NICO MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

NICO MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

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Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She came to prominence in the 1960s as a Warhol superstar.

CLUE#1 I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR

Lou Reed wrote the song for Nico, who provides lead vocals. Inspiration for the song apparently came about after Nico approached Reed after a show in 1965 saying, "Oh Lou, I'll be your mirror." The song was a favorite of Reed's. The members of the band enjoyed her particular performance on the song so much that after she left the band in late 1967, live vocals for the song were done imitating Nico's accent.

CLUE#2 BERLIN

Nico was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne. When she was two years old, she moved with her mother and grandfather to the Spreewald forest outside of Berlin to escape the World War II bombardments of Cologne. In 1946, Nico and her mother relocated to downtown Berlin, eventually getting modeling jobs. At five feet ten inches and with chiseled features and porcelain skin, Nico rose to prominence as a fashion model as a teenager.Nico lies buried in her mother's plot in Grunewald Forest Cemetery in Berlin.

CLUE#3 CHELSEA GIRL

Her first solo album, the name of the album is a reference to Andy Warhol's 1966 film Chelsea Girls, in which Nico starred. The film was an experimental reality movie that focused on the various residents of the Hotel Chelsea during Warhol's Factory days. Many of them were Bohemian artists, drop outs, and drug addicts, which is also described in the lyrics of the song, and also referred to are turning tricks, heroin, S&M, amphetamine and silver foil.

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person with 3 embroidered clues.
The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroidery or grey with black embroidery.

Each sweatshirt is made to order in Los Angeles. The whole process takes 7 to 10 days. The sweatshirts have a classic cut, loose body, raglan sleeves and crew neck for an elegant look. We use quality fabrics and ribbing made here in Los Angeles.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.
We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

This item is made to order so no returns will be accepted, if you have any questions please contact us at : sorellipresents@gmail.com