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Friday, November 21, 2008

a kiss from pipilotti rist

Yeah, right! How did that happen?? Why is the most important contemporary Swiss artist kissing idil vice? You will find out once I finish writing this exiting post about Pipilotti's MOMA opening in NYC, on November 19th, 2008.

  • Pipilotti Rist's atrium installation at MoMA
    image for Pipilotti Rist's atrium installation at MoMA

    19 November 2008 – 2 February 2009

    ‘Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)’, a huge panoramic projection twenty foot high and two hundred feet long, has been created especially for the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Using video, sound and sculpture, the artist immerses the viewer in a vibrant multi-sensory experience.

In the meantime, go ahead: go wild in your fantasies...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

bag business

Yes, sure I also make bags... Believe it or not, I get a lot of ideas from my customers. Many of them start by asking me if I could make this or that for them... the buyer of this specific bag had already bought a few of my items from my online shop and is a huge Grateful Dead fan - she desperately was looking to get a bag made from the same material.

I love making custom things for my clients and will make time, if it seems worth while. Depending on the project they can cost a ton of money though, because they require me to run around town for one piece of ware, but it's always worth it and it inspires me to do more and more... Dear valued customers: Keep it coming, please!

The bag has a life inside as well. Gold leather zipper pulls, a bear charm and matching striped lining...

Looking a bit mean for no reason, posing with my (sadly not mine anymore, it's shipping out tomorrow morning) bag, I guess I was contemplating the cold and the fence and the chain..??

Anyway, I am looking forward to more bags that rock!

cp photos

Thursday, November 13, 2008

weird shit's happenin'

O.K. I am sure you stumbled over some crazy shit while browsing the net and me too, I've seen my share, but the shop I discovered on Etsy by chance takes a cake! Have you ever seen something like this?? Hand made somewhere in Portland Oregon, USA:

Well sure, you may say: "hey, not too bad when it's freezing outside and the winds are blowing...", but wait 'till your neighbor sees you wearing it, he/she will declare you nuts. Gone gaga! I guess it would look better with a matching hat or just "a" hat for X-sakes!

dark brown lumberjack beard

Check out the names!! I am all for unique style and individuality, and if you can ditch the system in any way, go ahead, do it, but please don't go this way... it's on the ridiculous side!

abominable snowman beard

Ha! But who am I? This Etsy seller's shop is called: "I made you a beard", that's right, you made a beard for 9 buyers since October 10th, not bad! Not bad at all! Especially at $35 -$38 a pop. Well, their 100% wool!

...and while you are at it: hangin' 'round the woods and stuff: buy a wood grain ring in silver!

'course: no offense to these very creative Etsy sellers...

Monday, November 10, 2008

shooting 2009

...twiggy mod style for the Nico Velvet Underground Dress...

We just shot the first part of the 2009 collection! Nowadays, in the digital world, one does not have to wait for weeks to see images, but still it takes time to edit those shoots, that understandably increase in quantity :[ anyway, here are a few behind the scenes pics with make up/hair pro Elisabeth, Nicolette Ross as the longest legged model I've seen in a long time and of course Carl Posey, the photographer. Last but not least, Idil Vice, styling and behind the scenes photographer, during the few moments of down time. Enjoy!'s getting darker and darker and colder and colder...

...finally the last shot!

...and at last, a deserved dinner chat with drinks in the heated restaurant! Well done guys!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Music has always been an inspiration to me in my life (needless to say in my profession too) and the visuals of a song are almost as important as the music itself... You will be thrilled like me to find out that MTV has just launched a web site where you can watch just about any video ever made - yeah, ever made!

Check out this one! Video Killed The Radio Star, literally! One of the very first videos MTV played...

Sure go ahead, leave this site and have fun! MTV Music.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

email from barack


I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I already mentioned that Halloween is not my favorite night and this year it falls on a Friday night which is not my favorite night to go out, in addition. Most Halloween nights have a similar visual, so did this one - except that there were a couple of Obamas and Dark Knight Jokers - I guess most people dress up as the same alter ego every year and so the pictures I take are looking more or less the same old... this one I though was the most striking I took all night:

Happy Halloween y'all! Now go vote!


My photo
New York, NY, United States
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.