Author: thesartorialskater

February 24, 2016 /

Buenos dias, sweet thangs! You may have noticed from the photos that I’ve transitioned from a long-board to a skateboard! This new development came about a few months ago when I was gifted a skate deck from my buddy Chad Gluckson (one of the raddest guys I know in Austin). I’d been wanting to learn basic skate tricks for more efficient street commuting for some time but wasn’t highly motivated to buy a regular ol’…

Read the PostBlack & Blue

December 3, 2015 /

This is part two of my shoot with Kayla Snell. These were shot at Franklin Barbecue and some neighborhoods between east 12th & 11th street. That was probably the last time I’ll be wearing a dress without the accompaniment of a sweater or coat for a few months. Skating in the winter months can be rough (on the eyes in particular because they water pretty badly from the cold air), but it’s always a great…

Read the PostEast, Part Two

December 2, 2015 /

This is part one of my shoot with my friend Kayla Snell who’s an ultra talented photographer and just a badass in general. We shot this set on the east side, arguably one of the only parts of town left that give Austin any diversity at all (despite the seemingly rapid gentrification of it), and also happens to be my favorite side of town. It’s actually where I learned to skate, in the Millennium Youth…

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November 9, 2015 /

My apologies for not posting in quite some time, lovelies. The reason for this (besides the sweltering summer heat) is because I’ve really taken issue with how disconnected and unrealistic social media has made the world seem. It’s had me really examining my motives of why I post what I do, if those motives are in line with my integrity, and if I’m truly adding value to the world. So naturally I’ve gotten a wee…

Read the PostLittle Black Jumper

June 24, 2015 /

  Swimming has to be the most quintessential activity of summer. A reprieve from the heat (especially in Austin), a chance to float and flow away from all the baggage of work week’s past, and the ability to willingly induce melanoma (unless you lather in SPF Pale, like I do). And what better way to get to the pool than to skate to it? And in a cute Free People summer dress no less! The only thing missing was one of…

Read the PostOff To The Pool We Go!

June 9, 2015 /

  It’s been far too long since I last posted but it’s also been a while since Austin saw clear, blue skies! For those of you who don’t live in the Midwest or more specifically, Texas, I’m sure you saw on the national news how incredibly gnarly the storms were here. To make matters worse, it pretty much rained for the entire month of May, so that ruined any longboarding plans I made….and we’re not talking light…

Read the PostThe Cactus Calm

May 1, 2015 /

One of my favorite spots in Austin is the top level of this parking structure located across the street from the Austin Capitol building. Its location is the perfect vantage point for taking in all the rich history and beauty of Austin; from the architectural awe where our state’s politics are conducted in, to the hustle and bustle of downtown, to the incredible sunsets over Lake Austin. It’s nice sometimes to just be above it…

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April 22, 2015 /

I love the outfit in this set because it represents contrast; my absolute favorite philosophical topic to discuss despite being the constant recipient of its discomfort, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. But even more so, the  contrast that exists within me. The cotton is a respectful bow to the polite, perpetually punctual, super detail oriented, systematic, rule-following, unwaveringly loyal, responsible, dependable, constantly growing me. The leather is a hard salute to the (only sometimes) bad ass, risk…

Read the PostCotton + Leather

April 14, 2015 /

Of all the things I miss about the west coast, I miss the ocean most. It has by far been one of my greatest teachers in life. Its vastness, and unabashed mood swings, constantly changing yet always the same. One moment excruciatingly beautiful, inducing tears of joy in the broken hearted, and the next moment, ripping the euphoria from the happiest person on the planet and instilling a fear that renders them speechless and shaking right where they stand;…

Read the PostAfternoon At The Park

April 9, 2015 /

  I’d like to introduce you guys to my very special redheaded puppy pal, Ziggy, whose name was appropriated from David Bowie’s famous album in 1972, although his name would be equally as cool had it been appropriated from one of the Marley sons (one love, mon). And although I called him a puppy, he’s anything but. In fact, if we convert his years on earth into dog years, he’s actually older than that Bowie album…

Read the PostDog Walk