To kick of our "Junkbox Presents" blog we thought we'd start at the beginning with a little introduction to Carrie, the owner & founder of Junkbox Apparel.
Born out of a love for travel & adventure, Junkbox is a lifestyle brand based in North Wales producing high quality mix & match apparel for adventurers.
Drawing inspiration from skating, surfing & music Carrie curates collections of apparel and accessories with a heavy focus on quality & sustainability, creating pieces that will accompany you through your travels.
Do you have any unhealthy obsessions?
This is unfortunately a very very easy question. I have a terribly unhealthy love of True Crime & Pizza.
Combine the 2 and you have one very happy Carrie!
What's in your Rucksack?
I literally won't go anywhere without my rucksack! (maybe the bathroom but that's about it)
I always have a chillys bottle (stay hydrated right), Bose Headphones, Surf Girl magazine, Polaroid Camera, Lip Gloss, Junkbox Bobble Hat (obviously), an Inhaler & a beautiful House of Sunny Scarf that serves numerous purposes.
What is your 'Party Trick'?
I'm pretty sure I learned this BECAUSE I didn't have a party trick & felt it was pretty important to have one.
I can tie a knot in a cherry stalk in my mouth 👍
All time favourite Album?
Ahhhhhhh this is so tough!!! I totally depends on my mood on the day but I have about 5 top albums on rotation.
I think I'd have to say Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing as my most frequently played. It's musically & lyrically incredible!
Scariest Movie ever?
I absolutely LOVE horror movies so may be a little desensitised 🤣
The Exorcist was definitely the scariest from my youth. I think most recently The Empty Man was pretty scary, like not go downstairs alone afterwards scary!
Most embarassing moment?
Haha! I'd say about 70% of everything I do is pretty embarassing.
Probably doing some weird dance with tears streaming down my face whilst the rest of the band carried on with the show because my violin was broken (I didn't realise until I picked it up to play)
What type of cheese isn't yours?
Our beloved Winona Ryder is pretty much a family member now so it would have to be her!
She's a Mazda Bongo Friendee & is the PERFECT adventure buddy!
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Going to be real sappy now sorry 🙈 I think my mum is absolutely ACE!
She's kind, clever, very resourceful, totally stoic & watching her (& my dad for that matter) play Cards Against Humanity is pant wettingly hilarious.
Most recent listened to playlist?
Our Best of 2021 playlist for sure!
It has to be said, although last year was pretty crappy it did produce some absolute bangers!!!
My top 5 tracks would have to be:
Pinegrove - Alaska
PUP - Waiting
Orchards - Leave Us Here (We're Fine)
Lakes - Start Again
Mom Jeans - What's Up?
Special mentions to: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Julien Baker, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, The Vega Bodegas & Self Esteem
SO MANY GREAT TUNES!!!