Posts Tagged ‘Eden Advocates’
Kind Campaign visits the Element office to meet the team!
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As many know, Element Eden was born with the mission to inspire girls along their own path, confident in their personal style and passionate to seek a different perspective from the old standard. To fulfill this mission, we created the Advocate program over a decade ago, with the Artist Brooke Reidt as the first woman’s Advocate.
Through these years, the Advocate program now 16 women strong, Brooke has not only developed her personal career as a fine artist, selling art across the globe, but grown and adapted her relations with the Element family as well. Each season Brooke works closely with our team of designers, sharing inspirations, visions and ideas to create this beautiful melding of art and fashion, with a personality and story behind each piece.
While we’re always keeping you in the loop on Brooke’s latest work, we’re excited to announce that she, herself, will actually be Guest Blogging this week… sharing her personal account on projects, inspirations, ideas and everything in between!!
As a little teaser, we did a quick Q&A with Brooke to start things off:
Us: What projects do you have going on for summer is there one you’re most excited about and why?
BR: There’s so many projects and more are bound to pop up, people always ask but you know I’m superstitious talking about things before they’re complete. I’m most excited for summer, I love summer! Summer love! The Element Summer collection? I’m wearing the Cabo skirt and the Avalon tank right now, falling in love, pretending it’s summer!
Us: Bring on the sunshine baby!
Us: Where do you most enjoy traveling to seek inspiration and why?
BR: Anywhere! Traveling is about exploration and introducing your eyes to new things. I’m a visual person I want to see all the beautiful parts of the world, things people make, plants that don’t exist where I live, creatures under the sea. The last couple of years I’ve traveled to Bali.
Bali is like a divine gift in the form of an island for artists. It’s everywhere my eyes look. It reawakens all the ideas that are living inside me and gives birth to new one’s that didn’t exist before. It rattles me up and shows me the true definition of art.
It’s so humbling watching women spend all day handcrafting offerings in gratitude of their gods, such a selfless activity that they probably don’t even identify as art. I want to live and create like that.
I really want to travel to sacred places. Have you heard about the floating islands of Uros at Lake Titicaca? I need to go there!
Us: What?! Floating islands?? Count us in… When do we leave? haha
Us: You have amazing personal style!! Where do you seek inspiration for the looks you put together?
BR: It surprises me that you say this because I feel like I wear the same 4 things piled on bedroom floor. Maybe it’s because I switch them around to make them look different?
Us: Ya girl!! We love that type of creativity!!
Us: Have you always been interested in fashion as well as art?
BR: Sometimes I think they go hand in hand. I’ve always loved both it’s like pizza I can’t remember ever not liking it.
Us: We couldn’t agree more… hence why we love working with you
Known to many as a “wishing jar”… we prefer to call it “inspiration for the future”.
Recycle an old bottle and use it to keep little notes on goals, ideas, inspiration and quotes. Looking back is a beautiful reminder of how you’ve grown or possibly where you should grow.
The first note going in our jar of inspiration comes from our Advocate Amy Purdy: “It’s vital to be aware of what we take, and what we give”.
“On My Own Blog” features Eden Advocate Amy Purdy and the Story of Element Eden!
Amy Purdy is one of our amazing Eden Advocates and I had the opportunity to finally meet her when she came to California and met with our Eden team. Many of you have read and been inspired by Amy’s story, but meeting Amy in person was so rewarding. She is inspiring, sweet, and so passionate about everything that she does!
Can’t wait to hang out with Amy again at our February trunk show!
Hear Amy’s Story
Pulling some of my favorite looks from the Spring 2012 Eden line.
I’m Ashley Baldwin, the newest intern for Element Eden, the women’s division of Element Skateboards. I am a Colorado native who moved to Orange County for this incredible opportunity to work for everything that Eden represents and embodies, from their philanthropic events to their Eden Advocates, who serve as role models and mentors to all the of Eden’s loyal followers. I am writing this blog to give everyone else out there a little taste of what this awesome company is like behind the scenes! I look forward to sharing all of my experiences with you!
Adventure is what we do best… nothing like seeking the outdoors, exploring nature and getting our hands dirty!
In the spirit of discovery, share with us your outdoor inspiration for a chance to win an outfit from the Live Learn Grow Collection Inspired by Amy Purdy. Amy Purdy will be the judge of the photos and handpick the outfit herself for the winner!
1. Snap a photo
Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see where you seek discovery in nature!
Our mission will forever be rooted in upholding a lifestyle based around wellness and spreading the beautiful growth it continually builds in mind, body and spirit. Designed with this path in mind and inspired after a lifestyle Eden Advocate Amy Purdy is a true example of, we present the Live Learn Grow Collection!
With the adventurous hearts of our dear friendas Amber B Dianda and Juliana Neufeld, it comes to no suprise they both took to the road for a break this holiday… the big shocker comes in the fact they both by chance visited the exact same places on the exact same day, and didn’t run into one another!!
And so, we say it again, “the stars are so big, the earth is so small… stay as you are” -Marshall McLuhan
“I feel very privileged to be creative for a living…. I get to delve into little aspects of life that most people rush past on their frantic hurry to be somewhere.” -Amber B Dianda
This is one of my favorite images of Amber B… she stares strongly with an intense acceptance that shows the warmth of her heart and equally deep power within her abilities.