This month, adidas Originals announced the return of the Stan Smith shoe. A trainer created in the Seventies and made infamous by the legendary player and its namesake. After vanishing from production lines two years ago the tennis shoe is back and this time it's got Kate Moss' face on the tongue. *Shakes with excitement*. *Passes out*.
The women's mass-market selection is limited. Yes, it sounds almost too tempting a cause for the feminist crusaders out there, but the women's selection is mainly pink and purple. Does Nike not think women are after black patent, woven-toed or basketball-inspired, swoosh-emblazoned trainers? Apparently not.
There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic trainer styles - the Nike Air Max. As part of their celebrations to mark the occasion, Nike commissioned various London artists to interpret some classic Air Max styles and the results now form part of a 'Nike Air Max Reinvent' exhibition...
Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.
I love busting out a silver shimmer- it's my go-to, year-round shade for adding sparkle to an outfit and I'm never without my Elsa Peretti for Tiffany open heart hoop style earrings, one of many silver chains and my beloved Frank Gehry torque ring but it's not just for jewellery. My disco ball style silver nails have been drawing lots of unsolicited compliments of late and I would lend someone my kitten for a pair of the silver Isabel Marant wedge heel trainers, pictured below.
I adore America. I also love a bit of theme dressing. As a kid I spent a lot of Independence Days in the States and, even though with the exception of having a few American relatives, I don't really have any reason to celebrate 4th July, for me it's just a great excuse to dress up, eat some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and drink even more Diet Coke and Starbucks than usual.
Nike really are smashing it at the moment. Never mind the Air Wovens, Flyknits or the mad Yeezy II hype, for me it's all about the understated, super tactile designs of NIKECraft, the new collaboration with bricolage sculpture artist Tom Sachs.