Saturday, May 21, 2016


PUMA women's creative director and brand ambassador Rihanna and global sports brand PUMA kick  off their first creations with the release of the PUMA BY RIHANNA collection with Rihannas FENTY label. Under her creative direction, the first collection introduces the PUMA Creeper, which mixes the iconic PUMA Suede with some punk and a little bit of rebel all in one.

The PUMA Creeper was inspired by the revolutionary punk era from King's Road in London to the LES underground club scene in the late 80's. The clubs have closed down since then but the culture will never be gone, influencing the city's fashion and music scene for years to come.

The classic PUMA Suede was transformed with a platform or also known as a "creeper" sole for a fresh new take. Rihanna also took advice on style from a Los Angeles based menswear designer Mr. Completely to help complete the  PUMA Creeper design. 

The first black/white pair of the pre-release sold out super quick but do not worry because the first three colors of the PUMA Creepers will be available on and other shops who sell PUMA products worldwide from September 25 all the way through the end of 2016 with multiple new colors and materials. 

The Start Of Mr. West

In 2013, during an interview radio station Hot 97, Kanye West let the world know that he'd signed with adidas. The announcement, which came after a period of West publicly bashing his old sneaker sponsor Nike, shook the shoe world, and the product the partnership eventually produced helped adidas ascend to a new level of cool.
But, the first Kanye West adidas sneaker actually happened back in 2005. That sneaker, never known to the public until this year, is seen in full detail for the first time here.
West was in talks about signing with adidas for a collaborative line in 2005. At the time, he was a relatively new name, having just released his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004. He hadn’t yet really established himself in the fashion world, but that didn’t mean West lacked ambition.
During studio sessions for the recording of his second album, Late Registration, West requested a meeting with higher-ups at adidas to discuss the possibility of working together. They agreed, flying from adidas’ headquarters in Germany out to Los Angeles. But, West’s vision at the time was too big for what the brand was willing to sign on for—he wanted stores, his own line, and his own design team. West’s deal with adidas inked in 2013 would allow him of all of these things.

Part of West’s pitch to the brand was to have them help get his clothing line, Pastelle, off the ground. Ironically, Pastelle appears to be finally happening in 2016, although there’s no evidence of adidas’ involvement.

Monday, May 16, 2016


         So today I walked into class with my head down and I see the FRESHEST sneakers I've seen in my life on John Pierces feet. These sneakers were  royal blue with the typical polo logo that is a very eccentric orange, brown leather laces and a white rubber sole. I just had to ask him about his thoughts on these sneakers. " Although these shoes are very comfortable and stylish they are really not that comfortable. I do not think I would recommend these sneakers to anyone else unless they are up for discomfort while looking stylish." - John Pierce
         Shocked by Johns answer to the comfort of these shoes I had to take it to the internet and see some other reviews for myself. One guy on amazon said "The very first time I wore them, my left foot started feeling uncomfortable and began to hurt. Finally it was almost unbearable. My right shoe felt great and there were no problems at all. I could not understand what was going on. I took my shoe off and looked it over good and tried again. Immediate pain again. It didn't rub a blister but it hurt so bad that I just gave up. My feet are more important than new shoes. It didn't rub a blister or make a place on my foot but it hurt terribly. I guess my feet have decided to get different in their old age and I will have to choose much more carefully. I packed the shoes up and gave them to a charity that needs shoes. I do hope that the person who gets my shoes has better luck than I did." Multiple other people also complained about the discomfort of these shoes so I do not think anyone should get these shoes. Although they are very uncomfortable, they are very cute and look good with almost any outfit!