Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The first UK screening of legendary US bgirl Rokafella's documentary, 'All The Ladies Say' is showing this Saturday, April 3rd (11am) at the Southbank Centre in London. The documentary highlights the lives of six iconic female street dancers from San Jose, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago, who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male dominated breakdance world. The screening is followed by Q&A session with Director Rokafella (NYC) and featured bgirl Vendetta (Atlanta). They showed it at B-Girl Be and it was off the hook!
Southbank Centre is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and includes Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Poetry Library and 21 acres of creative arts. Go check it out!
P.S. -Spoiler alert: They're all sneakerheads =)
Charissa (aka CMS, on left) and Jen Jen were phenomenal hosts! They even let Amanda pretend to own a mess of kicks =) (see below) But most of all, they let us stay with them, showed us a great time, drove us to all the shoots, and really made us feel at home. We almost didn't leave!
Amanda posing as a killer collector...
Check out Charissa's kicks, toys and vintage coolness... (click on image to enlarge)
Lala at Miami Beach--who knew there were 2 Lala's who loved kicks, and who were both near Miami's Nikki Beach at the same time? We almost missed our shoot after the other one told us she was wearing high heels not kicks. Good thing we got it straight, cuz this one was ready to go with beautiful art and a whole family supporting her!
Relz and Chef, co-owners of randumbmiami.com, did their shoot together at one of the Art Basil walls in the Winwood Art district.
In Canada for work, I caught up with our blogger Loni, so she could show me around. Who knew the last Good Foot had just closed their doors weeks earlier? And they aren't the only ones... seems that sneaker boutiques in the TO have fallen on hard times, with the noted exception of Livestock, which is alive and well! And so is Loni, who just moved to Toronto but who is also doing some traveling around the U.S. for her own book about positive hip hop. Keep an eye out for this up and coming female hip hop photographer!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
All you need to know is Fee + new city + OSD crew members + KF fam = must see time. Come thru 10$ at the door gets you a raffle ticket with crazy prizes and DJ Terry Urban spinning.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
pic via Sneaker News
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I've been getting a lot of questions about our GIRLS GOT KICKS book project and photo shoots, so this is out just in time! Here's your chance to get the whole story as the illustrious Mafia from Sneaker Freaker interviews me and photographer Amanda Lopez. The article also includes excerpts from a number of the photo shoots we've done so far (including Jen One, artist, above).
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
So you think you've got some freshness? And you know you have some passion? Show us! After amazing photoshoots in San Fran, LA, Boston, NYC and Minneapolis (did I forget anywhere?), we're heading South to Miami and really south to Down Under! We're teaming up with dunkxchange (Miami) and Sneaker Freaker's Swapmeet2 (Melbourne), so you can catch some great events and seize the opportunity to show your stuff and be featured in our upcoming FSF book, GIRLS GOT KICKS. Remember, it's not about quantity, just show us your style and your love for kicks. For more info, and to sign up, check our photoshoot info page.
Special thanks to our amazing photographers, Amanda Lopez, co-author, and special guest Down Under, Cheech Sanchez. Check them out...
Friday, March 12, 2010
Nike will release on April 1st this "sweet" kicks, taking inspiration on French delicacies. This ladies kicks, the Nike Air Royalty, are made on leather thermo-molded structure taking the colorway of the diferent flavors of the Macaroons, almond, fruits, curaçao and lemon
Well, they're finally here. After harassing adidas for almost 2 years to get some Candace Parker kicks out (why sign her and not make commercially available kicks for her in the year she wins, um, EVERYTHING??), I can't say they're worth the wait.
1) The sparks are fruity.
2) The paint splotches are silly.
3) The commercial issue has less obvious sparks (nice), but no true tip-of-the-hat to Ace either. (The player edition has Ace3 stitched on the side.)
4) The commercial issue has quite a random colorway. I'm pleased that adidas didn't think they had to go pink on us, but where did this come from? Not Sparks colors, not Tennessee colors... Maybe these match her uni overseas??
5) The size run is extremely low: women's sizes 8-10.5, and 12, on the adidas site. So girls and young women with small feet can't even buy them!
And now they're gonna blame Candace and women's basketball if they don't sell out!
On the upside, they have an adiprene, eva and climacool technology in the sole.
As seen on counterkicks.com.
Available online at adidas here. $90.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
*About Yéle Haiti*
Yéle Haiti is a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean that is changing lives in this desperately poor but optimistic nation. Through Yéle Haiti, Wyclef uses music, sports and the media to reinforce projects that are making a difference in education, health, environment and community development.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
From sneaker freaker.
This shoe is being released Saturday March 13 at Bodega and will come in a custom ballistic nylon case lined with shearling. An etched flask will be included for those over 21 years of age. This pack retails for $120, is limited to 100 sets and probably won't come out in sizes smaller than a men's 7 or 8.