Friday, October 20, 2017

#ARTBYSKIP


STYLE: Samii Ryan A real-life girlboss.

BAEWatch: Samii Ryan
BAEWatch: Samii Ryan
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Samii Ryan is a girl on the rise with an eye for the better things. The Pennsylvania native has built a career for herself using her high visual literacy to create content that sets the internet ablaze.
Her beauty literally stopped traffic on the busy SoHo streets but don’t let the blonde fool you — she’s got plenty of street smarts. She manages her business as an influencer, model and lead designer of her brand By Samii Ryan. It doesn’t stop there: she also creates original content for her large YouTube audience sharing tips on style, beauty and lifestyle.
We caught up with the hustler to see how she keeps up with life’s demands.
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Tell us what it was like developing your line By Samii Ryan?
I began By Samii Ryan in 2009 after graduating high school. At that time, I was hand-making every accessory I sold and was blindly sending out pieces to celebrities and women in the music industry. I’ve had some sensational women wear my pieces including Kesha and Miley Cyrus. Soon after, my collection was picked up by Nordstrom and was in over 42 department stores nationwide. I used to vend at music festivals such as Warped Tour and Bonnaroo — I would go anywhere to get my spread my brand’s name.
Unfortunately, my website was recently hacked this year while I was on a trip to Bali with my boyfriend for our blog, Him & Her Travel, and it definitely put an obstacle in place. We decided to completely relaunch By Samii Ryan and add some graphic tees, totes and hats to the collection.  I’m so excited because I’ve never sold clothing before and hopefully this graphic merchandise will eventually turn into custom cut-and-sewn pieces I can design myself. I have always had such a passion for creating unique pieces that others can style in their own ways. I can’t wait to see where the future takes me with By Samii Ryan.
What is your inspiration for the collection’s design?
I had so much inspiration for the design of the latest collection. I would put together mood boards and Dropbox folders filled with tons of images, quotes, people, fashion — anything that would inspire me. The 2017 summer line was inspired by the rebellious trendsetter, with a hopeless romantic twist. Phrases such as “50% tired, 50% horny” and “I spend most nights at home falling in love with the idea of you” can be seen across the collection’s staples. For the trendy millennial, the collection embodies their fun loving spirit. For the person who has been burned, the collection also inspires strength and confidence to find love like never before.
“I feel like I have so many apples in my bucket but if you are happy with what you do, you never truly work a day in your life.”
What’s the average day look like for you?
I usually wake up at 7:30 a.m., lay in bed for a little bit and then hop out to make some coffee and breakfast for my boyfriend and I. After that I get ready and drive to work with my boyfriend because we share a creative office space together. I have a make-shift studio in my office including a pink backdrop with some studio lighting for my YouTube videos. I usually spend a couple hours filming and editing some videos and I’m always on my email. I also do content curation for a luxury brand named, St. John Knits. So I spend hours creating and collecting content we can incorporate in their social media feeds. We leave work around 6 p.m and cook some dinner, go to sleep and start it all over again. My schedule varies when I have a photoshoot or something but I am constantly working.
If you had to choose one pair of shoes to wear forever what would they be?
I have been wearing my Fenty x PUMA white creepers and I haven’t taken them off since I got them. I also have them in the grey suede and I am equally obsessed. It is such a great shoe and super cute to style with mostly everything. Oh and most importantly they are very comfortable.
Which of your tattoos is your favorite? Why?
My favorite to date has to be my hand piece which was done by my friend Antony Flemming in London last year. I was on a trip with my best friend, and she was getting a piece so at the last minute I decided I wanted to tattoo my whole hand. It was a brash decision but I am so happy I did it. The artwork was inspired by all the regal gates and architecture I saw while on my first trip to London. My second favorite piece goes to David Bowie as the goblin king in The Labyrinth on my right arm.
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#FBF PHOTOGRAPHY: National Geographic’s 2015 Roundup of Greatest Travel Photos











When you think of National Geographic, you immediately picture iconic imagery and breathtaking scenery. With the publication’s 2015 roundup of greatest travel photos, this is exactly what you get, and in spades. Each image manages to capture an essence of greatness far beyond the typical “point-and-shoot” method of capture, with pictures ranging from the snowy Yellowstone Park to the highest waterfall in Ecuador. Browse through the awe-inspiring imagery above as it will surely evoke a sense of wanderlust. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

#ARTBYSKIP



BOOTS: TIMBERLAND / FEIT / DR, MARTEN / MONCLER

atmos x AK-69 x Timberland 6-inch boot collaboration drop release date info black white laces nubuck suede
atmos x AK-69 x Timberland 6-inch boot collaboration drop release date info black white laces nubuck suede
atmos x AK-69 x Timberland 6-inch boot collaboration drop release date info black white laces nubuck suede
Japan’s atmos is linking up with Japanese rapper AK-69 for a customized pair of Timberland Timberland 6″ Boots. AK-69 last collaborated with atmos on a pair of Ewing Athletics sneakers in 2016; this time, Timberland’s classic shoe is draped in black leather and boasts exclusive detailing.
Limited to only 100 pairs, the footwear commemorates AK-69′s nearly year-old album, DAWN. The “DAWN in BUDOKAN” features a custom hangtag from atmos, a tonal black leather upper and rubber lug sole, and one of two Japanese Kanji characters embroidered on the rear tab of each boot: “夜” and “明” which together translate to “dawn.”
Look for the drop on atmos’ webstore on October 20 for ¥30,000 JPY (approximately $265 USD). This month has seen a large selection of atmos collaborations, with a set of Columbia jackets announced for Fall/Winter 2017, and a bevy of releases unveiled for the recent New York Comic Con.
FEIT Military hiker Suede Paneled Leather Boots Combat Black 2017 Fall Winter October Release Date Info
Footwear label FEIT has crafted a new boot for Fall/Winter 2017 — the Military Hiker. Featuring FEIT’s trademark high-quality leather and detailing, the artisanal shoes boast a variety of luxurious details.
Fabricated in black vegetable-tanned leather, FEIT’s Military Hiker boot is a taller version of its Hiker boot model, with combat boot inspiration. The Military Hiker offers several design upgrades, like a heel tab, metal eyelets, and suede panelling. A gusseted tongue meant to resist water and amplify comfort, a chunky Vibram GumLite outsole, and FEIT’s modified Goodyear construction round out the heavy-duty shoe.
The Military Hiker is now available on FEIT’s webstore for $800 USD.
Engineered Garments Dr. Martens Chukka Boot Monkey Boot 2017
Engineered Garments and Dr. Martens have released a remixed take on the latter’s classic Monkey Boot. Offering a timeless silhouette with a characteristic twist, this collaborative take on the archive boot is swathed in oxblood suede and deep burgundy smooth leather for a nod to EG’s signature mismatched aesthetic.
The traditional silhouette gets edited to a slightly lower 6-inch chukka height with a 6-eye lace closure, while the upper’s distinctive panel stitching, smooth cowhide lining, heat-sealed treatment and air-cushioned sole unit with yellow Z welt-stitching stay true to Dr. Martens’ reputable quality and design.
The Engineered Garments x Dr. Martens Mis-matched Monkey Boots will be available at select Engineered Garments stockists for a retail price of ¥54,000 JPY (approximately $480 USD) in the near future.
Let us know if these are a Fall/Winter 2017 cop and for more boot options, check out the SOPHNET. x Danner combat zip boot.

Moncler Fall Winter 2017 Peak Mountain Boot Sand Suede October Release Date Info Shoes Footwear END Clothing red white blue hiking
Moncler Fall Winter 2017 Peak Mountain Boot Sand Suede October Release Date Info Shoes Footwear END Clothing red white blue hiking
Italian outerwear brand Moncler released an updated take on the classic hiking boot just in time for the change of seasons. Dubbed the Peak Mountain Boot, this heavy-duty pair stands just as confidently at the ski lodge as it does slushing through urban terrain.
The made-in-Italy Peak Mountain Boot comes in a sand-colored, full grain leather suede for a vintage look and feel, while resting atop a Vibram sole with Moncler’s signature colors at the midesole’s heel. Additional details include a Goodyear welt, striped laces, metal d-rings, and a padded ankle collar. Grab a pair now for $670 USD at END. Clothing.

BLXCK STYLE: COMME DES GARCONS / NIKE / TAG HEUER

COMME des GARCONS Black x Nike Apparel Capsule END. Waffle Racer

  • STYLE: GUCCI / BAPE / YEEZY

    Gucci Sweatbands
    Gucci Sweatbands
    To add some flair to those dreaded workouts, Gucci and creative director Alessandro Michele, have just dropped a set of vintage-inspired sweatbands running at $270 USD each. The accessory comes in either a light bone color or dark brown, both featuring “GUCCI” printed on it. Crafted from a blend of polyester and cotton, you can pick up a Gucci sweatband now over at Gucci retailers and online.
    In other Gucci-related news, Gucci announced it will be banning fur in all of its future collections.
    Gucci Fur Ban 2017 October Kering Announcement

    A Bathing Ape BAPE Zippo
    Over the years, Japanese magnate BAPE has continuously been dropping the hottest accessories. This time around the label has teamed up with American manufacturing company Zippo for a reusable lighter. Crafted in gold metal, the lighter sees BAPE’s ubiquitous APE head and famed camo print engraved into the full body. For interested buyers, the BAPE ABC Gold Zippo lighter will be hitting BAPE retailers and online this Saturday, October 14 for ¥13,800 JPY (approximately $123 USD).
    Kim Kardashian West Teases Unreleased YEEZY BOOST Wave Runner 700

    After Kanye West took to the streets earlier this week rocking a brand new pair of YEEZY high tops, Kim Kardashian has stepped out rocking another pair of unreleased YEEZY sneakers. The new kicks worn by Kim feature the same bulky style we’ve seen on the YEEZY BOOST 700 Wave Runner. Instead of sporting some of the crazy color schemes we’ve seen on recent models, this low top pair sports an all-white look throughout its body.
    Much like most of the teased YEEZY sneakers we’ve seen over the past while, there’s no word on when we can expect this latest pair to drop. Let us know in the comments whether or not you’re feeling any of the recently showcased YEEZY shoes.