HI! I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN POSTING BUT NOW I AM GETTING BACK TO IT AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY. THIS SITE IS FOR MY PERSONAL CREATIVE FUN. I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER, BLOGGER, OR ANYTHING. I AM JUST ME AND I ENJOY USING THIS AS AN OUTLET AND I HOPE YOU LIKE IT AS WELL. I AM ALWAYS OPEN TO FEEDBACK SO PLEASE COMMENT OR EMAIL ME AT KMUSSELWHITE88@GMAIL.COM. FINALLY GETTING AROUND TO POSTING FROM AZEALA FESTIVAL! I LOVE AZEALA FESTIVAL AND HAVE BEEN GOING SINCE I WAS JUST A TINY BLONDE MESS. FROM THE AZEALA BELLS IN THE VINTAGE DRESSES AT THE GARDEN TOURS TO THE STREET FAIR AND FUNNEL CAKES. HISTORIC WILMINGTON NC IS BEAUTIFUL AND I ENJOY CELEBRATING THAT. THIS YEAR I ONLY HAD TIME TO VISIT THE STREET FAIR WITH MY BOYFRIEND WHO IS FROM JERSEY AND HAS NEVER BEEN. SO WE GOT TOURISTY.
WHILE DOWNTOWN WE STOPPED BY A LITTLE POP UP SHOP WHERE A FRIEND OF MINE TAYLOR WAS SELLING HER AWESOME GREETING CARDS! THEY ARE SERIOUSLY RAD! GO CHECK OUT HER SITE TAYHAM.COM TO SEE A REAL TALENT.
These top pics are from tayham.com
O'NEILL CROP TANK
RIP CURL MY BIKINI CROCHET BOTTOMS
PURA VIDA BRACELETS
GOOD WORKS BRACLETS
RVCA DRESS AND STANCE SOCKS
LOVING RIP CURL'S ALANA'S CLOSET MY BIKINI DESIGNED AND WORN BY ALANA FOR HER SPREAD IN SPORTS IILUSTRATED. BILLAONG MENS BUTTON DOWN.
RIP CURL ALANA'S CLOSET MY BIKINI AND ROXY HAT
LOST MENS BAGGIES
ROXY WHITE JEAN SHORTS
RIP CURL CROSS BACK BIKINI TOP GREAT FOR SURFING
BILLABONG ONE PIECE WITH LOW BACK
VANS HEART SHADES
SHOOT TASIE RETSON AND I DID FOR HOT WAX SURF SHOP
MODEL - BRI
YES! The warm weather has arrived which means spring-suits are right around the corner. I love all of the emerging brands and amazing new designs from well established brands such as Rip Curl, Roxy, and Billabong. I realize that when you're about to hit the waves, you shouldn't be worried about what wetsuit you are going to wear because the ocean does not judge. Surfing is a way to totally disconnect from everything else and feel perfectly free, loved, happy and at home. But getting dressed for the sea is not like getting ready for any other event for me. You get to be creative and free without the restrictions of the outside world. Yes I love clothes, and like many ladies with an over-flowing closet but nothing to wear, I do sometimes feel overly stressed about dressing. When going to surf, swim, fish or anything else that involves activity and nature I grab something easy, comfortable, fun, and a little bit sexy. I guess it becomes easier because it is less clothing and more comfortable, which is my number priority. Also, when it's warm and we are more active and close with nature your not thinking about what's cool, what's new ,blah blah worldly thoughts. I love that and I am so happy to be getting back to that state. I never stand in front of my closet stressed about what to wear when headed to the water. I am over excited and quickly grab anything out of my swim collection that will fit the occasion. I wish everyday was summer and I could live in a bathing suit and maybe thats why I feel differntly about the spoken situation. That I do enjoy fashion but I am in love with swim. So it is very exciting to see all the new spring suits to express your style and have fun with what used to be just a boring peice of black rubber. With Surf fashion being huge right now and retro neons, of course I'm drooling all over my keyboard.
VINTAGE WETSUIT HOTTIES
RIP CURL SURF SUIT
Model: Rachel Hart
Photo shoot Tasie Retson and I did for Hot Wax Surf Shop in Wilmington NC
Location: Joy Lee Hotel in Carolina beach NC
ALOPE Lady-like suits available at TheBikiniFox.com
VELVET DREAMS VelvetDreams.jp
Seea (pronounced 'See-ah' ) came from creator Amanda Chinchelli's frustration with the available selection of cute suits to surf in. As a young child Amanda lived in Brazil beside the water until she moved back to Italy when she was ten. There she was reunited with her grandmother and learned how to sew. This avid surfer moved to California and created Seea. This brand is getting tons of global press and totally deserves it. This suits are fun, functional, and very fresh. I can't wait to try one!
DVF loves ROXY collection
This is collection is beautiful and different. Roxy empowers girls who want to live a life full of adventure and gives them clothes that are cute, affordable and functional. Diane Von Furstenberg created the wrap dress and has also been a wonderful luxury brand that empowers women to be who they want to be as well. This collaboration offers high fashion with high function and at a reasonable price so everyone can own a little DVF. I love that Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Kelia Moniz are the faces for this collection. Both of these pro surfer girls seem to be great role models for ladies of any age with their positive, be who you are, live adevtourously and enjoy being a women attitudes.
Billabong surf capsule
Obsessing over these designs and can't wait to get mine in the mail.