Monthly Archives: October 2022

On the Streetz of Hawaii

Ja Rule and Ashanti. Aloha Tower Marketplace. Honolulu, Hawaii. 10/22/22

The Kicks and The Fashion

My friend and I got to the gig very early, so was able to check out the Kicks and Clothes. For the Kicks, Lots of Air Jordan 1’s, Yeezy’s, Converse, and a new brand for me-FAUX. On the clothing end, many T-shirts, both retro and with fun sayings on them, mega ripped jeans and a somewhat newer trend-The White Jean.

Let’s take a look at some of the Kicks and Clothes from the Ja Rule x Ashanti Concert on 10/22/22.

AJ1, Yeezy’s, Foamposite and some blk & wht coordinates

The White Jean Craze

KIcks on Feet and One in the Pocket

Not quite sure what was happening here, 2 shoes on feet and 1 extra shoe for the left side pocket. Hmmm…Interesting

And Here is the new brand for me-FAUX. They had some very nice glowing 3m on them

Ja Rule

The Concert

Ja Rule and Ashanti sang separately and together. Doing all of their hits. I personally liked Ja Rule Feat. Fat Joe and Jadakiss with New York, New York.

Ashanti

Before Ashanti sang her big solo hit she told a story. And it was a story I knew oh so very well. Ashanti talked about being in Hawaii 20 years ago. She was at a Meet and Greet that I organized at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park (Now Wet n Wild Hawaii). It was a rather hot day, we did a very intimate Meet and Greet. We took pictures and fed our listeners and Ashanti and her crew to some delectable Hawaii plate lunches. It was a memorable moment for me, our listeners, Kai & Knute, our on-air personalities and Ashanti. It was really cool to hear her tell the story at the 10/22/22 concert.

And of course I liked the Ja Rule Feat. Ashanti with Always on Time after all these years, still knew all the words.

Thanks to Kona and Ray Jr. for the nice area to watch the concert. Side stage, very nice, very VIP. And Mahalo to @justkimo for the great pix and videos of the night.

Extra Videos for your viewing enjoyment. Live from Aloha Tower Marketplace on 10/222/22

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Top 45 Hottest Costumes for 2022

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This is one year where last year and this year are more similar than usual. We’ve had big moments in pop culture this year, but seems our attention spans are draining. As soon as one thing happens another is upon us. Not giving enough time for a real trend. I guess the world is just speeding up closer to light speed than one would like.

At least we have a runaway Number One which is Anna Delvey or Anna Sorokin, IRL or Inventing Anna. You could even do a fun group costume incorporating her friends and foes.

This year will be another Friday thru Monday celebration, so best to be prepared with 2-3 costumes. We’ll see the latest from pop culture, but we’ll also see some retro nostalgia costumes and It’s gonna be quite a rager since its the first “real” Halloween since 2018. Be safe our there everyone.

Listed below are the top 40 costumes for 2022. Or for more ideas, see last years list here.

TOP 45 HOTTEST COSTUMES FOR 2022

  1. Anna Delvey
  2. Michael Meyers-New or Ol’ School. Beware: The new is pretty scary
  3. Stranger Things
  4. Black Panther (Wakanda Forever releases in November 2022)
  5. Bluey-Any character from this TV show. It’s the biggest 4-10 year olds show you may have never heard of
  6. She Hulk
  7. Maverick/Tom Cruise from Top Gun
  8. The Yellowjackets-Etsy has some nice H.S Letterman jackets for sale
  9. Kate & Anthony from Bridgerton
  10. King Charles & Camilla
  11. Stingy Jack from the Curse of Bridge hollow
  12. The Hocus Pocus Gal Pals
  13. Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Jeremy Scott & Nicole Ritchie
  14. Megan Thee Stallion
  15. Gabbie Cat and Friends
  16. Aaron Judge (Yankees number 99)
  17. Mabel Mora from Only Murders in the Building
  18. Harry Styles & Chris Pine
  19. Encanto
  20. Julia Roberts & George Clooney
  21. Dua Lipa
  22. The Cast of Euphoria
  23. Doja Cat
  24. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
  25. House of the Dragon
  26. Rings of Power
  27. Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
  28. Kim Possible
  29. Wednesday Adams
  30. Kim Kardashian & Pete Davidson
  31. Kanye-Pre or Post meltdown. Pre probably the safer bet. Vogue just banned him and took his WLM pix off their site. (10/23/22)
  32. Ted Lasso
  33. The Chi
  34. Laurie Strode from Halloween Ends
  35. Dr. Strange
  36. The Mandalorian
  37. Elvis-It’s on alot of lists around the country, although the hype of the movie didn’t reach out here at all
  38. Ozark
  39. Derry Girls
  40. Licorice Pizza
  41. Squid Game-Yep the new season is almost here
  42. Pennywise
  43. Harley Quinn
  44. Basquait & Andy Warhol
  45. Iggy Pop, Blondie, The Ramones, the Go-Go’s, Adam Ant, Culture Club, Lil’ Wayne, Deadmau5, Beyonce, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Beatles, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and of course-BTS
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Absorbent and Yellow and Porous is He-GCDS

GCDS ALIEN DISCO. Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Show. Rotonda della Besano, Milan. September 22, 2022. Creative Director: Giulano Calza. Music: Francesco “Katoo” Catitti.

My brain totally goes a bit dyslectic with the brand name. Half of my notes have CGDS and the others have GCDS. And sometimes I even think the name is short for Comme Des Garcons. After watching the video and taking some pix, I finally have the GCDS name grounded into my brain. Partially due to the vibrant, electric, hues of Fluorescent Green, Yellow and Pink! And by one of my favorite TV show characters who lives under the sea…SpongeBog SquarePants. Wow! what a splendid surprise! *BTW: GCDS is an Italian streetwear fashion line. The name stands for Giuliano Calza Design Studio.

This is the kind of show, that brings joy to your sensory being. The Colors, the joyous Music, the Club vibe and even the name of the Show, Alien Disco gives it an extra boost of entertainment value.

Although, there is some disappointment when the models don’t seem to be smiling or enjoying the event as much as the music and clothes. Maybe there’s some hidden meaning in that? I do know that there is a tad bit of political upheaval in Milan that the designer is expressing in the show. Maybe he is showing his disapproval through the models stone cold faces?

Highlights of the GCDS show include:

  • The colorful clothing
  • Ultra distressed rips and tears
  • The Music and the color changing globe
  • Fun Vibe throughout
  • and of course…SpongBog SquarePants!

Ol’ Bob can be seen on a purse, on a Hi-End colorful hockey jersey, across the chest of one of the models and my favorite…riding a Jelly fish on a luxury dress

There are so many rich luscious colors, that when you see the lady in the jeans and plain top, it’s like What is up? But…just wait till she turns around in the video of the show, you’ll see quite a surprise!

From the show notes we find a bit more about the Alien. The Feeling of being Alien is a common one. Sometimes we feel Alien in the places once were home. GCDS turns this feeling into a Joyous Force, embracing everyone’s colors.

Here’s a few pictures of the over the top distressed rips and shreds of the colorful clothing on the models:

Check out the video below, hopefully the Vibe, the Music and the Colorful clothes help you to have a most excellent day or night…above or under the Sea

In case you forgot the words to the SpongeBob theme song, here is a video to sing along with:

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Post-Apocalyptic Balenciaga

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2023 The Mud Show Paris Fashion Week. Sunday October 2, 2022. #PFW22.

The show took place in the Mud in an imaginary brownish-black planet void of homes, stores and iconic Parisienne motifs in Villepinte, a commune in the suburbs of Paris.

Notables in attendance: Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Christine, Quinn, Anna Wintour, Naomi Cambell, and Alexa Demie. Kanye and his children, North West, Saint West and Chicago West all wearing Balenciaga.

Music: ELEPHANT by BFRND, UFO361 & SONUS030

Really Fun invites: Attendees at the Runway show received wallets as their invitation. Inside the wallets, were coins, credit cards, a gym membership, a picture of a cat, grocery receipts and other oddities you’d find in a wallet along with an ID of a lady named Natalie Antunes. Natalie is an employee of Balenciaga. On twitter, Balenciaga made a post looking for the lost wallets: The post said: Lost wallet. If found, please return it at 11:30am CET on October 2nd. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I wonder if any of the wallets had any extra cash in them?

The start of the show went as viral as you can get within seconds of Kanye storming on to the muddy planet with a black bulky oversized military/high level security jacket, on top a black hoodie, Rubberized black pants, black gloves and some sort of mouth-piece. He was a man on a mission and other than the creepy model in the bondage dress at the finale, Ye totally stole the show and set the tone for Demna’s continuing ownership of best shows in the Biz.

Ye STOMPS to start the Balenciaga PFW22. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.fr

The music rocks and flows as you watch the models traverse the difficult slippery muddy terrain. There’s something for everyone this time around. Extra Baggie pants and hoodies, and tiny puffer jackets, along with the new Balenciaga Tote Bag, bright orange clogs and some really nice paint splattered, distressed XL grey suit jackets. There are some luxurious yet strange arm-bags and some stuffed animals here and there. Yet this show is more of a spectacle than anything. I’d recommend, getting some chips, sipping an ice cold aqua blue beverage and lounging out in your most comfortable chair, turning up the volume and watching the video of the Show.

Once again, Demna takes us to the outer limits, hopefully not the world we will see, but the world that we may see, hopefully our species will elect to stay PRE-apoptilyptic and not the Post version!

Enjoy the show!

Mahalo: to High Snobiety, The Insider, WWD.com, the Guardian, and Vogue.com for some show notes and information.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Vivienne Westwood’s London in Paris

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood. Saturday October 1, 2022. Paris, France. S/S23.

In the Audience: Halsey, Doja Cat, Coco Rocha and Evan Mock. Models included: Bella Hadid, Irina Sayk and Stella Maxwell.

It’s fun to catch a Runway show live as it happens. It’s like watching a Football game in real time compared to taped. It’s in the moment, gives an extra punch of excitement and just feels right. That’s how I watched the VW SS23 show on October 1st 2022.

Court Jesters, Harlots, Nobles, Commoners, a bit of Oliver Twist and a Bright Yellow Bird!

The show was in Paris, yet oozed with England’s vast culture and history. The renaissance, the swinging 60’s, a swanky sometimes campy essence. Giving the viewer some Oliver Twist and King Arthur vibes with many Easter eggs filled with Viviennism’s.

The clothes were interchangeable between male and female. And many wore 60’s vibing brown crocodile Go Go boots with extremely high heels ala Rick Owens. Every time the models walked the stage it was like they were about to topple over. And one model did make a quick ditch to the floor. Yet popped back up with resounding cheers from the attendees.

Super slick wet hair was the norm and a bit of Paris was inserted with the man with the spiked hair and make-up to provide us with the Tour d’eiffel.

Bella Hadid with the sprayed on dress has been the Fashion moment of the year happening just a day before the show. During this Runway she makes boxing gloves fashionable giving you a Warhol x Basquait moment.

Was a fun show, part was because it was live and part because there was so much of Vivienne Westwoods England entranced throughout the show. Let us know what you thought of this show or this years Paris Fashion week. Comments section below is always available 24/7 for comments, questions and mini reviews.

*Pictures taken via iPhone 13 Max screen shot and edited during the live runway show.

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