To explain how I first met you on the pages of a magazine, I shall tell a fairly short, but longwinded story:
Just over a year ago, my uncle, who lives in Washington, bought my sister and I a subscription to Vogue that gets delivered right to our door here in Cape Town, South Africa - isn’t he awesome? Anyway, as much as we love V and Anna Wintour, after a year we decided to try something else, so he started sending us W and Teen Vogue instead. It was in the pages of the April 2012 issue of Teen Vogue that I first read about the two of you. See how everything before that last sentence was completely pointless?
Exhausting Exhaustive story telling. I got skillz.
The picture was adorable, and the fact that you’re a couple was interesting, but when I read about the youtube channel with the ninja-like covers, I was sold on the idea of your sound, and how I couldn’t guess what it would be. I will admit, it took me almost two weeks to type the word ‘Karmin’ (me like the name, btw) into my beloved google chrome, and I don’t even have the excuse of fashion school keeping me busy since I was on break, but I did it, and I did not regret that I did.
I spent quite a while on youtube, watching your most popular videos (I no longer hate the song ‘Look at me now’), following all of your channels, opening up tabs to your facebook, google+ and twitter accounts and following you there, and defending you to the jerk-faces in the comments section - you know, the basic I-have-found-new-music-to-love routine. Your Rolling Stone interview, your video of hearing yourselves on the radio for the first time, and your SNL performances cemented my love for your vibe, which I’ve decided to call the ‘we-don’t-think-we’re-too-cool-for-you-but-we-rock-so-hard-we-cause-earthquakes’ vibe.
I thought I’d let you know that you inspired me. I will find a way to resurrect my dormant (dead and completely unused) youtube channel, and post a few originals to be recorded on garageband. I’m actually not that bad - annoying classmates have called me stupid for not entering South Africa’s edition of Idols (again, not interested.). I will also resurrect something I learned to do in a short drama course a few years ago - rap! Not in my songs; I simply don’t have enough swag to pull that off yet.
The cherry on top has to be your style. You’ve both got just the right amount of retro in your look. I love that your style, much like your music, is aware, current, and unique. It maintains an edge without being desperately attention grabbing, which seems to be the current trend for pop star wardrobes, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Something tells me it will evolve as your sound does - I can’t wait to watch that happen!
Love, Fashion’s Fist.
PS, I’ll be checking out Musica and Look & Listen for your albums once I have the first cheque from my internship - next week. Yay!
PPS, I would love to crash your party. I’m sorry; it just had to be done. I love that song! :)
PPPS, I mean I’d actually crash a party you’d host. Not crash your party in the same sense as your amazeballs song. Ugh, now my pun is stupid.