Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! STR.CRD was pretty much every and a bag of chips. For years I'd spent hours online, looking at street style from STR.CRD events, awing at the wall art and the sneakers and finally I got to go this year.
For those of you not in the know (which I really can't comprehend since not knowing about STR.CRD is like not knowing about Oreos - who hurt you?); STR.CRD is South Africa's first and only street culture showcase. There's independent and urban labels there featuring the coolest of street culture - you know; sneakers, snapbacks, anything from a hip hop music video. Lots of local performers, skaterboarders and graffiti artists also are on display.
I had the hardest time this morning deciding what to wear. From everything I've ever seen at STR.CRD it seemed I was going to have to fall out of a Run DMC music video - it's tricky, it's tricky! It always seemed like everyone who went to STR.CRD all got the memo on boldy patterned leggings, over-sized denim jackets with buttons and patches sewed on them and hipster sunglasses - how does one sign up for that newsletter?