Hey yall! School has been a bitch, but I haven't let it completely consume me (says the girl who stayed up til 3am finishing a research assignment). *cough* :) Anyways! As a stress reliever I've been doing one of my favorite things a lot recently, and that favorite thing is skateboarding. I'm trying to get better and cooler with it and what not, and as a result I've been extremely motivated and inspired <3 I'm nowhere near as amazing as these girls in these photographs, but what I love most about them is their style of skating. They all look so free, which is exactly what skateboarding is.
Can we make knee pads a trend? They look fabulous here especially with the primary colors color palette!
This is...my favorite. I've been trying to master it because she looks undeniably liberated here--like a bird. Plus it looks so fun to do! PLUS what else is better than seeing girls do something that is so often dominated by men?? Every time I see this photo I just get so inspired and want to pick up my skateboard and go
Bianca Chandon / Autumn 2014 from Bianca Chandon on Vimeo.
Okay, so Bianca Chandon. *spotlight appears*. It is this incredible clothing project created by Alex Olsen, son of pioneer skateboarder Steve Olsen. He combines skateboarding and fashion in an innovative, clean, and alluring way (I literally can't stop watching this commercial). Olsen's brand resurrects the bold originality and fresh excitement that attracts so many to skateboarding, and he runs it creatively and quite daringly stating in an interview, “My whole thing was, what would a skateboard company not do?"
With his fresh and genuine interest in fashion, I can't help but feel like what he's doing is going to be revolutionary. As an addition his hair, and sweater, and face is pretty amazing so thumbs up to YOU Alex!
"Fashion seems like it needs to loosen up a little and stop caring about what people are gonna think" -Alex Olsen, in an interview with Oyster Mag
"New York City" Top: Urban Outfitters
Bottoms: Urban Outfitters
Hair: perpetually messy
Ears: Listening to a pretty rad song featured below
Here's the song I was listening to above by a band called SW/MM/NG and it goes so well with the vibe of these photos! It's very california-esque with dirty, reckless undertones. Listen to it or die (esp. 3:15-end) <3