17 February 2012

Styling a rising star

On Monday I had the pleasure of nipping down to London to style the delightful Alaina from the Indie band Tennis for their UK Album launch. They held an intimate gig at Hoxton Square Bar for their dearest fans and chatted to the press about their New Album Young & Old (produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys). Alaina had already selected her favourite looks from our Winter collection which I brought along so it was easy to find the perfect look for the night. We settled on Fleur's Moon & Stars dress and teamed it with a leather bound belt, dusty mauve tights and her favourite pair of golden shoes for a bit of sparkle. She looked like a delicate doll with her tiny frame and flowing golden hair, so excitable to sing her heart out on stage. While she applied the final touches to her make-up we chatted about her favourite clothing labels, life on tour and the joys of married life. She was such a delight I was so pleased I had the chance to style and meet her in person. I feel like too much of my work these days is conducted over the internet, always nice to meet people and discover you get along in the real world too.

The show was amazing and fully packed with an excitable crowd ready to hear their new songs. Alaina's voice live was more powerful than I had imagined from recordings, she was so comfortable and at ease with her audience playing alongside husband Patrick and fellow band mate James. 
I was first introduced to the band early last year when an opportunity to contribute to Alaina's wardrobe for their tour supporting the Vaccines came about. After listening to the first few songs from their debut album Cape Dory and I knew her cute upbeat vocals would play happily in the studio while I work. Since then I've been hearing their name and music pop up all over the place which is a true sign the Denver based band have something special to offer. 
Photography by Nadinoo

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of their new album Young & Old so I can sing along to every word at their next London show..
Valerie Enríquez said...

So pretty and I love the name "tennis" for a musician. Brilliant!

Liz said...

i love tennis! they were my summer soundtrack last year. so happy to see you working with alaina - she looks amazing.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...


ashley moe said...

how wonderful! I saw them around this time last year, and it was a beautiful show.

Rosie said...

!! those tights with the dress !!

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