Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Interview with our Fall 08 model- Kristin Flammio

As promised, we are very committed to supporting the people that we work with and their work. We both feel very lucky to be in a community with so many creative people.

Our next interview is with Kristin- our of our gorgeous models for our fall 08 collection. We got connected to Kristin through our photographer Eliz. We had asked Eliz if she knew any girls who'd be great to shoot and she suggested Kristin. They had been wanting to do a collaboration for a while and it worked out for everyone.

We were lucky enough to work with Kristin, who had modeled for awhile. She had a great attitude even when we were shooting her in dress in 20 degree weather! We had known Kristin was also a singer, but we were really excited when looked up The Knife "Heartbeats" video on youtube and found out that Kristin did an amazing cover. Kristin has a show coming up Jan. 21st at 92y Tribeca, so if you're in the NYC area check her out!

Name: Kristin Flammio
Website: www.myspace.com/kflammio
Hometown: Rockland, Massachusetts
Currently living: Williamsburg Brooklyn

When did you start singing and why did you get into it?
my father is a very musical guy (he's had a basement band for as long as i can remember) so i was always surrounded by songs and music

Who are your major musical influences?
Aimee Mann, Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields), oldies! the list could go on and on.

You did some singing in Europe. How did that come about? What was it like? Is there a particular venue/place you like singing the most?
actually i went to europe for modeling not singing.... as far as a venue i enjoy playing at most, i don't have a favorite. when i lived in LA i'd play a few places on rotation but the best part of a venue is if they have plenty of seats, good drinks and no cover!

What are you working on now?
writing/recording. still playing as often but i'm working on really getting a solid group of songs together to make an album with. it's something i've always wanted to do. i'm also trying to collaborate more with other musicians to create new sounds.

If you could do a collaboration with anyone who would that be and why?
M.Ward, he has the coolest raspy voice and i am in awe of his music.

Who are you listening to right now?
right now i've been listening to TONS of old girl groups and french pop, my ipod is always on shuffle because i can't stick to just one thing!

Any good websites you read?
http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ it is a great way to check out fashion around the world.

New Year's resolution?
stop being afraid of success. go for what you want because waiting around gets you nowhere!

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