Growing up reading Vogue and being a middle class nobody kid from the 'burbs, you would never imagine you'd one day see yourself in one of the world's biggest fashion publications. I mean beyond that, you could never specifically imagine why or how you could be in it, but I'm proud that it would be my merged love of skateboarding and fashion that would land me a spot in the most important issue of the year.
Vogue contacted me a few months ago to work with seven American designers - Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Olivier Theyskens, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, and Tory Burch - to create decks based on a print story from each designer's Fall 2012 collection. It was an honor to be asked by Vogue of course, but the greatest source of pride is being profiled in association with the sport of skateboarding. It's given me a lot so I'll forever give back.
As you may or may not know, I'm not much of a bag person. Mostly out of laziness. Actually, purely out of laziness. My everyday bag, the Pandora, is actually very heavy and pretty beat up now. I scratched the small minimal bag itch recently, but then out of nowhere swooped in the Editor Bag. It's from Loeffler Randall's new handbag line. The perfect convertible, chic, structured bag to round out my new Fall starting lineup. (just gotta get that snake!)
No doubt this Stella McCartney's Resort 2013 look has been seen all over the internet, but it really needs to be discussed some more. Not since A.P.C.'s Spring 2008 line have I wanted to wear cartoonish leopard so bad. ALL OVER MY BODY BAD. So until I get that promotion, win the lottery, cash in my life's karma, I will have to tide myself over with J.Crew's more affordable version below.
Loving my new Cortina necklace from Giles & Brother. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Philip and Courtney Crangi during my trip to NY in June. They are truly lovely people and it was so refreshing to learn about a brand with such a great business ethos. It really gave me a renewed faith in the industry. There is something to be said about brands that really stick to their guns and pave their own path. Much respect to Giles & Brother!