Newcastle, gets a Vans Store.

Wait, What? About f*ck!ng time! So Newcastle Upon Tyne, my hometown, the place of Geordie Shore, many a basic b*!ch and me (some people would probably say I am a basic, bit extra… but at least my Vans collection isn’t just black and white Old Skools, cause I’m so edgy…).

So I know this is late, but hey, at least I have gotten around to this. It has been a busy AF few weeks with work, freelance, being ill and attempting to get out and be social (I was white girl wasted last week)


Pizza, Beer, Vans. The way to my heart is this trilogy of godlike creations. Shout out to the DJ’s spinning some nostalgia from my teen years with some of still favourite bands, you played some tunes.

definite highlight had to be the fact they had beer pong, I feel like I own a table at a party but that is probably the dutch courage and the fact I am a loud, in the centre of the room kinda A-hole. This being said land a ball, get a discount. Shocking performance by me (drunk Lee is pro at beer pong), luckily the better half has a better aim sober.

Vans tailored the party perfectly for Newcastle, it was a party welcome to the biggest, best and most vital brand in skate to ‘the toon’. 

Another highlight (clearly I am going to have many in this store) was the random drunk, who didn’t want pizza, or any apparel. Just the beer, poor woman serving politely telling him no to the request of “can I just have a can to take?” He was not happy and left disappointed in the fact he had to purchase his booze.


Well discount card in hand, I notice the Chima Pro 2, the grey colour-way that has been tempting me for a while…

One guess. Yep. I walked out with a pair in hand. 

I have said this before, the British love something free, we will wait in a line to get anything free especially a sample of food… Beer and Pizza. Yes. F!ck me we are ridiculous, but screw that, make a cup of tea and we will politely ignore the fact we are a weird country of people. I lived up to my stereotype. Thank you vans for the free Newcastle tote filled with some Vans goodies!


LeADeR

Guess who is back in Town.

Supreme, is back. Pockets about to be emptied, kids racing to their parents begging for money to burn on the next high-priced Hypebeast tee. Gone are the days you can casually pick up some Supreme. The OG days are dead. Yet here I am still into all the hype repping the same brands, loving the scene but hitting the garish side of what they have to offer (you don’t see so many of the kids in the weird sh*t).

So after hitting on the sign up on the Tuesday (not a Monday, just to confuse. Then to make it worse Suptalk on Facebook started some trolling tricks on the unsuspecting) here is me hitting up last Thursdays drop in person. Massive line, and so slow to get in, anything above place 150 was NOT getting in the store, we were told to come back Friday, luckily my number was low enough and I squeezed my ass in. I decided to save on the online pick up this week despite wanting another tee I left it wasn’t easily and took self-control believe me. Pink Palace Triferg had to be mine. My only Palace requirement this season.

So now that Week One has been and gone both in-store and online here is my review and my pick ups. Week One of Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 shows that the season is back in full swing. Hype AF.


Here are my pick ups for week 1, for me it was about decks and tees, disappointed that the Vibrations Corduroy Jacket didn’t drop, rumours were about for this but the blue colour way will be mine this season.

Skulls, Decks, Flowery headwear and Illegal Business. 

So if you have been read any of my blogs you will know that I am all about headwear. The Floral Washed Chino Twill Camp Cap was a must, its smart with a touch of personality, adding this with a dark outfit with little detail would be my advice, this way you can really show off the pattern, I am going to be pairing this with a Carhartt Work Jacket with Gold detailing as the colours will compliment the hat perfectly.

Well decks came in hard and strong (Chicken dinner… not so much, this will be one the ugliest decks supreme will ever do). Skull Pile shouted out to me from my Emo days, anything that is slightest punk will always be added to my collection (ANOTHER BAND COLLAB PLEASE!) and this had to be. Its garish design and glow in the dark skulls will look amazing in a modern aesthetic room. We also seen the return of Illegal Business Controls America, in the form of a deck, this one is for you collectors. It is a piece of art and going to be highly collectible. I might buy the other colour ways but since two was the store limit and only one IBCA it had to black. 

‘Re-light my fire.’ While I garden in the dark… 

ZIPPO, just had to cop this. In the style and colour way of the Louis Vuitton collab this was always going to be a hot piece. Always up on my list and amazingly my first lighter from Supreme and I can tell you it won’t be my last. For the bargain price of £10 I can now do my gardening like a Hypebeast. One of the weirder accessories but I had to add this into the collection for no real reason. Another real bizare one the Luminaid, I don’t camp, I won’t ever need this but my god I felt the need to have one of these. Weird and amazing accessories to kick off the season. F*!k$ng top work ‘Preme. 

Fuck the World. 

Fuck The World in red, offensive subtle and a classic wear. Jellyfish Tee was the best graphic of the week and for summer vibes I went with a clean white. Both of these will be paired with either blue or black denim and some Vans as part of my regular rotations. Necklace Tee, I had to have as a Saliva fan from my OG Punk Rock days. I seen and fell in love with this Peach colour way and thought black jeans and under a black jacket this will look fresh so this was a 100% pick up for me. Also how perfect is this colour for a Spring/Summer range? Just to keep to the classic colours I did pick up the Cards Tee in Black (not pictured) purely for the back print of the dates for the season.


SO, it was time for all to flex it out and crack out the finest garms. The culture lives around a Thursday so it is vital that you wear something you love or something to impress and make another Hypebeast look and go DAMN.

We had TNF’s, box logos, we seen Nike, Off-White, ACW, Carhartt and of course a lot of various Supreme pieces.


Catch you on the flip till the next drop guys. Keep an eye out for some What did You Wear Today posts, apologise for the neglecting these it has been a busy few weeks, I will be catching you all up soon in a lifestyle blog!

LeADeR

East End Markets (2014 – 2015)

I had love for the East end of London, I would pick up a camera and spend my Sundays walking and photographing. This became tradition, I never experienced this with anyone but myself. Give me a Sunday walk through the market, let me smell those smells, see those sights. 

I became obsessed with photographing what I saw, below is a selection of some of the beauty I witnessed in that time. This was the start of my obsession with the passing seconds in life, grabbing the limited editions and treasuring those fleeting moments. 

Why black and white? Why would I show you the colour? Ask yourself that, imagine the colour, the smells. Take the coffee stand for instance, imagine the rich cream and browns on the van. Smell that freshly brewed coffee and the BBQ just down the road, just as I did that day, while sitting on the curb.

Search yourself and fill the details as I do when I look and reminisce over the simple joys of walking through a market taking in every sight and smell. 




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This body of work was shot over the space of a year and a half, with many lost negatives, shots I was hopeful for which came out utter rubbish. For the 2 digital, to one colour negative I was grateful for the addition, but this collections beauty comes from shooting a camera no longer in my arsenal. My Bronica 6×6 (I hope to own one of these again one day, I miss my old 6×6 format), created this body of work which remains strong. Square format is not dead, film is not dead, photography is not dead.

Never stop shooting. Take a photo of today it will fascinate someone in 50 years when the world no longer looks this way. 

LeADeR

WDYWT

ON THAT BEETLEJUICE HYPE BOIZ.

They say, if you say his name 3 times he appears.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice… did you hear that? 

 

 

Nope just the Labrador by my feet snoring her head off. 

 

Bless.

 

 

 

 

Swift cinema trip looking like I’ve stepped out as a body double from beetle juice.

Hat: Supreme, Suede, Black, FW15.

Top: Supreme, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath collaboration, SS16.

Hoodie: American Apparel, Black.

Jacket: Supreme, Work Jacket SS17, Black/White.

Jeans: Nudie, Long John, Black.

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LeADeR

Week 6 is here.

Trim boiz, get the most Supreme fade of your life.
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Trimmer so strong it could shave Chewbacca. 

The one and only cop is the Supreme®/Andis® Envy™ Li Adjustable Blade Clipper. Some fresh pieces dropping but nothing I will be heading out for apart from this. Aiming not to take a L on this. I will update you on my next post, which will be when my week 5 arrives, week 4 arrived yesterday!? So another double post coming.

 

Anyone that claims to have understood every word spoke in Scarface is a liar. 

Slightly sad that we aren’t seeing any of the Scarface collection dropping this week, this is a set of tee’s that I want to see and is going to look fresh a.f. Don’t get high on your own supply.

PS. Is it too early to mention the Bape x Supreme collab? This will be some next level FIRE.