Super expensive Japanese Flip phones and cute skate threadzzz…


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Watch is from Animal

Vest is Animal and is my new favourite for skating in as well as these trousers from the killing tree clothing co.

The phone is from Japan like coming out here in about 10 years I think so keep your eyes peeled.

Glasses are Skatanist :).

Photographs are by Lucien Harris.

Hair is my own ^_^ haha.

 

 

GIRLS ONLY…


It is time for me to say what I think because it is about something which is really important to me and something which I have never understood and also which needs to change if we are ever going to be ‘equal’.

 

Girls Specific Skateboard nights…..
Right before you instantly start to hate me I have a really good reason for thinking that these are totally NOT the most positive thing.
I know there are a lot of good reasons for having them and it is amazing for girls to connect with each other and I’m definitely not against girls skating together at all. I just really feel like a lot of the reasons usually feel very counter productive to achieving equality for girls and something just doesn’t sit quite right with me when I hear the phrase ‘girls only’.
I agree with an environment where beginners will feel like they can learn without being mowed down by the latest skatepark hero but I don’t really see why it would be more scary to start skateboarding if you were a girl or if you were a boy?
I feel like a lot of the reasons why girls don’t want to attend mixed sessions are just total myths so I have mainly written this to dispel them and to make beginner girls feel like they are most likely more than welcome anytime ;).
Common Myths….
1.Boys/Men will not want you to be there and say you are rubbish if you are a beginner….NOT TRUE! Anyone who thinks this has clearly never met a skateboarder because almost all skateboarders are really nice and totally encouraging.
2.Boys who are learning to skate are any less intimidated than girls are.
If you are a beginner it is scary for everyone it isn’t because you are a girl .
3. I don’t know a woman alive who would say she is ‘intimidated’ by a man  so why should it be any different at the skatepark?  Let’s be serious and no offence to men but your average male skateboarder is about as intimidating as a pomeranian.  Don’t let them scare you!
I feel like little girls especially  are never going to feel like its okay to just turn up if they are constantly being told they are different and that they should attend a sex specific night.
So I am here to tell you, that you have nothing to fear 🙂 and to just get stuck right in take your space and go to the skatepark whenever you feel like it ;).
You may not agree with me and that is okay….so let’s spark up a conversation about this as I’d love to know if others feel the same or really just anything you think about it…..
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I recently had a photoshoot for the cover of Plymouth student magazine along with with Lucien Harris along with an interview as well. We basically just went mad and put all the clothes on at once and then danced around and took some photos. It was really fun and here is the cover with artwork by me :).

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Aaand more importantly we also got a few skate photos too 🙂 which you can see by going on my instagram @stefaninurdingxx or picking up a copy somewhere locally :).

 

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Hmm What do we think about this new Gucci ad?

I am all for being undefinable and skating through malls but for gods sake put the peacock down, push your heart out and go hurl your carcass down some stairs or something.

Plus…where are the cute clothes?! Gah!!

Photos are by Glen Luchford

CC TALKS TO//LACEY BAKER


Happy New Year Everyone!!

It is with ease that I can say that Lacey Baker is a total icon in terms of skateboarding and style and being an awesome female role model. I got to chat to her recently and thought I would share with you guys what she had to say….. ^_^

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How would you describe your style? I try to keep it minimal and monochromatic.

Who inspires you style wise? I am inspired by fashion and minimalism! I like the shapes of clothes and unique patterns. I really want to do a clothing company.

 So… I know that you used to have long hair and that long hair is freaking annoying when you are skating. I love the new shaved hair and was so hyped when i saw it, did you cut it because its easier for skating or did you literally just fancy it and do you ever miss your locks?

I never miss having long hair and I love having a shaved head!! I like the aesthetic.

I can see a lot more diversity in terms of style in the female skate scene in contrast to what seems to be almost a uniform way to dress among the men for the most part. Do you think that we all will ever end up all dressing the same way as the scene grows or do you think that it can get even more wavy? 

I think that each of us is very much an individual and there hasn’t been any guidelines for how we should look or what image we should have. I think that is a good thing. Individualism is one of the most important things about skating.

Item of clothing you couldn’t live without? omfg. That question is harder than it should be!!! If I had to choose today I would have to say these pants I am wearing. They’re from Oak. I’m in love with these. They’re black slightly coated drop crotch jeans with a little bit of a bow in the leg. Oh and they stretch so I can skate in them. I tried to find them for you but they’re not on the website!! http://www.oaknyc.com/

 One more question if you don’t mind me asking…? Something a bit more serious. I noticed you recently spoke out about the skate industry boys club not caring about skill level and caring more about ‘who’s the prettiest?’….  

 People are very concerned with looks and style even if when they are trying to send a positive message about it. Girls are told so many messed up things about how they should look etc and what they should wear and how to act. Do you have any good advice for younger girls who feel like for any reason at all they don’t dress the right way or look the right way to fit into skateboarding.

My advice is to do exactly what you want, wear exactly what you want, and dress in the way that is the most comfortable for you. It doesn’t matter what other people say at all, and it’s so important to stay true to yourself. When I was a teenager I sort of conformed to the image the skate industry wanted, people constantly pressuring me to wear my pants tighter, or make comments about my hair and how “marketable I am.” I obviously grew out of that, and looking back I realized how much of myself I was suppressing. It’s twisted how much people will try to manipulate you for their own benefit.

On a lighter note,  what is your favourite Pizza flavour? I always go for a slice of margarita and a slice of white pizza. must have ranch. must have hot sauce. must have soda.

Check Lacey out on insta @leeroythegreat for more radness!


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I want to be warm but I don’t want to be all boring and stuff so I decided to put this style on the blog for you to see because this is something you can wear to skate because its comfortable and because its freezing right now. If you are like me and like to experiment with clothes and layers and just have fun with it you can feel hyped on what you are wearing as well as cosy :).

Hat is Supreme, shoes are Emericas, hooded top underneath sparkle top is Polar, socks are Topshop and sparkle top is H&M which I wear waaay too much because it basically makes everything look rad.

Photographer is Pete Drew and the Location is Royal William Yard. 🙂