"In 1994 when sales of Hush Puppies were down to 30,000 pairs a year, Hush Puppies suddenly became "hip" in the clubs and bars of downtown Manhattan where young people were "buying them up" at small shoe stores. Hush Puppies soon began to turn up on the famous feet of stars such as Princess Diana, Jim Carrey, Sharon Stone, David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Dennis Rodman and Sylvester Stallone. Hush Puppies also benefited from the trend toward dressing-down at work, filling the fashion gap between tennis shoes and dress shoes. Wolverine sent videotapes with tips for casual dressing at work to 200 businesses throughout the United States. The company revived the "We invented casual" tagline that had launched Hush Puppies in 1958." -Wiki hehe
was recently introduced to new york-based, south korean experimental cellist and composer okkyung lee by a friend and can't get enough. she came out with a new album (above) earlier this summer, and we've also been listening to this amazing playlist she put together of 70s and 80s korean pop.
our new limbo styles have late 60s and 70s vibes, and limbo was also the name of the vintage store credited with starting new york's vintage shopping scene on st. marks when it opened in 1965. some good history of it here and here. wish we were around back then to have seen it (and the st. marks of yore) in real life! we’ve only seen the sign which was left up after the store closed down, and sadly, even that’s gone now.
love these twins' unbiased reactions to what many consider compulsory "must-listen-to" music throughout history. it's the purest thing that makes us listen to songs like "In the Air Tonight" (and phil's epic drum solo drop) with fresh ears.