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  • OFabz Loves Fort Wayne Pop Up Shop

    Posted: 08.19.14

    The gals of OFabz want to thank you for all the love, support and high fives over the past three years... so they're throwing a party!

    Day / time: Saturday, August 30th 2pm-5pm

    Location: The B-Side @ One Lucky Guitar! 1301 Lafayette Street Suite 201 Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Details:
    30% off All new suits!
    Up to 50% off last season
    $10 Sample suits
    $10 Whim suits
    $10 Sample Dude Suits

    Drinks. Music. Bikinis. Contests. Giveaways. Pink Flamingos. Summer Fun.

    Beautiful poster by the lovely and talented Andrea Harvey.


    This post was posted in Events

  • OFabz Mixtape No. 4: White Rabbit // Diamond Watch

    Posted: 08.01.14

    Post- acid house... that was the term first used by Brits in the music media to describe the fusion of jazz, soul and funk now known as Trip hop. What a killer term! We've been cranking this mixtape of hip hop and electronica up all afternoon... we can't decide whether to dance or to find the nearest catwalk to practice our strut. Either way, it's pretty rad. So grab your best gal pal, turn it up and let's party.

    Artwork and playlist by resident babe, adventure promoter and haver of fun, Andrea Harvey.

    White Rabbit // Diamond Watch < click the link for tunes

    01. "Get What I Want" - Bitter:Sweet

    02. "Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - Dinah Washington

    03. "All Mine" - Portishead

    04. "Postales" - Federico Aubele

    05. "The Truth" - Handsome Boy Modeling School

    06. "They" - Jem

    07. "Coming Home Baby" - Skeewiff

    Peace & Love,

    O

     


    This post was posted in OFabz Mixtape

  • Product Spotlight: Bettie is my Spirit Animal Suit

    Posted: 07.27.14

    The Bettie is my Spirit Animal suit is the perfect bikini for a quick dip after bridge club or a long day of poolside lounging.

    This high-waisted, retro-inspired swimsuit features an illustrated floral print that Bettie Draper and Mary Tyler Moore would have fought over.

    The top features a front ruffle in a poppy, fruit punch and padded cups. The suit is made from 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra fabric that is rated SPF 50+. The Bettie Is My Spirit Animal suit is also made in the usa.

    So find your inner Bettie Draper and then hit the pool in style.

    Peace & Love,

    O


    This post was posted in Style & Trends

  • OFabz Mixtape No. 3: Gold. Guns. Girls.

    Posted: 07.13.14

    Lately our crew has been feeling both adventurous and invincible. Like modern-day Bond girls who could jump out of a helicopter at a moments notice, scale a building or have a general idea how to do a roundhouse. Maybe its the weather, maybe its the good things happening around us, or maybe its the beginning of a permanent Bond girl takeover.... Whatever the reason, it feels damn good and we need to pass it on. So give our latest mixtape a listen while you pack your bags with catsuits and bikinis for your next adventure... and don't forget to brush up on your kung fu.

    Artwork and playlist by the purple haired, skydiving superhero, Andrea Harvey. 

    Gold. Guns. Girls. < click the link for tunes

    01. "When I'm Small" - Phantogram

    02. "Crawlersout" - Purity Ring

    03. "Play It Right" - Sylvan Esso

    04. "Sidewalk Safari" - Chairlift

    05. "Gold Guns Girls" - Metric

    06. "Zero" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    07. "If I Could Change Your Mind" - Haim

    08. "Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl" - Broken Social Scene

    Peace & Love,

    O


    This post was posted in OFabz Mixtape

  • Shop Spotlight: Pillow Talk

    Posted: 07.07.14

    Cheryl and I recently took a trip to Carmel, Indiana to visit our pals, and OFabz retailer, Pillow Talk. 

    The statue out front set the tone for the cuteness that was waiting inside. 

    The Lilly Suit and Hayley Suit took center stage in the beautiful store window.

    Lovely shop owner, Kimberly, welcomed our delivery to re-stock Hayley suits and introduce the Tahitian Femme suits to Carmel.

    So the next time you're in Carmel, make sure you stop in the cutest shop in town and pick up something adorable... you deserve it!

    xo,

    O & C

     


    This post was posted in Adventures

  • Mixtape No. 2: OFabz C'est Bon

    Posted: 06.21.14

    It's time once again for your fix of rock 'n' roll babes and good vibes. We're currently obsessing over french-speaking women's covers of sixties jams... but who wouldn't be?! Some of the tunes on this mixtape were featured in our recent show at Austin Fashion Week and some were unearthed by our good pal Andrea. Listening to The Shangri-Las rock The Who's My Generation as I write this... and getting high on girl power. Give it listen and then meet me at the beach.

    Artwork and playlist by true friend, visual artist and rockstar, Andrea Harvey.

     OFabz C'est Bon < Click the link for tunes

    01. "7 Heures du Matin" - Jacqueline Taieb

    02. "C'est la Mode" - Annie Philippe

    03. "Aiko-Aiko" - Julie D

    04. "Paint It Black (Marie Douceur, Marie Colere)" - Marie Laforet

    05. Fallait pas ecraser la quene du" - Clothilde

    06. "Mas que nada" - Michelle A. Richard

    07. "Sono qui con voi (Baby Please Don't Go)" - Caterina Caselli

    08. "Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher" - Emilie-Claire Barlow

    09. "Palladium The Hip" - Liz Brady

    10. "Sans asterisque" - DANI

    11. "C'est Bon" - Accompagnee par Jean Clauderic et son orchestre, Adele

    Enjoy the tunes and the sunshine.

    Peace & Love,

    O


    This post was posted in OFabz Mixtape

  • Behind the Polka Dots at OFabz

    Posted: 06.17.14

    We get to do lots of fun things at OFabz and we love to share them with you. We've rounded up a few choice photos from behind the scenes at OFabz HQ and are excited to share our next adventures too. Stay tuned for new suits and more silliness on the OFabz Instagram... @OFabzSwimGirl & the blog. 

    Peace & Love,

    O


    This post was posted in Adventures

  • Mixtape No. 1: Racing Hearts // Coming Down

    Posted: 06.06.14

    So not many of you know this but I play in a band with some really rad gals. My pal and our front lady (who is also are super talented graphic designer) recently pulled together some of our favorite summer jams to share with you lovely babes. So throw on your shades, turn up the tunes and consider this OFabz mixtape v. 1 of many.

    Artwork and musical selections by badass babe and all-around great person, Andrea Harvey.

    Racing Hearts - Coming Down < Click the Link For Tunes.

    01. "He Gets Me High" - Dum Dum Girls

    02. "My Heart Breaks" - Veronica Falls

    03. "Crazy For You" - Best Coast

    04. "Blood and Arrow" - Golden Triangle

    05. "Drive On" - La Sera

    06. "Searching Through The Past" - Bleached

    07. "I Can See It In Your Eyes" - The Like

    08. "Nightcrawlers" - Widowspeak

     


    This post was posted in OFabz Mixtape

  • OFabz on the Runway

    Posted: 05.15.14

    We had a fantastic time both on stage and off at Austin Fashion Week and wanted to share a few looks from our show. This collection is all about prints, polka dots and the proud women who wear them. Cheers to summertime!

    Thanks to everyone for your love and support!

    Peace & Love,

    Olivia & Cheryl


    This post was posted in Adventures, Events

  • Meet The Team for Fashion Week

    Posted: 03.27.14

    Its unbelievable that in less than five weeks, our little team will be headed to show our suits in Austin Fashion Week! We are getting our game plan together for work and for play and meeting lots of exciting people. The crew will consist of Cheryl, Olivia and Alex... The OFabz dream team.

    Let's meet em...

    Cheryl

    Cheryl is a jack-of-all-trades and general all-around badass. She has a gift for mixing prints and an addiction to sewing with stretch fabrics. She brings creativity and imagination to the line and is Chief Admin of Good Vibes.

    Random Cheryl facts:

    • She can drive a Zamboni.
    • She has made costumes for competitive figure skaters all over the world.
    • She can make a baby shoe in like five minutes.

     

    Alex

    Alex is our resident daredevil and master of IT. His talent for fixing things, combined with his open mind for problem solving, keep OFabz down to earth and running strong. Alex considers no job too small and is International Coordinator of High Fives.

    Random Alex facts:

    • He can do a handstand on a motorcycle while thirty feet in the air.
    • He loves dogs more than any human in the history of life.
    • He's secretly great at roller skating.

     

    Olivia

    Olivia has a love for marketing and all things retro. She has a knack for problem solving and an ability to brand. She pushes OFabz toward world domination and is District Supervisor of Hula Hooping and Horseplay.

    Random Olivia facts:

    • She has a Master Black Belt in martial arts.
    • She was a professional figure skater.
    • She's the drummer in a band of babes.

      

    Oh, and out best pals are coming to Austin too! 

    It just so happens that our good friends, the fellas of Heaven's Gateway Drugs are infiltrating Austin the very same week. They will be holding things down at Austin Psych Fest and we hope to visit them for a few adventures. Also, keep your ears open during our fashion show to catch some classic tunes from our bearded buddies.


    This post was posted in Adventures

  • Everything is Possible.

    Posted: 03.17.14

    When you were young you made a list of things you wanted to do when you grew up… Travel to the moon. Star in a glamorous Hollywood movie. Become a cowgirl. You know what I’m talking about.

    I happened to have a list similar and have been fortunate enough to have most of my “When I Grow Up” list wishes come true...

    • Become a professional figure skater? Check. Far fetched but totally happened
    • Get a Master black belt? Check. I know, seems made up but its true.
    • Design clothing? Check. Well duh, you already know that one.

    Those were all cool but there was another item on the list that seemed a bit more pie in the sky. Honestly, in the back of my mind I wasn’t really quite sure if it was possible for a couple gals from Indiana (Cheryl & I) who started making swimsuits in their living room to be taken seriously by the fashion world. Our next item on the “When I Grow Up” list?

    Show in Fashion Week….

    CHECK!

    I am amazingly proud and honored that OFabz Swimwear has been chosen to show at Austin Fashion Week this spring! I will have a follow up post with all the exciting details but I just wanted to get the word out that anything is possible. If the national fashion community can notice the two of us polka dot loving, stretch fabric obsessed knuckleheads, everything is possible. Let’s be great.

    Peace & Love,

    Olivia


    This post was posted in Adventures, Style & Trends

  • Great Things Are Coming Up

    Posted: 03.12.14

    OFabz has hit another goal. We weren't quite sure what to expect but we put ourselves out there and good things happened. I guess its true... Good things come to those who hustle.

    Stay tuned for more on our next greatest adventure.

      Peace & Love,

             Cheryl & Olivia


    This post was posted in Adventures

  • Retro Wonderland Adventures

    Posted: 03.08.14

    Did you ever have the feeling that you were back in time? You look around and things are so accurate that its almost spooky? Us too. We recently wandered into a building (or possibly another dimension) that boasted a vintage bowling alley, a retro theatre, a picture perfect diner and bar straight out of an episode of Mad Men. Step inside...

    The bowling alley, Duckpin Bowling, appeared virtually untouched since 1957. The mint-colored snack counter, the vintage pay phone and the original cigarette vending machine were all appreciated details. We also loved that this vintage-lover's paradise matched the Hayley suit perfectly.

    We snapped a picture of music venue, Radio Radio, before popping in the Smokehouse on Shelby to grab a bite. The bbq was to die for and the decor was even better. Crome barstools, bold pops of color and gigantic letters (taller than me) that spell out Pepsi.

    The "Rock-ola"... what a beaut.

    A quick selfie photoshoot at Duckpin Bowling before passing by this larger than life pep talk.

    We also stopped by the Pattern Magazine 2015 Trend Report presentation. It was held at this amazingly bizarre place called the Society of Salvage. They offered an endless buffet of vintage chandeliers, a bevy of irresistible office furniture that Peggy Olsen would covet and an impressively eerie collection of dentist chairs and supplies.

    Although we did not try the duckpin bowling, we starred in wonder long enough that we could have play several games. As retro swimwear designers we are constantly looking for places like these that are a complete submersion into the culture of yesteryear, when sex was still cute and bomb shelters were en vogue.

    Peace & Love,

    O & C


    This post was posted in Adventures, Things We Love

  • Business Gals

    Posted: 03.03.14

    Last week Cheryl and I took a road trip to Indianapolis to be guests on Inside Indiana Business. The show is dedicated to sharing business news and advice from Indiana business and for Indiana businesses. We were on the particular segment run by Dr. Kuratko (Dr. K), the Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship  at the Kelly School of Business.

    Dr. Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published over 190 articles on aspects of entrepreneurship, new venture development, and corporate entrepreneurship... and he's a really nice guy.

    Here's a shot of us with Dr. K in the green room at the studio. We had met with him earlier to explain the methods to our madness and get his recommendations for our business. We met many really nice people and the show went off without a hitch. The show aired on NBC and ABC last weekend but you can catch it at insideindianabusiness.com.

    Peace & Love,

    Olivia


    This post was posted in Adventures, Events

  • A Swimgirl Can Dream, Right?

    Posted: 12.18.13

    The past few weeks people have been asking what topped the ole OFabz holiday wish list. Turns out, its not all that holiday-ish... and not all that practical either. (big surprise) Here's a look at our latest letter to Santa.

    These shades from Kate Spade are just the right mix of retro and cool.

    Think of all the Christmas cookies we could make with this bubblegum pink KitchenAid mixer.

    & all the adventures we could have on this cotton candy pink cruiser bicycle!

    Okay, they might not be sensible but sometimes you just need some Hollywood platform shoes.

    Eek! We are beyond in love with these rhinestoned swim goggles. The perfect accessory for the Joy Suit. (wink wink)

    We can't wait to curl up with one of these vintage reads from Miss Moss.

    Kate Spade is our spirit animal and this "Get Out of Town" shoulder bag is our new best friend. It will accompany us to beaches, brunch and bike rides.

    Peace & Love,

    O


    This post was posted in Things We Love

  • Our Disney World Adventure!

    Posted: 07.01.13

     I got the window seat on the plane. (Yay!)

    We stayed at the All Star Music Resort on the Disney World property and it... was.... amazing! Everything was truly larger than life. Giant guitars, jukeboxes, drum kits, even bolo ties and cowboy boots.  I absolutely loooooovvedd it.

    They had maracas and birds next to the main pool. When we took a quick break from the park I swam in a pool that was shaped like a piano while Derek took a nap. I thought that the all star resorts might be more packed with small children running and screaming but the pool and common areas were actual very calm and pleasant.

    The main building and pool area had tons of games and activities throughout the day. Everything from Disney pictionary to outdoor movie night.

    We asked a really nice family to take our picture in front of Cinderella's Castle. The mom took extra care in making sure we were perfectly centered. Thanks someone else's mom!!

    Waiting in line for small world. We were overdue for a break at this point. I would recommend getting a fast pass whenever you can. You need to plan ahead and get there early for Toy Story Mania, Soarin, and Test Track. Best bet is also get a fast pass later in the day for Peter Pan, Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, and Rockin Roller Coaster. We could have lived without the Buzz Light year ride and Stitch's Great Escape. Our personal faves were Pirate's of the Caribbean, Toy Story Mania, Kilimanjaro Safari, and the light show projected from multiple angles onto the castle.

    Japan in Epcot! We split the California roll for a snack and a break.

    Ice cream date in front of Cinderella's Castle! I absolutely love the yellow tables, chairs, and matching umbrellas. Super retro.

    Thanks for letting me share our magical Disney adventures with ya!! I can't wait to go back!

    xoxo, Olivia


    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • Happy, Happy. Joy, Joy.

    Posted: 06.13.13

    I am currently packing for my vacation (yay!!) and I have tried on every suit at least sixteen times. I am tryinggg, emphasis on trying, to limit myself to packing two suits. The Hayley suit is already packed because we are going to Disney and it reminds me of Minnie mouse. The other suit that made the team is.......drum.....roll.....please................THE JOY! I wanted to bring something that I could get more of a tan in so I knew I wanted a bandeau top. The orange and green looked best against my, now semi-tan, skin and I also thought it was cute to wear oranges on my bikini while in Florida. Can you tell I'm excited for some R&R? You can keep track of my adventures & sunny beach days on insta :) 

     


    This post was posted in Adventures, Style & Trends, Things We Love

  • We Are What We Make

    Posted: 06.13.13

    We are what we make is something Cheryl & I really feel in our hearts. Alsoooo if we didn't make things we would go insane.  p.s. we don't just make swimsuits. Crafting/art/DIY/whatever you want to call it is part of our everyday lives. Cheryl makes pretty things like baby shoes, and flower crowns, and little dresses. I like to paint pretty pictures, decorate my little home, and make weird accessories. I got these cutie little pencils for Cheryl on Etsy.com. 


    This post was posted in DIY, Things We Love

  • OFabz Meets The Mayor

    Posted: 06.13.13

    Yep. Cheryl and I had breakfast with Mayor Tom Henry. (Woo hoo!) It feels great to live in a city where a small, 100% women owned business has a voice. It wasn't quite like an episode of Portlandia but we still had a lovely time.


    This post was posted in Adventures, Events, News, Style & Trends

  • Looking Back. Moving Forward.

    Posted: 05.07.13

    As are working on the 2014 line, we keep catching ourselves looking at the fab suits of the 50's & 60's and the strong women who wore them. They didn't just lay by the pool in their suits, although that's nice too, they had adventures filled with freedom and fun! I can't help but be inspired by their tenacity and value of silliness, adventure, and fun.

    Happy Summertime. Let's have adventures.

    peace&love,

    -O


    This post was posted in Style & Trends

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