Category Archives: Converse

By the Sea

I can’t wait to wear a mini skirt this summer!

Here on Pinterest are a few cool items for hanging out by the sea.


By admin

By the Sea

I can’t wait to wear a mini skirt this summer!

Here on Pinterest are a few cool items for hanging out by the sea.


By admin

New Kicks

CDG for Converse!

When I saw these heart patterned sneakers in the Comme Des Garçons shop in Paris last year I REALLY wanted them. Then, as I have a tendency to do, I completely forgot…until last weekend when I found myself in Chelsea across from the store… and voila! I bought them and I love them just as much now as I did then.

They’re pretty foot friendly, no?


By brie

camel coat and leather pants

camel coat and leather pants via fashionsquad.com

STUPID SNOW. We’ve had some pretty mild, snow free days here in NY and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them (my ankles weren’t even a tad bit cold when we shot these pictures the other day!). I had just started getting my hopes up that winter would magically take a rain check and re-appear next year, but sadly that does not appear to be the case. When I opened up my blinds this morning, the damn snow was pouring down. Crap! Yes, it makes the city look really pretty, but it ruins all the fun (when I show you guys my latest purchase, you will understand my frustration..)

P.S. Will be uploading some new things on my sale shop today as my new purchase left a gigantic hole in my wallet, stay tuned!

camel coat and leather pants via fashionsquad.com

camel coat and leather pants via fashionsquad.com

camel coat and leather pants via fashionsquad.com

COAT Zara (old, but similar one here). BEANIE Asos (here). CASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo (similar one here). LEATHER PANTS J brand. BAG Proenza Schouler (here). SHOES Converse.

Splat!

A friend of ours painted these Converse as a part of her Jackson Pollock Halloween costume (um, brilliant!) but we all think that these shoes are totally acceptable for everyday. And now we know what to do when our sneakers start to get a little too beat up…

On My Bike

Ahhh summer is almost over so I’ve been out on my bike soaking up the last warm days!

Here is a little look at my biking uniform!

Cat Scan, Sydney

Cat Scan, Sydney

Cat Scan, Sydney
Tank Top:Blue Cat Scan T-Shirt
Pants:Blue Denim
Bag:Black Tote Bag
Shoes:White CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh

PEEKABOO

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Skirt: Jose Sanchez  |  T-Shirt: COS  |  Blazer: ASOS  |  Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy  |  Shoes: Converse

So so so excited that my Birthday week has finally started…Only 2 more days until my Birthday on Wednesday! :D

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Marique Schimmel in Red Shealing Coat

Marique Schimmel in Red Shealing Coat

Marique Schimmel in Red Shealing Coat
Jacket:Red ACNE Shearling Jacket
Jeans:Blue Denim
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh

Black Suit + Black Converse

Black Suit + Black Converse

Black Suit + Black Converse
Suit:Black Suit with Elvis T-Shirt
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh

On the Street……West 19th St., New York

Julia Nobis, Paris

Julia Nobis, Paris

Julia Nobis, Paris
T-Shirt:Black and White T-Shirt
Jeans:Textured Black Denim
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh

Julia Nobis, Paris

Julia Nobis, Paris

Julia Nobis, Paris
T-Shirt:Black and White T-Shirt
Jeans:Textured Black Denim
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh

On the Street…..Orchard St., New York

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

On the Street…..Ni’ma, New York

On the Street…..Ni’ma, New York

 

I was shooting Ni’ma recently for a commercial project. Every day she came to the studio, she was cuter than the day before.

On the Street……Fifth Ave., New York

On the Street….. Spring St., New York

Instagram pics of the week

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Some photos of this past week published on Instagram (follow me @Chiaraferragni), between Los Angeles and Milan.

Alcune foto dell'ultima settimana pubblicate su Instagram (potete seguirmi @Chiaraferragni), tra Los Angeles e Milano

California cups / Tazze californiane

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Rainy monday in Milan, with new customized Converse thanks to Il Maltese and 3.1 Phillip Lim bag

Look di un lunedi piovoso a Milano, con le Converse customizzate da Il Maltese e borsa 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Friday night in Reggio Emilia with Davide Paniate for Max Mara and Maramotti foundation

Venerdi sera a Reggio Emilia con Davide Paniate per Max Mara e la fondazione Maramotti

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MSGM blazer, look from last Saturday

Blazer MSGM, look di sabato scorso

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One of the rings I've been wearing the most, from Phoebe Coleman

Uno degli anelli che più indosso ultimamente, di Phoebe Coleman

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Caprese

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A drawing of me made by @angelinawon9

Un disegno fatto da @angelinawon9

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Matilda sleeping on Monday morning

Matilda dormiente il lunedi mattina

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Breakfast at Standard Hotel, Los Angeles

Colazione allo Standard Hotel, Los Angeles

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New furniture at home, best place for my fashion and design books!

Nuovo arredamento a casa, tavolino perfetto per i libri di moda e design!

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These days at my wrist

Questi giorni al mio polso

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Brunch in Los Angeles just before leaving, at Chateau Marmont

Brunch a Los Angeles appena prima di ripartire, da Chateau Marmont

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Some moments of my speech in Reggio Emilia for Max Mara and Maramotti foundation (all photos tomorrow)

Alcuni momenti del mio discorso a Reggio Emilia per Max Mara e la fondazione Maramotti (tutte le foto domani)

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I convinced Richi to get an Instagram profile: you can find him @riccardopozzoli

Ho convinto Richi a crearsi un profilo Instagram: lo trovate @riccardopozzoli

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Smack!

Instagram pics of the week

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Some photos of this past week published on Instagram (follow me @Chiaraferragni), between Los Angeles and Milan.

Alcune foto dell'ultima settimana pubblicate su Instagram (potete seguirmi @Chiaraferragni), tra Los Angeles e Milano

California cups / Tazze californiane

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Rainy monday in Milan, with new customized Converse thanks to Il Maltese and 3.1 Phillip Lim bag

Look di un lunedi piovoso a Milano, con le Converse customizzate da Il Maltese e borsa 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Friday night in Reggio Emilia with Davide Paniate for Max Mara and Maramotti foundation

Venerdi sera a Reggio Emilia con Davide Paniate per Max Mara e la fondazione Maramotti

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MSGM blazer, look from last Saturday

Blazer MSGM, look di sabato scorso

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One of the rings I've been wearing the most, from Phoebe Coleman

Uno degli anelli che più indosso ultimamente, di Phoebe Coleman

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Caprese

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A drawing of me made by @angelinawon9

Un disegno fatto da @angelinawon9

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Matilda sleeping on Monday morning

Matilda dormiente il lunedi mattina

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Breakfast at Standard Hotel, Los Angeles

Colazione allo Standard Hotel, Los Angeles

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New furniture at home, best place for my fashion and design books!

Nuovo arredamento a casa, tavolino perfetto per i libri di moda e design!

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These days at my wrist

Questi giorni al mio polso

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Brunch in Los Angeles just before leaving, at Chateau Marmont

Brunch a Los Angeles appena prima di ripartire, da Chateau Marmont

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Some moments of my speech in Reggio Emilia for Max Mara and Maramotti foundation (all photos tomorrow)

Alcuni momenti del mio discorso a Reggio Emilia per Max Mara e la fondazione Maramotti (tutte le foto domani)

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I convinced Richi to get an Instagram profile: you can find him @riccardopozzoli

Ho convinto Richi a crearsi un profilo Instagram: lo trovate @riccardopozzoli

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Smack!

Grey Furry Coat

Grey Furry Coat

Grey Furry Coat
Coat:Grey VINTAGE Furry Coat
Sweater:Grey Crew Neck Sweater over Maroon Peter Pan Collar Shirt
Pants:Black Jeans
Bag:Black Tote Bag
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

Look Book

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We talked last time about style and personality… I’ve been looking for mine (style AND personality) for a long time now.

Well. There have been a few moments slightly more memorable than others:

1/ I am 8 years old and in love with my papa.

Just to have the privilege of spending as much time with him as possible, I become interested in everything he does. I even dress like him.
I’m also the biggest fan, since I was a kid, of George, the heroine from The Famous Five.

My look? Pants and short hair. I am a real tomboy in school and the little model girls (the perfectas of the time) look at me with a raised brow.

2/ I am 13 and in love with Marcel.

Marcel is the most handsome skater in middle school. He has no idea I exist.
Seeing that I don’t think of myself as someone with a personnality, I tell myself that the best thing to get noticed by him is:

a/ Copy his style. Baggy jeans. Baggy t-shirts. Chuck Taylors.

Result: Nothin’. Still has no clue of my existence.

b/ Refine my analysis. I observe that all of Marcel’s skater friends have super feminine girlfriends. I kick myself for being so stupid when I was younger (=2 days earlier). Of course, guys prefer real girls!!!

Shift in strategy. I become super girly.

Result: Nothin’. Still doesn’t know I exist.

I conclude that it isn’t with style that you win male affection. The day I figured that out, I met my first love. No, not Marcel. Marcel, to this day, still doesn’t know I exist.

3/ I am 15 and in love with Rei Kawakubo.

Whom I encounter in The Face, my new bible. Seeing that I have no clothing budget, I go on secret missions into my mother’s wardrobe.

I grab some of her most beautiful outfits (Alaïa? Mugler?) and with the help of a big pair of scissors, I turn them into Comme Des Garçons.

In Ajaccio, where I am living, no one understands my look except for me. Teenage Angst and despair. No one understands me ! And my mother even less, who flat out fainted the day she discovered my wrongdoings. Outraged by her lack of creativity, I bark at her that one day, Rei Kawakubo will adopt me and that way, everybody will be happy.

4/ I am 17 and in love with my best friend.

Our style? Agnès B skinny jeans, big sweater, Doc Martens. Always the same, always matching, every day, all the time. Our dresser? Shared. Our friends? Shared. Our favorite movies? shared (Rocky Horror Picture Show). Our personality? Wait, what did you say ? Our what?

5/ I am 21 years old and in love with Björk.

My look: Hiking shoes like Björk, mini-skirt like Björk, hair in a multi-bun like Björk, and military parka because not like Björk : I didn’t have the budget to shop at Hussein Chalayan.

One day, on a whim, just to see what it would be like, I shaved my head. Because I’m soooo woooooh! Rrrrrrrsgsgsg (guttural noises like Björk)!!! Crazy! Like Britney Björk.

6/ I am 24 and in love with a rocker.

Skinny jeans (you can’t find them back then, takes forever in vintage shops, but, hey, between two rock concerts, I have aaaaaaall the time in the world) pointy ballet flats (you can’t find them back then, takes forever in vintage shops, but, hey, between two rock concerts, I have aaaaaaall the time in the world) vintage fur (So easy to find, pfffff, annoying), cigarette in one hand, beer in the other, backstage pass around my neck.

A few years later, I realize I don’t like beer and you can see the concert better if you’re in the audience. It’s not like the venue is packed, anyway…

7/ I am 26 and in love with Zara.

Went well with my budget as a newbie to the workforce. In the span of a couple months, my wardrobe consists of 80% Zara. Zara becomes my religion, and just like mass, I make sure to go once a week and soon I have no idea how I ever got dressed in the morning before Zara.

Result: Same look as all my friends. No wait… Same look as my entire city ! No. Same look as all of France!!! No, same look as the entire world!

8/ I am 27 and I am broke.

I quit my job to work as a freelance illustrator. Bohemian life here we come! Even H&M is considered luxury, it’s the rock bottom of shopping. It’s the fashion juice cleanse. The only thing I can’t stop buying is magazines. Ahhh ! Land of dreams !

9/ I am 30, I am an illustrator and I have a blog!!!

Fashion blogs were born in France at the same time fashion mass market explodes. Zara, TopShop, H&M, it’s also the start of collaborations with designers (The War For a Jacket by Karl Lagerfeeeeeeld!!!!)… We are all overshopping.

And I am starting to make a living on my illustrations, and so after the fashion juice cleanse, it’s a total relapse: Instead of staying calm and buying just a few good pieces, I ruin myself with “good fashion deals” and stupid private sales.

It’s the worst period for me in terms of style. I am not dressing for me. Not even for a guy or my best friend but just to try to be fashionable.

Like for example, when Phoebe Philo was with Chloé. You remember those baby doll dresses? Can you imagine me in a pseudo Chloé baby doll dress? No? Me neither.

But I did it. Really guys, it was the dark ages.

10/ I Don’t Have Enough Perspective To Comment On The Years That Follow But:

My style found its footing again and went back to fundamentals: man’s closet and short skirts, among some others. I still have moments where I panic and suddenly try to become as sexy-cool as Emmanuelle Alt or as sexy-chic as Carine Roitfeld but moments like those usually don’t last a long time.

I’ve come to realize that no matter what I do, I can’t help but be me.

I still have a lot of things to learn in terms of evening dressing. Sometimes I panic when the runway shows come about. Stupid purchases, losing my head at the last minute, hysterical behavior right before heading out the door, and sometimes, a completely stupid outfit that gives me the desire to just die right then and there, as I always realize just how horrible the look is after it’s way too late to change it.

But I’m sure we’ve all been there.

Even Carine Roitfeld.

We forget quickly. What we remember are the moments when people look the most beautiful and feel most at home in their own skin. That’s what sticks with us, what we hold dear and what is most important, don’t you think?

Translation : Tim Sullivan

My sneakers

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After my post about high heels and wedges I'm trying to publish also the other missing shoes: flats, sandals, boots and of course sneakers, that you can see now in this post. Here they are :)

Dopo il post sulle mie scarpe con tacco e zeppe sto cercando di organizzarmi per pubblicare anche le scarpe mancanti: ballerine, sandali bassi, stivali e naturalmente sneakers, da cui si parte con questo post. Eccole qui :)

Let's start with the leather sneakers from my shoe line, Chiara Ferragni (available in these stores and online here and here). And you haven't seen the spring/summer 2012 models yet :)

Partiamo con le sneaker in pelle della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni, (disponibili in questi negozi e online qui e qui). E dovete ancora vedere quelle della primavera/estate 2012 :)

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My lovely swarovski Superga, sequined black Converse, American flag Converse and customized white Converse.

Le mie storiche Superga con swarovski, Converse nere con paillettes, Converse alte con la bandiera americana e Converse con borchie applicate.

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Gienchi sneakers, full of studs.

Le Gienchi, piene di borchie.

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And to finish, some of my favourites: Isabel Marant sneakers that I got in December :)

E per finire, tra le mie preferite: le sneakers di Isabel Marant prese a dicembre :)

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Which is your favourite model? Do you wear sneakers a lot?

Qual è il vostro paio preferito? Indossate spesso sneaker?

My sneakers

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After my post about high heels and wedges I'm trying to publish also the other missing shoes: flats, sandals, boots and of course sneakers, that you can see now in this post. Here they are :)

Dopo il post sulle mie scarpe con tacco e zeppe sto cercando di organizzarmi per pubblicare anche le scarpe mancanti: ballerine, sandali bassi, stivali e naturalmente sneakers, da cui si parte con questo post. Eccole qui :)

Let's start with the leather sneakers from my shoe line, Chiara Ferragni (available in these stores and online here and here). And you haven't seen the spring/summer 2012 models yet :)

Partiamo con le sneaker in pelle della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni, (disponibili in questi negozi e online qui e qui). E dovete ancora vedere quelle della primavera/estate 2012 :)

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My lovely swarovski Superga, sequined black Converse, American flag Converse and customized white Converse.

Le mie storiche Superga con swarovski, Converse nere con paillettes, Converse alte con la bandiera americana e Converse con borchie applicate.

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Gienchi sneakers, full of studs.

Le Gienchi, piene di borchie.

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And to finish, some of my favourites: Isabel Marant sneakers that I got in December :)

E per finire, tra le mie preferite: le sneakers di Isabel Marant prese a dicembre :)

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Which is your favourite model? Do you wear sneakers a lot?

Qual è il vostro paio preferito? Indossate spesso sneaker?

rainy days

FRIDAY. We had a wild xmas party at the office last night and when I woke up this morning and the rain was pouring down, dressing up was the last thing on my mind, but at least I have a very fancy umbrella, hehe ;)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

TOPSHOP coat, WEEKDAY sweater (boyfriends), ZARA jeans, CONVERSE sneakers, ZARA shawl. MOMA umbrella.

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All the Pretty Photographers, Part VIII

On the Street….Feels like Friday Night, Paris

On the Street….Advanced Style, New York

On the Street…..Moving Day, Milan

On the Street….London Color, London

Double Denim Dude

Double Denim Dude

Double Denim Dude
Accessories:Blue Sunglasses, Scarf, Hat
Coat:VINTAGE Denim Coat
T-ShirtBlue T-Shirt
Jeans:Rolled Up Jeans
Bag:Quilted Leather Briefcafe
Shoes:CONVERSE Zip Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

Kumi, Blue Tokyo

Kumi, Blue Tokyo

Kumi, Blue Tokyo
Cardigan:Blue Cardigan with Yellow Lining
Top:Leaf Print Polo Shirt
Skirt:Blue BULLE DE SAVON Skirt
Bag:Picnic Basket
Shoes:Red CONVERSE Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

Converse, the sequel

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Thank you for all your advice! I ended up choosing the low-top, simply because I tried the high-top… And it gave me huge feet – and who wants a huge foot, I ask you?

I must also tell you how I am the most annoying girl in the world. You see the rubber cap toe? (what do you call that thing?) You know how sometimes they have odd shapes? Like how the left shoe has a tiny piece of rubber and the right one is huge?

No you don’t know?

Oh my god I must be crazy.

Finally, as I am the most annoying girl in the world and my first pair had the defect, I asked to try on another pair, and another. Finally I chose two shoes with perfectly shaped rubber pieces that seemed to be the same size, and  I made my own pair. The saleswoman looked at me, dumbfounded, but she allowed it.

If you do not understand, don’t worry. If you’re like me and obsessed with a good toe cap (haha) please say so -I would feel less alone.

With that, I’m off. Again thank you for all your advice!

Signed: the most annoying girl in the world.

On the Street….East 10th St., New York

On the Street….East 10th St., New York

On the Street…Devon, New York

On the Street….Couple, Stockholm

On the Street….Converse and Dresses, Stockholm


 

 

Grace Gao, Denim Print Shirt

Grace Gao, Denim Print Shirt

Grace Gao, Denim Print Shirt
Shirt:Denim Print Shirt
Jeans:Denim Shorts
Bag:Green Clutch
Shoes:American Flag Print CONVERSE High Tops
Photo By:Phil Oh

On the Street….Berzelii Park, Stockholm

On the Street….Berzelii Park, Stockholm

Kien in Paris

Kien in Paris

Kien in Paris
Jacket:Grey UNIQLO Jacket with LANVIN Brooch
Top:White APC Top
Shorts:HARE Shorts with Paisley Lining
Bag:MARNI Bag
Shoes:Green CONVERSE x MACKINTOSH Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

Overalls, Sydney

Overalls, Sydney

Overalls, Sydney
Top:Denim Overalls over Black Sweatshirt over Striped Top
Shoes:Grey CONVERSE Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

On the Street….Gotgatan, Sodermalm

Casual’ish Model Off Duty

Casual'ish Model Off Duty

Casual'ish Model Off Duty
Jacket:Grey Blazer over Black V-Neck Tee
Jeans:Indigo Denim
Shoes:Black CONVERSE Shoes
Photo By:Phil Oh

Awesome Comme Jacket

Awesome Comme Jacket

Awesome Comme Jacket
Jacket:Black Leather Cut Out COMME DES GARCONS Jacket
Top:White UNIQLO Shirt
Pants:BLack Cropped Pants
Shoes:Red CONVERSE Shoes
Bag:Fuzzy UNIQLO Backpack
Photo By:Phil Oh

Liz Kabler, NYC

Liz Kabler, NYC

Liz Kabler, NYC
Jacket:Gold Brocade PRADA Top
Skirt:Maroon Maxi Skirt
Shoes:Grey CONVERSE Sneakers
Photo By:Phil Oh