American Bandstand

img_5346as.jpgHi there – it’s Eddie – thanks for reading Stylesightings! You guys know Amber and Nisha, right? The Broken Hearts? I’m sure you must have seen them in that big London issue of Nylon that was out a few months back – they had a 2 page spread with photos and an article. They’re visiting New York this week and DJing at places like The Box and doing fun summer stuff like checking out Coney Island. I’ve been hanging out with them and listening to them spin records and admiring their outfits. They are at the forefront of a 20’s-meets-40’s fashion and music revival that is going on right now among certain kids in London and New York – but don’t go adding Swingers to your Netflix queue just yet. These girls are much more likely to get the crowd doing the Charleston (20’s) than the Lindy Hop (40’s), and they have a record out that was produced by the edgy electronic-and-rock producer Nathan Whitey. In short, this is not your brother’s 90’s swing craze reheated. Oh, and I heard from a friend that there was a photo of the girls in the Topshop design studio when they were designing the current retro-inspired collection known as “Bandstand“. Which is funny because as soon as I saw some of these Topshop pieces I thought, “woah, Amber and Nisha!” Check out their Myspace here.



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