When I was at school, sport was just something we did. It wasn’t particularly trendy but more like you got some extra cred or popularity the better you were. These days sport has become a lifestyle that coincides with fashion. Two of my favourite designers, Stella McCartney and Yohji Yamamoto (Y3), have collaborated with Adidas over the past years as we see more high end designers including sport designs and functionality into their ranges. This has resulted in Stella McCartney’s own branded custom paddleboard created for the Adidas range.  With the rise of lifestyle sports Nike has also brought out yoga and pilates mats in fashionable luminous, pastel and muted shades, and with sustainability being encouraged Prana have brought out their E.C.O. yoga mats that are recyclable and toxic free in their manufacturing process. On the shoe side I recently bought myself a pair of Nike Air Pegasus +30 running shoes as I couldn’t resist the beautiful grey, white and luminous coral colouration combined with the cushy design. So for all those people out there who are looking for that excuse to be sporty, it’s your time to shine.

Moodboard (clockwise): Stella McCartney for Adidas activewear, Prana E.C.O. yoga mat, Nike Air Pegasus +30 running shoe, Stella McCartney for Adidas paddle board range, Nike Performance Graphic 5mm yoga mat.


Stella McCartney paddle board range


Nike Air Pegasus +30 running shoe


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Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas Y3 SS’13 campaigns



Road trippin’ in a Ford Ecosport


So it may be windy in the mother city but nothing’s holding us back in the quest to win a Ford Ecosport. Giles, Donny and me (being their plus one adventure friend) were selected as one of top 4 teams, from different cities in South Africa, to win a Ford Ecosport. The challenge? We get to drive around in an Ecosport for a month and take snaps and vids of the wonders that Cape Town has to offer. Being the Cape Town finalists, Giles’ urban discovery is a secret spot in Cape Town (which will soon be revealed in the video). Whilst roadtripping in our beautiful province from Cape Town to Noordhoek, Simonstown, Kalkbay, Campsbay and the winelands, we reveal many of Cape Town’s hidden gems with a film crew following us around and filming our mission to our secret spot, turning the car into a party car. Many laughs, wins, fails and a weekend of fun was had in the quest for discovery. From secluded beaches to wine farms and restaurants, keep track of what the Here & There team get up to at  https://ecosportdiscover.co.za/finalists/ and help us to win the Ford Ecosport by following us . By supporting us you could win the use of a Ford Ecosport for 6 months. Our video will be out soon packed with laughs and some Ecosport adventures.

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