Dogtown's Peggy Oki in "No Swag" Video.
Friday, October 17, 2014
So frigging STOKED to see the final video for the song "No Swag" by Emil & Caroline featuring our very own Dogtown Legend, and badass girl, Peggy Oki. We knew it was going to be good but this seriously made our Friday!
Many thanks to director Daniel Borjesson for keeping us updated on every step of this amazing project - we have been dying to share it with you!
Here is some info on why Emil and Caroline wanted to do a video with a female skateboarder & why Peggy was chosen as the perfect skater girl to do this.
"As a kid, I felt pretty powerful when I held onto the tram that squeaked into the Opaltorget stop, I had managed to stand on the skateboard for about 200 meters. Peggy Oki was the reason for all my nagging of how I wanted a skateboard, Mom and Dad was pretty tired of me. It feels a little unreal that Peggy is in the video, a true legend, says Emil"
"No swag is really a diss of the eternal quest for status, gadgets, beauty and body image. I am as much out there, and as everyone else. I'm lost, says Caroline"
The video was shot at Salton Sea, California and features skateboarding legend Peggy Oki. Peggy was one of the original members of the skateboard team Z- boys.