This New Vans Collab Lets You Wear Iconic Works Of Art

Photo courtesy of Vans

The skate brand teamed up with the Van Gogh Museum

Even if you never studied art history, chances are you’d know a Van Gogh when you see one. He’s arguably one of the most well-known and influential artists of all time. Now? We’ll be able to wear some of his most renowned pieces, thanks to a new collaboration with Vans.

The iconic skate brand teamed up with the Van Gogh Museum, based in Amsterdam, to select some of the late post-impressionist artist’s most recognized works—including "Skull," "Almond Blossom," "Sunflowers," "Self-Portrait with Artist," and "Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman"—as well as letters he wrote to his brother. From there, they were translated into some of Vans' wearable pieces. The collection is comprised of multiple sneaker styles (including the classic Sk8-Hi and Slip-On styles), T-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, hats, and more—resulting in skeleton-covered sneakers and almond blossom tree-covered bomber jackets.

The best part of it all? The Van Gogh Museum is dedicating profits from this project to preserving Van Gogh’s legacy and his works so that they will be accessible for generations to come.

The collection ranges from $40 to $140, and you can shop it starting today at Vans. Take a closer look at the full collection, below.

Photo courtesy of Vans

Vans x Vincent Van Gogh, Authentic in Sunflowers, $65, available at Vans.

Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.