Singer Katy Perry was spotted over in Malaysia for the MTV World Stage Live event wearing an animal print dress with a pair of Christian Louboutin St. Jeannette Spike Gold sandals from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection ($975). These peep toe sandals have clear PVC plastic covered with metal spikes on the front, a leather ankle strap, 4.5 inch heels, and the signature red sole. Christian Louboutin loves making studded shoes. And I can’t blame him, because they can liven up any outfit. See pics below.
So Kanye West has finally issued a name to his new (all I wear is designer suits) look and he calls it the “Rosewood Movement”. At the moment the movement consist of himself Don C, Virgil Abloh, and the new kid on the block Jalil Peraza. I’m not really sure what the movement is trying to push but if you know your history Rosewood has some strong civil rights ties to it. I’m hoping that this is just a faze or a ploy before the release of his album, but it seems that Kanye has made wearing suits the essential component to the movement. Not that I don’t like the suit look because I do, it’s just that I find wearing them daily comes off as very uniform to me. So my question is: Do you like the new “Rosewood Movement” look and do you think it will catch on? Check out video + pics of Kanye & Jay-Z eating out below
Pop icon Madonna was spotted directing scenes for her new movie W.E. in France, wearing an Undefeated Bronx Jacket ($100) in black/white. The five button jacket features the Undefeated five strike logo on the left chest, a script logo across the back, side slit pockets along with a ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband. I honestly did a double take when I saw this, I would’ve never expected to see Madonna rocking the popular streetwear brand, Undefeated. See pics below
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Check out part of Ibn Jasper’s skate deck collection featuring decks from the Andy Warhol x Alien Workshop series collaboration. The series features ten pro decks showcasing work from Andy Warhol’s Death & Disaster Series and his iconic Pop works. In the picture (shown above) he arranges the decks behind the Original Fake KAWS Dissected Companion Bearbrick. The child-sized figurine stands 70cm tall inside of the Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse Skate Deck, and trunk holding an assortment of POW chains like it was Lady Liberty. Creative to say the least. See pics & old footage below
Rapper Rick Ross (@rickyrozay) tweeted a picture of the Nike Air Jordan 9 Retro sneaker ($150) white/black-varsity red and a caption underneath it proclaiming them as his “Favorites”. These are set to re-release for the third time on August 7th 2010. Are these among your favorite Air Jordan sneakers? Video & pics below
Here is a look into the Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010 collection. YSL’s footwear captured a lot of attention when they first released the Rolling High Top leather sneaker a few years ago. Now with a few changes to the silhouette, the Fall/winter 2010 Collection is making noise again and I love what I’m seeing. Look for the full collection to be out by mid-fall and start making room in your closet, I know I will. Video & more pics below.
Our friends over at Radii Footwear are providing us with a pair of Moon Walker black/red sneakers (available sizes US 8-12) from their latest “The Black Book” collection to giveaway to one of our readers. Under the leadership of Casey Arisohn, Radii Footwear has risen to new heights and become very popular amongst the celebrities with their sneakers being seen on the feet of Jay-Z, Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Gucci Mane, and many others.
In order to enter for a chance to win these Radii Footwear Moon Walker sneakers, all you have to do is make sure you’re a fan of our Facebook page by clicking the “Like” button at the top and leave a reply with your shoe size in the discussion topic titled UpscaleHype x Radii Footwear Moon Walker Sneakers Giveaway (the direct link is here). And don’t forget to suggest our fan page to a friend, thanks. The winner will be selected randomly, and you have until Friday August 6th 7PM EST (U.S.) to enter. Good Luck.
Update: This giveaway has ended, the winner is announced here.