The ladies over at Cozy Girl Squad, a collective of women who use the Cozygirlsquad.com platform that unifies women who are part of streetwear and sneaker culture, are hosting an event called C.A.K.E. with House Of Malcolm on April 29th. Cozy Girl Squad platform is a collective of women shining a light on the things they find attractive and feminine while abandoning society’s idea of what that is. The squad allows women to see that confidence is more important than what is expected from them to be ladylike. . It’s a platform to discuss, learn and connect, without judgement on what it means to be a woman in love with streetwear culture. C.A.K.E stands for chicks. art. kicks. the exhibition, a fusion of art and fashion, showcasing sneaker themed art by female artists. All artwork will be centered around sneaker culture from the ladies perspective. rime is a sponsor for the event, giving away two pairs of Reebok Diamond Ventilators. for more info head to chicksartkicks.splashthat.com.
The ladies over at Cozy Girl Squad, a collective of women who use the Cozygirlsquad.com platform that unifies women who are part of streetwear and sneaker culture, are hosting an event called C.A.K.E. with House Of Malcolm. C.A.K.E stands for chicks. art. kicks. the exhibition, a fusion of art and fashion, showcasing sneaker themed art by female artists. All artwork will be centered around sneaker culture from the ladies perspective. rime is a sponsor for the event, giving away two pairs of Reebok Diamond Ventilators. for more info head to chicksartkicks.splashthat.com.
Children’s book writer, Susan Verde is celebrating her the launch of her latest book, My Kicks on April 9th, at Books of Wonder. The book is about growing up and letting go, told through a boy’s attachment to his favorite pair ope sneakers. The launch will also coordinate with Soles4Souls.com, so parents and children are encouraged to bring a pair of gently worn sneakers to donate. Children will also be able to design their own pair of shoelaces. For more information click here.
Fiorucci was one of the most talked about department stores of its time, and its legacy has continued on long after the doors closed. The store was known for its quirky, yet sexy finds and can be credited for starting Madonna’s career, one of Fiorucci’s jewelry designer found black rubber rings in a plumbing store in Tokyo, which she turned into bracelets for her friend, Madonna. The 59th Street shop was described as a daytime Studio 54, where it was a mix of rebellious fashionistas, artists and suburban teenagers. Cherubs became known for something else besides love and Valentines day, it became Firoucci’s logo and at times took on the Fiorucci spirit by donning them in accessories and sunglasses, which appealed to the out-of-box-thinkers who loved the stores, even more. Those simple off-the-wall changes are what made Fiorucci great. Elio Fiorucci sought out peculiar things for the department store, recruiting young designers like Betsy Johnson, not to mention being the first to create skin tight skinny jeans. Now the brand and name is being revived by Janie and Stephen Schaffer, who are starting off by releasing a jeans line that embodies that sexy Fiorucci spirit. Tees and sweatshirts will be offered as well, with an underwear and swimwear line to follow and eventually a store. But the revival of the Firucci shop isn’t new, back in 2001 Edwin Jeans, the Japanese Brand the Schaffers purchased Fiorucci from, opened a store in New York City’s Noho area on Broadway—you know, where the big Urban Outfitters is. Back in ’01 the crisp white department store, although flanked with quirky, artsy items that made Firorucci fantastic, it was dominated by Edwin Jeans items. There weren’t those skintight jeans the brand was known for, instead they were silhouettes by Edwin Jeans. What will make this revival successful is if the authenticity of Fiorucci is in place while modernizing it to be reintroduced to a new generation. The Schaffers seem to be on the right track, as they took inspiration for the jeans from the archives and even worked with Elio Fiorucci’s pattern maker. The thing about Firorucci’s sexy was that it was playful and not lewd, Elio’s campaigns featured groups of diverse women who were seductive in a genuine way. They looked, happy and self aware which gave an empowered vibe, and that is what the Schaffers have to live up to. In times like now, that fierce optimism and fun is needed.
Rime is giving a chance for you to get your hands on one of the most sought after sneaker silhouettes of the moment, the Fenty Creeper. All you have to do is fallow the steps below.
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Winners will be announced on the 6th
rime is getting into the holiday spirit by getting together with Heeling Soles, whose motto is Helping People Walk Towards Brighter Futures. The organization provides shoes and clothing to support those in need. Heeling soles believe that having access to a pair of shoes can boost a persons self-esteem enough to walk a path in becoming an asset to one’s community. rime has teamed up with Heeling Soles for their Dropbox project, where you can donate a pair of lightly worn sneakers to those less fortunate. During the holiday season when you donate a pair of sneakers at either one of rime locations you receive 10% off your purchase made from January 2-14, 2017. *Canada Goose Excluded*
Halloween Friday night, Smith Street in Brooklyn was shut down by fans who couldn’t make it inside rime to watch Choppy Chan perform his EP Music For Your Daughter. Choppy Chan is a Queens native that makes music about pain, and the exhilarating lustful experience of his past. Music For Your Daughter is seven songs in the R&B/Hip Hop genre, that explores the highs, lows and confusing in betweens of teenage love. The soulful beats made by Choppy Chan, coupled with his raspy emotional voice has garnered him a cult following of New York City teens. For those who couldn’t make it inside rime for a chance to be a part of the lit vibe Choppy Chan brought, check out some videos below. Also, head here to check out the Music for Your Daughter EP.
For National Hip Hop Month Mr.Mecca of AllHipHop.com will be interviewing Sean William of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder at an event called Solemates, to discuss the history of sneakers and how they connect to hip hop culture. There will be a display of unique and esteemed sneakers. After the discussion there will be a quiz, but unlike your days at school, you have the chance to win more than just a gold star. Rime is giving a $100 gift certificate and a goody bag to those with the highest scores. Rime will also have a 15% discount for anyone that stops by the Brooklyn location with their ballot from the event. The event is on Thursday November 10th, at 6:30 at the W New York, Downtown. The event is opened to all ages and you can head here for tickets.