Friday, 22 February 2013

All about Kid President

"We just wanna make the world better, and I think we can do it".  
That's the spirit of Kid President.

This lettle fellow is really amazing. In real life his name is Robby Novak. He is 8 years old from Henderson, Tennessee. He has Osteogensis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bone disease, which means he has very fragile bones and has fractures all the time. Up till now he has had more than 70 breaks. But that doesn't keep him from dancing, cause he just loves dancing.

Kid President is the best thing that happened in 2012. He is a really gifted kid with a mission and he's getting there. Making the world an awesome place. He says he's not 'in a party, but he is a party"and he wants you to be a party too.. Why not?

Watching his video's (any one of them) will make you smile. So smile, feel good, get the message and pass it on. His most popular video is the Peptalk, so let's start with that one. Keep watching till the end...

The energy and impact of Kid President hasn't remained unnoticed. Even President Obama has spotted the unique value, and guess what? He asked Kid President to help with the invitation for the yearly Easter Egg Roll event at the White house. And he's done a great job.

I just love his Q&A video's. Have a look at this one where he answers questions from his fans. The kid is unstopable and surprisingly authentic. The things he says about grown ups in the video are spot on. He's quite right!

There is also a video to explain how it all started: The True Story of Kid President, also starring is brother in law, Brad Montague. If you want to know more about Kid President, there is a lot of info on Wikipedia. And if you're hooked, like me, just follow his blog and tweets.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Summertime Slippers

Well of course it's nowhere near summer yet, but I can't wait. So let's jump from the Siberian boots (my last blog) to something colorful like slippers. And this is what I bumped into: TKEES.

It's all about casual elegance and easy wear. For around 60 - 70 euro's you'll have a great pair of slippers in any color combination you can think of. Just the slipper you need when you are having a drink on the Pamplona Beach :)

Jesse and Carly Burnett are the drivers behind the brand. “The idea of a pair of flip-flops so minimal that the difference between them on and off was almost indiscernible (almost like that thin layer of sand you have on your feet after coming out of the ocean). Meanwhile, we were sitting on the beach and there was a Tiki hut, we jokingly toyed with the idea of calling the flip-flops TIKIS,” Jesse explains. 

They eventually decided on a different spelling, because writing it like TKEES was graphically more appealing. The flip-flops were introduced in the summer of 2009 and are a celebrity favorite.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

SLOVZ, the new Uggs?

Uggs is not doing too well. Sales are going down and the boots are becoming less popular. Not really suprising, because all hypes come to an end. When everyone is wearing the same thing, it's time for something new. So, although we all have one or two pairs of the warm and comfy boots, let's have a look at what's next. 

Introducing SLOVZ: These handmade Russian boots, made of sheep wool and rubber,  will keep your feet warm up to -40 degrees! There are two designs and are available for women, men and kids.  Boots with a fixed sole or removable sole. With the latter you can were the shoes in home as well. And it's an all family boot, for women, men and kids.

Although rather plump, they are somehow cool too. And I'm sure they'll keep my feet warm.The boots are € 159 (removable sole),€ 179 (fixed sole) and € 99 for kids, and come in natural colours (brown, beige and black). 

Are you ready to wear SLOVZ

SLOVZ was introduced at the Modefabriek

With fixed and removable soles