“Where is the Ramp?” This is the first question out of everyone’s mouth when they run into Amy Gunther at Agenda in Long Beach. FYI -> It is in Long Island, in someone’s backyard. What ramp are they referring to? The one that put KCDC Skateshop on the map back in 2001.
Over the years I have gotten more than a few calls from people wanting to “pick my brain” about apparel and trends, specifically in the outdoor industry. One day, out of the blue, I got one of those calls from my homie Jonathan Cammisa. I knew that I liked Jon as soon as I met him. We worked together at Freemans back in the day and as soon as I realized he was from Philly, I was totally sold. All of the best and the worst people I have met in my life come from Philly, so I knew I had a 50/50 chance of becoming lifelong friends with him. So far, so good.
On Monday night, Vans OTW and Outlier hosted an event at Kinfolk Studios in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of their new collaboration the OTW Bedford Sneaker. After working with OTW on some serious concepts, Tyler and Abe from the Brooklyn-based apparel company Outlier were able to incorporate their most celebrated fabric, Supermarine Cotton, to OTW’s Bedford style, making it extremely breathable and highly water resistant. A perfect combo for riding or skating in the city.
Everyone could use a little SUMMER BUMMER in their lives, so it’s a good thing Dream Collective (a favorite Silver Lake store of mine) is hosting a month long pop-up shop from the much loved surf-inspired brand.
The beauty of camping up North is that each region, actually, each square mile, maintains its very own micro climate. Halfway through our epic adventure, we encountered a bit of inclement weather. Thankfully, we were prepared with an arsenal of technical apparel that kept us in the game, focused on playing UNO and drinking whisky.
This past weekend was the first in a series of summer gatherings from the technical/lifestyle apparel brand Coldsmoke. Hosted at its headquarters in Venice Beach, the bright, multi-level space welcomed fans of the brand, friends and anyone with a hunger for adventure.
In celebration of Patagonia’s 40th Anniversary, I feel incredibly honored to share a sneak peek of the Legacy look book, which features images of their upcoming Legacy Collection shot by Foster Huntington. The 10-piece collection, inspired by some of Patagonia’s first product, includes modern interpretations of key pieces that have shaped them as a brand.
I just spent the last week getting lost in Northern California with some of my best friends. Since it was the 4th of July, we figured that the only real way to celebrate was to go car camping at the beach, it basically doesn’t get more American than that. We managed to stir up quite a bit of adventure, which included some serious beach combing sessions, hiking and coastal scrambling, speed-boating and river rafting, rope swinging and dice games for shells.
Hay girl hayyyyyy, have you heard? AGENDA trade show is launching a new segment JUST FOR LADIES called Agenda WMNS. Just thought you should know. Cultivated by one of my favorite humans, industry vet Vanessa Chiu, Agenda WMNS will be a “forum aligning aspirational, influential, pretty things”. It will live inside a new section of the show in Long Beach called “The WOODS” and will open up a dialogue for women’s fashion-forward apparel in the the action sports arena like never before.