1 love. 2 days. 3 parties. Sound insane? Well, you know, most folks do think we sneakerheads are a bit touched! But here it was: Sneaker Pimps NYC with a live customizing battle between 5 killer female artists (Pikaso, E the Custom Queen, Kgiovanna, Fetti and d-nyce!), then an open customizing party and comp at powerHouse books' "No Sleep til Brooklyn" event, and finally a wind down party with DJ Elle and a live auction at TNewYork! Thanks to ALL the folks who made it possible! Artists, volunteers, sponsors, guests, press, etc!
FSF artist kgiovanna and her inseparable friend Leigh
Pikaso and her winning kicks from FSF's Live Battle at Sneaker Pimps. Thanks to our judges: Jeff from weeklydrop, Laurel from Nike, Frank the Butcher, Gabriela from Mama Clothing, Oiuja from Brooklyn Circus, Jovon from Bare Sole, and Camille from the Boston Phoenix!
Our winner in the Young Artist category
Lori, a friend and Jovon from Bare Sole
Tasha, our Rookie category winner
Najma, our killer auctioneer
b-girl Aurora breaking it down
MOB reppin' at Sneaker Pimps
Sneaker Pimps' battling artists (minus kgiovanna)
the powerHouse crew--we couldn't have done it without them!
Some of the beautiful art donated for our auction
Metamphibean at Sneaker PImps
BBC's Asian Network was in the house reporting
powerHouse's gorgeous new space
DJ Elle tore it up at the after party
Saturday's winners! (from left to right:)
Tasha--Best Rookie, Lauren--Best Technique, Christina--Best Colorway, Lerissa--Most Creative, Mishi (below)--Best Overall and Best Design
Pikaso's winning shoe
Samia from Chicks with Kicks (on right) with a friend
Shanan from FSF blog and Laurel from Nike
Dave White at Sneaker Pimps
JB Classics at Sneaker Pimps
Gabriela from Mama Clothing and MISS
Customizer d-nyce with Earl
Mishi, winner of Best Design Overall on Saturday
Which one is the real fiend?