The last time I was in Lisbon back in November I went to two parties that got kinda crazy; Rabbit Hole, where my baby boy António Onio was doing a performance and Thug Unicorn – I think by now you all must be at least kinda familiar with it, right?
Here are some pictures of both those nights, enjoy :3
What do you get after an excessive four-day festival where you also happen to perform with the best people – other than massive exhaustion? A warm, fuzzy feeling of love, friendship and accomplishment.
Also, crappy pictures of your lovely friends ♥
Las chicas before le Thug Unicorn performance by the pool
My beautiful baby luvs ♥
Can’t wait for next year’s Milhões de Festa :(
This next Friday the 23rd of May, starting at 19:30h there’s CONS — a brand new event thrown together by Converse that perfectly conveys the lifestyle associated with the brand.
In this fabulous event they’ll have skaters, photographers, artists and other agents that somehow contribute to urban culture. This is the second of a series of projects developed to inspire an entirely new generation of creative spirits associated with skate and street culture through art, photography and music.
Also, Throes+The Shine will be playing. Have you checked out this gorgeous video that André Tentugal directed for them? Casting and styling by yours truly ♥
Don’t miss it!I will have to because I will be thuggin’ it out with my lovely ladies from Thug Unicorn, but if I wasn’t I TOTALLY would be there because it’s gonna be AWESOME.
The king of classic sneakers, Converse, has a new rock’n’roll inspired collection for Fall/Winter 2013 – Rock Craftsmanship.
I guess if there’s a sneaker that can totally pull off rock’n’roll considering all of its history, well, that’s the Converse sneaker. Using luxurious leathers, grungy finishing and polished details available in the trendiest colors.
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the world is saturated of spikes and studs; recently we’ve seen them all over our clothes, outerwear, shoes, accessories, I’m pretty sure I’ve even seen studded underwear guys. Come on. There is no way studded panties can be comfy, right?
But Converse managed to do studs and spikes skillfully and tastefully, they even did this sort of studded gradient that looks pretty neat. I’d rock those.
And regarding the spikes, they did these badass stegosaurus chucks.
And in this day and age, how can you possibly be a sneaker brand and not have a platform? Especially when you’re Converse. So there you go! I want them, even if I have an embarrassing lack of balance – I can’t even pull off 4cm platforms without twisting my ankles twice in five minutes, true story.
Baby Honky approves y’all!
For more info regarding available models, colors, details, where can you get’em, etc etc, go HERE!
I’ve mentioned several times in this blog the brand V!TOR with which I’ve worked with from September 2012 until last August, the 13th. Tomorrow, it will have been a month since I left and sadly it’s been a way messier break-up than I had anticipated.
It really does break my heart to leave a project I put so much love, time and effort into and that made me so creatively happy, but some things are just beyond acceptable and we all have our limits.
Right now, I’m not sure if I should disclose any more details regarding my departure from the brand and I wish I could give people a certainty of what will happen to V!TOR, but I honestly have no clue. I’m doing whatever is in my power to cover my back right now and figure out the best way to fix the damage that has been done.
I would also like to somehow celebrate all the great projects I’ve done throughout this year, with so many amazing artists and collaborators.
Here’s some of them!
All the promo videos can be seen here, totally worth a peek! For some reason, WordPress won’t let me embed videos from Vimeo, but you should definitely click this link and check out all the video goodies!
Filmed and edited by the greatly talented Vasco Mendes, Bruno Sousa, Mário Costa and Fábio Mota. Featuring Throes+The Shine, Loli, Daniela Love, Vitor Ramalhão, Jackie, Supa and Tania from Thug Unicorn, Onio and Alice. A huge thank you to each and every one of them.
Karen Klink worked her magic on this collection’s prints with her wonderful illustrations.
V!TOR United SS14
It was great working with Ricardo Almeida, the gorgeous Maria João and Arthur Jacob with Carolina‘s splashes of fabulosity on the lookbook. Ana CMYK did an wonderful job with the catalog (looks like a sticker album, adorbz!) and Mr. Phomer made our stand look supa cute at Pure London.
Also, Diogo Jesus/RUDOLFO did the kick-ass illustrations for two of the prints of this collection and his work is jaw-dropping in general.
The girls at Weekend Barber also did two pairs of special prototypes to go with this collection, and they are pretty far out.
A huuuuuge thank you to all the people I’ve worked with and all the wonderful people I’ve met this year through V!TOR.
We’ve created plenty of wonderful things together and maybe we will work again soon! ♥