Monday, 21 December 2015

PUMA ESKIVA LAUNCH


Last Thursday I was invited down to the launch of the PUMA Eskiva for AW15. 

The Eskiva is a lifestyle trainer for the ladies, inspired by the PUMA Gong - a boxing shoe that originally released in the 70’s. The Eskiva champions PUMA’s athletic roots by keeping true to the original silhouette. Fusing it with modern material updates result in a stylish sleek finish. I was so excited to see the Eskiva in the flesh, for such a distinct and unique silhouette it's still such a versatile trainer. 
The pre-drop exclusive involved a breakfast from The Good Life Eatery, bubbles and getting to style our own pair of Eskivas!


We were put in front of Olivia Richardson and her camera to bring our style to Eskivas. My 'style' is never really anything outrageous - it's usually a 'Good Kicks and Chill' scenario as my trainers are 9 times out of 10 the staple piece in all of my outfits. I picked an oversized sweat from the ASOS SS16 rail to inject some subtle colour. I feel the Eskiva still allowed for me to have my 'comfort trumps everything' attitude whilst keeping an edge to my outfit. The Eskiva's are definitely the focal point! The intention for them not to be a functional boxing trainer definitely doesn't compromise their comfort. The soft leather upper and easy lacing system really does fit like a sock. 


It felt slightly awkward getting in front of the camera but Olivia made it so comfortable and with tips from Becca Dudley, it was so much fun!

These are definitely going to feature in my trainer rotation a lot. The Eskiva works the flair of a knockout into everyday street wear. I wore my Italian Plum PUMA R698 from the 'Winterised Pack' to the event, but I didn't actually want to take these off!

The Eskiva will be available from the 4th January at ASOS in several colour iterations – from classy black and white to flashy metallic renditions that instantly adds to any outfit. You can check out some more imagery below. 

If taking my own pair of these home wasn't enough, before I left the event I was given possibly one of the best goody bags ever! A white PUMA mesh vest with a gold logo adorned across the front, PUMA socks, Crep Protect wipes, and a Fujifilm Instax Mini 70! I can't wait to snap some more outfits in my Eskivas on my Intstax! Keep an eye on the blog our socials, Instagram and Facebook, to see those!

Finally, a big thanks to Canoe Inc and Puma for this experience!

Monday, 14 December 2015

INDCSN HOLIDAY 2015 BY VICKY GROUT


UK streetwear brand indcsn team up with 19-year-old London photographer Vicky Grout to showcase the brand's latest offering.

Shot on location on Old Street in Shoreditch, East London, the photoset features shirts, beanies, tees and a cowhide leather varsity jacket. I love these images, I think they promote the collection so well and really embody the indcsn vibe!

The collection is available to purchase now from the brand's newly relaunched website. Check out some more of the photos below!


SAUCONY ORIGINALS 'IRISH COFFEE' PACK


Saucony Originals pay homage to Sheridan and the creation of the Irish Coffee by launching The Irish Coffee pack just in time for the Holiday season.

Saucony’s 1988 classic Shadow 6000 silhouette has been chosen to host this pack for it’s well rounded exterior allowing a strong base for the extra buttery Wolverine Silkee Suede upper. The original engineered stability in the heel and extra flexibility and cushion in the forefront remain intact. 

Three very specific colourways have been chosen to resemble the three key elements needed to create the perfect Irish Coffee. We start with the base, which is the Coffee, dark and rich in colour with a punchy caffeine hit. The next step is to add a shot of strong Irish Whisky, which resembles a golden honey hue, and finally to top it off with a thick layer of soft Cream which floats effortlessly above an all white EVA midsole and triangular lug gum sole.

The Irish Coffee Pack is a unisex style, which I am absolutely stoked about! With sizes ranging from UK 4 to  UK 12, everyone gets a look in on these! 

The Irish Coffee Pack is available from lead retailer size? and other key Saucony Originals retailers now,  priced at £110.

Don't miss out! Check out some more imagery below...

Friday, 4 December 2015

PUMA X TRAPSTAR LONDON COLLECTION


PUMA have launched a teaser of what’s to come - an exciting collaboration with London-based streetwear brand, Trapstar. Conceived in London Town, Trapstar was born when the co-founders Mikey, Lee and Will Trapstar began making custom t-shirts for friends.

It wasn’t long before their bold, graphic t-shirts were worn by celebrities, including PUMA’s Global Creative Director and Ambassador Rihanna. The PUMA x Trapstar teaser drop features one of PUMA’s most iconic silhouettes, the DISC Blaze, together with a long-sleeve Goalkeeper Shirt.

The PUMA DISC Blaze x Trapstar features an all-over leather upper on a cleaner, simplified DISC shoe. Finished in black, even the DISC cage has been given a soft nubuck leather treatment.

Exemplifying Trapstar’s design ethos, the shoe includes a red colour pop on its DISC strap and a graphic Trapstar logo on the heel. The white speckled midsole sits alongside the translucent red outsole giving the shoe the ultimate balance between streetwear and fashion. These are SO boss, the colourway is absolutely spot on for this silhouette. A sick merging of two brands.


STANCE SOCKS X STAR WARS


With only a couple of weeks to go, until the cinematic release of the year - Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leading sock brand Stance are excited to celebrate the release of the film by launching their hotly anticipated collection of Star Wars socks, featuring 12 iconic characters from the original Star Wars movie.
The collaboration titled 'Collection 1', drops in stores globally and is also available now at Attitude Inc with prices starting from £15.99! Get yours in time for the film!.

Also make sure you check out Stance's interactive experience dubbed 'The Uncommon Force' that allows fans to 'use the force' to explore Collection I using their webcams and hand motions. I've tried it, and it is FUN!

Check out some more pictures of the collection below! I can't decide whether Yoda or Chewy are my favourite...


Thursday, 3 December 2015

K-SWISS - 'TROPHY LIFE' PACK

 

K-Swiss, the heritage American tennis brand continue their core court programme firmly into their AW15 collection, with the addition of the women’s ‘Trophy Life’ collection that is launching at selected retailers and online today.

The collection is inspired by professional tennis champions who compete not just to play the game but to win. Each tournament is prized for their stand out trophies, which each player strives to get their hands on. The Trophy Life collection takes inspiration from the ultimate win in tennis, and works the metallic detailing of trophies into a collection of footwear that will make any wearer a street style winner.

I am so excited to see this womens collection from K-Swiss and by incorporating a few of my favourite things, for me, this one is a winner! It's that time of year where everything looks better when it's shiny or glittery! And with K-Swiss' tasteful applications of some of these festive favourites, this collection epitomises its trophy inspiration perfectly, but also really gets us in the Christmas spirit! 

The Trophy Life collection comes in a silver and gold pack, incorporating the traditional festive trends, which includes the women’s Gstaad (£75) in a full metallic finish and an ice-outsole unit. I love this metallic finish, I'm such a magpie when it comes to shiny things and I think these would bring some style to any outfit! I am also so stoked on the iced outsole, this is the perfect finish to this colourway! The pack also includes the Belmont (£50), introduced in spring 2015, updated for AW15 with silver and gold five stripe. This is such a clean silhouette and whilst I'm a huge fan of an all white trainer, there is no way I can say the gold and silver doesn't look boss! For my toned down style, these are definitely trainers I would want in my rotation, I would probably even end up whacking on the gold jewellerry too!