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You only know my Name, not my Story

IN JULY 2020, THERE ARE MANY NICE CLOTHES, BUT NO WHERE TO WEAR THEM!

Balmain Menswear F/W 2019-20

         HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dope Sunglasses
  • Can’t go wrong with Blacks, Greys and Whites
  • Preppy Militant
  • The Music Rocks especially Fury Weekend’s Industrialized Pink Floyd Tune
  • Fits the vibe of the World in July 2020
  • Inclusion + Diversity
  • Horizontal stripes
  • The Black pants with the thick White stripe down the side
  • Elevated Dr. Who + John Lennon specs
  • That Hoodie! You know the which one!!
  • Specialty Slogans with meaning
  • Olivier’s Haircut and Outfit
  • The finale

         LOWLIGHTS:

  • The Flapping Grey Belts and Gray Accoutrements
  • The Funky Black material for the vampy Blade inspired looks. Seems too thin and a bit tacky
  • Frilly, Textured, Flowery, Material
  • Lack of Ability to Spot the Celebs in Attendance

Uncut Gems Poppin’ up

The Pop Up Shop Event-74 West 47th Street in the Diamond District New York, NY

Uncut Gems Pop up Shop

Adam Sandler takes a turn from comedy to a dramatic/action movie entitled Uncut Gems. In honor and to promote the movie, the A24 movie company took over a real Diamond Store and turned it into an Imaginary KMH Gems & Jewelry store in the Diamond District of New York City (12/20-12/22 2019)

Art Imitates Life which Imitates Art then Life Again  (Streetzblog 12/21/19) *A bit confusing yet makes total sense.

Free Uncut Gems Giveaways

The event was quite fun. Upon entering you receive a free newspaper set in the 80’s complete with He Got Game ads and Knicks scores.  It also comes with a free movie poster. Then you may be lucky to get some Uncut Gems temp tattoos and a bottled water. In this area they have some very dope basketballs, but for some reason they are not for sale. Pretty sure they said they would be for sale in May on their website.  I would have bought one for sure if they were for sale.

Free pictures on store on 2nd floor

Next you can walk upstairs, get your picture taken by the security camera. then you punch in your mobile phone number and they send you a quick 4 second video to upload to social media. After that, it’s time to choose some Bling from the movie set and get a couple selfies.

Mini Museum of props from Uncut Gems

Next is a mini museum with props from the film. Kevin Garnett’s Jersey and Kicks, some more bling and other various items from the movie.

Socialize-Meet and Greet the Cast of Uncut Gems

Then it was time to socialize.  I met the 2 owners of the real shop and actors in the movie, Jessica Mullayev & Jonathan Aranbayev: who plays Adam Sandlers son in the movie.  He had on a custom Uncut Gems chain that I would have bought on the spot. But alas, it was a gift from the movie and NFS. *The movie also stars: Idina Menzel, Kevin Garnett,  The Weeknd, Julie Fox, Lakeith Stanfield, Judd Hirsch, Wayne Diamond and other familiar faces from the big screen and the Diamond District.

Avianne Jewelers-The Real Store

After I walked over with Jonny to check on the real store Avianne Jewelers, where I looked over some major big time B-B-B-Bling.  Prices can be 750k+, 6k and they had a few items for $520 that were quite nice.  Very awesome shop and make sure you check out the T’s, hoodies, bomber jackets and track pants. They are also very nice. High quality materials with Gold or crystal accruements. Avianne Jewelers is located at 28 West 47th Street NY, NY.

All in all a very exciting + Fun Experience. Everyone was in a really good mood which also helped make the event special.  Now it’s time to see the Uncut Gems movie.

See you on the Streetz of New York in the Diamond District

Downtown-Chinatown Scene Seen

The Boar Soars us into 2019

Downtown-Chinatown Honolulu Hawaii

2019 is the year of the Boar or Pig. I took some time off to enjoy the fun festivities in  historic Downtown-Chinatown.  Enjoy the pictures and Have a Happy New Year!

And some pix of us having a colorful fun filled day with Shave Ice, Dim Sum, and limited edition toys

See you on the Streetz…blog

So Many Sweet Treats

Dessert Fantasy 2018

United Cerebral Palsy’s annual two-hours of Sweet Treats

Sunday November 4, 2018 1p-3p Alohilani Hotel Waikiki, HI

Delicious Delectable’s Everywhere

Yum, Yum, Yum..This item included Champagne Glace

Took a few minutes from the Sweet treats to get a Beautiful face design

Now back to more desserts

A time-out for the Silent Auction

And back go more Snacking…

Another Succesful Dessert Fantasy. If you want to see 2017 click here. For 2011 press this.  See you next year! Hint: This event occurs the 1st Sunday after Halloween.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

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Goodwill Goes Glam

Honolulu, Hawaii: July 18, 2018 Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Goodwill Goes Glam one of my favorite events of the year. Fun, Fashion Show, Fun, Shopping and more Fun!

First you see the Runway show. Second you shop the freshest gear to be found.  If you move quick enough, you’ll get some pretty stellar labels and high quality clothes.

This Years theme:  The Fashion Edit

This Years Designers: Allison Izu Song x Summer Shiigi

This Years Brands:  Allison Izu & Ten Tomorrow

This Years Camera:  Canon DSLR (Not an iPhone)

Ten Tomorrow

The Finale

Allison Izu

The Finale

The Shopping And After Party

Tips:

  • Head to the Shoes and Purses first. They are next to each other. One year, I found both Prada and Bape kicks in my size. Score!
  • Next, straight to the Aloha wear. Do not stop at the toys or sports clothes on the way. The best Aloha gear goes quick. And there are some very High quality shirts and brands.  Tori Richard, Reyn Spooner, Cooke Street, Ono, Tommy Bahama & More
  • Now, it’s time for the sports jerseys.  This year, my friend Amanda scored a primo condition Walter Peyton Bears Jersey. And I bought a Mitchell & Ness  MAYS 660 BONDS Jersey in perfect condition.
  • Set a budget ahead of time. Both years, I had a pre set budget and put back what was not in budget.  Just like a sample sale, a budget is needed.
  • Grab Quick, Grab Fast, put back what you don’t want.  The first half hour is just like a NYC Sample sale. You want to get the good stuff before it’s gone. Trick to this is don’t think much, just go for what looks good, grab it fast. Then weed through your goods before check-out.  People were eyeing my Willie Mays jersey for close to 2 hours, seeing if I would put it back.  And I was eyeing a pair of Gucci sneakers, both the jersey and the shoes did not go back.

See you on the Streetz!

Festival Season Heats Up in Chicago

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Very near the Belmont El Stop Sunday May 2018

Heading to Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I’d suggest checking out one or more of the vast Street Fests in and around town.  Some of the Bigger events include the Taste of Chicago, Lallapalooza, Mole De Mayo, The Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago House Music Festival, Many Greek Fests, The Chicago Blues Fest, Ribfest Chicago, The Grant Park Music Fest and the various neighborhood Street parties.

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Streetzblog checked out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival on Sunday May 26, 2018  From 7:30-9:45pm.  It’s located just below the Belmont Street El Station.  You get off the train walk across the street and there’s the fest. Super easy, very safe, extremely accessible and costs just $5 to get in.

The Street Party had a vast array of ethnically diverse things to eat and drink.  Lobster, Lumpia, Lamb Burgers, Potato pancakes, Cheese curds, Fried Twinkies, Vegan delights, Sausages, Loaded Fries, Beer and even Pina Colada’s.

When I was there, one stage had a DJ and a  colorful skit, while the other stage played  spot on-in tune cover music.

 

In between the 2 stages were food booths along with many mini pop ups of T-Shirts, Jewelry, Sunglasses, various art projects along with some sponsors passing out pretty cool free gear and gadgets.  I scored a free pair of Sunnys along with a couple flashlights. And Bought a few pairs. Who can pass up, Buy ONE for $20, get TWO FREE?  Haha, yep got me good. But I gotta say I do look pretty fly in the Prado’s.

Some notable shirts included Psychologist with the ologist letters crossed out, the Brightly colored Lincoln shirts, Some nice Chicago shirts for $10, and a shirt with: I’m as Happy as a Duck with Bread boldly written across the front.

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Did I mention Lemonade! OMG it was so tasty!! Lemonade has to be one of my favorite Summertime drinks and this was pretty amazing.

It was a very friendly group of fest attendees, not rowdy, very chill, with a nice mid western happy party vibe.  Music  was great, Journey & J Giles covers were heard from the bands. And the DJ played some Daft Punk, Chicago House along with some classic Dance tracks. The DJ music was sponsored by club Berlin, so it was pretty high calibre spinning.

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival happens Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It rates 5 out of 5 stars. And Pro tip:  There’s a Liquor store next door and across the street is a CVS with lots of ice cold water and more cheap drinks. Lots of easy ways to pre party prior to going in our picking up something cold for the trip home on the El Train.

Here’s one of my favorite pictures that sums the party up in one image. I call it Happiness.

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See you on the Streetz…of Chicago!

A Day at the Ball Park

Take me out to the Ol’ Ball Game

Chicago Cubs-Wrigley Field Memorial Day Friday 2018

Girls Day Out!

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The Real OG!

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Fun in the Sun!

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Creative Jersey’s TOGETHER SINCE 1984

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Beer Here! Pretty sure that stacking Beer Cups Originated in Chicago.  Whether it’s an IPA or a Lite Beer. That’s the bevie of choice at the Chicago Cubs Game. Especially in the blazing Sun.

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The Stadium Guy to Know.  Make Friends with this man. He has access to all the Great seats. Meet him early and you may get to the 5th row by the 7th inning.

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See you on the Streetz…of the Chicago Cubs Game!

 

Dessert Fantasy Land

The United Cerebral Palsy’s Dessert Fantasy-Sunday November 5, 2017 at the New Alohilani Hotel in Waikiki, HI

The Dessert Fantasy held yearly the Sunday after Halloween is one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets to the 300–500 of us on the island.  For 2 hours, delicious, taste tantalizing desserts are served in and all you care to eat setting.

Colored Cupcakes, Raspberry Tapioca, Glazed Donuts, Fresh fruit pastries,  Holiday themed Cookies, many different Cakes and Pies and many more delicious delights available for the tasting.

My favorites:

  1. Sea Salted Chocolate Gold Leaf Flaked Tart.

  2. Green Tea Haupia Roll Cake with edible Slipper/Flip-Flop

  3. Raspberry Tapioca

Here are the pictures of almost all of the various Desserts available to eat for the 2 hours:

Click Here for the Dessert Fantasy 2011.

Silent Auction

Did I say they had a Silent Auction? They did and I bid on a black Giorgio Armani T-Shirt valued at $675.  Got it for $69.  Still might sound like a lot for a plain black T, but it was fun to buy and the money goes to UCP.

Kicks of the Day

Added Bonus! Spotted these Pretty Rad Maison Martin Margiela Kicks at the event:

See you on the Streetz…Blog!

Streetzblog.com Bomber Jacket 2017

 

 

 

Complex Con-stantly LIT!

Complex Con-November 4 & 5, 2017

Long Beach, CA-Recap from our Streetzblog on site LIVE correspondent and via Some great Insta-Nabs.

The Hottest street wear brands, designers and Hip-Hop entertainers converged in Long Beach, California November 4 & 5 at Complex Con 2017. Back in the Day, Complex was an up and coming magazine Founded By Marc Ecko.  His own clothing brand having hit it’s Apex years earlier, Complex was an under the radar Street and trend mag, I would buy the day it came out. As the internet and social media blew up, the magazine lost it’s pages and the paper it was made on became much thinner.

Fast Forward to 2016 and the first complex Con occurred, some saying that there were 400 VIP tickets sold, the same source told us this year, there were close to 2,000 VIP tickets sold and over 50,000 in attendance! Who needs a magazine? When you can turn your brand into one of the top 3 go to spots for street wear, kicks and tech trends. And put on a Con that attracts the Biggest and Best cultural icon of our time!  (BTW: Unofficially, The top 3 are Hypebeast, High Snobiety and Complex).

Complex Con 2017 had everyoone who is anyone in the Street game.  DJ Khalid, Pharrell with NERD, M.I.A, Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex Lil Yachty, DJ Mustard, Kid Cudi from How to make it in America,  Maxwell Osborne &  Dao-Yi Chow from PSNY, Chris Stamp from STAMPD, Travis Scott, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Kobe Bryant, Yes Jules, Ben Baller & D’Angelo Russell. Along with the stars of the weekend:  Off-White’s Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami. Here’s a few pix of the 2 making Sweet Custom T’s on the spot!

Our Streetzblog corespondent traveled from Hawaii to Cali on the sole mission to meet Murakami and buy a couple thousand dollars of his limited edition gear. She succeeded as you can see by this picture, along with an autographed book.  (She did say it was a 4-5 hour line to meet him and another 2 hour line to get her things at the end of the day). I told her via text:  Looks like it was well worth the trip and time spent in line.  BTW: She also stood in the Off-White line, but after another 3 hour wait, missed the Limited Edition Hand screened shirts by about 100 people.

Number One Tip: If you go to Complex Con or another Big event like this. Go to your favorite booth/designer first then have fun at the rest of the event.

If I was there, I would have gone str8t to the PSNY area to make some custom Nike Air Force 1’s. Would have tricked out the special PSNY x Nike AF1 Hi’s.  Here’s some pix from the special master class area, where attendees could customize their own AF1’s with PSNY.

Here are some of the Custom Nike AF 1’s made at Complex Con:

The Top left Silver pair was made by Maxwell Osborne from PSNY. Jeff Stamp from *STAMD stopped by and made a pair And check the bottom left with Virgil’s version along with pal: Macklemore. *STAMPD has recently released a collab with Hawaii’s own,  Town and Country Surf/T&C Surf. Pretty cool and close to home.

Here are a couple of Sniper Wells from Streetzblog’s latest projects. Fluorescent Painting with matching custom Jordan 21 Kicks!

Our Correspondent scored us some nice pix from the event including Pharell heading up the steps, The Limited Edition Fools Gold Boxes going for $50, some attendees and art from Murakami and NERD.  (Thanks Much for getting these and other great pix on today’s post!).

Pharell was looking pretty Swank with his matching bright orange hair &  spiked Biker Jacket:

Pharrell at Complex Con

Hope everyone had a good time at Complex Con 2017.  And much Mahalo to our special Streetzblog Correspondent for all the great pictures. *All pictures are courtesy Streetzblog Corespondent or from the Live Instagram feeds over the Nov 4 &5  2017 weekend.  See  you on the Streetz…Blog!

Streetzblog x H&M x Off-White Bomber Jacket 2017

 

 

Complex Con Heat

The Hottest Heat on the Street’s in Long Beach November 4 & 5 2017

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Complex Con is this weekend in Long Beach, CA.  Everyday this week, the web has been flooded with drops so HOT they burn down the House! I can’t believe I am not there. Although, we do have a streetzblog correspondent at the event, we have yet to hear from her as of 8:20pm on Friday Night.  If/When she checks in, I’ll post up some Live shots from the biggest Music & Street style event of the decade.

For now, here are some of the HOTTEST Heat, I’ve seen releasing this weekend at Complex Con!

Acronym x Nike AF1, PSNY x Nike AF1, Virgil Abloh x Nike AF1-All white all on fire. Plus maybe, the yellow pair of AF1’s.  I nabbed that pic from the PSNY Insta-G live feed.

The shirt at the top of the page is also a must have. It’s a Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh,  handmade by the two designers.

STAMPD is at the event along with X-Large, Creative Recreation, Adidas Originals, Extra Butter, Fools Gold, Kappa, Nice Kicks and so many more! I don’t have a picture of it, but somewhere I saw a rad reversible camo bomber by Alpha Industries that looks sweet.

For the full list of the marketplace click here. That’s just the Gear, DJ Khaled, M.I.A, NERD, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Gucci Mane and many more are performing. Check this link for the latest line-up of entertainers.

If you’re there, have some fun for me, hopefully our correspondent from Hawaii will check in with some more inside Deets.  We shall see?  See you on the Streetz!

Here’s the latest Sneak-Peek on the Streetzblog Bomber Jacket for December 2017.  Starting to look Lit like the ESB! What do you think?

Streetzblog x H&M x Off-White Bomber Jacket 2017

 

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