Last week, my eyebrows rose when I read about French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent dropping the Yves from its iconic name Yves Saint Laurent. The 50-year old brand will continue as Saint Laurent Paris under direction of YSL’s newly promoted creative director Hedi Slimane, who recently took over in March. I find the re-branding quite a radical decision for such a unique and traditional brand as Yves Saint Laurent.
Even Choupette Lagerfeld, one of the most important cats on social media who has Chanel director Karl Lagerfeld as its owner, shared his disbelief on Twitter earlier this week.
choupette lagerfeld twitter
I fully agree with you, Choupette.
How crazy awesome are these Keep sneakers (and how adorable is this kitty) designed by one of my current favorite artist at the moment, the great Bon Iver? I simply love the color of the shoe and the fishbone sketch, which I think the cat in the picture likes a lot too. But you know what is even more awesome? This shoe was designed for a charity project, and all the sales of the shoe will go to benefit the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare and advocacy organization, which operates America’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals.
Lucky me: I get to see Bon Iver play in my hometown (Groningen, the Netherlands) on July 11th. Could not be more excited (:
My favorite Bon Iver song:
My favorite cat video: