Roxy Teaches Me To Surf. Or, That Time I Wore A Full Body Wetsuit And Still Got Sunburned.

Surf's influence on fashion reached a peak this Spring/Summer with Cynthia Rowley's awesome collaboration for Roxy. (Of course, Lisa Marie Fernandez had a jump start on using neoprene for more than just wetsuits). So maybe that's why Roxy decided to invite a bunch fashion editors out to Montauk this past weekend to learn how to surf. Because if anyone can rock a wetsuit in style, it's New York fashion journos. Maybe?
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Surf's influence on fashion reached a peak this Spring/Summer with Cynthia Rowley's awesome collaboration for Roxy. (Of course, Lisa Marie Fernandez had a jump start on using neoprene for more than just wetsuits). So maybe that's why Roxy decided to invite a bunch fashion editors out to Montauk this past weekend to learn how to surf. Because if anyone can rock a wetsuit in style, it's New York fashion journos. Maybe?
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Surf's influence on fashion has reached a peak this summer with Cynthia Rowley's awesome collaboration for Roxy. Of course, Lisa Marie Fernandez had a jump start on using neoprene for more than just wetsuits, and Russh featured a smoking hot spread chock-full of neoprene in their January/February issue.

So maybe that's why Roxy decided to invite a bunch fashion editors out to Montauk this past weekend to learn how to surf. Because if anyone can rock a wetsuit in style, it's New York fashion journos. Maybe?

That\'s me in the middle putting on sunscreen.

That\'s me in the middle putting on sunscreen.

I gave it a try at least. And I'm boldly posting a photo of myself in a wetsuit so be kind. Wearing a full body neoprene wetsuit gave me a new appreciation for the material which kept me warm and relatively sunburn free.

(Although somehow, sun magnet that I am, despite several applications of 85 SPF sunscreen, I managed to get burned on the only areas of skin the wetsuit exposed: feet, hands, face. So now it looks like I'm wearing pink socks and gloves. Cute!)

Weird sunburns aside, surfing was a blast. It's true I spent more of my time sitting on my board (or falling off of it) than standing, but I did manage to get up for a few seconds, so I felt super accomplished.

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We capped off a long day of surfing by catching girl band "The Like" at Surf Lodge. And while I enjoyed the music, I found myself liking their style even more. The girls looked mod and adorable in their mini-dresses. Want one please.

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Oh, and random surf camp trip bonus? Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo sitings. In this photo I'm pretty sure Nick is telling Vanessa, "You’re my sunshine after the rain, you’re the cure against my fear and my pain, also, did you check the hotel room to make sure we didn't leave anything?"