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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:

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Rolex vs Almost Rolex

Another Real x #Realfake

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Not really sure what I think of this video.  The Voice is that of an English Accent voice-over for a dramatic possible horror movie. Then it kinda’ rambles about 3D printing and how easy it is to make a prototype.  I suspect what is missing is the quality of a real Rolex.  Pretty sure they are wanting us to purchase the real deal.  The video rambles so much I couldn’t tell what the 3 points were that they were attempting to tell us. Either way it brings up the big debate of wearing the Real Real or the #realfake version of things.

Back in the day the fake Rolex from the streetz of NY was easy to spot.  Extra Gaudy and it ticked instead of smoothly sweeping.  And went for $40-$75.  It was fun to wear 3-4x at the Club, then toss or give it to a friend.

Since then, I’ve owned 2 x #realfake Rolex that smoothly sweep, both were about $100 each. The first, my friend with a real Rolex, got pretty upset when his wife complimented me on my watch. You should have seen his face! Priceless!! But then, on another night at a party,  it was a bit embarrassing when it fell off my wrist and broke into 3 pieces on the ground. BTW: No one saw this happen but me.  🙂

The second #realfake I have is from December 2019.  I negotiated for about 20 minutes to get it.  Not sure who got the best of the negotiation.  Seemed like by the time we were done, I didn’t really want it and he didn’t care if he sold it to me.  Then before I could get the links right to wear it, Covid-19 happened and it sits in my home unwearable.

All Dressed up and Nowhere to Go has Never been more Real than Today

That takes us on to a whole nother thought about he world as of August 12, 2020.  Why buy anything when there is no where to wear it to?  All Dressed up and Nowhere to Go has never been more real than today.  Kicks, watches, hoodies, suits, dress shoes, whatcha’ gonna do?  It’s still tempting to purchase. But, there’s no where to wear anything.  Flexing at the Grocery store anyone?  I can barely get in and out without a nervous wreckage to my bodily system. Doubt I would even see you rockin’ your new J’s, Yeezy’s, Real or #realfake Rolex.

I’ll just keep mine in the condo, awaiting a vaccine party, hopefully to come in late 2020 or early 2021. Then and only then, I may or may not even wear it. Do things like real or #realfake Rolex or Jordan’s really matter now or did they ever? When staying healthy, eating well, drinking green juice, meditation and yoga, making and keeping connections are so much more important now, than Kicks, watches or hoodies.

As of lately, I’ve been secretly donating some of my rare kicks to the basketball court across the street from my home.  Why?  Not really sure. It just feels like something I want to do.  Will I miss the kicks down the line?  Miss the $ I coulda’ made?  Who knows. Right now, I think it’s better to give them to the universe. And hopefully, make someone happy, even if its just 5% more happy.  That 5-20% happier, could mean the difference between life and possibly something much worse.

What do you think?  Get the real Rolex? Or is it ok to Rock a #realfake?  Let us know in the comments section.  You can also let us know where you’re rockin’ your latest kicks? Maybe IG? The Grocery store? Or nowhere? And do you have enough stuff? Or is it time to give it to someone?  Sell it?  Or keep it on ice?  Such a different world we live in today. Your answer, like mine maybe different today then tomorrow. Or as it is as of late. Our answers will probably vary from this hour till next hour.  That is how it is around this world I live in now on August 12, 2020.

Hope you like me, can be and stay Happy, Healthy, Positive and Safe.  Looking Good or wearing the same sweats all week.

See you on the Streetz…blog.

#RealFake

Everything is Real

There’s 5 Diamonds in my 2 ears.  Some are Cubic Zirconia’s, some are Diamonds.  When people ask if they are real, I always reply-Yes. Because they are real…earrings. They’ve been in my ears for so many years, I couldn’t tell you which are the Real and which are the Fake.

What is Fake

When it comes to Kicks and Clothes.  It gets harder to tell which are the Real and Which are the Fake.  When you walk into the Opening Ceremony  store in Soho, NY and 90% of the people are wearing very rare Yeezy’s and stacked Balanciaga’s.  You wonder which are the Real? Which are the Fake? They didn’t make that many of the Yeezy’s for them all to be real. But, very hard to tell which are which as you walk around the store. The buyers at Flight Club or Stadium Goods would know which are which.  Me, they all looked pretty real.

What the Fake?

I own a pair of Jordan 1 Royals. Paid what I thought was a fair price for a limited run.  I thought the store was legit when I went to the brick & mortar. But, have seen the same store on IG stories selling very Fake looking Kicks. So, I don’t know?  Might be real, might be fake. Sure hope for $240 they are real.

Fake is Fake

I saw this video below a few months ago about Korea’s fake Fashion scene.  Asked a friend going there to get me a couple of Supreme shirts in XXL.  Knew that they were going to be Real-Fake’s, but figured, let’s see what it’s like.  Got the XXL because I figured they would shrink to an XL.  The XXL’s were more like L’s, so they shrunk to M’s.  And the logos were rubberized.  In this case, the Fakes were very Fake.  I may wear the black one a few more times.  The Grey will most likely go to my friend’s store. I’ll tell him not to price it too high. But, whoever buys it.  What will they say?  Real? Fake? or #RealFake

Real is Real

I do own a couple of awesome Rick Owens pieces that I personally bought in their Soho, NY location.  Both pieces are of extraordinary quality.  They are as real as real can be. But, I owe a bit of cash on my credit card.  They are very real and so is my Credit Card bill.  I wore the kicks once and the pants are too nice to wear.  In this case Real is very nice, very real, but should I have gotten the 2 items. Probably not.  Cause, now I’m real #broke.

Conclusion

Hmm. I believe first and foremost in supporting the original designers. With that said, I think a mixture of Real & Fake is ok, kinda’ like the earrings in my ears. 80% Real 20% Fake works for me. The worst thing is spending big bucks on something you think is Real, but it is actually Fake.  Thoughts?  Let us know in the comments section?

Korea’s Fake Fashion Scene:

The Russian Real-Fake marketplace:

See you on the Streetz!

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