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Posts tagged ‘DC Shoes’

DC x Mike Blabac Book and Footwear Launch

01 July 2009, 16.24 | Posted in Accessories, Books, Fashion | No comments »

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I have a serious fondness for what has been called ‘extreme sports’ with Skateboarding  ranking high on the list. DC shoes recently partnered with photographer Mike Blabac on the launch of a book documenting the art of skate boarding. On the next page images of the launch event as well as some DC  styles  that caught our eye in the NYC shop.

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DC Shoes and Apparel: Fall 2009

23 February 2009, 18.42 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Shoes, Skateboarding, Sneakers | No comments »
DC Hightops: Tone on Tone

DC LIFE Admiral: Fall 2009

DC Shoes had some great thing happening for women for Fall ‘09. Like a lot of brands, the focus has moved from bright color pop and patterns to tone-on-tone colors that emphasize contrasting fabrications. The result for DC is a shoe that looks standard issue from afar, but jumps out upon closer inspection. UPDATE: I’m told by Ida that these hightops are the very first DC LIFE offerings for women. The style is called the Admiral and it was inspired by the popularity of the same in the men’s line. Joseph Ntomp designed the shoe and Collette Gangemi colored the women’s version.

On the other side is DC marketing rep Ida Khabazian modeling a DC dress, and then holding a cute cropped leather jacket. I was struggling with a post-party vodka haze when I visited the booth and she totally woke me up and cheered my day. She is just great, plain and simple.  Funny coincidence story:  after the show I was at a sushi bar and started chatting with my barmate. I was showing him some of the stuff I liked from the show, including the DC jacket, and whoops, turns out the random dude was one of the co-founders of DC! It’s a teeny tiny world we occupy!

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DC Shoes Darren Bass Collabo

03 February 2009, 18.19 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Skateboarding, Sneakers | 1 comment »

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DC Shoes linked up with Miami Ink tattoo artist Darren Brass to collaborate on a collection featuring men’s and women’s shoes, hoodies and New Era caps. The two women’s shoes he designed are featured above. Ever-curious about what runs through a man’s mind when he picks up a pen and sets out to create an item that will appeal to the opposite sex, we asked Darren what the difference was between his approach toward women versus men.  And this is what he said:

“When I knew I was going to have the opportunity to design a women’s shoe with DC, I was excited because I knew I would be able  to go all out creatively. I really looked forward to this part of the project. It allowed me to really open up the creative reservoir. With women’s shoes you really don’t have any limitations, and with that in mind I went for mine. It was also a great experience working with DC, who was completely open to the direction I wanted to go with these shoes and who also had the resources to get the amazing materials to work with. I really wanted to design something that would be appreciated like a sweet basket of peaches or or the finest grapes on the vine.”

Personally, I am most partial to the basket weave pair on the right. It’s hard to imagine summer with the snow pouring down outside my window as I type this, but imagine how cute those would be on a boardwalk with a pair of short shorts. Fresh like a sweet pineapple!

Closeups on each shoe plus the apparel on the other side…

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DC (Baby) Shoes: An Awwwwwww Moment!

25 September 2008, 19.04 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Skateboarding, Sneakers | No comments »

After seeing the DC’s women’s S/S09 shoes and clothing collection I was about read to head out when I was stopped in my tracks by the DC Kids collection. Can I just restate for about the fourth time how jealous I am of all of you who have kids that are still wee? ‘Cause I am. Hate you all. Back in my son’s baby days, the only options were Jordans and truth be told I was always too flat busted to ever cop him a pair.

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^^I wanna cry. Seriously. Mommies whose kids are approaching grown, I know you know what I’m talking about.
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DC Shoes for Women: SS09!

25 September 2008, 18.32 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | No comments »

DC Shoes spring line looks great–a little bit of something for everyone–canvas skimmers, lows and (still my personal fave) hightops. Kudos to DC for designing for women and not just taking down their most popular men’s styles and coloring them in with a pink crayon. There’s no denying that these dotted mids with the assymetrical laces and buttons on the strap are strictly made for the ladies and only the seriously stylish ones at that.

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More to be seen on the other side….
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DC Fall 2008

01 April 2008, 15.20 | Posted in Fashion, Skateboarding, Sneakers | No comments »

DC Shoes sent its fall 2008 catalog not too long ago and the women’s part of the line looked pretty nice. I’m hearing from sources that DC is making a bigger push into clothing, which makes sense given how trying sneaker sales have been for most retailers lately. (I know you sneaker heads who eat, drink and breath kicks might find it hard to believe but the industry has been in a pretty major slump lately.)

These shoes were my fave item:

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^^These are from the DC Life collection, which means they get sold to boutiques and posh chains.

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^^Here’s a look at one of DC’s dress offerings for fall 2008. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but the fact that it’s a wool blend, plus the color and hood detail make it stand out from the pack a big. The boots are cute, too.

Here’s to me cheering up a little ’cause I’m in something of a crap mood lately,

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail dot com

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