What we woke up to was nothing short of a Roxy dream. We quickly boarded a boat and drifted off to the secluded island of Moorea, with bikinis in tow and sandals in hand, we got ourselves ready for a swim with some friends. After that, we dove right in with a lagoon full of stingrays (Kelia’s little buds), sharks and other sea friends that were welcoming and waiting. Fast forward and we’re living on Tahiti Yacht catamarans a short ride away from one of the biggest and best offshore breaks in the world – Teahupoo. In true Polynesian fashion, we got the lay of the land with Raimana (aka the mayor of Tahiti) who showed us the best breaks, pineapple groves, sunset points, coral reefs, and most delicious Poisson Cru in town (yum!).
This is the Roxy way of life and we’re just starting to heat things up…Here’s some of our favorite pics from the beautiful Polynesian Island. #DAREYOURSELF to keep dreaming big…
That shave ice is going to have to wait: Oahu is one of Hawaii’s biggest and most bustling islands, so when you touch down in Honolulu, proceed directly to Waikiki to find a good spot on the sand. Our friends at the excellent travel website Fathom, along with hometown girl and pro surfer Kelia Moniz, gave us their top picks for living aloha, plus an island-worthy collection filled with our favorites on Roxy.com.
Ever wondered where to get the best fish tacos in Waikiki? Or the best sailing or manta ray hugging adventure in Tahiti? Learn more about each location and get insider tips from our athletes on FATHOM’s website. Explore the four Spring Break collections on Roxy.com.
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How did the trip to Maldives inspire your own personal wardrobe or styling for the shoot?
The designers at Roxy do such an amazing job bringing out the personalities of their surfers and customers in their clothes. The Maldives was the perfect location to compliment the Roxy Spring ’13 collection. The vivd colors and fun patterns in the pieces worked great with the culturally rich and bright, beautiful surroundings. To complete the look and achieve the ultimate Roxy girl vibe, I incorporated bold colored and organic jewelry.
Where do you get your best inspiration from as a stylist?
Besides movies, television, fashion books, and magazines, my strongest inspiration comes from the people who surround me in the places I call home: New York City and Los Angeles. NYC is home to some of the most unique, creative, and fashionable people, while LA’s relaxed warm weather breeds more comfortable, confident, and free-spirited people.
How long have you been styling and how did you get into it?
I’ve been styling professionally for about 7 years now, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been styling my family and friends.
I was born and raised on the west coast, but I always knew I wanted to live in New York, the fashion capital. After graduating college, I decided to make the move. I got very lucky early on and was given the opportunity to assist a stylist on a commercial. She took a chance on me given that I had no real professional styling experience of my own. After that, I was hooked. Through contacts and acquaintances, I went on to style TV shows and photo shoots, and within a short time, went off on my own.
What was your most memorable moment while styling the surfers in the Maldives?
The Roxy girls are pure fun – there is never a dull moment. Some of my most memorable Maldives moments are watching Kelia [Moniz]and Kassia [Meador] surf wearing the saltwater chinos, Bruna [Schmitz] swaying a little boat back and forth almost tipping it over, and Monyca [Byrne-Wickey] and Sally [Fitzgibbons] dancing at the bow on our way to a remote sand island. Oh and of course the day all the girls decided to jump off the top level of our 4 story boat into the water. Sorry, there are just too many, I couldn’t give you just one moment…
Any tricks of the trade that every girl should know?
Besides investing in fashion staples such as jeans, the perfect T, the “go with everything” bag…the best and most important thing to wear is confidence. If you feel great, you look great.
If you weren’t styling…what would you dare to be doing?
I love food and I love traveling. If I wasn’t a stylist, I would absolutely love to be a traveling food critic!
Thanks to Tal Kohen for answering our ‘need-to-knows’ and to all the girls looking to get a little inspiration in their own lives, remember to dream big and #DAREYOURSELF everyday. See all of Tal’s top picks for Spring!
Click more to see some of Tal’s jewelry pulls for this shoot!
We were all so excited for Diane to meet our surfers Monyca and Kelia for the first time in Malibu. Diane seemed to marvel as her creations for the DVF loves ROXY collection came to life on the girls- the prints, the cuts, the quality and just how great the product moved and looked on!
We were eagerly anticipating hearing about the inspiration for the collection directly from Diane, and she did not disappoint- from stories of her time spent on the beach to parallels of the DVF Woman and Roxy girl. Diane’s mission to empower women to ‘Be the woman you want to be” seemed to be realized in the Roxy girls- and it was so fitting that her mantra for this collection became ‘Follow your heart and dare.”
We invited fashion blogger Aimee Song to our Malibu shoot to meet Diane and the girls. We love Aimee’s beach-wise sense of style, and knew she would be the perfect person to cover the launch of the DVF loves ROXY collection- check out her Behind the Scenes post from the shoot!
Introducing the DVF loves ROXY collaboration sneak peek. Available to Shop 3/7.
DVF’s bold prints meet Roxy’s signature swim silhouettes in a collection that is both playful and empowering. From swimwear and beach cover-ups to boardshorts, rashguards, and beach bags, the pieces reflect DVF’s love of beach culture and nature as well as Roxy’s active and trailblazing spirit. A celebration of natural beauty and confidence, the collaboration is all about encouraging women to go for it and ride the wave.
Follow your heart and dare!
Don’t forget to RSVP for our #DVFlovesROXY Twitter Chat with @DVF and @Rosy hosted by @TeenVogue! Submit your questions for a chance to WIN prizes & more!
The enchanted chain of the Maldivian Islands, southwest of India is home to isolated reef banks, uninhabited white sand beaches, secluded villages and crystal clear water - one of our favorite places on earth. Sharing waves, laughter, fresh fish, and empty line-ups together, we asked ourselves what else we would need to live out our dreams.
Shop the new catalog here and enjoy these behind the scenes photos and video from the Roxy surf team’s adventures in the Maldives!
Playful right-handers and crystal-clear waters—the Maldives almost seems like they were made for our Roxy Surf Team. The tropical paradise has three key surfing zones spanning over 300 miles—that’s 300 miles of pristine point breaks as well as colorful, shallow reefs. Whether it was Sally Fitz slashing a front-hand right, or Kassia Meador dancing on her longboard, the Roxy girls were chasing dreams and catching waves just in time when spring fever set in. They grabbed their spring bikinis for single-fin cruises and reef explorations. Check out a snapshot of their Maldivian adventures.
We set off to the beautiful island of Oahu to meet up with Roxy Let The Sea Set You Free winners Katie McLean, Emilie Layla Lovaine & Madison Setiawan for their second life-changing adventure.
Day 1 Recap: In day 1 of their adventure, Roxy team riders Kelia Moniz, Bruna Schmitz and Monyca Byrne-Wickey greeted Let The Sea Set You Free winners Katie McLean, Emilie Layla Lovaine and Madison Setiawan on the beaches of Waikiki with a traditional Hawaiian welcome, followed by special VIP movie screening of “The Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau”.
Day 2 Recap: With sunscreen and bikinis in tow the 3 winners went down to the sandy beaches of Waikiki to soak up some sun, SUP and do a little shopping. Can you guess what they stocked up on? Bikinis—an essential for their Hawaiian Island excursions!
Day 3 Recap: After a late-night arrival into the North Shore, the girls surfed Chuns Reef, enjoyed a delicious Acai Bowl prepared by Katie McLean and took part in the Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremony at Waimea Bay.
Day 4 Recap: On day 4 of their Hawaiian island adventures, the 3 winners and Roxy team headed to the Eastside of the North Shore where they were greeted by an outrigger canoe fully equipped with SUPs and a poke bowl lunch.
Day 5 Recap: On day 5, the Let The Sea Set You Free winners meet up with the Lisa Andersen Champ Camp crew with 4x World Champion Lisa Andersen and Roxy team rider Rosy Hodge. In between sessions Katie McLean lead the camp with a yoga lesson followed by a delicious Hawaiian BBQ lunch and ukulele session.
Day 6 Recap: From pastry tasting, jewelry making and sunset surfing…day 6 was filled with nothing short of an adventure. The day began with a trip to Ted’s bakery where the 3 winners enjoyed some of Hawaii’s best baked treats. After a delicious morning treat the group headed to Pipeline to meet up with Mia Russi of “Washed Up Jewelry” to make their own beach-inspired jewelry.
Day 7 Recap: Cloudy skies & choppy waters didn’t stop the Let The Sea Set You Free winners and Roxy team riders from setting out on an adventure on their last day in Oahu. They ended the day with a sunset surf—the perfect last night on the North Shore.