My Top 5: The Macedo Twins

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(originially posted on Yello!)

You can never have too much of a good thing! When it comes to beautiful music, lyrics and vocals, twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo (Mah-SAY-doh) are the real deal. Although raised in Pasadena,CA, Michelle and Melissa have a unique East Indian/European background, went to different colleges and abroad programs, and have now formed music layered with their personal experiences. Before forming their own band, Michelle recorded an album, La Luna, showcasing her ethereal sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor or Fiona Apple. The duo’s current album, Flags and Boxes, is available on iTunes. Michelle talked to us for a bit and when we asked what she loves to do when she’s not busy recording, she said she can be found on her Top 5 Online Shopping Sites: 

ModclothMy twin is upset that I found out about this even though she splurges too! Now I CANT STOP BUYING THINGS! Everything is so cute and each item has a really clever name to go with it. I love vintage inspired dresses and trinkets-I’m hooked.

One Kings LaneMost of the things we can only admire from afar but they have amazing furniture sales! There are some little treasures that are definitely worth the design inspiration.

Etsy — Crafty people go on this site and CREATE. Everything is individual and most likely hand made. We like that we know where it’s coming from and that we’re supporting local artisans.

Overstock— This is where we can actually get things we need like sheets and curtains. The prices are affordable and it’s all on sale!

FAB — This one just put me over the edge! FAB is very specialized and send emails to remind me of all the cute things they have. It’s different every day and it is made by individual designers and artists. It’s always a pleasant surprise.

Get inspired by the twins and their music right here:

♥ K

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My Top 5: Erin Tavin of Tavin Boutique

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Screen shot 2012 05 21 at 11.11.46 AM My Top 5: Erin Tavin of Tavin Boutique x Culture Mix

If you’re craving a shopping experience that’s exactly that: an experience, look no further. Former clothing buyer, stylist, actress, and costumer Erin Tavin combined her love and knowledge of fashion, fantasy,and travel and opened her very own TAVIN BOUTIQUE in Echo Park back in 2009. Full of one-of-a-kind gems, the shop is a lovely blend of old and new, nostalgia and modern. Erin describes herself as having, “One foot in a world one hundred years ago and one foot in this world today, and somewhere in a circus tent I live as well.” As unique and interesting as the choices are in her store, Tavin shares her well-rounded “Top 5 Culture Mix”…

Getaway: Big Sur“Especially the hot springs at Essellon,my favorite place in California for total peace and a slice of heaven.”

Song: Suzanne but Leonard Cohen“It sounds old fashioned but I’m still hooked on Leonard Cohen’s song; it always makes me cry after thousands of times hearing it.”

Novel: Madame Bovary. ”One of my all time faves, it’s got everything you could want in a novel. I’m a HUGE reader so I also have to mention Flaubert’s Sentimental Education, it’s fantastic.”

Poem: “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman. “A very beautiful poem that’s on my wall in my yurt/studio. Everyone should read it!” 

Designer: Comme des Garçons“I’m drawn to ethereal clothing. My shop, TAVIN, has a lot of romantic qualities.”

Get with Tavin for the hottest Summer 2012 fashion items:

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