In Vogue and In Love – Skateboarding

Recently I have developed a new found love for Skateboarding! Random and definitely something I should have been into circa 2002 age 14, but for some reason Skateboarding mesmerises me; I am totally baffled by that sort of one legged coordination!  It maybe also has something to do with the fact that skateboarding is totally in vogue and has been for the past few seasons. Jayne Min of top blog STOP IT RIGHT NOW lead the revolution after deciding to experiment merging fashion and skateboarding.  Min decided to apply the iconic Celine SS12 print to the underneath of a limited number of boards (See images) – the effect was amazing and several other designer collaborations followed including Alexander Wang, DVF and Tory Burch to name a few.  As the trend has filtered down from the runway and onto the streets; Beanies, drop crotch jeans, vans, retro sports gear, amongst other items have become everyday pieces.  The various shoots inspired by ‘boarding’ make me wish I was a cool Californian girl, skateboarding along the pier in the summer sun on my Celine skateboard – If I tried now, I’d look like an idiot but hey, at least I’d be a stylish one!


Jayne Mire with her Celine printed boards taken from blog ‘STOP IT RIGHT NOW’

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Céline SS11 Campaign Daria Werbowy Shot By Juergen Teller


Céline SS11 Campaign Daria Werbowy Shot By Juergen Teller


Derek Lam Designed Skateboard


Vogue Netherland Shoot, Shot By Anne-Marie Van Dijk


Vogue Netherland Shoot, Shot By Anne-Marie Van Dijk


NYFW best in show…..

Masculinity, oversized outerwear, silk and moody, minimal hair and beauty – just a few of the obvious trends on show at NYFW.  During the week, there were for me a few stand out collections; the perfection that was Derek Lam, the surprisingly current and ‘street’ DKNY and 3.1 Phillip Lim’s punk biker girls!  New York showcased some surprising textures and silhouettes this year that seemed altogether more relaxed yet at the same time more risky than usual.  Despite the exaggerated silhouette being taken a bit literally by some; New York seemed edgier than the preppy princess stereotype would have you believe  – perhaps they were taking note from London?  Whatever it was it worked!

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3.1Phillip Lim AW13 RTW: Look 9, Look 13 and Look 44

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Derek Lam AW13 RTW: Look 14, Look 18 and Look 23


DKNY AW13 RTW: Look 1, Look 8 and Look 33