They share vintage fashion finds, finish one another's sentences and collectively compose pop-rock songs. Kesha and
"They" are Haim, the San Fernando Valley-raised sister trio (Este, Danielle and Alana), known for their catchy 2013 debut album, "Days Are Gone" — and their style.
Although each sister has a distinctive look, they share an unassuming just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-slipped-on-last-night's-clothes attitude and long, straight, center-parted '70s-style hair, courtesy of local stylist Candice Birns. Danielle (25, lead vocals and guitar) dons the mantle of tomboy chic in dark jeans, understated tops and leather jackets; one of her favorite designers is
One of their favorite pastimes is shopping for vintage fashion at local thrift shops. Top destinations are American Rag Cie, Out of the Closet stores, Hidden Treasures in Topanga, the American Way Thrift Store in Burbank and Jet Rag's Sunday dollar sale in Hollywood.
But the Haim sisters have also been known to embrace designer labels. The band played at the Los Angeles showing of Chloé's spring 2014 collection, attended the opening party for the new
"When it comes to fashion week, we feel a little out of place," says Danielle. "But we were such huge fans of Acne and Chloé growing up. When I was in high school, I made my own prom dress in eyelet, and I modeled it after a Chloé dress. It was girly but not too feminine."
Clare Waight Keller, creative director of Chloé, contacted the band when she wanted to feature one of their songs in a runway show.
"I love the fact that they look so individual [and] have a strong image that is based in a real fresh attitude," Keller says.
Alana notes that she is obsessed with
"I feel like finding the perfect leather jacket is every girl's quest in life; I think it was ours for years," says Alana.
The fresh-faced sisters have a minimalist approach to makeup. Recent finds include Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage concealer and
Their local hangouts include Stella Cafe in Silver Lake or Little
And style. Here's a run-down on what the sisters were wearing at a recent photo shoot, some of their inspirations, and a little advice on what to wear in the desert:
What she was wearing: A vintage black-and-white floral mini-dress, Los Angeles-based jeweler Vanessa Mooney's "Queen of the Night" antler charm necklace and Palladium dagger ring, black Acne booties, and black
Style icons/inspiration: Selena and '90s Guess ads featuring Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith.
Recent acquisitions: Dresses from Australian labels Shakuhachi and Lover.
Coachella advice: "Hydrate and sneak backstage to hang out with fun people."
What she was wearing: A jersey-style vintage tee, Calvin Klein denim cutoff shorts, her mother's tan leather Naf Naf belt, black leather Acne Studios booties, Pared Eyewear oversized tortoise cat-eye Puss & Boots sunglasses.
Style icons/inspiration: 1970s photographs of her mother and aunts.
Recent acquisitions: A Givenchy Pepe handbag, a black Saint Laurent Mini Sac De Jour handbag and a vintage
Coachella advice: "Don't wear heels or crazy, constricted things. Roll with a tight crew and find someone who wants to see the same acts you want to see, because there is no cellphone reception."
What she was wearing: A black Cos crew-neck sweater, ripped and faded vintage Levi's jeans, a vintage western-style belt, Isabel Marant black booties and
Style icons/inspiration: Amelia Earhart, Katharine Hepburn, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
Recent acquisition: A Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola handbag and shirts by Celine.