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Jacquemus Goes Hawaii Stylee

Interesting how such a big brand ended up on the island of Oahu. I saw on their IG that they would be here one day before the runway show. Next I knew, they were here and did their show. Amazing how they can get the photos so crisp and clean. Suspect they used real cameras and not iPhones. It does show you what is possible.

Celebs in attendance and on Island in March 2022: Sza, Nicole Scherzinger, Jhene Aiko, Bretman Rock and Blackpink’s Jennie. Strange I haven’t seen anyone around town this week. Maybe they are staying on the North Shore?

Not gonna do Highlights and Lowlights for this show, will just show you the pix from the Show: Hopefully it will add some warmth and color to your world today.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Anna Sorokin x Anna Delvey

Everything you ever wanted to know about Anna x2 and More! UPDATED 3/2/22

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Inventing Anna

An over the top drama filled series on Netflix based on New York Magazine’s “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People (2018) by Jessica Pressler. BTW: Jessica also penned Hustler at Scores which turned into the Movie Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez.

I remember receiving the New York Magazine with Anna on the Cover. It was a few years back, but what I remember thinking is Why am I reading this, sounds like what people do in 2017, Instagramming, becoming famous for just hanging out, getting Rich and famous quickly. I only read half the article then got bored like Hmmm just sounds like the world we live in now.

So when I saw that Netflix did a series on it, I figured I like New York and New York Magazine, so let’s watch it. The series is fun, filled with great lines of dialogue and tells her story but also embellishes the story to make it even more over the stop sensationalist. At the beginning of each show they have a disclaimer that says: The Story is True except for the parts that are Totally Made up.

Inventing Anna chronicles the Rise and eventual fall of Anna Sorokin, who cons over $275,000 using the name Anna Delvey, a wealthy German Heiress.

*Get ready for a giant comeback. Anna already got paid $320,000 for the rights to the Netflix story and according to her IG posts, she’s making some major moves now (Feb 2022) Even in the ICE detention Center. Getting paid even more for being Anna. And doing as Anna does. “Think Rich to become Rich” “Conceive, Believe, Achieve” “Where thought goes Energy flows and results are guaranteed” For Anna her number one thought is getting paid and second thought is being famous, she has mastered both.

The Music/The Soundtrack to the Series

The music matches the Netflix series to a T. The lyrics to the songs fit the scenes perfectly. You’ll find the tunes matching the show so perfectly and I’m sure you’ll have your shazaam in over-drive as you watch the series.

To Help you out a bit, here are many of the songs that flow with the show. And some of the scenes the songs are in and the a bit of lyrics and how well they match the theme of the show. Grade A for Music within a Series.

  • Megan the Stallion-Rich: Yep Rich and Famous, that’s Anna Delvey & Anna Sorokin.
  • CliQ Feat. Alika & Ms. Banks-Google me: “I’m a Big Deal, Google Me” The perfect song for the entire series.
  • Cyn-Drinks: “Out with my friend, drinking a drink, Alexa knows the bartender so all the drinks are FREE” Yep, almost always the Anna’s drinks are free and High end.
  • Bermuda Kills-New York, New York
  • Rico Nasty-Own It
  • Bordeaux-Franchise Freestyle-“You need MORE than Google just to find Me” Shows how elusive Anna really is.
  • Confidence Man-First Class B*tch: This song sums up the movie perfectly. Anna may have been their Muse
  • Daemon Feat. Zach Bishop & Amorie-New York New York. I woke up in the City that never Sleeps Classic line, but matches Anna’s sleeping patterns exactly. For many years she went out all night and slept all day. One of the Best ways to Live your Best Life. Or to think that it’s your best life. If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere. Another great classic line, maybe one of the reasons she likes New York better than Paris, Germany or London.
  • Frida Kahlo-Lion Babe
  • Torren Foot Feat. Tinie Tempah & L. Devine-More Life
  • Laura & Nova-Get Creative
  • Jhene Aiko Feat. Ty Dola $ign. Party for me. Played while on the Yacht in Ibiza. As we know Ibiza is one Big PARTY!
  • Megan the Stallion Feat. City Girls & Hot Girl Meg-Do it on the Tip
  • Rony Rex & Carla Monroe-Milk It
  • Amanda Feat. Kari Faux-Love em Leave em
  • Dumi Maraire & Raphael Lake-Talk about It
  • Logic Feat. Wale & John Lindahl-100 miles and Running
  • Duckwrth-Unstatus Quo
  • Me Gusta with Cardi B & Myke TowersAnitta
  • Dope Saint Jane-You’re Gonna Make it. Song played when the truckload of discovery arrives at the lawyers office. Also when Neff “almost” visits Anna at Rikers Island Prison. How bad do you want it, this bad, this bad” Manifest that sh*t. The song delivers the drive of many social climbers in NYC. And Anna’s ever easy way to manifest places to stay, fancy clothes and lots of cash money!
  • seeyousoon-Faster Please: Played as Anna charges up $400,000 on clothes, shoes and sunglasses. Of course it’s on someone else’s credit card
  • Jungle-Talk about it. Song played as Anna eyes 281 Park Ave as her home for the ADF location. What I gotta do? To start something new. What I gotta do? To Start living in the sunshine everyday That’s exactly what Anna was planning. Building something new and living Large all day everyday
  • Major Lazer Feat. Mo & DJ Snake-Lean On
  • Princess Nokia-Harley Quinn
  • Robyn the Bank-Sha Bad One
  • Lewis OfMan-Attitude
  • Don Bigg-170kg
  • Hot Kicks-CAnt Break my Life
  • Missy Elliot Feat. Pharrell Williams. WTF (Where They From) Played while the ladies sauna and drink expensive Champagne.
  • Travis Scott Feat. Young Thug & M.I.A-Franchise
  • Tkay MadzaShook
  • Daisha McBride-Ballgame
  • CHALL-Wow (Look at Me)

Anna Sorokin vs Anna Delvey Characters

  • Val is in the series. One of her best friends in the early years. He isn’t real in IRL.
  • Chase Sikorski in the series is her boyfriend who has an app called Wake and does Ted Talks. Anna Sorokin’s Chase is most likely Hunter Lee Soik. He or Chase is AKA “The Futurist” Soik is the most likely candidate, although there is still some skepticism. But Soik did move to the Emirates. See below for his TedTalk
  • Nora Radford is very RICH and is where Chase, Val and Anna lived for a while. She also mentors Anna and supports the Anna Delvey Foundation. In the series Nora sends Anna out to get take out, but little does Nora know that Anna is buying up thousands of dollars of designer duds (on the TV show the bill is $400,000). This Character doesn’t match a real person. Its like an amalgamation of characters.
  • Rachel DeLoache Williams in the series Neff says that Anna bought all the fancy clothes that Rachel wears. Rachel in real life paid the $62,000 Moroccan vacation. And as the series culminates, Many cheer for Anna and kinda despise Rachel. In the series they say she may have lost 62K but she made over half a million dollars from her story and other things associated with Anna Sorokin.
  • Kacy Duke is the celebrity trainer/Life Coach in the series and IRL. She is the trainer best known for getting Dakota Johnson in shape for 50 Shades of Grey. She is super spiritual and believes the Universe will work everything out in the end.
  • Richie Notar in the series and IRL is the co-owner of NOBU. Anna meets him at a special art party in the garden. He got his start in the Biz as busboy at Studio 54. He is part of Anna’s Park Ave project
  • Andre Balazs in the series and IRL is famed Hotelier. Think the Standard and Chateau Marmont. He is also part of Anna’s team
  • Alan Reed Played by the guy/Anthony Edwards from ER. Alan Reed is based on NY real estate Lawyer Anthony Lance. I love it when he doesn’t get racket court #1 and gets #12. He rolls his eyes and bumps into people like it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to him. Now this has to be the pinnacle of white privilege. While some of us are out here wondering where our next meal will come from. Mr. Reed almost has a heart attack, when he isn’t VIP anymore. LOL
  • Talia Mallay in the series lives in luxurious Hampton’s of the Super Rich, she has a Yacht that Anna and Chase go to. They spend an extra 4-7 days on the Yacht after Talia has left for New York. That was a pretty pricey Yacht. In the show, Talia says an extra week on the Yacht would cost the price of a Tesla! The Talia/Chase/Anna scene is one of the best when Talia calls Ibiza I-b-t-h-a, trying to sound super cool, yet everyone who really is cool, calls Ibiza like it’s spelled IBIZA. There’s also a guy on the Yacht that has the vibe of an overweight Steve Rubell of Studio 54 Fame. Or like a stereotypical 1980s record producer kinda guy. Talia Mallay might be Jayma Cardoso-She is tagged in a picture of Anna on the Yacht in September 2014.
  • Vivian Kent is the main Journalist in the TV series. Jessica Pressler actually wrote the New York Magazine article.
  • Neff in the series is Anna’s Ride or Die friend. You’ll like Neff, she is loyal to Anna from start to TFN. A great friend to have, no matter who you are. She is the concierge at 11 Howard and a film maker. Her real name is Neffatari Davis.
  • 14 George in the movie is really 11 Howard IRL.
  • Manhattan Magazine in the show is actually New York Magazine in real life.
  • Anna Delvey is the self proclaimed German Heiress’ made up name. Real name Anna Sorokin.

Fun Facts

  • David Frankel the Director of the Devil Wears Prada directed 2 of the episodes of Inventing Anna
  • Rikers Island has 10 Jails, that house up to 15,000 people. They wear Grey and Orange Jumpsuits. Anna continually gets in trouble by trying to tweak her uniform to give it more pop and style.
  • Andrew Lance has been ranked as the number one Real Estate lawyer in the country by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • Le Cou Cou is the restaurant inside the 11 Howard hotel. It is where Anna orders extravagant menu items not on the menu and charges them to her room. Fact: In 2017 before I went to NYC, I googled Where do the Hot Models and Celebs eat in Manhattan. And Le Cou Cou came up #1. I ended up at the #2 place, an delightful Italian spot with great olives and other foods. But only had about 7 people there and zero models/celebs. Ahh I was so close to becoming friends with Anna.
  • Neff Davis is still good friends with Anna Sorokin. She also runs Anna’s Instagram account. And You’ll like this: She said that Rachel got paid back by Amex and made a ton of money off of Anna. Neff is not sympathetic towards Rachel just like the series contends.
  • Purple magazine is a artsy fashion magazine run by Olivier Zahm. Who mostly fills the mag with black and white photos of Women he likes.
  • Zellige tile is glazed terra-cotta tiles that appear in intricate patterns and bold colors in Moroccan hotels and homes.
  • When she mentions one of the Culkin brothers, It could be either one, cause both starred with other stars of Inventing Anna. It’s either Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone Fame, who starred opposite Anna Chlumsky/Vivian Kent in the 90s movie My Girl. Or it’s Kieran Culkin who starred with Anna’s lawyer in Succession.
  • Billy McFarland is a con artist and co-founder of the Fyre Festival. He defrauded investors of $27.4 million dollars!
  • Delvey’s favorite Tune: Eminem’s Lose Yourself. (Source: Garner in Town and Country magazine February 2022)
  • Cup Noodles: What she trades in jail to get more phone time.

Designers & Clothing Brands seen or mentioned in Inventing Anna

  1. Givenchy
  2. Balenciaga
  3. Chanel
  4. Dior
  5. Celine
  6. Rick Owens
  7. Valentino
  8. Gucci
  9. Alaia
  10. Louis Vuitton
  11. Alexander McQueen
  12. Michael Kors
  13. Saint Laurent
  14. Victoria Beckham
  15. Louboutins
  16. Sandro
  17. Supreme
  18. Yeezy

*Anatasia Walker styled Anna for the trial. Here’s a bit about what was happening during the trial:

“Your client seems a little too concerned about her clothing. This is a trial. She’s a defendant,” Kiesel told Spodek. “I’m sorry her clothing isn’t up to her standards. Are you asking me to stop this trial because of the clothing? She’s got to be here.”

The Anna Sorokin Timeline

Anna was born January 23, 1991 in Russia. At 16 she moved to Germany, after High School she went to study fashion at Central Saint Martin’s in London. She quit school went back to Germany for a bit then on to Paris. In Paris she interned at Purple Magazine. Then she went to New York, she said it was easier to make friends in NY than in Paris.

2017 trip to Morrocco for the famed $62,000 Vay-Cay.

July 2017: The past catches up with her. And she owes $12,000 to Manhattan hotels. After attempting ad Dine and Dash from a NYC restaurant, she is arrested and charged with 3 Misdemeanor counts. She skips out on her court date. Shortly later she goes to the Chateau Marmont in L.A

October 2017: Her friend “Rachel” sets her up. While at *rehab she thinks she’s going out to lunch and is arrested in a STING operation by the Manhattan DA’s office. *She conned herself into rehab so that she couldn’t get extradited.

March 2018: New York Magazine prints her story and she becomes extremely INSTA famous! It’s more than a year later when she is found guilty of charges including Grand Larceny. But “Rachel” doesn’t win her case. Go team Anna. Maybe a Karen should be a Rachel. At least that’s what is seems from the TV show, who knows in real life what Rachel is like, I really do not know.

She serves 2 years of a 12 year sentence at Rikers Island. She gets out of jail.

February 2021: Then within a month she surrenders to ICE who puts her in a jail in New Jersey

As of 2/28/22 Delvey is still in Jail in New Jersey. Neff is helping with her social Media and by the looks of it, she is getting even more famous through her IG and thru the Netflix series, Inventing Anna.

I Have Anna Delvey’s Credit Card

Yep, it came inside the February print edition of New York Magazine. Like Anna, it is not cheap. Its a very good crisp, cool, solid credit card. Complete with chip image, secret code and even her Signature. Here is the sample. I carry it in my wallet, looking forward to trying it out at a Steak and Lobster Dinner!!!

Did we forget anything in this article? Will you watching Inventing Anna? Let us know in the comments section. And fill out the survey and let us know who’s team your on?

I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a season 2 of Inventing Anna. Per her IG account she’s making some major moves even behind bars. Making Money, getting more and more famous and trying her hardest to Live her Best Life!

Sources: WWD.com, WomensHealth, Inventing Anna TV series, Independent, Marieclaire, The Cut, New York Magazine, Tudum @theannadelvey IG account, Town & Country Magazine (Feb 2022).

Podcast

2022WinterOlympicsOpeningCeremonyLiveBlog

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It’s 20 degrees outside, all the heat is on the inside being worn by some of the best athletes in the World. Let’s see which fashion houses came out for this years Opening Ceremony.

Prelude: Stunning computer and real life graphics that look Ultra 4k crisp and clear even on my TV. My TV looks like a TV on display at Costco! Unbelievable. Next up, Fabulous, Luminescent florescent green extra long glow stix. A crackling of fireworks. And the festivities have begun.

Pretty large crowd, yet not sold out. Majority are wearing KN95 and N95 masks.

Rushing river blasts from sky onto the floor of the giant stadium. The Floor is now a Huge 3D LED graphic area. Computer generated ice block emerges on to the flat service. Lasers, Techno and brightly colored futuristic graphics now fill my screen. Some very advanced computer graphics that look unbelievably stunning. The Ice melts revealing the 5 rings which float into the indoor heavens. The floor to the stadium becomes a giant stage. Let the games begin!!

Australia, Mexico, South Korea and Russia brought the HEAT to this years games! Those were the best Opening Ceremony unis if you’re into street wear or fashion in general. From Camo to Skulls to Intricate Squiggly lines, they are the clear cut favorites for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games!

  • Greece: Dark Blue on Light Blue. 4F branded gear
  • Turkey: White jackets with Black pants and caps. Nice graphic on the backs of the jackets
  • Malaysia: Army Green parkas. Kinda’ digging the look.
  • Jamaica: Puma branded dark green parkas with Flo-Green pants
  • Belgium: Bright red jackets. with some weird stripes on the shoulders. Yuk.
  • Japan: Red on red with white pants. No creativity this year
  • Chinese Taipei: Standard Red White and Blue gear
  • Hong Kong: Bright white parkas
  • Denmark: Red puffers white pants white hats. Mask game on point with the red and white flag imagery
  • Ukraine: Now those are some nice jackets. Colorful orange and blue geometric patterned. Very nice. I think they are ACG? They showed Putan sitting alone in the stands-looks like he may have jet lag?
  • Brazil: Peak gear, fairly boring
  • Pakistan: One athlete. 238 Million people live there. Must be pretty HOT outside
  • Israel: Blue on Blue on Blue with a bit of white
  • Luxembourg: Dark Blue and light blue over sized long puffers
  • Belarus: A bit of style points with matching hats and scarves
  • India: More thick red puffer jackets
  • Note: The LED floor is very spectacular. Crisp cool colors w/ 3D imagery. Pretty amazing!
  • Canada: Dark red puffers, which seem to be layer upon layers of puffer. They will be toasty warm. Some ultra puffy scarves with Canada embossed on them, look different + interesting. Effort was put into their stylish attire. Lululemon
  • Spain: 8 patches on darkly colored jackets
  • Iran: Interesting green and red patterns on top white. Interesting
  • Hungary: Mint green hats and gloves. White jackets with red and green trim
  • Iceland: Never won a medal on ice. Very normal clothing.
  • Finland: Ahh a new color. They are all decked out in sleek two toned grey jackets with specialized white buttons. Grey sweats for the guys and grey pleated skirts for the ladies. Glad to see something different
  • Italy: Green, white and Red Cape designed by Giorgio Armani
  • Note: The music sounds like something people listened to in the 1950s. Classical and big band. Not very hip. *We are not in London that’s for sure
  • Latvia: 4F brand. Long white puffers. Look like doctors ready to go to work with the the scalpel
  • Great Britain: Flag/Union Jack sweaters. Some somewhat hip jackets with hoods. Not as good as past years. Ben Sherman
  • Romania: Peak gear. Red spring jackets, they are going to be C-O-L-D
  • Russia/ROC: Ombre colored Puffers that go from Grey to light blue with squiggly black lines. Someone put some effort into these jackets. A stand-out fashion piece of this years games. The best effort so far for sure
  • France: Blue White and Red in a different formation of color. Nice tri-colored hoods. Looking French!
  • Poland: White on white on white with the word Polska on their backs in red
  • Bosnia: Bright blue and black jackets with some dope 3m trip that pops nicely
  • Yep music is old and weird. they are now playing the Long Ranger theme song
  • Norway: Long white puffers in white. Seems to be the theme of this years games. Long puffers
  • Kazakhstan: Holding their scarves above their heads like they are protesting something. Heard that gas prices are quite high there, maybe that’s why?
  • USA: Red White and blue. Mismatched jackets. Looks like Polo. Weird thing is people are wearing different clothes. Not the same as each other. So not sure what is up here. They seem to be disjointed and have the biggest flag out of everyone at the games so far. Polo/Ralph Lauren. Look for additional gear from Spyder, Kith, Skims and even Volcom!
  • American Samoa: Oiled man body. No jacket, this guy must be COLD
  • Music update: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
  • Netherlands: I’m a sucker for Orange and blue. So I like their bright Fila puffers. The orange is nice and bright just as I like it
  • Where is the China Team? I’m getting a little tired. Its 3am and I have work at 9am. But we are for sure LIVE this year. The Batman movie commercial looks really good. I may need to check it out
  • Czech Republic: Long white jackets again. this time with some e patterned stripes. Nice effort, but just looks a bit off
  • Slovenia: White jackets with florescent green mittens. Fun!
  • Lindsey Vonn is on telling us its a hard decision to walk in the OC. Whatever. The athletes are like 22 years old. I’m sure they love it. and it’s not going to mess with their performance. OMG. To be 20-30 years old, there should be zero complaining about doing things. We used to go out till 4am and make it to work by 9am. And never missed a beat.
  • South Korea: Aaaah. I like these puffers. White with lots of black squiggly lines. They have the best jackets for street wear. And black pants Winners! Jackets designed by the North Face with inspo from the Taebaek mountains
  • Chile: Boring. Looks a tad 80’s. no effort put into this
  • Austria: Look like they look every year
  • Switzerland: Almost all in red with a thick white stripe down the middle of their chest. Lots and lots of flags
  • Sweden: Dark blue light blue withe bright yellow accents
  • New Zealand: Looks like they are wearing fur?
  • Mexico: Wow! They are wearing white puffers with Big black skulls on them. Wow! Just Wow! I may need to get one of these jackets. The stand out for street and half-pipe riders worldwide. I could see skateboarders in these jackets too. Nice! Glad I stayed awake for these!!
  • Germany: Black jackets, pops of fluorescent Yellow and a tad of red
  • Australia: Ok some HEAT. Dark green and light green camo puffer jackets with bright yellow trim. I like it!!! A for sure would wear jacket. Designed by Karbon. Australia and Mexico and South Korea and Russia brought the HEAT to this years games!
  • China: Very classy. Exquisite actually Nice modern yet classic yellow graphic on thier usual red colored jackets. Looks High End Classy. I like it
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Glamarama Holidaze Pant

House of Gucci-LA Premiere

Thursday November 18, 2021 Los Angeles,CA

ONLY IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 24
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. Director: Ridley Scott Screenplay: Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna Story: Becky Johnston Based on the Book: “The House of Gucci” by Sara Gay Forden Producers: Ridley Scott, p.g.a., Giannina Scott, p.g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a., Mark Huffam, p.g.a.Executive Producers: Kevin Ulrich, Megan Ellison, Aidan Elliott, Marco Valerio Pugini, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason
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House of Gucci stars: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston, Camille Cottin and Al Pacino.

What they wore to the LA premiere:

  • Lady Gaga: High-End Sequin Gown-Valentino
  • Al Pacino: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Check out his kicks from the look I saw seems like they are sneakers!!
  • Jared Leto: Gucci from the S/S Love Parade collection. At the LA premiere he wore the bright pink tux. Check out the Gold pants zipper, looks a little bit streetzblog inspired. He’s been showing up everywhere with major Gucci Heat! Fit on point
  • Ashley Tisdale: Gucci all Night Long. Nice oversized Gold belt buckle on the black dress. Other than Jared my favorite look
  • Rachel Zoe: Vibrant Yellow Dress by Gucci
  • Vanessa Bryant: Gucci Cape & Gucci Mini Bag
  • Yvonne Orji: Pink Pant Suit by Rebecca Vallance with Louboutin Heels
  • Salt n Peppa: The very Stylish Giant Gold Gucci belt buckle

The bag I will be rocking to the Hawaii premiere of the House of Gucci

Gucci Gucci Gucci Bag for the big premiere 2021

See you on the House of Gucci Streetz…blog!

Into the Out we Go

DSQUARED2 Spring/Summer 2022 Men’s and Women’s Runway Show-September 26, 2022

#D2FAIRYTALE

DSQUARED2 brings the HEAT to Spring/Summer 2022. The Clothes, the setting and the music all provided an entertaining event. But Dang! Tonight I missed sewing class. Worked on a WORK project from 5p-8p. I never miss sewing class, that is sacred time for me. Takes me forever to complete a project and missing a week throws me all off base. I bring up class because I know how hard it is to make those custom patch Jeans and cargo’s. It’s probably worth your $700-$1200 that they may charge for them. A lot of work goes into that fit

I thoroughly enjoyed the music. Up-Beat, Fun, Driving the show Forward, with some interesting intrinsic hidden meanings that matched the clothes. If you hear it a few times, you may notice it. Very nice music! The show gives us a vibe from the 1990’s Club Kid Era with modern cuts and colors appropriate for the “hopeful” Post Pandemic world we should be in Spring/Summer 2022

The show brought joy and fun to the Runway. Some dope pants for both Men and Women, all three, the cargo’s, jeans and the sliced and diced chrome collection. Oversized green camo with bright Orange Linings-A never miss duo. That’s in my top 10 for sure. The black boots with white laces and the overall vibe of the show was very positive and entertaining from start to finish. I may cut my air like the Asian man model. And did that shirt really say Boy Bitch on it!! LOL BTW: Not sure what the song is called, here is the info on who provided it @adrianoalboni But as of 9/29/21 there are no posts on his IG site. A great time for him to get noticed, but I guess he wants to stay UG (Underground) If any one knows the name of the tune, please let us know in the comments section below

As per usual, we watch the show, then do the Highlights and the Lowlights. Here they are for the DSQAURED2 S/S 2022 show:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Green Camo with bright Orange Linings
  • the Music My favorite part of the show
  • Black Combat boots with white laces
  • Ripped Chrome Mens and Womens pants. Especially the Bronze colorway
  • Greenish Blue cargos. Not exactly sure of the color but I’d rock them
  • the Graffiti
  • Patch Jeans and Patch cargos
  • White Cargos with black stripe
  • the Club Kid Crown

LOWLIGHTS

  • Butterfly wings on the guys
  • Shorts just about 2.2 inches too short
  • they walked way to fast for my brain to catch up with the clothes
  • the Club Kid Crown…yep it made both categories. Kinda nice Ode to Michael Alig (RIP) and the NYC Club kids, but also looked a bit flimsy and it’s always been too dorky for my taste

And if you want to see how far DSQUARED2 has traveled and progressed, see the F/W 2012-13 show below:

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Made for Publicity

Balenciaga seems to pick one look each year for pure publicity. One year it was the duo shirt ($1,290), which had a T-shirt sewn behind a dress shirt, for the F/W2018 collection it was the iconic 7 layer jacket ($9,000). You can see them above/below or here on the Streetzblog. This year, it’s the grey sweat pants with the red plaid boxer briefs along the waistline. *Ya know the only time I saw someone wear the duo shirt, they had the plaid shirt on with the T-shirt dangling on the back. The model wears it with the T shirt and the long sleeve dropping up front. Interesting.

Unlike the duo shirt and the multi-layered jacket which both poked fun and helped Balenciago go viral. This year, the pants are not only going a bit viral, but come with controversy. “Sagging” as they call it, is not allowed in some states and lots of schools. Some of the the Twitter/IG conversation is claiming the pants racist, others are using the word Gentrified Sagging and many are just enjoying the goofiness of the pants.

The sweats are part of the F/W 2021 collection with the name: Trompe-L’Oeil Sweatpants. And of course, the price is a bit high at $1,190.

I’m thinking, the pants would have looked better with ripped Jeans and the boxers. The grey sweats are pretty old school.

What do you think? I suspect if the talk continues, the pants will either sell out quickly or be pulled off the site. Maybe, Just put em in the back of the closet with the duo shirt and the 7 layer jacket. As Creative Director of Balenciaga-Demna Gvasalia continues to laugh his way to the bank with massive amounts of money.

Demna and Virgil have the world hooked on whatever they create.

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Balenciaga Goes Bag Lady

Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2022. Clones collection.

This is a show that needs to be watched at least 5x to see the many hidden and blatant meanings, musings, messaging and of course the clothing. Are the clothes on the models the clothes? Or maybe the collection is on the attendees all dressed in black. What is real? What is fake? Are those really Balenciaga bags with the Gucci pattern? So many different things going on. Its like a Where’s Waldo book for the fashionista. Take a look and see what you see? I suspect everyone sees something different.

The Matrix, Sisters of Mercy hairdo’s and shades, That one lady who looks like a robot, That other lady in black that never moves, The iPhones swaying side to side in unison. What do you see? Let us know in the comments section.

The world was opening, then it went a bit mad, now it’s time to stock up on supplies. Will we enter Mad Max Fury Road territory or can we hang on long enough to make it to promised land of Oz? Who knows what the world brings us in 2022. At least we can watch this a few more times to escape some of the things that may come our way.

As we always do on Runway shows, here are the Highlights and Lowlights of the show:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mirrored winged sunglasses with an ode to the lead singer of Sisters of Mercy
  • The banging music
  • The French prologue
  • This is not a Gucci bag, it’s a Balanciaga that looks just like a Gucci bag
  • The Simpsons hoodie (All sporting Balenciaga gear) Might want to pause it to see what they are wearing
  • The Footlocker Balenciaga shopping bag. It’s probably $800 or more.
  • That black hoodie with Orange lettering. My favorite colors.
  • 90’s updated exaggerated Cyber-Goth pants

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Oversized bathrobe dresses
  • That oversized puffer look we continue to see on the Runway
  • The sadness on some of the models faces
  • Shirts tucked into pants. All stuffy looking. Yikes!
  • The red upside down chandelier dress
  • That frilly black thing dangling on the models foot
  • The show was too short

Balenciaga Clones Collection:

Demna Gvasalia declared:

“It’s a deep fake of a fashion show,” “What we see online is not what it is. What’s real and what’s fake?”

But no one was “there” and no one is “real.” “It’s a show that never happened,” “But the clothes are real; they were made.

Info provided by vogue.com June 2021

The show notes from vogue.com let us know that they used all of these futuristic applications to make the Runway show:

A deluge of photogrammetry, C.G. grafting, scanning, planar tracking, rotoscoping, machine learning, and 3D modeling.

-Info provided to vogue.com from the show notes on the above runway show-

Have you ever even heard of some of the words above? How did you like/dislike the show? Will you purchase a Balenciaga/Gucci bag? What did you see that the Streetzblog missed? Favorite look? What was real what wasn’t? What will our world be like in 2022? Let us know in the comments below:

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Banging Brands x Cosmic Zipper

Designer Brand Paris Etoile Pant S/S 2021

INFLUENCE/MOOD BOARD

These pants contain MANY replicant Id’s from various brands. Including: Off-White, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Supreme, Unravel and Gucci. The pant features reflective 3M silver hits with Freddy Kreuger influenced scratches and an ode to David Bowie famous face triangles. Completing the look is a very complex oversized flo-orange zipper with skulls that glow underneath.

THE DETAILS

Pants were completely deconstructed at the seams to allow easier access. Underneath has Hits of reflective 3M silver and Glow in the Dark Skulls. Pants are slashed to have the underneath pop through. Includes jagged scissor cut at hem. The goal was to add as many brand names as I could find. Some tags are flown in from Korea, the unravel’s came with a pair of pants I purchased. And a couple other brand names came from a covid mask and a ladies hairband that I cut up.

If you need any help on how I made something. Just email me. The Big orange zipper was the most challenging. My sewing teacher was a great sport, super big help, but she still rolls her eyes when I mention the complex cosmic zipper. And yes, it really does work and the skulls do glow bright green. Makes the Black pant, Orange zipper and Green glow skulls come together quite pleasantly.

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Jackin’ Music Colorful Clothes Prelude to Summer Party

Jacuemus: Fall/Winter 2021-22 Runway Show

The Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2021-22 Runway show takes you on a colorful ride through a Teletubby land filled with Bright Orange, Florescent Pink, Bold yet Light Blue and some nice requisite deep dark monochromatic black. Complete with both menswear and womenswear rocked by super models including Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

From the Mountains to the cover of Vogue to the Athleisure bondage bedroom. Jacquemus takes you on a journey thru a multitude of colorful clothing and beautiful people. Giving us a look into the post pandemic Summer of Love Candy Land filled with non-stop Parties.

France’s Simon Porte Jacquemus coed collection can be seen below and pre-purchased now (7/2/21) on their website. Utilizing the pre-order formula, made to take care of the environment while maximizing profits. Just Like Travis Scott and McDonald’s did with their “streetwear” collection.

See the Highlights and the Lowlights and the Video of the full show below:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bright Orange and Bright Pink-Love that color combo
  • Faux Green Lawn & Faux Blue Sky ala 1990’s Teletubbies TV show
  • Shag haircuts + Corn Rows
  • Zip upon Zipper Layering-Pretty Dope Effect
  • The clean flow + fit of the thin fluescent fabrics
  • Athleisure Bondage Vibe
  • Tinie Tiny Purses + Big Bold Colorful Backpacks
  • The Risque Sexy Ibizaesque Women’s Tops-Bound to sell-out
  • Vibrant Colors taking us to into the Summer of Love Post Pandemic Party

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Baggy Brown Cowboy Pants
  • Pink Skull cap hood like hat
  • Flip-Flop cap ala Underdog
  • Thick brown long skirt
  • Men’s too tight black and grey striped and orange biker shorts
  • Too many different themes

What do you think of the Runway Show? Let us know in the comments section.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

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