There’s a lot of great music coming out of the wavy ‘burbs of Southern California, and Aquadolls front-woman, Melissa Brooks, can certainly attest to that. Since her youth, this psychedelic singer has been writing songs about heart-break and female empowerment, while encouraging other girls to ignore self-doubt,and the judgement of others in order to pursue their dreams. We first met the talented artist at this year’s Burgerama, where the young woman humbly and graciously took photos with every fan, exchanged inspirational advice, and bonded over their shared musical taste. Melissa’s moving song lyrics, laid-back approach to life, and audacious sense in style make her one of our most favorite artists to watch this year. Check out our interview with Melissa, and follow the band to discover where they’ll be touring next.

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LA native, Silke, has mastered the art of hustle as her resume lists an impressive array of experience, and talent throughout her professional career. From styling editorials, to designing her own line, this girl-about-town is no stranger to wearing multiple hats. We had to chance to catch up with this cool girl to see what makes her tick, and discover how she’s found her way into fashion. 

Photos by Kayla Varley 

Grab her Leopard Sk8-Hi Slims online, or at your nearest store

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We caught up with self-taught photographer, Natalia Mantini, at her laid-back apartment residing in New York City. It’s been years since we’ve last chatted with the talented artist before she moved out of LA, so it was exciting to find out what she’s been up to, and discover how rad her new apartment is. With a closet fully stocked with Sk8-Hi’s in all different colors, and news of a collaboration with stylist, Miyako Bellizzi, we felt incredibly at-home and inspired. Check out Natalia’s awesome portfolio

Photos by Natalia Mantini

This spring Vans is excited to introduce its capsule collaboration with women’s apparel line, Seea. Amanda Chinchelli, the designer and founder behind Seea, merges her eclectic Italian culture with her passion for the soulful female surfer, and creates a line of 3 functional-yet-feminine footwear staples. We had the chance to catch up with the talented designer to talk about her choice in footwear, and her belief in mermaids. You know, only the important stuff! 

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