Category Archives: Celebrities
Summer Olympics 2016
The Gear Michael Phelps Is Wearing
In 2012, Michael Phelps wore the Sol Republic headphones. Streetzblog chronicled Phelp’s headphones in the games. As they went from obscure, to letting us know the brand to the brand being covered up the last few days. It was the most hit upon page in the history of this blog. This year, doesn’t look like we will duplicate the traffic to the site, since Michael now wears gear from 80% of his own brand-MP. But figured we’d at least follow-up on what he’s sporting in this year’s games.
*His headphones are once again stirring up some excitement. Pretty funny, since you’d think the Olympic committee would have learned their lesson from 2012. But nope. Phelps is still giving major props to an un sponsored brand. See below for the deets.
Since the London games in 2012, Michael is no longer wearing the Sol Republic Headphones. He’s Rockin’ the Beats By Dre-Solo2 Wireless headphones. Beats are not an official Olympic sanctioned sponsor, so he had a couple stickers on the ear area. on the walk to the pool and in the prelims you could still see the Beats logo along the top of his head. It was very easy to read when he tilted his head. And pretty much everyone knows what Beats look like nowadays. I bet they sell more than a few pairs this week!
Interesting Update: When it came to the finals of the 4×100 meter relay. The top portion had been blackened out. I was getting ready to get a picture of the Beats on top of the head band and it was gone. Blackened out by either a sharpie or black paint.
Phelps is either using an iPhone or an iPod to listen to music wirelessly. Prior to swimming he takes his Apple device out of his pocket a few times to turn up the volume or change the tunes. I know for sure he listens to Eminem. And the New York Times reported that he also listens to Young Jeezy and Eric Church.
MP/Michael Phelps XPRESSO Suit. Of course, MP gets his for free. But I did see 1 of the higher grade versions of the quarter length Red, White and Blue trunks for $345!
MP/Michael Phelps x Aquasphere XCEED Goggles. There are some new Titanium versions of these babies that I’m tempted to buy. If MP wheres them they have to work well and he’s quoted as saying they are the best goggles he’s ever worn. $29-$54 available here.
MP/Michael Phelps X-O Swim Cap is most likely worn underneath. The silicone caps are all branded by each swimmers prefered brand. Like Arena, Mizuno, Speedo, TYR and MP. In Michael Phelps case, he of course rocks the MP Navy USA Swim Cap.
Professional swimmers wear 2 caps. The first on the head is made of latex which fits better, the outer cap is silicone which cuts the drag, helping you swim faster.
They also wear 2 caps in case they lose 1 of them. Which would cause crazy drag especially with someone with longer hair, making them swim slower. And the main reason to wear the 2 caps is to secure the goggles in place better. I still have nightmares of swimming in Jr High and my goggles would fly off my head when I dove in the pool. Very hard to see after that happens!
Some swimmers put the first cap on, then the goggles, then the 2nd cap. Phelps in Rio 2016 puts his XCEED Titanium goggles on 1st then the softer, crunchier latex cap, then adds the slick, sleek and slippery silicone cap.
Phelp’s wears custom Under Armour Architech and Slingshot Sneakers on the way to the pool in the 2016 Olympics. The Architech is 3-D printed, the insole has a print of his son Boomer’s foot print on the left foot and an MP logo on the right shoe. The SpeedFrom Slingshot shoe has the word boomer printed in gold and the footprint on the outer medial area.
There are only a few pairs of MP’s custom shoes for the swimmer himself, but you can get a pair of similar Limited Edition Red, White and Blue SpeedForm Slingshots here for $120.
The Architech are on the left and the SpeedForm SlingShots are on the right. Photo courtesy of the UA Brand.
Baseball Hat and Backpack (Walking towards the Swimming Arena)
Under Armour Branded curved brim Navy baseball hat. Even though Dad caps and curved brim hats are in with the 20 somethings. I’d still like to see Phelp’s wear a flat brim snapback. Would give him less of a trying to hard to be on trend and more of a nice ol’ school street vibe. On the way to the Swim Arena, He also had a black or Dark blue Under Armour totally fully packed back-back. Looked like he has everything for the swim meet and after party all in ONE bag!
In the Swims leading up to the Olympics. Phelps wore a really nice street credible camo hoodie made by Under Armour. It was actually quite nice. I don’t need any warm weather gear out here in HI, but was tempted to look for it on-line.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics he wears the official Arena branded Navy Team USA jacket.
These funky looking circles on his back come from a form of recuperation entitled cupping. Cups are suctioned on to the skin, then pulled off. Increasing blood flow and aid in recuperating from intense training. Some say it’s better than massages or is used in conjunction with other remedies. The U.S Swim and Gymnastic teams both use cupping to help alleviate aches and pains.
That sums up the gear that helps Michael Phelps be the best he can be. I know when I used to where my Jordan 4s, they made me jump higher. Maybe some of this gear can help you or me swim Faster. See you in the Streetz, or possibly the swimming pool. (For more 2016 Phelps Fun, check out the hashtag #PhelpsFace).
The Right Way to Wear and Wang It
Pre Show Atmosphere
Looked like more people than usually were allowed at such a show. Crowd was also pretty mixed, Foreign press dressed in long Khaki Rain Coats, The Brunette Fashion Gals all staring at their phones, Some various people looking a bit lost? For some reason and not really dressed for the occasion, Lots of Hi-End Kicks on guys and gals along with the pseudo anti-establishment group in their very new yet slightly beat up Converse Kicks. Looked like FREE cocktails were very available. And with close attention, the best foreshadowing fashion flair I noticed were various people dressed in both Horizontal and Vertical grey and black striped shirts and skirts. Some looked planted and others just were wearing it, maybe to support the AW 10th Anniversary? (Later in the show we will see thicker vertical striped pants in grey and black along with my favorite horizontal brown and black striped pants).
Pre Show Set-List:
- Rihanna-Pour It Up
- Fetty Wap Feat. Monty-My Way
- NAS Feat. Lauryn Hill-If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
- Rick Ross-Bandz
- Various Drums
- The Weekend Feat. School Boy Q, Rick Ross-Often (Explicit Remix) Mixed up with Sirens to get people to settle into their seats for the Runway Show
- Drake-10 Bands (Lights dimmed then went completely Dark before Start of the Show).
The Hashtags and @ Signs
#AWS16 #NYFW #Alexanderwang #Wang10 @AlexanderwangNY
More Color than I expected. Especially on the Female models, one actually was dressed all in Pink! Overall a fun show with mostly wearable clothes. Horizontal striped pants stood out on the guys. And layered with various textures stood out on the Ladies. Red Shoe laces on some nice looking black and sometimes white kicks were very visible. Here is a snapshot of the Looks.
My Favorite Looks
The Two Looks I Wouldn’t Wear, but Maybe you might Like?
Post Show Graphics and the Iconic AW Catwalk Run & Wave!
So that you can see and feel the full feeling of the evening. Here are some of Video Graphics splashing the walls. Along with the Iconic Alexander Wang Catwalk Run & Wave. Enjoy!
*All Pictures from every picture shown Above were shot via my iPhone5s during the live stream. Some str8t from the show, others had a bit of post editing done to them. I almost feel like I’m in NYC this week. (September 2015)
Celebrities At The Show
- The Weeknd
After Party Performers
- Lil’ Wayne
After Party Sea Shore Blue Jell-O Pop Shots
**The Jell-O Pop Shots picture is originally from the Alexanderwangny Instagram account, with some post editing done in one of my latest apps. (App is entitled Layout if you’re interested in checking it out).
What were your favorites? See you on the Streetz and have an Amazing Week!
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
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.
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:
- Muhammad Ali
- Bobby Orr
- Walt Frazier
- Fred Biletnikoff
- Lebron James
- Steph Curry
- The Rock
- 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.
Miranda Kerr’s Instagram shows her in Hawaii
#CelebSighting in Hawaii. Miranda Kerr posted this picture having her nails done @nailsinyourroom Hawaii. Prior to this photo she posted a picture of some men dancing at a traditional Hawaiian Luau. And after this picture Miranda posted a map of the Big Island.
Seems she wants to enjoy utilizing her Instagram account and reporting to us all that she’s in Hawaii. Yet, she’s still pretty secretive on exactly where she is? It looks like a quick stop over from a trip to Korea on her way back to NYC. Maybe we’ll see her on the streetz this weekend. Or knowing a celeb this BIG, she’s probably already on a plane to get out of here before the Ana Storm hits this weekend. We who live out here, had yet another Hurricane scare this week, looks like it will just be a TON of rain and some high winds. But for sure no Beaching or Surfing this weekend. Good weekend to catch up on some housework and movie binging.
Instead of showing a sexy Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show or a Model shoot, which many of you have probably already seen. Let’s watch this fun vid of Miranda playing Red Cup Flip Cup with Jimmy Fallon. Guess who will win prior to watching. Hint: It is a very close match.
If anyone knows where Miranda is staying in Hawaii, please do let us know in the comments section below. Hopefully it doesn’t rain too much this weekend, and I’ll see you on the streets of Waikiki.
10/17/14 Streetzblog Editor’s Update: Looks like Miranda is staying in Waikiki at either Trump Towers, the Halekaulani or the Modern. Miranda was in town for the Samantha Thavasa event at Ala Moana Center on Thursday 10/16/14. Of course, she looked pretty incredible wearing a crisp, clean nice white dress with matching white handbag with sparkling dangling earrings. Picture is courtesy of Tyson Joines Instagram Account. Photo by: Mark Ramelb.
Barely Legal Pawn-Promo Video
I’m not going to say what this video is for or that it promotes something. It’s just much better to watch thinking it’s something Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul, and Seinfeld’s Julia Louis Dreyfus did for fun.The only thing they missed in the video is getting that Pawn Star FRIEND that seems to always be available to look it over. James Franco would have been perfect for that role. Press play and enjoy!
Does anyone really know what Veep is? I guess I don’t get that channel at my place. See you this week on the streetz of DownTown-ChinaTown, Waikiki and wherever I can find a hot tub and cold plunge.
Movie Star visits Hawaii for the Maui Film Festival
Lupita Nyong’o hanging out at the beach, in town for the Maui Film Festival. Lupita played Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, where she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was also in Non Stop, A TV Mini Series entitled Shuga, and you can check her out in the upcoming Star Wars Episode Vll, Southpaw and The Jungle Book. Follow Lupita’s Maui trip on her Instagram account @lupitanyongo
The Schedule of Events for the Premiere of Hawaii Five-O Season 4-Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki!
SUNSET ON THE BEACH HAWAII FIVE-O STYLE!
Thursday September 26, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Queens Surf Beach Park-At the Sunset on the Beach Area across Kapiolani Park.
2715 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815
6:00 p.m. Sunset on the Beach Red Carpet Event-Bring your Cameras!
7:00 p.m. Premiere Screening of the first show of the 4th season
Immediately following screening – special performance by The Jonas Brothers!
Check out lots of Hawaii Five-O #CelebSpotting. Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, and some surprise guests. And usually there’s some pretty big media companies in town for this like E!, The Insider, Entertainment Tonight and maybe even TMZ!
I recommend getting there early, each year this star studded event gets bigger and bigger.
Last year they did a lot of shoots in Down Town Honolulu, so far this year, I haven’t spotted them. But, I’m sure they’ll be down here one day this Fall.
BTW: At this year’s Goodwill Goes Glam Event September 20-22 at the Blaisdell, they will be selling some of the Hawaii Five-O stars clothes for what I would call low, low, low prices from $2.99-$10.99-Information about Goodwill Goes Glam Courtesy of the Today section of the 9/12/13 edition of the StarAdvertiser.
See you on the streetz or at the Beach! Tonight I’ll be checking out the premiere of “Battle of the Year” – I’ll Tweet about it after I see it and let you know if it’s good or not.
Steve Aoki’s getting ready for Fast&Furious 6
Superstar Vegas DJ Steve Aoki worked with Orange, California-based MV Designz on customizing this Styling, Sleek, Black, totally tricked-out Scion. Just by looking at the outside of the car, I would like to have this. It looks totally banging and just in time for the new Fast & Furious 6 movie coming out next week.
The outside may look pretty awesome but being a DJ myself, The real Killer stuff comes in the inside of Steve Aoki’s new Car. It comes with custom-built Pioneer speakers, a Fog Machine and of course a mixing station. The only bummer is this is SA’s car and will only be attending Scion events through the year. At the moment, not for sale, but I’m sure the guys in Cali could hook it up for some Big time Kala.
For now, I’m going to get my Mitsubishi Lancer washed, spray some of that Bright, Wet, Bright & Slick Silicon on the tires and check out the premiere of Fast & Furious 6 on Tuesday May 21st. Sure hope it’s not all muscle cars and they have some Mitsu’s in the movie. If the movie has some Imports in It, I’ll let you know how it is late Tuesday night, if it’s all muscles cars, I won’t be doing a blog posting. Still trying my best to keep things High, Groovy, Positive Tip.
BTW: I’ve been streaming the new Daft Punk Album this evening. Not sure if it’s really them. Everything so far sounds very mellow, laid back and slightly groovy. Sounds pretty French Eclectic. If it is it, I do here two Chromeo sounding tunes that would sound good with a re-mix or two. One being “Up All Night to Get Lucky”
LMK what you think about the car or the new Daft Punk album.