Monday, 31 March 2014

SNEAKS & PEAKS #4 - BOXXED, BIRMINGHAM

Saturday, April 19th, sees the next instalment of Sneaks & Peaks event at Boxxed in Digbeth. Starting off as a small event with only a handful of traders, a couple of Dj's, some MC's and the support of Bench 504, Sneaks & Peaks quickly blew their own expectations out of the water!

Fast forward one year and the event has finally found its permanent home at Boxxed. The events' warehouse vibe and large yard space has enabled Sneaks & Peaks to continue to grow into a true urban lifestyle event, featuring everything from highly collectable kicks, clothing, graffiti and street food!

Click below to find out more!


Sunday, 30 March 2014

RESIDENT ADVISOR X PUMA | PART 1 - SEVEN DAVIS JR

In a new collaboration project, PUMA have teamed up with leading global online electronic music platform Resident Advisor to bring you Fast Forward.



The Fast Forward project is a series of short films that look at the real and emerging talents in dance music. Here at Talk Casuals we are all for providing platforms for up and coming talent, something we have and always will be fully behind. This is a really exciting project that we’re backing all the way!

The project brings to life some of the freshest up and coming DJs and producers as they travel to new locations, explore new situations and accelerate forward into career-defining moments! In this new film series, PUMA and Resident Advisor take us on a journey alongside these rising stars as they’re finding their feet in the scene. Fast Forward is going to document every moment of entering the music world as an unknown, and I can’t wait for an insight! Fast Forward also further cements the relationship PUMA has with the dance music scene. The films are going to bring to life PUMA’s key seasonal pieces. 

In the first edition, PUMA and Resident Advisor join LA vocalist and producer Seven Davis Jr on the journey of his first European Tour. The film captures him at some of his biggest dates and Seven Davis Jr. is wearing the recently re-issued PUMA Trinomic XS850 OG, available here from size?. He is a raw and soulful artist, but I will let the film speak for itself. 


Make sure you keep up to date with the films as we post them here on Talk Casuals through our Facebook Page! Give PUMA and Resident Advisor a follow through Twitter here and here too. 

Friday, 28 March 2014

THE COLOUR COLLECTIVE - ICED OUT PULLOVERS

I love basics and I love The Colour Collective. So what's not to love about their new 'Iced Out' pullovers?!


Killing it again with quality products and design, the only issue is having to decide which one to get! 

Head over to their store now and grab one whilst stocks last! Make sure you don't miss any drops by keeping up to date through their Facebook Page and InstagramIf you're in the same predicament as me, click below to check out a few more pictures of the pull overs! 

SAUCONY ORIGINALS X OFFSPRING


We're pretty excited about this teaser! New collaboration coming bewteen Saucony Originals and Offspring! But this is definitely one for the ladies....

Launching 5th April 2014! As soon as we have some info, you'll know! 

SAUCONY ORIGINALS "THE STORY OF RUNNING"

Last week saw the opening of the store and exhibition from conveted sneaker label Saucony Originals entitled  'The Story of Running’. 


Saucony have been producing innovative technical footwear for over a century and are intrinsic to the development of the modern training shoe. So, in celebration of their illustrious heritage and their fundamental place in running history,  Saucony have opened their first London store.

The launch has come just ahead of the 2014 London Marathon, the exhibition and footwear store entitled 'The Saucony Story of Running' opened on Neal Street in London’s Seven Dials from the 20th of March 2014.  With a full archive of Sauconcy footwear on display for its 4 week residency, dating from 1958 to date, it's definitelty worth passing through!
The Neal Street store will mark the start of a year of highly anticipated activity for the innovative footwear brand, including a number of collaboration launches with key retailers across the globe to be announced soon.  

Follow Saucony Originals on Twitter and Instagram @SauconyOrigs!

Check out some more images of the new store below.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

CREPE CITY 10

This saturday sees the return of the UK's biggest sneaker festival!
 
 
Crepe City are back at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, filling it wall to wall with trainers, brands, good vibes and people! We'll be there, so for everyone who isn't able to make it - don't stress, we'll have a full review up here on Talk Casuals!
 
If you don't know what you're in for, make sure you check out what's been happening at Crepe City here. It's going to be a great day, but make sure you're prepared to be queuing for a while! Don't get caught in the rain in your grails! Our fam over at Krate and Co. will be there so make sure you pass through and show some love!
 
Keep up to date with the event via Crepe City's Instagram page, and make sure you're #TalkCasuals on Instagram to show us what you pick up!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

FRESH 2 DEF SS14 PREVIEW

The first of Fresh 2 Def's SS14 collection is dropping next month!

Here is a preview of their Oversized Print Paisley tee! F2D have added a little twist that makes this paisley shirt a little different from others like it! The sublimation paisley print is oversized, a nice adjustment to a great print!


The tee will sold exclusively on their website, but act fast as it will be limited to 50 pieces only with no restock!
 
Make sure you keep an eye on the Fresh 2 Def Facebook page in the run up to and throughout April for live updates on the release! But, when we know, you will too! 
 
Be sure you keep up to date via the Talk Casuals Facebook Page

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

ROCKWELL BY PARRA "LOST SEAGULL" PREVIEW SS14

When Rockwell by Parra release a new collection, you can always be sure that there will be a post up shortly after here on Talk Casuals!


Whilst this isn't my favourite collection to date, there are still some key pieces in the 'Lost Seagull' collection that I am hoping to get my hands on.

Check out my favourites below and head over to the Parra Facebook page to see the rest. The collection is releasing this Friday at 1pm! When the collection is up online, we'll be sure to give you a heads up!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

TOPSHOP X ADIDAS


The sportswear trend is still staying influential into 2014, and the latest collaboration between Topshop and adidas originals is definitely going to keep the fire burning!

Adding Topshop's feminine signature touch to an already cool and sleek sportswear brand is pure genius. And that's exactly the vibe of this collection, fresh and pure.

Reinventing the brands heritage classics with Topshop's fashion street style with bespoke London prints and landscapes, this collection is an exciting one!



Experimenting with luxe textured materials and new pattern combinations on tracksuits, trainers, tees and hoodies, this 20 piece collection is ticking all the right boxes!

Designed to combine fashion and performance wear, these pieces are perfect if you're endorsing that sportswear style or just simply need some new gear for the gym.

Check out the Creative Director of Topshop Kate Phelan and Adidas Originals Creative Director Josefine Aberg talk through the stylish sportswear line below. 


There is a refreshing and clean summer vibe throughout the Lookbook and a clear, cohesive aesthetic; streamlined silhouettes and a fresh colour palette of soft coral, field green and gritty monochromeMy favourite from the collection is the floral detailed logo hoody and it's one I will definitely be adding to my wardrobe!



The collection will be available as of 20th March throughout Topshop’s  UK and US stores, online and in 80 global Adidas stores. Prices range from £25 to £90 and the items will be available. Until then, check out some more pictures of the collection below. 

What are your thoughts?

Friday, 14 March 2014

PONY SS14

The sun is out, colour blocking is in, and PONY's SS14 Lookbook is on point!


Endorsing the summer vibes we've all been waiting for, the new collection is full of fresh and colourful kicks! With the addition of three new lines; canvas Topstars, nylon M-100's and nylon City Wings it's due to be a hot summer! There are also some retro style additions; the Slamdunk and Spudd Webb's kicks of choice, the CIty Wings Ox!


Check out the video PONY USA put together for SS14, which references PONY's rich NYC street ball heritage.





Check out a behind the scenes video and some more pictures of PONY SS14's Lookbook below...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

BLOG TAKEOVER: SARAH BUTCHER - "BOARD GAMES" REVIEW

A good friend of ours, Sarah, passed through the Selfridges "Board Games" project last week and has done a review of the event for us! Check out her Blog Takeover below and make sure you give her a follow over on her Twitter and Instagram.

Kicking off last week in the London Selfridges store, is a 6 week campaign celebrating all that is good & great in the world of skate and surf culture and I checked it out, in all its glory on Friday. 




A totally immersive experience starts when you enter the “The Board Room” which is a concept store-within -store – a wall of boards instantly grabs your attention with exclusive designs from the likes of BBC, Y3, Boy London to your high end haute couture brands of Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti & Jil Sander - all from only £75 for a piece of art.



However this isn’t lacking in substance due largely to the expertise of an in-house Slam City Kicks to help you with installation of trucks, wheels & grip tape – along with answering any questions.  You can also pick up the latest SBs although not the soon to be released Tiffany Dunks it seems, I had to ask! 


The theme runs throughout the store with exclusive clothing ranges along with fierce visual merchandising – think mannequins clad in Dries Van Noten with matching surfboard. Even the kids section is on-point with giant plush skate wheels to sit on and snapbacks hung on the back of boards. It was really refreshing to see street culture picked up by such a big retailer with a real genuine feel to capture all ages and wallet sizes – I even came away with two boards myself. 


Go check out "Board Games" in store or online at Selfridges until April.


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

VANS X ASPCA

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen a sneak peak of the Vans X ASPCA  collaboration back in November last year. I first saw this collaboration with The Unisex Mode at the Coffin On Cake SS14 Press Day, and it was genuinely love at first sight!

Image via @shangry

Featuring the Vans teams very own pet dogs and cats, the ASPCA collab has been applied in a cute allover print to both the Classic Authentic and Sk8-Hi Slim styles. 





The collaboration is now available via Vans and soon to come to Get Busy StoreSurfdome and other selected Vans retailers. Keep an eye here and on our Facebook Page for any updates!



For now, check out some more pictures of the collection below...


Friday, 7 March 2014

1ST BIRTHDAY COMPETITION


It's here! Happy 1st Birthday to us!

We have lots of stuff one lucky reader will win! We've got a Krate from our friends over at Krate & Co., a Fresh Laces gift pack including one Mowabb snapback, a Fresh Laces X Elisha Francis bracelet and a pair of Fresh Laces laces. SFBK have given us a tee and we also have YRH "Let them eat Cake" tee and a pair of socks. All this AND a little something from The Colour Collective

Like our Facebook Page, repost this picture and #TCBDAY to be in with a chance to win! Competition closes next Friday 14/03/14! 

Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page today to take advantage of our discount codes from our friends over at YRH, Terrible Movement, Elisha Francis and Jennifer Hope!

Enjoy!

*UPDATE!* Click Read More for our now released discount codes!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

TALK CASUALS 1ST BIRTHDAY

This Friday, 7/03/14, will mark one year for Talk Casuals and what better way to celebrate our first birthday than with some discounts and a competition!

We decided that the best way to celebrate our birthday was to team up with some of the people we have met and friends we've made over the last year and organise something special for you!



On Friday we will release all the info on how you can get involved with our competition. One lucky winner will get their hands on a Krate & Co. Krate, Small Feet Big Kicks tee, Young Reckless Hearts goodies a Fresh Laces gift pack AND a little something from the fam over at The Colour Collective

Also on our birthday we'll be rolling out discount codes all day specially for our Talk Casuals readers from our friends over at Terrible Movement, Elisha Francis London, Jennifer Hope and YRH!

In order to get hold of our birthday discounts and to be entered into our competition you'll have to head over to our Facebook Page and give it a like!

On reflection, this has been a fantastic year for us, so thank you to everyone who has supported us and been involved in the growth and success of Talk Casuals to date! 

DOIY - FIXIE PIZZA CUTTER

Image via Highsnobiety

I saw these, and I just had to share them! Its not clothing or trainers but it's pretty bloody cool!

These pizza cutters from DOIY are like miniature versions of the authentic Fixie bike; equipped with miniature handlebars, a seat, and featuring double sharp wheels functioning as blades! Featuring two gorgeous colourways, Watermelon (mint and pink) and Bumblebee (black and yellow), they are perfect!



Both colourways are available online for 17,95 €, a really great price for such a great product. The only issue now is, what colour do I get?!

What do you think?

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

DAYDREAM SUPPLY CO. - "PLAYING GOD"

Daydream Supply is an independent clothing brand based out of England, offering more than just your basic tee.


I came across Daydream Supply via their Instagram page, and I was impressed. They successfully combine inspiration from traditional British menswear with a love for modern streetwear. Daydream Supply strive to create classic and timeless pieces, and with affordable prices, which is exactly what they do! This is definitely a brand to keep an eye on!

Click Read more to check out their "Playing God" Loobook below.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

TERRIBLE MOVEMENT SS14 'MIXTAPE'



Berlin based fashion brand and one of my favourites, Terrible Movement launch their SS14 collection titled "Mixtape". This brand stays true to its distinctive aestetic throughout its collections, but with every release they put a very special twist on our favourite TM designs! This whole collection embodies a 90s teen dream feel and the Lookbook mirrors this with it's playful styling by Maria Pizzeria and homemade backdrop! Watch the video below then click read more to take a closer look at the SS14 Collection!

video

Saturday, 1 March 2014

YR STORE ANNOUNCE SELFRIDGES POP-UP

YR STORE are the first live digital design and print specialists. I first came across YR STORE at the SS14 Coffin On Cake press day, where I created a personalised design for a tote bag! Since their launch in August 2013, YR STORE have collaborated with some of the UK’s most high profile fashion retailers, from Topshop to Liberty and now, with Selfridges.



It's a brilliant concept and one that has been really positively received. Following the success of YR LIBERTY, YR STORE are set to take up residence on Selfridges womenswear floor from Monday 3rd March as part of the store’s SS14 project, "Board Games".


Click read more to find out about YR SELFRIDGES.