Archive | December, 2008

Eartha Kitt Passes

26 Dec

It is with sad news that I have to post about the death of the beautiful Eartha Kitt who passed on Christmas Day, I wasn’t gonna mention anything to do with christmas as I’m scroogin’ this year……However as you can see below Eartha had mad style, from her sexy swagger to her raspy and infamous purr, so today is dedicated to her.

Check out her version of Santa Baby…..

Interesting info:

19 Aug 1958, Hollywood, California, USA

Singer Eartha Kitt clowns with singer Sammy Davis, Jr., during the filming of the Broadway classic “Anna Lucasta,” a United Artist release. This is the first film in which the all Negro cast will have dramatic roles. Up until now, movies with Negro performers have either been musicals or “problem” plays.

x Rest in Peace babe! x


Lets play Horse

24 Dec
I wish I had the kicks/money to be playing sneaker games with Dj AM and Kobe Bryant! This new advert for Nike breaks down this game, that is probably going to stay being played in the circles of the rich and ghetto famous. It’s funny though, still.

Publish Post

Air Max 90 Dogs!

24 Dec

Seriously man, people think of evrything!….
“London-based artist, Vinti Andrews, has developed quite a name for herself with switch-ups and custom apparel work. This time she’s created two life-sized pitbulls using Nike sneakers. The Dunk Dog and Air Max 90 Dog each feature various shoe sections that have been cut and sewn back together to create a fairly realistic canine.” I would agree, these are hot, I want one!

To geek down @ the finer details of the dog check here

To witness some fitness, check the Nike Windrunners she created

She also does customised jackets…..I had this idea, in fact I think a lot of people have, but she has done it proud. Chopping up different Nike pieces, probably with some others thrown in the mix, she has created these amazing one-off retro garms.

For more check out her rather illusive website @ the link above

Time is Money

24 Dec

Hellz yeah! “Frank 151 has created a great New Era fitted. Time is Money, inspired by Ben Franklin, features a gold pocket watch on the front panel and a silhouette of Franklin on the side. The cap is available now through the online store or in-store at Frank’s Chopshop on NYC’s Lower East Side.” Via Sneaker Freaker

Flare it out

24 Dec

Chloe jeans by Siwy – 24-inch flares – They are Back!!!

Cop a look at these swingers by Michelle Siwy!! Using a seventies-era inspiration for her new 24-inch flare, that’s right 24 INCH!, for Siwy Jeans. I don’t think I can ever leave skinny jeans side, the thought of bootleg/flare/bell all seem like distant memories……..

I am not a big fan of the 70’s look to be honest, be it seems that Disco could dance it’s way back into our wardrobes…….Maybe still to early to start blaring Gloria Gaynor though!

i-D Magazine for their December issue did i-Disco with Leona Lewis on the cover which feautures an amazing shoot by Patti Wilson who is an amazing stylist that I had the pleasure of meeting/watching work whilst I did an internship at Heatherette, NY So check her out, a true Disco Diva!!!

Read more @ Dare to Flare?by Clare Alstin, 23 December 2008, 11:24AM.

Nike Blazer Mid – Brown / Volt – Dark Cinder

24 Dec

Nike Blazer Mid
Style#: 318642 231

Expected to land early 2009, these Nike Blazer’s are evoking retro feelings. Always a fan of lime green/brown/tweed, I think that these may be for the exclusive head. With a tweed upper throughout, lime green front sole and tick detail, I think these would have to rocked with a specific look. You can kind of imagine the type of man/woman wearing these likes reading and trendy cafes, maybe glasses? Not stereotyping or anything!……. Kind of like the person that would wear Benjamin Bixby. (below) Whoever wants em, they fly!
*Via Sneakerfiles

Cecilia Hammarborg – Outerwear

23 Dec

If you are looking to cheer yourself up this winter through the medium of fashion, why not try and make that item a new coat? Available online and in select stores, Cecilia Hammarborg’s collection is inspired by the film ‘A Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) by Toshio Matsumoto’, based on the underground Japanese counter-culture. With an array of feminine designs, selection of lengths and cuts, and a autumnal pallete with hints of brights, there should be something for everyone!

“BlaCK River Falls is a collection of chic yet modern outerwear designed and made in London with Victorian and Brothers Grimm fairytale inspirations”

Pieces are available from Backyard Market in Brick Lane and online at Bespoke Boutique.
To find out more click here

Images © Cecilia Hammarborg, http://www.Cecilia