Haim are no strangers to magazine covers, but they just landed the cover of Nylon's annual music issue, which is a BFD. For their first Nylon cover, the trio brought their long locks, strong brows, and best stares. I know my last name isn't Haim and I can't play any instruments, but, um, can I join the band? Or will they at least teach me to get glossy hair?
Haim have always seemed like they’d be a blast to hang out and play dress up with, and now, we have confirmation of that, thanks to a recent shoot with The Coveteur. While our favorite sister-rock trio was getting ready to attend Chloe’s show at Paris Fashion Week, the closet photo blog captured the group’s wardrobe, provided by the French fashion house. Even though we usually see Haim in cut-off shorts, booties, and leather jackets, the band wears polished tailored pieces just as well. And, if you ask us, Chloe and Haim are pretty much the perfect pairing of sensibilities. They both have an enviable laid-back cool.
Haim for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
I know Haim is strictly a trio, but that doesn't keep me from wishing I could sing back-up or play the tambourine for them. I think our lack of shared genes might be a problem, sadly, but a girl can dream. The band of talented sisters has us all hooked with their stream of infectious hits and even more infectious fashion sense. Their penchant for vintage-rock style shows up in everything from music videos (most recently in "If I Could Change Your Mind") to magazine spreads, and Haim's new fashion profile for Marie Claire is no exception. The trio's leather-and-lace persona is on full display, but we also get to see each member's individual style—a distinction that anyone with a sister can certainly appreciate.
A still from Haim's 'If I Could Change Your Mind' video.
Photo: Polydor Records
Haim has always had a penchant for the vintage. Their 2013 album Days Are Gone is a glorified compendium of lite-FM rock that we still have on repeat. In their video for “If I Could Change Your Mind,” they really dial up the retro vibes, referencing '70s American Bandstand and '60s girl groups with their killer synchronized dancing. Haim even brought in Aaliyah and the Backstreet Boys’ choreographer Fatima Robinson to assist with their moves, which is another kind of throwback. But even with their spectacular dancing, we're just as interested in the clothes.
The video opens with the sister trio standing in a circle over their instruments and cloaked in black—both sartorially speaking and in terms of the set lighting. Director Warren Fu—whose previous client list includes Aaliyah, Daft Punk, and the Strokes—plays around a lot with lighting in the video. The ladies Haim stick to a minimal color palette: black boxy leather jackets with black bottoms.
Lorde on the cover of 'V' magazine.
Photo: V magazine
When it comes to covers, V magazine can do no wrong. The publication has a killer streak of taking the artists we love to see and transforming them into eye-popping cover stars. Remember Lady Gaga’s semi-nude recent run? Or when Miley tried out a pink faux-hawk and men's briefs? This time around, for their March music issue, V tapped four of our favorite artists to emerge in 2013: Lorde, Haim, Banks, and Say Lou Lou for a set of decidedly demure alternate covers.
As far as festivals go, Glastonbury is one seriously epic musical trip. This four-day event truly stands in a league of its own, from the massive grounds (the fence stretches eight miles) to the notoriously dreary weather (Hunter boots as a fashion statement, y'all!) to the widely international lineup. And as much as we wish we could witness all 2,000 acts in person, even those of us not lucky enough to put their passports to use this weekend can still get filled in....well, fashion-wise, at least. Several of our favorite style stars hit the stages decked out in some majorly diverse looks. Whether it's Azealia Banks channeling a dino in a spikey bodysuit to the Haim sisters doing signature California cool, check out our top stylish performers below and try not to feel too much FOMO. It's the next best thing to purchasing a plane ticket to England, we promise.
Solange at Glastonbury.
Our girl Solange made her Glastonbury debut in a MAJOR way, dressed in a geometric print suit by Teatum Jones and Sophia Webster pumps. We already know that this lady looooves a good print, and she definitely didn't disappoint. Throw in some swingy braids, pink lips, and tons of attitude, and, welp, you've got yourself a killer performance outfit.
Haim on the June cover of ASOS magazine.
Photo: ASOS Magazine/Michael Hauptman
It's no secret that we love the sisters Haim around here. We've just about worn away the play button on all of our various devices hitting repeat on their 2012 single "Don't Save Me," and we MAY have even sung it in karaoke more than once. Maybe. Beyond just crafting one undeniable hit after another and putting on one of the best live shows we've seen in AWHILE, the sisters also have great style, both as a group and individually. We've chatted with them (and their music video stylists) about it in the past, and we're overjoyed to see it captured so well on the June cover of ASOS magazine. The girls are each wearing looks that reflect their style, with Alana, a.k.a. BabyHaim, wearing an ASOS crop top emblazoned with the year '1990,' middle sister—and resident tomboy—Danielle in an Ashish sequined numbers oversized shirt dress, and eldest sis Este in an ASOS crop top and Antipodium metallic skirt. The shoot is sunny and fun and the photos look as though they could almost be candids from the sisters' own lives in their native LA.
Photo: ASOS Magazine/Michael Hauptman
Chemistry is a real thing, and it can make ALL the difference in a photo spread. The Haim sisters are obviously super comfortable with one another, not just from playing in a band together but from, you know, growing up in the same house for their entire lives, and the ease and humor with which they interact is undeniable. On the cover, Este gleefully makes a mustache with Danielle's long brown hair, and the interior shots are no less playful. The girls manage to make a chain link fence look as exciting as a rollercoaster ride in shiny jeans and a T-shirt for Danielle, a psychedelic, Tumblr-meets-canyon-lady maxi dress for Este, and, of course, Alana's signature jean shorts and a graphic long-sleeved shirt. Are you taking notes? We certainly have been. The mag is available now on the ASOS Fashion Up app, available from the app store.
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All due respect to "Time After Time," but the typical high school dance playlist has us feeling a little sleepy. DJing is a serious business, particularly for a night as highly anticipated as prom. You want to set the right balance between songs people like to dance to with their friends, crowd favorites, and, of course, the obligatory slow dances. We set out to create a 10-track playlist to get you in the mood for prom, and maybe to inspire some DJ booth requests, as well. Listen to it while you're browsing websites looking for the perfect dress, while you're testing our that flawless celeb-inspired beauty look, or when you're packing up your prom survival kit before heading out to the dance. Even better, dance around your room to these songs in your PJ's and prom shoes—you want to make absolutely sure those bad boys are broken-in when it comes time to break it down on the dance floor.
SKY FERREIRA - "EVERYTHING IS EMBARRASSING"
One of the "It" songs of the year, Sky Ferreira's "Everything is Embarrassing" is a great ice-breaker. You're a little nervous to get out there on the floor and start just breaking it down, and you DEFINITELY don't want to start with a slow jam. Might as well just acknowledge the fact that you're feeling a little bashful, own it, and get on out there.
Thanks to the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards, yesterday was a HUGE day for the MTV family here in Austin. Situated smack dab in the midst of the SXSW music festival, so many of our favorite artists took the stage in the name of MTV. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James and so many more straight-up killed it yesterday, musically and sartorially.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards.
Photo: Scott Gries
We're pretty consistently impressed with Macklemore's performance style, but this Southwest blanket vest situation has to be Top 10 so far. I mean, HAI, the weave of this thing is unbelievably festive. Mack took the sleeveless topper off mid-way through his set, but Ryan Lewis and the laundry list of guest features kept the fashion action coming with Wanz in a red three-piece suit and printed blazer, Mary Lambet serving retro '50s steez, and Schoolboy Q rocking a Supreme hockey jersey and printed bucket hat.
A still from Haim's "Falling" music video.
Photo: Polydor Records
You know what they say, there's just something about California girls. Maybe it's their free spirits or just the fact that they aren't as vitamin D deficient as us cranky goths here on the east coast, but lemme tell you, it's something. Los Angeles sister-band Haim have whatever that California lady magic is in spades, and their latest video, for synth pop stunner "Falling," makes that abundantly clear. Set in LA's Angelus mountains, the video shows the three sisters (in descending age and height order: Este, Danielle, and Alana who is also known as 'Baby Haim') arriving in the forest only to shed their more prim selves in exchange for living off the land and dancing ecstatically in the firelight. Transforming from wide-eyed explorers in vintage collegiate garb (high waisted skater skirts, buttoned-up blouses a la The Virgin Suicides) into wild girls fishing with their bare hands in cut off shorts, crop tops, and printed ponchos, Haim manage to capture all of the dynamism and magic of their live show in the clip, combining the arresting visuals with the emotional, driving tempo of the song. There's also dancing, and a lot of it. We were so into the clothes in the video, which range from vintage to local LA designers, and fit both the narrative and the girls' personal styles perfectly, that we knew we had to have a chat with Los Angeles stylist Sophia DeArborne to go a little deeper.