Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feet Meets Beats

What do a Brooklyn indie rock group, an LA based shoe company and a local conservation group have in common?  An epic collaboration...  Coachella performers Animal Collective announced that, in conjunction with Keep Shoe Co., they will be designing a small collection of sneakers whose sales will go to the Socorro Island Conservation Fund (SICF).  You probably have never heard of the SICF, since it is relatively new and highly underfunded.  The small but mighty organization targets ocean conservation efforts, specifically "to preserving the unique biosphere of the Revillagigedo Archipelago" in Baja, California.  Four years ago, Animal Collective members Brian Weitz and Josh Dibbs took a trip to Revillagigedos in 2007 that really sparked their interest in conserving our oceans.  Once the idea was pitched to Keep founder Una Kim, the two entities combined forces to come up with an exclusive collection of sneakers, available as of March 26th at Keep Los Angeles on Fairfax and Clinton.  And check this- if you pre-order your pair, you can score a limited edition mixtape featuring never-before-heard tracks by Animal Collective. Rad!!

Tis the Season!

Aside from the fact I simply canNOT wait for Missoni's new home and apparel line to hit Target this September, I recently stumbled upon THE must have accessory for Fall.  I have been meaning to purchase a bike since I moved coastal, and the Missoni collection has pleasantly surprised me yet again with the release their spin on the London Liberty bike.  The Liberty of London bike was a cruiser with a leather seat and handlebars, and Missoni's design has not been released yet but the fashionistas at Refinery29 have mocked up what looks to be an a-mazing premonition as to what the it-accessory for fall will look like. BANANAS!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Scrapbooking for Grown Up's

For many years of my adolescence, I spent countless hours and paychecks on scrapbooking.  I looked at it as an art form, which I planned on mastering by the end of high school when the infamous Senior Scrapbook was to be presented to my English teacher.  Since high school ended and my fanatic scrapbooking was put on the back burner, I have accumulated hundreds of thousands of photos that I have wondered how on earth I will ever organize and showcase.

Well as far as fashion goes, I have found a lovely solution.  Meet Lookbook, my new best friend.  This handy little website is the perfect style catalog for any fashionsta (or fashionisto)!  It is a database of individuals looking to share their ensembles with the world, and reciprocate their love of fashion with others.  I just started my very own lookbook, which will be featured on my blog regularly (veer right).  It mimics social networks in a few ways, like the 'hype' button, a familiar friend of the 'like' button on Facebook.  It brings together like minded people from all over the world based on one common love: fashion.

Starting your own lookbook is easy.  There are a few rules to the game, but being able to catalog your own looks not only proves to be self-empowering but also practical, especially on those mornings when you oversleep or lack creative inspiration (aka Mondays).

Check out my lookbook and hype my style!