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Sunday, February 20, 2011

anna wintour hair then and now

...anna wintour circa 1970's...

Anna Wintour, the editor of the American fashion magazine Vogue is a recognizable person all over the world, with her trademark bob and bangs haircut, which I always assumed was a wig (well it could still be a wig) due to its unnatural thickness. The other day I ran across this photo of Anna from the 1970's and I am more than ever unsure about if she wears a wig. This photo kind of suggests otherwise as it displays her hair being rather think and she already wears her trademark bangs, back then. If it were trimmed at the ends to chin level, it would be the Anna Wintour hair of 2011!

Well, I guess who cares if it's a wig or not, the style works for her and she knows it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

cutest lil wayne skirt

Awww! It's the cutest thing I've seen in a while - The Lil' Wayne skirt! So cute. I had a constant chuckle going on while making this skirt and even before listing it for sale in the online shop I had to forward it to several of my friends, because I could no longer wait to share this adorable piece! Here's a preview for you:

...lil' wayne skirt coming soon to a shop near you, most likely in the hip hop clothing category...

Previous post about the hottest MC in tha game!

Monday, February 14, 2011

valentine's a la nyc is my whole raw heart...

Leave it to New York City's club kids to come up with the most unusual Valentine's imagery! Although the club kid days are long gone, Patricia Fields still manages to revive them every year for a night and fill a ball room with drag queens and women in lingerie!

Swiss native nightlife impresario Susan Bartsch was present.

Even if it was only for one night, club kids left their mark this Valentine's day. Happy Valentine's day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

ny fashion week is under way...

...Lincoln Center, New York City, February 11th, 2011...

For the second time at Lincoln Center, the newest in fashion is currently presented. I will personally report from the Skybox on Monday the 14th, so look out for tweets and posts - Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

karlheinz weinberger does rockabilly

Karlheinz Weinberger, Zurich am Limmatquai, 1962. Courtesy the Estate of Karlheinz Weinberger.

I ring in NY Fashion Week Rockabilly style with this promising exhibit of photographer Karlheinz Weinberger "Intimate Stranger" at the Swiss Institute!

Karlheinz Weinberger, Lone Star Camp, Gossau ZH 1967. Courtesy the Estate of Karlheinz Weinberger.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

of sid and nancy and piggy on the blanket

I love discovering things and the internet is a fabulous place to do so!

I am sure you are familiar with Etsy treasuries, right? The collection of items within a titled theme. My items are frequently added to treasuries (thanks a lot!), I even featured some here on the blog in the past. The newest treasury is called Love Kills and my Sex Pistols skirt is featured. It's a great collection period, but one item stood out immediately: The Sid and Nancy crochet puppets - Dope! Including studded belt and fishnet stockings! 95 bucks and they both (plus the knife) are yours to keep...

So that very crafty crochet lady from the slightly darker side goes by the name of Shove and her Etsy shop is called Croshame.

Gotta love the craft but I also admire the messages she's communicating. For example what about this burger?

...labeled 'very rare indeed', this cow burger rocks!

For 70 bucks you get the bun, the cow, the lettuce, the tomato and cheese! Go figure.

...unassembled cow burger...

And last but not least, here is the piggy on the blanket. I'd love to have this place setting for everyone of my guests when they come to my house for dinner.

Shove keeps engaging us with a macabre lamb chop and, and, and... I hope you enjoy! And for those that - like me - can't get enough, visit Shove's blog Doomed To Live, which she manages with her partner in crime Chuck. You'll see behind the scenes of 2 creatives. I would have loved to be invited to their Ginger X-Mas Bash for example!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

craving spring

Aawwh! Come on, this is simply too much snow!

Of course I remember a many harsh winters in New York City, but what we are recently enduring is out of this world. Since weeks things have been buried under ice and I was not surprised to see this "sculpture" the other day. It says: " This is simply too much snow!"

We are trapped! We are going under! Shovels are all sold out (Already went through our 4th this season, none of them surviving more than a day or 2 of ice action. China - your manufacturing may be on point for many things, but stop making snow shovels, they are not sturdy enough for this weather) and they do no longer carry my size winter boots anywhere, I checked.

Well, well, it's mother nature, so we've got to hang in there I guess... by now, I really crave Spring.


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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.