Sunday, May 30, 2010

Julie Ruin

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE Bikini Kill fan - and all around fan of Kathleen Hanna. The first vinyl record I ever purchased for myself was the Bikini Kill self titled record that came out in 1992. I played it to pieces and loved every second of it. Anyway, after Bikini Kill and before Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna put out a solo record under the name of Julie Ruin. It made my heart thump and kept me dancing. That was 13 years ago and it's still one of my all time favorite records.

Recently Kathleen posted a Julie Ruin T-shirt contest on her blog. I HAD to enter! The winner will be announced on the 1st of June I guess BUT - I woke up this morning to find that she had posted my entries on her blog! This is insanely flattering to me!

I used the same colors from the album cover and paired it with all the lace that I've been using in the most recent Model Citizen designs. I guess it's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but the name Julie Ruin is written in lace.

Anyway- I'm just so thrilled I had to scream it from the mountain tops..of my blog. If you are a big fan like I am there is still time to enter a design. The contest ends at midnight tomorrow! Put something together and email it to

Bonnie Rue


Action Jackson said...

Aww. I saw this post a smidge too late, but I too am a huge Bikini Kill/Le Tigre fan, so I can only imagine how excited you are! I know I'd let out a few squeals if I was in your shoes. Anyhoo, good luck on the contest. I'll cross my fingers for ya.

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

I was crazy excited to be "mentioned" - i did not win however.. BUT the design I liked the most won. So - there is that.