Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Converse



This spring I got an e-mail, this is a part of it -
"The design team at Converse has picked your work from 100s of artists to potentially be a part of our Converse (RED) program. (RED) is simply and magnificiently a program established by BONO of U2 to help reduce the effects of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis within Africa." http://www.joinred.com/

- After that I received a a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star shoes on which I was supposed to make some kind of design. I wrote something about it and after beeing processed through a copy writer ;) this is how it came out -
"For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Engman drew upon the fabled character of Little Red Riding Hood as her primary inspiration. Engman noted, “The artist’s role in contributing to a cause is to try to help us see the cause anew, to understand it, to feel it in a visceral way.” She chose the character for her pluck and bravery, her warmth and kindness, and her iconic familiarity. Indeed, the Little Red Riding Hood character appears in many of Camilla’s works as a recurring motif. “I wanted the design not to interfere too much with the shoe and to be something I would like to wear myself. The Little Red Riding Hood character has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings and probably will again. She has so many attributes that I like,” she added."

Currently they're sampling my shoe, which means that if they get enough orders, then they will actually manufacture it! Isn't that fantastic. Keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Ok, here's some links - Container, a link from Tummy ache
Papercraft at the Tokyo based magazine, PinMag, here's the paper moomin characters.
I think that's all for today :)

94 comments:

Janet said...

woohoo Camilla, well done you, that would be amazing, I want a pair! Thank you so much for the music links yesterday, I especially liked Nicolai Dunger and Andreas Matsson, that so old its new song on you tube is delicious! Stina has always been a favourite of mine but thank you for introducing us to the world of freddie Wadling. Takk x

lottie said...

Isn't that wonderful, well done! I do hope they manufacture them - I'd love to wear a pair of Red Riding Hood Converse.

LLA said...

These are simply fab! Do keep us updated on their progress...

(and is there anything we can do during this "sampling" time? Is there a place where we can preorder, or express a desire to order a pair???)

eshu said...

that's amazing! congrats Camilla they look so great

barbara said...

wow i would definitely wear those! i'm crossing my fingers - and toes - for you :)

Lola is Beauty said...

oh WOW I want some...they're perfect. just the right balance between being very "you" and being a pair of converse! yes, is there a way to tell Converse we want to buy them?

mango said...

That is awesome. Congrats! Those shoes are so cute!

Tania Ho said...

ah too cute, I would definitely buy them :)

therése said...

Oh these bring out my need!

Alicia A. said...

That is SO cool. I want a pair too!

ana ventura said...

hey this are great news for you too. They will make execly the same with my sample too https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11532622&postID=184650495819945369
:) Wich they manufactured both ;)

Kate said...

Oh a big congratulations to you! Two of my favourite things combined...I'd definitely buy a pair :)

bugheart said...

so amazing...
my fingers
(and toes)
are crossed
so
i can wear
your stylish
shoes
some day
soon...

Liselotte said...

Congrats Camilla - they're wonderful and if they arrive in Denmark I'll be sure to buy a pair. I love them! :-)

lisa said...

i LOOOOOOOOOOVE them!!!

Anja said...

They are beautiful. I want them, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to wear them or just put them up on display somewhere...

amy ross said...

Wow, these are absolutely fabulous. Many, many congratulations.

(And thanks for checking out my blog!)

Abigail said...

AMAZING!! Jumping with excitement for you sweetie.....they are stunningly lovely...

..and white too! mmm. ;)
xx

lusi said...

they are sooo lovely!!!
congrats!!!

sara said...

å de är så superfina, jag ska hålla alla figrar o tår i stora kryss!

SCAREDY-CAT said...

oh, what i`d give to get the little red riding hood converse! so great. (though i think i couldn`t use them, i`d be afraid they`d get dirty... but i`d put them on a shelf and look at them. :) )

Anonymous said...

I've never wanted a pair of converse sneakers until now-- I will absolutely buy a pair-- actually more than one-- if they do manufacture them-- hope they do!

~Elizabeth
http://bluepoppy.omworks.com

emma said...

Wow, I want two pairs! One to wear, and one to put on a shelf and admire. :-) Great work, and congratulations (a little bit in advance, but I'm sure they will be manufactured)!

Kristina said...

That is so cool Camilla!
Love the shoes - and the Moomin link ;o)

stuffed said...

Good luck! They're lovely. :0)

Victoria E said...

How exciting! I hope that your design does get picked up. Do you at least get a free pair with your own design?

My hemp Converse are about to "die" so I could use a new pair. I'm eager to see what other artists they choose as well.

Computerarte said...

so nice, I would buy them! They are lovely!

judy coates perez said...

congratulations!

they are fabulous, I hope you make it all the way through. I would totally where them!

Camilla Engman said...

wow - thank you for all the comments. Now I want as many comments on all my posts ;)

It's not possible to preorder or anything, there is nothing else to do than wait and keeping fingers crossed.

Francesca said...

i want them!

Janine said...

These are great, Camilla. I hope the Nike folks read all these comments and consider us future customers for these shoes!

Linda said...

hej camilla! skorna är fantastiska!vill ha, vill ha, vill ha!!! hoppas verkligen att de kommer tillverka dessa, annars kommer jag bli grymt besviken. jag har ju redan börjat fundera på vilka kläder jag ska ha tillsammans med conversen... imorgon onsdag står jag på nordstadstorget kl 10-18 och på fredag finns jag kl 11-22 i något av the markets tält på kungstorget. ska sälja olydig-grejer. om du har vägarna förbi får du hemskt gärna komma och säga hej, det var ju länge sen vi sågs. allt gott /linda

deborah said...

i love the art and the story behind it (both the tale and yours) good luck! i'd wear them for sure!

Lotte said...

IIIIIIIIIIhhhhaaaa...
This is SO cool Camilla, and I do hope we all will walk around in your Converse...
I promise to buy a pair with art on my feets...LOVE & LIKE THEM SO MUCH...
Camilla goes Converse...hihi
TILLYKKE.
Crossing everything i can... :D :D :D

Lotte/FruensWerk

The Paris Apartment said...

just adorable! congratulations, i see why they chose you!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited for you and I will order a pair! I love converse sneakers and I love your style. Gratulerar! Vilken ära :)

annie said...

i ADORE these shoes! i can see them on my feet right now :) how can i tell converse that?

Catherine said...

Two fantastic things combined, I love converse but with your design that is so cool. Congratulations, I hope they manufacture them, I would love a pair.

fiona said...

Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations!!

el said...

Congrats! I love your design! I'd definitely wear those, although I might not want to get them dirty. They're too cute!

elloh said...

Fingers crossed!

lisa s said...

oh my god. i'd buy them in a heartbeat! so exciting. please please converse - make them!!!
xo

Supernøtt said...

Dette er det fineste paret Converse jeg noensinne har sett! Håper de kommer for salg i Norge også :-D

//FINE LITTLE DAY// said...

Me too, want a pair!

eendar said...

oh!! that is so wonderful!!! I think I´ll get them too!! :D
congratulations!!!!!

sandra said...

ach mein gott vad kul! hoppas hoppas!

Sidsel Gaustadnes said...

wauh Camilla
great job - I would buy them on the spot eventhough Converse makes my feet hurt - and great text too.

Heidi said...

The shoes are wonderful! I would love to have a little Red Riding Hood on my feet.

Lisa Shobhana said...

wow! that's fantastic! i want a pair!

mav said...

really wonderful.

jinnie said...

simply wonderful! i would definitely buy these. ^^

mary said...

wow...wow! I'm so excited for you!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I can't believe anyone could make cuter ones that these.

xo

sew nancy said...

i would SO love to have a pair of those converse. I adore little red riding hood and your artwork

sosser said...

having your art work on a pair of shoes would be like a delightful dream come true for me!! i want a pair, too. well done!

Stacy Kathryn said...

Those looks soo cool, and I am a huge converse fan as it is. I am putting those on my wish list if they manufacture them!

malicat said...

Ooh they are soooo fabulous - I need a pair! Well two pairs : one to wear and show off and one to put on a shelf and admire :)

Good luck, I really hope they pick them!

Ada said...

will you let us know if, no WHEN, we can buy them? I'm up in Canada but I'll definitely pull out my US connections to get a pair if my country becomes a problem.

shari said...

oh i love your design camilla. wonderful! good luck. xo

meighan said...

oh my, those are adorable. i love your illustrations.

Christopher de Beer said...

well done miss, very verry cool.
love the shoes

:D

natascha said...

WoW! Camilla that's fantastic!! Congratulations! lovely Converse.

cruststation said...

This is absolute exciting news for you Camilla, and such a wonderful design, I would buy them myself!! Congrats on completing such a high profile project, wish you luck with the sales.

Camilla said...

fantastic! I'd love a pair of those.

Jojo said...

Vilka galet snygga skor! WOW!!!

Amy said...

Oooooh! I want a pair!

limonete said...

lovely shoes!
:-)

minja said...

congrats Camilla!!

Must have <3

jo said...

wooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!

Strikkelise said...

Congratulations!
I want a pair, too!

maria elina méndez said...

I want my pair!!!!!!!!

Spray Glue said...

Yip, I'll have a size 10 UK in those please but with red laces. I love em!!!

Gary*

Que said...

Hehe, I'd totally get those, but since they're Converse, I'm probably too poor to get them. Being a hobo sucks.

nina said...

can she drop these shoes off at my house on the way to gramma's??
want a pair !!!!

maggienikole said...

me please.
i'd purchase a pair for sure!

lauren said...

hey i found this on coolhunting and i also did a converse shoe for 1hundRED that i think they are making... i can't wait to see my sample.. looks good!

M. Patrizio said...

Congratulations!! I love them and would buy them in a second!! Best of luck!

Mattias said...

Oj oj va många kommentarer, måste beställa sådana till flickorna!

Pedro_B said...

Congrats! Loved them! :D

Sarah said...

i wish you all the best, i really want you to win this :) you are so talented!

Amy said...

i'm just reading backwards through your lovely blog. i had to comment on this entry! bonne chance!! very exciting indeed.

Becky said...

That is so cool! And see how happy everyone is for you? I would definately have to get a pair for my daughter. She's a converse girl and would so love these!

harajuku said...

PLEASE any info on these shoes would be appreciated... i love them! where can i get them?

Camilla Engman said...

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About the shoes - http://camillaengman.blogspot.com/2008/01/remember-this-my-design-was-chosen-for.html

Rickey said...

Wow so cute !!! pleasing to the eye. I always want this type of combination in a shoes. Its simple and gorgeous.

nina said...

I just got my pair today and love, love, love them :)

Alex said...

So cute..! I have actually been a lurker for awhile. I really like those Converse shoes. They're very lovely. Those need to be in my closet!

katherin said...

Do You Think their out in england
man im craving for those shoes
need to get them its soo KL and cute
Do you think they sell them in america?
if they do OMG im going there to hunt for them !

Anouk said...

OMG They are soo beautifull!
Can I buy them in the netherlands (L)

Svenja said...

Good Job! :)

Meggers said...

Awesome! I would SO wear them.
XD

marlise reynaud said...

i love your illustrations! i actually own one pair!!! that's how i knew about you. I ordered one pair on the internet about a year ago. i live in Lima - Peru and every time i wear them i get a lot of compliments!!!!!!!

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Sita Mita Bita said...

Wow! i own your shoes!! great to know the back story to them! i LOVE THEM!

Converse Shoes said...

I own them too :)