Feet, Meet Face! Check out the ReebokXFaceStockholm collection, By Alison Blackman
When a celebrated beauty company partners with a celebrated running shoe brand, the result is nothing short of stunning. That’s what the limited edition Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection is all about. The campaign features more than just pretty running shoes, ti also features actress Ashley Madekwe. For those who don’t know her, Ashley is known for her role in ABC’s ‘Revenge’ and currently starring as Tituba in the 2nd season of WGN America’s ‘Salem.
But beyond the “face” of the collection is a ground-breaking partnership with Reebok Classic and FACE Stockholm, Reebock Classic X FACE. It makes sense in so many ways. Both Reebok Classic and FACE Stockholm originated in the 80s and share a heritage that is strongly rooted in female empowerment. Reebok Classic introduced the first ever aerobic shoe for women — who doesn’t wear Reeboks? I have one pair of these, in the Freedom Style, and they are super-comfortable, but they also are so much more fun than plain old “running shoes” that definitely do not scream “fashionable.” And FACE Stockholm was established about the same time to help women look beautiful and instill confidence –empowering and powerful!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of FACE Stockholm’s elegant, user-friendly and always trendy makeup collections. The company also has an excellent line of bath, body and skincare products. If you want to see some of the reviews we’ve done, just type “Face Stockholm” into the search box on the upper right hand side of any advicesisters.com web page and all of them will come up –and for the earliest reviews we done almost back to the 1980’s, click on this link to the Advice Sisters What Works Beauty & Fashion review Archives.
Wen it comes to Reebok, I’ve had many a plain white pair, but if I had the Reebok metallic gold “SENSATION” on my feet, I think I could outrun everyone and feel like I was on top of the world!
As you can see from the photos I selected below, The Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm collection fuses some of Reebok’s most iconic and definitive women’s silhouettes with FACE Stockholm’s bold and eye-catching color palettes. The The Reebok Classic Freestyle Hi, Classic Leather and Princess Spirit are given a fresh update with shimmering metallic tones in a unique collection that both empowers women and encourages them to stand out from the crowd.
Going back to Ashley for a minute, I had no idea who she was and I wasn’t able to meet her in person at the launch event (it’s a long story)… but Ashley models the collection in two different ways:
You’re Naked Without It showcases the importance of bold accessories, and you may as well be naked without them. Ashley wears sneakers and matching makeup. Your Bold Finishes showcases how the Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection can provide the finishing touch to any look, demonstrating how truly versatile the range is and encouraging women to experiment with sneaker style. I have included one photo for each style.
FACE Stockholm founders Martina and Gun explained the collaboration with Reebok Classic and FACE Stockholm as: We are delighted to partner with a like-minded brand who shares similar thoughts on inspiring women to be fun and adventurous….Reebok Classic has a timeless appeal and attracts women who want to try new twists on classic stylish trends, the same as our make -up looks. We are really proud of the collection and the way in which our brand has effortlessly transcended from the beauty world into fashion.”
Reebok Classic’s Director of Women’s Product, Michelle Palmer, agrees: “This collaboration felt so natural and FACE Stockholm bring a fresh design perspective to these much loved Reebok Classic silhouettes…..Working with FACE Stockholm to identify the season’s key color trends and utilize a palette that is characteristic of their brand has allowed us to truly fuse fashion and beauty and offer every woman the bold finish to make themselves feel powerful.”
TAnt that’s not all! Your feet and coordinate with your FACE, with makeup colors that match the footwear from FACE Stockholm. So great, don’t you agree? Be sure to also check out our latest FACE Stockholm makeup post featuring all the looks from the latest FACEstockholm Collection
The bottom line is that this collection is a “sneaker” made worthy of the fashion runways, and certainly a way to wear footwear that is not just walk-able, but trendy. Most of the styles are under $80.00 so they’re reasonably affordable. The colors make you want to get up and move! If you are a woman who walks a lot, who commutes to work, or who just wants to add some fashion fun to her life, these are the styles to choose for now, for Fall, and throughout the year. Get FACE Stockholm makeup colors to match, and you really will feel beautiful and empowered!