Archive for March 2nd, 2007

watching out for knock-offs in the 1920’s

March 2, 2007

keds ad

Over at Modern Mechanix they’ve unearthed an ad for Ked’s shoes published in the October, 1924 issue of Popular Mechanics. The ad starts:

Why Keds are the choice of world famous players. ELEVEN national and two world tennis championships last year — all won on Keds! That’s a remarkable tribute to Keds quality.”

And they ask their fans to take heed:

It is important to remember that not all canvas rubber-soled shoes are Keds. Keds are made only by the United States Rubber Company. And every Keds shoe has the name Keds on it.


serena’s stylist launches an ‘ebotique’

March 2, 2007

…which sounds to me like some kind of an exotic disease.

Misa Hylton

Misa Hylton, who has styled Serena, launched her online store Madison Star Couture at the end of February. She is also the founder of Chyna Doll Enterprises, a product placement and image branding firm.

Her spring must-haves look cute.

via The Hilltop

too much sharapova?

March 2, 2007

sharapova clones in the desert

Canon announced that it will bring “the style and substance of the Canon Powershot Brand” as Host Sponsor and official camera and photo printer (!) of the Pacific Life Open.

There will be Sharapova and Jensen look-alikes who will roam the grounds to hand out goodies and to pose for photo opps. Really? We don’t need to pose with Maria that much.

Do we?

via Business Wire

ana and adidas in australia

March 2, 2007

ivanovic adidas in australia
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Serbian Ana Ivanovic just posted an interview she did with The Tennis Channel at the Australian Open. She did press for the debut of her tennis dress from the adidas adilibria line.

In that photo above, Ana’s ClimaCool Divine Shoes are encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

reebook celebrates 25th anniversary

March 2, 2007

Reebok Freestyles

Reebok is debuting the 25 candles Freestyle shoe to launch the 25th anniversary of their Freestyle collection. They had a party on March 1 in New York City.

“The ’80s style is so fun and colorful, I love how the trend in still alive today with big earrings, bright oversize tops and most importantly shoes like the Reebok Freestyle,” said global tennis phenom Nicole Vaidisova. “I love the classic high-top design and they look great with jeans.”

You can see (and buy) the shoe here.

from PR Businesswire via CNW Group

guga watch 2007: knocked out of the Tennis Channel Open

March 2, 2007

kuerten at the 2007 Tennis Channel Open

Even though Guga qualified for the round robin part of the Tennis Channel Open (after beating Wesley Moodie), he lost to Jan Hermych and did not make it to the last eight.

Full story from Yahoo! Sports Tennis below the cut.


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