♥♥ Hannah Powell-Auslam was diagnosed with breast cancer at 10 years old, and is the youngest person to ever be diagnosed with the disease. Now at age 11, Good Morning America checked in with her while she is going through her chemotherapy treatment, and gave her some American Girl dolls and introduced her to the Jonas Brothers. Touching video at Jezebel.
♥♥ Shoegoddess.com has a breast cancer awareness giveaway contest open until this Thursday the 15th. Sign up now!
♥♥ If a dude ever tries to tell you that performing oral sex will reduce your chances of getting breast cancer, use your head, not his. DO NOT BELIEVE. If you’re gonna blow him, do it with gusto, but just cuz you wanna.
♥♥ An Ohio couple in their 60’s are battling breast cancer together as husband and wife, as they have BOTH been diagnosed with the disease. Via WBALTV.
♥♥ Bloomingdale’s has a special pink boutique at their e-commerce store. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you shop Betsey Johnson, Lauren Moshi, Juicy Couture, Testament, and many others.
♥♥ Talking Makeupis putting us on to the Estée Lauder company World Pink Mosaic project. You can join the mosaic and distinguish yourself within the mosaic as either “supporter,” “survivor” or one “touched” by breast cancer, through photo frames in different shades of pink or white.
♥♥ Keds Champion Pink Ribbon canvas sneaker features the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on the side and tongue of the shoe and comes with white and pink laces. 100% of the sales of the Champion Pink Ribbon Sneaker will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
Eyes To The Sky: Trend Spotting. Trade Show Round-Up.
Our time in Las Vegas was brief but busy!! In two days we covered Pool, S.L.A.T.E. at Magic, Capsule and Project. We saw many brands and took note of tons of trends both current and future.
The Crop is HOT: The crop top and jacket has been showing off the past few seasons but was in FULL FORCE this time around. Many brands offered there basic “t-shirts” or tanks on cropped versions and with t-shirt hems rising so are jackets. With the hi-waist trend we’ve been working with in recent years it only makes sense that our tops would get shorter. *please note I was properly displaying this trend with my Cheap Monday t-shirt worn with hi-waist vintage Z.Cavaricci’s on day one of trade show madness 😉
Eyes To The Sky: The Crop is HOT, cropped sleeves hoody and hi-waisted harem pants from Rojas for SS10.
Floral Fantasy: Floral prints are still going strong from tops to bottoms to kicks to sh!t kickers. Don’t think that flowers are just for girly girls and don’t get it twisted, these prints are powerful but not all “flower power”. Get into it and make Blossom proud.
Eyes To The Sky: Floral Fantasy, UNIF marries the crop and the floral print, two trends for the price of one.
We also noticed some of the usual suspects: more pyramid studs, more motorcycle jackets, more exposed zippers, chiffon fabrics and sheer fabrications are showing up and as to be expected black is still holding reign supreme.
A most refreshing trends was back to basics in the footwear world. Thanks to the likes of companies like Nike, who have helped to kill the sneaker game by over saturating the market, we can rest easy in simple canvas sneakers. Brands like 80%20, Keds, Bensimon, Tretorn and Keep offer up budget friendly and style savvy offerings that are a breath of fresh air in the frooty loopy sneaker market these days. Keeping it real simple is a key trend that we’re happy to see!
America’s first national athletic and lifestyle footwear brand, Keds, hasn’t been around since 1916 without pleasing the masses. Their Spring/Summer 2010 collection definitely packs it in with something for everyone, from your best friend’s dorky parents to the hipsters that you often confuse for homeless people. There is a series with Oxford stripes made from men’s wear shirting fabric, a series made of linen, a Tyvek trump l’oeil slip on, and even super soft enzyme washed sneakers that when slipped on should feel like you’ve been kicking around in them for ages.
If that the new fabrics and finishes weren’t enough for you, Keds has teamed up with Opening Ceremony to introduce a line of their classic lace ups with a bandana print and toggle closures on the laces. According to the Opening Ceremony site the collection is inspired by America, hence the denim, nautical influences on the laces, and use of primary colors.
Keds x Opening Ceremony
In addition to the fly takes on old classics, Keds also has offerings for those of us trying to do the right thing by the environment. Keds green line features nickel free eyelets, organic fabrics, and pvc free soles.
Keds Green Line
All of this awesomeness crammed into one collection assures that Keds will definitely be around for well over another 93 years.
Keds has been around as long as I can remember but they’ve come a long way since the basic white sneaker that I grew up wearing every summer. Keds just launched an eco-friendly shoe, supporting a Boston non-profit charity, Artists for Humanity. Artists for Humanity provides professional art experience for the local community through after school programming. The aspiring artists designed a shoe to express their concerns about the environmental impact of bottled water consumption, which is reflected in the water bottle graphics on the shoes.
Here are the details on the compostion of the shoe: 100% Organic uppers, 25% Recycled uppers, 25% Recycled rubber outsole, and water based printing inks. $1 per pair sold will be donated to Artists for Humanity and the shoe will retail for $50.