SOUL SLIDER #8 - Kim 'Babin Cali Slider' Bennett

by Tess Willcox

Fresh faced beauty, Californian beach babe, owner and designer of Tasi Malibu, free spirit! I remember stumbling across Kimberley Bennett's personal instagram account and professing her awesomeness to myself on the spot! Who was this girl; travelling the world wearing the brightest Californian hues, snowboarding, skating and surfing her days away, and why aren't we best friends?! Turns out she would be as epic as she is awesome, and running one of my favourite Californian based brands, Tasi Malibu! I can't even step out of the house in my JENA Jacket, without getting asked where I purchased the rad little beauty, and that is the perfect indication of how well received her designs are. They are as bright as her smile and as infectious as her lifestyle. She has killer steeze, styles her company photoshoots like an absolute boss. I'm talking, makes you want to drop what you are doing in life and pack up your car for a road trip with her! Introducing you to not only one of the most up and coming brands in Cali, but to the insanely talented face behind it; Kimberley 'let's hang out asap' Bennett. 

Who are you, and what is it that keeps your soul alive?

My name is Kimberley Bennett and I live in Southern California!  Being outside, breathing ocean air and enjoying the simple things in life is what keeps my soul alive!

Your life looks pretty damn rad!! If you could perfectly design your day, what would it look like?

I would wake up super early to catch the sunrise. After my morning coffee I would meet up with my soul sister Anna to do some yoga in the sunshine. Then I would cruise to the local farmers market to buy some fresh fruit and coconuts, after I would end up at the beach to spend the day playing in the ocean and laughing with friends till the sun goes down :)

Give us the down low on Tasimalibu and the inspiration behind it.

Tasi Malibu is inspired by our amazing colorful, laid back California lifestyle. We live in our bikinis and in loose comfortable clothes. It is summer here everyday and everyone that lives here is so inspiring and artistic. Every time I leave the house I get a ton of new ideas just from walking around my neighborhood. I wanted to create fun, unique and original clothes for my friends and I to live in !

What is the best piece of advice you have been given in life?

Not to over think things and to be my best self, meaning to be the best version of myself always !

What would you say the style of your abode is? Beach chic, Boho eclectic, a shit tonne of organised chaos?

Definitely organized chaos!! You would think that being a clothing designer I would have a specific style but that is not the case. My style is constantly changing but the things that stay consistent are color and comfort. I have never been a fan of black and I have never been a fan of high heels haha...bright orange and barefoot is more my steeze.

If I was to say to you, design your PERFECT Soul Deck... What would it involve?

Definitely lots of bright colors, with a theme of summer... Mixed with the Tasi Malibu vibe.

What does it mean to you to live a life of soul? Is there something that drives you to live each day to the fullest, inspire people, live that sensational vagabond life??

There's not a day that goes by when I don't feel blessed to be living my dreams, surrounded by the amazing people that l love and that love me. It's all about being positive and appreciating what you have. That is living a soulful life.

If you could have Sunday breakfast in bed (romantic or platonic) with anyone in the world, who would it be?

It would be with my partner Jeremy, the love of my life. When I'm with him, there is nowhere else I would rather be ;)

Lastly, what does being a Soul Slider mean to you?

Riding life like a perfect wave and doing it with deep soul and appreciation for this amazing life we live and this amazing world we call home.

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