Category Archives: style’s “Mongolian Shoe BBQ”: Here’s my Takeout…

my-shoesigh1This is not one of those blogs with a bunch of hip-ass sneakers.  But I thought you might like to know about Puma’s Mongolian Shoe BBQ, where they give you the opportunity to custom design your sneaks from tongue to sole.  They offer literally thousands of material combinations, and the price is less than you’d pay for one of those “shipped from Japan Limited-Edition” joints (sneaker fiends, you out there?).  Anyway… check my handiwork (above).  Oh, and that hi-top is brand new (for ’09)!!

The Look Spring 2009: Disco meets Deco French Riviera

pat-clevelandI’m looking forward to spring, if only to feel the sun on my shoulders.  For a some of the looks I am itching to recreate (or at least scope) click here

some highlights:

Tracy Reese’s collection has me laced all up in it….

Disco meets Deco French Riviera is a pervasive look, alongside a lot of flapper influenced shapes….

Phillip Lim is bananas! (in the best way)

and local designer Maria Pinto has got whisper soft chiffon on lock (see below, in magenta).

pictured left,

Pat Cleveland in Halston, 1972

the Brooklyn Circus

brooklyn-circuslogoSo, I am in in love with a carney The Brooklyn Circus.  Great boutique in the NYC.  But was I excited to discover that said fly-ass boutique has an outpost here in Chicago!

The BKC has got great urban clothing that is for folks doing holy work (i.e.: not so-fly-you-can’t-get-your-hands-dirty).  They say on their site, “The beautiful art of well dressed, intelligent people should never be lost. Please help us as we nurture timeless Style and Character, past, present and future”….with just a touch of freak flag going on.  Love. Love. Love.

Here’s the Info:

The Brooklyn Circus (CHI) @ Solemates
2708 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: 773.327.7782
Mon-Sat 12-8pm | Sun 12-5pm

more pics here: