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Meet The Model: Lin Rosenbeck

For Lin Rosenbeck, music has been in the air since birth. Every summer since… >

Meet The Model: Lin Rosenbeck

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For Lin Rosenbeck, music has been in the air since birth. Every summer since she can remember, one of the largest music festivals in Denmark would come to her lake-filled hometown of Skanderborg—it was here that she first began to dream of becoming a musician. Today, she is the lead singer and lyricist for the band Navneløs, a Danish word which translates to Nameless. We were so captivated by Lin’s ethereal music—not to mention her uncanny beauty—that we asked her to model in our June catalog. She, in turn, created lyrics exclusively for us inspired by our shoot in the Palm Springs desert.

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The desert sun rises over the mountains.
My California dream is taking off.
I got my backpack and my guitar case.
Take a ride to East Palm Drive.
The desert mountains reflect the strong sun on my skin.
I feel the hot sand between my toes.

Despite the mountains’ overwhelming beauty
my thoughts are drawn towards the cool blue waters.
As the sun sets, a long day is over,
and me and my friends surround ourselves
with guitar playing and laughter.
Days pass me by among beautiful, crazy people.
But my backpack is waiting; I feel the urge for traveling.

—lyrics by Lin Rosenbeck





 

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Have You Heard? Under the Sol

There’s nothing like a warm April breeze to remind us of January’s fitness… >

Have You Heard? Under the Sol

For our May catalog, we were lucky enough to take a little dip below the border. From the sun-drenched hillsides of Guanajuato to the palm-shaded beaches of Tulum to the bustling streets of Mexico City, it was the ultimate refresher course on all things warm and wonderful. Now that we’re stateside, we’re cueing up this Mexico-inspired, summer-styled playlist, the perfect soundtrack for both Cinco de Mayo fiestas and patio margaritas, party of uno.

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Have You Heard? Our
Africa-Inspired Playlist

Call us lucky (we sure do), but we’ve spent quite a bit of time recently exploring… >

Have You Heard? Our Africa-Inspired Playlist

Call us lucky (we sure do), but we’ve spent quite a bit of time recently exploring Africa in the name of “work.” In addition to shooting our March catalog in Morocco, we recently connected with artisans and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania for our new Legend & Song collection. Breathtaking? You bet. Inspiring? Like we never imagined. While there’s no substitute for the energy, hospitality and beauty of the continent, we’ve crafted this Africa-inspired playlist for when we need a creative pick-me-up on this side of the Atlantic.

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Push Play Project:
Meet Madi Diaz

Ahead of a certain little music festival in Austin, we sat down with Madi…>

Push Play Project: Meet Madi Diaz

Ahead of a certain little music festival in Austin, we sat down with Madi Diaz, one of our favorite new musicians and the latest to join our Push Play Project. (Catch her at our Austin store on March 8!). Madi gave us get the scoop on her upcoming album, her dream outfits (onstage and off) and what it’s like to perform in your dad’s Frank Zappa tribute band.

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You grew up near rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania—how did that inform the way you approach singing and songwriting?
My parents were incredibly passionate, self-driven people. They would kick my brother and me out of the house for the day and tell us that if we were bored, it was our own problem. We lived in the middle of nowhere, so we had a lot of time to get lost in the surrounding cornfields, follow old deer paths and build forts. Growing up like that definitely helped me learn to be okay with being alone, especially during my writing process.


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Is it true that your father played in a Frank Zappa tribute band?
It’s true! I think he still sits in with them from time to time. Every time they came through Boston while I was in college, I would get up on stage and join my dad. Sometimes, I would even get a couple of friends together to learn the songs and give the band a whole group of back-up singers.

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What’s your dream outfit to wear onstage? How about offstage?
I’ve had this vision for ages of wearing a sequined hoodie for my stage get-up—something easy to move around in, but still flashy. I would wear it with black short-shorts and some rad sneakers. 

Offstage, I love my high-waisted skinny jeans. I usually pair them with a t-shirt and leopard pumps.


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Word on your Instagram is that you have some new music on the way. What can we expect—and when?
I am so excited about my new record. This past year has been a crazy one—crazy in love, crazy out of love, lost without love, and then just wide open again. The record is incredibly honest. As for timing, I’ll be putting out a song in early March, and then dropping singles as we head into summer. Hopefully you will have the whole record by the end of the summer!

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You’ve been playing and creating music for most of your life. Who are your biggest influences?
The one I turn to time and again is Fleetwood Mac. I’ve also rediscovered my love for Interpol and Kate Bush and been inspired by records from Daughter, London Grammar and Susanne Sundfør.  Also, I’ve totally lost it on an airplane listening to Nick Drake. And gotten up a few tough hills during my morning runs thanks to M.I.A.







Heart Beats: A Valentine’s
Day Playlist

Call us hopeful romantics, but we believe that Valentine’s Day is a celebration… >

Heart Beats: A Valentine’s Day Playlist

Call us hopeful romantics, but we believe that Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love that belongs to everyone, regardless of relationship status. If you’re going it alone this year, we made this heart-happy, fresher-than-roses playlist just for you. For best results, we recommend singing along (loudly!) while getting ready for a night out with the girls.

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The Best Wrap Songs:
A Gift-Wrapping Playlist

Some consider it a chore, but wrapping gifts never fails to put us in the holiday… >

The Best Wrap Songs: A Gift-Wrapping Playlist

Some consider it a chore, but wrapping gifts never fails to put us in the holiday spirit. Our secret? While the eggnog certainly helps, we credit most of the warm-fuzzies to a festive soundtrack. Consider this toe-tapping, merry-making, holly-jolly playlist our little gift to you.

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