Here goes my first post of 2016, and it’s unsurprisingly about the Super Bowl, my favorite event. As what I believe to be an effort to further encourage women’s viewership, the NFL has paired up again with the CFDA for 50 one-of-a-kind, designer-decorated footballs. In 2014, 48 designers contributed to the helmet project [here]. This year’s class includes, Rag & Bone, Rachel Zoe, Alice & Olivia, Jennifer Meyer, Marchesa, Rebecca Minkoff, and Prabal Gurung, to name a few. You can see the rest of the collection on the link below. What are your favorites? Do you think the NFL and CFDA make a good partnership?
The auction is on now until February 14 with all balls on display in San Francisco, home of Super Bowl L*, from January 3-February 7. Auction proceeds wiill benefit the NFL Foundation. Get your bid on.
Last time the CFDA paired up with the sporting world, we got this collaboration. Now Super Bowl XLVIII is the latest designer challenge with 48 helmets re-interpreted through fashionable eyes. Some designers on the list include Billy Reid, Blake Mykoskie for Toms, Cynthia Rowley, Dannijo, Public School, Rag & Bone, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan for Donna Karan and DKNY, John Varvatos, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Olivier Theyskens, and Pamela Love.
I’m surprised by the lack of color so far. Couldn’t Narciso’s be easily added to an Oregon uniform? Bloomingdales will be showcasing all helmets starting next week as they go onto auction from 1/15-2/4. 100% of all proceeds will go to the NFL Foundation.
Get your bids ready.
+ THIS IS HAPPENING.
+ NFL players just don’t have the post-game outfits locked down like the NBA. Kaepernick wearing a beanie, oxford shirt, and hooded blazer. Lewis lookin’ like a reverend. [from yesterday.] Pulling for the Patriots in the Super Bowl since the Rams won’t be there for a while. Sad.
+ Everyone have a good week while I’m busy repeating “Suit and Tie” and trying to digest it.
[photos via 1//2//3]
Week 17 of the regular season is tomorrow [sad day!], but these NFL goodies just dropped at Forever 21 this week. Who says you can’t rep your team year round? Not all teams are up online, but I did see more options in store. If anyone in St. Louis wants to ship me a Rams pullover, get at me. Please and thank you.
+ [early] Father’s Day dinner at Malibu Cafe + Family Rose Bowl Flea Market visit
+ Crafted light displays + Type finds
+ Vintage shoe lasts + Watching .fun at Bonnaroo on YouTube
+ Spent a good portion of Sunday at the Rose Bowl Flea. I didn’t make any purchases, but did take some photos of sports-related items that I’ll share later this week.
+ The NFL is taking a high fashion approach to up female viewership. WWD reports here.
+ Anyone catch the Mad Men finale? What do you think?
[Photos from iPhone//Instagram: @stephaniesuarez]
After Nike introduced the 2012 NFL kits a few weeks ago, artist Dave Rappoccio took a stab at his own redesigns, which are pretty fantastic and come with a great sense of humor. Below are the Patriots and my dear Rams.
See all 32 teams here.