Everything is relative. Even badass. But we are convinced the whole world would agree with us that Jess Kimura is badass personified. When she isn’t riding around in her truck or up trees with her board, she sometimes has time to do interviews. She even came over to London to do a photo shoot with us. Which ended up on our cover. Obviously!! We got so excited that we built her a totally appropriate snowy throne for the occasion.
And for everyone who gets so inspired by the mighty Jess that they want to go out in the snow NOW, we give you the lowdown on splitboarding, endless fresh powder and empty slopes.
Or if it’s cold, remote waves you’re, after make sure you read what Patagonia’s newest surf ambassador Lea Brassy has to say about simple living, inspiring style and surf which stays true to its soul.
Steffi Marth is on a mission to raise the profile of female gravity mountain biking and child prodigy Alana Smith hasn’t only landed a McTwist as the second female ever, but chats to us about future goals, self belief and getting a little help from her friends.
We try and find out whether targeting sharks in their natural habitat is really the best solution to keep ocean goers safe, are in total awe of Daisy Campbell’s magically intricate illustrations, and checked out the best eco ski lodges and hotels for you. And the best end of season festivals. And Chamonix.
And then we drove to Whitstable in the pouring British rain to shoot some streetwear and lots of (sadly non-water proof) knits.
When we got back to London we rounded up some of our favourite fashion photographers to give us their personal interpretation of what a ‘Snow Monster’ might look like.