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Friday, February 1, 2008

senator barack obama for president!

Last week I went to see & hear Barack Obama at a rally in Jersey City. More than 6000 people attended and the line outside the University was way long. I signed up to volunteer and once I was back home I designed a T-shirt. I will also have a skirt of the same design in the near future (you know me!), which will be sold in my online shops.

Undoubtedly I can make money with Barack, but the fact that Barack Obama, a politician, has become some sort of an icon, or pop culture object (yesterdays democratic debate looked like the MTV Music awards!) is more thrilling to me than the momentary sellability of the subject Obama. He indeed stands for much more than that and therefore I love to - and must - include him in my collection of icons, along side Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones, AC/DC, Grateful Dead, etc. because he deserves respect and props for a long time to come! Obama definitely rocks!

So, just so you know, he will have a permanent spot in my collection of Tribute pieces, no matter what.

Most importantly: A America worth living in is up to you! So please go vote on February 5th, 2008

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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.