Spent the day with the amazing Manchester Skate Crew yesterday.
We visited several street spots, spent some time skating the top of a 12 storey car park with the best views of the Manchester Sky Line, finishing off at the girls local Pumpcage skate park.
You can see the full look book here
Next Friday, 23rd November 2018 we will have an exciting offer for our Black Friday Deal.
Books will be on sale for £15
Thats a MASSIVE 40% OFF !
Had the pleasure of being interviewed by the very talented writer Alex Simms for Refinery 29.
The article also features some of the loveliest crews in the scene, Girls Can’t Skate, Prom Queen Social Club and Rollin With The Girls.
The passionate Kellie Simpson offers insight into her view on the scene and she is quite frankly a modern day Heroin. So much time for this lady.
Grab a coffee and have a read.
Last night I was Kindly invited down to attend one of the regular hang out’s for girl skaters in Cardiff ‘Prom Queen Social Club’. I was greeted with hugs and smiles - such a LUSH as the welsh crew would say.
One thing I’ve taken away from tonight is these girls are not only here to learn how to skate, they are here to get away from the troubles of life!
I felt so honoured to listen to some of these girls stories, the fact they could open up to me and talk was a very humbling feeling.
I think most skateboarders have felt outsiders, punks or thought “something’s not quite right here, the world is f**ked up” and to find a safe place to escape is very important to these girls.
I’m glad these girls have somewhere to go to be themselves amongst men ( boyfriends being supportive on the sideline or dads carrying the packed lunches ) and women -
Skateboarding - We are the Strongest of the Strange “Pontus Alv
Yesterday I was so happy to go meet with the NIXON team in London to design some Limited Edition CONCRETE GIRLS X NIXON watches.
The guys were so lovely and really excited about the Concrete Girls Brand and Ethos.
I have some very exciting news that someone will win "One Of Kind - Limited Edition - NIXON Watch designed by me" at this Saturdays Girl Skate Event, in Hereford.
I can't wait!
If anyone would like a Concrete Girls Watch they are available to buy in the two NIXON London Stores.
You can customised them yourselves and have the logo engraved on the back!
Last night I was lucky enough to be apart of a collective of photographers and artists featured at Doomed Gallery Dalston, London for the WE CAN FLY 2 Film premiere.
I'm featured in this really cool film along side, Stef Nurding, Jenna Selby and many more.
Huge thank you to Kelli for having me and well done lovely !
These are pictures I took last night from the show.
Last night was wonderful, I celebrated one of my oldest friends achieving his dreams and opening his own studio.
To honour this momentous occasion, as we do in true skateboarding style host a party!
I was lucky enough to showcase my book and photography exhibition for Concrete Girls, Bryce Parlour played some tunes and we had free booze from Old Blue Last, East Imperial and Scapegrace Gin.
The evening was filled with genuine friends old and new, family and dogs!
Below are photos from the night taken by myself and Tom.
Photo Credit: Charlotte Thomas - concretegirl.com & Thomas Cole - Solacemoth.com
To celebrate the launch of Concrete Girls, I will be hosting my first skateboarding event this August Bank Holiday in my home town Hereford.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25th 2018.
COOLER MAG will be coming down to cover the event for their magazine and social channels, plus other coverage will include Girl Skate UK and the Concrete Girls Blog.
I will be taking photo's of the event and as a mini skate community we will be making a mini Instax Wall of photo memories to share.
Creating those all important Book Selfies!
I will also be selling books and holding a book signing.
There will also be a photo exhibition featuring photos from the book for you to come see.
Event Details :
1pm - 3pm - Girls Skate Jam
3pm - 7pm - Skate for Everyone
3pm - 5pm - Book Signing and Books for Sale
1pm - 7pm - Photography Exhibition featuring images from the Concrete Girls Book
BBQ | PRIZES | PHOTO EXHIBITION | MUSIC | BOOK SIGNING | FACE PAINTS
Nixon X Concrete Girls Custom Watch
Fuji Instax Mini 9 Camera and Film
Santa Cruz Skateboard
Plus goodie bags from HUF, NIKITA, BRIXTON, GIRL SKATE UK and much much more.
I can't wait to meet you all and celebrate this amazing skateboard scene.
1. WHAT WOULD YOUR CAT SAY ABOUT YOU IF I ASKED IT FOR A REFERENCE?
He’s good to sleep on, and at opening doors at 1 am, but needs more training at handing out treats when asked
2. AS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MAN. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 MUST DO'S FOR ANY NEW BUSINESS?
Work out what it is that you offer
Work out who it is that needs it
Make it easy for them to buy it
Make it easy for you to deliver it
Look after the people who you work with, they will look after your customers, and your customers will look after you!
3. AS A KEEN RUNNER, WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY BODY & MIND?
There will always be someone who is faster than you
Don’t compare yourself to others, run your own race and follow your own plan
As you get older it gets harder, enjoy it whilst your young
It’s supposed to be fun, if it’s not… Change one thing, (distance, speed, terrain)
Seriously… it is supposed to be fun! Enjoy it!!
4. DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE USING FILM TITLES?
Zero Dark 30
The Princess Bride
The Addams Family
5. YOU'RE A NEW ADDITION TO THE CRAYON BOX, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
“Random Surprise” – every time you used it, it is a different colour.
6. IF HOLLYWOOD MADE A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE PLAY THE LEAD ROLE AS YOU?
Tom Hanks or Bill Murry
7. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE FROM HISTORY, WHO WOULD IT BE? WHY?
My Mum… she died when I was in my early 20’s, she would have loved all the kids and grandkids
8. WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEMALE DOING SOMETHING IMPORTANT IN THE WORLD?
My Suzy… she is one of the strongest people I know, she is kind and always sees the best in people, but is as hard as nails underneath it. She helps to keep me focused on what is really important, each other and family, and supports me working as hard as I need to run my business.
9. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SCROLL THROUGH INSTAGRAM BEFORE GETTING BORED?
3 – 2 – 1 over it!
10. FINALLY AND THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT SO PAY ATTENTION. WHAT DO YOU THINK CATS DREAM ABOUT?
Same as they do every night, how to take over the world… Not joking they have taken over the internet, next thing is giant robot cats with lasers!!!!
I'm currently staying in Worcester at the moment and found this very small but very fun countryside skatepark just up the road from me.
I usually have it to myself for a few hours, so I get out my picnic and portable speakers with chiller Junes on, Copson London Playlist and have my own mini skate session!
Below are my selection of photos taken at this years NASS Festival. I want to say a huge thank you to NASS for inviting me down, its was an amazing weekend spent with friends old & new, great music and top level skateboarding.
A huge well done Helena Long you babe! Plus all the other girls who took part in the competition.
This weekend I will be at NASS Festival taking behind the scene photos, 10 Questions with the featured Girl Riders and hanging out with my buddies at Girl Skate UK. If you're attending come along an say hi.
For more details on the event click here