Hi FSF friends,
We’re excited to be offering “Sister 2 Sister 2”, the 2nd round of our very successful all-female sneaker design seminar! If you or someone you know is interested in getting into sneaker design, don’t miss this opportunity! FSF is partnering with MassArt and some of the top female footwear designers across the industry to offer this special event FREE to aspiring female sneaker designers of all ages. Space is limited, so please spread the word (or apply yourself) quickly!
Sister 2 Sister 2 will be held at MassArt on April 16th and 17th, with an exclusive site visit to Converse on April 20th.
For more information about the event and how to apply, visit or sponsor it, check out:
Many thanks to the Presenting Sponsor: Abekam, as well as Event Sponsors: Karmaloop, PENSOLE, and the No.2 Foundation.
♥♥ Jewelry designer Melody Ehsani debuts her first piece with metals, the “Armor-dillo” rings. Cop yours in gunmetal, gold or silver. They’re available for purchase on the ME online store now for a cool $45.00.
Girls Got Kicks is a book project put together by Lori Lobenstine, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend, to showcase all the lady sneaker fiends of the world and show the boys that they’re not the only ones who like to keep their kicks fly. She enlisted M.I.S.S.’s very own Amanda Lopez to shoot all the women and their sneaks as the duo travels across the country to different cities.
In Issue 16 of Sneaker Freaker, Lori and Amanda were interviewed about the project. If you didn’t catch the interview in print, check out the Girls Got Kicks feature now available on SneakerFreaker.com. M.I.S.S. Editor at Large Krishtine de Leon (aka EyeASage aka Rocky Rivera) and M.I.S.S. co-founder and Editor in Chief (moi!) are featured among the ladies featured in Girls Got Kicks.
Lori Lobenstine, founder of Female Sneaker Fiends baked these for MISS GDK and they were delicious. She thought they would be a great recipe to make for Mama’s Kitchen in the autumn and Lori was kind enough to share her recipe and how these cookies came to be…
I was working at a summer camp during college, teaching a class on politics that I called “The Chocolate Chip Cookie Government”. (Long story.) My boyfriend’s mom knew I loved chocolate chip cookies, so she got me this book for Christmas. I’ve tried a lot of the recipes (all good!), but this one is the one that folks ALWAYS ask for. Even people who look puzzled when I first describe them turn out to be fans…
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups flour
4 tsps baking powder (not soda)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (I use 1 stick of butter)
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin (I always use canned.)
9 oz good semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (or to taste)
(Some people also like to add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.)
Soften the butter and then stir in the sugar. Mix in the eggs and pumpkin. Stir well.
Bake at 350. They won’t brown, so it’s a little hard to know when to pull them out. I like them when they are no longer wet on top, but just ever so slightly firm to the touch. Overcooking will dry them out, but make them a bit prettier. I usually cook them for about 12 minutes, more or less depending on the oven.