Sneaker.Art Xchange fashion

ELLEN DAHL LAWSON | Updated 11/15/2012

Sneakerheads gathered last Sunday at First Ave for the first Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Xchange put on by Studiiyo23.


Novyon Dix

21, musician, sales associate 

What are you wearing? Obey snapback, limited edition Supa Takeaway Company t-shirt from Denmark, Levi’s 510 skinny fit jeans, Nike SB Blazers, Lucky Cat skateboard.

Describe your style: 
Urban. I like to dress in what’s comfortable, and what fits my frame best.

What sneakers would you love to buy right now?  Another pair of Nike SB Blazers. 

Who are your style icons? Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Karl Lagerfeld and Nigo of the clothing line A Bathing Ape.



Ashley DuBose 

23, singer/songwriter and programmer analyst

What were you wearing? Jacket, studded collar shirt, faux leather shorts and platforms from Forever21, headscarf from Earth’s Beauty Supply.

Describe your style: 
Spontaneous, unpredictable, and versatile. My stylist Shandrell "Fabulocs" Duncan helped with this look. 

What sneakers would you love to buy right now? I need more Chuck Taylors! 

Who are your style icons? I admire Rihanna's style, and I vibe with the various looks of Solange Knowles.



Brittani Rainelli 

23 , fashion stylist at Bebe  

What are you wearing? Tank from Urban Outfitters; leather jacket, purse and leggings from bebe; and Jordan Retro 7s from Studiiyo23.

Describe your style:
 My style for this event is funky, fun, a twist of glamour with a little throwback fashion. 

What sneakers would you love to buy right now? The Air Jordan 1. The very first Jordan is a must for a sneakerhead's collection. 

Who are your style icons? Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. I like their daring and wild styles.



Cherish N. Okorafor

23, IT support for Ameriprise Financial; freelance Graphic Designer 

What are you wearing? Target jacket, Wet Seal shirt, jeans and boots from Rainbow, blazer from Dots. 

Describe your style:
 Urban professional and a little bohemian. 

What makes a great sneaker design? What makes a great sneaker design is bright, colorful and different. The more rare they are, the better. 

Who are your style icons? I love browsing through InStyle and Ebony magazines to see what’s “in” for the season. and MsVaughnTV for fashion tips.