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Win A Cotelac Tee Designed By Israeli Pop/Electronica Artist Onili




Recently, my friend Fiona put me onto Israeli pop/electronica artist Onili. As soon as I hear her song “Sentimental,” I became a fan — the vocals are sultry yet playful, the beats simmering and groovy, with hints of funk and hip-hop woven into the track, which relies on low-key drums, sexy violin strings, the occasional synth riff and hand clapping effects to give it a kick. Apparently, I’m not the only one smitten with Onili — “Sentimental” has earned over 25,000 plays on MySpace, while “Games” has amassed over 26,000 plays. Oh, and did I mention she directed the video for “Sentimental”? Incredible!

Now, if you look at Onili’s MySpace page, check out the “Sentimental” music video, or look at some of the promotional materials printed for performances and press engagements, you’ll notice one consistent visual — a buck-toothed pink bunny, which fittingly references her upcoming Be Not Somebunny debut album.

So what does this all have to do with fashion? Well, as it turns out Onili also has some skills as a graphic designer (I know, the girl’s talent is ridiculous!). She designed the aforementioned bunny logo, of which she says, “I was inspired by a smiley face, with two big teeth popping out, then I added ears and decided to color it pink to give it a feminine touch.” Recently, she teamed up with French fashion brand Cotélac and designed the long-sleeved, scoop neck tees pictured above. Every year, Cotélac selects one up-and-coming artist to support and develops a series of collaborative projects with them. This year, Cotélac selected Onili, and so they printed these tees featuring her bunny logo (as well as sleeve detail bearing the words “Onili x Cotélac”). They also pressed up 30,000 copies of Onili’s First Kiss EP and distributed it to all the retailers carrying their line. Talk about fantastic exposure, right?

Well, gals, since fashion and music are inextricably intertwined, we’re helping to spread the word about both a promising emerging artist and a fantastic fashion brand with a great new giveaway! Yes, one lucky STA reader will win one of the bunnylicious Cotélac tees pictured above! To enter the giveaway, simply check out Onili’s MySpace page and leave a comment below stating what you like about any of the songs featured therein. That’s all you have to do!

Readers have until April 21st to enter, and a winner will be announced on April 23rd. Please note that this contest is only open to US readers. Good luck!!

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