Past and Present Tuesday May 13


Sung by Bridgette Bardot and written by Serge Gainsbourg, “Contact”, upon its release, was considered extremely outlandish, and used abnormal instrumentation and vocal methods. Contemporary psychedelic group Wooden Shjips reinterpreted this 1968 retro-futuristic song over 40 years later, turning a 2 minute tune into an 8 minute jam. Listen to each version below on today’s Past and Present.

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Meet the Designer: Carly Osler


Meet Carly Osler, Women’s Designer for Tavik Swimwear. Recently featured on Diane’s Beachwear and currently in the running for their Best New Designer of 2014, here’s a little insight into the current collection and the creative mind of this sweet-natured, toe headed Tavik babe.

Inspiration: – TAVIK SWIMWEAR is a premium lifestyle brand cultivated from MODERN BEACH CULTURE. Staying true to the TAVIK roots my main inspiration is the TAVIK girl herself. She is a rebellious, sexy, edgy, music minded adventure seeker, who often clashes with the norm. I also draw inspiration from travel, fashion shows, street style and my personal range of late 90′s editorial archives I’ve been collecting over the years. Pops of color, a kaleidoscope of water hues and playful color blocking techniques are trends that inspired the line. This season much of our focus was on fun prints and textured fabrics.

Theme: CULTURE CLASH – Within this collection we celebrate the TAVIK girl on her escape into the desert. We follow her as she welcomes the palette of bright colors and custom bold prints swarming in the natural landscape. Youthful but sophisticated, our collection is a perfect accessory to seamlessly transition from day to night, beach to street.

Colors and Trims: We are known for our use of bright bold colors and custom hand painted prints, mixed with monochromatic blacks and whites. Our mix of mesh, custom hardware and luxurious Italian fabrics create the ultimate line of hybrid swimsuits. Our designs uphold a subtle sex appeal with a contemporary edge, paying close attention to fit and quality. We introduced reversible, mix and match styles, with a modern, minimalistic aesthetic.

Favorite Suit: My favorite suit from this collection would have to be the BIANCA TOP and JAYDEN BOTTOM. The BIANCA TOP is the definition of BEACH TO STREET / DAY TO NIGHT. It is a fixed triangle top with mesh paneling and adjustable straps. I love wearing it at the beach and at night, as a bra. The JAYDEN BOTTOM is the perfect minimal/ cheeky bottom, with just the right amount of skin showing through the side mesh panels.

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Tavik x Agogo Collab & Bikini Bird Exclusive


TAVIK Swimwear and top fashion blogger and model, Jennifer Humphrey, have joined forces to create a new collection of rock n’ roll inspired swimwear meticulously designed by both parties to perfectly translate your late night antics into poolside fun. Unveiling the TAVIK x AGOGO collab along with select exclusive pieces to Bikini Bird, the online swim boutique launched last night with the release of the collection.

Humphrey, better known as JEN AGOGO, is an LA-based Ford model who has been recognized for everything from playing host on NYLON TV to creating fashion-driven content on her personal website, AGOGOBlog.com. Together with Tavik, Humphrey has poured a bit of her “sexy rocker style” into each piece of the collection.

“A mix of 1960’s bike culture, various fashion icons, and siren-French muses were the foundation of what motivated this collection,” says Humphrey. “I wanted this collection to be more than just swimsuits, but reflect timeless wardrobe pieces that can be paired with jeans and leather jackets.”

BIKINI BIRD Credits:

AGOGO photos:
photog @brooklynhawaii
model @heyitsjosss
mua @vanessalistyle

Exclusive photos:
photog @dstoddard
model @yoursosilly

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Tavik’s Shred, White and Blues on Swell


We are getting hyped for Summer and ready for the beach days, pool parties, bbq’s and of course our favorite holiday to celebrate ‘Merica, Independence Day. Swell must have had the same idea in mind when they featured our best red, white and blues with the  PATRIOT Boardshort, AMERIKA Tank and none other, the SINGLE Tee.  Guaranteed to make sparks fly on the Fourth of July!

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Thursday Afternoon 5-1-14


Moon Duo is the side project of Ripley Johnson, guitarist of psychedelic drone band Wooden Ships. Accompanied by keyboardist Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo offers similar sound with a more synthetic approach, driven by drum machines and muddy synth undertones. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “Dance Pt. 3″ off of their 2012 album Circles.

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Spareparts Opens Store in Canada


The fine folks over at Spareparts just posted a video tour of their newest store at the St. Vital Centre in Winnipeg. Such a beautiful store. Congrats to the team!

Spareparts at St. Vital Centre from Chad Reynolds on Vimeo.

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Win TAVIK on Hypebeast


Younity recently announced its #getyounity campaign to spread the word about its new personal cloud service that enables users to access and share the entirety of their multimedia collection across all of their devices from anywhere in the world. This personal cloud is compiled from devices and subscribed online services and does so without syncing and regardless of storage limits. You can instantly stream and privately share all of your music libraries and playlists, videos and movies, and even high-resolution photography to your iPhone or iPad. For a limited time, new users can enjoy younity for free.

As part of the campaign, Younity is offering prizes to two lucky winners:

1st Prize: iPad Mini,Tavik Case, Acrylick Men’s Gear
2nd Prize: iPad Mini

To learn more about Younity and to try it out for free on iOS (Android coming soon) and your desktop. Download now at the younity website.

As for the contest, here’s how to enter to win TAVIK on HYPEBEAST:

1. Follow HYPEBEAST on Facebook and Twitter
2. Follow Younity on Facebook and Twitter
3. Retweet this blog post using the hashtag #HYPEYOUNITE

Here are the start and end dates for the contest:

Start: April 28th, 2014 at 10:00 am EST

End: May 5th, 2014 at 10:00 am EST

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on May 12th, 2014 at 10:00 am EST.

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Thursday Afternoon 4-24-2104


Stereolab have ventured through an array of musical styles, and most notably have been labeled as one of the first “post-rock” groups. The epitome of their sound featured guitar driven melodies, heavily synthetic textures, and an abnormal approach to percussion and rhythm. On this Thursday afternoon, listen to “Diagonals” off of their 1997 album Dots and Loops.

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ROAD TO THE FESTIVAL


One weekend down, one more to go. Click the player below for Vol. 2 of our festival playlist series.

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The Tavik Crew Heads to Coachella


We survived Coachella. We made it through waking up in the back of the car, taking dips in the pool that doubled as showers, and consistently consuming a breakfast of Snickers and Gatorade for three days in a row. And it was glorious.

The highlight of our desert rager, other than the giant astronaut that graced the pages of everybody’s social media? Possibly hearing Arcade Fire frontman, Win Butler confirm what we felt about the overhyped VIP area.

“Alright guys, we’re gonna give you every ounce of what we’ve got if you give it back to us,” said Butler. “I just want to say that there’s a lot of fake VIP room bullshit happening at this festival. Sometimes people dream of being there, but it sucks in there so don’t worry about it.”

And we didn’t.

On top of an amazingly unbelievable set by Arcade Fire were the unannounced appearances by a smattering of A-list names: Jay Z, who rapped with his former rival Nas; Beyoncé, who danced (but didn’t sing) with her sister Solange; and Justin Bieber, who presumably turned up to get his picture on Instagram.

There is just too much to report on, to be honest. So you wanna see pics? Well, here they are. Enjoy!

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