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Where They Wander: Anne Carolien Kohler
Destination: New Zealand

“I was quite an adventurer already and my parents called me a mountain goat. I would climb on the highest rocks, terrifying my dad time after time. Sorry dad.”

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through one of those travel Instagram accounts with envy wishing that were you? If so, chances are you’ve stumbled upon Anne Carolien Kohler before. This photographer with a background in lifestyle & design is originally from the Netherlands, but she’s currently living on the Gold Coast of Australia. Her passion for travel and never ending wanderlust reflects in every photo she shoots, and she’ll never say no to an opportunity to travel, explore, and capture new adventures. Today, we’re chatting with Anne about her dreamy trip to New Zealand with her friend Melissa (ummm, can we join next time?!).

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Kick-Ass Chicks: Pauline Ado

Vans Europe Surf Team rider, Pauline Ado is on fire! After falling off tour in 2014, she was determined to come back stronger than ever— and that she did. Among tons of other accomplishments, she took home gold at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games on her home turf in Biarritz, France. We talked with Pauline to find out how she got into surfing, and what makes this mademoiselle the Kick-Ass chick she is!

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Black leather Sk8-Hi’s and shiny gold zippers. These are a few of my favorite things! 🎶

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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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