Charlotte Ronson Remixes Beachy And Badass For Spring 2013 Show

Looks from Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week.
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Summer as we know it this year may be slowly slipping away, but I know, come February, after Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, I’ll be shaking my fists, burning my tights, and daydreaming about this Spring 2013 Charlotte Ronson collection. This season for Ronson reads like a New York Fashion Week love letter to breezy beach afternoons and downtown summer nights. And when you shared a womb with a world-class DJ (also Roc-A-Fella Records’ first rock act *dusts shoulders off*), your twin hooks you up with the perfect soundtrack to your designs. Samantha Ronson put together a careful playlist of tracks that use a majority breathy, ethereal vocals to channel the breezy summer air vibes of her twin Charlotte’s pale color palette and floaty fabrics, but also driving baselines and nostalgic step-clap rhythm sections to complement the nods to classic bad girls (think Pink Ladies).

Looks from Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Samantha opened with Chairlift’s upbeat “Sidewalk Safari” with airy vocals, a meandering synth melody, and side-step-clap rhythm section and transitioned into Hudson Mohawke’s sexy, put-the-bass-in-your-walk “Ooops (Oh My)”, setting the “summer lovin'” reboot tone for the rest of the presentation. “I had to find music as good as her collection,” Samantha qualifies while running down a playlist with Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine remixes, MNDR’s “Feed Me Diamonds” low-tone wobbling synth and throaty emotive lead, and TWO Haim tracks (our girl-band crush of the moment).

+ “Sidewalk Safari” – Chairlift
+ “Ooops (Oh My)” – Hudson Mohawke
+ “I’m His Girl” – Friends
+ “Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)” – Arcade Fire
+ “Feed Me Diamonds” – MNDR
+ “Forever”Haim
+ “Skyscrapers”Samantha Ronson & The Undertakers
+ “Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)” – Florence + The Machine
+ (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw
+ “Go Slow”Haim

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