We watched last night's Ed Sheeran doc. You did, too. But did you catch all those close-ups of his kicks? Our favorite loop-pedaling ginger is a bunch of things—singer, songwriter, Taylor Swift needlepoint recipient—but did you know dude's a sneakerhead, too?
For a guy who's constantly on the go, jet setting from one side of the globe to the other, he switches up his kicks with a truly mind-blowing frequency. In fact, he's pretty much never photographed wearing the same pair of shoes...quite the style statement for a guy who's allegedly not into fashion. (He recently told Billboard magazine, "I’ve just never really given a F about what people are wearing, so I don’t know why people care about what I have on.") Regardless, the people (me) do care what he has on, particularly if he's wearing a pair of VERY RARE Airs in a sold-out colorway.
I, for one, would love to know his secret. Does he travel with suitcases full of Jordans? Or does he wear 'em once, leaving a trail of Yeezys in his wake and picking up new ones as he goes? Or does he spend all his spare time trolling eBay and bidding on limited-edition Dunks? Whatever the explanation, Ed's collection is cool enough to impress even the most discerning sneakerhead out there. Also impressive? The fact that he's literally never been photographed in shoes that aren't sneakers, not even on the Grammy red carpet. His dedication is admirable.
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When: June 5, 2014
Where: KISS FM
What: Air Jordan 3 Powder Blue sneakers
Ed Sheeran's MTV documentary Nine Days and Nights premieres tonight on MTV at 11 p.m. EST, but our frandz at MTV News have a preview of the show and it involves Taylor Swift, Drake, and needlepoint.
It's no secret that Taylor loves to ~craft~, but we had no idea needlepoint (specifically) was among her crafty talents. The above cross stitch was made by Taylor and gifted to Ed, which makes sense because it features the both of them. It'd be weird if she gave it to, like, Hailee Steinfeld instead. It also features the phrase "The struggle is real" and some lyrics from "Started from the Bottom." Fact: Taylor is not the first person to embroider hip-hop lyrics onto canvas—below are a few of our faves. Enjoy 'em (and maybe consider decorating your home with them?)!
DESTINY'S CHLID - "BOOTYLICIOUS"
KANYE WEST - "GOLD DIGGER"
Rupert Grint stars in a new music video for Ed Sheeran.
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Can we just have Rupert Grint guest star in everything? With the Harry Potter movie series complete, we're searching DAILY for any excuse to see more of Harry's lovable right-hand-man in action. Sure, we had that bright spot when Rupert and Tom Felton posed for a few Band of Outsiders Polaroids, but our Rupe sightings have been few and far between since then. Thankfully, he's ponied up and plopped himself in front of a camera again to star in pal, Ed Sheeran's newest music video - and looking mighty casual-cute, we might add.
The short for Ed's latest single, "Lego House," follows Grint (posing as Sheeran, BTW) as he writes lyrics, traipses through empty landscapes, and sits alone in his room, lip-syncing to the song overhead. Watching grown up Ron Weasley appear to be crooning along with soft Savage Garden Redux-esque ballad is awesome, period, but being able to do so PLUS the added benefit of laying eyes on the BEST worn-in coral/salmon/Nantucket red print-lined hoodie is almost too good to be true.