Just spent a week working in California with Jilted.
Basically slept through my alarm and was contemplating not even going,
after a mad rush round my house and help from Bav working out train times
I finally decided to go for it.
Never seen England looking so nice, ill have to get up at 5am more often!
Got there just in time!
Billy picked me up from LAX and we were straight out for dinner in OC with the wifey Vanessa.
(Dont think the restaurant had seen many people like me before, could feel a lot of side eye’s!)
No time to relax, dinners done then straight down to business, inspiring work from the lads,
BY FAR the biggest, cleanest most organised operation iv ever seen!
(Not that iv ever seen any I just seen programmes on Discovery Channel!)
Heading for dinner + business with CeeKay Jones.
What can I say, the mans got expensive taste when it comes to restaurants!
Good to see you brother!
Gained a little hitchhiker on the way to Portland Beach. (Jeff Mase)
Had an amazing meal with my new in-laws! ha
WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER WAKE UP EACH DAY?
….YE SAME HERE!!!!
Checking on the puppies!
Gonna let off some steam with the big boy!
Shot the new Magnum 50 CAL, worlds most powerful handgun!
(….Its got a kick to it!)
Thats for the bitch copper that arrested me when I was a kid!ha
Plane to Vegas is delayed ….Oh well, start as you mean to go on!
Checked into the Aria then straight to the MGM pool party
Woke up the next morning an some ANIMAL had shit in my bath,
guess who had to clean it up? ….ME!
Flew back midday, got to OC and still had the taste for it so me an Bill got back on it
an terrorised EVERY place we went, PROJECTILE SICK, was in bed KO’d by 10pm!
Woke the next day, bed was covered in blood and I was $700 light!
My money fell out my shorts in the taxi, bill attacked me in my vulnerable condition,
threw me in a thorn bush and split my head open!
(Plus the sprinklers were on so looked like id pissed allover myself)
Next morning headed to downtown LA for Jilted ‘X’ Black Scale shoot
(pics from the shoot + collaboration coming soon)
After a good day chilling n shooting with Matt Plunkett,
Me + Mega went to see the lads at his Black Scale/Hall Of Fame warehouse.
Since day one of Jilted I have always looked to how US brands
did things for my inspiration as far as running/building a ‘BRAND’ goes,
being/feeling/seeing BS in action has put a lot of things into prospective for me!
As everybody knows kissing arse is something i dont do,
but I do give respect where respect is due!
We didn’t bother going into in’s + out’s we didn’t need to I can see exactly
how the operation is run and I just wanna say to everyone at BS that
im inspired by everything I saw and the timeframe you’ve made it all happen!
….Ive always rocked Black Scale and now personally I got nothing but love for em!
….Got picked up by Billy n headed back down to spend my last night in OC.
Its been a busy but AMAZING week, CONSTANT FUNNINESS!
Was suposed to fly to SF the day before i left to see Dom but
was awake all night with burglar trouble so exhausted and didn’t make the flight.
(Got the trainers sent by ‘over night‘ postage an received them the next day anyway)
Jilted ’X' Shoe Surgeon collaboration Trainers + Hoodie coming soon.
Left OC when id finally packed and went for a terrible ‘toilet water’ chinese then stayed in LA the night
Next day I headed back into downtown LA to meet up and shoot with
photographer + friend Andy Hartmark
(and his mad friend turned assistant who is on occasion (gig’s) named ‘Geeza’)
Few shots in the massive big studio then onwards to the Beach.
(Pics coming soon)
Dont hate, appreciate! ….Always rep your people!
Late flight back from LAX to LDN, back over in the US mid July!
…. ‘I CANNOT WAIT’
Landed back in London to the usual amazing weather! (RAIN)
….GET ME OUT OF HERE!
(The Iphone that had most my pics on went in the pool so I lost most my blogging shots)