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Posts from December, 2010


SS11 Resolution: Cloud Princess

By Roni Brunn | December 30, 2010 | News


This spring, I’ll be lighter than ever, more fragile, all refined.

I’m gonna wear white – white’s huge for SS11; it’s inevitable/trivial – but I won’t try to force it into some functional citywear paradigm.  I won’t fight it at all; I’ll be all froth, no cream.  I’ll be so bright that every color I wear will look white.  I’ll radiate enough innocence to get away with allover sheer cut to short hemlines.  I’ll do a lot of laundry.


Images via NYMag

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byAMT – Clé USB

By Roni Brunn | December 28, 2010 | News


I love keys aesthetically in the same way I love books.  They’re generic but so slightly not, and for me, both represent home.  I moved a lot, and I only feel at home when my books are up on shelves.  There’s a comfort to keys and books.

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YSL Museum at Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

By Roni Brunn | December 27, 2010 | News


Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Jardin Majorelle at Marrakesh, Morocco in the 80s, and within its sprawling gardens lies a cobalt (slash Yves Klein) blue museum of the designer’s work.
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YSL – New Vintage III

By Roni Brunn | December 22, 2010 | News


YSL is back with the third installment of the label’s New Vintage collection.  The range consists of pieces made from fabric remnants and cut from existing patterns.  The result is a hybrid across silhouettes and materials in the house’s history, and an exclusive one at that: only 180 pieces of each style were made, and they’re only distributed at YSL stores in NY, London, and Paris.

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2010: Fav Self Twit Pics

By Roni Brunn | December 20, 2010 | From, News

Been reflecting on this year: where I’ve been, what I learned, and the people who made both meaningful.  Clearly, those emo subjects are not that great for this blog.  I’ll recap my fav self twit pics instead.  I’ve been trying for more JPG content on my Twitter stream, and I def have some room for improvement on that goal.  This year saw some emerging premises for self twit pics.  I think the dressing room self twit pic and mirror+flash twit pics show a lot of promise.

One of the first dressing room twit pics, taken at Barneys.  I’m wearing the same dress that’s on the One Spring Away album art.  I hung my classic bag – let’s not bother naming it, that’ll just ruin the moment – onto a strap from an H&M cotton tote.  High x low forever!

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2010: The Year in Vogue Covers

By Roni Brunn | December 15, 2010 | News


I’m loving these gorgeous composites of all the Vogue covers from the year 2010.  It’s amazing that the international editions also feature roughly the same palette – I’d be curious to see how photography color treatments vary over the years.  Pretty clear we were into an amber haze with strawberry tones this past year.

Vogue US is above.  Here’s Australia:

Brazil:

China:

Germany:

The most painterly composition comes from Steven Meisel’s photos for Italy’s edition:

Latin America:

Japan:

Carine Roitfeld‘s edgy aesthetic comes through for Vogue Paris:

Portugal:

UK:

Via Long Live McQueen

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Yiran Qian – Eye of the Storm

By Roni Brunn | December 13, 2010 | News


Chinese-born, German-based designer Yiran Qian created a faceless watch that tells time by illuminating lights along the frame.  It’s super clever and a possible rebuttal to the non-functioning watch bracelets I posted.  Three makes a trend, right?


The watch is entirely black at its resting/default state, and the frame lights up upon a button click.  This watch for the red dot design award this year.  (My bro also won that award!)  It’s now a concept – let’s hope it gets produced, and in more colors/finishes.  The pure black reminds me of ear plugs.

Visit Yiran Qian

Via designboom

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September – “Mikrofonkåt”

By Roni Brunn | December 8, 2010 | News

September‘s latest single, “Mikrofonkåt,” sounds a bit like Gaga & Beyonce’s “Telephone,” but/and it’s actually a Petter cover.  September is Swedish singer Petra Linnea Paula Marklund, and mikrofonkåt means something like microphone-horny.

Some people seem to root for Swedish pop singers as underdogs in an imaginary race against Katy, Gaga, and Rihanna.  That’s too much plot for me; I just like September’s catchy Euro dance singles as catchy Euro dance singles.

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Christopher Kane Launches Space-Inspired Menswear

By Roni Brunn | December 2, 2010 | News

Christopher Kane showed his first menswear collection this week in a launch timed nicely with NASA’s alien life form announcement.

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DIY Neon

By Roni Brunn | December 1, 2010 | News


Recently completed a DIY project.  I’m into some of the neon trend that was shown at SS11, and I wanted to bring that into what I’m wearing now.  I shy away from crafts because there’s no way I can compete with skilled manufacturers, but this project takes advantage of skills I’ve honed through the years: threading shoelaces and shopping.

Materials

  • Shoes that lace
  • Neon shoelaces (got mine at the Nike outlet for $2)

Method

  1. Take out the current shoelaces
  2. Thread the neon laces

Above, right: before.  Above, left: after

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