VPS Singapore Is This Weekend And 9 Yr Old Sky Brown Is Competing!

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Vans Park Series (VPS) takes to Singapore for the first-ever official park Asian VPS Continental Championships on Aug 18 and 19, boasting the best park terrain skateboarders from around Asia and serving as a gateway for regional talents to break into the VPS World Tour circuit. 

Held at Xtreme Skatepark along East Coast Park, the event will see a men’s and women’s category where the prospective winners of the competition will be seeded to compete in the World Championships held in Shanghai on Sept 23. 

There will be a vert bowl, combination bowl (park terrain) and street course linking together handrails, steps, hubbas, banks and organic terraces to form a comprehensive skate plaza.

Nine year old, instagram sensation, Sky Brown, will be one of the competitors you'll want to watch for. If she places first here, she will be included in the VPS World Championships in China on September 23. 

Stay tuned!

Elle Magazine Features Rachelle Vinberg & The Skate Kitchen.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Images via Elle Magazine / Photos Mark Seliger

Elle Magazine's September Issue was chock full of fashion as usual, but when we started flipping through the "Taking it to the Streets" layout we were seriously bummed to just see the models  standing/posing while guys skated near them, but then we got further in and were super stoked to see the girls from The Skate Kitchen featured! Nice to see legit girls like Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell,  featured on the pages of a well-known fashion magazine!

In case you missed it, Rachelle Vinberg and crew will be featured in an upcoming movie starring Jaden Smith and directed by Crystal Moselle about skater girls. Knowing Crystal's previous work filming/directing the Miu Miu spot (below) with Rachel and the Skate Kitchen crew this is going to be a rad movie you won't want to miss.

Check Out Venice Skater Quinne Daniels In The New Airwalk Commercial.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Great to see skateboarder, Quinne Daniels, in this new commercial and series of ads for Airwalk - and getting to film at her home park was a plus!

Macy's Skateboard Commercial Nails It!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This new Macy's "Back to School" commercial is hands down one of the best mainstream commercials featuring female skateboarders we have seen! Plus, who doesn't want to skateboard through a department store?  Sign us up!!

Skaters featured are:  Fabiana Delfino, Beatrice Domond, Hyo Joo, and Dee.

Skater x Photographer - Creating Your Own Media.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 Photos Tiffany Williams  / Skater Sari Simpson

Not everyone has Thrasher or Transworld Skateboarding beating down their door to do photo shoots with them, so we think that encouraging girls to create their own media in skateboarding is key.

One of the best ways to make this happen is to find a photographer with a common interest,  whose style you like, and who is willing work with you.  Have them team up with you and your friends to create some imagery that you can all post on your social media sites.  Most skaters also need shots quite often for their sponsors, so this is a great way to accomplish that.

Australian skateboarder Sari Simpson, has been teaming up with her photographer, Tiffany Williams, for a couple years now. Tiffany has shot Sari at practice sessions, comps and they also collaborate on doing shots that are still skate related, but a bit more editorial in feel (like some of the shots above).  They seem to have a bond, work well together, and each of them gets somthing out of the day that helps their respective careers.

Tiffany even shot the Bowl-a-Rama comp for us this past year because we loved the shots she had done of Sari, and it helped us feel comfortable that she came complete with a great skater recommendation! 

Show us who you team up with, by tagging your photos #girlisnota4letterword on social media - we'd love to see them!