GEAR | Moxi Rollerskates
Photos via Vogue España.
In L.A., it's arguable that rollerskating has stayed in fashion since the sport's height in the 1970s. There are operational rinks here and substantial derby leagues that serve a community of real enthusiasts and athletes. Part of that is owed to Michelle Steilen (a.k.a. Estro Jen), the founder of Moxi Rollerstakes, an L.A.-based rollerskate maker that not only builds skates that are high-fashion (they landed in Spanish Vogue last month) but also high-performance. Steilen was filmed skating all over L.A. using Bones skateboard bearings. The video premiered a few weeks ago and is definitely worth a watch, especially after minute 2, when the skating goes from artful and serene to totally bitchin'.