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
New Blade Runner 2049 HD Trailer
Just the Quality of this trailer oozes stellar movie vibes. It also gives us a bit more insite into what to expect for BR 2049.
Blade Runner 2036
This is a little confusing. Bare with me. It’s a short film that depicts some of what happens between 2019 and 2048. Shows some action and gives some hints of the year 2036.
Blade Runner 2009/2018
Before the new Blade Runner 2049 comes out, I’d recommend watching the original. Here’s one of the best clips from the OG Blade Runner. Is Harrison Ford a Replicant or not?
And if you want more Blade Runner action, check out the Raf Simons x Blade Runner Fashion show here.
The Future is Now
The Original Blade Runner took our world we lived in 1982 to a future many of us couldn’t believe would exist. Now, watching the original, it’s not very far-fetched at all. Blade Runner 2049 will take us to an even more advanced future. Hopefully, filled with a bit more fun than the OG Blade Runner. It did have a few funny moments, but for the most parts kinda’ creeped me out.
I still don’t want to believe that Harrison Ford was a replicant. It took me till the 5th viewing to start to think he may be. I bet we find out for sure in Blade Runner 2049. Do you think he was human or replicant?
Harrison Ford will be back in action, which is awesome. Along with Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Ana De Armas. This special behind the scenes featurette shows us some new footage of the movie, along with some thoughts from the directors and actors.
Looks like they are utilizing some of the things that made the original such a classic. Along with an updated version of what our future may look like. Check out the featurette, See what you think? Blade Runner 2049 lands in theaters October 6, 2017.
Star-Studded NYC Premiere of Zoolander 2 Does Not Disappoint
Tuesday February 9, 2016. Lincoln Center. Manhattan, NY
The Premiere of the highly anticipated Zoolander 2 kicked off with a Runway Show featuring many HOT designers latest clothes including Derek’s favorite La Maison De Valentino. Ben, Owen, Will, Penelope along with Gigi Hadid Lineisy Montero & a few others, hit the Runway prior to the Premiere at Lincoln Center in NYC. Skrillix provided the Bangin’ Beats for the Movie & Model Star studded Runway.
They wore some of the World’s favorite designer brands including: Valentino, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Justin Theroux who plays the Evil DJ in Zoolander and Zoolander 2 was in full blown character, barely recognizable as Jen Aniston’s typically sauve husband. Just look at him! Way over the Top attempting to wear all the trendy items of the moment all at once. Supreme x Jordan, Many Gold Chains, Zoo York, Extra long Dread locks, Gold Jeremy Scott winged Adidas kicks, Back-Pack, Headphones, The obligatory meggings, Even the half shorts half skirt trend from last weeks NYFW16-Men’s shows. About all he’s missing is an over sized puffy jacket and some strapped pants. Check him out below:
Here are the many Super-Stars in attendance at the Premiere:
- Ben Stiller
- Owen Wilson
- Penelope Cruz
- Will Ferrell
- Kristin Wiig
- Justin Theroux
- Gigi Hadid
- Billy Zane
- Adriana Lima
- Jennifer Aniston
- Susan Sarandon
- Milla Jovovich
- Kendall Jenner
- Kris Jenner
- Naomi Campbell
- SooJoo Park
- Erin Heatherton
- Lineisy Montero
- Stella Maxwell
- Imaan Hammam
- Martha Hunt
- Alexander Wang
- Marc Jacobs
- Tommy Hilfiger
- And Even Anna Wintour!
Below are some more pix from the event all courtesy of Instagram. How bout’ Kendall Jenner nailing the infamous look! All of this blog posting is about the festivities prior to the movie. Wonder how the movie was? And I sure bet the after-party was spectacular! Oh, I so much would have loved to be at this. Shoulda’ put it on my bucket list. There’s Still Zoolander 3, I still have chance! Have a nice rest of the week! See you on the Streetz of HI.
The Countdown To Zoolander 2 is ON!
In the latest trailer for Zoolander 2, we see the DJ from the first movie playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax. If you look closely,you’ll see A$AP Rocky and it looks like Skrillix? Who else will cameo in the Zoolander 2 movie? Hope they didn’t tell us everyone. Remember Zoolander 2 opens February 12, 2016. It’s almost time to order up some Orange, Mocha Frappucino’s and vogue on over to the theater. (According to Vogue.com, Zoolander 2 premieres on February 9, 2016 in New York, the Night before NYFW16 begins. Guaranteed to have many Top celebs and fashionistas in attendance).
We’ve been told, there isn’t a Hawaii Premiere, so I’m thinking of seeing it on Monday February 15, 2016. If you notice any other cameos, let us know in the comment section. See you on the streetz and maybe at the movies. Remember Frankie Says RELAX. Watching Zoolander 2 looks like a relaxing activity, I bet Frankie would approve.
Even though this video has nothing to do with Fashion or Zoolander 2, I couldn’t resist posting it. If you ever want to have that feeling of falling from the sky, just watch this video. OMG! This skater must be super-good or super-duper crazy or I suspect BOTH. Watch if you want an SJF; Stomach-Jumper-Feeling. And please do not try any of this. If you do, don’t tell anyone you saw it here!
What’s Your Favorite Season?
Continuing to follow the hype of Zoolander 2, today we come across Vogues 73 Questions with Derek Zoolander. The video is a little long, but probably worth watching the whole thing. Cause’ some things are pretty funny others kinda’ strange. And who knows which portions you may enjoy?
Me, I liked Zoe Kravitz when she took her shoes off the couch and the surprise appearance by Super Star Street Artist, Shepard Fairey. What did you like? Dislike? Are you going to see Zoolander 2? BTW: I asked for a Orange Mocha Frappacino the other day. And they wouldn’t even make me one. Said they didn’t know how. I suspect, they just get asked way too many times and when they made them they didn’t taste all that good. Or maybe they don’t have the orange flavoring in stock? I’ll try again at another store before the movie opens and let you know if I get it.
Enjoy the vid and BTW: Vogue has some other vids in the 73 question series that are worth watching. You can see them on Vogue’s youtube channel channel or subscribe to their email newsletter.
Is it Zoolander 2 or 2oolander?
The newest trailer is out for Zoolander 2 or is is 2oolander? This is when living in the social media world of instant hype shows all their/our colors compared to 2001 when the 1st Zoolander came out.
Streetzblog started to talk about it way back in March 2015.
Zoolander 2 can be seen instantly on YouTube-No waiting for the TV or the movie theater. The Big Fashion mags digital divisions email the trailer to your in-box. No waiting for the mail to come to see a paper ad. The celeb fan zones are talking about it, Just open your twitter account for 10 minutes and it’s there. No phone calls from friends in January to tell you about it because we all already know, and who still uses a phone for a phone? I’m writing about it and it doesn’t even come out until February 2016. We still have the final installment of Mockingjay (Got to see Early on 11/17) and Star Wars to watch before the end of 2015. And some pretty big Holidays-Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, & New Years.
I hope the trailer doesn’t show too much of the movie, but it sure tells us a lot. Mugatu (Will Ferrell) is back, check out his tats and pecs…LOL. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the ambiguous, hot, new, super-model, Penelope Cruz looks to be 1 of the main characters and Kristen Wiig will be fun to watch. (Not sure where Olivia Munn is?).
We also see The World’s Most Beautiful People (Justin Bieber, Usher and Miley Cyrus) dying on the streetz with a Zoolander Blue Steel look on their face.
Other notables I didn’t notice in the trailer but are in the movie include: Billy Zane, Christine Taylor (Matilda), and Kanye West. Maybe you can spot them?
Zoolander 2 or 2oolander, whichever it’s called looks quite fun. Just don’t get too excited yet, we still have a few months before it releases. Here’s the latest trailer to hold you over. And you can go to your local movie theater and play around with the interactive cardboard cut-outs of the main characters. I put a skirt on Hansel last night. Hehehe.
And lastly, is the movie entitled: Zoolander 2 or 2oolander? I still am not 100% sure. I bet Derek is pretty confused also.
Fifty Shades of Grey-Newest Music Video-Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do
The video starts with the latest trailer from Fifty Shades of Grey, then it turns into the newest Ellie Goulding tune, Love Me Like You Do. Which actually turns out to be an extended trailer and shows even more scenes of the upcoming super hyped movie opening on February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day).
When the book reached staggering hype range, I did read it. That’s where sometimes books can be better than movies. I pictured 2 people way different looking than these two. I for one, for sure liked the 2 people that I saw in my imagination better than these 2. And I suspect, I’m a bit sour that no one in the Fifty Shades of Grey Streetzblog poll made the cut. Oh well, with all the hype, the movie has to be good? eh? And Big-Ups to Seattle making it to the Super Bowl and having their city featured throughout this movie. I bet tourism goes well for them in the next 8 months or so.
Did you read the Book? Are you going to the movie? Have you seen the streetzblog post from a while back, giving you way more than 50 ways to say the word Grey or is it Gray? Does anyone know the difference? I can’t even find the diff on the internet! Leave a comment down below if you like.
Charli XCX Feat. Rita Ora: Doing It
We featured Rita Ora in her Adidas wear a while back, so figured we’d post up her latest video. She’s also in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, playing the part of Mia Grey.
Check out this vid, a bit of a take-off on Thelma and Louise and their wild car ride. But what I like is the 80’s vibe, the scratchy color effects splashing across the screen, the punkish attitude, funny guys at the pool and the #RetroChic aura of Ora and Charlie in the of the production of the video. Whatcha’ think? Hit, Miss or just Fun to Watch?
See you on the streetz of Oahu this week, hopefully I make it to the Beach! Cross your fingers for me. Thanks!
What the characters wear for The Hunger Games:Mockingjay – Part 1.
Kurt & Bart are the costume designers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. They are self-taught fashion designers who give much of their career education and vision to hanging out in the NYC club scene in the late 80’s. They previously created the now defunct street-wear brand Design Asylum. Film credits include the Dallas Buyers Club, Stoker, and Step-Up 3D. They deigned many of Britney’s big vids including Slave 4 You, Toxic and Me against the Music. They’ve also worked with other musicians including David Bowie, Courtney Love, Pink, and Justin Beiber.
Recently the two were nominated for a 2014 Costume Designers Guild award for their work on the Dallas Buyers Cub.
You and I know Kurt and Bart from their work on HBO’s How to Make it in America which streetzblog covered a couple of years ago before the very sad and sorrowful day that the HTMIIA went off the air.
In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part , the duo directed the looks of the main actors along with 10,000 extras! Let’s take a look at some of the inspiration and looks we’ll see in the Mockingjay. The premiere was on Tuesday November 18th in Hawaii and it opens up across America this Friday November 21st, 2014.
Fictional character, Cinna/Lenny Kravitz knew that the Mockingjay would become the iconic symbol for Katniss and the districts. I will miss Cinna in the movie, but his inspiration sets the table for the mood board for the movie. Before his demise/death he secretly designed the Mockingjay clothing for Katniss. In the movie, the main battle gear Katniss wears is modular and flexible with magnetic wings, that are easily removed. The chest plate inspired by clothing worn by Japanese Kyudo archers. The combat jacket has nylon webbing detailing that crisscrosses at the waist to cinch it to create a magnificent silhouette.
Most of the marketing and all of the posters have shown the characters in BLACK to give us a sense of the mood to come in the new movie. I’m a color guy, so this is the part I find quite fascinating, The rad part of Katniss’ outfit is not just black-black, it glistens with a quite nice iridescent blackish-blue glow molded directly into the materials of the breast-plate and wings. And her gloves give off the golden color of the Mockingjay.
Interesting IMBD type tidbit: Jen Law was getting hit very often on her forearm from shooting so many arrows, thus, the designers added a special built-in arm guard on to her shooting arm to protect her during the filming of the movie.
Peeta wears a perfect design for the exquisite real world Diner en Blanc. It’s a white-on-white look utilizing pieces created by big time fashion designers Maison Martin Margiela and London fashion brand Unconditional. And check this out! The collar of Peeta’s shirt is actually made of paper designed by David Mason. It takes inspiration from paper collars worn by men in the late 19th century. Now, that is pretty trippy. Paper?
Johanna wears a white Alon Livne gown and guess what? a pair of Alexander Wang booties. At least that’s what she’s wearing in the Capitol Couture collection. In the movie, there’s not much glamor happening.
Wears beautiful architectural Szha Hadid for United Nude shoes and is accessorized by her standard issued statement jewelry by Alexis Bittar. She can also be seen in 2 extra-large men’s shirts buttoned together to form an oversized 4 sleeve dress! You’ll also notice her wearing a kerchief with a graphic map of District 13 printed on it. See if you can count how many times she changes up the look of the kerchief, I counted at least 6x.
She is missing all of her glitz and glamor from the first two movies. She is now in District 13 and not in the Capital, thus no fancy wigs and futuristic make-up. And she is pretty frickin’ upset that she doesn’t have her gear. Wait until you see her. She doesn’t even look like the same person!
Caesar/Stanley Tucci (Stanley Tucci as made famous from the movie, The Devil Wears Prada)
Wears a dynamic floral print suit that will have the fashion world buzzing.
President Coriolanus Snow/Donald Sutherland
Wears silk brocade dressing gowns and divine looking and feeling wool and cashmere blended jackets.
What to Wear to the MOCKINGJAY
To get your own Mockingjay game on. Check out the Hunger Games x Supra (MOCKINGJAY Pack). 2 of the 3 are on sale now at Supra. A 3rd version will be released on Black Friday.
The Supra District 13 Vaider uses carbon fiber embossed SUPRATUF leather similar to the breast-plate worn by the rebels of District 13. It’s matte black nubuck and ballistic nylon and features a 3D Districk 13 tongue logo. It also has a nice mockingjay silhouette that decorates the tongue liner and heel area. and includes a padded flame print mesh for comfort.
The Supra Capital Couture Skytop lV is all white and is a bit more limited, it features, comfy and supple full grain tumbled leather atop a metallic silver SUPRAFOAM midsole and all white rubber outer sole. A special 3 dimensional logo is on the tongue with smooth black pigskin providing pure luxury interior comfort.
The easiest way to get you gear going for Mockingjay is to make your own or buy a shirt with one of my favorite lines from all of the books. If we burn you burn with us.
Here is the shirt I made and wore to the second movie: I guess I need to make a District 13 in a hurry for this week. Shirt is styled by Streetzblog’s own Custom Lock and Chains.
Main Hashtag for the movie: #Mockingjay
See you on the Streetz, this week at a couple parties and at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 presented by Power 104.3 and at the premiere of Horrible Bosses courtesy of Krater 963.