARE UNDENIABLY BOLD AND REBELLIOUSLY SEXY. INSPIRED BY THE ART OF TRAVEL, THE PURSUIT OF JOURNEY AND THE SEXY APPEAL OF ALL THINGS BEACH. AMUSE IS A FRESH TAKE ON BEACH APPAREL THAT IS MORE FASHION THAN SURF, BUT TELLS A STORY ABOUT THE TWO. SHE’S A ROCK MUSE ON A BEACH HOLIDAY. BEACH VIDA BLING.”

 

 

Bikini Bird: Ladies, coming from such amazing backgrounds, and basically having shaped womenswear in the surf industry, what brought you to creating your own brand?
Amuse: Thank you! We were born entrepreneurs and realized it was finally time to embark on our own journey of creating a brand from the ground up. We both have worked really hard to get where we are in our careers. The natural next step for both of us was to start our own brand…That vulnerability you feel when you put everything out there for people to judge is both frightening and exciting.  Most people wouldn’t have the confidence to do it. We both know that in order to be successful, you have to take a major risk like this…The real prize will be when this brand resonates on the consumer level…and we can look at each other and go, “we did this!”
 

BB: What’s your vibe for Amuse Society? Tell us about the Amuse girl. 
A: Amuse is for the girl who has a boldness about her that is unmeasurable and pure irreverence in her blood. She’s the epitome of a rock muse on a beach holiday. Our vibe is a blend of all things beach combined with a rock and roll ethos. Swim wear and cover ups are our passion, so the line has a strong focus on both!

 

 

BB: We are so excited for your launch this coming November. What styles and trends should we look forward to see in your Spring 2015 collection?
A: Bold prints, black and white with pops of color and a look that we describe as “beach bling!”

 

BB: All of our readers want to know, what will you be debuting for swim?
A: A focused assortment of simple suits with a fashion edge. The prints are sophisticated and edgy and the over all vibe is really cool and sexy. We want to provide a high quality suit that is fun and priced well! Our point of view is different from the rest of action sports where we are bringing a line of swim that Is more fashion than surf, yet still functional. By design, that description is extremely vague. You will just have to hold out for all the details.
 

 

BB: We don’t know how you do it all, mothers, brand-owners, designers, etc. What advice can you give us on being superwomen?
A: It’s an emotional roller coaster to say the least….We have to constantly remind each other that balance is important.  Thankfully, we lean on each other a ton! Not going to lie, we do feel superhuman at times. But it’s that strong desire to be efficient and qualitative at everything we do that keeps us going strong day in and day out. Our children are what motivates us because let’s face it, we are doing what we do so we can provide a strong foundation for them. We both believe that independence and confidence are the best qualities we can instill in our children, and I think by doing what we do, that we are illustrating just that. And, thank God for FaceTime…..where would we be without that!?

BB: Where do you hope to see the Amuse Society and yourselves five years from now?
A: We see the brand being well positioned in all the correct, quality stores, globally, and being very successful at sell through within these fashion and beach channels. Company owned e-commerce will be very important to the brand where we can tell our focused story and maintain strong margins. We also see the team being small and focused, always delivering a clear point of view on brand positioning, brand voice and product direction….and, this goes without saying, but a handful of our own stores are also a plan for the future.

 

 

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VOGUE Germany Swim Editorial featuring model Monika Jagaciak

One of our favorite editorials, Monika Jagaciak in ‘Hot Summer’ for the June 2013 issue of Vogue Germany shot by . Swim by designers American Apparel, Jean Paul Gaultier by La Perla, Lanvin and clothing by Nicolas Nels.

Styling Nicola Knels. Hair Ward Stegerhoek. Makeup Mariel Barrera.

Editorial June 2013

EDITORIAL JUNE 2013

Editorial June 2013


ISSA DE MAR 2014 // E S C A P E

The ladies of ISSA DE MAR, Marissa Jasniy and Marissa Eveland, have launched their Summer 2014 swim line, ESCAPE, a collection inspired by their travels around the world. “Our ESCAPE campaign is based around travel with each suit being named after one of our favorite travel destinations or one that is still on the “to do” list. We’re hoping to take you to a new destination each month that inspires and lets you escape for a little, even if just for a daydream.” Shop their new collection HERE.

Keep your eye out for our Issa De Mar x Bikini Bird collab suit, coming to SHOPBIKINIBIRD.COM this summer xx.

Photos by: Bryce Johnson

Model: Gabby Harrington

TEEPEE LIFE

Not sure whether  its the idea raw canvas mixed with colorful textiles, whites lights and cowhides or if its the fact that teepees awaken that inner in everyone…whatever the case..we are obsessed. Here are some our favorite portable teepees that may very easily replace the tradition beach umbrella…. And a couple adult size teepee wonderlands that keep our obsession alive..

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available at freepeople.com

Play Haven via Etsy

Indoek x Wavewam 

Banana j Creations

Bali Life: R O V E Swimwear

Designer and Owner Alicia Van Bokhoven of R O V E Swimwear is living every girl’s dream. She’s a Hawaii girl currently located in Bali, designing her own line of swimwear. Does it get better than that? Currenlty working on her 2015 collection, we got the chance to catch up and see what it’s like to live a day in her life and to get some of the best travel advice.

7:ooAM- Wake up. Morning run in Canggu, then a complimentary breakfast with fruit platter, tea, and toast.

10:00AM- Usually out the door starting the day. Meet with my manfacturer to talk about fits, colors, fabrics. This first week of being here meetings were everyday, some lasting up to 6 hours. Below is my pattern maker Joe.
11:00AM- Meet with graphic designer to go over custom prints for the following season. We choose colors for textiles, go through design, scale, pattern, & flow of pattern on a garment.

 

12:00PM- Lunch at a local Warung on Oberoi. Warung Bumi is the best- clean, fresh, and never more than 2$ for a huge plate of Indonesian favorites. The best is to order Nasi Campur and just point to anything you want in the window. Other lunch spots: I love Kreol. Their pumpkin salad is to die for. Ocha in Seminyak has a great menu selection of American & Indo food.  Swich for a great make it yourself sandwich. Revolver for a quick coffee. I also love Bungalow in Canggu for juices and salads- above is my apple, beetroot, and  ginger juice while having a meeting with my photographer to go over next year’s campaign photo shoot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days are long riding around all day in the rain or the heat. Try to beat rush hour if you can. If not, wait it out. Getting lost in the shopping of Seminyak and Oberoi will definitely kill some time or meet friends at a cafe for a milkshake, gelato, or sweet little desert. Its hard not be a foodie when you’re in Bali because of the price. It makes it easy to try everything!

4:30pm-  I always stop at the local fruit market in Kerobokan to pick up a big bag of fruit for no more than $5 filled with strawberries, papaya, bananas, rambutan, and mangosteen.

 

5:30- I make my way home through the rice fields. Usually make it home to Canggu in time to watch the sunset or get a surf in if I’m lucky.

 

BALINESE FAVORITES:

BEACH Uluwatu Caves, Nusa Lembongan, Balangan, Balian

SHOPPING  Boutique shopping in  Seminyak or Oberoi. Market shopping I love going to Ubud.

PLACE TO STAY Canggu or Seminyak its pretty central, but adventure seekers go off island.

RESTAURANT Betel Nut in Canggu, Bali Buddha, Bungalow, Swich, Warung Bumi, its pretty endless because there is just too much good food here.

ADVENTURE  Nusa Lembongan. Take a ride to Nusa Penida and snorkel or scuba with the mantas. Surf trips to desolate places like Desert Point, but I don’t recommend unless you’re with a local. Monkey Forest in Ubud and Tanah Lot are great tourist attractions. Just try to do everything and eat everything and meet as many friendly people as possible! And surf as much as you can:)

COCKTAILS Sunset Ku De Ta or La Plancha

NIGHTLIFE For a more poshy vibe head to Seminyak. There’s La Favela, Mint, Mantra, Potato Head, Townhouse. If you want a little more casual, head to Mexicola or La Plancha. Every month La Plancha throws a huge party and the beach is packed with people dancing all night with ocean literally washing up on your feet. Kuta is more of a wild time. Eikon is pretty fun with good music.  Single Fin or Deus on Sundays is always the best call if you’re looking to get away from the city. You can get a drink and watch the most amazing sunsets that looks over the cliffs of Uluwatu.

ABSOLUTELY CANNOT MISS Sunset at Uluwatu, drink a beer and relax. Getting on a motorbike and feeling the freedom of Bali. Island hopping. The boat ride from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida was one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen to this day, no photo does it justice.

You can’t be in Bali and not want to experience some cultural aspects. I am lucky that the Bali Family I stay with invites me to their local ceremonies. This week I went to the celebration of their niece being 3 months old. I get to dress in the traditional clothes and meet the extended family. Sometimes its nice to get away and experience the roots of this island. The native people here are so happy and although to our american standards seem to have so little they are filled with a different kind of abundance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life in Bali is always exciting. Its centered around such a lax and laid back vibe, yet everyone here is an artist in their own right. From the local artisans to the expats. People are clothing manufacturers, designers, photographers, writers, painters, yoga teachers, singers, surfers, dancers, and travelers that have come here to just be. The colors and architecture in Bali make you feel like you’re living in an endless Picasso. Their attention to detail and design is amazing with the ikat prints, batiks, they never lack color or uniqueness. Your senses are on a continuous overload. The combination of the natives and travelers make bali this incubator of energy and excitement. Everyone here is an open book ready to take on life and everyone that crosses their path. Bali is magical, a place where dreams come true.

ROVE Swimwear will be available on SHOPBIKINIBIRD.COM this APRIL xx

SHOP BIKINI BIRD // DAWN P A T R O L by DAEJA FALLAS

Early morning dawn patrol- beautiful sunrise, empty beaches, the beginning to a perfect day. We paired Cali Dreaming and Beach Riot‘s collaboration collection with Stone Cold Fox to present a small collection of feminine detailing and soft colors. A must need for every bikini wardrobe.

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Photographer // Daeja Fallas  @daejafallas
Model // Ana Kai Cunningham @ana_kai
Hair and Make Up // Mahina Boersma @mbhair
Illustrator // Tahiti Huetter @tahitianvanilla
Beach Riot @beachriot
Cali Dreaming @calidreaming
Stone Cold Fox @stone_cold_fox

BB Designer: Jamie of One Teaspoon

Who isn’t ONE TEASPOON obsessed? We got the chance to catch up with the Aussie denim brand’s designer and founder Jamie Blakely to talk about their NEW 2014 Swim line // POINT BREAK.  Inspired by 70′s disco, 80′s sportswear, and 90′s Australian surf culture, Point Break has a mixture of cutouts, brights, and plunging necklines. All the reasons we love One Teaspoon’s swimwear.

Bikini Bird: One Teaspoon is arguably one of the best denim brands today. (Beyonce loves it!!) How did you get in to denim?

Jamie: Wow!!  That’s a great call.  Love it.   I started with Denim in 2000 and the collection was made up of Denim and Tees.  So I guess… well, I just started and it all went from there.   I just kept showing it kept showing it until eventually the retailers where like… “oh…. this is great denim!”  And then here we are. Like everything, it’s all about patience.

BB: Describe the one-teaspoon girl.

Jamie: She’s awesome.  She’s original.  She loves a laugh.  She’s serious when she needs to be.  She gets down to business. She’s authentic.  She’s the real deal.

BB: One Teaspoon is originally from Australia. Was there a big change going international? How do styles differ between the Aussie girl and the rest of the world?

Jamie: No, not a big change.  The business evolves from year to year anywho so this was just something else we needed to adapt too. The styles don’t differ at all.  We do what we do I guess.

BB: What is your go-to piece from your new collection?

Jamie: The Neon Sports day try bikini.  It’s simple, but significant!  Best shape.  Great lycra.  Easy to wear….. like, all the time!

BB: What was your inspo for your 2013/2014 swim collection, Point Break?

Jamie: Colour for sure! Simple shapes and Point Break obviously.

BB: What are your favorite swimwear trends for 2014?

Jamie: I’m not really up with the trends at all. But for me for 2014 it’ll be all about tones of neutrals mixed with hardware.  Softness with Hardness.  Different cuts.  Simple but Significant.

BB: Could you share of couple of your favorites from Australia?

Best Beach Beast beach for a hang: NORTH AVALON – When that waves aren’t crazy!  Everyone loves a good retro striped umbrella so no ones there stinkin up the surrounds with ugly beach gear!! It makes a difference don’t you think? Of course that’s not the only reason why I love it, that’s just a bonus.  The rock pool, the colour of the water, the sand…… and because it’s my backyard.  I love it.

Dive Bar Avalon Bowling club.  What!!??  I don’t leave the bends once I’m here!!

Place for Breakfast My house with my husband cooking!  Other then that, probably the Boat House in Palm Beach.

Currently obsessed with My Babies!  Oh, and Pink… I mean Blush!!

Shop our favorite ONE TEASPOON pieces below:

YONCE in a One Teaspoon classic, The Bandits.

 

Point Break Photos from One Teaspoon, photos by Ben Sullivan.