I just spotted these 1970s Bob Marley Nikes (above) on Street Etiquette’s Tumblr. I love the old school running shoe shape and the colour combination (I call these Matthew Williamson colours as he always does pink/jade/turquoise together very well) , probably because they reminded me a bit of my own custom Nike IDs.
Nike launched its custom service in London in 2006 and I was invited to try it out. As you can see, I never got around to wearing them… they were just a bit too jazzy to pull off. Like a lot of things, I imagine they’d look great once they’re a bit kicked about and dirtied but in order to get to that stage, they have to be worn. After I’d made mine I also thought they were similar to a Daisy De Villeneuve artwork…
On a vague pop-stars-and-their-Nikes note, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on these Nike Night Track disco sneakers – as worn by Michael Jackson…
It’s here! JW Anderson’s outstanding AW11 womenswear collection has arrived at The LN-CC in all its paisley-printed, angora-sweatered, rubber-collared beauty. Get in!
Also of note at The LN-CC:
Rare Jungle Fever book by Jean-Paul Goude, first edition
*Celine dress with Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton shoes
You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to fine plain cream, decent quality summer-weight socks to wear with loafers. These Falke socks fit really well, don’t ride down and keep their shape. Of course, now I’ve found them. it’s practically September…
An article in the FT this weekend examined the current flurry of high fashion and Disney collaborations. As well as recent collaborators Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Mawi and Chopard (who will launch a lavish €30,000 Mickey-themed collection in October), Disney’s vice-president of European consumer products, Marc Low revealed a couple of wish list names that Disney would love to partner with. “We would love to work with Marc Jacobs,” said Low, “he takes so much inspiration from the character world. Louis Vuitton is also a brand we’d love to work with for handbags.”
Disney are super strict about who they partner with as the company’s successes are built on its wholesome, family image and it steers clear of controversy. While I wouldn’t say that Marc was the squeakiest of designers, I think he would do something spectacular and highly collectible with Disney. It would certainly be preferable to SpongeBob SquarePants.
Who would be your dream high fashion Disney hook-up?
The Wall Street Journal reports that despite its tech dependency, the social media brigade is big on old school stationery. I concur; in addition to my arsenal of Blackberry, MacBook Pro and iPad, I’m never far from a notepad and pen. Here are a few of my current stationery obsessions: Continue reading
I’m over the moon with my new Kanken bag! An impulse buy from Twenty Twenty One, it’s the perfect size for my iPad and brolly and its snug proportions mean there’s no chance of overstuffing it with tat. (Of course, the tat has to go somewhere – my other bag’s a Chanel…)