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Blasblog: Counting The Moments Till Montauk

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Earlier this week, when the weather was so bad I thought it was raining sidewise, the idea of warm beaches and afternoons surfing seemed like a far-off fantasy. But fast-forward a few days to the sunny wonderfulness that was Thursday, and suddenly it seemed like springtime was just around the corner. So it was the perfect time to fête Cynthia Rowley’s new surfwear collection for Roxy, all pastel colors and fun in the sun. I dropped by Barneys Co-Op on Wooster Street last night to check it out and chat with Cynthia (pictured, with her husband Bill Powers), an avid Montauk-er and surfer chick herself. As the designer explained, the typical women’s wetsuit is just a tweaked version of the men’s version—hence unflattering lengths, odd cuts on the hips, and an absence of feminine touches. “So I decided to pretty it up a bit,” she said, pointing out wetsuit boy shorts and bikini tops. “And look here, a wetsuit dress. You don’t know how long I thought about surfing in a dress.” Dreams do come true. Is it June yet?

Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com

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