Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Converse Reintroduces The Fastbreak

I've always wanted to become a basketball player and these Converse might be able to help me, lol.

Back in 1983, the Fastbreak was designed for basketball players to jump high and fly and considered to be performance innovation! Converse has brought back the Fastbreak with a few new style takes making it the perfect street style sneaker for summer!

The Fastbreak was designed to be lightweight and breathable featuring a foam-backed nylon and leather upper to shed unnecessary weight.

Super comfy with the Lunarlon insole!

In the NEW Fastbreak - it is a leather take on the classic style that still retains the classic paneling and iconic look. The new style doesn't sacrifice comfort either, a shock absorbent sole with flexibility and a pivot point make it ideal for everyday wear. From a legendary court legacy to a street-level lifestyle, that authenticity is retained in a leather reinterpretation of a shoe that helped make history.

This Fastbreak collection is now available in Casino Red, Candy Grape and Green. You can pick up a pair in select Footlocker stores and Converse.ca for an SRP of $110 CAN.

I love them - classic yet modern style! These Converse Fastbreak will definitely be in my sneakers summer rotations!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I'll be performing at Night it Up!

Just a quick FYI - I'll be performing at Night it Up! Night market this year! I will be singing on the main stage Saturday July 15 at 4:25pm. If you're free or interested, come by and check me out : ) Click here to see the full performance schedule.

Night it Up! is an annual night market - styled in the vein of night markets from across Asia. It features delicious foods from local vendors and performers from all across Toronto - including me, which I'm very excited about! There are lots to do, see and eat - definitely worth stopping by! Plus, it's a FREE event!

It is happening this weekend July 14-16 at Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. For more info, you can check out their website here. It'll be lots of fun, so hope to see you there!

The Big Sick

I know, there are lots of big blockbuster movies coming out this summer for example, Spiderman: Homecoming. However, I'm also very excited for the smaller movie, The Big Sick! I've heard lots of great things for it too - so, I can not wait to see it. What movie are you excited to see this summer?

CAST STARRING: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano

DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter

PRODUCER: Judd Apatow

SYNOPSIS: THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

In select theatres June 30 and everywhere July 14.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Converse.ca GIVEAWAY - Win a pair of Converse!

If you've been following, I'm sure you've heard the launch of Converse.ca! I know, finally! How exciting?! The site has been live for a few weeks now, so hope you guys had a chance to check out and shop. And what better reason to check out Converse.ca, then being able to pick any pair of Converse sneakers from the site?!! Well, that's the GIVEAWAY I have for one lucky reader/follower. More details at the end of this post.

I absolutely love Converse.ca! There is such a large selection of not only Converse sneakers, but also apparel and accessories! As mentioned in my last post, I especially love that it includes those limited drops! Speaking of limited edition - it was actually my very pick up from Converse.ca.

I picked up these Converse X Undefeated One Star Suede Low Top in the Olive. A limited-edition collaboration with west coast brand and cultural sneaker hub, Undefeated. (Currently all sold out) It fuses the iconic silhouette of the One Star and Undefeated’s design esthetics of military and sports; featuring a soft suede upper and leather-lining, calculated Undefeated logo placement, and a striking red outsole. What do you guys think?

Now, back to the GIVEAWAY! To celebrate Converse.ca, ONE lucky winner will have the opportunity to pick ANY regular price Converse footwear product from the site! How cool is that?!

This will be an Instagram giveaway, so make sure you're following! Click here to follow @stardchiu.
Go and look for this pic below, my first pick up from Converse.ca - Converse X Undefeated Low Top.
To enter this giveaway, you'll need to:
• Follow me @stardchiu
Visit Converse.ca, and tell me which pair of Converse sneakers you'll get if you win the giveaway
• Share the giveaway by tagging Two friends

Your comment will look something like this:
 Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit High Top @tom @rob

Look for this pic on my Instagram to enter the giveaway

And that's it! One entry per person. Giveaway runs until midnight, Sunday June 25 and opens to Canadian residents only. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries. I will DM the winner a promo code for them to use on Converse.ca. Good luck!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Now Internetting - CONVERSE.CA

BIG news! Converse.ca is here - finally! How exciting?! Now, go check it out! It's about time that Canadians now will have easy access to the largest selection of Converse stuff 24/7!! FYI - it's not only sneakers, but also apparel and accessories in the widest range of colours, patterns, prints and fabrics!

There are the classics, the future, and my fav - limited drops! Check out the latest limited edition collaborations here with fragment design & Undefeated.

Now, go see the depth and breadth of Converse styles available for purchase online in Canada! CONVERSE.CA -  Happy shopping!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale - Tickets Giveaway!

Happy Spring! The One of a Kind Show is coming up very soon! A leader in the maker movement, the OOAK Spring Show returns March 29 - April 2 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. This will be its 39th year and there will be exciting new sections that showcase the range of artisanal products available in Canada. This includes the Craft Drinks zone where you can sample small-batch wine, beer and spirits from local "makers and shakers". How neat is that?

Other NEW sections this year include:

One of a Kind Marketplace
This section is open to all new and emerging makers looking to grow their business. Over 40 talented emerging artisans will have the opportunity to exhibit their unique craft.

One of a Kind French Pavilion
Together with The Chambres de Métiers et de l'artisanat - Ile-de-France (CRMA-IDF), there will be a French Pavilion at the Spring Show. In this pop-up section, nine artisans from the Parisian region will make their Toronto debut. Showcasing quality handmade goods from fashion accessories to home decor, this will be a chance for visitors to see the treasures of Paris without leaving the country.

In addition to the new sections available this year, visitors will also be able find their long standing favourites at The One of a Kind Show. With over 500 makers — 132 of which are new this spring — the Show will feature an array of handmade goods including artisanal food items, décor and dining, fashion, accessories, art, children’s clothing and toys.

Who's excited for the OOAK Spring Show? Mark your calendar and go discover the best in Canadian Handmade! For more info about the show, hours or to purchase tickets - check out the OOAK website here. Happy shopping!

Now, GIVEAWAY time - who want to WIN a pair to tickets? 
I will be giving away FIVE pairs of tickets! Simply enter with the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. All 5 winners will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the show happening in Toronto from March 29 - April 2, 2017. Transportation will not be included. Giveaway closes midnight March 27, 2017. Good luck!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II GUM!

Launched in Canada just last week, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is another iteration of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star II style. The Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum is given a subtle new look with the addition of both a gum rubber sidewall and toe cap. A tencel canvas upper continues to elevate the sneaker, along with a Nike Lunarlon sockliner and a super soft micro suede lining for comfort.

The Chuck II Gum is available in both low top and high top styles. Available colours includes: black, white, herbal and obsidian. They're available at Foot Locker, Hudson's Bay, Little Burgundy and Sport Chek, with a suggested retail price of $80-$85 CAD.

Now, when can we pack up those boots and say good bye to winter?! Can't wait to wear my sneakers full-time - especially these Chuck II Gum! So, what do you guys think of the Gum sole??

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stuff I Wore - VANS All Weather MTE

Vans unveils All Weather MET Footwear and apparel collection, built to endure Mother's Nature's harshest weather conditions from the mountains to the streets. The collection offers an upgraded series of classic Vans footwear and apparel silhouettes that employ weather-resistant technology and construction while staying to Vans' timeless aesthetic.

Designed for the elements, the All Weather MTE collections presents outerwear pieces that mirror Vans's MTE footwear collection. Coated with durable water repellant (DWR), these progressive jackets will keep you warm and dry during the cold and wet winter seasons - perfect for Canadian winter! Don't be fool by some of the mild days we had here in Toronto, winter is not over yet. So, definitely go check out Vans All Weather MTE collection, now in stores.

The jacket I'm wearing is the Kilroy MTE. Very on trend - paying homage to the bomber! I loved that it's hooded - option for extra warmth. And with the bright orange quilted lining?! So cool looking! This is perfect for those crisp, frigid days.

As for the All Weather MET footwear, Vans enhanced models of iconic silhouettes including the Sk8-Hi MTE, Sk8-Hi 46 MTE, and the Old Skool MTE. The collection features premium Scotchgard-treated leather and suede uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons.

Jacket - Vans Kilroy MTE
  Sweater - Vans
Joggers - Express Men
Shoes - Vans SK8-Hi MTE
Sunglasses - Marc By Marc Jacobs

Thoughts on this look/outfit? Make sure to leave me a comment. For more info about the VANS All weather MTE, click here.