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H&M x ERDEM & The Cinema of Flowers

H&M x ERDEM Short Film (This Years November H&M Designer Collection Update 10/23/17)

Hmmm.  The master marketers at H&M are tapping into even me with their glorious films and photos.  Dark Grey and Black are my go to colors and the Alexander Wang x H&M was my favorite collection.  Didn’t think I would want anything ERDEM with all the flowers I’ve seen.  But, alas, they put out a pretty rad looking film and I’m thinking of stopping by H&M on November 2nd 2017 to check the goods.

Recently, I was consumed by the fast paced Biker x Raver Alexander Wang x Adidas Collection. Watching the video over and over, checking the IG every few days and next thing you know, I have a pair of Fluorescent Orange Kicks on my feet.  They are super comfortable, but way too bright for me.

Then I watch guys playing street ball in a PSNY Video and Now I have a pair of PSNY x Jordan 15’s, which are quite nice looking, yet nothing I should be buying with a credit card.

PSNY-x-Nike-x-Alexander-Wan

Do videos, Film, IG pix get you in the mood to shop?  It sure works on me.

This film is done by Baz Luhrmann- He directed Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, Strictly Ballroom and created the TV show The Get Down.

The Film’s super models include:  Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward. The music is Hypnotized by Years & Years.

See you on the Streetz or Maybe, Perhaps, I suspect at H&M on November 2nd!

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Music & Fun with H&M Fall 2017

The H&M Fall Collection Out Now

Iconic Super-Model, Naomi Campbell brings us the Fall 2017 H&M Collection. Naomi stars in the video set in Tokyo’s nightlife zone wearing many of H&M’s New looks for Fall 2017.
Tokyo is definitely one of my favourite places. For the film, I was in a dark double-breasted trouser suit and it was my favourite look from the whole collection. Personally, I would wear exactly as it was styled – the tailored blazer was buttoned up, but you could see a little skin so it was a good balance of feminine and masculine.                                           Naomi Campbell September 21, 2017.

The Tune in the video reminds me of rap bands from the early 80’s mixed with some Scissor Sister’s vibe aka 2010.
The Fall H&M 2017 collection is available at hm.com and in stores now.

Here’s the Soul Train version of Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight

And Scissor Sisters Fire with Fire:

Scissor Sisters have been quite quiete over the last few years. Hopefully they will come back strong with a US/Europe Tour. A good sign is this new music from MNDR x Scissor Sisters with SWERLK 2017. After 2 listens, you’ll want to hear it again. Very Catchy lyrics.

And if you’re wondering what SWERLK is, It’s: Swirling, Twirling, Twerking and Swerving and this is how you do it:

See you on the SWERLKing Streetz!

ERDEM x H&M

Interesting Choice?

Streetzblog has been tracking the November H&M collabs for a few years now. And this year, the November 2017 collaboration is going to be ERDEM x H&M.

More than a bit, but a BIG departure from Alexander Wang and Balmain. ERDEM up until this collection has done Women’s wear with lots of flowing flowers.  ERDEM says on the H&M website that yes, there will be menswear.

What to expect?  Maybe Tweed Jackets, flower power shirts, riding boots, jodhpurs? We shall see! The collection comes from the English Countryside.  Not the City streetz of London.

It would have been a good year for OFF WHITE x H&M to happen.  Well, I expect we’ll see a dark blue with small red&white flowers hipster/Hawaiian short sleeved shirt. Been seeing many renditions of them lately. So, maybe H&M is on the right track. That shirt is super popular out here in Hawaii.   When I think about it, these clothes will probably go well with H&M’s Coachella vibe, they’ve been doing over the last few years.

I guess I shoulda’ bought more Alexander Wang x H&M when I had the chance. But with 2 credit cards, a debit card and some cash, I barely made it out of there without washing dishes. The clothes are great. The 2 pairs of shoes are way too big.  But nice to look at..LOL  *If you want a pair of the Mens Alexander Wang x H&M shoes, email me, I’m sure we can figure out a trade/cash deal.  They are still NIB.

What do you think of ERDEM x H&M? Me, I don’t quite get it. Or I keep forgetting that H&M also sells Women’s wear. And many celebrities wear the ERDEM clothes like: Emma Stone, Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman.

We’ll keep you posted on the ERDEM x H&M collection. For now, we have this teaser video:

See you on the Streetz!

KENZO x H&M November 2016!

H&M x KENZO

Earlier this week, I was thinking it was just about time to hear what the new H&M Collab would be for November 2016. And Voila! Today/Wednesday May 25, 2016, Vogue.com reports that it’s going to be KENZO x H&M for November 2016. Official Hashtag is: #KENZOxHM                                                                                                                                                  The Women’s and Men’s Collection of ready to wear and accessories arrive in 250 H&M stores and on-line on Thursday November 3, 2016.

Past Collabs have included:
Balmain , Alexander Wang (My Fav)-2014, Isabel Marent-2013, Marni-2012, Versace-2011, Lanvin-2010, Comme des Garcons-2008, Karl Lagerfield-2004.  Also: Beyonce, David Beckham and Viktor& Rolf.

See you on the Streetz and at H&M in Waikiki on Thursday November 3rd, 2016.

H&M-A 2015 Space Oddysey

H&M Brings the Space Age Swag

H&M Studio A/W-2015 Runway Show

The Grand Palais in Paris was full of celebrities, it-girls and supermodels as H&M showed their A/W Women’s Studio Collection. Super Style Swankster and Music Producer Caroline de Maigret was lucky enough to wear a custom silver jumpsuit, then DJ in a specially produced space pod doing a live DJ-Set that gave the good vibes to the catwalk show.

Upbeat, fun music lead the way with this stylish collection. Not far behind was the star-studded audience of Solange Knowles, Noomi Rapace and one of my favorite actors of the moment:  Audrey Tautou.  If you haven’t seen the movie Amelie, be sure to see it. A very Beautiful Day, positive, full of surprises, slightly Avante-Garde, very french portrayal of one women’s Quest for Love.  If you’re feeling a bit down and out, it’s a really great pick me up-kick in the pants, get out of your pity party kind of movie; great for a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Audrey is also known for Mood Indigo, The Da Vinci Code, La Delicatesse, Dirty Pretty Things and of course, Coco Before Chanel!

Super Models at the show included:  Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Edie Cambell dressed in a combination of hipster 70’s influenced tie-dyes and a futuristic Apres Ski sporty collection. The Apres Ski styles remind me of an Audrey Hepburn movie I recently watched on TMC entitled Charade. It’s a pretty good movie, but the real star of the show are the fashions which are out of this world, I bet it was on the mood board for this collection.

Seems like we’re due for an announcement from H&M on a November H&M x (insert designer here) collaboration. My vote goes for another Alexander Wang Health Goth #2, his regular line is very nice, yet quite expensive. I would like this to be the collab, yet highly doubt this will be the announcement. Just hope it’s a duo gender friendly collection. Both Target and Uniqulo’s latest collabs have been 90% female based.  Men are due for some Sassy & Stylish famous designer fast fashion soon.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Bend it LIke Beckham

Wait until you see the Shot!

I tend to have a hard time writing about H&M during my 3 month/Jan-Mar hiatus each year from buying clothes. But this isn’t so much about H&M as it is about a fun video to watch.  I was like whoa, this is a bit boring, and they’re trying real hard to get all the clothing shots in during :49. Alas, when you see the last 10 seconds, you will most likely get a nice big smile on your face and go WOW!

We all need more WOW’s in our day, so here’s your chance to get at least one WOW for Today.  Hope you enjoy it!

And even though, I can’t shop for clothes until April, you can. So here’s the info on the new collection at H&M.  The Modern Essentials collections are pieces selected by David Beckham and include a linen Bomber jacket, a white denim jacket, a pique polo shirt with excellent piping, a linen blazer (already sold out on-line), a very comfy blue raglan sweatshirt, a linen T and a classic white poplin shirt. *Note:  I didn’t see the nice black zippered jacket he wears in the video, but maybe it exists or it’s also already sold out.

Interesting enough, I found the video the same day the collection goes on sale-Today March 5th , 2015.  So you can most likely head on over to H&M or check them out on line to get some classy new clothes. Maybe someone will send me a gift card and I’ll join you. If not, see you at H&M in April. Hope they still have some of the clothes remaining, or I really hope I get that H&M Gift Card.

If you’d like to see the making of the WOW’za video, It’s coming up next.  It was done by filmmaker Marc Forster who also made World War Z and The Kite Runner.

Honolulu Fashion Week 2014

Fashion Fun Frantic Frenzy
November 6-9, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

HFM Shirt-Streetzblog.com

Such a fun week to live in Hawaii.

Thursday Morning 5:00 a.m: Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration goes on sale on-line. 7:10 a.m 37th in line at the H&M Store in Waikiki. 8:00 a.m. Everything goes on sale.

Alexander wang x H&M 2014

The Scuba style Jacket was number one on my list and I was lucky enough to nab the only one hanging in the store.  It’s a bit big, but should be fine in NYC in December. Yes, I got caught up in the hype partially from these 2 Alexander Wang x H&M pictures. They got me good.

Thursday Night 8:00 p.m: Jimmy Choo Waikiki Grand Opening Celebration. Attendees dressed up beyond anything I’ve ever seen in Hawaii. The ladies were  all in very colorful Versace, Valentino, Calvin Klein and many other designer name brands. With bags from Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Coach, and  Prada.  Beverages and Food included: Comp Martinis and Champagne with Asparagus/Gruyère Canapes.  Good thing it was too busy to shop, I really don’t need any more kicks at the moment. And I’m on one of those shopping fasts until 12/17/14.

Friday Night 5:30 p.m:  A big goal for me and maybe for you is to get to NY Fashion week sometime. This year, Honolulu did  a Honolulu Fashion Week. So, I signed up to volunteer. On Friday night, I was one of the Ushers at the Art of Fashion: The Best of Neiman Marcus and the Kini and Dinko Spring Summer 2015 Runway Shows. It was quite fun, I helped people find their seats, saw many people I haven’t seen in years, met some new friends, saw a bunch of people I only see on Social Media and got to see both shows up close and personal. Here’s some pictures from the Runway Show: The Art of Fashion: The Best of Neiman Marcus. These are courtesy of Matt a fellow usher who knows how to take a nice picture.

And Wow! This cracks me up. Every time I watch a Runway Show on the internet I can’t believe how many people use their phones to take pictures from the front rows of the shows. And guess what? I used my iPhone 5s to take pictures of the 2 Runways shows. In one respect the shows were so good, I’d love to share some real pictures of the exquisite designs. In another, some of these are pretty trippy. I didn’t filter or edit any of them and the models some how look like ghosts or like their image was taken away via Photoshop and replaced by WHITE. Let’s just categorize them as art and that should work.

Super nice post show festivities included the opportunity to get a picture with Kini Zamora.  Kini is from Kapolei, HI, He did extremely well at Project Runway Season 13 and along with Dinko Satto, he designed and produced the Kini and Dinko Fashion line. The collection was very good. Sporty-Chic, utilizing similar scuba style neoprene as Alexander Wang x H&M. Also had some other nice fabrics, vibrant whites with blacks, and exquisite draping. And to my surprise, Kini and Dinko had both Men’s and Women’s clothing. I’m sure you can find some nice pictures from the show by Googling Kini and Dinko Hawaii 2014. There were many pro photographers at the show.

Kini Zamora from Project Runway with Scott Mackenzie

Streetzblog with Kini Zamora, a very Chic Model, and Dinko Dean Satta. Friday November 7, 2014

A couple more pictures from Friday November 7, 2014:

Streetzblog with Coradorables

There’s only 3 of these Hawaiian Airlines bags in existence and Cora and I sure had fun fighting over it. Note: Of course we gave it back to the owners. They were really nice and took the pictures.

Volunteer Badge

Volunteer badge-Crew.

Alexander Wang x H&M-Newest information from October 16, 2014

Which Wang Will You Wear?

Today/Thursday October 16, 2014, the full Alexander Wang x H&M collection was shown at a runway show in NYC. You can watch the show here. Seen at the fashion show were Oscar-Nominated Interstellar star, Jessica Chastain, Charlie’s Angels star Justin Theroux, Entourage and American Horror Story’s Kate Mara, and Beyonce’s Sister famous for her elevator ride with Jay Z, Solange Knowles. Musical guests included: Diplo,Jesse Marco, Sharaya J and Missy Elliot.

Below are pictures of many of the women’s pieces all courtesy of Vogue. Check out the very definite  Black, White and Grey color palette. These looks are best described as:

Urban Chic, Sporty Street, Wang Bang Broadway, Health Club to Goth Club, Mad Max Back in Black, Three Shades of Wang or Dark Vader Athletic.

Seems many of the pieces of the collection are unisex. Some of the looks worn by the ladies look like some great men’s looks and vice-versa. I’m still digging the black, white and grey color palette. And now the black reflective tape is looking very tempting too.Yet, I still have my eye on that grey Puffer jacket.

The Puffy or Puffer Jacket in grey. The most sought after piece so far and we just received the pix today.

The Puffer Jacket in grey. One of if not the best piece from the entire collection.

Here are some of the Men’s looks courtesy of whowhatwear.

I doubt I’ll need the rubber pieces, a bit too hot to wear in Hawaii.But many of the other looks are quite wearable here and around the world. I’m hoping there’s some black and grey combat boots for men and I’ve had my eyes on that black leather back pack ($249) since the early pictures came out. Remember, the Alexander Wang x H&M Gear drops on Thursday November 6, 2014 at over 250 H&M stores and on-line at H&M. Prices range from $10-$350. Which is your favorite look?

Alexander Wang x H&M-Men’s Collection-Sneak Peak

Wang Nab It

Alexander Wang x H&M

Ever since H&M moved in about 10 minutes from where I live, I’ve been fascinated about following their big days, special collections, new releases and sales. Looks like we finally have some new pictures of one of the most anticipated collaborations of Fall 2014. The Alexander Wang x H&M Collaboration. The other biggest upcoming collab being the Jordan x Supreme release, which no matter what it looks like will sell out in seconds. 

The British version of GQ has generously given us a sneak peak inside the upcoming Alexander Wang for H&M collaboration. The collection features 2 of my favorite colors-Black and Grey and is inspired by a sporty vibe with boxing as the main force behind the collection. Pieces to look forward to for men include activewear, sweatshirts with Big bold raised lettering, a puffy or as the English call it Puffer jacket, WANG sunglasses and more. As reported on streetzblog back in June, the collection releases at H&M stores world-wide on Friday November  6, 2014.  Might be a good time for a Vay-Cay Day or you might want to call in sick. Looks like this is gonna’ be a BIG event at H&M with both the Men’s and Women’s wear flying off the shelves.

Alexander Wang x H&M Countdown Clock

 

I’ll be at the H&M in Waikiki and will hopefully be able to nab a couple of the black and grey pieces. And also looking forward to being in NYC in Mid December to check out the newest store on 5th and 52nd or maybe the even newer yet to open store at Herald Square! Hopefully the Grand Opening will happen when I’m in town. 

Here’s few of the First Looks of the collab courtesy of British GQ.  Which is your favorite?

 

 

Fashion and Art at H&M

H&M teams up with Jeff Koons in July 2014

H&M Balloon Dog Handbag

H&M x Jeff Koons Picture courtesy of RoughItalia.com

This limited-edition handbag designed by Jeff Koons will be available on July 17, 2014 on-line and at select H&M stores including New York, Chicago, Dallas and L.A.  If you get it before it hits eBay price is $49.95.

Jeff Koons is best known for his Ultra Fabulous colored balloon art sculptures of flora and fauna. The bag is produced in conjunction with the opening of H&M’s Biggest store on Fifth Ave and 48th St. in NYC and will overlap the dates of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art happening now thru October 19, 2014. H&M is also a sponsor of the retrospective.

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by the H&M in Hawaii and Wow! Did they have a sale or what?  Many very wearable items from $1-$25.  Including a few items I picked up: A crisp clean striped pocket square for $1, a groovy pair of grey Rock & Roll jeans for $7,  a retro sweat jacket and trendy, comfy plaid pajama pants for $15. Right now, H&M has some great $4 Deals just in time for July 4, 2014.

Don’t Miss the upcoming David Beckham for H&M Fall 2014 bodywear August 21, 2014.

David Beckham for H&M Fall 2014 Bodywear

David Beckham for H&M Fall 2014 Bodywear

And Don’t forget the H&M x Alexander Wang Collab coming up on November 6, 2014.

Alexander Wang x H&M November 6, 2014

Alexander Wang x H&M November 6, 2014

I’ve been hitting the streetz of Waikiki, Downtown-Chinatown, and Ala Moana Shopping Center taking pictures of one of this Summers Biggest trends (Hint: Straw). As soon as I have enough pictures, I’ll do the blog post. Until then, see you on the streetz of HI.

 

 

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