Please Just Crop It…


11852906_418026945057776_1219954671_oI am the type of person that likes to have big clear outs…Buuut that dosen’t stop me having love for my old stuff and also having favourite items which I love the feel of or just can’t seem to want to give to the charity shop just yet and so it is good to find ways to update these items so that you feel all fresh and new again ^_^.

One of my favourite things to do and this is especially a good thing to do in summer which is slowly coming I promise, is cut old (or sometimes new) t-shirts into crops.

Get out your once favourite tees lurking at the back of your closet…and cut them all up..you will not regret this, high waisted jeans and a crop=winner whatever your shape or size! You are going to look banging (aka great)!

p.s this is a holiday park in Cornwall..not a trailer park….no offence to trailer parks :).

Here is one i did just today 🙂 and another from my summer in Malmö Sweden.

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If you like this and you want to do it yourself. I recommend putting the tshirt on and measuring it to where you want it to be before cutting as you could end up with a seriously short tee otherwise!

Just get a pair of scissors and carefully cut a straight line all the way around and then pinch the fabric and run your fingers right around where you cut to get rid of that jagged egde and curl it up a little.

 

MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE…


Okay so this one might not be as serious to you….but it is serious to me!

I have taken many an unnecessary slam due to my long locks either getting in my face or my ponytail whipping me in the eye as I am about to feel the glory of making a trick..lolol… so listen up ladies!

My 3 best styles for that not happening for skateboarding or other sports if you do something else ^_^.

Also I hope you enjoy this GIF because I love GIFS a lot!

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2.The Bun…However You Like it..

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I love this bow version and its super quick to do, you just tie your hair in a ponytail but don’t pull it all the way through the last time you put the band over so you have like a loop. Separate the loop into 2 so you get the bow and then pull the loose ends over to make the middle of the bow :).

3. Cinnamon Buns.

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You don’t have to do 2 buns but I think it looks cute & this way you get to have your hair down but with all the offending bits which may try to get into your eyes up out of the way and safe!

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 had a really good time shooting this. I love the skate socks and shoes style and I skateboard myself but I am interested in wearing clothes which are outside of the usual skate style and so I decided to bring together some ideas which I like from that style with some items which I think go really nicely but which are more fashion oriented. I just wanted to experiment a little and this is what came out of it.

I really like it and would love to know what you think of it.

The top is the ski trail seamless top from Sweaty Betty. Skirt is American Apparel. Socks are Stance and shoes are Emerica.

All photography in this post is by Pete Drew.

MAKE IT SPARKLE


steffersI have had this idea in my head for a long time! I am so glad I finally did it because I think it looks so cool and different not to mention SPARKLY!! 1I used spray adhesive and a bag of glitter paper offcuts from Hobbycraft which Im sure you can get at any craft store. 23You have to tile the squares strategically so that there aren’t any gaps but you can always cut and fill them in if there are one or two.456I used a stanley blade to smoothly cut along the rough edges as when you grip a skateboard any other time ( I’m sure there are instructions for this on youtube if you haven’t done this before). DSC_2090I also ordered and recommend to put some clear grip tape over the top so you can actually skate the board once you are done :).

I hope you like my idea ;). Keep a look out on the blog for glitter grip and a few more cute items to be in my online boutique in the new year!!

Thanks to Polar Skate Co for the skateboard :).

 

 

 


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I picked up this cute pink jacket yesterday at a thrift store and added one of my donut patches which I purchased from Etsy last week but I think Ill probably add more patches and go a bit cray cray customizing it.

The leggings are Sweaty Betty and I LOVE LOVE the pink bottoms of them as well as the sheer fabric around the knees.

My socks and jewellery are just from my huge collection of these things.

My hooded top is Animal and my shoes are Vans Old Skool High tops.

My skateboard is Polar and I did the grip job myself with some bright pink grip I got in US at the Vans skatepark in Orange.


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SUPER CUTE MORNING COMBOS :). KENZO SWEATER AND SHIRT I GOT IN JAPAN HARAJUKU AREA.