BP's Pick of the Day: Vans Authentic Van Doren "Parrot"

BP's Pick of the Day: Vans Authentic Van Doren "Parrot"

As warm weather approaches, Vans takes a colorful approach on their time tested classic and the original Vans silhouette, the Authentic.  Featuring a colorful tropical print throughout the canvas upper, the graphic look of the Van Doren "Parrot" is set off by the white eyelets, laces and midsole.  If you don't already own a pair of Vans, this is definitely a great way to start.  Look for these soon at YCMC for a retail price of just $54.99.
The Look : Camouflage 101

The Look : Camouflage 101

Make a statement this spring, forget about blending in! Camouflage has been invading collections since last season but for this Spring 2013 from streetwear brands to high fashion designers the print has been invading the runways strong all over the world. There are numerous ways to inject camouflage to your spring wardrobe. As a print it’s versatile, considered the “new neutral,” try rocking tailored shorts in a camouflage print with a plain white tee, a solid hue hoodie and finish off the look with a fresh pair of some retro kicks.       If you want to take a more subtle route and still be on trend utilize camouflage as an accent through accessories like snapbacks, belts and backpacks.       But whatever terrian you chose to take, camouflage is here to stay, so stay fresh and shop here for all the latest trends.     Chuck Originals Deer Hunter Camper Hat     Woodland Camo Chrome Double Hole Webbed Belt
The Report: Fashionable Food with Dee & Ricky

The Report: Fashionable Food with Dee & Ricky

Dee @DeeandRicky & Ricky @ReeAndDicky, designers best known for their Marc Jacobs @MarcJacobsIntl, Pony @PonyKicks and G-Shock @GShock_US collaborations along with their Lego creations, have appeared in advertising campaigns for Puma @PUMA, Nike @Nike and Supreme @Supreme_NYC. Their accessories have been commissioned by celebrities like Kanye West @kanyewest and Rihanna @rihanna. The twins are now parlaying in the food world with the opening of their restaurant Dee and Ricky’s Home Cooking, an eatery in Brooklyn, that combines the brothers’ Caribbean and Southern roots with their quirky artistic sensibilities. We caught up with the brothers recently to discuss fashion and food take a look! [youtube id="HwxFWdmxd48" width="620" height="360"]
The Neighbourhood - The Victouria

The Neighbourhood - The Victouria

When The Neighbourhood @thenbhd first appeared online they had no bio, photos, backstory, or identity. A single song titled “Female Robbery” was the only piece of info leaked from the band. Quite a mysterious group that slowly began to take over as more information emerged.  Decked in all black down to their staple choice of footwear, authentic canvas Vans, this group of five friends from California has everyone talking and excited about what’s coming next. You can catch them rocking the biggest music festival in the U.S. on April 12th. The Coachella Valley Music festival @coachella, an annual three-day music and arts festival, has the craziest line-up from all genres playing live on multiple stages, you don't want to miss anyone from 2 Chainz @2chainz, Wu Tang Clan @wutangclan to Red Hot Chilli Peppers @chilipeppers and of course The Neighbourhood! Check out The Victouria... an inside look at touring life in Australia. [youtube id="1DA3z75R9b4" width="620" height="360"]
Kickistory: Air Jordan 13 Retro "He Got Game"

Kickistory: Air Jordan 13 Retro "He Got Game"

Michael Jordan may have made the Air Jordan 13 famous on the hardwood, but Spike Lee's 1998 film He Got Game cemented its place within pop culture forever. Dressed in a white tumbled leather upper and accented by black nubuck, the 2013 retro edition maintains the signature details and cushioning of the original design.  The holographic "cat eye" that houses both Jordan’s jersey number and iconic Jumpman logo complete the Tinker Hatfield design. One of the most anticipated Jordan Brand releases of 2013, the OG White/Black-True Red colorway drops at select retailers including Shoe City on March 16th.
Rick Ross x Reebok Classics All White Party (LIV - Miami)

Rick Ross x Reebok Classics All White Party (LIV - Miami)

Rick Ross and Reebok collaborated once again to usher in the new 'White Hot' product line by @ReebokClassics on Sunday at the infamous Liv Nightclub.       Earlier, Ross hosted a private Reebok gifting suite for VIP talent to grab the latest and greatest 'All White Everything' offerings from Reebok including the White/White Question Low and White/White Twilight Pumps.           Later that night, celebrities like LeBron James, Ace Hood, Wale, Kenny Burns and more joined Ross for a classic kick off the White Season.              
Knicks Style with Iman Shumpert

Knicks Style with Iman Shumpert

We got invited to hook up with Iman Shumpert @I_Am_Iman of the New York Knicks @nyknicks at the Hugo Boss in-store in the Meatpacking District in NYC. If you don’t know Iman he is one of the NBA’s youngest and freshest players turning it up on the court. With his signature back in the day high top fade, he is definitely one of the go to guys in the industry when it comes to style and the latest trend.     It was time to start rolling. The interviewer was asking some great questions. Iman talked about his personal style and gave out some style tips to a few of his fans. It was cool to hear him talk about his style of dress compared to his style of play on the court.       After the interview, it was time for the make-over sessions for some lucky New York Knicks fans that got a chance to participate in the event. Iman walked around and looked at all the different types of garments and pulled looks to give his fans the ultimate make over. He was going to take his fans from ashy to classy...lol       It was time for Iman to meet the particpants to the contest. One guy named George, was a cool college student looking to trade in his preppy threads for a more swagged out grown man look. Iman was really fascinated by the work of art tatted on his arms and got inspired to create a new image to match George vibe. Next up was a young lady, we didn’t even know that Iman knew anything about styling women but he came through and picked out some trendy pieces and put together a fashionable look for the lady. At the end of the day Iman gave the fans a great look and it was cool to catch up with him. The segment he was taping will be playing on the jumbo tron during the next upcoming Knicks games at Madision Graden.    
Google's Talking Kicks at SXSW

Google's Talking Kicks at SXSW

[youtube id="VcaSwxbRkcE" width="620" height="360"] Credit: Google Videos Forget about sneakers that pump or light up. The future of footwear is now here. This weekend Google unveiled a talking shoe at the Google Playground event space at SXSW, in Austin Texas.The talking shoe speaks to you and provides you feedback based on your movements. The modified shoe is part of a pair of Adidas high tops. This shoe could be your best friend or worst enemy when it comes to exercising. If you start running the shoe will cheer you on but it will also get upset with you for being a lazy athlete. Sadly, this will not be making it to the market place anytime soon. The shoe experiment is part of Google’s way to encourage creativity and entice more of the young folk at SXSW to get into computer technology and software development. Learn more at http://www.artcopycode.com
Kangol X Bathing Ape

Kangol X Bathing Ape

Kangol and Bathing Ape have partnered up for Bapes Spring / Summer 13 collection. This week will mark the release of Kangol's staple Bermuda headwear in two limited color-ways: Red & Black. The iconic Kangol logo still remains on the front of the hat, and Bape logo is embroidered at the top.