Hanging out with Billabong

Some new territory for me, fashion…beach fashion no less, but last week I was invited to the preview of the new Billabong collection at the beautiful SALT on Kite Beach. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to spend a few hours on the beach with great music, awesome burgers and perfect weather!

As the sun began to set the evening began, the little food truck was busy with beach goers enjoying their Saturday in the sun and awash with beautiful blogger and media types in their beach garb – it wasn’t hard to spot who was who…media was far less covered in sand!

At the entrance was just a snippet of the new collection and it was beautiful, the bright colours, and bold patterns would be perfect whether sunbathing or surfing. As someone who grew up in Billabong I was happy to see that their designs have always kept an air of stylish functionality.

We took a stroll around the venue, enjoying the light breeze and substantially cooler weather before settling down with our SALT slider and crispy skinny fries. We chose a perfect spot to watch the local musicians perform, starting with Vandalye.

As the music started a small crowd gathered and took up residence on one of the towels. Children ran around enjoying the sand between their toes while parents ate and listened to the music and everyone was having their face painted with glitter – thanks to Glitter Box. The crowd spent the evening being treated to performances by Vandalye, David Beats Goliath and Physical Graffiti, all amazing artists.

If I learnt anything during my evening at the beach it is that I have missed the cool weather, Billabong still makes some of the best beachwear and you can never have enough glitter on your face.

For more photos from the event head over to Instagram and search for #BillabongKiteBeach

Find the new collection in Billabong stores across Dubai:

Al Ghurair Centre | Dubai Mall | Dubai Marina Mall | Mirdif City Centre | New Burjuman | Stadium Burjuman Centre | Stadium Deira City CentrE | Stadium Dubai Mall

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