After a crazy couple of months of non-stop work and a shamelessly-short holiday, I am back on the streets of Ottawa looking for stylin’ people. I went to Mercury Lounge on Saturday night and came across these two cute boys … loved their cozy mash up of plaids and stripes. Jesse and Steye are from the Netherlands, here participating in a project called “In a Cabin With”. The premise is Dutch musicians travel to inspiring places on the planet, hole up in a “cabin” with local musicians and write a bunch of music. Steye and Jesse, along with Philippe LaFraniere and Zakari Frantz will showcase their creations at Mercury on February 9th. And all the finished songs are available to download free from the “In a Cabin” website. SO COOL…’nuff said! www.inacabinwith.com
Who? Jesse and Steye
Occupation: J – Singer, Songwriter. S – Musician, Producer.
Who’s your style icon? J – Elvis. S – My Grandmother, she’s 92.
What are you listening to these days? J – Ryan Adams, Nick Cave, The Pixies. S – Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Feist, RedNose Distrikt.
What’s your favourite thing about Ottawa? J – The snow! S – Fish, beer, banana-date bread.
If you were an animal, what would you be? J – Monkey. S – German Sheppard.
Upstairs, I ran into Karinka. She looked really pulled together and her shoes were hot so I took her photo too.
Describe your style? Classic with an edge.
Who’s your style icon? Kate Winslet, Katie Perry, Anne Hathaway.
What are three things you can’t live without? Mascara, heels, a great purse.
What are you listening to these days? Everything …House, Jazz, Punk.
What’s your favourite thing about Ottawa? Sephora!
If you were an animal, what would you be? A cat.
Photos and Text by: Payton Kennedy – Payton.kennedy[at]gmail[dot]com 613-868-9847