Monday, July 30, 2012

SHOES WOULDN'T. SNEAKERS DEFINITELY WOULD.

Can I get a WHAAAAT WHAAAAAT for the new Converse campaign?? I'm loving how they've re-branded Converse sneakers to appeal to the party hardy generation. Sneakers no longer must be relegated to the boring and banal: exercise, errands, outdoor activity. With Converse, they've been liberated from the shackles of labels like 'practical' and 'comfy.' Sure, Converse are both of those things. But they're so much MORE, and the new campaign underscores their hip versatility with catch phrases like "shoes buy art, sneakers create it." Now that's what I'm talkin' bout! I'm no sucker for propaganda, but I can totally get behind a movement that calls for sneakers as signature foot gear for artists, innovators, and kids who let out battle cries like "YOLO" before jumping off the roof of their house and into a pool at midnight. A million thanks to Converse and Lookbook.nu for arranging this collaboration! I'm an avid fan of a classic shoe and love the ways in which Converse has chosen to represent itself this season. GET CRAZY.














FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:

Sunglasses - Foster Grant
Flag print top - OASAP
Light wash jacket - GUESS?
Flannel button-down - A&F
Lace-up navy shorts - SHOPPALU
HIGH TOPS THAT KICK ASS - CONVERSE 

This outfit is perfect for a pair of high-top Converse because it's consistent with the Americana aesthetic. Kicks look good on anyone with anything, but a flag print top and flannel button-down feel especially fitting. I wore this ensemble out for a long (and spontaneous) day of random shopping about town with my sis. That's what Converse are all about -- endurance and recklessness. The best decisions ever made are on whim. And what better way to wing it than with sneakers?

I got my first pair of Converse high-tops for my 16th birthday after seeing them on trendy it-girls of the era, like Cory Kennedy and Agyness Deyn. My life drastically changed soon after - maybe not as a direct result of owning the chucks I'd pined after for the months leading up to my birthday, but definitely while they were on my feet (or at least in my closet). No longer was I reserved and insecure; in the summer of 2009, I underwent my first of many adolescent metamorphoses. I was ambitious. Feeling more like the idols I admired through the lens of internet famous party photographers, I chased after my dream lifestyle. I was as silly as any 16 year old with aspirations of the "alternative" variety... I wanted a feature in Nylon magazine, a Wikipedia article, a fanbase, anything to validate my existence and affirm that my attempts to *be* as cool as I felt inside and looked outside were not in vain. I was your average teenage girl with too much curiosity and not enough reservation, humility, rationale. But maybe I didn't need it. Maybe had I fostered more mature goals for myself, I never would have become the person I am today. And it's crazy to think that a pair of shoes gave me the initial confidence boost I needed to spark the chase. Converse isn't kidding... shoes wouldn't. Sneakers definitely would. 

Everything is infinite,

Bebe Zeva

27 comments:

  1. I love Converse shoes, such great sneakers. I really need another pair. I have the basic black in high tops, but I think purple would be awesome to have as well.

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  2. haha love reading this post, your converses are pretty awesssome!!

    love your hair so much too!

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  3. Converse are my ideal sneaker. I currently have bright green high tops that I call 'Slimmers'. I could live in a pair all the time if I wanted to. I wear them with anything!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  4. Your hair is kind of perfect. + i totally agree, nothing beats a pair of trusty converse

    http://pale-denim.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love love love for this outfit!
    By the way, I´m having a Prada baroque sunglasses giveaway, maybe an addition to your collection? ;) CLICK HERE

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

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  6. converse are so universally loved and how can they not be comfy and cute love the look by the way

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  7. Super cool!:D this is a great everyday outfit

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  8. omg LOVE YOUR CONVERSE !
    http://www.style-oh-livia.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, great post! You look great in a pair of chucks! I always feel weird in them, but this outfit is perfect for them! Great style, girl! xx Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  10. I m actually getting a new pair of converse this autumn and it s nice to see a post about them as they have been neglected by fashion bloggers lately and they are so cool ;)

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  11. Everything about this outfit is AWESOME. I too am an avid lover of Converse- they're just so aesthetically pleasing whilst being practical and comfortable at the same time; what more could you ask for in a shoe?! I love your writing, it never fails to cheer me up and put a smile on my face xxx

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  12. Love this outfit, so cool! And the story to go along with it just gives the outfit so much more personality :)

    Pip x

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  13. I love converse! They are the one style of shoe that will never go out of style. Ever. I always wear mine to death! Love how you styled this outfit with the red theme :)

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  14. god..i love your style!

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  15. You look amazing!! I love converse. I'm desperate for a pair of high tops. I really like what you wrote at the bottom. I want validation for my existence! I want to be remembered as someone who did amazing things!!

    xx eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

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  16. I fully approve this perfect tomboyish outfit!! :P

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  17. Converse my favourite <3
    Love your style, very nice photos :)

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  18. cool outfit you look super awesome too

    Hayley xx
    www.adictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  19. amazing outfit! love the denim jacket and the plaid shirt! and the sweater! and the shoes! danm, i love everything about it, you look awesome! xx

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