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Monday, February 25, 2008

punk is not dead

I thought blogging was easy. Well, it's not! It takes a ton of time which I do NOT have. I realized that, since I started blogging, I did think more and therefore I cleared my mind (Taking time I do not have but clearing and focusing my mind? Sounds like a long-term benefit!) Therefore I keep doing it.

Have you seen Amy Winehouse on the Grammy's? Now I have hope again.

Yes, she is definitely something. Me, a designer gets inspired... there is also another person who has demanded my attention: It's MIA! She, before I knew who she was and before I heard a note of her music, "spellbounded" me with her look: cool, colorful beauty, with just the right amount of punk! Yeah!

And I don't respect her because she is now the main focus of the marc jacobs ads, (no wonder this copy cat steals her from her original fans and instantly markets her to the masses, (which kills punk, marc!), no because she truly is a style icon (and no marc you can't transfer her style sense to your business, at least not with me!) anyway, good for her, she got paid!

Just a quick note: it's an old story that big designers steal ideas from us the real creatives, as happened to me many times with my original prints which were copied by Galliano for Dior and also by Nicolas for Balenciaga... hey I have moved on...we need to just accept it: It's what they do.

Recent example:

Marc Jacobs steals scarf design from my dad!

O.K. but as I said: Let's move on from this depressive subject!

Here, which leads me back to the title of this post: Punk is not dead!

Designed by Scandic Wool Arts, a shop on a site similar to basically the European (German) version of it. This woman (name?) shop owner/knitter is inspired by her travels to Scandinavia, where she became especially smitten by Norwegian and Icelandic patterns. Needless to say her passion is knitting (30 years)! Check her out!

This hat would be swell with my new The Addicts Dress:

As I said: Punk is not dead.

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Just like the rare Swiss mountain flower Edelweiss - a symbol of prestige and distinction - the clothing brand IDILVICE (pronouced "Edel-vice") was born in the mountains of Switzerland and since then it's flourishing on the concrete of Manhattan and recently even in the rolling hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. However as the spelling indicates, the label is not meant to be associated with too much folkloric alpine tradition, but rather and probably in the contrary, with unconventionality. The IDILVICE label was founded in 1995 by Swiss Native fashion designer Idil from the city of Saint Gallen, Switzerland, who's foundation dates back to the 7th Century and which became famous for their quality textile products, especially embroidery textiles, which are still popular with Parisian Haute Couture designers today. In search for something less traditional, Master Graphic Designer Idil ventured out to New York City where she fell in love with American Pop Culture.