all images of Lizzie courtesy of Vans
Yesterday we posted a story we picked up from Vogue about model/skater Natalie Westling and her Vans campaign. The thing is, that wasn't the full story, and thankfully Vans reached out to us last night to assure us that Lizzie is also in this campaign!
We are happy to say that the campaign for the anniversary of 50 years of the SK8-Hi does feature pro skateboarder and Vans team rider Lizzie Armanto, along with skateboarding legend, Steve Caballero, Grammy nominated artist Syd The Kid, punk rock icon Henry Rollins, celebrated artist and animator Jay Howell, and professional surfer and Vans team rider Wade Goodall as well as international model Natalie Westling , who we featured yesterday.
Seems that Vogue decided to hone in model/skater Natalie and do a piece on her and skew it more skateboarding than modeling, rather than featuring Lizzie - which is of course their choice and they are a fashion magazine. And while we love any girl who gets on a skateboard and skates, lots of GN4LW readers were left wondering, just as we were, where's Lizzie?
It's so awesome that the girls and guys in the skateboard community are making themselves heard and want to know where their favorite female Vans team rider is in all of this. We are sorry we only had one side of the story here and are glad its now updated with a positive outcome!
Again thanks to Vans for sending us the full press release last night - and we are stoked to know that Lizzie is a huge part of it!