I remember one of the first few sneakers I got as a kid was a pair of Adidas Superstars, and ever since then, sneakers have become a staple for me. Also, marrying a fellow sneakerhead definitely keeps this passion going.
I would probably say that it was the launch of the Nike Flyknit sneakers. My husband and I were both so crazy about it then that we collected about 20 pairs between us! We were fascinated with the technology and innovation behind it — it was lightweight, comfortable, and still so stylish.
Unfortunately, we've completely changed our fashion styles since then.
That feeling is wrapped up with excitement and gratefulness. It starts with unboxing that fresh packaging until the moment you have them on your feet.
Every step feels so light yet confident, making you feel like the most stylish kid on the block!
Some of my favorite brands are Uniqlo, Muji, COS, Studio Nicholson, and local brands like Rye. Even though I'm a visual creature at heart, I've learned to appreciate minimal and functional pieces over the years with my style.
Hmm, I think it'll be nice if brands continue collaborating with local or growing artists to showcase their talents. These are great opportunities for brands to tap into the local scene to show their support and an excellent platform for artists and illustrators to show the world their inspiring talents.
My current go-to's in the rotation are the Converse Chuck 70s, Vans Style 36 Decon SF, and Excelsior Bolt.
I don't really have an ultimate holy grail sneaker, but the Sharp Canvas Shoe from Studio Nicholson looks pretty sick.
I'm just happy if I could get my favorite sneaker models in all the nice colors!
My other daily essentials are high-colored socks, rings, and tote bags. As a designer, one can never have too many tote bags.
We have about 50 over-tote bags in rotation in our household – it's a crazy obsession.