How many of these albums do you own? For most, it would be hard to imagine growing up without the RnB and hip hop of the 90s. No matter what was happening at any given time, Aaliyah, TLC, Mary and Mariah were always there for you. Playing with our emotions (like your highschool crush), Kinship has created the 90s Girl bomber, which is covered in all of those favorite 90s female hip hop and RnB albums. Think TLC CrazySexyCool, Mary J. Blige Whats the 411? and Aaliyah One In A Million. You may not still own the physical copies, but now you can wear them. Plus, you've got iTunes now anyways. Get your very own 90s Girl Kinship bomber here. See the Kinship 90s Girl lookbook featuring our very own Hana May sporting the bomber below.
Spectating Barbour and adidas Originals have teamed up for a collaboration of footwear and outerwear. The collection is centered on three themes: Country, Spectator and Military. Country, drawing on Barbour's countryside heritage, features the TS Runners and Adiwick jacket in 8oz beeswax and leather. Spectator, honoring the long association adidas has with sport, includes the ZX555 and CLMBA and two jackets made of lycra and waxed cotton. And the third, Military, features the Baradi jacket and the GSG9 boot. See more of adidas Originals x Barbour F/W '14 collection below.
It's all in the details. Vans and Liberty Arts Fabric are taking a fourth victory lap with their new collaboration. The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics holiday collection features five iconic Vans' silhouettes, covered in detailed prints and patterns from Liberty’s extensive fabric archive. Editions of the Era, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue are available in traditional unisex sizes alongside the Authentic and Classic Slip-On, which are being made just for women. The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics holiday collection will be available October at Vans retail locations, vans.com and Liberty of London on Regent Street. See the entire collection below.
Fall foliage Even though one of them is clearly the most popular, there are so many different camo prints to choose from. For their new collab, Carhartt WIP and Vans looked back to the '5os. The Camo Mitchell pattern was first used in 1953 by United States Marine Corps. And now it adorns the classic Vans Era. The Carhartt WIP x Vans Classics Era is available as of today (August 27) both in-store and online. There is also Camo Mitchell apparel, bag and accessories to snatch up. See more of Carhartt WIP x Vans Classics Era below.
When peer pressure is a-ok. Peer pressure generally leads to things that aren't that great for you. The "one" more drink has gotten us more than once. Well, new research says you can peer pressure your friends into exercising longer and harder. The paper was published in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Psychologist Christian Jarrett has summarized the findings for the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. Jarret writes:
Sixty-eight regulars (nine men) at a Pilates studio were asked to perform two plank exercises, and to hold each for as long as they possibly could. The participants were given a three-minute rest between each attempt. The key intervention is that between planks, half the participants were given the "social norms" message that 80 per cent of people similar to them (in terms of age, gender and Pilates level) had achieved a 20 per cent longer time on their second effort. The other participants were told nothing of this kind, or anything else.Participants held the plank position twice. The second time, they were told their peers could hold the plank longer, and voila the peer pressure worked. Participants held their second pose 5 percent longer than their first try. The second group who wasn't told anything, dropped by 18%. So go ahead and let the peer pressure roll. We just hope you use it for the more beneficial things. Most of the time. Spotted via: NY Mag
Patta has (again) teamed up with Kangol to release a some hats. Knitted in Kangol’s trademarked bouclé yard, the Patta x Kangol Bermud Hats feature alternating Kangol Kangaroo and Patta logos stitched around the side crown and contrasting top buttons. The Patta x Kangol Bermuda Casual Hats will be available in navy and light blue at Patta on August 23rd and online the following week. See more below.