It’s safe to say that our friend Lindsay Phillips is one of the coolest people we know. She spends the majority of her time traveling and touring with her band, The Diamond Center, and scouring the country for amazing vintage finds for Bones That Roam. On the occasion that she finds herself at home here in Richmond, Virginia, we’re lucky enough to get her in front our lens to model for us. We recently got Lindsay to open up to us about music, style, and how to look cool even after a long day in the van. Click through to see Lindsay’s essentials for Summer travel style, and a few breezy looks for your next road trip.
On playing with The Diamond Center: The Diamond Center started with Brandi Price and Kyle Harris in Texas and then Tim Falen joined the band. Will Godwin and I joined the band when they moved to Richmond. It has been about a year and a half since I’ve joined, playing bass synth, organ, and back up vocals. In that time, we’ve been on some pretty epic tours.
Last year we were invited to SXSW and Austin Psych Fest. APF was by far one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had, not only as a musician, but as a lover of style and down to earth people. Everyone seemed to be there for all the right reasons. The location was an abandoned power house, which really set the mood for the occasion. We recently returned from an almost 3 week tour, including almost a dozen shows during SXSW, which is a new record for us being out on the road.
On music, muses, and a penchant for vintage: I’m constantly working on a music project, whether it’s a solo endeavor or jamming with people. My love for vintage clothing most likely spawned from my love for music, which mostly consists of music from the ’60s and ’70s. Some of my style and music muses are Jane Birkin, Patti Smith, Syd Barret, The Velvet Underground, etc.
My friend Rachel Rosiecki and I share an online store in which we specialize in vintage clothing. We seek out unique pieces ranging from the ’40s-’90s. Our tastes in clothing differ and compliment to create a wide range of items for the shop. We recently attended a small festival in Harrisonburg, VA called MacRock and set up a booth there. We look forward to selling our clothing in person more often!
On how to pack for the road: In my journeys, whether with the Diamond Center or for Bones That Roam, it’s been inspiring to see the way that music fuels fashion and vice versa.
When I’m packing for a tour, I keep a few things in mind when deciding what to take:
But with those things in mind, I need to pack things that express who I am, for my stage presence and for exploring new places. Here are some things I would take with me:
Thief And Bandit Boxtop in Hourglass: I love this Thief and Bandit box top. It would be great paired with cut-offs or even dressing it up. Perfect for keeping cool outdoors in the warm weather.
Queen Ann Shorts: Dainty and cheeky, They would look awesome for a show or with a band t-shirt during the day.
Kokoon Moon Dress: This dress is versatile and that’s important, but it also gives off a mystical and enigmatic vibe.
Leonard 2 in Safari: These Illesteva frames are sturdy and will hold up in your bag, not to mention they can provide a nice shield from the summer sun and provide a cover-up for tired eyes. Playing shows can wear a girl out!
Madison Raw High Waisted: I don’t travel any where without a pair of dark denim jeans. Again, I like to pack light and these are incredibly versatile. I prefer the high-waisted cut of this pair.
2 Polished Smokey Quartz: Not only is this necklace tough yet delicate, but did you know smokey quartz is connected to the sounds of the universe? Yeah, it’s a cleansing stone that’ll help direct you to the nearest show ;).
Zebra Towel in Coral: Stay in control and know where your towel is. Anyone hitchhiking across the galaxy knows this.
Pascal 8-Eye Boot: Dr. Marten’s are a major part of my wardrobe. I feel invincible wearing my ox-bloods, plus they look really tough.