VEDA’s Latest Campaign Teaches Us A Lesson In Pajama Dressing


Hint: throw on a leather moto jacket

New York-based brand VEDA is proving just how cool it is to be "Made in NYC," which just so happens to be the name of their latest campaign. The brand is back with their pre-fall/summer collection, and this time, they took to their hometown streets to shoot.

While the brand is known for its leather, designer Lindsey Butler’s latest collection is all about the feminine pieces with just a touch of the tough. Chelsy Mitchell, photographer and filmmaker, captured models Alexandra Blair (of The Silk War) and Allie Berman schooling us in how to wear pajamas in public like a true It Girl, styled by Melissa Mitchell. The ladies were shot gallivanting through Manhattan’s Chinatown streets in soft summer silks—with a VEDA twist, of course. From matching pajama tops and bottoms worn under leather moto jackets to silk slip dresses layered over T-shirts and other cool-girl basics, Blaire and Berman emulated downtown NYC style flawlessly.

This was only appropriate, considering the entire collection was designed and produced entirely in New York, much of it out of their in-house production studio in Chinatown.

You can shop the collection online now at, as well as their flagship store, located at 19 Mercer Street. Click through the gallery below to check out more from the campaign and prepare for some serious pajama envy.

Photo courtesy of VEDA
Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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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.