Archive for June 16th, 2011

gargyle x united bamboo smash!

June 16, 2011

Mixed Doubles: To the New Yorkers out there who are looking for some fashion-forward tennis (or ice cream sandwiches — or both) in the LES, consider this weekend’s Gargyle x United Bamboo SMASH! Tennis Challenge 2011 at the Seward Park Tennis Courts. It’s true: they are awarding a “Best Dressed” Award (and with teams like hatmaker Eugenia Kim and L.A.-based denim designers THVM Atelier in the mix, you know that winning that is as important as the tennis itself).

More info: Smash! on Facebook.

Recap: Here are pics from the 2010 event.

(image via Gargyle)

(ot) visionaire’s 60th issue

June 16, 2011

The 60th issue of Visionaire — guest-edited by Givenchy creative director (and Rottweiler-lover) Riccardo Tisci — is available for your consumption. The leather-wrapped hardbound book comes encased in an antique wood box inspired by a church altar; The religion-themed photos and artwork were all commissioned by Tisci and includes pictures of Marina Abramovic; ones by Mario Testino; and with Carine Roitfeld shot by Karl Lagerfeld. (More: Visionare.com)

Bonus round: New York did a short Q&A with Tisci a few weeks back.

(image via visionare.com)

brooklyn decker flips out

June 16, 2011

(via Refinery29 Los Angeles; photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

fila’s 100th anniversary marketing campaign

June 16, 2011

Fila continues to ride on its 100th anniversary by launching a multi-tired marketing initiative centered around a microsite at fila.com. We’re excited about that they’ve opened up the company’s archives for us to browse.

More: The the full write-up after the cut…

golf boy band’s ‘oh oh oh’ a hit

June 16, 2011

Hole in one. With the US Open kicking off in the golf world today, what better way to kick things off than the funniest thing you’ve seen out of the sport since John Daly’s pants? Ben Crane (he’d be the one in the red … scuba suit?) leads a boy-band four-some, Golf Boys, in an inspiring tune called “Oh Oh Oh.” You just have to watch it to appreciate.

trophy watch: hometown heroes x3 (+ more short(er) balls)

June 16, 2011

Feeling blue? Andy Murray
certainly isn’t, even if he and all of Queen’s Club seems to be wearing the color. The Scot boy took another step towards winning his country’s big title by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an entertaining final, 3-6 7-6 (2) 6-4. (Image via Getty) | TSF Vault: Andy Murray 


Me, too. Caroline Wozniacki
showed that Murray wasn’t the only one who could win in front of a home crowd. The Dane won the e-Boks Copenhagen Open in a decidedly easy draw, beating Lucie Safarova, 6-1 6-4 in the final.


Third time’s a charm. Philipp Kohlschreiber
wasn’t about to be left out of the home-country equation, either. The German 27-year-old won an all-German final when countryman Philipp Petzschner retired during their match with a lower back injury. It was the world no. 49′s third career title and second on home soil. Kohlschreiber led 7-6 (5) 2-0 when Petzschner called it quits.

Short(er) balls:
With Wimbledon right around the corner, we figured there were too many good tennis-y items out there to pass up. Here’s a few we scooped together earlier today. | The first — it would happen — is a golf item. With the US Open underway today, this hilarious vid of four pro golfers doing their best boy band impersonation has gone viral. And for good reason. |  Wimbledon qualies are underway (Men | Women). Some notable notes: American Ryan Harrison is the last Yank standing. The no. 14 seed has made another good showing in the lower ranks. He has one more match to win to get in. As do Americans Alexa Glatch, Irina Falconi and veteran Lindsay Lee-Waters. Bernard Tomic is in the final round of the men’s as well, as is former main draw quarterfinalist Tamarine Tanasugarn on the ladies’ side. Glatch took out Caroline Garcia – of almost-beating Sharapova fame — 6-1, 6-0 in the second round. And disappointedly, Slovak Lenka Wienerova lost out in the first round. | The Guardian has this great look at tennis fashion through the years. | Missed Billie Jean King on the Today show this morning? Watch her appearance here. 

(Wozniacki image by Ron Angle via the WTA; Kohlschreiber via the Gerry Weber Open)


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