2 posts tagged "Chairlift"
New York-based jewelry designers Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader started their Lady Grey line back in 2009 after setting up a studio in Brooklyn two years prior, where they produced one-of-a-kind sculptural works of art. Today marks a different kind of beginning for the brand, which is currently sold at retail stores like Curve and Selfridges, with the launch of their new online store. The e-commerce site (www.ladygreyjewelry.com) will offer the label’s baubles (with prices starting at $175 and topping off at $600) in exclusive styles and colorways, as well as pieces from the archives. Each month the store will be re-merchandised by guest curators including Chairlift front woman Caroline Polachek, Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, and more. First up is their good friend Solange Knowles: “She knows how to pile on Lady Grey better than anyone,” said Martinelli. Starting today, customers can shop the Fall 2012 collection, entitled Darklands, which was inspired by the experimental accessorizing of the late seventies and early eighties—more specifically, the ladies of post-punk movements, like Lizzy Mercier Descloux. The pieces include trizoid cuffs and spear necklaces with Lady Grey’s signature crushed stones in oxidized silver and gold. Our favorites are the architectural rings. We’ll take one for each finger.
Update: Solange weighed in via Twitter to fill in the missing link in the chain. The friend who sent her “Stillness Is the Move” cover to Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor is Ethan Silverman, who co-founded Terrible Records with Taylor and runs Silverhawk Management with Molly Hawkins. We’ve added him below.
One day, Solange Knowles was Beyoncé’s radio-friendly little sister. And then, practically overnight, she became a cool-kid sensation, headlining one of the biggest parties of fashion week, the Opening Ceremony/Ace Hotel opening party, where she was backed by indie favorites the Dirty Projectors. That’s no accident: Solange shot to the top of the Pitchfork charts with an inspired cover of the Projectors’ “Stillness Is the Move.” How did Solange and the band come together? A new interview with New York magazine has the answer, which involves a complicated trail of e-mails that brings together the music, fashion, and general art-weirdo (we’re looking at you, Björk) worlds. Our crack team has assembled this helpful infographic to explain.
In the words of Knowles:
“I sent it [her recording of the song] to one friend, who sent it to [Grizzly Bear’s] Chris Taylor, and he sent it to some of my friends in Chairlift, and one of my friends in Chairlift sent it to one of the guys in Dirty Projectors, and one of the guys in Dirty Projectors somehow sent it to Bjööööörk. And if you write that, you have to make it sing like I just did. And a good friend of mine, [designer] Jeremy Scott, sent me a message saying that Björk sent it to him. So I pretty much did cartwheels for ten hours straight.”