Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Younger version of Sex and the City?

The Other 3 Should Have Gone Pink Hair Trend

The Cast of Younger

The Cast of Younger. Photo courtesy of: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP.

The TV show Younger premieres this week on TV Land. When I was in NYC in December, I kept seeing posters that said Coming Soon in March: Younger, I meant to take a picture of the ads, but kept getting distracted by shopping, people watching and eating. And I figured, I’d get back to Hawaii and hear about the show and write about it on Streetzblog. Giving everyone a very advanced notice of the show.

Well, as you can see, I saw nothing of the show way out here in the Pacific until I happened upon Hilary Duff and the man star (Nico Tortorella) with green hair on GMA this morning.  Being half asleep, yet coherent enough, I noticed that they were talking about Younger and how it premieres this Tuesday March 31st on TV Land!

The show looks like fun! It’s from Darren Star the creator of Sex and the City and the clothes are styled by Patricia Field who also did the styling for Sex and the City. So, just for the clothes it should be a HOT show.

Younger stars Broadway actress Sutton Foster (Bunheads/The Angriest Man in Brooklyn) as a 40-year old suddenly single mom who attempts to be 26 so that she can get a hip, cool job in the City.  The show also co-stars Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire), Debi Mazar (Entourage & Goodfellas) Miriam shor (The Good Wife & Bedazzled) and Nico Tortorella (The Following & Scream 4). Here’s the trailer, see what you think of the new show that is bound to get viewers, for the content, the fashion or hopefully BOTH.

So funny, I always mess up and call Sex and the City, Sex in the City. I had to fix it like 4 times for this blog post. And for the record, I thought Madonna looks good-looking like a 26 year old on her Instagram and on the awards show. This show looks perfect for those of us who don’t take an age that we are given and do or wear what we are Supposed to do or wear. And as I always say in my style advice. If you feel good in something and you enjoy wearing it, Wear it…You only live once, Any time and Any age is a perfect time to enjoy your Clothes and Kicks, no matter what age your birth certificate may say you are.

You should have seen my Health-Goth clothes on Saturday. If I can get them off my Go-Pro, I’ll post them on Instagram. Not at all age appropriate, but I felt good and at least I thought I looked good!

Addition to blog-4 hours after writing the original.  You can see the pilot of the show here. Totally legal link on TV Land. I just watched it, very funny especially when her phone goes off in a meeting. The Show reminds me a bit more of How to Make it in America or Entourage than Sex and the City. Was enjoyable and cracked me up a few times. LMK what you think, if you watch it.

Fashion and Fitness Go Goth!

The Health Goth Craze

Health Goth on the cover of Sportswear International

Health-Goth makes the cover of SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL. Issue #264. December 2014. A/W 2015-16 preview.

The Streetzblog definition of Health-Goth is: Awesome High-Tech, functional and fun fabrics that look just as good on the street as they do in the gym. Utilizing these 4 colors: Black, Grey, Silver and White. The Perfect example of Health-Goth is the Alexander Wang x H&M collection.

Rick Owens produces some great Health-Goth gear. He’s known for his oversized black and white Ramone’s Sneaker that shows homage to the Original Black and white Converse All-Stars:

These are my feet, just not my shoes..LOL

These are my feet, just not my shoes..LOL

Rick Owens on my feet-Strteetzblog.com

Hood By Air/HBA is another brand leading the Health-Goth Look:

Hood by air image one

ADYN exemplifies the Health-Goth look with slightly longer cuts in the length of a Health-Goth shirt,  High-Tech materials and the all black look:

ADYN-2 ADYN 1

Even Adidas is in on the Health-Goth Trend with Rita Ora: (Note: This collection added in a bit of Neon Yellow to the Health-Goth color palette. That’s ok, as long as it’s not the main color of the collection.  A bit of Neon yellow or Flo Green goes well with the more sporty Health-Goth.

Whatever 21 shows us the Health-Goth look while hanging out at Home Depot. Notice, they go for more of a White color first, then the black in this collection. Different from the original Black clothing as the more dominate color. Enjoy the video:

Cottweiller has some nice grey’s mixed with whites, along with some pretty fab fabrics: Check out their website, it sure has a very futuristic vibe to it. Almost like playing a video game when checking out the various looks.

Some of the original Health-Goth proponents are already saying the trend is dead. But as you can see by the following excerpt from New York magazine. The Health-Goth craze is still trending in the City and at the Gym.

For the Instagram Celebrity:  KITH 644 Broadway Near Bleeker St. 646-6486285                                                                  Brooklyn-based Snarkeitectue helped redesign Ronnie Fieg’s luxury-sneaker shop last Fall. Making Room for more paparazzi friendly neoprene Y-3’s and pebbled leather Buscemi high-tops ($865) not to mention branded KITH hoodies and Health-Goth sweatpants.  Direct Quote From the March 9-22, 2015 issue of  New York Magazine.

And for the Future is Now image of Health-Goth, I bring you an image from Today’s/Saturday March 27, 2015 Instagram feed.  Alexander Wang’s Foam Injected leather T-Shirt from the Men’s Spring 2015 collection.

Alexander Wang Foam Injected T shirt

See you on the Streetz, Actually, Now I’m headed over to the gym to get my Health-Goth groove on. Going to wear my Black Quicksilver Eddie Would Go surf shorts, a plain all black H&M long sleeve T-Shirt and my Alexander Wang x H&M Scuba inspired Kicks.  I hope to get more healthy than goth today. We shall see by where I turn up after the gym. Have a nice week!

Spring Fashion Trends 2015

March into Spring 2015

Here’s your one-stop shop for Spring Trends 2015. I wonder how they compare with the trends  predicted by the Runway shows in Milan and by Streetzblog.com in July 2014?

Prada Spring Trends 2015

All in One Snapshot of the Spring Trends for 2015. Photo courtesy of Prada.

 

Men’s Trends (From the H&M Spring Chic Magazine 2015) *List inspired by their list with streetzblog editorial.

Seventies Workwear: Fashionable take on 1970’s utility Styling mixed with functional fabrics like raw denim. Utilizing expert tailoring to make this trend look just as good on the weekends and at work.

Summer Neutrals: Subtle shades of beige and gray.  That Beige is driving me a bit crazy, not at all a fav of mine, but even though 50 Shades of Grey didn’t live up to all the hype, the color grey is marching into Spring as the number one color.

Artistic Knits: Designers like Raf Simons and JW Anderson have updated the tank top with tapestry-like scenic landscapes. You also might want to check out your local Thailand or Tibetan shop to score some items of similar yet different aspects of this trend. If you’re going to wear a tank top, make sure you have your suntan lotion on or wear it at night. You don’t want to have that extremely funny tank top tan line, it’s just as bad as forgetting to button your fly all day.

Italian Riviera: You may have heard that the 70’s, 80’s and especially the 90’s are big now. Well, this trend takes us back to the 50’s with lightweight preppy styles including the piped polo look shirt and striped golf jackets. Now, it’s really time to find a friend with a yacht!

Premium Parkas:  Tailored rather than functional. A more formal and luxurious look for Spring layered over a suit.  Sounds a bit warm to me, but depends on where you may live this will work or won’t. Basically lighter, groovier jackets for spring ala Parka. If you had a Winter like most, you may not want to wear a jacket as long as you can.  Me, I can’t wait to get back to NY in December to rock my Alexander Wang x H&M Scuba hoodie. I did get some good mileage out of it in NY, but gotta’ tell you if you have scuba material jackets, use them in Spring. they really are’nt meant to keep you warm in the Winter.

GQ Boot Spring Boot Trend *Info inspired by the February 2015 print issue of GQ, with additional streetzblog editorial

Made in the Suede

Suede Boots. Picture courtesy of GQ.com

Suede Boots. Picture courtesy of GQ.com

Dress Boots: Wing Tip or Cap-Toe. In grey, beige, brown or be a bit more daring and go with the blue or green. My favorite work shoes at the moment are’nt suede, but they are a nice deep Navy pair of hi-tip wingtips. Comfortable and go with most of work clothes and my blue watch.  Whether you go leather or suede, just make sure you match your shoes with your outfit before walking out the door.  It’s not too pleasant to make it all the way to work and find out you need to hide in your cube all day, because your funky blue or green boots don’t match anything you’re wearing. And even worse, getting called into the bosses office on a day like this. Be especially careful on Mondays.

Desert Boots: These look very comfortable, yet I’m still holding out from purchasing a pair.  They are updated in luxe suede, fun colors, rubber soles in crazy contrasting colors. They just remind be too much of 1978, when I refused to wear them.  For some reason, these just don’t scream Stylish. But if they are really comfortable, I’d give them a try. LMK if you’ve rocked them and had success?

Chelsea Boots: These crack me up, because every single season for the last decade, the trend setters are telling us to wear a pair of Chelsea boots. This time in suede. They can look pretty stylish especially when done in a wing tip brogue or a duo tone ombre. You really can’t go wrong with a Chelsea boot, they worked for everyone from the Beatles, to Lou Reed to Harry Styles.  I succumbed to the hype and bought what I thought were a fairly inexpensive pair of rubberized Ferrigamo Chelsea boots in brown. But WOW, they hurt my feet worse than anything I own. Maybe the suede is the way to go.  More flex. If anyone wants a pair of brown Ferrigamo Chelsea boots in size 10 LMK.

Work Boots: This is a tough choice. GQ claims not to worry and scuff them up. I have a very opposite view of suede boots. To only wear them on a perfectly great sunny day. And on a day that I wont be walking in too much dirt or rocks. For some reason, out of all the materials, I think these look best, nice and un touched. Even in a work boot. I guess that’s why I own only one pair of suede shoes. They can be hard to clean. Probably the best shoe to take to the shoe maker to trick out then a DIY project. For sure, don’t slap some gooey polish on em’.

Streetzblog Spring predictions *As seen on the streetz, the web, magazines, and in my mind.

Cotton Candy Colored Hair. Picture courtesy of style.com

Cotton Candy Colored Hair. Picture courtesy of style.com

The Dull Colored Chino:  Lighter fabric, colors in bland blue, off Pink, rusty Red, Beige, and Green.  These are the more comfortable chinos, they are also the kind that wrinkles easier, so don’t try and wear them 2 days in a row. Fitted, yet not too skinny and no we are not in the boxy 80’s style…yet. For some of us over a certain age, the 80’s boxy style will make you look even older even if it does come back like the Women’s Mom and Men’s jean trend. Be careful of trends. If you like  the way it looks on you, wear it, no matter what we say here or you read anywhere, if you don’t feel good in your new trendy outfit, don’t bother.

Ripped Jeans:  Especially for women, get the versions with the biggest holes and most rips. It’s Spring, time for some nice spring breeze to inherit your legs.  And this Summer, get ready to cut them a bit above or below your knee and wear them tailored selvage or totally Mad Max ripped out of control.

The Black Motorcycle Jacket:  Seems to be the must have piece for 2015.

70’s, 80’s, 90’s:  Wow! It’s here that it gets confusing. Depending on what or where you read something these decades are all in.  From what I can tell, 70’s are best for Coachella cool, 90’s are the it decade now, and the 80’s are fading, yet the day-glo and neons especially bright Yellow and Ultra Pink are here to stay especially for the athletic chic vibe.

Cotton Candy Hair:  From Dull Pink to washed out blue. If you’ve seen it at the cotton candy stand at the fair or on the runway, this is the It color, especially for females. Guys? Are you ready to rock these fun colors? Watch out for more platinum blond shades, thanks to: Kim K and Jared Leto.

Tiny Floral Prints:  Big and bold was last year’s version. This year, looks like the flare of the flowers and fauna are getting smaller. Yet still a huge hit amongst the fashion forward NBA stars.

Black, Blue and Grey:  If you don’t know what to wear today or tonight. Just pick out colors from these, combine and get out of the house. These are awesome, reliable year round’ look great colors.  If you want to be really on trend, go with the dull green, dull light blue or even the (yuk) beige/khaki.

Health Goth Look

Health Goth Look. Women.

 

Trendy a la Mode Fashion Words describing what’s now and what’s next:

Health Goth, AthLeisure, Avant-Bland, Fly-Girl, Retro-Chic, and the NoTrendTrend.

Health Goth Look. Men. Scuba Style Hoodie Jacket

Health Goth Look. Men. Scuba Style Hoodie Jacket

I’m thinking next blog post will be dedicated to the Health Goth look. Fun name and lots of great designers doing it. Rick Owens, HBA, Alexander Wang to name a few. See you on the Streetz.

Streetzblog color Marketing Campaign on Black and white 2014- 1992

Streetzblog color on Black and white Marketing Campaign 2014 Ala  1992

Cotton Candy Colored Streetzblog logo.

 

The Cartoon Bag Lady or Man

Yes, these are Real
Jump from Paper bags

Taiwan based brand: JumpFromPaper has bags and accessories that appear to look like a cartoon image when pictures are taken of them on real people.

JumpFromPaper two

I truly wonder if My pictures would come out like this or not? Because they do have bags for Men. See Below:

Jump from Paper mens bag

At the moment (3/21/15) the bags from JumpFromPaper aren’t available in U.S stores, buy are purchasable in Europe, Asia and on-line here.  When I went to the site, there were some comments on how you can also get some knock-offs at amazon.com for cheaper. But according to the reviews, it’s best to get the real thing.

Jump from paper 3

The Real JumpFromPaper bags range from $30 for a small purse to $139 for a pink or purple Spaceman backpack.  I suspect I would choose the $110 Adventure Backpack in grey, blue and white. BTW: The knock-offs I saw at Amazon start at $14.

These bags Look like fun! If it really does what the pictures look like it does, might be a great conversation starter. And oh, so super fun to share on Instagram…#nofilter needed.

I suspect it’s best to go with the real version. If I or one of my friends does get one of these. I’ll be sure to follow-up and let you know how they are. And how they look on Instagram

Rock or Not?  See you on the Streetz this weekend at Ward Villages, The Pink Tie Ball and Le Bistro. Have an Awesome Weekend wherever you live!

All Points Project NYC

Thrill Seeking Photographers in NYC

This Video:

Makes my stomach Drop

Eyes Pop

Gives tips and tricks that Rock

I really need a DSLR camera to Cop

Watch out for  Cops

Parkour practice Spots

Of course, some post production Crops

To bring the world, picturesque Instagram Shots

Did I mention, it makes my stomach…DROP!

I’d like to be able to make my instagram shots pop more like these shots. But whew, just watching this video gives me the chills. If I was there looking down, I doubt I could handle it.  What do you think?

Valentino’s Catchy Catwalk Finale

Derek Zoolander and Hansel surprise finale at the Fall Winter 2015-16 Valentino Women’s Collection

Zoolander-2-Instagram

During the finale of the Valentino Women’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection in Paris, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) appeared out of nowhere to a stunned, amazed and camera phone snapping crowd.  The majority of the show featured lavish Valentino dresses, luxurious black boots, stylish handbags and classy models. Then Zoolander and Hansel came out in some pretty fancy clothes. Derek wearing a dark blue brocade suit and black creeper shoes, Hansel in light blue island flavored  pajamas with a cashmere coat and bright white Kicks.

As you can see above, Ben’s still has the Blue Steel stare going on and Owen’s doing his best playful model look.

The instagram shots courtesy of Maisonvalentino get even better. See below as they pose with a SMILING Anna Wintour!

Zoolander-Anna-W-and-Hansel

The fashionably fun stunt is to promote Zoolander2, hitting theaters on February 12, 2016.  Stiller and Wilson will star with a few of their famous friends. The movie is written by Justin Theroux and directed by Ben Stiller. The original Zoolander came out in 2001, I actually have it at my condo on video tape. No longer able to watch it in our digital world.

You should be able to see the entire fashion show here.  I was able to watch it earlier Today/Tuesday March 10, 2015.

It's Time for a Paris Walk-Off. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

It’s Time for a Paris Walk-Off. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

 

Zoolander Camo Fun at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Camo on Camo? oh ok, I guess?  Photo Courtesy of: PacificCoastNews

Zoolander Camo and Rose Festive Fun at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Camo on Camo? Oh OK, I guess? The jeans don’t really go so well, wonder what Kicks they have on?  Photo Courtesy of: PacificCoastNews

H&M-A 2015 Space Oddysey

H&M Brings the Space Age Swag

H&M Studio A/W-2015 Runway Show

The Grand Palais in Paris was full of celebrities, it-girls and supermodels as H&M showed their A/W Women’s Studio Collection. Super Style Swankster and Music Producer Caroline de Maigret was lucky enough to wear a custom silver jumpsuit, then DJ in a specially produced space pod doing a live DJ-Set that gave the good vibes to the catwalk show.

Upbeat, fun music lead the way with this stylish collection. Not far behind was the star-studded audience of Solange Knowles, Noomi Rapace and one of my favorite actors of the moment:  Audrey Tautou.  If you haven’t seen the movie Amelie, be sure to see it. A very Beautiful Day, positive, full of surprises, slightly Avante-Garde, very french portrayal of one women’s Quest for Love.  If you’re feeling a bit down and out, it’s a really great pick me up-kick in the pants, get out of your pity party kind of movie; great for a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Audrey is also known for Mood Indigo, The Da Vinci Code, La Delicatesse, Dirty Pretty Things and of course, Coco Before Chanel!

Super Models at the show included:  Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Edie Cambell dressed in a combination of hipster 70’s influenced tie-dyes and a futuristic Apres Ski sporty collection. The Apres Ski styles remind me of an Audrey Hepburn movie I recently watched on TMC entitled Charade. It’s a pretty good movie, but the real star of the show are the fashions which are out of this world, I bet it was on the mood board for this collection.

Seems like we’re due for an announcement from H&M on a November H&M x (insert designer here) collaboration. My vote goes for another Alexander Wang Health Goth #2, his regular line is very nice, yet quite expensive. I would like this to be the collab, yet highly doubt this will be the announcement. Just hope it’s a duo gender friendly collection. Both Target and Uniqulo’s latest collabs have been 90% female based.  Men are due for some Sassy & Stylish famous designer fast fashion soon.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Bend it LIke Beckham

Wait until you see the Shot!

I tend to have a hard time writing about H&M during my 3 month/Jan-Mar hiatus each year from buying clothes. But this isn’t so much about H&M as it is about a fun video to watch.  I was like whoa, this is a bit boring, and they’re trying real hard to get all the clothing shots in during :49. Alas, when you see the last 10 seconds, you will most likely get a nice big smile on your face and go WOW!

We all need more WOW’s in our day, so here’s your chance to get at least one WOW for Today.  Hope you enjoy it!

And even though, I can’t shop for clothes until April, you can. So here’s the info on the new collection at H&M.  The Modern Essentials collections are pieces selected by David Beckham and include a linen Bomber jacket, a white denim jacket, a pique polo shirt with excellent piping, a linen blazer (already sold out on-line), a very comfy blue raglan sweatshirt, a linen T and a classic white poplin shirt. *Note:  I didn’t see the nice black zippered jacket he wears in the video, but maybe it exists or it’s also already sold out.

Interesting enough, I found the video the same day the collection goes on sale-Today March 5th , 2015.  So you can most likely head on over to H&M or check them out on line to get some classy new clothes. Maybe someone will send me a gift card and I’ll join you. If not, see you at H&M in April. Hope they still have some of the clothes remaining, or I really hope I get that H&M Gift Card.

If you’d like to see the making of the WOW’za video, It’s coming up next.  It was done by filmmaker Marc Forster who also made World War Z and The Kite Runner.

Quality Kicks Created From Your Couch!

From Couch Potato to Kicks Creator-Vittel’s French Bottled Water Sofa Sneakers

Getting rid of your couch? Wait a second and grab some of the material so that Vittel Brand Water can turn your favorite couch into a pair of fresh, stylish (depends on your couch) newish kicks. The Vittel Couch Converter service is a marketing campaign to help deter the amount of time Europeans spend kickin’ it on their couch instead of kickin’ it on the courts.

Vittel will transform your old Couch/Sofa/Covered Furniture into a pair of personalized running shoes. Here’s the plan of attack:  Customers upload a  photo of their couch to Vittel’s website, then send in a slice of the fabric and a team of designers use said fabric to create a one of a kind pair of sneakers. Kicks are sent within a few weeks and you can see some of what they’ve already created on their website.

From what I can tell, the shoes are free, but seem limited to the first 10 people per month through August 15, 2015. Most of the Vittel information is in French, German or Japanese, so it’s a little hard to decipher all the details of this fun couch for kicks campaign.

The pictures I’ve noticed on the French Vittel website look pretty fresh, but so do the couches that were provided. Almost too nice to be real. Before you slice and dice your sofa, you might want to read some of the fine print of this promotion.

And whether it’s 60 pairs or 600 pairs of kicks, this will be a fun promotion to watch as the months go along. I think I may check out Goodwill and see what kinds of materials I can find there, then send them some and see what happens.

Since I’m such a big Sneakerhead, I love this promotion. FreeCustom Kicks!! And hopefully it will get some people more active ad healthy.  I know that just drinking water each day helps your digestion, hydration, skin, and general health. Throw in a new pair of kicks and you should be good to go.  Although, some of these kicks look too good to run in. So far, the kicks I’ve seen, look better to wear to a friends dinner party or a Sneaker Convention.

Check out the video for more of the deets:  See you on the Streetz:

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