There isn’t too much not to like about the month of December, with the start of summer now upon us and the festive season not far away, we are very excited to celebrate with our loved ones. So until then, have a listen to our Summer playlist, which is definitely getting us in the mood for late night celebrations and road trips.
This summer was filled with a host of live music and festivals around Australia and as a result they cued major inspiration for our ‘Between the Lines’ AW15 collection. Here we have collected some of our favourite tunes into a playlist, which have inspired our designs this season and have filled our office with sweet sounds. We hope you enjoy!
Splendour in the Grass is just around the corner and we are getting pretty excited to head down to Byron Bay to check out some of our favourite local and international acts. One in particular we can’t wait to see, is sister duo First Aid Kit. We love the Swedish sisters indie – folk sound with there harmonious singing, country influences and nostalgic 1970s vibe.
The sister duo ‘The Bloom Twins” have been on our radar ever since we were introduced to them by a mutual friend and music producer. The 17 year old Ukrainian twins are already making their mark on the music and modeling industry having recently signed with world renowned NEXT model management. Not only are these girls insanely beautiful but they are also talented musicians with a unique and alluring sound. We were lucky enough to be able to chat with the girls.
L: HEY GIRLS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHATTING TO US! TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELVES AND HOW YOU ENTERED INTO THE MUSIC & MODELLING INDUSTRIES?
BT: Hello, we entered the music industry even before we were born. We always were surrounded by music. We started to sing in harmonies before we started to speak. The first instruments we decided to master were violin and flute, but it didn’t go well with violin and we redirected ourselves to learn piano. Our parents weren’t always happy about our big passion in music, cause we would try and play it every day, 24 hours a day. Thank God we didn’t want to play drums! Then, a year ago we met our managers through friends and decided to move to London. But we never expected to get into modelling.
L: WHATS CURRENTLY ON YOUR MUSIC PLAYLIST?
BT: Plastic jungle by Mike Snow, Lotus flower by Radiohead, Daydream in Blue by I monster, and Portishead.
L: WE LOVE YOUR SOUND, WHAT ARE YOUR MUSIC INSPIRATIONS?
BT: There are few incredible bands and singers who inspired us to create the music of our own. They’re Portishead, Muse, Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, Woodkid and the XX.
L: WE THINK ITS PRETTY COOL THAT YOU’RE TWINS – WHAT THE BEST PART OF BEING ABLE TO WORK WITH YOUR SISTER?
BT: We’ve got an amazing opportunity to do everything much quicker then everyone else. We are quite similar and while one does certain work (that both of us need to do), the other one will do something else, we utilise the time! And we love to perform together, cause we feel each other.
L: YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN FEATURED IN SOME OF THE TOP MAGAZINES – WHATS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE MODELLING EXPERIENCE SO FAR?
BT: Our favourite shoot was for Italian Vogue and it was a pleasure to work with such a good team.
L: WHAT WILL WE BE SEEING FROM ‘THE BLOOM TWINS” IN THE FUTURE?
BT: We want to write new songs, and to do more gigs and we certainly want to release our first EP.
Images via: visualoptimism.blogspot.com.au; vogue.co.uk, bloomtwins.com
Californian born trio HAIM have been on our radar for a while with what has been described as “nu-folk–meets–nineties–R&B” sound. The long locked sisters and drummer Dash Hutton has been making waves in the music business, since releasing their first EP Forever in 2012. Making the rounds of international music festivals and collaborating with music heavy weights, this band is definitely one to watch. Not only do we love their tunes, but there 1970’s influenced, edgy vintage style, with ankle boots, vintage dresses, denim and leather among their on-stage essentials. We can’t wait to check out the girls when they head over for Splendour in The Grass and a round of Australian sideshows late next month.