Sunday, 31 May 2015

END X REEBOK 25TH ANNIVERSARY VENTILATOR "HUSKY"


Continuing the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Ventilator, Reebok has joined forces with END. For their collaborative project, the UK store pulled inspiration from characteristics of the husky. The husky,  the largest, fastest and most powerful sled dog is perfectly epitomised in this gorgeous version of the Ventilator. 

The upper consists of nappy suede, mimicking the legendary thick double coat that can be found on huskies. The blue accents that applied to the Ventilator pay tribute are a nod to the pale piercing blue eyes, while the pink detailing is a nod to the tongue that is always on display when the dog is running. I love the fur print on the insoles too, the attention to detail on these ventialtor collaborations have been second to none. The energy and athletic feel to this trainer also pay tribute to the traits of the husky. The striking details make the inspiration for it unmistakable. With each of the anniversary collaborations I am forever saying "this one is my favourite", but I actutally think this one is. As an avid dog enthusiast, it can do absoloutely no wrong in my eyes. 

The END. x Reebok Ventilator comes with two pairs of laces, a branded “Husky” swing tag and a limited edition dual-branded frosted Perspex presentation box, an awesome touch! 

These will release in-store at END on June 4th, and availability online will drop on June 6th. I desperately want my hands on these!

Scroll to see the 'Husky' Ventilators up close, and clock here to see other 25th anniversary collaborations.

TOP PICKS - FESTIVAL READY WITH KR3W SS15


With the Summer here and the festivals season starting to take over, it felt only right to do a Top Picks post for your festival essentials. Kr3w have such a strong SS15 collection, and all of it is festival ready, so this made life a little easier when picking my top 3 pieces...

The first pick is the Kr3w Merrill Pocket T-Shirt, sporting a subtly nautical design, this pinstriped tee is the perfect piece for any festival goer. It's a chilled, comfortable and paired with shorts (these KR3W Klassic Chino Short would work well) and trainers, you have the ideal casual, festival package. 


The next pick for a festival goer would be headwear. Talk Casuals aren't really the kind of people you see at festivals with pompoms and flowers in our hair, so quite naturally our headwear choice is far on the other side of the spectrum. KR3W have real versatile range of headwear for SS15, from buckets to snapbacks and truckers, but our pick is the KR3W 2 Palms Snapback Cap in Black. Keeping summer vibes alive with its palm tree print and Kr3w embroidered logo on the front and back in a warm yellow.


Our third and final pick for this post is this Kr3w Merrill T-Shirt - Black Marble. The best thing about this tee is it's different, marble print is definitely not your usual all over pattern and like the other t-shirt, it ticks all the boxes for style and comfort. This, and in fact all our other picks are your perfect festival and summer basics. They're easily styled, layered up and comfortable. They're all you need to be festival ready!


Kr3w have an insanely versatile an vast collection for SS15, so if these picks aren't for you, then there's no doubt something will appeal to you.  

Click Read More to check out their SS15 lookbook below...

MONEY SS15 - SUPERTONE


For SS15, menswear brand Money Clothing launch unique but strong 3 collections; 'Supertone', 'Colour Pop' and 'Melange'.

The collection that made the biggest impression on me was the 'Supertone' collection. The collection features all your favourite Money clothing pieces cloaked in 5 bold colours - red, blue, black, marine and white.

This collection keeps the colour palette and design simple, but there is no doubt that it still makes a big statement. They absolutely kill it with this bold but minimal collection and I love that the branding and iconic logo remain with its roots whilst staying consistent with the feel of the collection. What I really like about this collection is it's such a juxtaposition - on paper, its a real simple and subtle design but it has SO much attitude in the way its been constructed and the solidity of the colours.

This is our favourite, but you don't have to make that decision yet! We're going to be taking a closer look at the other two drops for Money Clothing over the next few weeks. 

Check out the full lookbook for the 'Supertone' collection below and shop the collection here. What are your thoughts?

 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

CONVERSE X URBAN OUTFITTERS COLLABORATION FOR 'MADE BY YOU'


Converse and Urban Outfitters together have launched an exclusive T-shirt collection featuring Chuck All Star Portraits, now available online and at over 20 stores nationwide.

The one-off range comes off the back of the success of the Global campaign, ‘Made by You’. ‘Made by You’ is a landmark brand campaign celebrating fans of the brand who have been expressing themselves and their creativity in Chuck Taylor All Stars for nearly 100 years. It's a global celebration highlighting Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the only sneaker defined by those who wear them. 

For the Spring 2015 campaign, Converse scoured the globe to collect beloved and distinctly personal Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, each of which tells a story of transformation from blank canvas to self-portrait of the owner. They then curated a collection of Chuck Taylor All Star portraits, showcasing endless diversity and self-expression of individuals past and present who choose to wear Chuck Taylor All Star – from musicians to artists, skaters to fashionistas, the known to the unknown. Their portraits offer a contemporary lens into the distinctly unique worlds they inhabit.


MOSSIMO - MONOCHROME MEN


Mossimo, a US streetwear brand influenced by the concrete graffitied beachside hangouts of the USA, unveils its SS15 collection. The menswear collection, designed specifically for Europe, presents a wide range of on-trend pieces for its UK debut in Blue Inc stores nationwide.

The collection draws reference from American sports and how this can be translated to desirable streetwear. The SS15 range consists of our favourite palette, monochrome, engulfed in bold prints, text trims and asymmetric designs. The collection has a focus on longer length tees, casual outerwear and relaxed jogging bottoms to fit with the American sports roots of the collection. This is another brands that doesn't break the bank, an its simple statement pieces can be layered and styled for a great look. Alongside this, the collection features a capsule collection of affordable trainers which compliment the collection, featuring a monochrome colour palette.

See more of the collection below, and buy it online now! 


Friday, 29 May 2015

REEBOK X DISNEY INSTAPUMP FURY "CINDERELLA"


Okay, I'll eat my hat. Disney collaborations really were not my thing, but the latest released really have stepped up their game and no one can deny it. Their latest collaboration comes in a much more subtle nod to the disney world compared to their Vans collection, but the ties are still more than clear.

This "Cinderella" inspired Reebok Instapump Fury its stunning! Giving all of us the opportunity to be the princesses we aspired to be when we were younger, but still keeping us true to our tomboy roots! What seems to be a ladies and kids only release, this magical makeover sees the Instapump adorned a glass slipper inspired gown. 

The iconic laceless running shoe gets one of its most unique and enchanting looks in this iridescent upper, this is a really special collaboration! But the nod to the glass slipper is not the only Cinderella concept featured on this "Cinderelly" Fury -  it's also detailed with a clock about to strike midnight on the tongue’s Pump button, a special graphic insole, and a butterfly on each heel. I have fallen head over heels in love with these and they've made it straight to the top of my wishlist. With these on my feet, I really will live happily ever after...

The Disney x Reebok Pump Fury will be releasing at select Reebok retailers soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date! Until then, see more images below. What are your thoughts?



PUFFA INTERLAGOS RAIN MAC

The UK weather is unappealing, unpredictable and especially in the summer months, unreliable. But the only thing you need in order to not be phased by it, is Puffa's Interlagos Rain Mac!

 

I'm sure we have all been there, but the most frustrating thing about planning for an event or occasion, is waking up that morning and realising the outfit you have been fixated on wearing the for the entire week prior is no longer appropriate, because the weather says so. Well we finally have the answer, the one simple addition to any outfit which means you can wear whatever you want, whenever you want.

For those of you who don't know, Puffa is an iconic British brand created by Penny Rogers back in 1973. Since then, they have been providing us with a unique combination of lightweight warmth, classic style and durability. You will probably know them for their iconic quilted jackets, but I have had the pleasure of reviewing a piece of theirs thats a little different to what you'd expect!

The Interlagos Rain Mac* is a printed opaque zip-up mac, which means whatever style you've got going on underneath isn't hidden, but is actually framed and complimented by this outwear piece! It's this seasons festival favourite and one of mine from their debut SS15 collection. This is an absolute head turner whether is the statement piece in your outfit or just simply providing practicality and function.


Thursday, 28 May 2015

NOW AVAILABLE: ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR "CITY" PACK


Adidas Originals launch their latest collection entitled "City" Pack. Created in suede, this pack consists of 6 versions of the classic Superstar 80's silhouette, each to represent 6 cities from all over the world.

Each city has been dedicated a colour - London is red, Paris is blue, Berlin is grey, New York City is black, Tokyo is purple, and Shanghai is yellow. Each shoe has also been customised and etched with a gold-embossed city landmark stamped on the sneaker's heel, awesome touch and adds a real personal feel to the trainer. This is a boss collection!

The limited edition adidas Superstar 80’s "City" Pack is now available online and in store. Check out images of each of the cities below...

What are your thoughts? Which one will you be buying?


SNEAKERNESS COMES TO LONDON!


Yesterday it was announced that Europe’s biggest sneaker convention, Sneakerness, will be coming to London for the first time, in association with UK brand, Crep Protect. It will take place at world class venue, The SSE Arena, Wembley on 15th and 16th August 2015.

You can imagine, and some of you are probably experiencing my excitement for yourselves! I have always wanted to get to Sneakerness, but timing and jobs just never allowed for it, but good things come to those who wait! It's now coming right to my doorstep!

The first Sneakerness event was held in 2008 with around 2000 people attending. Today it has grown into Europe’s largest sneaker expo with over 20,000 people attending at the events being held across Europe in Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris, Warsaw and Zurich. But this is the first time the event will take place in London and the move has been supported by British shoe rain and stain protector spray company, Crep Protect. The event will be held at The SSE Arena, Wembley and it follows in the footsteps of some historic events such as London Olympics 2012.
Find out more below...

NOW AVAILABLE: NIKE SP WMNS "LACE" PACK


Nike are really looking after the ladies this summer with their latest release, the "Lace" pack.

The pack consist of two styles the Air Max 1 Ultra SP and the summer essential, the Benassi SP. Both silhouettes are seen in a all over 'Lace' pattern throughout available in Black & White and Crimson Red colourways. The perfect combination of colours for the summer heat that we are so ready for!

The Nike SP WMN's 'Lace' Pack' is now available (from 8:00am BST) online at Footpatrol. Sizes on the Air Max 1 Ultra ranges from UK4.5 - UK8 (inc. select half sizes), priced at £125 and sizes on the Benassi SP ranges from UK4 - UK9.5 (inc. half sizes), priced at £40.

Will you be buying?


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

KR3W RIGHTS REFUSED WITH FRENCH SAYER


Richard Sayer, also known as French is a world renowned artist and skateboarder who’s passion for drawing has been documented and sought after worldwide. French has an extremely recognisable style of drawing and although a steady hand is needed to perfect these skills, his knowledge of the history of darkness, war and terror are essentially what make up the striking attitude of his work on record sleeves and skateboards. 

French has gone about his career by carving his own path and sticking to his unique style which has secured himself a place in the skateboard artist wall of fame, so it only made sense for KR3W and French to team up and release a capsule collection as part of their rights refused campaign.

The collection itself features a cap, a t-shirt and a long sleeve all featuring French’s rendition of Death as well as the motto ‘Fast life, Slow Death’ - KR3W’s take on the classic ‘Live fast, die young’ saying. 

I think this is an awesome collaboration and the dark and gritty collection is right up my street! It's all available now at Slam City Skates

See more of the collection below!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

BORN READY LDN - 'ICON' CAPSULE COLLECTION


Born Ready LDN presents its first capsule collection: "Icon". Drawing inspiration from some of pop cultures most iconic and infamous brands they have formed a collection comprising of 4 T-Shirts and 3 sweatshirts, all 100% cotton. Creating a fun collection but still staying true to it's roots, Born Ready have given a playful an contemporary makeover to brands like Chanel, Coca-Cola and Baskin & Robbins.

Paying homage to the greats, whilst remaining always remaining individual and forward thinkers is the underlying theme within this unisex and versatile story. You know I'm a big fan of proud unisex brands, and I love this collection. "Always Born Ready", "Often Licked Never Beaten" and "No.1 L'odeur du Succés" are the three key motifs that individualise the collection whilst "South London Born Ready" underpins them all, acting and emerging as a new standalone icon. I love the Baskin and Robbins tee, it's awesome! But all of the collection is fun and exactly what you want from a capsule collection!

Exclusively available on the Born Ready website, shop the collection now and see more images below!

ROXY POP SURF COLLECTION


ROXY are bringing the summer to us! In their latest Pop Surf collection, they continue to create fun and playful swim wear, perfect for surfing and sunbathing!

No matter what type of beach-goer you are, the collection caters for everyone - From bikinis, to surf leggings and wetsuits! As always, ROXY create the perfect blend of bold fashion and surf function. This pop surf-art inspired collection brings a real splash of colour and I can't wait to get my hands on some of it for my holiday!

My favourite, the nature considered side of the collection, is the Optic Nature print, featured on lots of different pieces! You can see them and more of the collection below...


Monday, 25 May 2015

PUMA INTRODUCE THE FAAS 500 "BUBBLE GUM" PACK


May 2015, will see PUMA’s Fast Track programme launch the "Bubble Gum" pack. 

PUMA get playful with this performance runner reimagining the FAAS 500 for the warmer months and making it ready for the streets. The FAAS 500 is the perfect summer low-profile silhouette harnessing bright and uplifting colours throughout the shoe’s design. This re-imagined lifestyle shoe is executed in textured mesh and finished with soft nubuck on the formstripe with overlays, giving this technical running shoe a casual exterior. 

The colours chosen are teal, blue, pink and black which compliment each other and truly bring this pack together. The Bubble Gum pack combines colourful and classic aesthetics with a lightweight design making it the perfect weapon for pounding the pavement or sprinting the streets due to its lightweight and breathable characteristics.


The PUMA FAAS 500 Bubble Gum Pack is due for release on the 29th of May at Foot Patrol and End retailing at £90.

What are your thoughts?

HOUSE OF VANS LONDON HOSTS FOXES C1TY TO C1TY

House of Vans London are proud to host British singer-songwriter Foxes in her attempt to take on a Guinness World Record for the most live concerts performed in 12 hours in multiple cities.


The C1TY 2 C1TY record attempt in partnership with Citroen, will take place throughout the South East of England on 27th May with shows scheduled for Brighton, Guildford, Reading Oxford and High Wycombe, with the final stop and grand finale at House of Vans London.

The days events will be in aid of youth cancer charity Trekstock.

Singing her way into the Guinness World Record Books and all for a brilliant cause, the grand finale of the Foxes C1TY 2 C1TY tour at the intimate gig space in House of Vans London, May 27th is sure to be an unmissable night.

Tickets are available exclusively here.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

ADIDAS ORIGINALS X PHARRELL WILLIAMS - SS15 "JACQUARD" PACK


Adidas Originals continue their strong partnership with Musician and creative force Pharrell Williams to create an awesome lux collection for SS15. The two have comprised a signature line that blends our originals favourites with Pharrell's twist and energy. The collection features bold and brilliant designs, rich in colour. The collection is luxe, lavish and quite frankly just drop dead gorgeous. 

The Stan Smith silhouette and the timeless Superstar track jacket have been used as canvas for Pharrell to do his thing! He has embellished both with jacquard embroidered floral prints in two exquisite colour combinations. This gorgeous upper is made with traditional European jacquard fabric sourced from legendary Parisian fabric shop le Marche Saint Pierre and feature perforated 3-Stripes, half-leather lining and the authentic Stan Smith rubber cupsole They have been adorned with this embroidered, floral-detailed patterns and finished with Pharrell branding embossed at the heel tab and subtle details including a custom insole. 

The track jacket has also received this premium makeover, the perfect combination! The “Jacquard” pack, oozing with style, will be available for purchase starting May 30 at adidas Originals flagship locations around the world, and will be limited to 200 pieces each, and the price tag reflects this exclusivity!

What are your thoughts?

Saturday, 23 May 2015

STANCE x MINIMALE ANIMALE‏


Sometimes socks are just an afterthought, you throw on whatever pair you can find in your drawer and hope and pray they both match! Well Stance Socks fully make you change your perspective and way of (sock) life! Creating socks that become the focus and statement piece in any outfit, Stance really are changing the game! In their latest release, they're teaming up with Minimale Animale.

When it comes to swimwear designers, Cassandra Kellogg is an unintentional renegade with her clean, simple and overtly sexy swimsuits. Her swimwear line, Minimale Animale carries an austere of undeniable West-Coast cool, which is why the collaboration with fellow badass West coast veterans, Stance is a perfect fit for Summer 15 to unleash the babe inside all of us!


The collaborative collection features three fashion focused monochrome styles, from the low cut ankle sock adorning the words HOT BABE on the soles, to the sheer everyday sock with the firebird logo and finishing with the knee high palm tree sock, proving that there really is something for everyone.


The Stance x Minimale Animale collection is now available from ASOS. What are your waiting for? These are a summer essential! Check out some close up images of the products below...

Friday, 22 May 2015

NOT ADDICTED X AGUYCALLEDMINTY


It’s a seasonal predicament for brands and outlets: how best to snap your products and your models so the clothing not only looks its best, but so you’re conveying the right messages to the people that count – your customers.

For SS15, the free thinkers at Not Addicted have found another way. They’ve enlisted the artistic talent of Valleys sketcher AGuyCalledMinty and the result is a fiendishly original lookbook drawn in the Welshman’s inimitable laidback style – a style that ‘characterises’ the company’s ethic and showcases their products to a tee.


Minty has sketched all manner of male heroes – from a casual-infused Andrea Pirlo to The Stone Roses to the Peaky Blinders – and his distinctive method and cultural diversity has lent weight to the perennial Not Addicted notion that “whether you’re a ‘cool kid’ or a bit of a ‘purist’ we think we’ve got something to offer for every kind of dresser.” 

The Lookbook features many of Not Addicted’s favourites including Patagonia, Fjallraven, Clarks Originals, Edwin and Penfield. I think this is a pretty cool and refreshing way to present the clothing range over at Not Addicted. It definitely caught my attention anyway!

Not Addicted have been mixing cool, classic and functional brands that they personally love since 2006 and AGuyCalledMinty has brought another dimension to the mix. This collaboration is a memorable one, and all the products in this unique new Lookbook are available online now!

See more of the Lookbook below!

304 SS15


304 Clothing was born in the summer of 2013 when three friends decided to create handmade vests... From this, the journey began. Just in time for summer they launch their SS15 collection featuring a huge array of vest, t-shirts and sweats. Perfect loose fitting unisex cuts to keep you cool when the heats turned up! 

I really like this cool casuals vibe from 304, it's an effortlessly stylish range which is great for someone like me who usually spends summer in the same denim shorts and an eclectic spectrum of tees. The collection is available now up on their online store and keep up to date with them via their Facebook page! See more images of the collection below...