private icon: honey ltd.
the world slept on their album, but there's no denying this '60s girl group had style.
by: liza darwin
July 23 2013
All month long we've been channeling some of our favorite album covers in honor of the annual NYLON Music Issue. While most of our Private Icons like Lana Del Rey and Patti Smith probably already have a comfy spot in your record collection (or let's be real, in your iTunes), today's muses, the ladies from Honey Ltd., are far more under the radar. Despite having all the makings of a successful girl group — sunny singalong harmonies, major charisma, on-point '60s style— this Detroit psych-folk quartet never quite took off. They were signed to Lee Hazlewood's LHI label (also home to Nancy Sinatra), but disappeared into relative obscurity after their 1968 self-titled debut album came out. But wait, there's the good news! Today marks the official re-release of the band's LP via Light In The Attic Records, meaning the band's dreamy tunes get a well-deserved resurgence. So listen here, and then see how to make their '60s style work for 2013 below. Because just like a blissful summertime soundtrack, shiftdresses, miniskirts, and Twiggy lashes never get old.