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Alexander Wang Spring 2016 Runway Show

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:

  1. Rihanna-Pour It Up
  2. Fetty Wap Feat. Monty-My Way
  3. NAS Feat. Lauryn Hill-If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
  4. Rick Ross-Bandz
  5. Various Drums
  6. 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
  7. Drake-10 Bands (Lights dimmed then went completely Dark before Start of the Show).

The Hashtags and @ Signs

#AWS16  #NYFW #Alexanderwang  #Wang10 @AlexanderwangNY

The Show

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?

The Finale

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

  • Kanye
  • Kylie
  • Tyga
  • Nicki
  • Gaga
  • Christina
  • Anna
  • The Weeknd
  • Bella
  • Miguel
  • Mary
  • Zoe
  • Lykke

After Party Performers

  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Ludacris
  • Tinashe

After Party Sea Shore Blue Jell-O Pop Shots

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**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!

See 8 or more big Celeb’s in Madonna’s video

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
Alexander Wang
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Diplo
Chris Rock
Jon Kortajarena

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.

DSM-Dover Street Market NYC 2014

DSMF@DSM Do Shop Many Floors at Dover Street Market

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What’s Hot on the Streetz-December 2014

On The Streetzblog Dec 2014 NYC

In December 2013 I somehow missed the Grand Opening of NY’s most Hip, Hype and Happening Hi-End Luxe Life shopping experience. DSM opened in December 2013 and Streetzblog has been hoping to go here ever since. Saturday December 20th they celebrated their 1-Year Anniversary party and we hit it up on Monday December 22, 2014. This will be more of a pictorial blog posting than editorial. So let’s get the party started with some hot brands and their special Comme Des Garcons Frozen selection.

On my list of things to do this year in NYC, DSM was on the top of the list. I always stay at 45th and Madison at the Roosevelt Hotel and most things are within walking distance, this is one of them. Located about 15 minutes away on Lexington and 30th is the 7 full stories of the Famed Dover Street Market with practically every Luxe-Life Street and Hi End Hip Brand imaginable on each and every floor. Some brands represented when we were there included: Thom Browne, Alexander Wang, Hood By Air, APC, Nike like you’ve never seen them before, Sunsea and of course…Comme Des Garcons. And, It’s not just a store but an art installation at the same time, Can you feel the art meets fashion Vibe here?

Here we see some gear that I’ve only seen on the internet and in magazines, but got to see LIVE in person at Dover Street Market in NYC. Check some of this nice Luxe-Life gear out!

It was a great time to stop by, they still had some of the 1st Anniversary Dover Street Market x Converse 70’s Limited Edition Kicks. These have extra bounce in them, shiny fronts, and the very a la mode blacked out color-way which makes them extremly comfy, very stylish and a must have while they last purchase ($145 plus tax).

As you would expect some of the pieces at the market are a bit pricey. But if you’re looking for what you’ve been seeing on the net and in the mags and enjoy living the Luxe-Life, DSM is the place for you. Or if you just enjoy browsing a really fun store, this is the place to go. It reminds me a bit of the Limelight Marketplace when it was the hippest place to go. Although, I haven’t checked up or heard about the Limelight for a couple of years. I do know that they are still there, so you may want to check them out-they also carry fancy Nike’s, Comme Des Garcons and maybe DJ Lui is still there?

DSM also has food, various Teas, and coffee on the ground floor. Oh, and they do have T’s. Go to the 6th Floor. These were a bit hard to find, so I wanna’ make sure you know that they are on Floor Number 6 and they have a nice selection of sizes for guys and gals-logo with stripes and without, made by Commes Des Garcons. If you’re not ready to spend 4K on a fine lambskin jacket, you may want a shirt or two. I couldn’t resist the limited edition DSM x Cons, almost bought a shirt, but I’m a shoe guy, so “had” to go for the kicks.

DSM CDG Shirts- Dec 2014-Streetzblog

Say Hi to Jason if you go there, he was very helpful, nice and was wearing the new blackened out cons. Tell him you heard about DSM on Streetzblog, he’ll remember seeing me, I was dressed up for the location. Utilizing some of my fast fashion tricks with a few Luxe-Life brands slipped in for an all around 2014 Trend a la Moment look. And I matched really well today, which doesn’t always happen!

Streetzblog at DSM

Streetzblog at DSM December 2014-H&M x Alexander Wang Scuba Hoodie, Dark Blue NY Rangers Jersey, All Black New York Made Knicks x Black Apple Snapback, Black Shorts with inside black leggings from Forever 21 Times Square, and Navy Blue Hi-Top Brogues by Clark’s. With NOLA Coffee from the cafe inside DSM.

 

Have a Nice Day!

Have a Nice Day!

 

Happy Holidays from Streetzblog

The only thing that comes between me and my Calvin’s is Streetzblog…and maybe Kate Moss.

I usually do a pretty simple Holiday campaign with stickers and shirts.  In 2012 we had the SB logo in the original colors of black and red on white Anvil Shirts.  2013 I upgraded to slate grey American Apparel shirts with Orange and standard Gray colors on the logo.

In a couple of days, the 2014 campaign will unleash to the world. I’ve been seeing a CK Jean revival as of late. Mark Wahlberg is a huge movie star and Kate Moss is still looking hot and doing her thing after many years. So, with the help of Romeo Valentine, we tatted up the two and tweaked their underwear a bit. Be looking for the new stickers on the streetz of NYC this Thursday December 18th-23rd, 2014.  And possibly a shirt or two if I can get all the pieces to the T-Shirt puzzle to fit together in time.

Look to Streetzblog over the next couple weeks. Covering NYC:  December 18-23. And Chicago: December 24-29, 2014. In NYC, we’ll be reporting on the latest Street Style’s, Hottest Holiday Gifts, New Stores, Delicious foods, the Latest Kicks, Uptown, Downtown, and of course Mid Town-cause that’s where I’ll be staying. Chicago, we’ll be checking out some norm-core in the suburbs then hitting the streetz of Belmont.

Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings! and Mele Kalikimaka!  Maybe I’ll see you on the streetz of NY, Chi-Town or back in HI for New Year’s.


While we’re on the CK Tip, let’s check out a couple of pictures from their upcoming Calvin Klein White label Spring Summer 2015 collection. Check out the oversized logo on the undies. Pretty Rockin’ Whatcha’ think?

NYFW SS 2015 Day One

New York Fashion Week S/S 2015 Todd Snyder

The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week/#NYFW S/S 2015 officially kicked off their runway shows. The Coach show had some fun Cotton Candy colors and the #selfies are going off the richter on twitter. Here’s a look at one of the first men’s  runway shows of the season, Todd Snyder’s collection:

Highlights:

  • Camel, Whites, Green, Grey and Blue:  The color scheme is on point for SS. I’m glad that they included the greys, even though Fall 2014 is filled with Grey because everyone thought that 50 Shades of Grey would come out in November 2014. But, it’s been delayed until Valentines Day 2015. Thus, hold on to your greys and grays that you’ll be rockin’ this Fall for next Spring and Summer.
  • Longer shorts:  I personally never liked the retro short shorts for men trend over the last few years. I really enjoy the lengthier shorts just above the knee. Nice, crisp, clean materials by Todd Snyder.
  • Shoes not Sneakers with shorts:  I noticed many models rockin’ dress shoes with their shorts. I bet it would look good on an urban street. Not exactly what I’d be able to pull off in Waikiki, maybe at night?

Lowlights:

  • Light Colors: For me personally, not enough blues and greys. I’ll never wear anything in camel and white is reserved for the Diner en Blanc which comes around once a year. Even though it’s Spring and Summer, I’d rather see some darker colors.
  • The Music: Pretty much sucked. One song the whole show?  That’s really no fun. One of the best things about these shows is finding new music. This wasn’t the show for that.
  • The Crowd:  Not enough camera work on the pre-show and post-show crowd. Some of the best fashion finds are in the crowds. Well, one more reason to actually go to #NYFW in person next year. YAH!

Today thru Sunday, See you on the streetz of Honolulu, at the Hawaii Woman Expo, the BIA Expo, The beach, the gym/Clark Hatch, and hopefully at the movies or a party or two.

Gisele and Bob Sinclar-Heart of Glass

Could this be the Song of Summer 2014?

Even though it’s only May 7, 2014. Myself and Streetzblog are calling Gisele and Bob Sinclar’s Heart of Glass, the Song of Summer or as we say on my DJ blog-This years #1 SUMMER STORMER *TM/DJSW.

Gisele hooked up with one of the hookiest producers of all time to re-make Blondie’s Heart of Glass for H&M. Ever since H&M came to Hawaii, I can’t stop  writing about them. And Now, Bob Sinclar! and Gisele! Together! This deserves a blog post for sure. Gisele Super Model. Bob Sinclar Super Producer/DJ.  I played the full song on my radio show this past Saturday and received many great calls and compliments. See the the Mini Ultra video of Heart of Glass here:

Watch the making of the video here:

And for my Birthday, Friday May 2nd Bob Sinclar performed for H&M right next to Walgreens in the Heart of Times Square, NYC.

If you liked Heart of Glass I’m sure you’ll ll enjoy these fun, older, extremely catchy Bob Sinclar tunes.   World Hold On, What a Wonderful World and one of my favorite songs of all time Love Generation.

World Hold On:

What a Wonderful World:

Love Generation:

I don’t really mention my music and Dj world on Streetzblog, I tend to keep that part of my world a bit on the DL. But, since Heart of Glass could be the #1 Summer Stormer of 2014, I figured I couldn’t keep my other world a secret and have you miss out on some of Bob’s older tunes. He’s been one of my favorite artists ever. One that American radio has not embraced too much, but as you can see, Bob is quite talented, popular and one of the world’s most popular best kept secrets. BTW: He’s really good friends with the biggest EDM groups of all time-Swedish House Mafia, as you can see in the middle video above,  he did What a Wonderful World with Axwell.

Since I spent all my birthday money on clothes and music, I now need to go eat one of my favorite cheap foods. Savory Lemon Yellow Potatoes.  Ahhh, they really are good and very inexpensive.  Since I also had caffeine for the first time in weeks, I’ll keep typing and give you my recipe for this Delish meal.

Buy a Big bag of round yellow potatoes from Sam’s Club or Costco. Put  them in the fridge so they last a long time. Take out 3 each time you make this dish. Slice them thinly with a sharp steak knife. Put in micro for 2 minutes. Flip potatoes, and press 2 more minutes. Take out, Pour heart healthy olive oil on them, Add lemon juice from the plastic yellow Lemon, and two small twists of Sea Salt. Put back in microwave for 45 seconds. Make sure you let them sit for a bit. Then eat the potatoes. Next up, the best part…drink the Olive Oil, Lemon, and Sea Salt mixture.It tastes just like lobster or crab  or whatever you like to dip into delicious Lemon/Olive Oil/Sea Salt Sauce.  Oh yeah, totally yummy and  saves you money for More clothes, More clothes and More  music.

Have a nice Thursday!

 

 

Public School Style

Brand Spotlight-Public School-March 2014

Chow on Left and Osborne on the right. Picture courtesy of Fashionista.com

Chow on the Left and Osborne on the right.Both Dressed in lots of Black. Picture courtesy of Fashionista.com

This month’s Brand Spotlight takes us to NYC to visit Public School.  New York bred designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Cho are the driving force of the Public School brand. As you can see by their website and clothes, their preferred color palette is black and white. They also incorporate some nice navy blues and greys into the looks, all perfect colors for men of all ages, which coincidently are four of my preferred colors to wear, especially during the evening and night.

Ozborne and Cho met at Sean John where Chow was the  Vice president of Marketing  and Osborne was the intern who wore ties in his back pocket. According to the New York Times Fashion and Style section, Osborne said that in Brooklyn, “a lot of kids were gang members and wearing bandannas, so I thought it was funny to have a tie. It was ironic.” Next up, Osborne was hired as a designer and he and Yi Cho became friends and the rest is history.

Being named Public School I suspect many of you are wondering where the name came from. And yes, it did come from the fact that both designers attended Public School in NYC. Dao-Yi Cho went to PS 69 in Jackson Heights then Stuyvesant for high School and Maxwell Osborne attended Ps 41 in the West Village.  According to an article in New York’s on-line magazine The Cut, Cho has mentioned a bit of his upbringing and style influences,  I was sort of a floater,” says Chow of his school years. “I was never just a goth kid or a hip-hop kid, or a jock. And that’s what our label is about — this idea of convergence, bringing different worlds together and still making it feel genuine.

Public School was launched in 2008 in an apartment in Soho, like maybe some of you, I know one was me, they ate a bunch of Ramen Noodles. The two ate many Ramen Noodles and McGriddles. I remember eating Ramen Noodles and Coconuts. Nowadays, Osborne and Cho enjoy eating at some of these great New York establishments:  Sasabune 401 East 73rd, The NoMad 1170 Broadway, Joe’s Pizza 7 Carmine St. and Nick’s Place 550 Seventh Avenue/Fashion Avenue. *There’s a Sasabune about 7 blocks from where I live on Oahu. I’ve been there 2x. Once someone else paid and once I paid.  It is super fantastic,  you don’t order, you are served delicious delicacies from the sea.  But be aware, there are no prices listed at the Sushi Bar, but the tab tends to be quite LARGE.  It’s a real special occasion type of place, at least for me.

Back to the Brand Spotlight: They took a bit of time off in 2012, then relaunched with new manufacturers and new distributors. And that takes us to where they are now in March 2014.

2013 was a HUGE year for Public School.  In November they won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund of $300,000 and in June the two talented designers received the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in menswear. Clearly a Great year for both Osborne and Yi Chow.

Piecing everything I’ve read and seen about Public School, I’d sum them up as Having perfect colors for menswear with two eyes to the street to get the vibe, with the other two eyes on high-end fashion with impeccable tailoring.  

Along with the clothes, Check out the ever coveted Rick Owens Ramone Kicks at the beginning of the vid and some nice black with a sleek double white sole kicks at the end of  this Black and White Video.

Public School Jackets, Trousers, T’s, Suits, Kicks and more are available at:  publicschoolnyc.com, Harvey Nichols in London, Iseten in Japan, and one of my favorite sites for Hi-End Kicks, Ssense in Canada. Also Available in New York at Odin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Atrium, and Barneys.  *Barneys and Atrium are two of my favorite places to visit when I vacation in New York. I typically hit up Barneys on Day One and Atrium and the rest of Downtown Broadway on Day two during my visits to the Big Apple.

While doing research on Public School, I found another label that they design for called Black Apple, today’s Brand spotlight isn’t on them, but you may want to check it out.  The Clothes are more affordable and they had some Kick A$$ Knicks shirts.  All Black on Black, If they were still for sale I’d be getting myself a shirt or two for the Knicks drive to the 2014 NBA Play-Offs.  I know, the Knicks haven’t been doing so well this year, but they do have a chance to get to the play-offs. Go Knicks! Go Melo! Note: Black Apple has been around since Fall/Winter 2010. I know I’ve seen many of the designs on the streetz, just didn’t know the designers from Public School were the masterminds behind it. As of the writing of this article-Sunday March 16, 2014, all three Jean designs are quite nice and priced perfectly,  but all sold out, Although they do have many jackets to choose from and a few T’s I’d Rock. If you get a chance check it out. Who knows, when you read this they may have the jeans back in stock?

Sources/Bibliography for the Public School Spotlight:  Esquire Magazine-the Style issue March 2014 (Print Edition), Details Magazine-The Fashion Issue March 2014 (Print Edition) ,The Fashion and Style section of The New York Times January 2014, and The New York Magazines The Cut on-line.

Do you have any Public School or Black Apple clothes or kicks? Let us know in the comment section.  Let us know who you’d like to see a Brand Spotlight on? Or just tell us what you’re doing on St. Patrick’s Day?  See you on the streetz! Or this Monday March 17the at the Dowwntown-Chinatown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party 2014.

The Marc of Jacobs-NYFW-F/W 2014

Dressed to Thrill

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show-Tuesday February 11, 2014

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The Pre-Show Wait. Pretty in Pink. Rock Star Style

Last year at this time of year, I dreamed of being invited to New York Fashion Week to blog about the Styles. This year, of course I still want to dream of going there for Fashion Week. Although, since I’ve learned so much over the last year digitally, I was very close to being there without actually being there. I was able to watch the Marc by Jacobs Runway show live on my iPhone and capture photos as if I was there. Best parts about this, is I didn’t need to wear a warm coat or battle it out with all the other bloggers  for a good camera shot.  Thank You Marc Jacobs for playing the Fashion Show Live, I had a great time watching the show, listening to the music and taking pictures of all the  colorful new  clothes.

The Pre-Show

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Look at all the People with cameras!!!

Sooo many people with cameras. WOW! The Gallery you’re about to see is all the Pre Show hype. See the girls looking at their phones? Some people socializing and probably the best two pictures-Marc Jacobs himself! in the crowd talking to the fans and the press. I had a pretty nice vantage point to get him in the pre show pictorial-Sweet!

The Show-Part One

It was pretty interesting to watch what happens at a NY Fashion Week show prior to the Show.  As you noticed, some people socialized, others checked out their phones, and I did notice some nice black bags that were probably filled with some nice Swag. Next up will be a TON of pictures of the actual Fashion Show. The Show goes from start to finish. I took a lot of nice pictures of the new bags, tried to get some nice shoe shots and of course nabbed a bunch of the stylish colorful new out fits for F/W 2014.  Some stripes, some plaids, some bright colors, some daring handkerchiefs over the mouth, and I do notice a bit of a “Divergent” vibe with the pigtails and look of the un smiling models. Very interesting. I also notice a lot of grey..maybe getting ready for the Big movie “Fifty Shades of Grey?” I hope you enjoy the Show, it took me a pretty long time to put it together. A lot of uploading and downloading.  I’m sure there must be an easier way to do it, maybe by the next Fashion Week, I’ll figure it out. For now, ENJOY the show!

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The Show-Part Two

The next portion we will see some more color and the handkerchiefs I mentioned earlier, along with some more scowling youthful faces and some more pigtails. Once Again, bringing us that post apocalyptic  look of oppression, style, money and women’s power.   I hope you enjoy Part Two of the Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2014 Runway Fashion show. Personally I liked part two the best. The fierce looks, The Hunger Games vs Divergent theme, the red pigtails, the fantastic colors along with more shades of grey.

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The Finale, The designers and the crowd goes back out to the Snow

Here we see the full line-up of the designs, the designers and finally a few pictures of how very quickly everyone gets up to go.  Me personally, I would probably sit and savor the moment. But, maybe everyone is on their way to the next show?  Here’s the finale.

You can purchase Marc by Marc Jacobs clothes, shoes, and accessories here. And my parting shot, is one of my favorite pairs of Kicks that I own. Marc Jacobs Brown/Gold Patent Leather kicks from 2013.

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What did you think of the show? What would you like to wear? What kind of vibe did this show give you? Let us know in the comments section. See you on the Streetz.

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What’s Hot-NYC Dec 2013

Mid-Town and Up-Town NYC Dec 2013

  1. The Color GOLD:  Whether designers took their tip from the iPhone 5S or not, the color of the Winter Season in Mid Town and Up Town NYC is Gold. Gold metallic kicks, Golden Store windows, Bright Gold Jewelery ala 1980 big chain link necklaces and more!
  2. Brown Boots:  Mostly on the ladies. Just about an inch below the knee. Dark Brown, mid browns and some light brown. All in sleek or subtle brown leather. Many with zippers on the back of the leg.
  3. DC x Skull Candy Kicks: Wouldn’t call this the hottest pick, yet I’d never seen these before and they hit on the Gold trend. Black kicks with DC logo and the Skull Candy Skull logo embossed in Gold.
  4. Funky Sole Shoes:  Bright Blues, Yellows, Greens, even Camo. The sole of the shoe is just as important as the shoe.  I’ve also seen a bunch of Gold and silver Metallic shoes, kicks and pumps.
  5. The SFA Yetty:  These big furry flobs of fur are in the Saks Fifth Avenue Windows. So sweet and cute. You can get a picture of one upstairs. But if you want to buy one, they “say” they are all Sold Out. If I were them I’d get some made quickly. Lots of children and children at heart including us were looking to get one or two or ..
  6. NY Rangers Game:  This was the first time I’d seen a hockey game in Mad Square Garden. It was very exciting. It moves a lot faster than basketball, yet very fun to watch. And this game had extra flurry. The Rangers were losing 3-1 in the last period when they came back to tie it 3-3. then it went into a 5 minute over-time. Was still tied. So they did this Shoo-Out Thing. It was extremely exciting. Just one guy on one goalie. So Awesome and everyone stands and screams, oohs and aaahs. I really dig a good shoot-out as they are called. What fun!
  7. Tags:  I may add to these, for now, here are a few cool tags to tag your Instagram & Tweets if you are coming to NYC for a Holiday. Or if you want to fake it and just try to get famous in the center of the universe.  #NYMADE This is the tag for the Knicks and the Knicks games live at #MSG/Mad Square Garden.  If you’re checking out the Rangers tag your tweet or instagram with #NYR and #NYC and you may end up on the jumbotron. And my favorite so far, TSQselfie-It says on the ad, BE FAMOUS! Take a selfie and tag it with #TSQselfie and it will be posted on the back of an old tricked out multi media magazine stand smack dab in the middle of Times Square.  Also use, #streetzblog #StreetzNYC #StreetzHI #StreetzCHI and I’ll be seeing you on the Streetz. This week in New York City, next week in Chi-Town.

*Note: I did go to Barney’s to see the Jay-Z Collection, that I wrote about a few weeks ago. The windows outside were really fun and the collection was pretty interesting to check out. It was in a special dark black multi media room with sound and videos.  However, the price points on all the items were all above $500. So, a Bit hard to shop. Oh, they did have a $150 bottle of cologne, but as far as clothes and watches, very expensive collection.

Check back later this week as streetzblog goes Downtown, Soho, Noho, Chelsea and other fab places in the Center of the Universe-NYC during the Holidays!

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A Jay Z State of Barney’s

A New York Holiday-Barney’s 2013

A new York Holiday at Barneys

A New York Holiday Kick Off at Barney’s NYC – November 20, 2013

Barneys is going to be fun this Holiday Season with a Jay Z collab celebrating the vibe of NYC. Barney’s has collaborated with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter for this years Limited Edition Holiday Collection. Last year was the Walt Disney Company’s “Electric Holiday” and the year before was Lady Gaga and “Gaga’s Workshop”.  In my opinion the Electric Holiday was a bit too family and young children oriented.  I did enjoy Gaga’s Workshop-the Windows were very extravagant and the gifts although a bit pricey ($45 for Rock Candy) were well curated and I was able to purchase some nice gifts for friends and family for Christmas.  I also liked the Gaga Shopping bag, it was worth the purchases.

This Year’s Collab looks to be pretty awesome especially for guys.  Most of the offerings are for Men with some items being dual-gender and home pieces for everyone. The Color Scheme is simple yet effective for a NYC vibe; colors are White, Black, Silver and Gold.

The designers include a plethora of famous and in the moment  Hi-Luxe brands Most of which can be seen throughout the year on on Barneys Website. The Big Names are a who’s who of who is HOT in today’s fashion world: Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Montcler,  Proenza Schouler, Balmain, Stutterheim, Hoorsenbuh, Shawn Carter by Hublot, Elder Statesman, T Anthony, Acne, EN Noir, Roc Nation, and Just Don. WOW! That would sure be a fun premiere party to attend!

Some of the pre announced items include: a sleek crisp minimalist back-pack by Balenciaga, an 18 Karat Double Ring from Hoorsenbuh, A Hoodie from Rick Owens and a tailored Jacket from Lanvin. And probably the most extravagant item is a Shawn Carter by Hublot 45 mm watch with Alligator strap, a yellow Gold movement and a “Deployment Buckle” (What is that?) with a cost of $33,900.  A polished black ceramic version is also available at $17,900.

Items will be available November 20 – January 3 at Barney’s Flagship stores in NYC, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Boston. With a few items available at Barneys.com prior to November 20th.  I’ll be at the Barneys Flagship store on Madison Ave in NYC about 3:00 p.m On Wednesday December 18.  I’ll let you know first hand what its like, For sure looking forward to it. (Information and source of most of this information is courtesy of the September 25, 2013 Edition of WWD-Merci Pour Le Tip)

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