Just One One-Piece by Apricoss

The ethically-minded independent brand offers a single swimsuit style

Upon a recent visit to one of our favorite online boutiques, Kindred Black, we came across a new brand that only offers a single, sophisticated swimsuit style. That was enough—one look and we were undeniably impressed by Apricoss‘ Ariana Swimsuit. The deep V, the high cut, the luxe lining, the way the adjustable straps loop around the shoulder edges for a much more exposed back, …

House of Cards “Femme” Collection

Designer Ashiya Omundsen explores the concept of femininity with a super-playful range

Exploring the concept of femininity, House of Cards designer Ashiya Omundsen has created possibly her most exciting collection to date. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Omundsen released her “Femme” collection recently, and the diverse, bold range of pieces is a feast. The covetable collection includes fabrics covered in cellphone illustrations, cotton candy pink, tulle, metallics and even a boob pattern. We spoke with Omundsen about traditional …

Moutain Biking Gear for Women, Buttermilk Apparel

No full lycra kits here—this duo makes contemporary, functional clothing

The need for better women-specific mountain biking clothing has long been evident, since the “shrink and pink” concept doesn’t cut it with lady shredders. Although there are more and more options appearing daily, these tend to be polarized with a style of riding—oftentimes resulting in full matching kits. Katy Hover-Smoot and Cassie Abel (experienced in the outdoor industry, having held positions at Specialized Bikes and …