Featured: Curb Appeal Style Dossier

16/04/2013 § 6 Comments

Curb Appeal: Mariah KunkelJust a quick note to let you know that I was featured by Curb Appeal as part of their “Style Dossier” series.  Please head here to check it out.  Many thanks to photographer Shanita Sims for a lovely day!Curb Appeal: Mariah Kunkel

Featured: BKLYN Dry Goods Blog

27/03/2013 § 2 Comments

Mariah Kunkel.Just a quick note to let you know that I’m featured on the BKLYN Dry Goods blog today, with a bit of a Q&A and the magical picture you see above that was taken by Jahn “Miracle Worker” Hall.  The guys at BKDG are good friends and I’m also really excited to let you know they’ve brought me onboard their amazing team as Editor of the BKLYN Dry Goods blog, which we are in the process of rebooting and revitalizing!  Be sure to check us out.  We’ve got a ton of great stuff in the hopper!*

*No, not that hopper.  But I do enjoy that one too.

Featured: Refinery29

26/07/2012 § 4 Comments

Just a quick note to let you know I was featured on Refinery29 today, as part of their “I love my…” series, where they ask a writer to share the story behind a special item in my closet.  Care to guess what I chose to write about?

Find the feature here.

Many thanks to Refinery29!

PF Flyers: Honoring American Style Since 1937

11/04/2012 § Leave a comment

If you follow me on Twitter (@MariahKunkel) you might have noticed that I recently had a guest editorship on Flavorpill Los Angeles, where I put together a shortlist of interesting events in the LA area, which also happens to be my hometown.  I was especially pleased to find out that the guest editor series was sponsored by PF Flyers, the iconic American sneaker brand that was founded in 1937 and immortalized in one of my favorite movies, The Sandlot (see Benny put on his magic pair here, at 9.00 minute mark).

Was also featured on Flavorwire!

First produced by BF Goodrich in 1937, PF Flyers featured a patented insole — the PF stands for “Posture Foundation” — that was marketed as a magic wedge designed to help wearers “run faster and jump higher,” endearing them to generations of children (see: The Sandlot) who believed in their special powers.

PF Flyers was also the first sneaker company to collaborate with a pro athlete, developing classic basketball shoes with Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy in the 1950s, that are still available today;

and in the 60s, the adventurer Jonny Quest also relied upon the “action shoes”:

“He ran like the wind! Lucky he was wearing his PF Flyers!”
In a genius bit of cross-marketing, kids could get a free PF Magic Ring just like Jonny’s with the purchase of a pair of PF Flyers.

Starting in the 1970s, PF Flyers lost much of the popularity they enjoyed in the 50s and 60s, but after the recent purchase and revival of the brand by New Balance, PF Flyers is staging a comeback with its “Authentic American Style Campaign” that simultaneously honors the brand’s past, looks toward the future and searches out contemporary icons for truly American style inspiration:

“Everyone has a story. Ours began 75 years ago and is based on the tradition of crafting authentic American style. While we are passionate about what we do, we aren’t the only ones. The contemporary cultural landscape is flooded with purveyors of authentic American style.

To help us tell this ever-evolving story, we’ve enlisted a select group of today’s style-makers who we feel embody the same sensibilities as we do. Over the coming months we will be unveiling their perspectives in a series of video-based interviews where they share their thoughts on inspiration, authenticity, and individual style. Stay tuned.

The campaign recently kicked off with one of my favorite people, New Yorker Ouigi Theodore, Creative Director and Founder of the Brooklyn Circus. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing who else is included.  You can find all the interviews here.

For wearable sneaker nostalgia check out the Archival Reissue Collection.

I’ve been loving the Bob Cousy Los, with their “Gullwing Closure” at the ankle.

Girls! Run faster, jump higher…and wait for the subway!

Lastly, many thanks to PF Flyers and Gabby and Christopher at Flavorpill
for including me in such a fun project.

Archive photos via PF Flyers. Life photos by Yale Joel, via the Life Archive.

Featured: Quite Continental on StyleLikeU ~ Addictions: Neckties

18/11/2011 § 3 Comments

A few weeks ago I sat down with StyleLikeU to talk about my somewhat obsessive relationship with one of my favorite articles of clothing: the necktie.  I am happy to share the finished product with you today.  If you were ever curious why I wear them and who ties my knots, you are in luck — and you’ll also get a peek at my growing collection.

A big thank you to the StyleLikeU ladies.  Shooting this was a lot of fun.

I can’t say that it isn’t kind of weird watching myself on video, though.  Do I really talk like that?

Featured: Quite Continental on Racked NY ~ “Shopping Confidential”

07/09/2011 § 2 Comments

Just a short note to let you know I’ve been featured elsewhere on the interwebs.  I wrote a brief post for Racked New York’s “Shopping Confidential” series about one of my favorite sources for vintage art in New York City.

To read it, head here.

Featured: Quite Continental on Two Inch Cuffs ~ “Weekend Reel | Heritage”

29/06/2011 § 5 Comments

Image via Two Inch Cuffs

Just a short note to let you know I’ve been featured elsewhere on the interwebs!  Recently I spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon with the Two Inch Cuffs crew shooting a catalog spread featuring shirts by Gitman Vintage (btw ladies, if you remember my recent post on finding the perfect button-down, I would definitely add Gitman Vintage to the list).  My partners in crime were Taj Reed and Seamus Boyle, with photographer Evan Tetreault behind the lens.  Concept and direction were handled by Ruben Hughes.

Now, I did say we spent the afternoon “shooting,” but it really felt like we were just hanging around, making jokes and enjoying the summer weather (I will readily admit that I made more successful jokes than throws of the football).  I also managed to win a dollar off of Seamus on a rather off-color bet.  I’d tell you what it was, but I wouldn’t want to offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities…

To see the full spread, head here.

Featured: Quite Continental on Tomboy Style

31/05/2011 § 3 Comments

Just a short note to let you know I’ve been featured elsewhere on the interwebs today.  When the lovely Lizzie Garrett, the kickass lady behind Tomboy Style, asked if I’d like to do a Q&A for her, I leapt at the chance.  To be included among amazing women such as Julia Leach of Chance, Emerson Fry of EmersonMade, Kate Jones of Ursa Major and Lizzie’s own mother, was a complete honor and a lot of fun.  If you haven’t visited Tomboy Style yet, you must do post-haste.  It is a daily stop for me for inspiration, and I know that you will love what Lizzie does as much as I.

As for my A’s to Lizzie’s Q’s, head here to find out what my current obsessions are, my favorite quality in a man, what fictional character I most identify with, and a few other random items from my brain.

Featured: Quite Continental on Two Inch Cuffs

26/04/2011 § 13 Comments

Images via Two Inch Cuffs. (No, this is not my child.)

Just a quick note to let you know that Yours Truly has been featured on the innovative online style catalog Two Inch Cuffs.  I spent a lovely afternoon with creative director Ruben Hughes on the Upper West and East Sides talking personal style, shopping secrets, inspiration and gelato.  As a new contributor, I’m very much looking forward to working with the Cuff Culture Team this spring!

Did you already know I wear a watch that doesn’t work?  No?  Well, head over to Two Inch Cuffs for the Q&A and photos, post haste!

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