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DVF + Baby Gap

March 16, 2012

Morning, lovebugs! I came across the new line of Diane Von Furstenberg for Baby Gap some time ago and I have to say, a little part of me was actually excited to have a child (god, I hope my mother isn’t reading this). The amount of adorably fashionable clothing, that Gap is pulling from the seams, is too much for me to handle! How stinking cute are these kids? The bold colors and patterns had me at “hello”. I’ve decided to give a shoutout to all my mommy readers out there and feature a collage from (and inspired by) the line.
Mom, if you’re reading this: not going to happen, better luck next year.

Have a good weekend, Society Chic-sters! ox – M

TOTW: “Fake” ID

March 1, 2012

Hey chic-sters the weekend is almost here, and what better way to ensure that your having a good time then a”Fake” ID. But we’re not talking an illegitimate piece of forged government documents, no sir. Im talking about a few doppelgangers of some of your fondest Nike classics courtesy of our friends at NIKEID.

Now back in December I showed the wonders of NIKEID’s awesomely creative digital workshop. Now we are going to put that knowledge to good use creating some new designs inspired by the classic AIR Jordan 11 “Spacejams”. Make sure you have all components selected correctly to achieve the correct design.

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First I thought I’d start with the Air Jordan 2012.

AJ 2012 spacejams
INSERT: Low in black
BASE & FLYWIRE: black/black
OVERLAY: In leather/black
SIDE LOGO: University Blue
LACE: black
MIDSOLE CUSHIONING: white
OUTSOLE: Translucent/clear
TONGUE TOP ID: Jumpman/black

 

 

Next lets go with the Jordan Fly Wade.

FW spacejams
BASIC COMPONENTS: All black
JORDAN LOGO: Old Royal
OUTSOLE: Translucent/clear
MIDSOLE: White

 

 

Onto the the Kobe VII System.

Kobe spacejam

Now, I know what your going to be thinking, Kobe isn’t Jordan as you will find no argument here lets remember this is a fashion blog and this is probably the closest he’s gonna get. I digress, so on to the spacejamming of the Kobe VII System.

BASIC COMPONENTS: All black
ANKLE CUFF: low
MIDSOLE: white
SWOOSH: Game Royal
HEEL CLIP: White
OUTSOLE: Translucent/clear

Lastly and probably one of my favorites in the set are the Air Max 90s Premium.

AM Spacejams
Solely for the fact that this template actually features a patent leather option,
the crowning jewel of the Air Jordan 11.

BASE: Ripstop/Black
MUDGUARD: Patent/Black
OVERLAY: Full-Grain Leather/Black
SWOOSH: Patent/Black
ACCENT: Black/Heritage Cyan
LINING: Black
LACE: Black
MIDSOLE: White/White
OUTSOLE: Clear/White
LOGO: Heritage Cyan

There we go chic-sters, these “Fake” IDs are sure to turn some heads. Once again don’t be discouraged by the price on some these. Exclusivity/custom factors are defiantely coming to play but its way better that paying crazy sneakerhead riot prices for the originals, just saying. Stay fresh my friends and remember.

Dope is as dope does! -N.

TOTW: Nike Air Huarache BBALL 2012 “WAH-RAH-CHAY”

January 27, 2012

What’s good chic-sters?!? Noche here with your “thing of the week” sneaker edition. So if you’ve been paying attention you’d recall me giving you the heads-up on some of newest kicks to come out this year one of them being the NIKE Air Huarache BBALL 2012. Its a funny name to a really dope shoe. Huarache pronounced “wah-rah-chay” is a mexican word that predates spanish colonization meaning leather woven sandal. Buts lets not get confused were not talking about flip-flops here, were talking about a truly innovative basketball shoe thats sure to keep you fresh on and off the court.

 

Air Huarache BBALL 2012
will be released February 1st in four different colorways starting at $115.
The hardest part will be deciding which one is right for you!

 

volt/grey

Colorway: White/Black-Volt-Wolf Grey
Product ID: 488054-100

 

 

black/royal

Colorway: Black/Black-Varsity Royal
Product ID: 488054-004

 

 

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Colorway: Black/Black-White
Product ID: 488054-001

 

 

varsity red/black

Colorway: Black/Black-Sport Red
Product ID: 488054-006

 

There you go chic-sters. Don’t snooze on these because like most the shoes featured here at the Society the exclusivity factor is crazy. Be sure to check out the NIKE store on the 1st of February to get your hands on them. Be safe out there and as always…

Dope is as dope does!

-N

A Social Network of Our Own: The SneakerWare App!

January 20, 2012

Whats happening chic-sters!! Noche’s back with your fix for anything sneaker related. Have you ever had an idea and thought “man I should make/build this,” only to find out that somebody already beat you to it. This was my first reaction to The SneakerWare App available for FREE on iPhone app store.

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The co-founder of Freshness magazine and the creator of the Sneakers application on Facebook have been busy cooking up the first largest mobile social network for sneaker aficionados.

 

The RUNDOWN:

Cost: FREE
Platform: iOS  (sorry my droid users)
Requirements: Basic pre-recs along with a few others
(user name, password, email, name, city and favorite sneaker)
Connectivity: Ability to share via Facebook and/or Twitter accounts


KEY FEATURES:

Full-featured Mobile Social Network: Create profiles, browse
fellow users’ inventory. Also connect with and make friends.

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Mobile Inventory: Share your kicks with other users or show off the
pair you are currently wearing. This allows for comments and trading.

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Location Services: Bookmark your favorites, find local sneaker boutiques,
complete with addresses and contact info or submit new shops you come across.

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News Updates: Stay ahead of the
curb with fresh news updates on kicks.

NEWs

There you have chic-sters check it out in your app store or here.
Till next time, Dope is as dope does…peace.

-N

 

Thing of the Week: Five Kicks of Christmas

December 22, 2011

How’s it going my Chic-sters? We’re back at it again, with the thing of the week -Christmas edition. Santa’s elves have been busy wrapping up this season with some of the freshest kicks to come out this year and ya’ boy is here to give you the scoop on my top five. Now, most of these sneakers are super exclusive, so your best bet would be to go to your favorite/reliable sneaker boutique or check ‘em out online. Either way, some dedication is in order, but I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results!

First up, I’d like to start right off the bat with two releases that are sure to make anybody want to skip the naughty list.

The Nike Air Huarache Free 2012 QS & Air Basketball 2012 QS
These particular Huaraches are a take on their 90′s counterparts with the exception of the NIKE Free running shoe sole. Available in high and low-top with multiple color variants to follow.

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Brand: Nike
Model: Nike Huarache Free 2012 QS
Color way: White/White-Blue Emerald-Resin
Product ID: 514594-100
Release Date: 12/16/11
MSRP: $100
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Brand: Nike
Model: Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012 QS
Color way: White/Black-Pure Purple-Soar
Product ID: 501529-100
Release Date: 12/16/11
MSRP: $110

 

 

The Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”
Next I would like to introduce a landmark in sneaker history, the Jordan 14 basketball shoe. Nicknamed the “Last Shot” in remembrance to Jordan’s final days as a Bull during the 98 finals. A definitely cop for any basketball fan.

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Brand: Jordan Brand
Model: Air Jordan 14
Color way: Black/Black-Varsity Red
Product Id: 311832-010
Release Date: 12/17/11
MSRP: $160

 

The Adidas AdiZero Rose 2 “Windy City”
Keeping on that Chicago Bull-ish, we have Derrick Roses’ newest addition to his already spectacular Adizero Rose Series, The Rose 2 “Windy City.”
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Brand: adidas
Model: adiZero Rose 2 “Windy City”
Color way: Red/Black
Release Date: 12/20/11
Product ID: G47565
MSRP: $110

 

The Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Man-OH-man am I excited about this one, and with good reason! The concord 11 will go down as one of the illest shoes this year if not the best. When people ask “why on earth would you spend this much on sneakers?” just flash them a pair of these babies and watch those doubts fly right out the window. Please don’t snooze on these, chic-sters! These drop friday morning and I’m guaranteeing they’ll go fast!378037-107_a-620x349

Brand: Jordan Brand
Model: Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Color way: White/Black-Dark Concord
Product ID: 378037-107
Release: 12/23/2011
MSRP: $180

If The Shoe Fits

November 29, 2011

Hello, loves! The cold-er air is finally here and I’m like a kid on Christmas morning pulling all of my Winter gear out of the closet. I’ve complied a list of the top 10 ‘Must-haves’  for footwear this Winter. Of course, cheaper versions are always easy to spot. So, keep on the lookout and let me know which trends you’re absolutely jumping for. I assure you’ll be happy and your toes toasty, too!

1. Two-Toned Leather Boot: This, here,  is at the top of my list! I am bound and determined to find something similar at a better price, but until then check out these classic riding boots by Aldo, from Nordstrom, where you can by here.

2. Moccasin/Loafer Cognac Wedges: Work-approved and polished, these wedges stand above the rest! I recently bought a black pair by BCBG, however, these are too cute to pass up. Especially because ALDO is extending their 30% off until today! I know, you can thank me later!

3. Rain Boots: Look, I live in Florida. It happens, okay? Rain or shine, these chic little boots will be sure to keep your feet warm & dry! I absolutely LOVE the lace up, it brings a little niche to the modern rain boot that I just can’t get over. While these are fairly pricey, I’ve seen several look-a-likes at gojane.com. These, by Lucky Brand,  you can find at Bloomingdales!

4. Fringe, Fringe, and Fringe! Oh MY! Look, we have those days. The let-me-throw-on-my-sneakers to go out days. It happens to the most trendy of us, but fret not! These super comfy (looking) sneaks are sure to turn heads. Throw on some leggings, an oversized sweater, chunky braclets, and call it a day. Found in different colors at ALDO.

5. Oh, Oxfords! I can always count on these cute little numbers to keep my chic-on in even the worst of colds. Super sleek and shiney, perfect for the dark demin or black jean skinnies you’re dying to wear. I am personally going for a two-colored pair, black and white, of course! But these are ones you’ll want to get your hands on… quick!

6. I know, I know! I posted it, you thought it! Dare I go the Winter season without a trendy pair of flat loafers you’re SURE to pull-off at the office. Need I say more?

7. Coming in at number seven.. Combat Boots! How could we forget! This season, we’re seeing celebs such as Rihanna, Amber Rose, Miley Cyrus, & Jessica Alba Sporting this rocked-out trend! Turn any outfit into a edgy look with simble boots and studs! Here is a lovely-priced pair that can be found at Gojane.com.

8. How could this list be complete without some sky-high pumps? Color blocking is staying this winter and I could NOT be happier! I’m finding that I’m seeing a TON of Mary Janes on the horizon and I’ll add that these chic little get-ups are nicely priced at $35 bucks (buy one get one for $15!) that can be found at Charlotte Russe.

9. Folded Ankle Boots: Pick a color, pull down the flaps and go! Another pair of boots to add to the list, these comfy finds come in at number nine and are decently priced at a low $25! Find these and more at Go Jane (spend over $50 and it’s free shipping!)

10. Last but CERTAINLY not least, Lace-up Suede platforms! I’ve been keeping the cool colors around for winter and finding that these do just the job! Other colors can also be found at Go Jane!

Alright, love bugs! I hope this post will keep you up-to-date with my faves! A few that were not featured can be found here and here. Send me pictures with the latest! As always, hashtag #SocietyChic. Stay tuned for my belated “Mel’s Monday, Thing of the Week” post. Updating has been fairly nuts, so I’ll post that later on tonight. xx - M

Thing of the Week: Black Cement Air Jordan 3

November 18, 2011

Man, oh man, what better way to finish turkey day then going through the chaos that is black friday. To commemorate black friday is the release of the “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3. Easily one the best Jordans in the series, the release of the 3s is one of the last great “cops” of the year. It has only been released 3 other times since its creation. So set your alarms to 4am and be ready to wait in line because these shoes will be gone just moments after the doors open. So mark an X on your calendar and if needed go to Jumpman23.com’s store locater to find a retailer quick. Remember not to hit the ‘snooze’ button, peeps.

Dope is as dope does… – N

The Dilemma

November 18, 2011

Waddup, world! Welcome to the inaugural post of the urban side of Society Chic. I come to you with loads of enthusiasm and nervousness about the first posting. I guess you can say “me siento muy excited.” I digress, so let’s jump right in.

Being somewhat of a ‘sneakerhead’, I’ve come across a dilemma that many of us share. What kicks are considered “Club/Lounge worthy?” For the most part, the more “Bouji” the club, the less likely you will be able to get in with sneakers. Maybe it doesn’t help that you’re trying to get in with Air Force Ones that look like they’ve been around since the 1980s, but if you are willing to compromise, I’m pretty sure you’ll be happy with the alternatives.. And also not look like you’re about to step into church.

First up, I thought I’d incorporate something that’s a bit more casual, but still has the soul/sole of a sneaker. The Vans Versa Carbon/Gum Colorway is a really clean shoe, with a timeless upper, simple paneling, and interesting details. Choosing a Darker color scheme and gum sole gives the impression of a Dress shoe. Though, the Versa is a skate shoe, ‘sneakerheads’ can feel free to wear the kicks at the skate park and then at the night spot afterward, although I would recommend dusting them off before you do.

Moving right along, finding integration between the two, just might be the combination you’re looking for. A classic Converse never seizes to amaze me (with innovation on a retro design). The All-star classic boot is a fine example of that tougher canvas then the original (available in chocolate or black). Not to mention, moccasin style toe and rounded heavy-duty laces that give the look of a “high end” boot with the feel of the “old school” Chuck Taylor

At last (and certainly not least), we find ourselves in the midst of one of the best sneaker brands ever.. The Nike Jordan sneaker collection. Now, the likelihood of you being able to rock any of the Air Jordan series, is pretty slim. Jordan has some causal counterparts to their infamous basketball line. In comes the Jordan Grown Series. One of my favorites, in the series, is the V.5 Low. Available in a variety of colors and materials, this shoe has clean lace, an up-front closure, mesh material, and Padded tongue with logo. Great for the ‘sneakerhead’ in all of us, but still passable as a mature casual sneaker.

 

Well.. There you have it, Chicheads! I hope your first time was as good for you as it was for me. I hope my posts help you out when suiting up for any nightly escapades. A key thing to remember: Everyplace is different regarding dress code. So, do the smart thing and choose wisely. If all else fails, you can always bring a spair set of shoes. My advice though… Call Ahead!

Dope is as dope does… 

Noche

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