The Summer Twins were a band I fell in love with upon first listen. I loved their music, their style, the fact that they made their own props and created zines for their shows. When I approached them about doing a shoot for my shirts, I was nervous but I didn’t need to be– Chelsea and Justine are just as sweet as their tunes.
When we finally got together, it was after months of scheduling coordination, and it felt SO GOOD to finally make it happen! We talked about touring and listened to their current favorite band, Winter. Chelsea and Justine were both so cheerful and game– I didn’t notice how much time had gone by during the day until Jenn mentioned we were done!
BTW, can we talk about Jenn? Jenn’s shot with me before numerous times, and it’s gotten to the point where I send a few reference photos, she writes me some notes, and then we nail down our vision from there. It is maybe the most seamless creative collaborative experience. She took these pictures with very little direction from me– kinda assessing the way Chelsea and Justine move together, and then creating the photo, combined with her visual intention. Jenn’s a fucking pro– once we had a date cemented with The Summer Twins, I wrote her an email with the words “dreamy”, “trippy”, and “California drenched” in it. And this was what she made happen. That woman is magic!
You’ll be able to find the tees in the “Lost Angeles” collection (pictured here) at the shoppe on Thursday, March 24th.