14 5 / 2013
Today we’re selling United Nudes’ architecturally inspired footwear. Sarah Fones investigates the connection between buildings and shoes.
For the past oh, eight seasons or so, chunky, clunky, vertiginous, (as in painful,) footwear has dominated designer runways. Said wedges and platforms have often been dubbed “sculptural” and “architectural,” when in fact they’re essentially just “high”. What separates the truly chic from the weak? Well, the easiest answer would be a bonafide architect-as-designer. Consider Zaha Hadid for Melissa and Lacoste; Frank Gehry for J.M. Weston; or Rem D Koolhaas (perhaps you’ve heard of his uncle?), for United Nude.
YUM. Been lusting after a pair of United Nudes for ages but still want to try some on first. Architecture as footwear could be great, but being able to walk is kind of important too.
13 5 / 2013
Their intro goes:
A leader of South Florida’s music scene and a pure bred Miamian, Lauren Reskin is fighting to save the Jackie Gleason Theater as the great live music venue that it is.
Read on here:
Image courtesy of Jason Koerner Photography (check out his other great photos from concerts around South Florida, too).
10 5 / 2013
I saw Caveman today! It had been a while. Caveman is a grizzled, older, shoeless and often shirtless man who pushes a shopping cart full of coconuts. He shimmies up palm trees and wanders around Little Haiti and the Upper East Side selling his bounty. It’s always a good day when he comes by Sweat. He’ll hack off the top for you with a machete and sometimes he even has straws.
“Well there’s the love of my life. I’ll come by soon!”
08 5 / 2013
Back in 2006, my good friend DJ Hottpants and I did a weekly party at a roller rink in Ft. Lauderdale. It was called ROLL OUT and it was amazing (there were boozy slushies). This was the first flier:
Hottpants and I got together recently and created two volumes of tracks to commemorate the party. Our frequent spins included freestyle, pop, electro, divas, hip hop, indie, and classic skate jams. Both mixes are tons of fun (perfect for a workout) and end with a slow jam for the “couples skate”.
Please listen and follow on Spotify! We’ll post Vol. II next week!
18 4 / 2013
Lots of cool press and news this Sweatstock week (and hopefully I’ll be able to post here a little more often once it’s over).
What I’m most proud of/excited for is that I’ve been selected to be a part of Class VII of the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows program. I kinda love this image of the new class. Guess which one I am? (Hint: I have red hair.)
In other news…
And some family news too:
08 4 / 2013