the adventures of yoshi

Behind the Hello Kitty x Vans Collection…

Posted in Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on September 20, 2011

Watch what happens when Hello Kitty visits the Vans HQ and sits with Steve Van Doren and the creative designers behind the collaboration – including my girl Angie!!! Get it!

This has GOT to be the cutest video EVERRRRRR – I love Hello Kitty!!! And VANS!!!! =)

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New Balance’s First New York Flagship Store

Posted in Events, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on August 11, 2011

New Balance is finally opening up their first flagship store here in NYC! With the launch of their new store, they also released a fun iPhone app game called the “Urban Dash,” for users to enter their chances to win either a limited edition pair of New Balance 574’s OR a freakin 14k gold baton worth $20k!

Unfortunately I won’t be able to enter myself since I actually worked on this project hehehe (my first legit video production piece!), however, you ALL should try to enter =)

VANS Create Your Mark Event Recap!

Posted in Events, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 26, 2011

This past Saturday, Sandy, Deana and I headed to the House of Vans to attend their “Create Your Mark” event that celebrated creativity! I got word that we’d be able to tie dye shoes (thank you to the Vans team for supplying us with shoes!) as well as shirts!

I have to give it up to Vans, they really know how to throw events that get everyone involved versus sitting around listening to music and getting drunk hahaha!

We arrived in time to see Hana and Rachel begin their tie-dying extravaganza lol.

Sandy and Deana were itching to get started on their creations…

This was an awesome pair – so creative… damnit, why can’t I be that creative?!

I worked on my pair after I took these photos. I opted to create a one tone red pair that would fade from front to back. Sandy did a blue version and Deana, being the meticulous artist that she is, did some awesome 4-tone pair…

pic below from Deana: random pair on the left, Sandy’s, mine, and Deana’s:

We decided to eat before tie-dying some tops – we needed food to fuel our creativity! Fortunately, Vans always gives their guests freeeee foooood! This time around we had some killa Korilla BBQ! Nom nom nom nooooommmmm!

Sandy and I also ate cheeseburgers =X

After devouring our Korean BBQ style tacos we headed inside to draw on a blank “living room” installment meant for everyone to vandalize – aweeessoommenesss…

With our bellies full, we were ready to take on tie-dying our black white shirts provided by Vans. There were SO many different techniques and lots of very creative people… I went for the very simple rasta style, Sandy did an American flag inspired tank, and well Deana… hers obviously came out awesome… so many colors and shapes lmaoooo.

Wendy also showed up for a little bit too… oh yea, you like her lips? Its her own lipglass creation with MAC (now available)!

Vans also had a few bands come and play inside, one of which was Chairlift… I have a new band I’m going to stalk, they KILLED it!

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The gals: Rachel, Wendy, Moi, Deana, and Sandy (getting yet ANOTHER Korilla Taco lol #fatty):

Thank you to the amazing Vans team for hosting a wonderful event for everyone!!! I can’t wait til the next one! Here are a few faces behind the brand…



Hana and Rach with the Nikki S (the fabulous woman behind the Vans_66 twitter):

Oh yea, before we left, all 5 of us bitches crammed our asses and faces into a tiny ass photobooth… yea, we did.

And home we went… captured a few snaps of the sunset =P


Here are a few pics I found on Vans’ Flickr:

our shoesies!


outfit posts: juuuuusssttt peachy…

Posted in Outfit, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 25, 2011

One of the things I love about summer is that I am able to get a few shades darker and wear peaches and pinks!

Oh yea, my perm is growing out and I’m finally able to mess around with different hairstyles. I was tempted to cut my hair a few days ago, but after I brush out the curls and tie that shit back, I’m kinda feelin’ it… for now =P

outfit deets: f21 denim jacket | h&m dress (damn, I’ve had this dress for about 6 years now, maybe that’s why its so tight =X) | ASOS sandals

outfit deets: dress (NastyGal) | hellz bellz denim | MadeMe x Vans chukkas

Shop Nasty Gal

And just because I still get the question… yes… that’s me.


currently seeking: these shoes from Solestruck…

Posted in Currently Seeking, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 23, 2011

When I’m not at David Z or my new favorite underrated spot “Exstanza” (don’t let this name fool you, I’ll do a proper write up shortly on this hidden gem), you’ll find me shopping on Solestruck for my shoesies.

Here are a few pairs I’m hoping to add to my already overcrowded closets… =X

1. Bimini Boot by Rachel Comey (I love the cut out detail)

2. Joelle 1 by Opening Ceremony (maybe when these go on sale… and the weather isn’t so hot)

3. Coraline by Messeca (this color is sold out at the moment)

4. Frankly 07 by Beau Coops (I absolutely NEED these STAT)

5. Butler by Jeffrey Campbell (these look nice and comfy)

6. Boot by Osborne (I like the pattern and colors… could use this in my collection hehe)

7. Clift by Jeffrey Campbell (I love the simplicity of the boot, I think I’d be able to wear these with anything)



Hellz-Bellz’s introduction to the Philippines…

Posted in Events, Fashion, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 22, 2011

Have you been keeping up with Miss Lawn and Bamski’s trip to the Philippines?! If not, here’s a short recap for you because they are KILL-IN-IT out there! The Filipinos are showing Hellz-Bellz so much love on the island(s).

As you know, they’ve teamed up with <a href="Shop now at” target=”_blank”>Vans again to create two more drool worthy shoes so much of their trip to the homeland was promoting the brand with the Vans Philippines team. They did a radio show hosted by KC Montero (hey hey heyyyy) and the beautiful Sarah; they held a dope launch party at Glorietta 3; they were invited to the taping of Party Pilipinas; also hosted by KC (a show I dearly miss since I don’t have TFC anymore waaah!), and they were also interviewed on a morning show called Morning ANC! BLADAW! 

So proud of you guys! ❤

Here are a few pics I stole from their blog…

Here are DJ Teaze and DJ Jena (I think, and I don’t know who’s who bahahhaa). Download their Kyss Kyss Bang Bang mixtape HERE – its fiyah!

the beautiful vicky herrera

Lawn was also graced with a custom pair of <a href="Shop now at” target=”_blank”>Vans created by Noel (MDVL Designs)LOVE!

Keep up with your Hellz updates!





WOOHOO! Hello Kitty x Vans!

Posted in Product Review, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 10, 2011

thank you thank you thank you Vans! <3!!!

i received the Sk8 Hi D-Lo’s in the mail the other day =) I’m in love! I can’t wait til the weather calms down enough for me to wear these out (i’m living in open toe anything at the moment lol). all the little illustrations are adorable!

you can purchase your pair HEREOR… you have  2 more days to enter the VANS x HELLO KITTY GIVEAWAY for your chance to WIN a FREE pair =)

Vans,a Division of VF Outdoor, Inc.

Vans x HLZBLZ (Hellz-Bellz) Fall 2011 Collection!

Posted in Events, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 9, 2011

well hot damn! our friends over at status mag gave us a look at the latest Hellz-Bellz x Vans collection for Fall 2011! lawn and bam are actually there, in the Philippines, right now for the release of this rockin’ collaboration! JELLZ BELLZ! lol!

how HOT are these styles?!

the hellz team did their own take on Vans’ Paityn and Ballie boots – I’M IN LOOOOOVVVEEEE.

Vans x HLZBLZ Paityn:

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Vans x HLZBLZ Ballie boot:

along with the launch of this collection, are limited edition bags! we’ll see if these come stateside as well hehehe!


via status magazine

Vans,a Division of VF Outdoor, Inc.

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