Last night the Volcom Women's team rallied to the Nylon X McDonalds holiday issue party in Los Angeles, CA. This event was nothing short of epic as we took full advantage of getting completely styled for the photo booth and mingled with the Nylon crew, bloggers, stylists and of course Demi Lovato herself. Check out the January issue of Nylon on stands now for some of our featured holiday accessories!
Photo: Nylon Mag
Throughout the month of November enter to win our entire 12 piece holiday dress collection! The rules are simple...
1.) Go into your local Volcom retailer and put together your favorite head to toe party look using only Volcom product
2.) Try on that outfit and snap a selfie
3.) Upload to instagram and tag @volcomwomens, #volcomparty and the retailer where you found this rad party outfit
THAT'S IT! You are now entered to win. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, November 30th and 12pm and notified through a comment on their photo. Check out our Pinterest board "Dress for the Best Night Ever" for some photos of what could show up on your doorstep December 5th!
Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degre is a French girl that was born Namibia, Africa. Her parents were French wildlife photographers… Sylvie Roberts and Alain Degre. She was named after the actress Tippi Hedren and spent the first ten years of her life in the African bush. Already sounds good right?
Her parents documented her early years with the exotic animals and tribes people. A book was published 8 years later… titled, Tippi: My Book Africa.
The photographs of Tippi are pretty amazing. She rides an elephant and a ostrich, sits with a cheetah, holds a snake, kisses a bullfrog, and feeds a zebra all at the ripe of 6.
Tippi is now in her 20’s, she lives in Paris and is studying cinema.
Check out this doc on her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZyMwFWRqfg.
Arcosanti is a eco-utopia/experimental city and a bronze bell casting community manifested by the Italian born architect Paolo Soleri. Soleri's concept blends ecology and architecture, which he called Arcology. Arcosanti is way out in the middle of the Southwest... there is a sign on the highway with an arrow. It is about 50 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona.
Paolo Soleri was an architect who came from Italy to study at Taliesin West, under Frank Lloyd Wright. He went on to establish his own visions and foundation. Arcosanti was birthed in the 1970's, hand built by Paolo and volunteers. It was intended to house 5,000 people, currently there are about 50 live in residents. It is yet to be fully actualized.
Check out the website: http://www.arcosanti.org/...
Arcosanti is definitely a place to see... recently it hosted part of The High Desert Test Site Project:
Where is your favorite place to watch the sun go down?
The sunset at the San Clemente Pier is always pretty. The colors are always different, sometimes pink shades, sometimes orange shades. My mom said it depends on the smog in LA haha!
Are you early to bed/ early riser or a night owl?
I'm usually super tired by 8pm because of surfing and training. But, now with school my classes are a lot harder so I'm slowly becoming a night owl.
What is your favorite inspirational quote or song lyric you've been into lately?
Lately, I've been really liking that song by Lorde called Royals. The whole album is actually pretty good =)
What time of day is your favorite to surf? (doesn't have to be sunset :) & why?
I like afternoon and evening sessions the best only because I'm fully awake and ready to surf
When did you take your first photograph and on what camera?
My dad had an old Minolta that I used to love playing around with mostly for the love of cool analog machines. I took pictures here and there but it did not
really click until sometime in high school when I got my hands on a Mamiya twin lens medium format. Once I got that it was over. I built a dark room in my
families laundry room and I was regularly developing my own film and making prints and learning to read light. Those were the first actual photographs
and I'm still happy with some of those moments to this day.
Do you remember what the image was and why you felt compelled to capture it?
There was as shot I did down in Tijuana, looking over someones fence into their backyard. There was a mishmash of stuff, clothes lines, fences, electrical lines,
it looked unique and very graphic. It was one of the first times I was conscious of capturing a moment or a graphic as opposed to
documenting with a snap shot which is the more common use of a camera.
When / how did you decide it was going to be the go-to medium for your creative?
I saw an Ansel Adams exhibit in 8th grade and the depth of the images resonated with me in a really profound way. The black of the sky, the glow of the rocks,
there was something about that monochromatic palate that had a depth and impressionism that captured life in a way that was completely attractive to me.
That was my first experience with being moved in some way by art.
If you had to listen to one band/ artist all day in your studio who would it be?
Geez, what mood am I in that day? Neil Young, "Everyone Knows This is Nowehere" is always welcome. I did go through an entire year where my darkroom
soundtrack was Portishead "Dummy", it fit the mood of the dark so well and I listened to it over and over and over, I was too lazy and too happy to go get
I started shooting for Volcom in 1995 as probably the only photographer that never shot surf/snow/skate. It was cool that they saw something in my work and
kept me around. There's never too much supervision and it's pretty laid back. At the end of the day, I can take a bunch of girls outfits up to some sand dunes,
make some cool photos with just me and a little crew, print them out, dump paint and stuff on them, and then re photograph them and turn them in
without anyone telling me this is right or wrong. Pretty cool to have that kind of freedom working for such a big company right? Plus they usually feed me
pretty well. Food and creative freedom are huge motivators.
@_balaram cleared the uprights with this punt! // photo: @chroniclesofchristie @volcomsurf #volcomsurf #volcomhawaii #volcomboardshorts
Grant Taylor (@downsouthinhell) in Copenhagen - photo: @burnout – go check out @aikacollective, this photo and other rad prints are available as well as a chance to win a signed print of @louielo or @geoffrowley! @volcomskate #volcom #volcomskate #granttaylor #aikacollective