Ashley Smith grew up on a small plot of land in Austin, Texas with her mom, sister, and grandparents. Having a small family she quickly learned the importance of friends and how they can so easily become like family. Ashley spent most of her free time at the local skate park, attending local concerts or art shows in downtown Austin. This was her life until March of 2009 when she was discovered at the SXSW festival in Austin. As she was walking across Waterloo Park, Foreman Management, a boutique Austin model scouting family, approached her. At that moment she had no idea that the short meeting would lead to her getting on a plane headed for NYC three months later. Since then she has lived between NYC and Paris as an internationally recognized model. Ashley has worked for brands such as Diesel, Alexander Wang, Forever 21, Topshop, and has walked the runways of Chanel, Balenciaga and Altuzarra. She has traveled to almost every country in Europe, also Brazil and Russia. After being introduced to the RVCA family there was no denying she would make a perfect addition to the growing Advocate program and be a driving force for RVCA Women's!
Ashley Smith Collection | Fall 2014
Introducing the first RVCA x Ashley Smith signature collection for Fall 2014.
"I believe there are things in everyone's closet that they can't live without, things essential to their personal style. My first capsule collection with RVCA exemplifies my own essentials. My style is inspired by a Balance of Opposites: My childhood, growing up with a punk influence with multi-colored hair and living in band t-shirts, to now, being a model living in NYC and traveling the world on fashion shoots. This collection reflects this clash of urban street with a vintage twist, mixing an edgy leather jacket with a blush tone sweater knit dress, or a sweet daisy-printed chiffon blouse with high-waisted leather shorts. My friend, photographer Sandy Kim, and I collaborated on the following imagery to showcase how opposing styles can make these essentials work. No matter what you like or where you come from, wether you're feeling like a good girl or a bad girl, these pieces are meant to make you feel 100% rad and 100% you!" - Ashley Smith
Video by Brandon Jensen, styled by Miyako Bellizzi, Music: What me Worry by the Cosmonauts courtesy of Burger Records
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Ashley Smith | RVCASXSW
RVCA Advocate and Texas native, Ashley Smith, takes us back to her roots in Austin for a week during the famed SXSW music festival. Songs: Love Is Not Allowed and Come Home by Gap Dream courtesy of Burger Records. Video by Chad Huff.