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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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Push Play Project: Lucius Live in NYC


On October 3rd, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Lucius took the… >

Push Play Project: Lucius Live in NYC

On October 3rd, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Lucius took the stage at our Chelsea Market store for the latest free concert in our Push Play Project music series. Lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig dazzled the crowd with their signature synchronized harmonies (and ensembles), and put on a truly unforgettable show.

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Jess and Holly are both wearing our Lucius Lace Shift.

Photos by Sara Kerens / www.sarakerensphotography.com


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Push Play Project:
Introducing Lucius


Don’t be fooled by their looks—Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig…>

Push Play Project: Introducing Lucius

Don’t be fooled by their looks—Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig aren’t twins: they’re just two wildly talented songbirds who not only make must-hear music, but just so happen to possess a similar retro-inspired personal style. The duo sings and dresses in tandem as front-women for the Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Lucius. It’s an irresistible Stevie Nicks-meets-David Bowie-meets-The Smiths combination—one we couldn’t wait to share on our Push Play Project stage. And so, ahead of Lucius’ debut album release (save the date for 10/15) and their free concert on 10/3 at our Chelsea Market store, we caught up with Jess and Holly for a little get-to-know-you repartee.

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Jess and Holly are both wearing our Spliced Pencil Dress.

Do you have any tips or tricks to making the same style work for both of you?
We have pretty similar taste, despite our different body types and personalities. We both have a deep love of 60s glam, Bjork, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Twiggy, etc. If we feel good about it, we will feel good in it. If we feel good in it, it will look good on both of us.

What do you love most about performing?
The connection and energy we get from the crowd. They’re coming out to support live music, and their dedication and enthusiasm takes playing music to another level.

Where did the name Lucius originate?
The band was named after Jess’ English bulldog Lucius. He is no longer with us, but what an atrociously handsome beast he was!

With fall fast approaching, what staples are you most excited to wear?
Fall is our favorite season for fashion. A good boot and a good hat always do the trick, but we’re huge fans of tights and cloaks, too.

Last but not least, what are two things people might not know about you?
We have many similarities: our mothers are artists, we’re obsessed with Jane Goodall, we both have blonde hair, blue eyes, pale skin and bad eyesight, and we wear size eight shoes. Also, our band eats a lot of Vietnamese food—pho, vermicelli and Sriracha please!

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Jess and Holly are both wearing our Swallowtail Sheath.

And now, for your listening pleasure, a Spotify playlist curated by Lucius just for you. Check out a few of their favorite songs: http://anthrpl.ge/1eLOnGO

Photos by Sara Kerens / www.sarakerensphotography.com