When it comes to the Miley Cyrus x Converse debut collection, she can surely offer a true reflection of her influence and personal style. Miley tapped into her persona as her day-to-day style, performer, and much more, in order to create the footwear you can wear at any time.
Months after anticipation and sneak peeks, Miley set the stage for the collection by inviting some of her biggest fans in order to join her in the look book collection.
Converse sat down with Miley for a bit of questions and answers. You can check out the highlights below.
What Does This Collection Mean To You?
It’s a meaningful collection because it reflects all my styles. It’s me as a performer, and it also reflects my day-to-day style too. Though no one ever sees me in the comfort of my home. These are shoes that I wear in my life. The flats work for every day, whereas the stacks work great for performances.
How Is It Representative of Where You Are Creatively at This Time?
I feel very open now. I wanted to make the collection and reflect a 360 of my personality. For example, my last record has a country element and because of this, I wanted to echo this with my bandana design. I love wearing bandanas. They remind me of Nashville and my roots. There is also a punk rock available and this is very much an important part of who I am.
At the end of the interview, Miley Cyrus gives very important life advice. She says not to take life too seriously all the time and remember to have fun. Perhaps she partnered with Converse so she can show her personality and the real Miley. Who knows.
45 Creative People Who Prefer to Do Things Their Own Way
Tiny Origami Cranes
Many people have taken up unusual hobbies over the past year, thanks to hours spent at home indoors. This person decided to carry out some origami. Also known as the art of paper folding, origami is often associated with Japanese culture.
But rather than craft a regular-sized paper creation, they decided to task themselves with making miniature origami cranes like this one! Be warned — this is not a hobby for those with poor eyesight.
Who Needs a Guard Dog?
Not only has this creative person decided to disregard popular design trends by living in an all-black home, but they have made some pretty unconventional pet choices to match. Forget friendly dogs, fluffy rabbits, or cuddly kitties — the gothic abode is guarded by a turkey, who lives in the front yard.
The house attracts plenty of bemused pedestrians, who flock to the neighborhood to see the haunted turkey house. This place must be great during Halloween!
Nicolas Cage Blanket
It’s that time of the afternoon, when your energy levels have depleted to almost zero. You’ve tried drinking endless cups of coffee to keep you awake, but the only thing that will stave a total crash is a cat nap.
This creative person decided to use their lunch hour at work to catch up on some Z’s. Their sartorial choices set them apart from the average exhausted employee — a Nicolas Cage blanket and a money crown.
Spotted a Scottish Darth Vader
It’s a major understatement to say that this is not something you’d expect to see when looking out the window. Firstly, this man’s outfit will leave you scratching your head, as he’s dressed in a Darth Vader helmet, cloak, and traditional Scottish kilt.
Then, you notice his choice of transportation (a unicycle, no less) and the fact that he’s playing the bagpipes at the same time. This guy is certainly a talented multitasker!
Kayaking Down the Block
Imagine seeing this guy casually rowing past you on his kayak in the middle of an extreme weather disaster! Following a flood in his neighborhood, he decided to jump into his trusty kayak and go for a paddle, rather than rescue his possessions or seek emergency help.
Although this probably isn’t the safest approach to a heavy flood, you have to admire his laid back attitude. He clearly has no fear of Mother Nature! Godspeed!
Gold Moon Model
It’s safe to say that this lady is a real visionary. An artistic enigma wrapped in gold fabric, she’s clearly on a different level than us mere mortals when it comes to fashion.
She has set up her very own photoshoot to model this outrageous outfit, complete with a dramatic moon backdrop. You have no choice but to bow down to this fashionista queen. Her sartorial sense is truly out of this world.
Pulling Up to the Drive-Thru
These dudes were hungry, and nothing was getting in their way of satisfying their cravings for Big Macs and salty fries — not even the fact that they did not own a car. You have to admire their tenacity, as they decided to pull up to the McDonald’s drive-thru window in a horse-drawn cart!
Thankfully, the employees decided not to discriminate against them, serving them just like any other customers. French fries are best enjoyed in the fresh air!
Cat in the Hat
When Dr. Seuss wrote his famous children’s story, The Cat in the Hat, this is not what he was envisioning. Some people like to dress up their pets, but they usually decide to purchase adorable pet-sized items of clothing from Amazon or their local costume store.
One cat lady decided to create an accessory for her feline that was truly one of a kind. She essentially knitted a hat made from her cat’s very own fur.
Unusual Car Snack
Sometimes you get hungry during a long drive or cross-country road trip. Most people choose to stop off at a 7/11 gas station to pick up a selection of their favorite snacks for some fuel, keeping them satisfied on the road.
Not this guy! A passenger in another vehicle was seriously confused when they spotted this gentleman chewing on what appears to be his sneaker while behind the wheel. It doesn’t get weirder than this.
Unforgettable Prom Photo
The prom is a major event in the life of any high schooler. Even when you grow up and graduate, you will always look back fondly on photos from the big night.
He will always remember his prom, because of the insane scene captured in the background of his prom picture (and the inexplicable sewing machine he took as a date). Just as his picture was taken, a bus crashed into a lake behind him! Unforgettable!
The Ultimate Level of Privacy
If you’ve ever been on an economy class flight, you have probably found yourself sandwiched in between other travelers. The seats are annoyingly close together, meaning that everyone in the surrounding seats can see your laptop screen. Not only can this inhibit digital safety, but it can also just be straight-up irritating.
One clever flyer came up with a solution to prevent nosy passengers from getting all up in his business. A huge knitted snood!
Unconventional Way to Eat Bananas
There has been debate over the correct way to eat a banana. Some people unpeel theirs upside-down like a monkey, while others go for a conventional technique, peeling from the top. Once the banana is free from its peel, you can bite into your fruity snack.
However, this person decided to go against all of the trends, peeling his banana and eating it with a spoon! It’s definitely an innovative way to get your five-a-day.
PB and Shave
Okay, so this one is pretty inexplicable. This creative dude decided to ditch the shaving foam in favor of the classic American condiment combo of peanut butter and jelly. It’s a lunchbox favorite of school kids across the USA, but it’s not usually used for this purpose.
While we can’t exactly confirm the skincare benefits of smearing PB and J on your face, at least you would smell good. Is anyone else suddenly feeling hungry?
When You Love Your Pet Deer-ly
Everyone cherishes their household pets. Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason, while cats are some of the coziest and cuddliest companions you could ever dream of. People spend thousands of dollars creating the perfect tank for their tropical fish, and kids love playing with rabbits and hamsters.
However, this lady decided to select a rather unusual pet to take care of. This photo shows her posing with her beloved pet deer!
Sick Bike, Bro
Keen cyclists tend to spend thousands of dollars on their hobby. For those who take their sport seriously, they must buy the perfect cycling gear, alongside a top of the range bike. This cyclist clearly knows what he’s doing based on his clothing and expensive choice of helmet.
However, the fact that he appears to be riding a taxidermy bear is the stuff of nightmares! Imagine being chased by this guy and his bear!
Now, That’s Brand Loyalty
If you are the proud owner of a sports car, you probably treasure your vehicle. Many people spend hours maintaining their favorite cars, pouring their hard-earned money into keeping their wagons in mint condition.
This Corvette driver decided to take their brand loyalty to the next level by purchasing a trailer that looks like a mini version of their beloved white car! It’s a bold way of telling the world that you’re a Corvette fan.
When Ronald Attacks
Over the past few years, fast-food giant McDonald’s has gradually parted ways with Ronald McDonald, their mascot since the 1960s. Thanks to the revival of horror franchise It — featuring Pennywise the clown — alongside the widespread scary clown sightings of 2016, McDonald’s thought it was best to get rid of Ronald.
This guy is probably happy to hear the news! Rather than chow down on his Big Mac, he pretended to fight the creepy clown.
Sorting Haribo Gummies
Some people like to live a life of supreme organization. Others are defined by their love of chaos and disorder! Whoever sorted this five-pound bag of Haribo gummy bears into their groups of colors and flavors definitely fits into the former category.
We all know someone who likes to do things a little bit differently, just like this person. Maybe they hate certain flavors, or maybe they just can’t stand mess — like Monica from Friends.
World’s Riskiest Repairmen
When the air conditioning unit at the side of this apartment building broke down, the tenants decided to take matters into their own hands. Rather than wait on the lazy landlord to organize a repair, they decided to balance on a ladder and scale the side of the building, risking their lives in the process!
Most people would probably just make a few phone calls, but some people like to do things differently. Would you risk your life for air conditioning?
Freezing With No Jacket
We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been caught by unexpected weather. This person forgot their jacket and couldn’t stand the seemingly freezing temperatures in their school cafeteria. So, they decided to pull their stretchy sweatpants up to cover their entire body.
You may ask, why did they not just borrow a jacket from a friend? Because they are an innovator, duh. Long pants like these could be the next big fashion trend.
Is She From Another Planet?
Over the past year, everyone has become used to wearing face coverings in public places. We’ve all seen some unusual face masks with weird patterns or designs, but this one really takes the cake. This lady looks like she is on an outer space mission in this transparent piece of headgear.
It takes a lot of guts to wear something so bold in public. She must have received some strange looks from her fellow commuters! Would you wear this out?
Hula Hoop Seatbelts
When it comes to traveling on the road, wearing a seatbelt is vital. Thousands of accidents happen every year thanks to people failing to take the appropriate safety precautions when driving or traveling as a passenger in road vehicles.
We don’t recommend this guy’s lackadaisical approach to road safety! He has simply attached a number of colorful hoops around his torso to keep him secure while riding his bike. Please don’t try this at home! It’s not a good idea.
Rainbow Family Photo
Family photos are usually pretty cringeworthy. They typically involve posing in front of some kind of manufactured backdrop with your parents and siblings, trying to act natural while a photographer scrutinizes you. Or standing in a forest or beach with your loved ones, looking like the members of the world’s weirdest indie band.
This wins the award for the weirdest family photo ever, as they’ve taken a colorful dress code literally with these outfits, face paint, and poses.
Too Lazy to Do Dishes
Unless you’re a clean freak who loves to keep your kitchen spick and span, you probably hate doing the dishes. Those of a lazy disposition might want to replicate this approach to making ramen noodles!
If you can’t be bothered to wash your bowls, pots and cutlery, why not try this? Simply plug the sink, fill it with boiling water, and use this to serve your noodles. We’re kidding, of course! That would be gross…
Bird Watching Pro
Fun fact! Did you know that the word for the zoological study of birds is ornithology? This guy is either a keen ornithologist or a total weirdo. In an attempt to attract a flock of seagulls, he decided to cover himself in a suit consisting exclusively of sliced white bread.
His technique doesn’t seem to be working in this photo, as the birds are flying in the opposite direction! They must be fussy eaters.
Throwing a Poodle Party
Now, stereotypes are socially constructed and not to be trusted. However, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this guy doesn’t look like the typical poodle owner. Believe it or not, he is a devoted doggy dad who decided to throw the perfect princess birthday party for his beloved canine!
The pampered pooches seemed to love their pink Hello Kitty party hats. At this point in the pandemic, we’d be desperate to attend any kind of social gathering — even this one!
A Very Loving Old Lady
It’s an accepted fact that grandmas are some of the sweetest and most loving members of society. However, with her bold choice of slogan tee, this lady does not fit the conventional granny stereotype!
Imagine making your way down to the grocery store and bumping into an innocent-looking elderly woman, only to notice that her t-shirt says, “I hate everyone.” It would probably be more suited to her emo grandchildren. You have to admire her unique sense of style!
Watch Out for Pennywise
This is one of those viral internet photos that makes you wonder how someone managed to get themselves into such a sticky situation! Somehow, this woman found herself wedged into a drain in the middle of the street. We just hope she wasn’t trying to follow Pennywise the clown!
Sewer drains are actually pretty dangerous, and there are many accidents that occur every year involving people getting stuck inside them. It’s important to always be careful and avoid messing around!
Imagination is Key
At first glance, you may think this is a picture of a man and young girl on a motorcycle. In reality, the photo shows a group of kids masterfully posed in the shape of a bike! Who needs an expensive vehicle when you can make a pretend one, with the help of some flexible youngsters?
You don’t need expensive gadgets or video-games to have fun. This photo shows us how some people like to do things a little differently!
Dog Hates Getting His Nails Cut
This doggy dad could start his own salon any day! Rather than struggle with a fussy pup who hated getting his nails cut, he created this genius harness to help him tackle the task.
He created the harness out of an old handbag, cutting it up and hanging this from a door frame to allow the dog to dangle. Just make sure that this is secure enough to hold your pup’s weight! No one wants to injure their furry friends.
Photography Isn’t Easy
Any photographer worth their salt will tell you that it can be extremely difficult to take the perfect photo. Photographers often have to force themselves into uncomfortable positions to get the right shot. This guy is unafraid to do things a little bit differently, as he scales a tall tree, risking injury to take his photo!
Not many people would go to such extreme lengths for a picture. You have to applaud those who show such dedication to their craft!
Forgot Her Wig
You’re bound to see some weird things when traveling on the New York subway. This person was left feeling confused when they spotted a woman wearing an entire iceberg lettuce leaf on her head. In winter, it can be a little breezy in the city. Maybe she had forgotten her wig?
Or maybe she was just making some kind of alternative fashion statement. Either way, it’s not the kind of thing you expect to see when commuting to work.
Kidnapped by Aliens
The truth is out there! Conspiracy theorists love to spout their beliefs about the existence of alien life and UFOs. People tend to roll their eyes at those who believe such things, thinking that their claims are about genuine as the martian in this photo!
Imagine being picked up from a shift at Five Guys by someone wearing an alien costume, driving a Vespa scooter. It would certainly make a mundane day at work seem a little more interesting.
Thrift Store Uno Card Tags
The owner of this thrift store decided to do things differently by making their store tags out of old Uno cards! This is a fun and environmentally friendly approach to retail, creating a unique experience for shoppers. Imagine the values on the cards had an impact on the price!
Would the reverse card mean that your item was free? Or maybe the wild card would be used to signify a random price! That would certainly make thrift shopping more interesting.
Crazy Cat Lady
The crazy cat lady stereotype is pretty harsh. Being labeled a ‘cat lady’ comes with baggage, as people expect you to be totally obsessed with your furry friends. This woman clearly doesn’t care about what other people think of her!
She is determined to do things differently by bringing her cat with her to an archery class. You would need to be a confident cat mom to trust your feline with a bow and arrow! Just call her Catniss Everdeen!
Relaxing Face Mask Gone Wrong
Self-care is super important, especially during the stressful time we’re all living in right now. This person decided to unwind by having a bath and applying a soothing face mask, but things turned out a bit differently than they had originally planned.
Rather than drying to a firm consistency like a clay mask, or hydrating the skin with moisturizing ingredients, this treatment turned their face into a terrifying mask of foaming gray bubbles! They look like a Disney villain.
My Shopping Buddy
Nothing to see here. Just a man and his bunny rabbit going for a browse at the mall. Maybe the rabbit is an emotional support animal that accompanies his owner everywhere, or maybe he just wanted a companion to check out the January sales at 2Bros Sports Collectibles.
Whatever the reason for their outing, we hope he took his furry friend to the food court for some refreshments after their big day of shopping. Does Burger King sell carrot sticks?
Turkey at the Grocery Store
When this guy’s wife asked him to pick up some turkey from the grocery store, this isn’t what she meant! A fellow shopper spotted this gentleman pulling up to the parking lot with an unexpected shopping companion. No, he didn’t have his pet dog with him.
Instead, he had brought a fully grown turkey to the store. Rumor has it that the animal was so well trained, it didn’t even need a leash and simply followed its owner wherever he went.
Don’t Steal My Nokia
When you carry your cell phone around your waist in a belt holster, you’re probably a member of the older generation. If the cell phone in question is a Nokia, you’re definitely on the road to retirement. If said Nokia brick is protected with a padlock, you take your phone safety too seriously.
You have to respect this person’s dedication to safeguarding their cell phone. It may not be a conventional choice, but some people like to do things differently.
Hiding From My Problems Like
When work is hectic and your personal life is in tatters, life can feel overwhelming. Sometimes when you feel like things are getting you down, you just want to lie down on the floor and hide from all of your problems. One lady took this to the extreme, completely blending into the carpet and effectively camouflaging herself.
When she realized that her dress perfectly matched the carpet of this hotel, she had to take advantage by posing for a picture!
Always Wanted to Be a Man
Some ladies like to get in touch with their masculine side from time to time. For most people, this involves wearing tailored clothing like powerful suits, cut in androgynous shapes and styles. This woman decided to channel some serious Viking energy by fashioning her long, red locks into a makeshift beard.
You would probably get some weird looks if you decided to sport this look in public, so maybe this is best reserved for the comfort of your own home.
Low-Cost Baby Pool
It can be hard to entertain kids in the baking summer heat, especially if you don’t have your own pool, or live near a public facility. With temperatures (and tensions!) rising, this family decided to get creative and fashion their own fun-sized baby pool out of a bucket!
It may not be the same as a swimming pool, but this life-hack would be fun for any kid to enjoy on a summer day. Why not try this next summer?
Two Trips? No, Thanks!
This is a real feat of human strength and balance. While some people would have made multiple trips to transport these large plastic containers, one brave man decided to do things differently by carrying all of them at once!
The towering pile of containers was carefully carried on his back, and he accomplished to transport them without dropping a single one! What’s even more surprising is that no one seemed impressed by his efforts! Who thinks they could do this?
On My Lunch Break
We all have that co-worker who manages to get away with carrying out as little work as humanly possible without getting fired. This woman at the DMV decided to take her lunch break and play solitaire at her desk, despite the fact that a huge line was forming in front of her.
Somehow, she didn’t seem to care at all, despite the crowd of angry customers. Do you know someone with a similarly lazy approach to work? They’re the worst!
Making Friends With Cops
In Hollywood movies and television shows, characters tend to try and charm the police to try and get away with committing a crime, like getting a speeding ticket. This guy has taken the ‘befriending cops’ approach to a whole new level!
Instead of clashing with the police, this protestor decided to embrace them, hugging their riot shield. The police officer doesn’t look impressed! Hopefully, they didn’t find themselves thrown into a cell after this debacle.