YEEZY BOOST-- Two words that carry a lot of significance in the sneaker world. In 2015, Kanye West signed a contract with sneaker giant, adidas and went on to make one of the most coveted sneakers ever created, the YEEZY Boost 350. With massive success in the sneaker industry with Louis Vuitton and NIKE, West's new collection was bound to sell out, and it did. Pairs of the 350's in the Turtledove colour way fetched up to $6800. A combination of exclusivity, limited quantities and celebrity endorsement pave the way for the YEEZY Boost collection to constantly sell out and resale at a 669% increase on average. This sparked a massive demand for more pairs to be produced and while adidas turned their back and ignored, China was listening.
It's 12pm and you're drinking a $6 flat white at a trendy coffee house with your good friends from university.
"How are you?" "How's that grad job going?" "Have you met anyone serious?"
These are all the common place questions we've asked and answered.
"What are your goals?" "What's your plan for the next year?" "What are you inspired by?"
These are the questions we should be asking. These are the questions we should be answering.
But not to our friends over a obviously poorly brewed coffee-- but to ourselves, as corny as it sounds.
16 Days. 3 Cities. 8 Flights.
It. Was. A. Crazy. Mess.
I recently came back from a trip to Thailand and Cambodia and I’ve learnt a few things on the way. Instead of being the generic “Top Tips for Thailand” blog post, I’m going to keep it real with you girl— these are 10 tips to help keep your sanity. Some days you’re on cloud 9 sailing through the blissful waters of Phuket, while other days you’ll be on your knees with your head in the toilet— IT HAPPENS. So where do we begin?
SHANG-HAIIIII Brisbanites! Have we got a Chinese goldmine for you! Last week we took a trip to New Shanghai, an authentic Chinese restaurant in the heart of the CBD, downstairs opposite T2 in Queens Plaza. There is a constant lineup outside and we see why-- authentic yet thematic decor, an enchanting Asian scent from the kitchen, friendly staff and an undoubting thought in my mind; "GIMME DUMPLINGS!"
I'd like to start off by thanking the 60 year old Thai ladies of the world for this dessert. With a vendor stall attached to a motorcycle with 2 kids on the back, somehow the Thai were able to make this incredibly unique and technique-heavy dessert. The Doughnut Bar have studied this age old vendor tradition and modernised it with Italian influences and confectionary favourites to bring you the most life changing ice cream that will have you screaming "DAAAAAAMMMNNN DANIEL" the entire 2016. *For ages 25 and over, see here for Damn Daniel video to avoid having a WTF-Is-He-Talking-About moment*
Yes my friend, The Wickham has bomb-ass food. Restaurant quality in fact. At first, I went for the $20 PIMMS cocktail jugs with a side of drunken Jumanji and a self-guilt trip to Donut Boyz, but recently I discovered the holy menu of goodness. With everything from Arancini Balls with Truffle Aioli (girl. I know, put the word truffle in anything and I'll be swinging from the chandelier) to the Pork Belly Fritters with Maple Bourbon Glaze and Pickled Chillies-- The Wickham got what you need hunty! *insert independent black woman voice*
For a while now, I heard from countless friends how incredible Ze Pickle was. How each burger melts your insides and by the time you're finished you just feel like star-fishing the floor and hibernate for a good 4 days. I told myself, "Fuck the imaginative diet you thought you had, go for it!", and boy did I. After consuming what can only be described as heaven meets hell, I HAD to write this article. Literally, I would bath in the ZP Sauce. #FuckCleanEating #LetsDoThisShit
Oh Instagram, you've done it again. While scrolling through the hashtag #BrisbaneFood I made a discovery of a new restaurant in Fortitude Valley that looked very promising-- Bao Down Now.
On the south side, past the famous streets of Sunnybank, there’s not many authentically delicious spots for Asian cuisine— until now. Nestled within Centro Pinelands in Sunnybank Hills lives a Little Red Dumpling Bar taking the south side by storm. Little Red brings the rich culture and traditional flavours of Chinese food to this little quiet suburb of Sunnybank Hills.
They say Christmas brings people home— I officially believe Zeus Street Greek is my new residential address. The Gods sent out invites to their annual Christmas table and once the food graced my taste buds, I was sent to heaven to personally thank Zeus himself.
Hi, I'm michael!
I'm 22 years old and obsessed with food and fashion-- especially sneakers.