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Giving back never looked so good....

Photos & Words: Laura Austin

Picture a night filled with beautiful half naked women, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, never ending drinks, and Hollywood’s Paramount studios. Got it? Doesn’t sound bad right? Now take all that and consider the fact that your partying is benefiting a good cause… it makes you feel a little less guilty about your hangover the next day. Last week Billabong hosted their fifth-annual Design For Humanity event at Paramount Studios in Hollywood raising over $100,000 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. It was a party not to be missed, and what I’ve heard many consider the best extravaganza the action sports industry throws. The photos and video will explain the rest.

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The woman behind the bikinis. Billabong's design director Mandy Robinson.

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The man... the myth Robert "Sticky" Shaw and Thania Peck poaching the red carpet.

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Extreme Home Makover's Ty Pennington

Ummmm.....

Art pieces sold to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Embossed leather skate deck. I wonder how bummed the artist would be if someone actually rode that thing.

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I ran into Ashbury's Lance Hakker (far right) and crew. Is it me or does he have the whole Wolverine thing going?

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Becker was shaping surfboards onsite...

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A caption wouldn't even do this justice.

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Or this one.

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Not this one either.

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Billabong's design director Mandy Robinson with her ladies in their Rock N' Roll era inspired swimwear.

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Mammoth's Josh Chauvet and Joanna Kaylor made an appearance. As well as Billy Stade (far left).

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A whole hell of a lot of people must have had a bunch of metal in their pockets because they obviously couldn't fight the pull of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

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Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

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Most things in Hollywood are fake... including these buildings.

Running into and talking to Kevin Jones was definitely a career highlight.... eventhough he refused to make a normal face in my photo. L to R: Kevin Jones, Shayne Pospisil, and a guy who's name I feel guilty for not remembering.

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DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia was in the mix.

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One of these guys is Skullcandy's JP Collete.