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My Unforgettable Experience with Nike Women and The Los Angeles Lakers

words & experience by Mayam Lillard:

It all started with an Instagram photo I uploaded wearing a predominantly Nike ‘fit with a satirical caption that tagged both @Nike and @NikeLosAngeles, asking them to call me…

Two weeks later, a friend of mine tagged me in a tweet that Ray Polanco Jr. of Nice Kicks had posted asking for recommendations of “stylish LA women.” Some DM’s and a day or so later I’m confirmed for an exclusive retail experience that I was promised to be something amazing.

A couple days after that, I found myself at the Century City Mall at the Nike Womens x Nordstrom sneaker boutique for what, in fact, would be an unforgettable experience I’ve been able to participate in…like, ever!

Mayam Lillard’s Unforgetable Experience with Nike Womens and the LA Lakers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably felt a little discouraged with how “sneaker” culture is predominantly marketed towards men. There have been drops that I can’t cop due to the fact that I have ridiculously tiny feet and the smallest men’s size is usually a 6 – (roughly an 8 in women’s, I’m a Women’s 6.5) or the drops that are “women only” have lots and lots of bright colors that I really don’t want to wear. In everyone’s defense, the sneaker industry has been making strides to keep women in mind, but I still feel like it’s a little behind given that we’re in 2017. So, with that being said, can you imagine my excitement when I not only found out this boutique existed, but that I was getting the opportunity to participate? #Stoked.

The Nordstrom x Nike sneaker boutique is an exclusive endeavor between the two retail giants that is meant to bring the ultimate sneaker experience…FOR WOMEN! Yes, you heard me. The entire thing was designed and executed entirely for the ladies.

So the boutique is located conveniently front and center as you walk into Nordstrom from the Constellation Blvd side entrance – considered “level 1” according to the Westfield Center Map. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the amazing team at Nike x Nordstrom and surprised with a pair of exclusive Nike SF Air Force 1- Mid Los Angeles that I completely fell in love with the second I had them on my feet. This specific style was ONLY available at the Nordstrom x Nike Century City.

That wasn’t the only surprise…

From there, Nike presented me an opportunity pick out any NBA jersey available to customize into my own. The jerseys available were Los Angeles Clippers (Blake Griffin), Los Angeles Lakers (Brandon Ingram), and Golden State Warriors (Steph Curry). Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the complete Nike taking over the NBA jerseys again. The customization station had a seamstress and tailor on hand to add a variety of patches of my choice as well as alter the cut of my jersey in a handful of specific styles. The patches all encouraged strength in femininity and the cuts catered flattering to the modern streetwear gal.

I chose the Lakeshow Brandon Ingram jersey and customized mine by adding two super cute patches and cutting it in the “high neck” option. This basically cut off some of the sides for more of a “feminine” look.  I got a large jersey and chose to rock it as a dress. Shout out to Mya.

Overall, my experience was an amazing one. Nice Kicks, Nordstrom and Nike really came together to have me part of a perfectly curated area for the stylish and sporty woman. It has always been a dream to be able to collaborate with a brand that has been with me since I was a kid. All throughout my childhood and into adulthood I’ve used Nike products for both function and fashion. From the 2002 Nike Mercurial Vapor soccer cleats to my new SF Air Force 1 Mid – LA’s the brand has kept me and continues to keep me going.

I guess I should tell Nike to call me more often

Celebrating 20 Years of GQ’s Women of the Year

Celebrating 20 Years of GQ’s Women of the Year


Celebrating 20 Years of GQ’s Women of the Year 

Celebrating 20 Years of GQ’s Women of the Year 


Introducing the Funniest Women in the Galaxy: Amy SchumerSee…

Introducing the Funniest Women in the Galaxy: Amy Schumer

See more pictures from her GQ comedy issue cover shoot here. 


“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.”

““It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.””

Justice Kennedy’s Beautiful Passage on Legalizing Gay Marriage

The Mountains Where Women Live as Men It began hundreds of years…

The Mountains Where Women Live as Men

It began hundreds of years ago, deep in the Albanian Alps—an unusual tradition where women, with limited options in life, took the oath of the burrnesha. A pledge to live as a man. To dress like a man, to work like a man, to assume the burdens and the liberties of a man. But these freedoms came with a price: The burrneshas also made a pledge of lifelong celibacy. Today these sworn virgins live on, but their numbers have dwindled. Many Albanians don’t even know they exist. What happens when the society that created you no longer needs you? And how do you live in the meantime?


Watch Angie Martinez, Mona Scott-Young On ‘RapFix Live’s’ Women In Hip-Hop Special

Ladies first. That was the theme of Wednesday’s (March 12) episode of RapFix Live, which featured first-time guest anchor Nadeska Alexis and two of the most powerful women in entertainment: Hot 97′s Angie Martinez and hip-hop mogul Mona Scott-Young. March is Women’s History Month, so it was only fitting for the show to celebrate women in hip-hop with a focus on female contributions to the male-dominated genre. Other guests included Heather B, Dreamchasers signee Lee Mazin, Nyemiah Supreme, Dutch ReBelle and G.L.A.M. Watch above.


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I am extremely blessed to have these amazing women in my life….

I am extremely blessed to have these amazing women in my life. Thank you all for your unconditional love, teaching me so many life lessons, and helping me become the man I am today; I could not have done it without you! #mom #iwd2014 #love #strength #internationalwomensday #family #sisters


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