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It's hard to talk about New Zealand-born pop sensation Kimbra without mentioning the Gotye collaboration that brought her worldwide fame — you know, the one that's still playing in every coffee house and gas station across the world. But Kimbra Lee Johnson is more than "Somebody That I Used To Know," and her solo album, Vows, mixes retro tunes with art-pop sensibilities and displays a bell-clear voice that more than stands on its own.
We caught up with Ms. Johnson in L.A. to talk about her thrift-loving style, where she gets her inspiration, and what she thinks of her multiplatinum hit these days. Along the way, Kimbra dropped some style tips, and we learned what New Zealand bands we've been missing out on.
Photographed by Mike Rosenthal
Freckles, sunspots, moles, oh my! We all know the visible results of one too many sunny summer days, but these signs only occur after the damage has been done. And, these are not the only signs of sun damage; there are even more lurking beneath the surface of your skin. Using a special UV-light camera, it’s possible to read
Like NYC, San Francisco is credited for its walkability factor. And in many cases, it's a breeze to trot from 'hood to 'hood. But, there's one major (albeit gorgeous) obstacle that frequently stands in the way of our fancy footing plans: our notoriously high hills. As a result, it's pretty rare that you spot locals read