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Over at Styleist, we point out a few U.S. Open fashion notables to the casual tennis fan: the neon Polo Ralph Lauren ballperson polos; Sharapova‘s Head bag (it’s true: we can’t stop raving about it); Galina Voskoboeva‘s ruffled dress from Ellesse (trust: it wouldn’t have made this list had it been worn by Nadia); Lacoste‘s color blocking for both men and women; and adidas‘ men’s adiZero line — all those triangle patterns are to die for!
What do you think? Was there something else we should have mentioned?
Read: “U.S. Open Tennis Fashions: What You Don’t See On TV,” styleist.com.
Leave it to us to head straight for the bright colors — and the bag. We always head for the bag (especially in this case, since it doesn’t have the tournament’s tragic ball-on-fire logo). Our picks from the Polo Ralph Lauren U.S. Open collection — including something for the ladies — all after the cut…
Here are two more looks at the Polo Ralph Lauren x New Balance sneaker created for this year’s U.S. Open — you know, the ones that go with the ballpersons’ be-neoned clothes. We didn’t quite notice the colorful soles when we saw them last week. Cute!
Buy: 2011 US Open Tennis Sneaker, $95.00, ralphlauren.com.
(screengrab via ralphlauren.com)
Slurp and step. Do you guys remember the Honey Deuce Grey Goose specialty drinks from a couple of years ago? Well, we do (so thirsty!) and they’re still serving up the delicious gems at the GG outposts around the ground. Too bad this just-outside-the-fence giant cup wasn’t full of vodka. We would have gladly parked there for the day and stuck to the practice courts. And: How much do we love these New Balance shoes? They’ve been done in collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren for the officials at the Open, and though some of us at TSF are so-so on the many bright colors on site this year, we LOVE this option. What’s that? You want our sizes? Gladly…
Shop: Both the men’s and women’s shoes are available online for $99.99 on New Balance’s site.
Attention to detail. We had to tell this ball girl yesterday that we just loved her nails. Loved! While lots of the bright colors at this year’s USO are coming from full-fledged kits — particularly adidas — if you look closely, this gal took subtle brightness to another level, using neon yellow on her fingernails to go along with her Polo Ralph Lauren top. We dig it.
Neon-plosion. In fact, it’s actually very hard to tell just how bright a lot of these clothing items actually are. Rafael Nadal’s Nike is blindingly yellow, though both TV and still cameras dumb it down a little. The same goes for the tones of bright reds, pinks and oranges that adidas is experimenting with. Below: David Nalbandian.
As Nick noted in a tweet yesterday, Wilson is doing the same thing, though they are going more of the Nike route (accents) than adidas (full color blocking/in-your-face patterns).
Which do you prefer? Below, a good shot of the adidas kit that Sania Mirza had on today — similar to the bright number that Christina McHale rocked yesterday — both on the new Court 17.
And don’t forget that this all comes back to PRL, too. Their ball persons are in the same fashion game as the players. Anyone noticing a trend?!
(top image by TSF; others by getty images)
Red, white and neon: For the US Open this year, the classic American brand Polo Ralph Lauren is going for a brighter, bolder look, meaning the tennis balls won’t be the only neon items on the court at Flushing Meadows. Above, PRL has outfitted the ball persons in these tops, with the always-large Polo logo on the breast and bright, in-your-face orange paneling on each side of the shirt. Ball persons, lines people and chair judges will all be giving a little bit of a brighter appearance, as PRL has chosen a neon green accent to accompany some of their orange in complementing the always-present navy blue.
TSF Vault: Polo Ralph Lauren To come: TSF chooses our fave items from this year’s collection
Us, too: But the brightness from PRL expands past just the officials at the Open to me and you. The brand is offering the highlighted colors in a variety of its pieces from this year’s US Open collection. Above: The US Open Slam Polo dress, $185. Below: Custom-fit US Open Neon polo, $98.
Weigh in: What do you think of the PRL look this year? Classy? Or too much?
(Images courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren)
Polo Ralph Lauren gives the 125th Wimbledon Championships a nod in their ballperson uniforms for the event, with a “125th” logo, an anniversy crest, and purple/green crosstripes on the polos. Browse: All the PRL Wimbledon items can be found here.
(images courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren)
We’re very much stuffing our faces with what’s going on at Roland Garros this week, but just for the record, we’re keeping Wimbledon within our line of sight. It’s less than a month away!
Browse: Polo Ralph Lauren’s 2011 Wimbledon collection.
(image via ralphlauren.com)
The ponies on the back of those Polo Ralph Lauren ballpersons’ uniforms continue to stay big and bold, with the difference for the 2010 US Open version being the yellow logo (vs. white). We here at TSF hoped that Nick would end up with the polo — since he tried out for a ballperson slot at this year’s tourney — but it’s a rigorous audition. You could sooner get a spot guest judging the Project Runway finale than you could being Roger‘s and Rafa‘s ball bitch.
Buy: US Open Custom-Fit Polo, $98, ralphlauren.com.
More: Two shots of the polo — front and back — after the cut…
Kim Clijsters threw out the first pitch after meeting the Mets team in Queens on Friday in New York. A day earlier, she was the USTA’s guest of honor at the draw ceremony (AP photo via Yahoo! Sports).
RalphLauren.com pulled out all the stops on Thursday afternoon for an event featuring Venus Williams, in which Venus took questions from online submissions from around the world in a live clinic. At the Sportime Randall’s Island tennis center in New York, Venus was on court for the first time in a public setting since her eyebrow-raising loss to Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. But instead of thwacking errors and a look of confusion, Venus was all smiles and tennis knowledge in the clinic, which was hosted by the British TV personality (and former player) Annabel Croft.
Venus, who is the no. 3 seed at the US Open and one of the favorites though she hasn’t been on tour in two months, talked fitness, forehands and gave plenty of tennis tips from her 26 years of experience on the court. The event was hosted by Ralph Lauren and Mercedes Benz, based on RL’s homepage for viewers to log in and watch live while Venus answered questions relayed by Croft. (Watch a full replay of the clinic here or click on the image after the jump.)
“It’s good for me to remember the basics when I’m about to play a big tournament,” Venus said, referring to the Open. Venus partnered with Ralph Lauren in the design of the dress she wore, a white number emblazoned with the logo of Eleven, Venus’s clothing line.
Guests were greeted with sweet mint tea, pistachio ice cream sandwiches and caramelized popcorn on the upper deck at Randall’s Island, which hosts the New York Sportimes during the World Team Tennis seasons. Male models clad in red Ralph Lauren polos dished out the goods as Venus strode through the crowd on her way to hair and make up (this was a live, online clinic, after all).
The clinic was a part of a myriad of events happening in New York this week, which all lead up to the big show at Flushing Meadows starting on Monday.
Venus Williams is teaming up with Polo Ralph Lauren to put on the Legends Clinic tomorrow on Randall’s Island, an affair that will feature interactive instruction (streamed live on RalphLauren.com) and a limited-edition dress in partnership with Williams’ apparel brand Eleven to be worn by the champion during the clinic.
TSF will be there to strut our tennis stuff (or just gawk at V herself) and check out the Eleven/Ralph Lauren offspring first hand. Submit your questions for Venus via this link and she just may answer them live tomorrow.
See Venus: Tomorrow night in NYC, at the Herald Square Macy’s when Venus herself will be on the 2nd floor (the men’s department of all places!) at 6 PM. More details are here, including how you can score awesome Venus/tennis stuff with Macy’s purchases.
Two more Venus shots after the cut. (more…)
Brooklyn gets wind-swept on the Bravo TV show Double Exposure. See more of Brooklyn, and what hubby Andy thinks of LiLo’s jailing in this week’s short balls. (screen grab via BravoTV.com)
Who said the week after Wimbledon was a dead one on the tennis news front? There is plenty of stuff going on, from the on-court happenings at Newport and beyond to plenty (and we mean plenty) of off court news. Here’s TSF‘s edition of short balls for the week.
If you are a Pam Shriver fan and still a little miffed by all the negative press the ESPN analyst got for her run-in with James Blake in the first round of Wimbledon a couple of weeks ago, we thought we would cheer you up by digging out this video clip of one of Pam’s big-time wins on the WTA singles circuit. The victim? Steffi Graf at the 1988 Virginia Slims Championships at Madison Square Garden. It was one of only three wins Shriver notched against Graf in 12 career meetings, and it’s a pretty good look at old-school, serve-and-volley tennis from PS herself.
Perhaps you miss Wimbledon mightily and have watched the many replays available on the official web site and on YouTube. Hopefully you’ve also had the chance to check out the “Off Court” section of the Wimby web site, which was sponsored by the bottled water company Evian. A trendy British gal roams the grounds in search of the good, bad and quirky in respects to fan fashion at this year’s tournament. I enjoyed every clip.
Andy Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker (top) was on the Bravo TV show Double Exposure this last week and dang, girl looked good! We were digging the wind-blown hair. See a clip of the video by clicking the image above or here. Just to be clear, Brooklyn is the second girl, not the first who is, well, a little frightening. Recently, celeb Lindsay Lohan was on Double Exposure as well, though her shoot didn’t go as well as Brooklyn’s did. If you didn’t think Brooklyn’s hubby, Andy Roddick, had any opinion on Lohan’s recent court saga (she’s been sentenced for 90 days in jail for violating probation), think again:
Not to be outdone, Andy Murray also made the TV cut this week, appearing on the James Corden show in Britain. Murray chatted tennis and soccer, if a “Hawkeye” system should be used in soccer, and hit some tennis balls at fancy, over-sized cones. Not to be outdone by Brooklyn (or Lindsay!), Andy also slow danced with an adoring fan. Awkward picture after the cut.
As if you don’t already have enough widgets on your iPhones (I’ve never seen so many phones shaken violently in my life!), Polo Ralph Lauren adds to the mix by introducing the first luxury American mobile commerce website.
Customers can download software to their camera phones, which in turn will scan codes displayed in print ads, mailings, and instore displays. The codes will direct the users to a phone-friendly version of the PRL site, where they can watch video, read web articles, and shop for their cable knit sweaters and Big Pony polos from anywhere they can get reception (at Arthur Ashe Stadium, waiting for the ATP trainer to finish taping up a player’s leg?).
The launch is going to coincide with the apparel maker’s sponsorship of the US Open, which begins at the end of this month.
As with most things mobile, the US is way behind trendy Asia and even old-fashioned Europe when it comes to customers adopting some of the latest and greatest mobile technology. In Japan, it is quite common for people to buy tickets and vending machine products using their mobile phones. But hey, later is better than never.
Hey, everyone. Enjoying a nice sunny Southern California Sunday at a friend’s pool. Before I head out, though, I wanted to leave you with these wonderful pics from the 2008 Wimbledon lifestyle collection from Polo Ralph Lauren. (Special thanks to PRL for sending these our way.)
So what’s in this newest line?
Classic cabled tennis sweaters are reworked as stylish halterneck tops (TSF is a big fan).
The Wimbledon blazer appears in cream jersey with preppy navy and white ribbon piping, and the classic tennis dress is evoked with fresh, flirty striped cotton shirt dresses.
Cableknit vests and polo shirts pair with pants and shorts in linen and cotton.
Chic navy blazers, button down shirts, repp ties and ribbon belts are shown in the tournament’s signature shades of Wimbledon purple and Bentley green.
More: Check out some more wonderful sketches after the cut. The artist put some cute shoes (white and navy booties!) on some of the ladies. Take a look…
Emblazoned with the signature Ralph Lauren/Wimbledon crest, crisp navy and cream defines the modern look of on-court officials’ attire. Umpires’ uniforms include navy doeskin blazers with cream piping, paired with cream trousers or skirts, and traditional tennis sweaters. Combining fashion and function, ball persons’ track suits, shorts and polo shirts, feature high performance, fast-drying fabrics for maximum comfort and full range of motion.
More: See a few more images after the cut…
At Chanel, randomness ruled: The spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear shows at Paris Fashion Week brought out the trendsetting ways of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. A fanny pack for your ankle? We love it. And of course their signature stenciled tennis racquet makes an appearance. See a review here, and the complete collection here. (style.com)
To the men in Los Angeles: We finally get noticed by the Nike store at the Grove, who’ll start selling guy’s goods on October 12.
Sale #2: And if blowing your load at Nike wasn’t enough, the Lacoste shops are having a sale ’til October 14. $25 off a purchase of $150 or more.
Supporting the locally-grown: I’m all about What’s All the Racquet tracking down the smaller tennis apparel companies, like Lily’s of Beverly Hills. Their Bella Donna line shows promise, but everything else is pretty blah. I’ll take my adidas by Stella McCartney any day.
It’s never too early: The baby might still be years from swinging a racquet, but you can infuse it with tennis energy with these fun socks.
>> TSF’s short balls archive
Last night’s second-round match between Roger Federer and Paul “MC” Capdeville brought out the big hitters: Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, and busy bee Vogue EIC Anna Wintour.
Of course, Roger’s devoted girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, was on hand to entertain the guests.
>> TSF’s u.s. open coverage
Polo at the Open: Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Open. They’ve dressed their Madison Ave. storefront for the event. Tidbit: “Polo replaced Fila, the Open’s official apparel sponsor for 22 years, after Fila was sold to Sports Brands International in 2003.” (amNY)
More on the sponsor patch debate: American Michael Russell lost out on $3,000 because the ATP only allows sponsor patches on sleeves. But Russell prefers to go sleeveless. (I guess if he really wanted the money, he could’ve worn sleeves.) Still, I’m tellin’ ya, this could all be fixed by throwin’ shoulder tats into the picture. (Cincinnati.com)
The rooster crows: The North American arm of Le Coq Sportif, which has set up in Portland, is ready to make its move. CEO Tim Cool is looking to reconnect with those who grew up (and remember) the brand: “that’s 20- to 30-year-olds who travel and know us from abroad. Together these higher income young men and women make up the pillar of our target in the U.S. market.” (via DTL)
(OT) LV to set up shop at MOCA: You better believe I’ll be waiting in a crazy line with boppers on their Sidekicks (or are they all using iPhones now?) when the Takashi Murakami exhibit opens at MOCA on Oct. 29. There’ll also be a fully functional LV store on-site (!) selling handbags and coin purses customized by Murakami for the show.
Some people aren’t so keen on the fact that a for-profit company will be selling goods on the premises of a non-profit, and I agree: I hope that some of the proceeds would go back to funding the museum, but that likely won’t happen. (via This Heart’s On Fire)
(OT) Cavalli and H&M: This interview with The Times coincides with the announcement of designer Roberto Cavalli launching a collection for H&M in November.
On working with the Swedish clothing company:
“I said OK to H&M so that youngsters could have the chance to wear Cavalli, not just the beautiful stars on the red carpet. The style is very Cavalli — a little bit from the past but, more importantly, a vision of the future. I hope to see lots of girls queueing up to discover what I have created for them.”
On hiring Kate Moss right after her big cocaine scandal:
“People asked me why I used Kate Moss immediately after her drug scandal. I find her a great professional, and I have always liked her personality. I have never thought: ‘Does this person use drugs or not?’ I am anti-drugs, but what can you do? As designers we have to trust the models’ personality and professionalism. I don’t want to know about their private lives.”
(via JC Report)
>> roberto cavalli shows at the sony ericsson open