Have you ever wondered what your shoes would say if they talked? Now you don’t have to as Google and Adidas unveiled the Talking Shoe, their new joint project, at SxSW. Sure there are other tech shoes out there that can track how far you can run but can they tell you to get off your lazy butt? Well The Talking Shoe can since it has a speaker built into the shoe’s tongue and is capable of saying up to 250 phrases. Of course, it can also track your performance, give you feedback, and help share your info on social media.
While as amazing as that sounds, what’s even better is that the shoes are sassy! Not only does it come with the iconic three-striped Adidas design and Bluetooth technology, but it appears to possess some British snark via its computerized Brit accent. Personally I would have loved it if they got Michael Cain or Adele to do the voice-over of the shoes, but that would be too much of a good thing. This would be great for those of us who need some trash talking and insults to incite some motivation to hit the gym. May I suggest a surly Simon Cowell, an intimidating Naomi Campbell, or a terrifying Gordon Ramsay to shame us into shape? Just a suggestion.
Fashion wise, I like how they incorporated the Google colours into the sleek black shoes. Read more…
David Beckham surprised 60 fans in Westfield Stratford City yesterday while they were posing for souvenir photos across from Olympic Park. The Galaxy midfielder hid outside an Adidas photo booth at a shopping mall and revealed himself from behind the wall. As soon as they saw him, their expressions changed to complete shock and excitement.
While I’d love to be photobombed by Beckham (yes please) I’m pretty sure my face would turn beat red and I’d erupt in a fit of nervous giggles. The most moving part is when one of the younger boys starts crying upon seeing his idol. ADORBZ!
Beckham is supposedly going to be involved in the London Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday even though he’s not on the British men’s soccer team. This clip shows what a genuinely good guy he must be!!
Watch it here:
TREND: Paint-Splatter Nails
I’ve somehow developed this nail polish addiction over the summer and been looking for ways to use as many colours as I can. Paint splatter nails are a great way to channel inner kindergartener and at the same time, get all Jackson Pollock artsy.
They’re easy enough to do but just a little messy. Putting tape on the skin around your fingers should do the trick. Next, start with a nice solid base-coat, white is best. Then pour a little bit of nail polish onto a disposable plate. Go back to your kindergarten days by taking a straw, dipping one end in, and blow out through the other end so the paint splatters all over your nails. Use as many colours as you like for a completely unique look.
TREND: Hair braid crowns
Keep your hair looking neat, polished, and, most importantly, up during a hot heat wave with a hair braided crown. It’s a neat alternative to the ponytail and high bun. Instead of the everyday three-strand braid, try a fishtail. If it’s a little too neat for your liking, try tousling the braid a bit to add some texture to your hair.
INSPIRATION: Elle Fanning
WTF: Jeremy Scott for Adidas Fall 2012/2013
Jeremy Scott is a weirdo. I feel like every collection he does is some form of modern art, but with clothes. I never really understand it, but apparently it’s inspiring and very avant-garde. I especially don’t understand his latest interpretation his latest collection for Adidas, especially his “new interpretation on the teddy bears.” It seems more like inspired by Lady Gaga’s kermit dress to me, and she’s probably the only person in the world who would wear these special pataloons. Otherwise, I think teddy bear pants are best left to the display cases.