Opening Ceremony ::: Resort 2012

Posted in Fashion, Lookbook by strytllng on June 17, 2011


When a 60s singer-songwriter Lolita from California was inspired by the graphic prints of Swinging London and the vibe of St. Tropez’s beaches – that’s when Opening Ceremony’s first ever Resort collection came into existence. (This of course, is my subjective idea when looking at this fabulousity.)

Their own words are not so far away:

Inspired by musical festivals, flowering meadows, and blossoming branches, the collection’s a riot of florals, fading colors, and buzzing geometric patterns. The prints, developed in-house by our very own art department, were realized on a variety of weights and fabrics including silk crepe, jersey, chiffon, and twill. The color palette is a few wild steps from OC’s beloved primaries: acid green for yellow, deep coral for red, midnight for blue, and dark charcoal for black. And, in a loving nod to the year of the rabbit, we tucked in a few bunnies wherever we could!



All images and quote via Opening Ceremony.


New Love in Fashiontown: RIKA

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 27, 2010

There are moments in our lives that will change anything and looking back we are under the impression that we knew exactly what we were doing, when being asked how we managed to get the job we always wanted, dated the hottest (wo)man there was to date or how we influenced somebody’s life to the better, we are sure to tell a confident story of well prepared steps and skills. But the truth is, a moment that life-changing is barely ever noticed until the effects of it can be seen as rock-solid results.

When Swedish born stylist-turned-designer Ulrika Lundgren started her fashion label Rika in 2005 she was probably one of the few who knew exactly what she was doing. After a successful career in fashion and interior styling for prestigious magazines such as Casa Vogue and Elle Decoration, Lundgren put her creative drive and her experience in the fashion world to a good start. As for her love of details Lundgren credits her Grandmother who showed her that the round-off to a harmonious outfit lies in the small things. The designer’s choice to use handcrafted chemical free leather and canvas is an additional bonus showing her understanding to a modern’s girl wardrobe that will include strong pieces as well as romantic items and won’t miss a vast selection of timeless vintage pieces.


Rika’s upcoming Autumn/Winter collection 2010 was inspired by modern icons and French it girls du jour like the always natural beauties Vanessa Paradis and Clémence Poésy. Notebookprints, soft colors and nude tones are giving this collection its je ne sais quoi but besides the playful and mysterious charm of French Bohème, the signature pieces must be the stars and lips accessorized leather goods. Every woman on Planet Fashion says she would love to get a hands on the 2.55 from Chanel but one look at the rosé colored suede Liv Bag and the hearts of young girls and women alike will be handed over into the arms of passionate up-and-coming designer Ulrika Lundgren who understands the core of feminine need for dressing.

We might age but we will never lose our need for playful and eye-catching details uplifting our walk as we manage every moment of our so-called life – but it’s a hell lot of easier being confident when you feel good in the clothes that you are in.


It doesn’t come as a surprise that Rika is highly in demand. A special collection is currently available at Opening Ceremony and RIKA MAGAZINE’s issue no.two has become a rare collector’s item, sold out even at Colette or what I like to call it: Fashionmecca.

If you want to know how your Strytllr heard about this amazing fashion treasure, then you must not have read my past articles carefully. The reminder is here.

+++Impressions – Rock the Block by No.74 Party+++

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 19, 2010

Those of you following me on Twitter will already know that I went to the delayed Rock the Block Party at Torstrasse in Berlin. Lucky for us it was cancelled on Saturday and we were rewarded with loads of surprises on Sunday. No. 74 is a project store in Berlin Mitte by adidas that carries all the special collections and collaborations such as Y-3, Stella McCartney or the SLVR line. In addition to the big host, all neighboring stores opened their doors to Berlin’s after-hour crowd and invited them in. I was especially eager to get a look inside the highly hyped and therefore too scary for me to just drop by, SOTO store on Torstrasse. The store is brand new in town bringing the most missed labels in streetwear to Berlin such as Opening Ceremony. BTW: They got some VERY nice garments on the racks.

Approaching near the crowd of about 500 people standing on the street and sidewalk, I got a bit scared off since everybody seemed to have spent a fortune on looking their coolest – it was the cream of Mittecrowd. (Berlin people will know what I’m talking about) But getting closer, I was quickly absorbed by its positivity. From the music to the ice cream wagon, from the popcorn and beverage stand to the BBQ and even the USLU Airlines manicure drive-thru, everything had been organized in such lovely details and if things weren’t for free, they had at least very reasonable prizes. My highlight that day was probably the not totally unannounced but yet low-key communicated gig by internationally famed Berlin electro group, Modeselektor. I liked them before but rarely have I been this surpried by a group after a live performance. If they didn’t happen to be such talented musicians, they could have become comedians at least.

I must thank to whom ever this is due for the perfect Sunday afternoon. You guys even got the sun showing! The highlight was definately the pillow fight at the end of Modeselektor DJ-set. LURVE UR BLOCK!


(cited from No.74’s site)

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

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