Bye bye March

Another month is coming to an end- I am glad that finally everything's awakening from wintery cocooning.
As it's blooming outside, new ideas are growing inside of me.
A few nice art projects are coming up, two sale events are planned (Vienna and London) and there will be more press features coming as well.
Soon you can look at my colourful swimwear creations and choose from a range of lovely socks, perfect to go with clogs and sandals.

Anyways, I always wanted to post this video up on here- it's a commerical American Apparel did for the 30th birthday of tights.......
can you imagine how it would look like with Pebelle tights?


"Le Boudoir" - three times is a charm

All good things come in threes- so here I present the making of images by Thomas Kronsteiner, who's brought fun and a good eye on lights to the set!

Michele Pauty_ Photography
Thomas Kronsteiner_ Photography assistance
Shlomit Migay_ Make Up
Mara, Wiener Models_ Model
Conny Müller_ Location " Das Wiener Zimmer"


Coral dreams

My grandmother died close to ten years ago..... for me the most painful loss I have experienced in my life so far.

She's been kind of a style icon. Always sewing her own clothes and the ones for my dad & uncle- you could spot her in a small pepita costume or a later on in a Jackie O shift dress, big glasses & handbag- never without heels and Ialso remember her telling me proudly how we went boat rowing on a lake in the 50's- with a transparent blouse.

My childhood was marked by doing "catwalk" shows for my granparents- me choosing from her collection of goodies (corc plateau sandals, etc), dressing up, walking out, them clapping and me walking back getting changed- one of the most wonderful memories for me.

Well, after she died hardly anything of this goodies were left- the ones I could get a hand on, I kept- you might have spotted some of her items in old shoots- so far I have for example used her woooden glogs with heels for the forest shoot or her grandmothers embroidered bedspread in the Le Boudoir shooting.

Now I have re-discovered her coral necklace- I have had it since her death but not used it a lot- but recently I did items for a shoot in Düsseldorf and that's when I became aware that I am in a coral red mood.

So here are the dyeing results and a glimpse of my gran and her great necklace.


A little interview

There's a new interview with me- check it out (it's in German).
Pebelle about the art of dyeing.....

To the interview

Pic by Michele Pauty


DIVA magazine @SamstagShop "Sekt&Shopping" session

Diva, one of Austrias big fashion magazines teamed up with SAMSTAG shop in Vienna to host a "Sekt&Shopping" event last week.
The shop opened up at 6 pm to give it's guest the opportunity to shop, chat with participating designers and slurp a bit of that magnificient sparkling wine.
It was the first real warm evening of this year so it was fairly busy and from what my spies told me it lasted untill midnight!
Here are some impressions of that night- taken by Serena Valeruz- which I introduced a couple of weeks ago (La vita é bella) !


Fan Death name mystery is solved!

As I was hoping, after my yesterday's article about Fan Death- Marta was so kind to tell me the answer to my question- here's what she said:

And yes, we are named after the urban myth, mainly because Dandi thought it was such a bizzare concept!
Apparently, some fans in South Korea have built-in timers that switches them off automatically, due to this fear of suffication."


The fellowship of Pebelle part XIII: Urban legends from Canada with FAN DEATH

Today we travel to Canada, where following ladies come from:

I first stumbled upon one of the girls through my LA based friend and producer Jason- he released the 2nd Album of her former band "Dandi Wind", which I immediately liked- Dandilion Wind Opaine has a unique and catchy voice- which also defines the style of the music she's involved with (in my opinion).
While I listened to the Dandi Wind Albums I also watched some of her videos and footages, as I reconigzed: she's a total tights girl- having the figurine of a gymnast she uniis seen in short skirts, dresses or hot pants with unique tights.
I did the maths and saw that we would be a good match- as I got in touch with her in 2009 she told me about her new band project Fan Death and so we worked out a plan to send both of the involved ladies hosiery.
Marta, the second in command is the mastermind of the synths- together they are such a nice combination that sends men all over the world into daydreaming sessions.

The Guardian newspaper, UK, called them "are a girl duo who recognise that all the best disco records were sung by women, and they sing in the blank, distracted manner of all the finest disco divas".

I forgot asking the ladies a question that burnes in my sould, so maybe I do get an answer after that article. Whenever I google Fan Death there is this urban legend, originating in South Korea, coming up, that tells if an electric fan is left running overnight in a closed room it can cause the death of those inside.
I'd love to know if that was the basis of calling this band Fan Death? And why?

They're music is electrifying and acccording to Guardian "The best and the most authentic-sounding: they're not nu rave, or an indie-dance band, or a guitar group using a funk undercarriage. They've got the slightly wonky strings, elegant mid-tempo rhythms and female vocals of disco, recalling the music's golden age – ie. between the release of Donna Summer's Love To Love You Baby in 1975 and the ritual burning of disco records in that baseball stadium in Chicago that signalled the death of disco in 1979".

Their debut single "Veronica's Veil" was remixed by no one less but Glam Trash DJ Erol Alkan,w ho recognized the duo's talent and released it through his Phantasy label, and set off an A+R whirlwind. Having signed to the Pharmacy Recording Company, a new imprint of Universal Records they have released their debut album_ " A coin for the well", wich you can order on Amazon- link here - including the tracks 1. Reunited 2. Cannibal 3. Power Surge 4. Soon 5. The Son will Rise

Here's the beautiful video of Reunited:

Touring with bands such as "Hercules and Love Affair" or "Vampire weekend" shows us just how much they're on the way to become really big.

The other release that is out so far and containing a lot more of their song material is "Womb of dreams" is full of 12 new tracks and came out in August last year.

This include their debut single "Veronica's veil"- which is refers to the Catholic relic which, according to legend, belonged to Veronica from Jerusalem who encountered Jesus on the way to Calvary and wiped the sweat from his face, leaving an imprint of his image on her veil.
Here's the video:

Soon after our agreement I already spotted the first images of Fan Death performing in London- Dandi wearing a brilliant combination of sequined Hot Pants, Vintage boots, Pebelle tights and a wonderful Hippie style blouse- this style is so her's and I was happy how she pulled off those tights!

I am sure you know these images too well, they were already used as I posted about who did them, Mr. Richard Kelly. Find the post about him on here:


In the meantime I was pleased to recieve some nice home made images of the girl showing off her Pebelle leggings with their beloved animals- images I do love to recieve, as they're authentic and show how different a garment can look on each person all over the world..

Dandi, with her dog Edie:

And Marta (now dark) with her beloved cats Luna & River Phoenix:

Fan Death obviously have a homepage- it's worthing having a look on that page as it features two limited T-Shirts with photography by Dandi.
You can choose between these two designs:

So check them out- on www.fan-death.com

For more infos, listening or just to simply look at tour dates just go to their Myspace

I finish this one with another Guardian Quote: "File next to: Glass Candy, Baccara, Cerrone, Hercules & Love Affair."


Meet & Greet with Pebelle - this Tuesday!

This month's issue of DIVA

DIVA Magazin, one of Austria's leading fashion magazines invites to a very special shopping evening this Tuesday.
Hosted at one of my favourite stockists SAMSTAG Shop in Margarethenstrasse, 1040 Vienna.

Along with designs of Hartmann/Nordenholz, House of the very island, NonbyKim, Superated, Eva Blut and many many more, Samstag also stocks my latest works, which will include Pebelle knit cardigans.
Here's a little sneak preview of how the design looks like:

The shopping event starts at 8:00 pm- so when you wanna chill and shop after a hard day of work and have a glass of champagne while you make your round through the shop- be there!

Some of the designers, including myself will be there to have a chat with!

So, heere's how to get there:

Größere Kartenansicht


BERLIN tomorrow!! Mary Ocher record release

Can u remember the little story I did on talented singer/songwriter Mary Ocher from Berlin?

If not, go back, re-read and come back to that article later on:

So, TOMORROW is the day- if you live in Berlin or close by you should get up and go out!
And where to?

To the Record release part of "WAR TIMES", the first album of Mary Ocher, coming out
tomorrow- at HBC, Berlin!

here's a link to the Event page on Facebook!


And to get a glimpse of what's gonna await you, three of her newest videos!


les fleurs du mal

photography: Daliah Spiegel
styling: Alexandra Bondi di Antoni
hair & make up: Laurenz Bischof
models: Laura, Yowa (Tempo Models) & Matteo (Tempo Models)

high waist corsage pants

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Call me a tie dye punk. I live my passion for manipulating textiles and my love for arts, music, pop culture, literature & fashion. It all comes together within my label.