A Gothic Fall?

OMGF-Oh By Gothic Fall

From the looks on the Alexander Wang Runway, it’s gonna’ be a pretty dark Fall 15/Winter 16.  The Goth look never went out with many, but looks to me that we’ll have some new cohorts getting in on the action.  This Runway show is all about the Black clothes, Silver acruements/jewelry and chunky black boots. Awesome Possum! Last Fall and Winter we had the Health-Goth, this year, it’s the Luxe Life-Goth.  And we can’t all just go Goth,  let’s throw some industrial into the mix.  The music in the show is by Gesaffeistein and The Prodigy with 1 of my favorite tunes, The Day is my Enemy.

Anyone have some Manic-Panic Black/Blue Hair dye available?  That was my favorite back in the early 90’s. I doubt my work job would dig it in 2015-16…But if your work allows it, might be time to stock up on it for the crisp, cool, gothic Fall 15/Winter 16 fashion season.

For more Goth inspired looks, check out:
Givenchy
Comme des Garcons
Gareth Pugh
Maison Margiela
Thom Browne
Saint Laurent
Giles
Junya Watanabe
Balanciaga
Lanvin
and even Coach is getting in on the action with some of their footwear!

Club-Mate: The Next Red Bull

Highly Caffeinated Soda Moving Quickly up the Speed Ladder

Here we can see Club-Mate in the original flavor along w/ 4 additional versions. If you get a chance to try it? LMK how it tastes? (Aug 17, 2015)

Here we can see Club-Mate in the original flavor along w/ 4 additional versions. If you get a chance to try it? LMK how it tastes? (Aug 17, 2015)

I highly doubt anyone will ever beat Red Bull as the Go to default for an Energy Drink. Many have tried, many have tasted better, were packaged better. But, one of the biggest marketing laws ever is “First In” will win continuously or at least for a very long time and Red Bull was First in on the Energy Drink Category. And, Look how long Coca Cola or Coke has lasted in the soda category? Yet, Club-Mate, a highly caffeinated soda from Germany is buzzing in all the right places to make it pretty massive fairly soon.

Berlin computer programmers were amongst the first early adopters in the early Aughts, next it hit the German Rave scene where expectedly it was mixed with Alcohol.  Today (August 17, 2015) it’s stocked and ready for action at some of the most famous Hi-Tech companies including:  Facebook, Kickstarter, and Gawker.

As it moves along the tech-track, it’s also highly visible where trends kick into gear fairly quickly including bodega’s in the Hipster areas of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of NYC.

One more plus to the Club-Mate story is it’s made from Yerba-Matte. From my visits to healthy places like Whole Foods and Down to Earth in HI, I’ve been noticing a VERY high increase in the purchases of drinks containing this ingredient. I tried to switch from coffee to Yerbe-Matte about 5 years ago, but it was just a bit to jittery for me.  But, the 18-28  year old crowd at the Health Food stores are buying this stuff up like crazy. In an informal survey, I’d say it’s the 22 year old female that likes this caffeinated treat the best.  Thus, Club-Mate, just might be the real Next Big Thing! To see more about CB click http://www.clubmate.de/about-club-mate.html

A little side story, When I was in Berlin in 1996, I drank Red Bull every day. This special Berlin Concoction of the brand name was so potent (At the time 3x more caffeine than the American version eventually contained), I could only drink half a can in 3 hours. I’m 1 of those people that loves to track trends and look for the NBT, I figured this was it and I was finally going to be a millionaire. I brought back 4 cans of the coveted Red Bull, had a few friends over and gave them a couple. They loved the buzz, but didn’t quite like the taste all that much. I still thought it was my ticket to the Big $$’s. But as what used to happen to me, Life Happened and I went to work as I was supposed to and let my RB dream go on the wayside. It was about 2, maybe 3 years before it went big in the states.

Maybe, it’s time to get some of this Club-Mate out to Hawaii and make those Mills?  Whatcha’ Think?  Anyone tasted it? Seen it in their local little store or bodega?  We call them little stores in Hawaii. I’ve yet to taste a Club-Mate, but if it comes from Berlin, where I tasted my first Red Bull, this should be pretty Big.  LMK if you see it or taste it and what you think of it?  Maybe we can all make some Money!  See you on the Streetz.  This Week, I’ll be checking out Straight Outta’ Compton, a couple local concerts and maybe, hopefully, finally making it to the beach before the Summer is over. Have a nice week!

Living for the Summer Videos 2015

What’s Up Cali, Hawaii and England!

Today is full of vids from people I know and like. With Summer in full Effect, here’s a nice soundtrack to kick your day up a notch or 2. First up is Quiz ft. Alex Simone with Living for the Summer. Quiz is a bit of a sneakerhead like me, so make sure you check his kicks in the vid. (Note: I try to keep my blog pretty unexplicit, but today friends are doing the songs-And I want to hook them up with some SB exposure. So just warning you, there could be a few naughty words. Be prepared, there’s not many, but there are some).

I’m Not a Player, but I know a few.

Of course, what comes next is the OG version of the tune by Quiz. It’s Ice Cube with It Was a Good Day. Always a nice song to bang up loud when you might be feeling a little down.

Keeping in the LA vibe. Here’s Walter French with the City #LA ft. Glasses Malone and AV. If you go back to Quiz’s vid, you can see Walter doing a little cameo, sippin’ a bit of OJ from the red cup. And since we do a lot of Fashion and style posts on streetzblog. Many of you may really dig some of the outfits the ladies are wearing. I’m liking the bright colors of the clothes and especially the hats & hair. Nice, styling looking ladies.

Now back to Hawaii, it’s Kaipo Kapua with issue #9 of CAR-E-OKI with Common Kings. I can’t believe they’ve made 9 of these already. When do they sleep?

And closing the 2015 Summer Daylist-Playlist off, we head to England with one of my favorite’s of the Summer. It’s the Chemical Brothers ft Q-tip with Go. For some reason the bass line and hook on this just makes my day. Words a bit simple but the production on this will even make your computer sound like it’s been hacked by a Marshall Stack or a Beats Pill.

Have a nice week. See you on the streetz. Hoping your day is Fun and Fabulous! #rockstarliving

Stan’s the Man & Raf is Daf!

Silver and Bronze Metallic’s

The Metallic Craze continues on into Spring 2016 with the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith in these two very stylish Silver and Bronze colors. If you thought the 2015 bright orange  SS’s were the bomb, these two beat that color-way by a few miles. Just not sure if the Metallic trend will last. Although, this silver pair is very, very tempting.

Other colors of the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith Spring 2016 kicks include: White with Mint and Burgundy details, Solid Navy, Peach, and Lemon. There will also be the Stan Smith Aged version, which looks quite used and abused in off-white and black. Would be hard to pay the big bucks for the used looking version, I’d recommend the Metallics all the way to the bank and back.

See you on the streetz. Thursday lunch at Kats All you Can Eat Sushi, Thursday night at Pomokai Ballroom, Friday in Waikiki, Saturday on the radio from 3p-6p and Sunday probably not on the streetz…sleeping somewhere.

See 8 or more big Celeb’s in Madonna’s video

Spot the Stars

The video is shot at the Standard Hotel in New York, one of the favs for the fresh, fast, fun, frolicking fashion jet-set. Thus, many celebs showed up to appear in Madonna’s video. It’s another great time to play the “Where’s Waldo?” game and see who you can see in the vid. Madonna and Nicki Minaj are of course easy to notice. And my favorite is Alexander Wang the king of Health-Goth.

Who do you see? Watch and write the many names down. You can also play spot the designer brand names. At the bottom of the video are the celebs I noticed. Anyone I missed? What are the fashion brands? Or who is missing? I think it would be fun to see the OG king of the Club Kids-Michael Alig do a quick appearance. Some other notorious NY oriented people I would like to see are Chloe Sevigney, Hailey Clauson & Karlie Kloss, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marc Jacobs, Sienna Miller or the Olsen twins since they just celebrated a super elaborate Birthday party. Let us know in the comments section, who I may have missed or who you think is missing from the Video. And the designer brands you spot. Have a Nice Weekend.

Madonna of course
Alexander Wang
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Diplo
Chris Rock
Jon Kortajarena

And if you’re wondering who Michael Alig is? or want to see more of the 1990’s Club Kids shenanigans, here’s a fairly new trailer of the latest in Retro 90’s Club Kid movies.

Shoot your POISON Arrow Through My Heart

On The video Streetz-June 2015

Rita Ora POISON

I’ve always enjoyed Rita’s style and collabs with Adidas. Here we see her in a video. It’s part Song, Part Story, Part backstage fashion shoot and even possibly part Frizz Ease commercial.  Whatever it is, if you like style, swag and fashion, it’s very fun to watch.

rag and Bone’s The Driver

And I for some reason, I can never remember this English Bloke’s name, but whenever I see him I like watching him in his videos. He totally exudes full throttle/low-key/complete bad ass English Thug attitude. This is a bit long for a person living in 2015’s attention span, but the actor is per usual on it. Check it out if you have the time. BTW: His name is Stephen Graham known for This is England, Gangs of New York, Snatch, Pirates of the Caribbean and one of my favorite books and movies; London Boulevard.

Here’s Stephen Graham in one of the best Song/Story videos of all time. Kaskade x Deadmau5 with I Remember.
Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

Kaskade x Deadmau5 I Remember

Where’s Harden?

Let’s play another round of Spot the Celeb

I like these types of ads. See how many celebrity’s you can spot.? Like a Where’s Waldo Book on Video. James Harden is pretty easy to catch, some of the others may take some time. See who you can find. Under the video, I listed who I saw, add anyone you find to the comments section.  Maybe next blog post, I’ll list all the celebs I saw in the movie version of Entourage.  It was way a packed with cameos.  Some you see coming, others are pretty darn out there!

Here’s who I saw? Who did you see?

James Harden, Mike Trout, Rob Gronkowski, Skylar Diggins, Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, and Buster Posey.

And who Should they have added to this spot?

My List goes like this:

Old School

  1. Muhammad Ali
  2. Bobby Orr
  3. Walt Frazier
  4. Fred Biletnikoff

New School

  1. Lebron James
  2. Steph Curry
  3. The Rock
  4. Colin Kaepernick

Hope you have fun playing streetzblog’s Where’s Harden/Waldo game.  The NHL Stanley Cup begins Wednesday and the NBA finals start Thursday. Should be a fun week or 2 of sports on TV. See you on the Streetz.

 

Camo On Camo

Snarkitecture x PAOM Camouflage Collection

This is a pretty fun collection featuring simple black on white prints that blend nicely into these various backgrounds. The first picture is my favorite. Very artsy.

Camo one

Next up is the Camo on Camo on the subway station. Notice the subtle 23 (Michael Jordan’s number) on the bricks?

Camo two

And this pic blends almost exactly.

camo three

Pictures courtesy of Shoes-Up.  More information on the collection can be found here.

Have a nice weekend!.  See you on the streets at Wet n Wild Hawaii, The New Baby Expo and as usual hope to make it to the beach. But haven’t made it there since December 2014 and it’s now May 2015. Maybe, this will be the weekend? Whatcha’ think of the Camo Collection?

Public School Update

The Missing Black and White Shoes were found on the Red Carpet and at SSENSE.

Public-School-Met-GalaThe Public School Website is running very low on most of their black and white Kicks. We found out where you can get  your own pair of the flashy patent black and white sneakers/black tie affair shoes.  They are available at SSENSE. There are also a few of the Pebble-Grain sneaks at the PSNY website and Derby’s on SSENSE in the same sweet colors available Today/May 7, 2015.    (A Streetzblog Wish-List for sure. But, could sell-out before I save up for them. Cost of any of the 3 is $440-$490). The Pair I like best is seen below and they are $480.  Enjoy the pix of the Kicks:

A couple weeks ago, a few of us were wondering what ever happened to the Chemical Brothers. And low and behold, they are back with a brand new video entitled: GO! See and Hear what you think?

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PSNY x Jordan X Quick Glimpse

Eye Candy from Public School New York and the Jordan X

PSNY x Jordan 1 only made 50 pairs, so might not want to get too excited, but who knows, maybe they’ll make more of the Tens?  Enjoy the picture from the Public School’s IG account. To see the PSNY x Jordan 1’s click here on a past post on Streetzblog.com
WEB-Teaser-photo-of-the-PSN

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