Posted in Music by strytllng on January 2, 2011

…if you had an equally great time out in the clubs of Berlin, New York, Tokyo or wherever you were, you’ll appreciate this tune as the positive vibe it is. It has everything a great dancefloor track needs to boost you into the new year with great happyness: a funky tune, a fine gospel choir and of course the HOUSE PIANO!!!


Happy New Year everyone!!!


Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on November 17, 2010

INFLUENCERS – a short documentary that explores the role of trendsetters and how a trend spreads. Focusing on creative scenes the message is authenticity, honest devotion and never to forget your social engagement and to offer mentorship to young talents.


Quote from the webdoc:

A tipping point is the biography of an idea and the idea is very simple. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do.

Malcolm Gladwell

On brand establishment and the usage of influencers:

You can’t fake it – you can’t create like this movement overnight. It’s not about one individual or a brand paying money to one single person…It’s about brands really embracing a culture and a scene and empowering it and creating a true partnership.

New Blogroll Member…

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on October 11, 2010


Because, he’s fresh, talented, has got a great eye for setting and is one of the few versatile streetstyle blogs that is on my daily read. I might want to add:  his photographed characters never seem like they are models trying too hard. Mr. Newton: welcome to my blogroll!

Image via Mr. Newton.

Introducing ::: SUNO NY ::: Kenya meets NYC

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 11, 2010

This video lookbook about girls on old-school skates just made my day. Where was spring hiding again? Who cares. I am sitting here on my desk with the sun warming me through the window, a good tune coming from my iPod and researching the brand that brought us this amusing video.


SUNO was found in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles on his visits to Kenya. Osterweis’ rich collection of Kenyan textile patterns continues to be a huge influence on SUNO’s style. The endless possibilities in detailing fabric with color and different patterns are updated through modern and American retro-inspired shapes. What strikes me the most about this brand is the fact that Max Osterweis and fellow designer Erin Beatty stay true to their roots by producing in New York and Kenya as well. Osterweis and Beatty are giving back by developing their designs and samples in New York’s Garment district followed by artisanally producing the garments in small workshops in Kenya.

Inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection comes from late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as from the citizen of New York City. SUNO is available at Opening Ceremony.

All images via SUNO Facebook Fanpage

*New York Fashion Week News* Katie Gallagher FW 2010-2011

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 18, 2010

Young designer Katie Gallagher is slowly starting to take over my fashionheart completely. It was love at first sight when I saw her S/S 2010 collection for the first time. Her designs are all about figure fitting with yet a very structural character. Katie Gallagher may not be a fan of the rainbow colors but her designs are multifaceted by details.

The New York based designer who has worked for such names as Anna Sui, has presented her A/W 2010-2011 collection during New York Fashion Week and gave her latest collection the interesting name: “The Heart of the Woods and What I Found There.”

My inspiration for the collection came originally, by a landscape painting that I created as well as my pencil/line drawings.

The collection is very focused on wrapping and layering the curves of the female body with non traditional patternmaking and tailoring. Her unconventional approach towards designing shows more than ever in this latest collection.


Reloading the ‘Little Black Dress’

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 16, 2010

Ever since Audrey Hepburn conquered the world in the iconic little black dress by Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, every woman wanted to own the classic herself. Now CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements has invited 22 of the world’s leading designers to reinvent the timeless fashion statement themselves and the results are astonishing. The perfect red carpet couture by Armani Privé, sculptural design from Marios Schwab, a sexy silhouette from Jean Paul Gaultier and a dress with a ‘caractère noir’ of course from Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci exemplify the manifoldness of this venture.

The designers list reads like the who-is-who of the fashion glitterati. Among them are: 3.1. phillip lim, Alberta Ferretti, Alexis Mabille, Azzaro Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karen New York, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani Privé, Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, Marios Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

All dresses are unique and will be up for auction in September 2010 in New York City to support the American Cancer Society and Ligue nationale contre le cancer in France with the full profits going to the two charity organizations.

An exhibition showing the ‘Little Black Dresses’ was held in January in Paris. The reactions of the attending guests emphasize the unparalleled combined performative power of the numerous creative leaders not only participating in this venture of recreating an icon but also support the important cause of supporting these organizations.

Watch the video of the January exhibition in Paris with statements by Carine Roitfeld, Mélanie Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Martin Grant, Susan Tabak, Gaspard Yurkievich saying it in black:

I will leave you with the wise words of Margherita Missoni:

It’s black but it’s still some color.

Your Strytllr

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