I wear my Sunglasses at Night

Coachella 2016

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Two big weekends of Coachella 2016 have come and gone. It’s the start of the U.S.A’s Festival season and it also kicks off the Summers clothing trends. Past years have brought us lots of Flower Power, Faded Short Denim Shorts,  Crocheted Everything, and 1970’s Rock Band Shirts.

2016 brought us many pairs of various Sunglasses, most of which were worn at Night during the EDM shows. The pairs I noticed the most were Aviators with mirrored lenses in various shades of Bright Aqua, Electric Orange, Rushing Red, Vibrant Green and Sun Streaked Yellow. Mostly worn by hip, young good-looking males and females in the front rows.

*My friend, Kevin K thinks that they were given away FREE as a guerilla marketing technique. If so, they were very successful and  most likely Ray-Bans. If not, it was just the thing to do…Wear your Sunglasses at Night. Most likely a mixture of the 2, because there sure were a lot of Sunglasses worn Night and Day at Coachella 2016!

According to Polyvore the most popular fashion festival trends in 2016 are Sunglasses and Boots. Listed below are the top 10 of each:

Top 10 Sunglasses

  1. Mirrored Sunglasses
  2. Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  3. Aviator Sunglasses
  4. Rose Gold
  5. Heart-Shaped
  6. Metal Framed
  7. Half-Frame (Not quite familiar with this one)
  8. Round Metal
  9. Black Square
  10. Star Shaped

*The Colored Mirrored Aviators are what I noticed as the number 1 trend for Summer 2016.

Top 10 Boots

  1. Combat Boots (So last year or 1982)
  2. Rain Boots
  3. Suede Over the Knee Boots (Don’t even own a pair of these..LOL)
  4. Cowboy (Saw these in the office for the 1st time in 22 years)
  5. Riding
  6. Flat Ankle
  7. Cut-Out Ankle Boots
  8. Pointy-Toe Ankle
  9. Peep-Toe Ankle
  10. Hidden Wedge

*I know number one is combat boots and Docs, but I would have put them in separate categories. Going with Combat Boots at number 1 and Doc Martins at number 2.

Highlights and from Coachella 2016 Included:

Grimes:  I’ve never seen her perform before and truly enjoyed the energy, in the moment mixing, the dancing, crazy beats and what I’d call her totally own style of a music genre. Great Show!

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Zedd on Saturday and Calvin Harris on Sunday with LIVE performances by the actual singers of the tunes during their DJ sets. The lights and pyro of both shows were also awesome and the homage to Daft Punk was excellent. If you’ve ever seen the Daft Punk Documentary, they show how Daft Punk paved the way to the super-star millionaire DJ of today. And the break thru moment happened when they played Coachella.

Loved it how they both played Daft Punk’s One More Time. BTW: In 2000, I had a Music TV show called XLR8TV with my Friend Don F and on our last show we played One More Time, One More Time, Then again One More Time, while I introduced it again and again without laughing..for the full half hour of the show. Was so, totally awesome!


Overall, Coachella was quite good this year; YouTube and T-Mobile did a nice job streaming it live the first weekend. It was very clear on my iPhone, a little glitchy on my MacBook Pro, but overall the best I’ve seen over the years.
The only sucky part was the G&R Reunion. Axl looked really funny on his throne and as far as I could tell they played only 3 songs on YouTube, then 1 song on someones Periscope/Twitter feed for a total of 4 songs. That doesn’t seem quite worth the millions of dollars they paid the band. But, I will say they did sound good. Clear, concise and seemed to be quite professional about the whole gig.
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*All pictures taken with my iPhone 5s via the live streaming Video.

See you on the Streetz! This weekend at Sustainable Coastlines Clean-Up, May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, My B-Day, The Basketball Court and hopefully Yoga and the Beach.

Here’s Corey Hart’s: Sunglasses at Night Video. Yep, I couldn’t resist it. Enjoy!

 

From Runway to Realway in a Day

KiniZamora X Touch by Alyssa Milano

Hawaii designer, Kini Zamora won the Project Runway All-Stars Challenge last night (Thursday April 7, 2016) on TV. By winning the Atleisure Challenge, the prize included taking the design and producing it into a collab with Touch by Alyssa Milano.

I don’t know when the show is taped, but when I watch I like it to seem like it’s happening live. But check this out! The jacket has already been tweaked a bit and is available now at Touch!

The pictures below show the design on project Runway and the picture on the right is the transformed jacket as pictured in today’s (Friday April 8, 2016) Alyssa Milano Instagram picture. The jacket and Shirts are available  now right here.  Jackets are $99.99 and Shirts $49.99 and come in many different NFL and MLB team designs. Including The Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs and many more.

Congratulations to Hawaii’s Kini Zamora for winning the challenge. And congrats to Touch by Alyssa Milano for hitting the fast lane on getting the merch out to the masses.

See you on the Streetz.

Kini Zamora from Project Runway with Scott Mackenzie

Streetzblog with Kini Zamora November 7, 2014

Oxford Circus

50 Steps to Make a Great Shirt

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The Aloha Shirt I made from Scratch.Pattern, Fabric, Buttons, Thread, Sewing Machine, Super Sharp Scissors and 12 x 3 hour classes. 

Years ago, I learned the hard way, it takes lots of work to make a shirt. I personally invested 4 months, 12 sewing classes, a lot of supplies tallying up to $200+ dollars to make my own Aloha Shirt. It was very confusing, a bit frustrating, yet very  satisfying to complete, but for sure did not save me any money. With the classes, supplies, fancy scissors, and time, that shirt would have retailed for $580 or more!

In this video, Swedish label ASKET shows us all how to make an Oxford shirt in 50 steps. You’ll be amazed by all of the intricacies that go into making such a standard shirt. Me, I already know what it’s like to make my own shirt. If I saw this video prior to my project, I doubt I would have tried it.

Pretty cool video. Whether you want to DIY or just see how it’s all done. This is a pretty awesome story from start to finish on making an Oxford shirt. Thank You to ASKET for letting us in on the process.


Asket uses 2.2 square meters of fabric, 97 meters of thread, 14 buttons, 43 pieces, and close to 50 people to complete the Oxford shirt. And it comes in 15 various sizes to make the project even more complex. Think about all that next time you put on your favorite Long Sleeve button down Shirt. Wow!

You can get your very own ASKET Oxford Shirt here for about $79. See you on the Streetz!

Happy April 1st

Just Very Funny

 

Sesame Street Regulate da Streetz

Warren G ft. Nate Dogg | Regulate | Sesame Street Version

When it comes to a fun mash-up, this is straight up spot on. Bert and Ernie regulate the Sesame Streetz. Just wonder how long it took to make this? Looks like it was quite a project.   Enjoy! And see you on the Streetz of Oahu this week.

Brand Spotlight: Triple Five Soul

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Triple Five Soul, 555 Soul or as I best remember their name: Triple 5 Soul was not just a Streetwear brand but a whole urban lifestyle collab of DJ’s, Graffiti artists, Musicians, Skaters, & Break dancers. In the 90’s, Triple 5 Soul was one of the biggest and most successful Streewear brands around.

Fun Fact:  The 555 Soul name comes from a then Popular telephone party line advertised and utilized in NYC. Most likely at 3 or 4am after a festive night of partying.

in 1989, Triple 5 Soul founder-Camella Ehike worked out of 151 Ludlow St. on the lower East Side of Manhattan. Ehike had a store front apartment with a sewing machine in the front and living area in the back. Like many creative’s she started making clothes she liked to wear for herself and her good friends. Between 1989 and 1996, Camella lived in her store and sewed everything. Her friends were very influential in the NYC Hip-Hop Scene and the clothes were so dope, the brand took off and demand became higher than supply.

Fun Fact: 555 Soul’s love beads were worn by early rap/house artists; The Jungle Brothers and Boogie Down Productions. BTW: Back in the day, this was 1 of the only House records we had out in Hawaii. I used to play it over and over and over on my record player at parties at my first condo in Waikiki. circa 1988-89.

Fun Fact: Fab 5 Freddy wore a Triple 5 Soul Tie Hat on MTV, which skyrocketed exposure of the store and sales. Here’s a bit of Fab 5 Freddy as host of Yo! MTV Raps.

Fun Fact: Mos Def was a friend of Ehike and the face of T5S’s first advertising campaign.

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Fun Fact:  Whenever Long Island’s Me Myself and I, De La Soul came to Manhattan they would stop by the shop and ask for some new clothes. Here they are performing their massive hit.

Triple 5 Soul later moved to 290 Lafayette Street, It was here that I would visit most Decembers.

Fun Fact:  Banksky took over the front interior of the store. It was the 1st time anyone brought Banksky to NY. Now (2015/16) you can walk down many downtown streets and see his work everywhere. Especially in the area where the infamous Cronuts exist. I know I was there in Dec 2013 amazed at how much art he had put up around Dominique Ansel’s Bakery at 189 Spring St. Mabye Banksky knew how hard it was/is to get a taste of the elusive delicacies at least you could check out some interesting Street Art. Note: There’s also a fun looking basketball court next door to the Cronut Store. The day I was there, there was even a comp B-Ball to borrow.

Fun Fact:  Graphic Designer/Skater Alyasha Owerka-Moore designed the original logo in exchange for a couple of hats!

Triple Five Soul is known for:

    • What you would buy in New York in the 90’s to show you knew true Streetwear.
    • Designed their own fabrics From Bohemian to Surf inspired.
    • Sick Insta’ Street Cred Hoodies and luxurious Velour track suits.
    • Dope Logo.
    • Wool Cargo Pants.
    • George W. Bush T’s
    • 5 Deadly Venom shirts designed by SSUR’s Russell K.
    • Graffiti pieces done up by infamous Graff artist, Stash.
    • Backpacks that turned into Chairs.
    • DJ Cases with Built in Wheels.

My Fun Fact:  The Triple 5 Soul clothes were pretty pricey when I would visit NY, thus I owned ONE short-sleeved would be vintage now; grey T-shirt with Orange & Blue lettering. It had 3 hands on it doing some sort of sign language. I would wear it on the airplane from NY to Chicago at Christmas time.  And whenever I wanted to feel like I was in the know about Streetwear in the 90’s.  I remember it being very comfortable and quality made. Was one of my favorite shirts for about 4-5 years. And of course it was a Double XL-The Style of the time.

You can still find Triple 5 Soul on this website.  But the most sought after items are the OG items from the 90’s. *Note: Looks like prices are the same or even less nowadays on their site. Kinda’ Wierd.

*Camille Ehike is currently running a modern bed and breakfast entitled, Breathe-Inn located in upstate New York. Contemplating a possible children’s line of clothing.

See you on the Streetz!

 

New Zoo Land Premiere

Star-Studded NYC Premiere of Zoolander 2 Does Not Disappoint

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Tuesday February 9, 2016. Lincoln Center. Manhattan, NY

The Premiere of the highly anticipated Zoolander 2 kicked off with a Runway Show featuring many HOT designers latest clothes including Derek’s favorite La Maison De Valentino. Ben, Owen, Will, Penelope along with Gigi Hadid Lineisy Montero & a few others, hit the Runway prior to the Premiere at Lincoln Center in NYC. Skrillix provided the Bangin’ Beats for the Movie & Model Star studded Runway.

They wore some of the World’s favorite designer brands including:  Valentino, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Justin Theroux who plays the Evil DJ in Zoolander and Zoolander 2 was in full blown character, barely recognizable as Jen Aniston’s typically sauve husband. Just look at him! Way over the Top attempting to wear all the trendy items of the moment all at once. Supreme x Jordan, Many Gold Chains, Zoo York, Extra long Dread locks, Gold Jeremy Scott winged Adidas kicks, Back-Pack, Headphones, The obligatory meggings,  Even the half shorts half skirt trend from last weeks NYFW16-Men’s shows. About all he’s missing is an over sized puffy jacket and some strapped pants. Check him out below:

The Evil DJ is really Justin Theroux!

The Evil DJ is really Justin Theroux!

Here are the many Super-Stars in attendance at the Premiere:

  • Ben Stiller
  • Owen Wilson
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Will Ferrell
  • Kristin Wiig
  • Justin Theroux
  • Skrillex
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Billy Zane
  • Adriana Lima
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Milla Jovovich
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kris Jenner
  • Naomi Campbell
  • SooJoo Park
  • Erin Heatherton
  • Lineisy Montero
  • Stella Maxwell
  • Imaan Hammam
  • Martha Hunt
  • Alexander Wang
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • And Even Anna Wintour!

Below are some more pix from the event all courtesy of Instagram. How bout’ Kendall Jenner nailing the infamous look! All of this blog posting is about the festivities prior to the movie. Wonder how the movie was? And I sure bet the after-party was spectacular! Oh, I so much would have loved to be at this. Shoulda’ put it on my bucket list. There’s Still Zoolander 3, I still have chance! Have a nice rest of the week! See you on the Streetz of HI.

 

Relax Don’t Zoo It

The Countdown To Zoolander 2 is ON!

In the latest trailer for Zoolander 2, we see the DJ from the first movie playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax. If you look closely,you’ll see A$AP Rocky and it looks like Skrillix?  Who else will cameo in the Zoolander 2 movie? Hope they didn’t tell us everyone.  Remember Zoolander 2 opens February 12, 2016. It’s almost time to order up some Orange, Mocha Frappucino’s and vogue on over to the theater. (According to Vogue.com, Zoolander 2 premieres on February 9, 2016 in New York, the Night before NYFW16 begins. Guaranteed to have many Top celebs and fashionistas in attendance).

We’ve been told, there isn’t a Hawaii Premiere, so I’m thinking of seeing it on Monday February 15, 2016. If you notice any other cameos, let us know in the comment section.  See you on the streetz and maybe at the movies. Remember Frankie Says RELAX. Watching Zoolander 2 looks like a relaxing activity, I bet Frankie would approve.

Even though this video has nothing to do with Fashion or Zoolander 2, I couldn’t resist posting it. If you ever want to have that feeling of falling from the sky, just watch this video. OMG! This skater must be super-good or super-duper crazy or I suspect BOTH.  Watch if you want an SJF; Stomach-Jumper-Feeling.  And please do not try any of this. If you do, don’t tell anyone you saw it here!

Friday Night Dance Party

Just Dance!

Some Friday nights I’m so worn out, I just want to hear some party tunes. Here’s some New and Old Dancin’ tracks for the Weekend. Have a nice one! Don’t forget to take a few minutes to just dance.Found this track on one of my favorite sites: Shoes-Up.com. Rome Fortune with Dance:

And of course David Bowie. This is such a fun video to not only listen to but to watch. Love some of the nifty moves from around the world.David Bowie with Let’s Dance:

When I used to have a weekly TV Show entitled XcelR8TV, we did a really funny show where Don and I played this song one more time, then one more time, then…I played it the whole half hour with me VJ’ing seriously in between. Oh it was Winners. This is Daft Punk with One More Time:

And even though it’s a Friday, what’s a Dance Party without some Saturday Night Fever. Here’s the Bee Gees with Night Fever:

A little Ancient history. One of the first shirt designs I ever made was a blank T-Shirt with black magic marker written on it saying: FRANKIE SAYS DANCE. In honor of the upcoming Zoolander2 movie. Here’s the Original version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood with Relax (Don’t do it if you want to C…)

See you on the Streetz and of course the dance floor. Cheers and Aloha!

STAMPD Presents The New Soldier

STAMPD FW16 NYFW Presentation (2/2/16)

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STAMPD debuted The New Soldier FW16 collection at their first NYFWM presentation on February 2nd 2016 with 20 new military influenced looks.

The models rose on pedestals above swirling fog at Platform 3 at Skylight Clarkson North. The presentation was collab’d with Brooklyn’s Snarkitecture  creative team. Snarkitecture BTW recently did a sold out collab with Beats By Dre. And Chris Stamp recently starred in  a video with Beats By Dre. Kinda get where I’m going?  Yep, gotta’ be a Stamp x Beats by Dre Headphone or 2 on the way soon.

STAMPD had some of the best bomber jackets in 2015 with their back and arm straps. Looks like they’re taking the brand to the NXT LVL with the NYFWM presentation. Here’s a few pix from their blog:

There’s a Quad pocket bomber with a removable wool lining coming our way in FW 2016. And check out these kicks from STAMPD x Filling Pieces:

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I’m a big fan of Black and slate grey clothes. Thus, most of the collection has a streetzblog stamp of approval. The neutrals or camel colors I could easily pass on. Although, the burnt red shorts are kinda’ tempting.  Pretty nice overall presentation on everything. Looks like a fun event to have seen live!

On the video that I watched with Chris Stamp and Beats by Dre, Chris Stamp mentions his clothing being called Avant Street or Contemporary and ends the vid with Welcome to the Future.  After seeing many of the FW 2016 Men’s collections, I’d say the future has arrived this year more than ever!

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