Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thank you Japan for this beautiful gift.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Here is a little information about her and the companies website: http://www.rodebjer.com/
Carin Rodebjer began producing her own clothes in 1998 while still studying at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. All of the pieces were designed and handmade on her living room floor in a Lower East Side apartment. After being spotted on the street wearing her own designs, she started selling at a few high profile stores in New York. Upon returning to her native country of Sweden, Carin Rodebjer started up a fashion design company under her own name: Rodebjer.
During the last five years, Rodebjer has gained a reputation for strong silhouettes, skillful pattern making and taking a fresh new approach to fashion. Almost instantly she struck a note with both the fashion conscious crowd and the more casual-oriented customers, a feat she has been able to pull off ever since, combining wearability and classical elegance with a distinctly modern and youthful sensibility.
Even though each collection has an individual feeling to it, there are some reoccurring themes, drawing inspiration from such diverse places as Swedish national costumes, Parisian bohemians in the twenties and Finnish trash-rockers Hanoi Rocks. There is also an inherent duality to the clothing of Rodebjer. Even when the clothes are at their most romantic, there is still an underlying tone of decadence and darkness. Still, through the eclecticism of the different collections a strong look has been established. You instantly recognize a Rodebjer piece.
Right from the start Rodebjer received a lot of attention in the press, and today the clothes are regularly featured in the trade press and the best fashion magazines all over the world.
Future ambitions of Rodebjer are to continue to produce clothes for people who are interested in design and fashion rather than trends and to encourage people to adapt the clothes to their individual lifestyles.
”I have always admired the classic designers who radiated elegance and dignity and I try to treat both my clothes and my customers in that same way,” Carin Rodebjer explains her vision.
The collection is now available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada, Japan and Singapore
I have a feeling my bank account and Rodebjar are going to become very familiar.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Now I must admit that I have never heard of Francoise before today. I might be able to blame it on my American upbrining and the fact that I grew up listening to a lot of folk songs by Joni Mitchell and classic rock by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison; honestly my parents I don't think were really into the French Music scene.So after seeing this fantastic posting about her on www.garancedore.fr immediately in love. As a huge Carla Bruni fan, I was mesmorized by not only her hauntingly beautiful music but the grainy videos of her from you-tube. After doing more research I have found that she is truely a icon in music, fashion and style.
* The above discs highlighted in red were the top French discs of 2008. If you have not checked out the french music scene I would highly recommend it. I would ALSO suggest checking out the Canadian Indie Music Scene. I discovered one of my most favorite bands in the world while reading the FANTASTIC blog I (heart) music - http://www.iheartmusic.net/ : Born Ruffians.
I will most likely get all these albums, shut myself up in my house for a weekend, drink lots of wine and dance around to each and every song.