Bathing Ape (BAPE) Skate Inspired FW11 Collection

Bathing Ape’s (BAPE) FW11 campaign makes the skate shoe a hot commodity for the ladies. There’s just something spine-tingling about a sexy girl wearing short skirts and skate shoes – showing some leg – but keeping it real at the same time. The styling in the campaign is spot-on, and the model Daisy Lowe definitely knows how to strut her stuff in the simple yet organically propped studio setting. Have a look at the collection and the video below, and perhaps you will be inclined to pick up a skateboard and hit the pavement in NYC! We are!

To see Daisy Lowe in action…

Daisy Lowe for A Bathing Ape Ladies Fall/Winter 2011 from Highsnobiety on Vimeo.

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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