“That looks like me.” That was my thought when I scrolled across this pullover on Without Walls yesterday. I even sent it to my co-worker to tell her it’s my new favorite thing. Like, if I turned into a piece of apparel, I’d bet it’s this. [or this. Close enough.] Described as a “bonded foam” fabric, I’m assuming that the unofficial way to say neoprene or a similar quality. I’ll take one, please.
“I am always with the line from Voltaire, that ‘Everything that needs an explanation, isn’t worth the explanation.’ So what can I explain?
By now you’ve seen what I did? It’s fun! In fact I had several ideas and Louis Vuitton wanted to do them all—why not? All of the boxing things are related.
I know more and more women—and men too—who have started to box. I thought it was something that one should do, if possible, in a very expensive way. So I designed the huge piece of luggage with the punching-ball in it. I also wanted to make a bag that was inspired by that idea; it comes in different sizes. We made a special carpet with an application for beginners: where and how to put your feet and how to move. There is also a little bag with boxing gloves, it can be taken to the boxing appointment—I wanted to have a special Monogram for that too. It was really very childish, simple thinking!”
I won’t pretend that I always understand Karl Lagerfeld, but I’m not sure he does either. While incredibly excessive, I love his contribution to the Louis Vuitton “Iconoclasts” capsule and find it much more interesting than just another bag. On the flip side, I also don’t want to know who buys this.
It’s been a minute since Nike’s released a new NTM, but, appropriately so, the next series up for grabs is in the World Cup spirit. If you’re rooting for anyone outside of the USA, Brazil, France, or England, you’re kind of out of luck, but they’re nice to admire either way. Those red England tights would make nice yoga leggings any day, I think.
I am mildly obsessed with this Gisele and Neymar shoot for Vogue Brazil. It’s super clean and simple, which allows for both personalities to stand out without having to compete against high fashion or busy backgrounds. One more day until game time!
More after the jump.
Who doesn’t love a little tie-dye for summer? Well, we love tie-dye so much that we did three different types. Perhaps you’ve already peeked some of these over on Blogilates! The scrunch dye is my favorite of the bunch; I already snagged the bodysuit. What’s your favorite?
Cassey Ho of Blogilates is easily one of my (and probably yours!) favorite fitness personalities; she seems like the sweetest! Forever 21 Active was lucky enough to partner with her recently for a series of videos featuring our product, as well as getting some of her favorite picks from our Summer season. Check out the video she did with Meredith Foster of Stilababe09 to create your own muscle tank!
Grab the Tie Dye Macrame Sports Bra here!
Summer 2014 is just starting to pour into the stores and online at Forever 21, and I’ve been waiting to share pieces of it. This season has a strong emphasis on softness and yoga influences, and I’m really excited about some of the key details, including our crochet textures. It’s an easy update to regular athletic mesh and a great option to layer for depth of color. There’s a second set for this group that will drop later this Summer that’s more of a spliced group, so keep any eye out for that.