I'm constantly blown away as to how real and open Kassia is, her opinions are thought out and informative while having a solid stance, all at the same time being an amazing and very likeable person. Check out her new interview by the Inertia to see how she feels about women in the surfing industry, arachnophobia, and other very important topics.continue reading
Bambi, photographed for Stance Muse by Ryan Kenney. All photos by Kenney.
What He Does: Takes pictures, including the shots for our Holiday 2013 Stance Muse look book
It was only Ryan Kenny’s second day in the States when he embarked on a full day of backyard adventures with Bambi and Imogene Barron in Los Angeles, but you’d never know it—his photographs, made just for us for our Holiday 2013 Stance Muse collection, smack of that locals-only exclusivity. We hope he sticks around for a long, long time, but if he decides to trek back to his native Australia, at least he’ll have one hell of a photo album to remember us by.
Introduce yourself for us, Ryan.
I'm from Adelaide, South Australia and I love taking photos of beautiful things so I can remember them later.
Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera and thought, I could make this my career?
I'm still surprised it’s my career. It doesn't feel like a job, I just do what I do.
In terms of subject matter, what or who was your first love?
The Australian desert was the first thing I saw that made me stop and say, "Holy shit.” From then on I started looking at things in a different light.
For you, what turns a model into a muse?
A model is like a photographer, a painter or a songwriter. A muse is the completed piece of art. Wait did I just come up with that? I reckon that's pretty bang on!
Has there ever been a time when a picture you took surprised you when you looked at it later?
It happens more often than not. That's the beautiful mystery of shooting on film!
Do you see yourself more as a photographer or an artist?
I see myself as a little kid who tries everything. I play music, draw and cook. I don't like labeling.
How do you gather ideas for a shoot?
I keep lots of notebooks but they are filled with anything and everything. I operate on the fly, work with the subject and client to create something natural.
What are you currently inspired by or obsessed with?
I'm currently living in Los Angeles. I'm inspired by the sunlight and obsessed with cacti. I just got one tattooed on me—I've got a problem.
What was it like working with Bambi? What was your favorite shot from the day?
It was great to be surrounded by some Aussies (Bambi and Imogene Barron) on what was my second day in the U.S. It's hard to pick a favorite of the day but maybe when we were eating Mexican after the shoot...Bambi and I ran outside onto Virgil to take some photos in the traffic at sunset.
Anything funny or surprising happen on set?
The whole day was a surprise for me as I hadn't gotten the opportunity to explore LA yet, so it was a working tour of a few areas.
Why did you originally want to shoot for Stance? What’s was your favorite part about it, looking back?
Imogene is a great friend of mine—if anything gets her seal of approval it's good by me. [My] favorite part was coming to America and feeling very much at home from the start!continue reading
Kid Creature is definitely a unique guy. The 13 year old Punk and Poet has created a name for himself through the surf industry through his graffiti inspired art and his foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. Watch this video from Transworld as they discuss how he got started at an early age.continue reading
For our Stance x the Keep a Breast collaboration sock, we decided a celebration was in order...and what better way to celebrate than bowling! Thank you to all of the generous brands that helped raise funds for the Keep a Breast Foundation and their efforts to further spread breast cancer awareness. Check out all of our photos from our fun at the bowling alley, and thank you KAB for covering the event!continue reading
Stance introduces our Holiday 2013 collection. Featuring collaborations with King's Club Barbershop, the artistic genius of Brian Bent, as well as Fourstar and their tried and true skate aesthetic…We've blended timeless art, premium threads, and iconic style.
Women's steps up the fashion game yet again with new designs, lengths, materials and funky patterns to go with any mood you're in. Notably, women's has a couple exciting collaborations with Keep A Breast and Punk & Poet Kassia Meador that are sure to please both your philanthropic and fashion taste. We also have an offering of women's cashmere styles that are so soft, you'll never want to take them off.
Lastly, we can't forget to mention the kids! 5 all new styles that feature the same flavor of men's designs brought down with bright colors and many of the same styles, in a pint sized package!
Check out all the new Holiday styles here.
Our favorite quirky-cool fashionphile Susie Lau of Style Bubble is a master of mixing avant garde and down-to-earth. Case in point: our Twister socks with the new Minju Kim X HM collection for an outfit so sharp, it's practically dangerous.
See more of our favorite trendsetters and rule breakers in Stance socks in our How We Kick It gallery.continue reading
4000 miles. 3 guys. 2 months. 1 epic journey. Matt Lief Anderson, Randy P. Martin, and Marlon Geller got together and decided that they would travel up the western coast of the US, through the Canadian Rockies, Yukon Territory, and the entire expanse of Alaska to the Arctic circle. To see what adventures kind of adventures they got into, check out their blog and website.continue reading
Our friends at Captain Fin Co. are out in Japan to screen their newest & crappiest film yet featuring some of our Punks and Poets such as the Stopniks, Troy Elmore, and Mitch Abshere. Come and hang out with the gang as there are four different dates you can attend throughout the Kanto-o area of Japan. See you there!continue reading