Born out of Newport Beach, Beach Riot swimwear is an audacious brand that’s the brainchild of blond bombshell, Nicole Hanriot.
Though Hanriot comes across as soft-spoken and shy, she’s far from timid when it comes to hopping on the fast track to making her dreams a reality.
As the new kid on the block of swimwear fashion, Nicole transformed her dream into reality when she decided to create her own brand, Beach Riot. Its style is a contemporary chic meets surfer girl with bright color combinations and a sporty style.
Beach Riot bikini designs are playful and sexy with an unexpected, yet beautiful touch of crochet and lace.
Starting out from it’s infancy as a trend-setter, Beach Riot swimwear encourages their fans to “Riot on the Beach, Party in the Street” and wear their beachwear to music festivals or as ready-to-wear looks.
We have gotten our hands on this exciting collection, here at Molly Brown’s, so that women can actually wear Beach Riot bikinis in their street looks.
Spring has officially sprung and that means one thing… Spring Break! Now’s the perfect time to hop on a plane and getaway for the week. Whether your staying home this Spring Break or jet setting off to a tropical location here are some of our favorite suits to provide some inspiration.
Coachella is not only known for its musical acts but its street style and Instagram worthy moments. Here we have put together a mini collection of our favorite looks for Coachella. These pieces are great for lounging by the pool and transition from day to night with the simple change of a coverup. Make sure to stop by any of our locations to get styled with the latest looks for festival season!
Newport Beach, California is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and most beautiful beaches on the west coast. It also happens to be the spot where the very first Molly Brown’s Swimwear was opened. For more than 30 years it has been providing Orange County with luxurious, on trend, designer swimwear for every occasion. This post is going to let you know a little more about the team in the Newport Beach store and their favorite things to do in the area. Consider it the first “favorites” installment in a new series we are doing for each store. Molly Brown’s wants the clients to get to know us better!
There are three Molly Dolls at the Newport Beach store, Taylor, Chelsea, and Haleigh. You can consider them bikini experts. They know everything there is to know about different brands, styles, and fits. In their free time the Newport Molly Dolls have many different hobbies. Haleigh is our fitness girl. She loves going to the gym and working out in the sunshine. Taylor is the fashion lover. She is always flipping through the pages of Porter, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. Chelsea is the adventurous music lover of the group. She attends as many shows and festivals as she can.
Every Molly Doll in the store has their favorite suits. With each box of shipment that comes in the excitement builds. It is like opening a special birthday gift only; it’s a box of bikinis. They each have their own personal style, which makes their favorite suit more unique! Taylor loves Beach Riot. It is her favorite brand apart from Fella. Her number one pick in the store right now is the Beach Riot Eclipse 1pc. It is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Haleigh loves swimwear that enhances her curves. Her top pick in the store right now is the Montce Syd Shells bikini. It is perfect for anyone who loves to show some skin. Chelsea is a fan of more simplistic suits.She gravitates more towards brands like Mikoh and Acacia. Her favorite suit in the store is the Acacia Humuhumu top and Polihale bottoms in the crocheted Merlot color. With so many cute suits around the store it definitely makes it hard to pick one favorite.
There are so many great restaurants out on the peninsula and in Newport Beach. The Molly Dolls are always out and about and know all the great spots to grab a quick lunch or have a nice dinner. One place you will always catch them for lunch is Sessions. It is a sandwich/salad restaurant out on the Newport Peninsula. It has the BEST food. It is a great spot to grab some lunch to go before hitting the beach or on a lunch break. Haleigh is a big fan of Mama D’s. It is a famous Italian restaurant that always serves the best food. Sushi is another favorite of the Newport Beach Molly Dolls. Chelsea loves Nana San in the Newport/Costa Mesa area. These three restaurants never disappoint!
The nightlife out on the peninsula always offers a great time! There are a ton of fun bars that offer dancing, DJs, and live music. The most frequented spot by the Molly Dolls is Stag Bar + Kitchen.It has a fun atmosphere and a great bar. Haleigh loves to go there with a group to sip on Moscow Mules and jump in the photo booth with her girlfriends. Taylor loves the vibe at Blue Beet. It always has a live band and expertly mixed cocktails. The best part about Blue Beet is the upstairs patio. It has the prettiest view that overlooks the ocean. The key when going out on the Newport Peninsula is going to Laventinas for the “after party.” It is the best place to get pizza by the slice and, they are open until 2AM. Their cheese pizza has been known to change lives… just kidding. But, really.
Whether they are paddle boarding, tanning by the pool, or at a festival, the Newport Beach team always loves to soak up the California sunshine. This was a little sneak peak into all things Newport Beach courtesy of the Molly Dolls. Feel free to stop in anytime and say hello!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear!!! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and roses. We think the perfect gift in our neck of the woods (or beach) is perfect fitting swimwear. On the odd chance that your significant other forgot this important fact or you simply want to treat yourself, we have new styles arriving every day. We have selected a few options for you to try on.
Our first style is brought to you from Barcelona-based PilyQ. The Fleur print has quickly become a fan favorite and we offer both the Banded Halter or the Juliet Halter (pictured) paired with the Banded Teeny bottom. To complete the package we also carry the Ava sarong and the Lounge pant to ensemble. In addition, this is a non-engineered print, so you and your friends can all own the same suit and no two will look exactly the same.
Second on our list comes from one of the top brands in swimwear, Vitamin A. Located in Laguna Beach, California, Amahlia Stevens has carved out a name for herself with some of the most innovative swimwear designs you will discover anywhere. This year Vitamin A and Molly Brown’s has collaborated on two suits exclusively for sale at Molly Brown’s Swimwear. The Olivia Bralette and Hipster bottom (pictured) matches two of Vitamin A’s best cuts with a beautiful black and cream color scheme. The second collaboration pairs the Gia top and Samba bottom in a deep red. Be sure to check out our stores and website for this design, as well.
The next selection comes from one of the most recognized supermodels in the world. Alessandra Ambrosio has extended her brand into the world of swim with her own personal line, Ale’ by Alessandra. The High Neck halter and Pequeno bottoms we have chosen is in the new Treasure print. Alessandra has combined her Brazilian heritage and world travels to create a suit we have fallen in love with. We think you will too.
Finally, for those of you who like a one-piece with attitude, we have selected two for you to try on. Beach Riot has just released the new Moonshine one-piece with a Diamond Black print. Having just arrived in stores, you can be one of the first to own this beautiful print. The second selection is the Veruschka one-piece brought to you by Pacific & Driftwood. P&D is quickly making a name for themselves, and we offer this suede suit in both black (pictured) and tan.
Be sure to stop by one of our four locations in Laguna Beach, West Hollywood, Newport Beach and Las Vegas, or visit our website, and let one of our talented Molly Dolls select the perfect suit for you. And YES, we are open on Valentine’s Day for that last-minute gift .
All swimwear is not created equal. Check out these trends from your favorite designer to ensure that you stay with it!
High Neck Hotties
This Quartz Top combines the hottest top trend with the sassy chicness that Beach Riot always brings to the table. Arguably the best thing about this top is the versatility that comes with it. Make it an outfit or take a dip!
The Keyhole Top from Bettini’s has that to die for high neck style with a keyhole to show off some cleavage. Fixed in the back with ties around the neck make for a comfortable fit.
This Malibu Top offers a new styles from Acacia. Crochet threading down the middle of the bust. Fixed straps for an easy pullover fit.
This neoprene one piece from Mikoh, the Kaneohe, is a deep plunge, with the top of the zipper starting nearly under the bust. The most slimming one piece of the seasons!
The Marina one piece from Gypsy 05 features a deep V and a macrame braided detail in the back. A stunning print to go along with a stunning silhouette!
Who says a plunge has to be in the front! The Danny one piece from FELLA. offers a simple and sophisticated and reminiscent to a vintage one piece.
Rage On Rompers
This Solana Romper is Vitamin A’s sleek black take on a boho romper. Blousey sleeves with an open back and string detail. Dress this piece up or down for a relaxed look or a piece you’ll paint the town in!
The Boho Romper is a classic one from Blue Life! This piece features a cinch at the waist for a tailored look. A comfortable romper that you can wear with wedges or sandals!
The young Southern California swimwear brand, Beach Riot, goes by the mantra: Riot on The Beach, Party on The Street.
Designer and Newport Beach native, Nicole Hanriot makes every piece a statement with her bold cutouts and eye catching graphics. The blonde bombshell channels LA high fashion and OC surfer girl and the result is a unique collaboration of the two.
This season, once again she makes her name as the New ‘Youth in Revolt’ On the Block. She may come across as timid, but the young designer is aggressively making herself a household name and dreams into a reality.
The Lady Top & Love Bottom bikini is an ultimate stand out! Sexy, chic, and surfer. Halter top with a crisscross detail back makes for the perfect pullover top.
The Castaway 1Pc features a combination of classy and flirty. Scoop neck front with cutouts on both sides. Low-mid back that offers a hint of allure.
This is only the beginning of the influential force that will come about from Beach Riot. We can expect only more great things in the future seasons! Shop the rest of the funky fresh 2015 collection here!