B/W Photo & Last two photos by Laurel Dailey; Jen the Style Crusader in last photo

I went to International schools growing up in Warsaw, and Quiksilver & Roxy were the uniform of the rich kids and those with diplomat parents. I personally sported ragamuffin-wear in highschool, as a rebellion against the wave of surfwear washed up at the schoolgates 8:50 every morning. A truly befitting prelude to one of those CSM lifestyles and attitudes, come to think of it. No wonder everyone assumed I had braces and played the Saxophone. (Correction, alumni: I had braces and was in the rockband) You can probably guess what I thought when Beth invited me down to the Zetter Hotel for a Quiksilver collection preview – I wasn’t dreading it though, it would bring a waft of nostalgia, at the least. I never knew I’d ever come to say this, but Quiksilver has grown up, I actually found myself enjoying a lot of the pieces. Gone were the iron-on hipster graphic tees and the cheesecloth tubetops, there were silks and wools. I AM SERIOUS. It’s like the beach got colder, or the girls moved inland – but that’s exactly what London is, isn’t it.

Thank you Beth for inviting me down for the dress-up and Laurel for the wonderful photos.

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  1. mei

    i love the colors of your photos! so cheery compared to gray that’s been looming in the sky for a week here.

  2. oh wow, this absolutely isn’t something i’d expect from quicksilver. how wonderful!
    the grey piece in the third picture, gorgeous.
    also, i love the red top you’re pictured in. sporty but not sportswear

  3. First off: You didn’t complain about the internet once. So, I’m proud of you.
    Second: Quicksilver? I’m astonished. And intrigued. I want to see that pink sweater thing closer up. Feel it for any metallic-logo residue.

  4. Haha yeah, quicksilver did grow up. I remember when it was the “it” thing and people couldn’t get enough of brightly coloured t-shirts and shorts.

    Thank god those days are over.

  5. Wow it does look nice and I never would have expected that from Quicksilver! I didnt realize it was until you mentioned it. That’s a smart move on their part.

  6. Funny enough, I’ve had the same sort of revelation lately. I despised Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong and the likes growing up. But upon a recent browsing of their stuff I noticed that they HAVE indeed grown up.

    Love Grace.

  7. I know, they just have too many great stuff! Last year I was invited by Quicksilver in Hossegor (Fr), for the Quicksilver Pro, and I had the chance to browse the collection at Quicksilver warehouse in Biarritz, and I had the same “shock”! I was expecting tiny colourful hibiscus printed shorts and sporty beachwear, and I found comfy slouchy sweaters, nice silk dresses, and so on…

  8. I know what you’re talking about Quicksilver. In my school was the same, maybe it was a polish way of beeing cool…? :)

  9. I grew up going to the beach near Torquay, Aus, where all the big factory outlets for Quicksilver, Roxy etc were. When I hit about 16 I started to think they were tacky, but they were the absolute uniform down on the surf coast! I bought a Billabong overnight bag last year, because it was CLASSY, and I was sooo surprised.

    I love your blog :)

    Ash

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  11. Lovely pics!

    kisses,,,

    jadelait

  12. Such amazing photos!! Can’t believe that’s by Quicksilver and Roxy! <3

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  13. Woah never seen you in this style before, very chillaxing look ^_^

  14. Noone was wearing Quicksilver in my school in Berlin, but when I met my husband he used to wear A LOT of Quicksilver (guess he saw himself as a surfer dude) and in Australia it was pretty ubiquitous, too. It’s always been a bit too beach bunny for me, but as you say – they look much more grown up and this red sweatshirt is giving me more diy ideas!

  15. Like your photos!
    They are have a very good sunshine.
    So relaxing to see your photos.

    I miss the good weather.

  16. no way- quiksilver has grown up. i definitely succumbed to a hot pink roxy bumper sticker in high school. gag. … but really funny now in retrospect.

    glad to have found your blog. i’m a dallas girl, living in oxford, and working in london. glad to see another cute london girl in blog land.

    {hasn’t the weather been amazing??}

  17. In addition to having a great eye for style, you are a lovely writer too! Are those hats Quiucksilver? If so I’m socked. May have to wander into their mall store and see if their updates have reached the states.

  18. Boston hasn’t seen much of a blue sky lately either. Beautiful pix though!

  19. yeah i have been noticing how quicksilver’s been changing… anyway i really love how clean your blog is. and great photos :)

  20. Thanks for the amazing post! Brings back great memories to our beautiful day in London! I look so serious in your photo.. wonder what I am thinking. Thanks for coming and hanging out, it was so fun!

  21. Ah, I thought they were quiksilver too, they were actually brought by Beth, and vintage… If Quiksilver did hats like that I think I’d be hanging around their stores more often!

  22. Great to know you too! The weather has indeed been amazing, finally something befitting fall!

  23. I guess it was our way of longing for the beach, it was so popular in Warsaw… and the nearest beach was 6h away.

  24. Nice shots!!!!

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  25. Your photos are stunning as always

  26. There are so many good hats going on in this post!

  27. beautiful photos!

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  28. I did this too and I like what you did for your outfit, really cool :)

  29. Gosh, I remember refusing to wear anything that didn’t have the Roxy logo or emblem printed on it…Sigh, those were the days. I’ve grown out of it though, I’m glad to say!

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  30. ‘Raggamuffin wear’ dude, you are hilarious.

    That hat sits very well on your mega brain.

    See ya x

  31. the blond lady with the pink lipstick, I love her outfit!

  32. SAME! My international school just loved Roxy as well. Nearly everyone had a Roxy wallet (minus me!).

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

  33. I love your outfit, I can’t imagine you with braces hehe. How long did you have them on for?

  34. Shini! The last shot of you a Jen is all kinds of goodness, luh-uve your facial expression (and your face in general). This post makes me miss summer.

    Thanks a lotalot for taking a look at the font issue, I’m flummoxed :/ xx

  35. these shots are phenomenal!!
    have a look at
    http://www.modemuffins.blogspot.com
    XX

  36. I had exactly the same feeling about quicksilver, and I never stop in this shop!! I’m glad that you had explain us, that we shouldn’t judge so quickly. The next time I will go in and check.
    Btw, I love the jumper that you have chosen :D
    xx

  37. those hat looks so classy. really pretty

  38. nice hat, and love that little pot of purple flower, nice decoration

  39. i definitely remember those high school days where I wore quicksilver and roxy and stuff tooo ;) the screen printed caps.. board shorts.. and bright flip flops.. lol

    the hat goes really well with the dress shini !

  40. It is so wonderful when I stumbled upon a fabulous blog I have never visited before, only to find that not only is the blog FABULOUS, but one of my real life friends is making a guest appearance!
    I know miss Laurel, and her fashion sense and photographing skills are phenomenal. I love your blog will for sure be visiting again soon :)
    -Moorea

  41. The dress in the 3rd picture is gorgeous!

  42. LOVE THE JACKET WITH THE ZIPPERS!!

    Great pics and super cool attitude, lot less divaish than most fashion bloggers ;)

    Love

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