Liberty of London for Nike to launch April 2nd

One of my favorite collaborations has to be Nike and Liberty of London. When I was abroad last spring they launched another on of their collections and I snagged myself a pair of Nike Blazers with Liberties ‘Kara’s Trees’ print. I went to Liberty on a Friday early one morning just after I made a quick stop at school. How amazing was it that my main campus was just a very short walk away from so many stores. A fashion students dream! haha On the other hand a nightmare when you are trying save money! But that was one of my favorite purchases I made while abroad. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get myself a pair.

Once again Liberty and Nike have come together and are launching their Spring 2012 collection on April 2nd at 10AM. This time if I am looking to get a pair I need to try it online. And, early with the time difference. The Nike Inc. website shows the shoes that are in this years collection and the prints. Psychedelic prints this year. Last year seemed to have a bit more of a variety but none the less there are some really amazingly unique pairs. The first five shoes to release will be in the Nike Free 5.o, Air Max 1, and Cortez styles. My favorite pair are the Air Max. I love that this one seems to be more athletic use oriented. With a Liberty print how can you go wrong? I am not quite sure how this is going to work and if you can only purchase these in the UK but I don’t think they will be that exclusive BUT there are only so many they make, I ‘m sure. So don’t hesitate!

One of the other pairs that will be released in May are on trend with the wedge athletic shoe. They are Nike Dunks with the built in wedge heel for a more feminine look and non athletic use. Celebrities, I’ve seen them mainly on models, are wearing these wedge heel sneaker style at the moment. Not exactly my cup of tea but others think differently.

I’m crossing my fingers I can get my hands on a pair. Take a look at the photos Nike released of the shoes. Let me know what you think!

Until next time!

-H

Below: My Nike Spring 2011 Kara’s Trees Blazers

The Spring 2012 Nike X Liberty Collection

Fashion Fix: The Fashion Fund on Hulu

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite documentary fashion series that I watched on Hulu. Since I only have basic cable at my apartment I go to Hulu and network websites to watch some of my favorite shows or ones I might have missed on the channels I can watch. I think I may watch a little too much TV. Although, I am pretty sure I am not the only one!

‘The Fashion Fund’ is absolutely amazing and I think anyone interested in fashion, not necessarily interested in going into the industry but with an appreciation of fashion should watch this. I am sure already have. I came upon this one from one of the commercials that they show when watching things on Hulu. For those of you not familiar with ‘The Fashion Fund’ this is about young designers in the industry competing against each other in hopes to be winners or runner ups for aid in their businesses and mentorships by some of the most successful in the industry. There are Jewelry designers, Menswear, Womenswear designers all so very talented.

Watching each episode made me cry a little. Some people call me a crier but I just have passion and emotion that sometimes get the best of me. It doesn’t affect me but it makes me happy to see people doing things they truly love and believe in and I wish more people would do that. There would be a lot more happier people. Don’t get me wrong there are obstacles that come with that which you get to see what these amazing designers face in the way they currently run their businesses. This is not a ‘Project Runway’ type competition, this is pretty much who has the best business plan, talent and how will the money be used in their business, if won.

Incredible documentary of each of the designers journey to getting closer to the fund. Totally recommend!

Until next time!

-H

Camping at Garner State Park

Hello Everyone! Well sorry for being MIA for a little. Today is my first day back after a pretty eventful spring break. I just want to share with you a little of what I did. It was relaxing and exhausting at the same time. ha! My break didn’t start off so hot. It was slow, cold and raining. Yuck. Then I got a call from a friend of mine to go camping at Garner State Park. I was a tad bit hesitant because it was soooo last minute and the weather was horrible but I trusted him because he knew what he was doing. So, I said yes.

That next morning  I had to wake up extra early on just a few hours of sleep because I couldn’t seem to fall asleep due to a mixture of excitement and doubtfulness. I had my reasons. I was up at 6 AM making sure I did not forget anything and that I would make it on time by 7 AM, punctual as usual. With the time change my friend on the other hand seemed to have slept through his alarm and assumed that instead of springing forward we spring backwards…Ridiculous. But he eventually woke up and we headed off on the road. I was being optimistic even though the clouds from that mornings thunderstorm were still lingering. I had checked the weather forecast for our destination which was about and hour and a half away from the city  (San Antonio) and it had sunny and in the 70’s. That made me very excited but didn’t know how trustworthy that weather forecast was going to be. When we got closer it was nothing but sunny skies and beautiful weather. Just wonderful. And all in all, the trip was very enjoyable. I would go into detail of what we did but I’ll save you your breath and you can see the photos I took.

Enjoy! Until Next time.

-H