12 March 2011

Nadinoo Muse- The singer

I remember hearing music by The Honey Trees for the first time early last year and falling instantly in love with their charming and whimsical sound. After purchasing their Album and doing a little research I discovered they are Becky Filip and Jacob Wick a cutesome twosome from California who are bound by their love and passion for music and each other. 
As if the excitement of listening to their music wasn't enough I found these beautiful shoots photographed by Simon Filip(Becky's brother) where they both look as though they have hopped out of a magical enchanted land where sunset tea parties and singing under the stars are all part of daily life...


I can't tell you how excited I am to introduce to you our latest Nadinoo Muse Becky Filip, who inspired me plentiful when designing the Winter collection through her angelic voice and English rose charm. Every piece in turned out would have looked perfect on this  flowing red haired beauty but we finally settled on Pixie's Adventure capePixie's Plume mini and Fleur's Penna dress in the green. When trying to figure out which Nadinoo character would suit her the most I quickly realized she has a little of them all, dreamy like Fleur, adventurous like little Pixie and as wonderfully charming as Lula in everything she does! 


It was such a pleasure getting to know her over the past few months and I hope you all enjoy this glimpse into her magical world through the photo's, interview and music... 

How would you describe The Honey Trees music?
I would describe our music as dreamy, magical music. We try to create an experience and stir hope in people with each song, and we hope that people feel that while listening.

When did your love for singing come about?

I suppose it sounds a bit cliche, but I've always had a love for singing! My family is very musical so I've been surrounded by music and singing my entire life. One of my earliest memories is when I was three, walking around the house, singing constantly. I also remember returning back to the states from visiting family in England when I was 12, and all of a sudden being able to harmonize with every song I heard... and I think that's when I started writing my own songs and becoming more serious with singing.


Who have been your favorite musical influences?

There have been so many! I grew up listening to a lot of Queen, Phil Collins, Sting, and Annie Lennox, courtesy of my parents. Most people think it's funny that I love Freddie Mercury so much, but it's true! I wish I could have had the chance to hear him sing live. But I also love Paul McCartney, who will forever be my favorite Beatle, and Bjork. Her voice amazes me and it's incredible what she can do with it.


I love that you are also a talented illustrator as well as a musician, do you have any other hidden talents or secret hobbies?

Why thank you! Hmm... secret hobbies... I've recently started learning how to sew! I suppose that's become a bit of a hobby, although I definitely need to practice more. I also pride myself in doing 'the charleston' pretty well. ;)


What’s on your wish list this year? 

I've been trying to add a lot more authentic vintage pieces to my wardrobe lately, so I would love to collect some more dresses from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. But besides that, I think I'm pretty content with what I've been blessed with. :)

What is the best thing about being in The Honey Trees?

Writing and playing music with my best friend is definitely the best thing. I think there's something really special about doing something you love with the person you love.

You are always so beautifully styled do you have any inspiring style icons? 

Thank you! I don't really have any specific style icons... I'm inspired by a lot of different people, whether it be real life, or characters in films. Mostly people who have an effortless way of melding vintage with modern pieces, and who just wear what they love no matter what others think.

What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe that always makes you smile?

Well, since receiving these beautiful Nadinoo pieces, they've definitely (and I'm sure will continue to..) make me smile! But also, my mum recently knit me a cardigan from a vintage pattern that fits me perfectly and goes well with so many things. Plus I love having something special that I can hopefully one day pass down if I have a daughter. :)

If you could go back in time and live for a decade, what era would you choose? (any style music or film references... )

Oh, this is definitely a hard one! It's hard because I love fashion and music equally from the 20's to the 70's... but I love the decade we live in now because we can have things from all of those decades collectively! But if I had to choose, I think right now I would say the 40's. I love the romance of the fashion and the music, but I think I could probably do without the war!


What did you want to be when you were all grown up?

When I was younger I wanted to be a great many things! Besides a singer and artist, I think my list also included actress, author, and olympic gymnast. I think at one point in my early life, I really wanted to just be Judy Garland. I suppose I've always set my hopes high. :)

Your most special place to go on a day or afternoon off and what you would do when you get there?

If this were a dream place, it would be the English countryside, and I would spend a day under the trees and running through meadows. But in real life, I love going to a downtown area (of whatever city I happen to be in) and antiquing, going to coffee shops, and picnicking in a park.

Finally, as our latest Muse what inspiration or ideas do you have for Nadinoo? 

Wearing your clothes, I feel like I'm in a real-life fairy tale... so I think you should just continue being as magical as you are. :)


Thank you so much to Becky Filip for being such an inspiring muse and to Simon Filip for taking such beautiful photos for us. I hope you all enjoyed the feature and our mini introduction to the Honey Trees, if your hungry for more you can purchase their Album here like I did, or search their pages to see if they are playing near you soon.

To see more images from this shoot click here and also let us know which is your favorite so we can display it on the Nadinoohome page.

Kimia Kline said...

these are so stunning. and that cape has just completely won me over.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

How adorable! She looks lovely in your designs Nadia :)
Guess what, it's pouring with rain here, my plans of running on flower fields in my Penna dress fell out of the window! :(
Anyway, I honestly think that the Pixie's adventure cape is the cutest cape I've ever seen ;)
Have a lovely weekend,

Nadinoo said...

Hi Ale,

That is such a shame, if it makes you feel any better it is cold and grey here in Manchester too!

Delighted you like our new Muse, hope the sun shines soon :)

Nadia x

kater said...

Whoa! I used to follow her on LJ back in like, I don't know, 2006! Maybe later than that, but ages ago! Good to see her again!

Aditha said...

What a beautiful cape ! Everything on these pictures is gorgeous !

Maria Confer said...

Becky is such a wonderful muse. She is the perfect person to wear your beautiful pieces.

Cait said...

Cute, whimsical... too perfect for words!

Cait x

BriAnne Wills said...

Lovely! I just found your website and am so happy I did. In love with your clothes.

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Dear Nadia,
These photos are simply stunning and they give a new "feel" and "look" to your gorgeous collection.
The more I see this cape, the more I'm in love with it.

Maiko said...

Aw, it is lovely to see her on your blog! She is one talented individual!

galatea. said...

very beautiful polaroids x

a girl with a smile said...

I love her transparency and humility. SO graceful! <3

Nini said...

my favorite is definitely the fourth one, where she is looking to one side, it looks so magical and mysterious and her dress is so beautiful!

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