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.