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Founder of Aviator Nation tells how she came up with velvet swimsuits and the 'Top Gun' swagger

Founder of Aviator Nation tells how she came up with velvet swimsuits and the 'Top Gun' swagger

With her beachy blond hair, sunny personality and sporty vibe, Paige Mycoskie could be a poster girl for the Golden State. The longtime Venice resident universally refers to people as “dude” and sips natural Runa energy drinks rather than coffee.

“It looks like I’m headed for the islands, right?” she asked, gesturing at her self-designed Hawaiian floral-print Aviator Nation hoodie and sweatpants, paired with a felt Goorin Bros. fedora and checkered Vans slip-ons.

Paige Mycoskie sits inside the Aviator Nation flagship store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. (Jenna Schoenefeld / For The Times)

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