i am obsessing over my friend mary's new blog, "the cedra sessions". so much so that if
i could i think i'd steal every post she's done.....and her playlists!!! i'm hooked!
here's what she has to say about mr. sharpe:
edward sharpe + the magnetic zeros are back with their sophomore album, 'here'. be the first to listen to this highly anticipated release from singer alex ebert and crew. the album is officially out on may 29, 2012. get a head start. this could be the soundtrack for this summer.

LISTEN HERE-------> http://www.npr.org/2012/05/20/152292529/first-listen-edward-sharpe-and-the-magnetic-zeros-here 


 ///////////////////////// Kassia Meador \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
longboarder /// world traveler /// free+spirit /// film photographer /// natural beauty
I've been following her for awhile now. I think i may have even met her in a mall meet&greet at the Queen Ka 'ahumanu Center in Maui like forever ago....but one thing's for certain- this girl has an unforgettable smile. Maybe it's all the surfing, but it shines thru in all of the shots i see of her. 
In the water or out.
I love her grainy, washed out, travel-diary, wanderlust approach to photography.... and her polaroids are always leaving me wanting to see just one more. She's done work for FOAM Magazine, shot some catalog and other work for ROXY, as well as the Pacific NW's jacket label, Holden Outerwear.

 need to see more? check her site out here: http://kassiameador.com/

.:. RAD SUMMER .:.

Leave it up to Alexandra Valenti, and all you can do is squeal with delight! The dreamy Southern photo+babe teamed up with Kelley Ash, that super hot brunette with the cutest toothy smile you ever laid eyes on. Top that with the coveted Heyoka leather jewelry and you can really do no wrong. I would give my left tittie for a shoot with this lady! I'm going to keep my eyes peeled from more shots from this shoot. I have a feelin there may be some painted ones popping up! xoxo

make up by Jacqueline Fernandez /// Hair by Lait Domi /// styled by mad/beautiful genius, Rachel Hunt /// Featuring jewelry by Leslie Crow of Heyoka Leather. ///assistance by Allison Cisneros /// http://AlexandraValenti.com /// www.heyokaleather.com 

⚡ Smokin In The Boys Room ⚡

Meet Robbie Owens-Russo.
The guy behind Insight's men's line. He lives how i've lived, and how i aspire to dwell again come Fall......"in a little house with a tropical backyard" Only this guy's from South Bondi in Australia instead of the Hawaiian Island. Two kids and smokin wife- this guy is livin the life.
He got his start with the label in the Art Department, and then evolved into the Lead Men's Designer-as i know all too well means wearing about 14 different hats all at the same time.

Men's labels always intrigue me cuz it's a harder market, so i like to see how it's done on the other side of the coin. Insight is one of my favorite brands because of it's deep surf roots, and the i don't give a fuck attitude that they appropriately dish out in just the right doses. Robbie's workspace is all you need: a total mess, with lots of sunshine and his pistachio-green fish precariously balanced in a bin next to his desk.  I too keep my lime green fish teetering atop folders, old promo-cards and other such tee shirt samples next to my own desk. 

This guy is not only a kick ass designer, mentor to his team, and creative free-spirit, he's also a soul surfer. He found surfing in 1999 - the same year i did, when i moved to Maui. I love that he states the firm connection to inspiration, and being in the water. "every second is different, every wave is approached differently - but with the same formula i've picked up from years of experience" He goes on to say that he carries this philosophy over into his creative process. YES. Proof, that i'm on the right track, that i'm not the only one that is effected in this way.
I totally get it, man. 

interview/quotes taken from UO blog: 'about a guy', photos UO blog and www.insight51.com

One Two Oh My God.

We all have one, that band that stole your young heart forever. Mine, oddly enough was
The Beastie Boys. I remember the first time i ever heard them, it was Paul's Boutique and it was summer time and i was riding in the back of a car full of kids older than i should of probably been hanging out with and i was forever hooked. It wasn't until college that i heard them again, bought every album, went to every show that a midwest girl could get to. I had an old you-can-take-it-with-you cassette player in my two-tone gold&brown Chrysler K-car that played PB on repeat for over a year of burn cruises, river trips, after bars, make outs, thunderstorms, and beer runs....

Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
For those about to rock we salute you
The dirty thoughts for dirty minds we contribute to
I once was lost but now I'm found
The music washes over and you're one with the sound
Who shall inherit the earth the meek shall
I think I'm starting to peak now Al
And then the man upstairs well I hope that he cares
If I had a penny for my thoughts I'd be a millionaire
We're just 3 M.C.'s and we're on the go

I will love you all forever, and mom your just jealous it's the Beastie Boys.