Lauren Andino (left) and Derek Mabra (right) of DL Skateboards during an interview with Cool Hunting.
7 July 1986 |
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
|Genres||Shoegaze, Grunge, Alternative Rock|
|Occupations||Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Painter|
|Instruments||Guitar, drums, vocals|
|Associated acts||Sun Colony|
Lauren Andino (born July 7, 1986) is an American artist, skateboarder, musician, and co-founder of DL Skateboards. Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Andino moved to Brooklyn, New York as a young adult where she played in several bands before starting DL Skateboards with her boyfriend, Derek Mabra, in 2011. Of her inspiration for starting the company, she told Vogue Magazine:
In the 1960s, if you wanted a skateboard, you carved and painted it yourself, and that is what we make, a classic skateboard with a modern twist.
A lot of the designs come from '60s, surf style or a classic kid toys, and they are hand-painted. So even if you get the same design, each board is different.
In 2014, Marie Claire Magazine named her one of 5 Women Running the Show Behind Iconic Male Brands along with executives from Anheuser Busch, Playboy, and ESPN. The Daily Beast profiled her as a "skater chick turned entrepreneur".
She is also the singer and guitarist for the shoegaze pop band Sun Colony.
She currently resides in Topanga Canyon, CA.
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