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Converse One Star

Skating away

The One Star CC Pro is a clean, new offering born from a legendary deadstock sneaker found in a Japanese thrift store. Converse took that stumbled-upon inspiration and created a skate sneaker with a leather upper and external heel overlay with star branding.
 The updated version of the thrift store find provides crucial comfort and stability in a classic tennis silhouette. A Nike Lunarlon insole and a traction rubber outsole provide the perfect amount of board grip and premium durability.

Chuck Taylor All Star II

Stepping on gum

The Chuck Taylor All Star II is the sequel to the classic All Star sneaker. It mixes things up with gum rubber soles instead of regular rubber. With the same grip and durability as classic Chuck II rubber, this sneaker also has a Nike Lunarlon insole for all-day comfort.

Charline by Le Coq Sportiv

Enchantee, Charline

Le coq sportif took inspiration from its most iconic tennis shoe, the Arthur Ashe, to design a new model just for women, the Charline. This sneaker has a tone-on-tone sole decorated with a feminine trim, an embossed logo on the back, and round cotton laces. This model retains the main shape of the Arthur Ashe, with side perforations and a heel cap. The Charline comes in two versions, one made of genuine leather, and another in nubuck, in a wide range of colours.

Le Coq Sportiv fashion

Le coq of the walk

After 135 years, Le coq sportiv is still in the thick of things, making high-performance jerseys for leaders in the Tour de France, taking to the court with rising French tennis star Richard Gasquet and sponsoring top teams in women's tennis and soccer. Last year the brand returned to rugby with the Racing 92 French team.
  Le coq doesn't just cater for people at the top of their game, though. Mere mortals can also increase their cool with the new Essentiels line directly from its workshops in Romilly-sur-Seine in the Aube, the brand’s birthplace.
  Inspired by sportswear, Essentiels features knitwear pieces with the perfect cut, made from natural materials like cotton and presented in a wide range of luminous colours.

Converse Batman collection

Off the Bat

DC Comics and Converse are celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns, the landmark comic book by Frank Miller, with the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 x DC Comics Batman Collection.
 : These superhero shoes have a canvas upper and a see-through ice outsole. The unique sockliner features artwork from 77 years of the Batman archives. Special detailing includes an embossed leather Batman logo and Chuck patch, as well as a glow-in-the-dark collectible hangtag made from rubber.

Trillbe sunglasses by Oakley

Line of Sight

Style it this summer with Trillbe from Oakley. It features their latest Performance Lifestyle Shield Lens and an innovative silhouette with sculptured stems.What you get, is protection, all-day comfort and better peripheral views thanks to, you know, the thing everyone knows as toric lens curvature. The frame is light and fits medium to large faces, while Three-Point Fit keeps the lenses aligned and means no uncool red blots where the shades rested on your nose bridge. There are five colour combos to choose from.

The vintage guru of Namibia.
Image courtesy of Tony’s House

The vintage guru of Namibia

During the past few years, one particular Namibian fashion designer, stylist and all-round sartorially savvy dude has been making waves with his blog and fashion collabs, which inspire the art of elegant dressing. We caught up with vida Namibia’s latest brand ambassador…

Hi, my name is: Lourens Loux Gebhardt, but you can call me Loux.
I am: A dream chaser who loves figures (the ones you audit) and fashion.
You could call my style: Sophisticated punk ¬– it’s a mix of vintage and class.
My style icon is: Lino Ieluzzi, the flamboyant owner of Italian tailoring house Al Bazar, in Milan.
I love the vida brand because: It brightens up my day. I cannot start a day without good coffee.
I first started blogging: About four years ago. You can find me at Loux the Vintage Guru or @louxthevintageguru on Instagram.
On weekends you’ll find me: Driving around the city looking for mood board inspirations for my designs or having coffee at the vida in The Grove Mall.
If I could attend any fashion gathering it would be: Milan or New York Fashion Week.
Has social media changed the way we look at fashion? It’s changed the way we dress immensely. In the past we didn’t know what trendsetters in New York and Paris were wearing or how to put an outfit together. Now you can access that information instantly.
Any advice for other fashion bloggers? Remain focused, chase your dreams, do what you love and let’s continue inspiring others through our blogs.