BEST OF THE WEEKS : EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (1/2)
This issue includes shooting An Lemmens, meeting Nalden & previewing the new Soulwax tuxedo’s.
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.
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.
How are you going to invite bloggers and then embargo stuff for like two months?
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.