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Get The Look: Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner wearing Balenciaga Leather Leggings, Givenchy Lucrezia Bag, Barbara Bui Fringe Leather Jacket, After Party Vintage by Nasty Gal Essential Tee, Victoria Beckham Classic Aviator Sunglasses and Nike Air Max Thea Running Sneakers


Kicks Of The Day: September 29, 2015

Kicks Of The Day: September 29, 2015

Karlie Kloss Heathrow wearing Superga Cotu Classic Laceup Sneaker

Cara Delevingne wearing John John Bermuda Cool Classic Shorts, John John Fringe Sneakers and Sunday Somewhere Valentine Sunglasses

Kate Hudson Mothers Day set in Atlanta wearing Supra Elyse Walker Skytop Wedges


Air Max Day brings a new execution of the series’ first member with the Nike Air Max 1 Essential. This premium take on the Air Max 1 maintains the original silhouette, but integrates premium materials all over. A nylon frame houses soft suede overlays and a leather Swoosh, with this specific “Pro Green” style code placing both textures in deep green. Contrasting the featured tone is a sail Swoosh and midsole, all finished off with a gum outsole. Tell us your thoughts on these AM 1s in the feedback box, and pre-order a pair today for spring shipment at Afew.


Cop or Can: adidas Originals and Horween Leather Premium Stan Smiths

Cop or Can: adidas Originals and Horween Leather Premium Stan Smiths

The adidas Original Stan Smith has taken on new life over the last year and, with countless iterations, have become a bit saturated. Let's keep it real here - the Stan Smith, as classic as it is, has gotten a bit "hey there's a new Stan Smith colorway - meh." While adidas has released countless iterations of the Stan Smith in recent months, they have now linked with Horween Leather for a pair of premium iterations of the classic silhouette. Optioned in low-top and mid-cut forms, the tan sneakers have of course been draped in luxurious Horween leather, noting perforated Three Stripes branding alongside. Additional embossed tagging takes over the tongue, while white laces play contrast accordingly, matching the midsole underneath.

The adidas Originals Stan Smith “Horween Leather” pack will be arriving on October 9 at select retailers and online. The lows will cost $150 USD and the mids, $160 USD.

Founded way back in 1905, Horween Leather Company has long existed as a demonstration of some of the finest handmade vegetable-tanned leathers around. Now the Chicago-based tannery has been tapped by adidas to give the iconic Stan Smith a makeover. Appearing in both mid- and low-top form, the designs come built atop the silhouette’s classic white sole unit, but see uppers of premium Essex leather for a refreshing change of pace. Finishing touches include gold foil Trefoils at the heel while the shoe’s signature tongue branding badge comes embossed right into the leather. Retailing for $160 and $150 USD, respectively, the mid- and low-top Horween-constructed Stan Smiths will soon be available at select stockists and

Snaps: Married To The Mob Doubles Up In Converse For Fall/Winter Lookbook

Snaps: Married To The Mob Doubles Up In Converse For Fall/Winter Lookbook

Featuring the Clermont twins for double the looks. Married To The Mob is back with its latest lookbook, this time featuring the Clermont twins. Inspired by the back-to-school season, MTTM is offering a range of bold tees, graphic athletics, sleek outerwear, and sophisticated cut-and-sew pieces. Of course, everything is done with its signature MOB twist with a pinch of naughty, from a “Namaste B*tch!” yoga set to a mesh long sleeve with the words “Bad Mother F*cker.” The Clermont twins are currently starring on Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, and perfectly embody the MOB mindset. Head over to for more information.

Chicks N' Kicks | Marchetta McDonald - Nike Delta Lite Mid

Name: Marchetta McDonaldAge: 27 Location: Dallas, TX Occupation: Owner of Sugar & Spikes Kicks: Nike Delta Lite Mid (Dark Grey/Mint and Candy) Website/Contact:

Marchetta McDonald is the epitome of a Southern Belle. Raised in the heart of Dixieland, the Tennessee-native found (at an early age) that fashion came as natural to her as her charming southern twang.

After furnishing homes and adding her signature classic-meets-contemporary style to the interior design industry, Marchetta opted to focus on her true love: fashion. Just last year, Marchetta launched an online boutique which she fittingly dubbed Sugar & Spikes and capitalized on both her killer business sense and a knack for putting together deadly outfits.

Read more about Marchetta and her flare for fashion below.

CL: Tell us a bit about how your background and how it helped you get into your industry.

MM: I have a degree in Interior Design and I have been working in the corporate sector of this field for 5 years. After being pulled around like a puppet, I decided that entrepreneurship was the career path for me. After deep soul searching I went for what I was most passionate about and that is fashion and calling my own shots. I don’t believe anyone can teach you how to dress - either you got it or you don’t, and I feel like I have a keen eye for color, texture, and how to place items together. These aspects are all items that I feel you need to make the business a success and it's how I'm contributing my 2 cents to the fashion industry.

CL: How does your personal style reflect in your work?

MM: I love trends but, most importantly, I love setting trends. Sugar & Spikes is bringing the consumer the trendiest merchandise at an affordable price for the stylish woman. I love blazers and that’s why you see so many on the site; plus it works for all women, the career woman & the stylish woman. You can pair it with jeans and/or a pencil skirt. I like being versatile in my personal style and it shows itself through Sugar & Spikes.

CL: What was the inspiration behind Sugar and Spikes? How is that original idea evolving?

MM: Fashion has been my first love since I was able to try on clothes at a young age and I have always wanted to contribute my ideas to this billion dollar industry, but fear was always my number one reason for not going after my dream. After much brainstorming and consideration, I had to find what makes me happy. The two things that make me happy are being my own boss and fashion, so I mixed the two together and Sugar & Spikes was born.

CL: What should fans of the brand look forward to in the coming months?

MM: I am researching more designers and by the summer we will have a Sugar & Spikes private line designed by yours truly and the Sugar & Spikes team. We are also an advocate for community involvement so we'll be contributing to local charities throughout the year.

CL: Obviously, we love kicks. What are some of the ways chicks can rock their kicks and maintain an air of femininity?

MM: I am feeling high tops in bright colors paired with what I feel the most comfortable in: Dresses & Skirts!!!

CL: Anything else you’d like our readers to know?

MM: I love hearing back from my customers! I believe without them Sugar & Spikes cannot exist so a big shout out to everyone who has supported S|S and I would love to hear feedback on what my Sugar & Spikes Chicks want to see as we move through this journey.


Props: WMS Photography, Sugar & Spikes Boutique, Marchetta McDonald

Snaps: Karlie Kloss Goes Metallic In White High Tops For Vogue China

One of our favorite Superga enthusiasts, Karlie Kloss, ditched her comfy Italian sneaks for something a bit more metallic in her spread for Vogue China. Shot for the October 2015 issue, the Chicago native makes full use of her fit frame in metallic duds and cropped tees from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang

Karlie’s wardrobe was hand-selected by stylist Anastasia Barbieri and lensed by famed photographer Mario Testino. Have a look!







SneakHER Style: Rihanna Pairs Puma Creepers With a LaQuan Smith See-Through Maxi

Rihanna is a big LaQuan Smith fan! The songstress was spied over the weekend in Brazil for her Rock In Rio concert appearance in a braided embroidered Cleopatra maxi dress from Smith’s Spring 2016 collection: Rihannas-Rio-De-Janeiro-Rockin-Rio-Concert-LaQuan-Smith-Spring-2016-Italian-Braided-Embroidered-Cleopatra-Maxi-Dress-in-Money-Green-

Sheer is the operative word for this see-through maxi and Rihanna, always one to take fashion risks, paired the frock with a black string bikini underneath. The singer rounded out the look with a pair of her Fenty x Puma Creepers in wheat.


The dress, from LaQuan's Spring 2016 collection, was originally modeled in gold with Rihanna rocking a similar design (no doubt custom) in BBHMM green.


Rihanna's Puma x Rihanna WMNS Creeper looks to be a lighter custom shade made especially for the pop princess, but you can nab a similar look in the recently release wheat colorway. Ringing in at $120.00, the sneakers feature a suede classic upper silhouette and a double-wide rubber creeper sole with leather liner and waxed laces,




I definitely think Ri looks gorgeous! Personally, I'd have loved to see this dress in a knee length cut to show off the shoes a bit more and perhaps the black and white Creepers would have been a better color selection, but I certainly can appreciate Ri for rocking her own brand no matter the getup.

What do you think?


The Rundown: Side-Eye Ben Carson, MAC x Mariah, Netflix's New Chill Button x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @karinabaileyrae x Nike Women Air Max 1 PRM "Magista Pack"Photo: @vizhuhneree

Around The Web:

Obama and Putin clash over Syria in face-to-face meeting (CBS)

Republican candidate Ben Carson tells NASCAR fans Confederate flag OK (SportsIllustrated)

The Most Incredible Images Of Liquid Water On Mars (NASA)

The Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin Posted This Unbelievable Tweet (NYDailyNews)

What You Need to Know About Facebook's AI (Inc.)

10 Lessons Barack and Michelle Obama Taught Us About Love (xoNecole)

What Happened When I Gave Up Dating For A Year (APracticalWedding)

Girl Meets World Star Has The Best Response When Reporters Ask For Her Diet Tips (ELLE)

Wish List: KITH x Highsnobiety x PUMA Tease EVERYONE With “Friends & Family” RF698 (Highsnobiety)

Introducing the Official Netflix and Chill Button (Engadget)

Justin Bieber Has Some Strict Rules For Fans Who Want To Take Photos With Him (HuffPost)

Stop Everything. MAC Is Launching A Mariah Carey Collection. (NYMag)

Cop or Can: We knew this was coming. Check Out adidas Tubulars reworked in Nike Air Yeezy colorways (SoleCollector)


Wish List: Emmi Teams Up With Asics For a Ladies Exclusive Gel Lyte V

Whenever I see 'ladies-only' in a sneaker headline I feel pretty giddy all over. Emmi, a Japenese Women's retailer, has teamed up with Asics for a ladies-only exclusive Gel Lyte V. The sneaker seems to be completely built for the fairer sex complete with a simple color way and intricate features. Just like us gals, huh? LOL.

A perforated leather toe box, tweed and rope laces combine for a sporty-chic look while a "houndtooth" design (used regularly in women's clothing) lends a femine feel. Women's exclusive or not, hats off to these two brands for a well executed take on a classic model.

This sneaker will be available starting in November in Japan for approximately $158 (or ¥17,000). You can find more details and pre-order now at







Via SneakerFreaker

KOTD Weekend Recap: Gigi Hadid, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose, Cara Delevingne x More!

Happy Monday ladies and gents! Can you believe we're already at the end of September? Make sure you bring the good vibes into October!

Celebs were everywhere this weekend as we spotted a few of our faves at festivals, at photo shoots, and even in Paris. Casual chic was on the menu for these lovely ladies!

Check our our weekend sneaker style recap!

gigi-hadid-milano-linate-airport-pic216355 Gigi Hadid found herself landing in the City of Love over the weekend looking fab wearing Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Sneakers. Gig's travel style is top notch!

Screenshot_2015-09-27-22-02-22-1 Ciara had some fun with a crowd of fans posted up outside of her hotel. Cici snapped a group shot in the Air Jordan 1 Ret Hi NYC "23NY" before catching a flight back the US to watch her beau play on Sunday.

Screenshot_2015-09-27-22-00-15-1 Christina Milian and her mini, daughter Violet, sat pretty while waiting to take off on a much deserved vacay.  The actress and owner of We Are Pop Culture took a load off in a fresh pair of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32. These are definitely on our Wish List.

cara-delevingne-rock-in-rio-in-brazil-september-2015_10 Brazil was the move for model Cara Delevingne who embraced her inner rock star at Rock In Rio over the weekend. Cara was spotted strutting onto the grounds wearing a Jennifer Meyer Turquoise Inlay and Lapis Center Eye Necklace with Diamonds, Bo.Bo. Regata Long Mullet Top, John John Bermuda Cool Classic Shorts and John John Fringe Sneakers in white.

Screenshot_2015-09-27-21-54-26-1 In the middle of celebrating her Barbie victory, Zendaya Coleman took a second to show off her new sneaks and show some L-O-V-E to Rihanna on her 'Creeper' collaboration with Puma. Girl power, indeed.

Screenshot_2015-09-27-21-07-08-1 Fresh from a photo shoot, Nicki Minaj kept in character as she struck a fierce pose in a pair in Isabel Marant Bekett Leather Wedge Sneakers.

rs_634x1024-150928042442-634.Gigi-Hadid-Joe-Jonas-Paris-JR-92815 Hello again, Gigi Hadid!  Gigi and boyfriend Joe Jonas hit the streets of Paris with matching sneak game for  lunch at Cafe De Flour.  The love birds were spotted walking tall in adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers.

Amber-Rose-in-Tights-west-hollywood-623x1000 Closing out the weekend was Amber Rose who kept it simple in an off-the-shoulder crop sweatshirt, VS PINK joggers, and Jordan 11 Lows in West Hollywood. While the sneaks Amber are wearing look like they have a pink sole, you can shop the AJ11 'Bred' for a similar look.

Who had your favorite look this weekend?

The Rundown: Pres. Obama Confronts Russia, #62MillionGirls , Zendaya Breaks The Mold x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @estheryyoon x adidas Campus Around The Web:

President Obama Confronts Russia, China and Iran In Speech to UN (ABCNews)

Michelle Obama Unveils Campaign Focusing on Girls’ Education (WSJ)

What Elizabeth Warren Said About Black Lives Matter Is What Everyone Should Hear (WashPost)

Wish List: Bring the Rain and The Wine With Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Hi in Bordeaux and Thunder (Titolo)

Trump tax plan: Wealthy would pay more, some would pay nothing (CBS)

Zendaya approves of her Barbie likeness: “When I was little I couldn’t find a Barbie that looked like me” (Salon)

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Discusses Kanye West on ABC's This Week (Pitchfork)

‘GQ’ Delves Deep Inside the Nike vs. adidas Sneaker Wars (GQ)

The NFL Is Doing Something To Stop Domestic Violence — Is It Enough? (Refinery29)

Banksy's Dismaland To Be Sent To Calais To Provide Shelter For Refugees (HuffPost)

Lupe Fiasco Hints at Sequel to His Classic Album 'The Cool' (Complex)

Download Run the Jewels' Cat-Sampling 'Meow the Jewels' Remix LP (Rollingstone)

Chris Brown’s Australian Tour Visa Was Denied Because He’s A Bad Person (TSS)

Beyoncé kills it at the Global Citizen festival (Youtube)

Cop or Can: Nike Introduces The LeBron 13 'Written In The Stars.' (SneakerFreaker)

Wish List: We're Ready For The Cold Thanks To Nike's Air Max 90 Utility (SneakersAddict)

Man sets fire to spider at gas pump, sparking blaze (USAToday)

Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash (SlenderKitchen)

Hey Ladies: The Leopard Stan Smith Gets a Friend With This New ZX Flux (SneakerFreaker)


Kicks Of The Week: Justine Skye, Kehlani, Beyonce, Bella Hadid x More

It's Sadderday! This week has been a doozy. After experiencing allergies from hell at the beginning of the week, I've been spending most of my time trying to get ready for the launch of Yay! That said, we've still been keeping tabs on our favorite sneaker style moments from throughout the week. Four words: Puma is coming up.

Take a look at our picks below.

beyonce-knowles-rehearsing-for-the-global-citizens-festival-pic216273 Beyonce Knowles is readying herself for yet another live show and she's letting her photographer capture every last bit of her rehearsal greatness. We spotted Bey wearing this Trapstar Mesh Raglan and a pair of Nike Air Revolution Ski Hi Sneakers.

unnamed-10 One of our favorite female sneakerheads, Kehlani, stood out in ripped jeans and Nike Air Force 1 Mid as she posted up with the palms.

tumblr_nv84shdJmC1shgopuo1_500 Dakota Fanning hit the streets of NYC wearing Superga 2790 Acotw Linea Up and Down Sneakers in Full Black.

kendall-jenner-los-angeles-pic216165 Kendall Jenner was spotted wearing Adidas Ultra Boost J&D Sneakers. I've been looking for these everywhere.  Unfortunetley, I can only find them in black.  Thoughts?


Bella Hadid paired her Yeezy Boost 350s to perfection in a leather mini. Very cute!

tumblr_nv7yqpegl91r1yxowo1_500 Kylie Jenner stepped out with boyfriend Tyga and didn't hesitate to double brand in an adidas Originals Superstar track suit and a pair of Air Jordan  11 Retro "Gamma Blue" sneaks.

kendall-jenner-new-york-city-pic215813 Kendall Jenner wanted to keep her face hidden, but we were too busy checking out her footwear.  The model kept it casual in a Calvin Klein Modern Cotton BraletteNikelab Free Inneva Woven II Sneakers, black workout tights, and Krewe Du Optic St. Louis Bengal Sunglasses.

unnamed-11 Bang bang, Justine Skye!!!! The singer and her dancers posted up for a Puma photo-op that definitely made the top of our weekly recap.  While Justine's dancers were busy giving us fierce in the Puma Suede Classic, Ms. Skye was on her worst behavior in Puma x Solange Suede Classics in Crown Blue.

The Rundown: Wal-Mart On That BS, Drake Speaks, Kanye 2020, #LetsRepresent x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @raqi_g x Nike Air Max STPhoto: @nana.jpeg

Around The Web:

Justice Scalia Says He “Wouldn’t Be Surprised” If Supreme Court Ended Death Penalty (Buzzfeed)

The Pope Spoke About Poverty — & Then Showed Everyone He Meant It (NYTimes)

What It's Really Like To Be An Undocumented Woman (Refinery29)

People Are Really Mad At WalMart For This Offensive Halloween Costume (Complex)

Cop or Can: Hummel x Mila Owen x Atmos Link For a 'Females Only' Collab (BigEyesLittleSoles)

Is There Any Solution To Millennial Burnout? (Refinery29)

Drake Talks Meek Mill, Ghostwriting and More With ‘The FADER’ (FADER)

Kanye West On YEEZY Season 2, ‘Swish’ and His Presidential Campaign (VanityFair)

Wish List: Take a trip back to 95 w/ the return of the Nike Air Max Sensation aka those CDubs (Footlocker)

Hop In The Slab With Le$ And Press Play On ‘Beautiful Day’ (TSS)

Empire Ratings Crush the Competition (Again) (Vulture)

How to Recover If Reading the News Is Stressing You Out (ScienceofUs)

6 Women On Why One-Size-Fits-All Beauty Is Crap With #LetsRepresent (Refinery29)

Cop or Can: LimitEDitions x Diadora N9000 (SneakerFreaker)


Kicks Of The Day: September 24, 2015

kendall-jenner-los-angeles-md215822Kendall Jenner loves her Pumas so much that she took a stroll in the Match Lo Stutter Stripe sneaks from Puma x Solange's Word To The Woman collection.

rita-ora-adidas-samba Rita Ora leather and rock n' roll in leather skinnies, a pretty interesting Ozzy Osbourne t-shirt, and adidas Samba sneaks.

kris-jenner Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie aren't the only members of the Kardashian/Jenner squad who take to the streets in their sneaks!  Matriarch Kris Jenner walked the walk in a fresh pair of Nike Air Max 1 PRM Cut Out sneakers in Wolf Grey.

unnamed-8 The #ChicksNKicks were abundant as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley got her workout on with a group on young ladies! The model was Under Armour'd out in the Heatgear® Armour 15' Capri, Under Armour Mid Printed Sports Bra and Under Armour Speedform Fortis Pixel Running Shoes.

unnamed-9 After weeks of Fashion Week flair, Karrueche got back to basics (and back to LA) in a pair of comfy Nike Roshe Run sneaks. Tres cute!

The Rundown: #Mecca, 'Empire' Returns, Sia x Adele Link Up, Fortune's #40Under40 x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @watermeloneggrolls x Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire Around The Web:

Hundreds Crushed In Deadly Stampede During Pilgrimage to Mecca (AP)

Obamacare Haters Freaking Out Over New Report (NYMag)

FBI Said to Recover Personal E-Mails From Hillary Clinton Server (Bloomberg)

Cop or Can: For the LWLL (Ladies Who Love Leopard) This adidas Stan Smith Is For You (Titolo)

Empire: Get The Season 2 Skinny (Vulture)

Liv Tyler Laments Lack of Roles for Adult Women (NYMag)

Dhivya Suryadevara, Melanie Whelan, Reshma Saujani, Jessica Alba and more ladies land on Fortune's 40 Under 40 List (Fortune)

Prepare To Obsess Over This Brand-New Shonda Rhimes Show (EntertainmentWeekly)

Sia & Adele Team Up For A Sure-To-Be Mega-Hit, Y'all (People)

Sneakersnstuff and PUMA Tell of the Retailer’s Beginnings With the “Adventurer” Pack (Highsnobiety)

Kenan & Kel Revive Good Burger On Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)

Ryan Reynolds Tries To Build Ikea Crib, Has No Chill (AOL)

How Drake And Dr. Dre Made Apple Music Relevant On The Back Of Beats 1 (TSS)

New Music: nehzuil - Back To Cali Feat. Milan (Soundcloud)

Nike Air Odyssey LTR Green Haze/Arctic Orange (Hypebeast)

25 Famous Women on Writing Their Own Stories (TheCut)

Wish List: Need an alternative to Rihanna's Puma Creepers? These gum sole Nike AF1s Will Do (Titolo)


E-Finds: Yeezy Season For Your Infant With Picasso Babe

I originally peeped this brand back in the spring whilst on an e-peruse session that I remember to be both productive and exhausting. Unfortunately, Picasso Babe got lost in the shuffle of my email reminders and never saw it's very on post. Well, that ends today. Picasso Babe (yes, named after the Jay-Z song "Picasso Baby") is an Etsy retailer specializing in custom knit booties for your tiny human. The company offers a splendid catch, though: knitted booties made in the style of some of our favorite (and most overhyped) sneaker silhouettes. I don't about you, but I've tried buying shoes for my friend's newborn bambinos and it's a no go unless the kid is born wearing at least a 2 or 3.

The Spain-based Etsy shop had a solution for our sneaker obsessed culture (what a world the kids are born into, right?) and released a collection of hyped releases like the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, Nike Air Yeezy II, and the Nike Air MAG.




After teaming with a big baller of internet pit-stops (hello, Highsnobiety) the folks at Picasso shifted their focus to sneaker classics including the Air Jordan 1, adidas Originals Superstar, Nike Air Force 1, Vans Sk8-Hi, Reebok Instapump Fury, PUMA Clyde and Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.



Now the Spanish baby bootie supplier has returned with a fresh new version to add to its collection for the smallest of sneakerheads: the Yeezy Boost 350. The sneaker’s seamless upper and rubber sole are exchanged for a handmade crochet knit, fitting babies up to the age of 1 year.


I can think of a few new moms who would absolutely love these mini replicas! However, there's a catch. While these mini mocs are nearly as expensive as the real deal, they don't come baby cheap, either. If you're down to spend anywhere from $75 USD to $364 USD for the entire "West Pack", head over to the brand’s online store to cop a pair.

Kicks Of The Day: September 23, 2015

ashley-benson-los-angeles-pic215942 Ashley Benson was in full multi-task mode wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low and Sunday Somewhere Heeyeh Sunglasses in Black.

unnamed-7 Rita Ora posted up with the beautiful people and she was sporting, you guessed it, her A-D-I-D-A-S.  Superstars to be exact.

kendall-jenner-new-york-city-pic215813 Kendall Jenner wanted to keep her face hidden, but we were too busy checking out her footwear.  The model kept it casual in a Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Bralette, Nikelab Free Inneva Woven II Sneakers, black workout tights, and Krewe Du Optic St. Louis Bengal Sunglasses.


Draya smiled big in her Nike Air Huarache PRM sneaks and showed off a super cute jumper. We're loving this casual look from Ms. Draya.