Audio Visual is a series exploring the fashion choices of local musicians. The Bay Area music scene is nothing if not diverse and this noncomformity is as evident in clothing as it is in music. With this in mind, Audio Visual strives to analyze the connection between the sartorial choices of musicians and their work.
The Ian Fays play sweetly charming indie pop with a tinge of nostalgic melancholy. The female trio’s approach to dressing is anything but melancholic. Sara, Lizz and Lena wear coordinated, themed clothing to every show they play. Themes run the gamut from holiday to Mondrian.
What do you think about when you get dressed for a show?
Lizz: Well, we pick a theme. We pick three themes, right? We all wanna do one?
Lena: We have a set twelve themes. Usually, we all kind of concur that we have those dresses.
Lizz: For example tonight was either Valentines sparkle red-pink or black and white. So we did black and white but we spiced it up with pink tights.
What made you decide not to go with Valentines sparkle red-pink?
Lizz: I asked one of my friends and she said not to rush the V-day and I respected. We have a show in LA on feb 12th so we’re going Valentines Day; we’re deckin out. Don’t rush the V-Day.
How do seasonal changes effect your clothing choices?
Sara: I would say that we’re more holiday driven than season driven. For example with the Hemlock show, totally an opportunity to wear red, green and gold.
Sara: St. Patricks! We always try and get a show near a major holiday.
Lena: But when it’s hot out in summer, we all wear Saltwater Sandals and summer dresses.
Where do you shop?
All: Thrift stores!
Lizz: We’re thrift store mamas.
Sara: Our parents live in Idaho and in Idaho the goods go left forgotten.
Lena: The best outfit I’ve ever gotten was $4 and it’s a petite dress and I’m tall so it fits about there