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Celia - Singaporean Sneakerhead Interview

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Hapsari Listya
January 20, 2023

Celia @celia.lxl fell in love with sneakers nine years ago, and it all started with a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 High. She loves to see sneaker collaboration with high fashion; hence she wants to see Nike collab with Balenciaga one day!

What was the moment you first got drawn to sneakers, and which pair of sneakers triggered your passion?

My first pair of white Nike Air Force 1 High when I got it nine years ago! I am really minimalist in fashion, so I loved the versatility of sneakers and how it helps elevate my outfits effortlessly.

All images via @celia.lxl

What’s one moment or trend in the history of sneaker culture that resonates with you?

The collaborations with high fashion!

What are some of the current pairs of sneakers in your rotation?

Air Max 90, Zoom 2000, Air Force 1 - All Nike!

Please describe how it feels when you get and wear a new pair of kicks?

It feels exciting, especially if it's a pair I've been eyeing for a while! Wearing them would give me a greaaaaaaaat sense of satisfaction.

What is one sneaker collaboration that doesn’t exist, but you wish/think should exist?

Balenciaga X Nike please!

What are some of your favorite creators/designers or brands and why?

Balenciaga - their style resonates with mine. I can see myself wearing them as a daily fit.

And, of course, Nike has comfortable, classic, and timeless designs!

What is your ultimate holy grail sneaker that you have not managed to acquire so far?

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1. The color palette screams me!

What are some of your daily essentials or treasured items besides kicks?

My Balenciaga Le Cagole, a daily planner, tinted lip balms, hand creams & sunscreens!

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @celia.lxl

An ailurophile who loves bake cookies and listen to indie music!