BEST OF THE WEEKS : EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (1/2)


Posted on November 9th, by legrandfromage in life, Uncategorized. 4 comments

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This issue includes shooting An Lemmens, meeting Nalden & previewing the new Soulwax tuxedo’s.

What?

NikeNalden

I was invited to preview the Nike S/S 10 collection, so I traipsed to London.

Where I met Nalden.

Which was most def THE highlight of the previous weeks.

He was wearing his Nalden varsity jacket, I was repping in my KNOTORYUS shirt.

I went : “sooooo nice to meet you. We’re big fans”.

He went : “KNOTORYUS. You guys are pretty big in Holland. Can we meet up in Brussels?”

I went: “That’d be soo cool”

After which I immediately crawled back into my shell.

You know how I roll.

BOFNIKE

So Me designed a whole collection for Nike and it’s banging and funny at the same time.

It’s not your average Bertrand.

And it is not pictured-above.

Dear stillloveyounikebutcomeon,

How are you going to invite bloggers and then embargo stuff for like two months?

,NikeJessie

I interviewed Nike designer Jarrett Reynolds (above picture). More on that soon.

Highlight of that chat :

Jarrett : Dizzee Rascal is one of my idols. His first album inspired my cat’s name.

Me : You named your cat Boy In Da Corner?

Jarrett : No. Its name is Dizzee Rascal Reynolds.

The Nike UK rep was pretty much in shambles after that one.

(By the way, really nice to meet the both of you’s)

BOFLemmy

My friend An Lemmens of So You Think You Can Dance fame in a Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony cardigan. (pic by Cindy Frey)

I know she’s really hot and all, but I just like her because she’s smart as a whip, supertalented and she cracks me up. All the time.

And you know why I love LGF? Because when we were shooting Lil Lemmy for dSM, he looked at her and suddenly yelled :

“Dude! You got the best nose!”

Upon which she belted in a ‘FINALLY someone notices’ kind of way:

“I know, right ???!”

Stuff like that makes me really happy.

BOFWalter2

BofWalter

I told you about Walter Van Beirendonck designing shoes months ago.

Here’s the S/S 10 collection. Don’t know how much the Men’s collection will set you back, but the kiddie one’s are +/- 45 euro per pair.

We love you, W.

BOFCafeCostume

LGF in the new Café Costume Soulwax suit jacket.

We’ve seen the two different  suits (one’s a nice kind of crispy winter morning kind of blue, the other one’s in a beautiful black).

I’ve got the Alex Salinas pics as well, but they’re embargoed until further notice.

Sas, Bruno & Angélique : supersupersuperhandsome! Great job!

BOFKiehlsKaws

Press days in Antwerp. Two days’ worth.

One of the highlights : Kiehl’s & Kaws at Oona

Poor reps. I was like a dog looking for a bone.

If I see a new Kaws item and I want it, do not make me wait.

BOFKiehlskaws

I’ve ordered the Limited edition (CHECK THE CAP!!) version here. Where else?

Next time on Best of the weeks :

Loungin With Lobsters.

I know what you did Swarovski. And it’s pretty fucking cool.

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4 responses to “BEST OF THE WEEKS : EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (1/2)”

  1. […] We already told you about the blue tuxedos. This is the first official image of the new official Soulwax look (clothing by Café Costume, photography by Alex Salinas).  (There’s one more pic we’ve got on file, but it’s still under embargo.) […]

  2. […] we brought you the new holiday 09 collection and now I am proud to present […]

  3. […] die keer in november dat ik naar Londen trok en aldaar op een toch redelijk spannende manier Nalden […]

  4. […] is zo goed bezig. Vorig jaar verrasten ze ons al met enkele geweldige KAWS-producten en nu kunnen we onze collectie uitbreiden met flesjes die labels dragen ontworpen door Pharrell […]



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