I know it’s been a while. I’m sorry I took such a very long hiatus from my blog, but I’m back. I’m back to tell you about new obsessions. There are two. The first one is skateboarding, a sport which is still predominately male, so not surprising that a tomboy such as myself might find herself complete enamoured. The second one is pink and not just any pink, pastel, baby girl pink.
Here’s the funny part, I have always liked the colour pink. I’ve never been one to wear a lot of pink but I did enjoy the occasional novelty pink item; pink hair drier, pink frying pan, pink hammer. The more random the better and the more I wanted it. Lately something wonderful has happened to help me add more pink in my life and grow my fondness of the colour into an obsession. The colour is slowly becoming less and less gender specific and I can’t seem to walk into a men’s store at the moment and not find something pink. Baby pink beanies. Men’s t-shirt in pastel rose. Peach hued jumpers. And I want it all. It’s safe to say that pink is having a moment and I’m loving it.
My relationship with skateboarding, on the other hand, started only recently. Unless you count sitting at skatepark watching my crush try to olli, which I don’t. I didn’t know any girl skaters when I was younger, so I never tried. Now, I’m not normally deterred from trying something just because there aren’t any girls doing it (actually just the opposite) but without a skateboard my options were limited. I would have preferred to try on privacy of my own driveway but my only option was asking my crush for a turn on his board… at the skatepark, which I was sure would end up with me falling on my face and make a complete fool out of myself in front of the very person I was trying to impress. So, I only ever watched in awe of all the lucky people who knew how to skate. And then in September, everything changed.
I was given a deck by one lovely Stefani Nurding (check out her Insta here) a woman who I casually followed on Instagram through the ‘suggestions’ page. She posted pictures of her ever changing hair colour, her unique fashion sense (she also has a fashion blog) and her skateboarding, which really made me want to learn. When I met her in person I mentioned wanting to learn to skate and she graciously offered me her old deck (which also happens to have pink grip tape) and I’ve been in love ever since. I’m not what you would call, um, a good skater. It’s hard and falling sucks but it’s so satisfying when you finally land that trick. Addicting even. Speaking of which, I’m off to practice my ollies on my pink skateboard.
– KL x