Archive for October, 2011

Marc Jacobs Red Suede Leopard Print Sneakers

By Kyle O. on
October 31, 2011
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These sneakers ($429) from Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2011 Collection combine various materials and colors in a unique way. Red suede covers the upper and surrounds the leopard print pony hair toe. The black laces and black rubber sole provides a solid contrast. How would you wear these shoes? More looks below.

Radii Footwear x UpscaleHype Battlefield Boots Giveaway (Ended)

By Kyle O. on
October 31, 2011
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We’ve teamed up with our friends at Radii Footwear to give one of you a pair of Battlefield Rust Wood boots from their latest Fall 2011 “The Black Book” Collection. These boots are made from premium full grain leather with a quilted back, side zip detail, wax laces and a rubber faux wood outsole. The Battlefield boot also comes in other colors (Choc Wood, Choc Olive, Black Wood), which are limited to 300 pairs each. Radii Footwear launched in 2008 and has since become a favorite among the celebs such as Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Gucci Mane and Lil Jon.

In order to enter for a chance to win these Radii Footwear Battlefield Rust Wood Boots (available sizes: US 7-13), all you have to do is make sure you’re following @UpscaleHype and @UpscaleHypeTV on Twitter and retweet this (tweet). The winner will be selected randomly, and soon after we’ll send a message to the winner’s Twitter account (so be sure to be checking). You have until Monday Nov. 7th 7:00 PM EST (U.S.) to enter. Good Luck.

Update: The time to enter the giveaway has expired, the winner has been announced here.

Givenchy Fall 2011 “Panther” Glasses

By Q on
October 27, 2011
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Givenchy has released a pair of cat-eye panther detail glasses for the women’s fall runway. These retro inspired glasses are fantastic accessory to have, and even though a little trendy, they definitely make for an awesome conversation piece.  They complement the rest of the Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection and are available in a black velvet, yellow, navy, plum, and a faux fur trimmed version ($574-$640).  See pics below

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Bird Print T-Shirts

By Allen O. on
October 27, 2011
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Yves Saint Laurent goes away from their classic logo print with bird print t-shirts this Fall season. The t-shirts feature colorful prints of flying birds on the front and are available at ZOOfashions. What do you think? See pics below

A.P.C. Shearling Aviator Jacket

By Kyle O. on
October 26, 2011
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As winter draws nearer, owning a nice outwear piece such as this A.P.C. Shearling Aviator Jacket ($1,590) becomes more and more important. This jacket is made from 100% brown lamb suede leather, has a cream shearling collar and lining, shoulder epaulets, and it has ribbed cuffs and hem. More looks below.

The Sculpture and Weapons Artwork of Peter Gronquist

By Q on
October 26, 2011
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Chanel Deer ($7,000)

Peter Gronquist is an Oakland, CA based artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001, and then went on to make his mark with a unique combination of sculpture and weaponry. He recently held an exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Venice Beach, California titled “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous”, which featured mounted head and full body animal taxidermy attached with gold and silver assault rifles. For the taxidermy process, Peter normally finds the animal pieces on eBay, removes the antlers himself, and then adds the weapon sculpture.  He uses real guns for the blinged out faux designer weaponry, but fake guns for the taxidermy because they’re too heavy. The pieces from the “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous” exhibit range from ($500-$10,000). Check out the other pieces below.

Vintage Frames Company x Cazal 623 Snakeskin Pack Sunglasses

By Kyle O. on
October 25, 2011
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The Vintage Frames Company is releasing an exclusive collection of Cazal 623 sunglasses with snakeskin on the upper half of the frames. Exotic skins were first applied to Cazals back in the late 80s taking the popular eyewear brand to new heights. After tracking down the original craftsman in east Canada, the Vintage Frames Company was able to use snakeskin once again. A limited offering of 5 frames per style will be available only at www.VintageFramesShop.com. Check out the other versions below.