There’s something to be said about chasing snow, and this season I think we can all agree that the chase is on. With lower than normal amounts of the fluffy white stuff on the west coast of Canada and the USA, there seems to be no shortage on the east coast, or Europe, or Japan! So what are we left to do? Chase it of course, all the way to Japan! Our Canadian babe friend Ashley who now resides in the wonderful land down under, took a trip to Japan and found endless amounts of snow in trees, on trees, and around trees. With an average of 30-50 cm’s most days, her and the crew road tripped from resort to resort starting in Hakuba Cortina and Nozawa for a lil backcountry, and through Rusutsu and Kiroro in Hokkaido for its incredible tree runs. From resort life to city life, they experienced all Japan has to offer while also taking in all the culture from the downtown nightlife of Tokyo and rural areas of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Harajuku. Wild monkeys, Japanese onsen, beer vending machines, all you can drink karaoke, and 30+ cm’s of snow, the memories are endless, and priceless.
Powder hounds: Ashley Longshaw, Julian Kelly, Julia Debolt, Owen Campbell
Rain or shine, we love coastal weather. We love mixing our beach inspired threads from Billabong Women’s with some city class like this wardrobe must have, the Wilfred Chatou Vest via Aritzia. Oh and don’t forget a little rose gold touch from local jeweller Wolf Circus Jewelry, and some beautifully hand crafted hexagon earnings.
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Billabong Stretch It Out Crop Top Womens Athletic Grey // Billabong Turn It Loose Beach Pant // Vans Authentic Canvas Women’s Sneaker // Kimchi Blue Faux-Fur Bunny Vest
model: Nicole Locke | photo: Jessika Hunter
Happy New Year to all our readers! So you like fashion, but do you also love taking photos of all your adventures? Do you also wish you had somewhere to share them? Snowboarding, surfing, camping, road tripping, fashion hunting, city walking, jungle exploring, we want to see it all! This year we want to mix things up and invite all girls (yes, you!) from around the globe who share a common interest in fashion, adventure, travel and of course, snow and surf lifestyle to subscribe and contribute to Cream&Coal! We are opening up an invitation to share and connect girls from every ocean and every mountain. We want to build a bridge between fashion and female sports and showcase our passion through amazing imagery. Every photo tells a story, and we want to see yours! Email email@example.com for submissions and your chance to be featured on the blog and through our social media. So if your surfing off the coast of New Zealand, Australia, Bali, or Panama, or snowboarding in Canada, The USA, Austria, Chile, or Japan, hit us up, we would love to showcase your adventure!
Happy adventuring wherever your adventures takes you!