Storytime for you: two months ago, Joe and I thought it would be a great idea to get penny boards. We got it into our heads that on our days off we’d go skating together, and it would be a much quicker way to get to the train in the morning. I got a board with pink wheels and he got one with white wheels and when the box arrived we were both totally over-excited. We rolled up and down the hall in our flat and nodded our heads and agreed that yes this was great. We propped them up against the wall and congratulated ourselves on such a good idea.
And that’s where they stayed for two months. Until this weekend when I figured it would be a great idea to do a shoot in the empty supermarket carpark and take the boards with us so that we could learn to skate. Granted it was a worrying situation – last time Joe was on a skateboard he broke both his front teeth and last time I was on a skateboard I broke my left arm in two places and missed the Friends finale. Tough times.
This was great however. We skated for about an hour and had a ball – I had brought my camera with me to shoot but when we went to set up I realised I’d actually left my SD card in my laptop so these are all shot on my iPhone instead. For optimum skating comfort I favoured my silver Zara wide leg trousers. It’s been a while since I’ve worn them and if I’m honest, after seeing the outtakes from the photo shoot I kinda remember why. While they may be ridiculously comfortable they are not the most flattering especially from the side angle however I’m hoping that my obsessive visits to the gym will help with this issue. Teamed with a casual slogan tee knotted at the waist and my old school Topshop bomber and while perhaps not the most stylish of combinations it certainly hit the comfort factor.
Jacket: Topshop | Top: Zara | Trousers: Zara