Friday, 29 July 2016

LE COQ SPORTIF X CLEMENTINE HENRION 'PORCELAIN' PACK



Le Coq Sportif has teamed up with Parisian designer Clémentine Henrion, to revamp two of the brand's classic silhouettes. 

The LCS R900 and the Eclat model see themselves reimagined as traditional french porcelain. 

The LCS R900, a lightweight runner, features the stunning porcelain print on it's uppers and toe box, sat upon a crisp white sole and purple detailing.

The Eclat model however is a little bolder and sees the print engulf the silhouette. The print is emblazoned across the shoe, from the upper to the sole – with subtle detailing such as the hook-shaped eyelets and logo.




The Porcleain Pack is available to shop now via the Le Coq Sportif website.

These are a perfect SS16 pack, what are your thoughts? See more images below.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

ASICS TIGER RELEASES THE GEL-LYTE V ‘AIX-EN-PROVENCE’


ASICS Tiger's latest release is inspired by a late-night Provençal picnic and lavender.

The sides of Mount St.Victoire have been thickly coated in Lavender for as long as anyone can remember. It was this Lavender covered mountain that Paul Cezanne immortalised in some of his most famous works and it is the purple flower that is the inspiration for the latest release from Asics Tiger.

The Gel-Lyte V is a subtle progression within the GEL-Lyte series that features a sole unit with a stability insert, GEL pad at the heel and P-GEL in the forefoot, as well as a sleeker, more form-fitting toe design to create extra comfort. It’s a more flexible and lighter sneaker. A product of this time and an intelligent piece of performance shoe design. 

The ASICS Gel-Lyte V 'Aix-en-Provence' is here to to celebrate summer —a French style shoe, inspired by late night picnics, summer and lavender. 

The Gel-Lyte V 'Aix-en-Provence' will be available from 29th July retailing at £115 and available from Footpatrol in London. 

Such a gorgeous colourway! We want these on our feet!

OFFSPRING 20TH ANNIVERSARY


As you all know, Offspring are celebrating their 20th Anniversary and in celebration of this momentous occasion, each month they will release a limited edition collaboration expect to with some of our favourite brands! 

Their first celebratory collaboration set the bar high, and the releases that have followed haven't disappointed! 

We are so excited to see whats next, so make sure you keep an eye on the blog to stay updated! 

Check out Offspring's 20 year timeline below and find out more here!


ASICS 'WHISPER PINK' PACK


ASICS revamp two of their most popular silhouettes in a gorgeous tonal summer colourway! 

Dubbed "Whisper Pink", the delicate, soft pink engulfs all sections and materials of both the Gel Lyte III (£89.95) and the Gel Kayano Evo (£69.95), and they're absolutely perfect! 

As always, ASICS are catering for everyone, both styles are available from a UK 3 - UK 12.

What are your thoughts? Check some more imagery below.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

THE PUMA FUR SLIDE - RESTOCK FOR SS16


If you missed out earlier this season, don't sweat! PUMA are re-stocking The Fur Slide by FENTY, the summer must-have, with a brand new colourway!

After selling out in less than a day, all the styles are back in the original White, Black and Shell Pink, but cozy has got a new colour! Introducing a new, Grey addition to the well-loved slide range just in time for summer! 

Love this addition to the FENTY collection! We've got to have them all!

Available from 10am on the 5th August The Fur Sliders by Fenty will be available from Office, Size?, ASOS and Offspring, retailing at £60.

What are your thoughts?

HOUSE OF VANS LONDON PRESENTS: IN FOCUS - A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY


House of Vans London presents In Focus: A Panel Discussion On Music Photography, featuring a varied panel of esteemed players within the music photography industry.

The panel will discuss their collective experience, work to date and various topical points of interest specific to the art of music photography. Hear first-hand the challenges of capturing musicians and gigs, their most memorable moments behind the camera and hints and tips on making a successful career out of their hobby. An open Q&A session will also follow. 

Guest speakers include Ben Morse, film director & photographer, official Frank Turner photographer and curator of the recent Get Better: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls exhibition at House of Vans London; Emma Swann, Co-founder and editor of DIY Magazine, now one of the UK’s biggest music monthlies. Emma is also a freelance photographer and previous clients include Dr.Martens, Upset and more; Sarah Louise Bennett, Studied photography at Nottingham Trent University before freelancing as a music and portrait photographer. Clients include Upset Magazine, DIY Magazine & Academy Music Group and finally Sammy Andrews, independent music industry advisor and director of Entertainment Intelligence (Moderator).

The discussion will take place in the House of Vans London Cinema Space from 5pm - 7pm. This will be a great event! Make sure you sign up to the House of Vans London newsletter here for exclusive updates.

PUMA REVEAL THE CREEPER CAMO


PUMA Creative Director and Brand Ambassador Rihanna once again lends her eclectic style and creative flair with the exciting update on The Creeper with The Creeper Camo.

A remix of the iconic PUMA Suede, The Creeper was the first shoe curated by Rihanna for PUMA. The trend setting platform sneaker has continuously sold-out worldwide since the style first debut last year.

The new release comes with a rich suede leather upper, waxed laces and metallic gold branding. A striking orange camouflage print fabrication that contrasts with the gum Creeper sole gives this silhouette a stand-out status.

The PUMA Camo Creeper launches on 28th July 2016 at ASOS, Office and Size? retailing at £100.

We absolutely love this version of The Creeper, and we are going to make sure we're ready at 9am to grab them! These are going to go real quick!

Do not sleep.

(RE)CREATE - WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE REDEFINE 'UP-CYCLING'


You're probably thinking, "What is 'up-cycling?", well up-cycling is a process - a design method that involves taking old vintage pieces, adapting and transforming them, and giving them a new lease of life. Far more than just a concept, up-cycling above all marks a significant environmental choice. It's also, let’s not forget, a display of genuine creative vision, a desire to surpass an item’s original purpose and out of it to create something that is infinitely more beautiful and unique. 

With a firm eye on the future, Who’s Next and Premiere Classe have invited seven promising young designers to take part in an up-cycling styling exercise as part of the (RE)CREATE project.

PUMA X CAREAUX AW16


For AW16, PUMA collaborates with Careaux for the very first time and we think the pair are the most perfect fit!

Netherlands-born graphic designer and self-confessed sneakerhead, Caroll Lynn aka Careaux, , is recognised globally for her femme meets street style and digital artwork inspired by sneakers. PUMA have teamed with her to create a collection that reflects on the five most significant people throughout her life’s journey.

The collection sees a colourful and optimistic hallmark infused throughout, evident from the palette of the footwear to the aesthetic of the apparel designs.

The hallmark floral design ‘Dedication Flower’ using the triangle gradient style became Caroll Lynn’s life signature and she continually uses it to find beauty and strength in dark, difficult times. The colourful and optimistic motif reflects Caroll Lynn’s personality and is infused throughout the debut collaboration.


Thursday, 2 June 2016

THFKDLF SS16 WOMENS COLLECTION


THFKDLF have just released the lookbook for their ladies SS16 collection and we are all over this!

We love the logo bands and sleeve prints, plus everyone knows we're obsessed with two-piece tracksuits. As always the lookbook showcases the collection perfectly, keeping those THFKDLF feels we all know and love!

Modelled by Lottie KempMUA by Jessica Marshall with styling by THFKDLF man himself Daniel Tomley, the collection was shot by Jakub Taylor - a clean lookbook letting the collection speak for itself.

Check out some more imagery below, the collection is available online now! We definitely want our hands on this collection!

Make sure you're following their Instagram to keep up to date!



Check some more imagery below.

ASICS GT-COOL EXPRESS & GEL-LYTE III PREMIUM 'WHISPER PINK'


ASICS Tiger are releasing the freshest colourway for summer, and one of the most premium executions of the GT-COOL EXPRESS and the GEL-LYTE III.

Featuring a sophisticated white and gorgeous whisper pink upper with suede inserts, and the best bit...it's dropping in small sizes! Releasing from a UK 4.5 to UK 12, everyone can invest in this summer essential!

This perfect pair will be dropping on the 11th June from £105-110, so don't miss out!

Check some more up close imagery below... what do you guys think?

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VANS X NINTENDO RELEASE


Vans and Nintendo, the ultimate two-player partnership, unveil an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. It gives us all kinds of nostalgia!

Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck HuntDonkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System. Set to release tomorrow, 3rd June, this coveted collection will be available in adults and children’s sizing, making it ideal for Vans and Nintendo fans of all generations.

 

The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear assortment kicks off with four variations of the Authentic silhouette. Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom for the first colorway, the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which showcases an all-over character print of Mario alongside several “power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern. A second color-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave hero. Duck Hunt comes to life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying duck, and the final execution of the Authentic is an ode to Donkey Kong and incorporates imagery from its first level to present the title character in a unique floral arrangement. Vans’ iconic lace-free silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker lineup with graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda. A Sidestriped trio of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console.  Lace-up styles are trimmed with special details including Nintendo game logos on the tongue label and NES controller lace caplets. For the greatest feature, kick up your heels to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game Over!’

 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

PUMA REVEALS NEW COLOURWAYS OF THE CREEPER


PUMA and Rihanna are excited to announce three brand new styles to the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Creeper collection releasing this summer.

Always bringing her personal touch and creativity to PUMA’s sports-inspired silhouettes, Rihanna continues to collaborate and add edge to classic styles. For summer, she has created three new executions of the the coveted Creeper.

The new drop includes two new premium suede iterations: the luxe Green-Bordeaux Creeper (we love this Gucci-esque colourway!) and the stunning Black Satin Creeper, featuring an all over black suede with satin formstripe and lace detail. The newcomer to the range and third style in the drop, is the Basket Creeper Glo, in an all-white slick, patent leather.

All Creeper styles are made in Europe, come with two sets of laces: waxed with gold trims and classic sneaker laces. The Creepers come packaged with a premium velvet FENTY dust bag.

The Creeper was the first shoe curated by Rihanna for PUMA. A remix of the iconic PUMA Suede adding a touch of punk and rebellion, it has continuously sold-out since the style first debuted last year.

The Creeper drops on the 26th of May 2016 at, ASOS, size?, Office and JD Sports retailing at £100.

Do not sleep on these!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

NEW WOMENS STREETWEAR: PUP


PUP are a brand new women's streetwear brand from London, born via a hashtag in 2013 that kicked off a movement highlighting the overlooked womens sneaker category. #pleasejustdoit gained some real support and helped to change up big brands ubiquitous pinks and purples to including limited editions, collabs and colour ways in smaller sizes, something Talk Casuals is also passionate about.

Three years on, PUP are proud to announce the launch of their first womens streetwear pack: two sneaker designs and three pieces of apparel featuring silhouettes and colourways that work with busy lifestyles. The PUP pack drops today at 7pm!

The pack consists of limited edition sneakers in two colourways and three items of apparel; the t-shirt / the long sleeved t-shirt / the sweatshirt, designed for city-living women by city-living women.


ASICS X SIZE? GEL-KAYANO 'WHITE'


ASICS unveils the second instalment of latest collaboration with retailer Size? in the form of these beasty white Italian leather GEL-Kayano!

The original GEL-Kayano Trainer launched in 1993 for the serious high-mileage runner. The tough armoured shell of stag beetles inspired the model, which has had over twenty reincarnations in the last two decades reinvigorating the design concept for the modern day each time.

The latest incarnation opts for an all over white Italian leather upper that sits alongside a matching block coloured midsole and sock liner, an absolute beauty!

The size? x ASICS Gel-Kayano will release online and in selected size? stores tomorrow, Friday 20th May, priced at £115 and running from a UK6 - UK12 including half sizes. 

What are your thoughts?

THFKDLF SS16 'MADE SOME PLACE NICE'


Our good friends and Talk Casuals favourites THFKDLF launched their new SS16 lookbook and collection 'Made Some Place Nice'.

The collection features a range of oversized sweatshirts, hoodies, tees, caps and beanies - all emblazoned with a range of new prints, but still rooted in THFKDLF's signature vibe and ethos. 

Showing off a host of new colours including steel blue’s, greys, clay and sands; THFKDLF's tonal SS16 palette is fresh, clean and perfect for summer.

I love the minimalism of this collection, and the guys were nice enough to send me over some pieces to enjoy myself, so keep an eye on our Instagram for fit pics! 

@talkcasuals/ @shangry

Quality is always on point with THFKDLF, and there is no doubting these were made some place nice produced in their hometown studio.

A new style for SS16 is their 3/4 sweatpants, adding to the brands ever growing range of products. As always I am fully behind the collection and I am always stoked to see whats next!

The full collection is available exclusively through the brands website and in their flagship store in Oswestry, Shropshire. Plus, get signed up to their mailing list and you'll get 20% off!

Check the Lookbook video below and some more imagery of the collection!

Monday, 16 May 2016

VANS X CHIMA FERGUSON



Vans is excited to unveil the introductory signature apparel line by pro skateboarder and Vans team rider, Chima Ferguson

Vans’ Chima Ferguson collection takes cues from his own skateboarding, fusing tailor skate style with high-performance apparel. With a design perspective heavily influenced by athletic sportswear, standout apparel pieces include a mesh soccer polo featuring engineered yarn dye stripes, patch embroidery, and Vans’ Wicked Dry innovation, a moisture-wicking, cooling, and quick-dry technology. Supporting pieces include a pair of walk shorts, a snapback, a French terry pullover, and a tee. 

The Summer ’16 Chima Ferguson Collection is unified by classic blue tones and signature wolf logo patchwork found across the collection.




Chima Ferguson’s signature apparel collection is supported by two Vans Pro Skate footwear styles, the Chima Pro and Chima Estate Pro. Built on Vans Pro Vulc Lite construction with UltraCush™ Lite sockliners for reduced weight and increased responsiveness, both footwear models also feature Duracap™-reinforced uppers, premium textiles including corduroy and herringbone, and the Vans original waffle outsole for firm, dedicated grip.

The full collection is available now! What are your thoughts? See some more imagery below!


Friday, 13 May 2016

VANS X NINTENDO COLLECTION


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What 8-bit dreams are made of! 


Coming soon: Vans x Nintendo


Stay tuned for all the info, but be one of the first to see and shop the full collection here!


 #vansxnintendo

PUMA BLAZE OF GLORY SOCK FRESH FOR SS16


PUMA is proud to debut its new Sportstyle silhouette, the Blaze of Glory Sock Fresh.

All-new for 2016, PUMA have reinvented the iconic Blaze of Glory, a famed silhouette running classic of the 90’s that made its way onto the sneaker scene through the forward style and use of Trinomic technology, taking the iconic running style to the streets.

I loooooove the refresh PUMA has given the BOG for SS16. This is going to to be such a summer staple - the subtle, easy to wear silhouette is giving me heart eyes all over again!
Innovation of the upper sock comes in a suede/leather combination with use of elastic around the heel. Colours, Glacier Gray White and Black Asphalt Line are highlighted with fluo-pop tones, peach and punch, marking this the perfect fresh silhouette to kick off the summer season. Taking design cues from PUMA’s classic BOG sneaker, refined to be more on the pulse of todays sneaker trends.

The PUMA Blaze of Glory Sock Fresh dropped today and is available online now at retailers including End Clothing!

Are you guys copping?

DROP DEAD SS16

 

Drop Dead have released their new collection for SS16, and I am so in love with some of the prints and pieces.  After their AW15 gym collection, I have been keeping a closer eye on these guys!

The brand was founded by Oliver Sykes, lead singer of the band Bring Me The Horizon back in 2005, and now has a worldwide following thanks to their tongue-in-cheek graphic designs and collaborations with the likes of The Simpsons and SEGA.

The SS16 collection features those fun signature designs, in a light colour palette - a perfect combination for spring summer. The Mens SS16 collection features a cool dip dyed ling sleeve and sweats and tees emblazoned with fun graphic designs!

You can shop the collection here. What are your thoughts?

 

REEF RELEASES 'JUST PASSING THROUGH' FILM SERIES - EP. 3


REEF have just released episode 3 of their 10-episode 'Just Passing Through' film series.

We're loving getting a closer look at the adventures and exploring the REEF ambassadors get up to! In this episode, watch Mick Fanning toy with the long waves at the Superbank here

Make sure you keep your eyes on the blog for the next episode, releasing monthly! 

JESS GLYNNE X BENCH SS16 CAPSULE COLLECTION


We loved Jess Glynne's AW15 campaign with Bench, so when we saw her SS16 capsule collection you know we got excited!


The collaborative SS16 collection offers 24 hour life staples that can be dressed up or down, inspired by Jess' busy lifestyle. 

Classic, stylish black silhouettes are complimented with standout electric blues and metallic gold. The collection presents 15 stylish pieces from a show stopping reversible cropped gold batwing bomber, signature all-over print turquoise crop top, to a slinky jumpsuit.

This unique collaboration definitely channels Jess' vibe and I love the turquoise! A real summer colour!

The Bench x Jess Glynne collection is available online with prices ranging from £25- £70. 

What are your thoughts? Check some more imagery below!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

FENTY PUMA BY RIHANNA: THE FUR SLIDE


It's the one we have all been waiting for... PUMA's Creative Director Rihanna continues to build her PUMA BY RIHANNA collection with the newest footwear Introduction.

After months,but what genuinely feels like a lifetime, of anticipation, the luxe Fur Slides by FENTY have arrived.

I am fully heart-eyed over these and seeing a release date filled my life with those party popper emojis too! Rihanna has taken a fun and cosy spin to a classic PUMA sport style to create the Fur Slides, the third new footwear style under her FENTY label alongside the infamous PUMA Creeper and The Trainer.

Slides are my summer essential! But this slide is something else! The Fur Slide features a comfortable soft tooling and stylish faux fur strap with a smooth satin foam backing for an added touch of luxury. With a FENTY PUMA by Rihanna sign off executed on the heel and footbed, the Fur Slide by FENTY is available in three colourways: White, Black and Shell.

I'm not alone when I say I have been lusting over these since Rihanna was spotted pairing them with her staple off-duty relaxed wear. PUMA’s Creative Director designed these slides with comfort and style in mind, ticking all the right boxes for a Talk Casuals fav! The Fur Slide is great to rock with socks or without, and can take you from the pool to the city. I have absolutely no doubt I'll be wearing these for the entire summer and beyond!

LE COQ SPORTIF ECLAT 'TRANSLUCENT'


Le Coq Sportif have put an awesome twist on their iconic running silhouettes exclusively for the ladies this summer!

The Eclat 'Translucent' is exactly what it says on the tin! A fully see-through version of the Eclat trainer, featuring subtile glitter flecks! Dressed up or down, this pair of trainers is 100% the trainer of the summer, and a decisively new look for SS16!

We absolutely love these! Dropping in May at ASOS, the Eclat will also come with a pair of glitter socks, to finish the look perfectly!

Check out some more imagery below...

VANS 'CHECKERBOARD' COLLECTION


Vans iconic Checkerboard motif is one of my absoloute favourites! With a release of the 'Checkerboard' collection, Vans celebrates its rich history featuring it on a range of footwear and accessories. 

Originally inspired by the creative spirit of Southern California’s youth culture and Vans grassroots design contests, Checkerboard is synonymous with Vans’ irreverent and unique style. 
 “Vans are a natural canvas and in the late ‘70s we started seeing Vans fans sketch all over their shoes,” recalls Vans Vice President of Events and son of the founder, Steve Van Doren. “Before we knew it, checkerboard was everywhere so we wanted to introduce our own version and make sure it was ‘Off The Wall’”
Decades later, Vans continues to release updates to the timeless pattern on a range of Vans products. From the new women’s Dazie-Hi, the Camper Hat and Checkerboard Backpack to legendary Vans silhouettes like the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Classic Slip-On, retro vibes take center stage on these styles staples conveying the perfect canvas for creativity. The extensive footwear offering highlights elementary tones reminiscent of the brand’s Southern California roots with colors like Spruce Yellow, Rhubarb Burgundy, Citadel Blue and Espresso Brown—painting a vibrant image of the Checkerboard history.

That Spruce yellow is such a gorgeous colour, I need a pair of these! Effortlessly cool, and embodying everything we love about VansThere is no doubt that the Checkerboard motif is going to be sticking around!

Check out some more imagery of the collection below...

Friday, 8 April 2016

VOLCOM LAUNCH 'VOLCOMUNITY'

Volcom, have just launched their 'Volcomunity' capsule collection. The collection showcases Volcom Men’s premium clothing and accessories, targeted towards a more sophisticated and refined aesthetic.

Comprised of regionally designed product, focused on quality fabrications, attention to detail but keeping it subtle with their premium labelling, they have definitely achieved what they set out to do. 

Again, what I love about Volcom is with each season the capsule collection is represented by athletes or ambassadors from different genres; be it music, photography or art.

This is such a clean, smart capsule collection, and definitely excited to see whats coming next! Check some more lifestyle imagery below.


Friday, 1 April 2016

PUMA RELEASE BLAZE OF GLORY SOFT PACK


The Soft Pack is back right in time for Spring and they are as pretty as ever!

That buttery soft suede we absolutely adored in the R698 Soft Pack is back and on one of our favourite PUMA models. 

One of the brand most iconic styles, the Blaze of Glory has been given a cosy luxe treatment with the softest suede leather sitting atop a soft-as-a-cloud Trinomic sole unit. 

Available in those irresistible colours of bright blue, aqua, black, grey and light pink you do not want to miss these! As always, PUMA's attention to detail is second to none. Finished with nice subtle touches including a perforated upper and elastic fastening, this sneaker pack has been built style and the sports brand never let that compromise their comfort technology. 

I am so excited to see that delicate pink colourway again and I'm over the moon I have another opportunity to grab a pair of these! 

The PUMA Blaze of Glory Soft Pack is available in store from today retailing at £90! Dropping in size? and END clothing for men's sizes and size? and Pam Pam for us ladies, no one misses out on this release! 

See more imagery below.


DAYDREAM SUPPLY CO. DROP 'CHEAP THRILLS' COLLECTION


Daydream Supply Co. just dropped their latest collection titled 'Cheap Thrills'. 

I've watched this brand go from strength to strength over the last couple of years and I think this my favourite drop yet. I love the colour palette and the simplicity of the designs. 

Unveiled in their latest Lookbook, the collection has been shot in Amsterdam with Dutch rapper Dusty. The Cheap Thrills collection features everything from t-shirts to dad hats and is available online now! 

My favourite pieces from the collection include the Devils Club tee in white with the bright pink print, a real spring feel to that one! I also really want to get the Devils Club Dad Hat in black! Less really is more and this collection is fully on point! I'm excited to see what these guys deliver next.

What are your thoughts?