“I wore my sneakers but I’m not a sneak; My Adidas touch the sand of a foreign land; With mic in hand, I cold took command; My Adidas and me close as can be; We make a mean team, my Adidas and me” – My Adidas by Run-D.M.C
This look started with a bag – Aldo’s Tiezzo Midnight Crossbody bag to be exact.
I just finished wrapping a photo shoot inspired by late 70’s and 80’s fashion and needed a boom box for one of the looks. I searched everywhere [(local thrift stores, online, Facebook Marketplace, etc…) looking for one but found zilch (bummer…)]. After the photo shoot, I visited the mall to window shop for a bit. It was there I saw it sitting on the shelf at Aldo. I was in awe but disappointed I never thought to look here of all places for it. I mean, Aldo is one of my favorite stores! Ugh! How could I not?! Frustration aside, I bought it by convincing myself to schedule another shoot, but, this time, specifically inspired by early hip hop culture. And, that was settled.
Photography by Ashshanae Darden
Tiezzo Boom Box Crossbody Bag – Aldo Shoes ($60)
Gold Chain – The Gold Gods ($39 – $119)
Vintage Glasses – Giant Vintage [(Since I bought these at a Kiosk in the mall, I linked a vintage website that carries an assortment of old school glasses ($12 – $30)]
504 Cap in Wool – Kangol ($39 – $55)
Jacket – Adidas
Samoa Sneakers – Adidas
Joggers – Zara [(The specific ones I am wearing I bought nearly a year ago, but I linked a similar one for you. ($29)]