Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fashion Meets Athletes: Foot Locker's On Our Feet UNCF Reception

On Our Feet at Gotham Hall

Chace Crawford in light grey kicks.
Model Quiana Grant, who looks gorgeous even when she's not posing.

I know some of my Twitter followers were like "huh?" as I was tweeting away earlier tonight at Foot Locker's On Our Feet benefit reception for the United Negro College Fund. I was tweeting about Darrelle Revis, Ramses Barton, and Darelle Revis. Let's review: I love fashion. I love the New York Jets. I love shoes, including kicks. And I love that Foot Locker invited to their event what might be one of the few fashion-blogging, New York Jets-loving, rabid screaming-on-the-couch-hitting-her-husband-during-games football fans in New York City so I could get pictures like this:

Feels like he's looking right at me, and I'm saying Ochocinco who?

How freaking much can I freak out right now? Not enough. Yes, I was that close to Revis Island. Now let's talk style. Ahem: Mr. Darrelle Revis, you were killing it. The suit and the tie look great and the glasses are seriously sexy on an athlete. Whoa. Ok, now go take care of your hamstring and continue kicking butt on pass coverage like you did last Sunday. And back to more #OOF fashion:

Giants WR Steve Smith on the left. He was all charming youth in front of the cameras, kind of awkward like "I'm here in my jeans!" I'm a big fan. Quiana's Louboutins close-up are on the right. Very Dorothy-sparkly. Also, a reasonable heel. Although Steve may already have a girlfriend, I'd like to introduce him to Quiana and her Louboutins.

Gorgeous partygoers having fun.
Quiana and partygoer.

Here's where fashion actually really meets athletes: Louboutin and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Quiana Grant. I heard that, including tonight, she has three times attended and even worn kicks to this charity event known as the "Sneaker Ball" No sneakers on her tonight. Also, Jane Krakowski was in attendance early on and was lovely. So lovely that I won't publish the crap photo I took of her as she was walking away.

I got some decent shots of Chace Crawford, though (best one is above). I'm kind of loving him a lot for being at this event, but then I'm like, seriously, hobnob with all these gifted athletes? What else was he doing tonight? I wish I had a shot of Chace and Darrelle together. I really need to hone my paparazzi skills.

Thanks to Foot Locker for supporting the UNCF with this wonderful reception, and shoppers, be sure to drop by the store on 34th Street for your winter kicks. The huge store on 34th carries limited editions perfect for future "black tie with sneakers" event.
Foot Locker, 34th Street between Broadway & 7th Avenue


La Belette Rouge said...

Those Dorothy-sparkley are proof that there is a Wizard of Oz and his name is Louboutin.xoxo

Tricia said...

I love that her Loubs are not a ridiculous height, also, they are very sensible Wizard of Oz shoes!