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Technicolor Travels on the Road to Las Vegas

Savannah SjostromComment

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I finally found the time to visit the amazing Neon Museum and am so glad I did! Nicknamed the Neon Boneyard, the museum boasts a collection of over 200 signs from the 20th century. We made the choice to visit during the day, because I was very interested in seeing the colors and details of these signs up close and personal. I could not believe how beautiful the palette was. Richly saturated jewel tones next to perfectly patina-ed pastels - so gorgeous! I was in rainbow neon heaven. Sensory overload was in full effect (in the most Vegas fashion), with signs piled next to each other and towering above the path, but I loved every minute of it. The topsy-turvy assembly of various shapes, colors and textures was delightful. The icing on the cake was meeting the Boneyard’s resident feline, who was napping below a giant stiletto ;) 

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On our drive back to Los Angeles, we stopped by Ugo Rondinone’s spectacular, site-specific installation, Seven Magic Mountains. It was breathtaking. Rondinone’s neon technicolor totems against the backdrop of the Nevada desert was surreal to say the least. I had seen his sculptures before, but something about the bright and jarring colors set against the earthy landscape made them seem alien in form, like they arrived from some far-away kaleidoscopic planet to dazzle us earthlings with their weird beauty.

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Stay tuned to see my Spring 2018 collection, which has no doubt been influenced by this enchanting trip to the desert! (There's a little sneak peek below!!)

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