AYP has a brand new look. Out with the old and in with our updated customer inspired website! The new site now also features our first blog. We will have posts on music, fashion, and anything else that grabs our interest. We are kicking off our first blog with our friend Erin Micklow from LA to talk about her AYP style and what was going on at Riot Fest in Chicago. If you want to contribute to our blog shoot us an email. We would love to have other customers and friends of the shop spread some punk love too! Without further ado here is Erin –
Riot Fest Chicago was 10 days ago now & I’m still buzzing from the festival a little bit. It was my first time attending because I live in Los Angeles, but I seriously had the best time! I was also extremely impressed by how organized the festival was considering they had 7 stages and a ton of bands performing. All the bands started when they were supposed to, the wait to get in was practically non-existent, & there was a bunch of stuff to do so I was never bored between sets!
For the festival, I wanted to be comfortable but still look good so I wore my trusty Dr. Martens leather boots all 3 days to keep my feet dry & protected from the ridiculous amounts of mud. Thankfully it only rained on Friday (and was sunny on Saturday/Sunday), but the mud stayed for the entire weekend. Some other staples in my festival wardrobe are my bullet belt, studded wristbands, my favorite vintage heart lock necklace & one of my punk vests. Then I throw on a cut up shirt, leggings/pants or a mini skirt with ripped stockings to complete my look. Since it was pretty chilly in Chicago while I was there, I also rocked my newest punk jacket (which I couldn’t finish studding in time for the festival because my supplies had arrived only 3 days prior to my departure), a scarf & my favorite fingerless motorcycle gloves. Comfortable, cute & ready for whatever a great punk festival might throw at me!
Until next time, keep on rockin’!
-Erin Micklow – www.ErinMicklow.com