• Gatsby Dreams

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    Gatsby Inspiration for KORE SWIM
    We haven't even seen the movie yet (still hoping to cram a re-read of the book in first :), but we're in love with all the art deco design it's inspiring everywhere. Established brands like Tiffany & Co. and Brooks Brothers have done amazing capsule collections to celebrate the movie release, and it seems the Jazz Age is making a bit of a comeback in the fashion scene. Here are some flapper-esque pieces we're coveting for our next gala. (All that KORE maillot needs is a crystal headpiece and voila - you're a modern day Daisy Buchanan!)

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  • KORE SWIM - What SF Summer Dreams Are Made Of

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    "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco..."
    Or so the saying goes. This overall concept inspired a lookbook shoot we did last month on the streets of San Francisco. With the help of an amazing creative team, we produced images that conveyed exactly the utopian San Francisco we were going for...a city where barefoot, swimsuit-clad girls can walk comfortably (no goosebumps in sight) down to Ocean Beach to surf. We also wanted to cross-promote KORE with a great SF surf shop we're carried in - Mollusk Surf Shop in the Sunset District - and included some sunnies from another rad local SF line - Westward Leaning. Here's some more on our inspiration.

    “San Francisco has a strong surf culture but ironically doesn't boast weather that's conducive to wearing swimwear. We thought this dilemma, which every true San Franciscan intimately understands, would make for a cool photo shoot concept — an idealized view of San Francisco as a place where girls can wear bikinis on Irving Street before heading out to surf at Ocean Beach. I guess we can dream.”

    The lookbook was featured on Refinery29.com, and here are some of our favorite images below.
    KORE SWIM | Sutro Baths, San Francisco
    KORE SWIM | Sutro Baths, San Francisco
    KORE SWIM | Sunset District, San Francisco
    KORE SWIM | Sunset District, San Francisco
    KORE SWIM | Sunset District, San Francisco
    KORE SWIM | Sunset District, San Francisco

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  • Happy International Women's Day!

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    Isn't it crazy to think that women earned the right to vote (in the US) only less than 100 years ago? Thanks to Susan B. Anthony and her girlfriends, along with all the strong women that came after them, we're now living in a totally different world. Women are CEOs, politicians (hopefully a US president in our lifetime!), business owners, professional athletes, and the list goes on. Women of our generation have so much opportunity now, and so much to be thankful for.

    Here are some of our favorite inspirations. What are yours?

     

    One of our modern day heroes - Sheryl Sandberg. If you haven't seen this video, watch it today...

     

    And our final parting words a la Bette Davis - bitches unite!

     

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  • Healing Clay Masks

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    Another sign of our telepathic powers. Unbeknownst to me, Jessica had a strange urge to do an Aztec clay mask this week too. We look mummified:

    Jessica    

    During college we'd call each other from across the country, both weirdly having the same lamb curry cravings or something else even more strange. So I guess our clairvoyance is still alive and well. Thinking of this as "a sign" we thought we'd share it with others. It's a great all natural healing mask with calcium bentonite clay. Mix healing clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and voila - your own homemade facial!

    Apparently Cleopatra used clay in her beauty ritual too - all the more reason to jump on the bandwagon! 

     

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