A Selfie at Every Christmas Tree I see

I’m keeping this page Live for the Holiday Season.  I’m attempting to take a selfie at every Christmas tree I see.

Here are the first of many: Number 1 is me on 12/12 on Oahu at Topa Tower, 2nd pic is on Oahu on 12/13 at MVNP.

Goal is to have fun, keep myself positive and in a good mood and use my phone to update my blog.

FromHawaii to New York to Chicago. Stay tuned for as many Christmas trees as I can find. Happy Holidays!

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Dessert Fantasy Land

The United Cerebral Palsy’s Dessert Fantasy-Sunday November 5, 2017 at the New Alohilani Hotel in Waikiki, HI

The Dessert Fantasy held yearly the Sunday after Halloween is one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets to the 300–500 of us on the island.  For 2 hours, delicious, taste tantalizing desserts are served in and all you care to eat setting.

Colored Cupcakes, Raspberry Tapioca, Glazed Donuts, Fresh fruit pastries,  Holiday themed Cookies, many different Cakes and Pies and many more delicious delights available for the tasting.

My favorites:

  1. Sea Salted Chocolate Gold Leaf Flaked Tart.

  2. Green Tea Haupia Roll Cake with edible Slipper/Flip-Flop

  3. Raspberry Tapioca

Here are the pictures of almost all of the various Desserts available to eat for the 2 hours:

Click Here for the Dessert Fantasy 2011.

Silent Auction

Did I say they had a Silent Auction? They did and I bid on a black Giorgio Armani T-Shirt valued at $675.  Got it for $69.  Still might sound like a lot for a plain black T, but it was fun to buy and the money goes to UCP.

Kicks of the Day

Added Bonus! Spotted these Pretty Rad Maison Martin Margiela Kicks at the event:

See you on the Streetz…Blog!

Streetzblog.com Bomber Jacket 2017

 

 

 

Complex Con-stantly LIT!

Complex Con-November 4 & 5, 2017

Long Beach, CA-Recap from our Streetzblog on site LIVE correspondent and via Some great Insta-Nabs.

The Hottest street wear brands, designers and Hip-Hop entertainers converged in Long Beach, California November 4 & 5 at Complex Con 2017. Back in the Day, Complex was an up and coming magazine Founded By Marc Ecko.  His own clothing brand having hit it’s Apex years earlier, Complex was an under the radar Street and trend mag, I would buy the day it came out. As the internet and social media blew up, the magazine lost it’s pages and the paper it was made on became much thinner.

Fast Forward to 2016 and the first complex Con occurred, some saying that there were 400 VIP tickets sold, the same source told us this year, there were close to 2,000 VIP tickets sold and over 50,000 in attendance! Who needs a magazine? When you can turn your brand into one of the top 3 go to spots for street wear, kicks and tech trends. And put on a Con that attracts the Biggest and Best cultural icon of our time!  (BTW: Unofficially, The top 3 are Hypebeast, High Snobiety and Complex).

Complex Con 2017 had everyoone who is anyone in the Street game.  DJ Khalid, Pharrell with NERD, M.I.A, Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex Lil Yachty, DJ Mustard, Kid Cudi from How to make it in America,  Maxwell Osborne &  Dao-Yi Chow from PSNY, Chris Stamp from STAMPD, Travis Scott, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Kobe Bryant, Yes Jules, Ben Baller & D’Angelo Russell. Along with the stars of the weekend:  Off-White’s Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami. Here’s a few pix of the 2 making Sweet Custom T’s on the spot!

Our Streetzblog corespondent traveled from Hawaii to Cali on the sole mission to meet Murakami and buy a couple thousand dollars of his limited edition gear. She succeeded as you can see by this picture, along with an autographed book.  (She did say it was a 4-5 hour line to meet him and another 2 hour line to get her things at the end of the day). I told her via text:  Looks like it was well worth the trip and time spent in line.  BTW: She also stood in the Off-White line, but after another 3 hour wait, missed the Limited Edition Hand screened shirts by about 100 people.

Number One Tip: If you go to Complex Con or another Big event like this. Go to your favorite booth/designer first then have fun at the rest of the event.

If I was there, I would have gone str8t to the PSNY area to make some custom Nike Air Force 1’s. Would have tricked out the special PSNY x Nike AF1 Hi’s.  Here’s some pix from the special master class area, where attendees could customize their own AF1’s with PSNY.

Here are some of the Custom Nike AF 1’s made at Complex Con:

The Top left Silver pair was made by Maxwell Osborne from PSNY. Jeff Stamp from *STAMD stopped by and made a pair And check the bottom left with Virgil’s version along with pal: Macklemore. *STAMPD has recently released a collab with Hawaii’s own,  Town and Country Surf/T&C Surf. Pretty cool and close to home.

Here are a couple of Sniper Wells from Streetzblog’s latest projects. Fluorescent Painting with matching custom Jordan 21 Kicks!

Our Correspondent scored us some nice pix from the event including Pharell heading up the steps, The Limited Edition Fools Gold Boxes going for $50, some attendees and art from Murakami and NERD.  (Thanks Much for getting these and other great pix on today’s post!).

Pharell was looking pretty Swank with his matching bright orange hair &  spiked Biker Jacket:

Pharrell at Complex Con

Hope everyone had a good time at Complex Con 2017.  And much Mahalo to our special Streetzblog Correspondent for all the great pictures. *All pictures are courtesy Streetzblog Corespondent or from the Live Instagram feeds over the Nov 4 &5  2017 weekend.  See  you on the Streetz…Blog!

Streetzblog x H&M x Off-White Bomber Jacket 2017

 

 

Complex Con Heat

The Hottest Heat on the Street’s in Long Beach November 4 & 5 2017

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Complex Con is this weekend in Long Beach, CA.  Everyday this week, the web has been flooded with drops so HOT they burn down the House! I can’t believe I am not there. Although, we do have a streetzblog correspondent at the event, we have yet to hear from her as of 8:20pm on Friday Night.  If/When she checks in, I’ll post up some Live shots from the biggest Music & Street style event of the decade.

For now, here are some of the HOTTEST Heat, I’ve seen releasing this weekend at Complex Con!

Acronym x Nike AF1, PSNY x Nike AF1, Virgil Abloh x Nike AF1-All white all on fire. Plus maybe, the yellow pair of AF1’s.  I nabbed that pic from the PSNY Insta-G live feed.

The shirt at the top of the page is also a must have. It’s a Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh,  handmade by the two designers.

STAMPD is at the event along with X-Large, Creative Recreation, Adidas Originals, Extra Butter, Fools Gold, Kappa, Nice Kicks and so many more! I don’t have a picture of it, but somewhere I saw a rad reversible camo bomber by Alpha Industries that looks sweet.

For the full list of the marketplace click here. That’s just the Gear, DJ Khaled, M.I.A, NERD, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Gucci Mane and many more are performing. Check this link for the latest line-up of entertainers.

If you’re there, have some fun for me, hopefully our correspondent from Hawaii will check in with some more inside Deets.  We shall see?  See you on the Streetz!

Here’s the latest Sneak-Peek on the Streetzblog Bomber Jacket for December 2017.  Starting to look Lit like the ESB! What do you think?

Streetzblog x H&M x Off-White Bomber Jacket 2017

 

PSNY x Alpha Industries Bomber Drop

PSNY x Alpha Industries Olive Green Bomber

Checking Today’s PSNY IG, I came across these pix.  It’s another PSNY x Alpha Industries Olive Green Bomber Drop.  This time, it comes with a nice WNL (We Need Leaders) patch on the front. The pictures mention that it was released at a Party this past Tuesday (10/24/17).  Looks like attendees were treated to some delicious PSNY x MOET & CHANDON champagne.

I checked the PSNY website and so far, I see the first PSNY Olive Bomber, but not the new version. Hmmm. Maybe Sunday or Monday it will hit the site. I did hear it may also be at Saks and/or Bloomingdale’s.  I like this new version better with the WNL circular patch. What do you think of it?

Here’s a picture of my unfinished Holiday 2017 Bomber.  See you in NYC and Chicago in December! Cheers, Aloha and See You On The Streetz! SM@SB

I’ll have the finished version ready by late November 2017 and will post it here or on the Streetzblog Facebook page. BTW: The bomber in black, dark blue or green is on trend again this year and for a bit of a change of pace, check out some of the plaid wool bombers hitting the stores this month and next.  Plaid Bombers & Bold Plaid pants are in for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018.

H&M x ERDEM & The Cinema of Flowers

H&M x ERDEM Short Film (This Years November H&M Designer Collection Update 10/23/17)

Hmmm.  The master marketers at H&M are tapping into even me with their glorious films and photos.  Dark Grey and Black are my go to colors and the Alexander Wang x H&M was my favorite collection.  Didn’t think I would want anything ERDEM with all the flowers I’ve seen.  But, alas, they put out a pretty rad looking film and I’m thinking of stopping by H&M on November 2nd 2017 to check the goods.

Recently, I was consumed by the fast paced Biker x Raver Alexander Wang x Adidas Collection. Watching the video over and over, checking the IG every few days and next thing you know, I have a pair of Fluorescent Orange Kicks on my feet.  They are super comfortable, but way too bright for me.

Then I watch guys playing street ball in a PSNY Video and Now I have a pair of PSNY x Jordan 15’s, which are quite nice looking, yet nothing I should be buying with a credit card.

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Do videos, Film, IG pix get you in the mood to shop?  It sure works on me.

This film is done by Baz Luhrmann- He directed Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, Strictly Ballroom and created the TV show The Get Down.

The Film’s super models include:  Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward. The music is Hypnotized by Years & Years.

See you on the Streetz or Maybe, Perhaps, I suspect at H&M on November 2nd!

My Washer & Dryer Are Too Hot

Brad-Pitt-FIGHT-CLUB-Street

So, I thought my washer or dryer was shrinking my clothes. I couldn’t button my work pants.  Come to find out my stomach got big some how.  I guess my metabolism finally changed after years of it being the same.

After 3 weeks of something similar to the FIGHT CLUB work-out AND eating 3-5x  protein and vegetable meals a day, I’m back in my pants again. At my age it’s really 75% eating well and 25% working out. But, for me the working out is the fun part and I feel better in general.

I won’t admit that I do this work out exactly and all the time, but I do something pretty close. Mostly working with lighter weights very quickly. Going from one exercise to the next in rapid progression.  It seems to be the best way to have fun and get things done that bring results.

If you’re interested in Brad Pitt’s FIGHT CLUB Work-Out. It’s shown below along with some of what he ate when he trained for those rad abs he had in the movie.

Pitt’s workout for FIGHT CLUB:

Monday — Chest
Push-ups — Three sets of 25 reps
Bench press — 25, 15 and eight reps at 165, 195, 225 lbs
Nautilus press — 15 reps at 80, 100, 130 lbs
Incline press — 15 reps at 80, 100, 130 lbs
Pec deck — 15 reps at 60, 70, 80 lbs

Tuesday — Back
25 pull-ups — Three sets to fatigue
Seated rows — Three sets at 75, 80, 85 lbs
Lat pull downs — Three sets at 135, 150, 165 lbs
T-bar rows — Three sets at 80, 95, 110 lbs

Wednesday – Shoulders
Arnold press — Three sets at 55 lbs
Laterals — Three sets at 30 lbs
Front raises — Three sets at 25 lbs

Thursday – Biceps & Triceps
Preacher curls — Three sets at 60, 80, 95 lbs
EZ curls cable — Three sets at 50, 65, 80 lbs
Hammer curls — Three sets at 30, 45, 55 lbs
Push downs — Three sets at 70, 85, 100 lbs

Friday & Saturday – Cardio
Treadmill — one hour at 80-90 percent of maximum heart rate

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio

Breakfast: Eggs (six whites, seven yolks) and 75g of oatmeal with raisins. Occasionally, Pitt would replace the eggs with a protein shake if his schedule was tight.
Mid-Morning Snack: Tinned tuna in whole wheat pita breads
Lunch: Two chicken breasts, 75-100g brown rice or pasta, and green veggies
Mid-Afternoon Snack [Pre-Workout]: A protein bar or whey protein shake and a banana
Post Workout: Whey protein shake and a banana
Dinner: Grilled fish or chicken, brown rice or pasta, vegetables and salad.
Evening Snack: Casein protein shake or low-fat cottage cheese (slow release protein).

*I recommend eating the new Gluten Free Pro Bar BASE. It has 20 grams of protein and comes with Chia and Flax Seeds.  The best part about it, my stomach doesnt make noises after eating it.  Many bars on the market make my stomach kinda’ sick. This Bar is Awesome and tastes good in Cookie Dough Flavor.

What do you think of this workout?  How’s your washer and dryer working?  See you on the Streetz!

BTW: Check out these Stylish Streetzblog x DORY x Off White Shorts I made for my grand baby-Adalyn.  Her favorite movie is Dory and my favorite brand of the moment is Off White.  A Perfect Match!

Streetzblog-x-DORY-x-Off-Wh

 

Music & Fun with H&M Fall 2017

The H&M Fall Collection Out Now

Iconic Super-Model, Naomi Campbell brings us the Fall 2017 H&M Collection. Naomi stars in the video set in Tokyo’s nightlife zone wearing many of H&M’s New looks for Fall 2017.
Tokyo is definitely one of my favourite places. For the film, I was in a dark double-breasted trouser suit and it was my favourite look from the whole collection. Personally, I would wear exactly as it was styled – the tailored blazer was buttoned up, but you could see a little skin so it was a good balance of feminine and masculine.                                           Naomi Campbell September 21, 2017.

The Tune in the video reminds me of rap bands from the early 80’s mixed with some Scissor Sister’s vibe aka 2010.
The Fall H&M 2017 collection is available at hm.com and in stores now.

Here’s the Soul Train version of Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight

And Scissor Sisters Fire with Fire:

Scissor Sisters have been quite quiete over the last few years. Hopefully they will come back strong with a US/Europe Tour. A good sign is this new music from MNDR x Scissor Sisters with SWERLK 2017. After 2 listens, you’ll want to hear it again. Very Catchy lyrics.

And if you’re wondering what SWERLK is, It’s: Swirling, Twirling, Twerking and Swerving and this is how you do it:

See you on the SWERLKing Streetz!

Blade Runner 2049 Update

New Blade Runner 2049 HD Trailer

Just the Quality of this trailer oozes stellar movie vibes. It also gives us a bit more insite into what to expect for BR 2049.

Blade Runner 2036

This is a little confusing. Bare with me.  It’s a short film that depicts some of what happens between 2019 and 2048.  Shows some action and gives some hints of the year 2036.

Blade Runner 2009/2018

Before the new Blade Runner 2049 comes out, I’d recommend watching the original. Here’s one of the best clips from the OG Blade Runner.  Is Harrison Ford a Replicant or not?

And if you want more Blade Runner action, check out the Raf Simons x Blade Runner Fashion show here.

PSNY x Jordan 15’s 2017

PSNY is BACK and Making Stacks!

PSNY x Jordan 15 Kicks and Collection made their debut at NYFW Sept 2017.  They had Hoodies, Pant/Short combos, T’s, Shirts, Caps and of course the Kicks.  All in the Great Balck/White and Red and Olive Colorways.

Me, this is when I know I’m working too much.  For some crazy reason I didn’t see it coming.  Didn’t see the hints on Instagram. Missed the street buzz and September 8, 9 and 10 were the only 3 days of the year, I didn’t read the blogs. I never miss a PSNY drop!

So at 4:18 HST when the email came in, I for sure missed that.  Just randomly went to their site Sunday nigh and found the Ultra Awesome Collection,  except for a few items ALL SOLD OUT.

It was nice of them to sell on line.  If you live in NY, you could have gone to the Chinatown Pop-Up Shop to Cop on site IRL.

The clothes are LIT! Jordan!!!  PSNY back in black! OMG! I would have bought it all. LOL.

There are some shops  getting some gear like St. Alfred’s in Chicago and Haven in Canada.  So, you still might have a chance to get something.  Me, being a big PSNY and a huge Jordan fan am a little bummed I had 5 events this past weekend and missed the drop.  If you see anything, I say buy em.  The kicks will go for big money on eBay and I’ll buy any XL clothes you can find.

BTW:  The Kicks have a really cool PSNY on the back and WNL on the front tab, pretty dope for one of the worst looking J’s of all time.

Oh Well, They did the 12’s, now the 15’s. Hope to be awake and ready for the PSNY x Jordan 4 or 11.  Before everything is gone, you can still peep the collection on their site.

Pictures below are courtesy of Vogue.com  (Slightly cropped, but still high quality)

See you on the Streetz!  Just booked my NYC trip, Gonna be there December 15-20, 2017.  Can’t wait even if it’s brisk outside.  Hope to find some PSNY, Stampd, Chapter, or Off-White somewhere around town.

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