Girls Got Kicks Interviews in Sneaker Freaker - Sneaker Freaker Founder Lori Lobenstine
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.
Forget the common male fantasy about women engaging in sweaty pillow fights! Lori Lobenstine’s FemaleSneakerFiend is now home to JenOne, of VanillaMedallions’, sick sneaker-shaped pillows. And, they are not to be tossed across the room!
Sneakers are not only there to protect our feet from the sticks and stones, but could be—and in this case they are—works of art! In 2005, Lobenstine created a website centered on women worldwide who take pride in their kicks; it’s a forum to meet, show off styles, and basically take part in the ever-growing sneaker culture. It soon grew to be a movement of thousands of women who aren’t letting the myth of “high-heels for mature women” deter them from the comfort and flair that exudes a pair of clean, funky, original (no fakes) sneakers.
FSF x JenOne Pillow
Multi-talented graphic artist and sneaker-head herself, JenOne fits in well with this crowd. These pillows are larger sized versions of sneakers we would love to see on our feet; some are even adorned with laces. Decorate your room with these sneaker pillows, or take them out and hold them high as you would a medallion; just don’t let anyone step on them!
The FemaleSneakerFiend pillow will soon be available, be on the look out!
For more of JenOne’s art work visit: www.jenone.org
M.I.S.S. favorite photographer extraordinaire, Amanda Lopez, is featured in the latest issue of Sneaker Freaker. Amanda’s photos have appeared in Mass Appeal, XXL and The Source. She’s worked as Estevan Oriol’s assistant and had several Vans True Story Exhibitions which detail her adventures – all through her kicks. Her latest project has her paired up with Lori Lobenstine’sFemale Sneaker Fiend on a book project called “Girls Got Kicks.”
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amanda on over a year’s worth of Mama look books. I can tell you first hand that Amanda is not only a talented photographer, but she is so easy to work with and has a way of directing models that puts everyone at ease and let’s everyone’s true beauty shine. Learn more about this rising star on Sneaker Freaker, where they’ve sat down to chat with Amanda Lopez.
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French-based magazine, Lady Caprice wrote an article on M.I.S.S’s very own Lori Lobenstine, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend. As members of FSF, Lori asked Liz and I to submit photos of our collections for the piece. Check out the full story to see the photos – and shouts to other fabulous ladies featured including Pink Eye, Toofly and Mafia.