Monthly Archives: October 2010

Timberland is partnering with Pharrell Williams!

 
(Image courtesy WWD)

WWD announced Wednesday that Pharrell Williams’ Bionic Yarn in now being incorporated into a new line of footwear produced by Timberland.

“Timberland is offering more than 90 different styles of shoes and boots with Bionic Yarn’s canvas material, which is made from 50 percent organic cotton wrapped around a core of 38 percent recycled PET plastic and 12 percent high-tenacity polyester.”–WWD

The line hits stores in January. This an exciting development from the already popular fashion icon!

Guest post!!! NFL-Inspired Halloween Costumes

I came across the blog Southern Flair when the darling girl behind it, Leslie did a tailgating outfit! Well I loved her style so much I asked Leslie to do a guest post! Enjoy!


First off, I was so excited when Aire asked me to do a guest post on Athletichic. This is my very first guest post, and since I’ve only done two “football” posts on my own blog (one on Saints-inspired outfits and the other on LSU tailgating outfits), it took me a while to come up with an athletic-inspired idea.

Then Halloween started to draw nearer, and I always have the best time coming up with different costumes. Sometimes I like to go all out and buy a new costume, but most years, I like using things I already have (dresses, shoes, etc.) and adding a few accessories to make me into whatever or whomever I intend to be.

And being from Louisiana, we are still giddy about winning the Super Bowl last season. Fleur de lis are everywhere and everyone chants “Who Dat” almost daily… seriously.

Because of this, I couldn’t help but come up with a Saints-themed Halloween costume. And then the ideas just kept coming… the Cowboys, the Vikings, the Redskins, the Patriots, etc.

So if you’re still looking for a Halloween costume, and you’re a sports fan, look to your favorite team (not just football, either) for Halloween inspiration. Think of the mascot, team colors, add a few quirky accessories and there’s your Halloween costume! You can even do this for your favorite college team too!

Below I’ve created three outfits to give you some ideas. And yes, I used a cell phone to complete Brett Favre’s look.

Look 1: Brett Favre/Minnesota Viking
 
Product Information: Reebok Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre Jersey from Kohl’s, $60; Acrylic Cable Knit Legging from American Apparel, $38; Fold-Over Lace Up Boots from Shop Ruche, $55; Viking Helmet from Spirit Halloween, $10; Sword from Spirit Halloween, $15

Look 2: “Breesus”/New Orleans Saint

Product Information: Etta Gold Brocade Skirt from dELiAs, $40; Abandon Alanna Boot from USC, $63; NFL Drew Brees Jersey from Walmart, $27; Feather Wings from Costumes Inc., $22; Gold and Black Mardi Gras Mask from Accent Annex, $3

Look 3: Dallas Cowboy

Product Information: Tony Romo Reebok NFL Jersey from FansEdge, $110; Super Skinny Jeans from American Eagle, $40; Slouch Ankle Cowboy Boots from Old Navy, $40; Belt from ASOS, $9; Western Gun Holster from Spirit Halloween, $7; Cowboy Hat from Spirit Halloween, $13; Pro-Style Eye Black with Marker from gear4pros.com, $6

Thanks Leslie! It was so fun working with you! 

Brit Brit makeover

I’ve never been a huge Britney fan, but I don’t dislike her either. So I mean this in a loving way….but why the never ending lack of fashion sense!!

I mean when we’re younger we all make mistakes. But as Brit Brit approaches 30, I think its time for a new look and I’m here to help. :)

Before….

Now, no one says you have to dress boring as you get older but there are ways to work more adult like pieces into an outfit….

After…

Steelers Fashion Show

 (Image courtesy of the Tribune Review)

On Friday, October 15th the Steelers held their annual fashion show befitting the Thomas E. Strazl Transplantation Institute at UPMC and the Cancer Caring Center.


The two highlights of the night were definitely Troy hitting the stage for the first time with his son, Paisios. And the Steelers wedding gown. Now, I’m a huge fan, but you will not find me in this dress on my wedding day, as beautiful as it is, I just want a more classic wedding. You wouldn’t believe how many people have asked me this. :)

Nike Inc. will become the NFL’s official uniform provider in 2012

Why the picture of the Oregon Ducks you ask? Well its to get you excited over the possibilities of the new NFL uniforms (Nike provides the uniforms for this fashionable team).

It was announced today that Nike will be taking over as the official uniform provider of the NFL in 2012.

Basically every NFL item you wear will be handled by a different company. You can find more details here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited for this change!

Gabe’s outfit.

As soon as I found out I was going to be featured in Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine,  I knew I wanted my good friend Gabe to model for me.

Not only is he a good friend, he is also built like a real model, aka very simple to dress!

Gabe is wearing a pair of Calvin Klein jeans from Marshalls. I love the distressed wash with the vintage looking shirt. You can find lots of options on CK’s site.

When it came to Gabe’s shirt I knew I didn’t want to make it super trendy, I wanted classic, almost vintage Stillers. I love the applique on this t-shirt! And the awesome Steelers logo on the sleeve. It was soft and breathable.

Gabe and I debated on his shoes, I wanted more of a loafer boot, but he really liked these, and I have to say I was happy with the result. You can find them at Dick’s.

Now, the greatest part of this outfit, my Steelers belt buckle that I never let out of my sight. :) I purchased this one in Chinatown in NYC years ago, but I found similar ones.

Mrs. DeCicco’s outfit.

Continuing on with the outfits I styled for my Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine photo shoot

Next up we have Mrs. DeCicco, mother of my best friend BD, and Pitt football players Dom and Brock.

Mrs. D was super fun to work with because she has such great style already! All of these pieces she already owned, so it was simple putting something together.

Sadly, the items she is wearing are no longer available, but I found substitutes for most of them.

Starting with her t-shirt, I selected this one to replace the short sleeve version she is wearing. The long sleeve shirt will help you transition into fall and winter easily.

Her vest is Ralph by Ralph Lauren and absolutely adorable! Unfortunately she snagged this guy in the spring and it is no longer available, but I found this vest at The Gap. Although it is not metallic, it could still work as a great layering piece.

Her gold metallic stitched jeans are from Cache, luckily they still have a similar version available.

The shoes are from Footloose, you could really do any gold metallic shoe with this outfit, since I know heels are not for everyone, I decided to replace them with these super comfortable TOMS.

And last but not least, those are her bangles, but I think they really completed the outfit. So try these instead.