Just a couple nights ago, winds blew ice through Manhattan and made for some slip sliding on the streets. But, that did not stop Basta Surf designer Samantha August from debuting her swimwear line’s cool video — shot by artist Olivia Wolfe — at a spirited cocktail party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
August — whose Seventies inspired bikinis could be the perfect secret under a soft Hudson tank and blue jeans–splits her time between Gotham City, Australia, Los Angeles, Miami, and Sayulita Mexico, where the vid was shot. Model Julie Henderson and skate dude Mark Oblow star in what Wolfe described to me as: “Fun and friendly, not sex kitten bikini. We surfed, shot, and ate guacamole for a week.”
(To note: Oblow, now Creative Director for the skate brand Gravis, was manager of the Quicksilver Skate Team.)
From the frozen streets of NYC, this sure looks like sunny fun to us and a great choice of undergarment for Hudson beach days. Click: OliviaWolfeforBastaSurf