SUMMER ISSUE: Nicole Hanriot Founder of Sexy Swimwear Brand Beach Riot

Obviously we LOVE swimwear because it means summer, and what do we love most about summer? All the babes popping up left and right! And who makes sure they where the finest swimwear, Nicole Hanriot, the founder of the amazing brand Beach Riot.

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How did you come up with the name Beach Riot for your swimwear line?
Its a spin off of my last name HanRIOT.

What made you want to start a swimwear line?
Growing up in southern California I always had a love for the beach. After college I knew I wanted to start a swimwear line. I felt there was a void in the swimwear industry and I wanted to create a line that was not just wearable at the beach but versatile from the beach to the street.

What is the theme behind the summer collection?
The inspiration behind our 2014 collection is 90’s street wear, I love anything vintage Versace and Christian Lacroix. I was really inspired by the turn in fashion in the late 80s when street wear became a fashion forefront. Anna Wintour’s first Vogue cover was a major inspiration!

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What is your signature suit?
Smaller the better and its usually basic, black, & tiny. I love designing bold and colorful pieces but my go to piece this season is our Medusa Bikini Top and Golden Eye Bottom.

What is the most important thing to know about swimwear?
The smaller the bottom the better your butt will look.

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere, I love Australian blogs and magazines. Aussies have an amazing sense of style.

Who is your ultimate muse?
It changes often but right now Cara Delevingne

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