We Are Family: 5 Pairs Of Siblings With Creative Superpowers
Rachel & Jack Antonoff
Jack: Before 2008, Jack was probably best known for being the singer/guitarist of alt-rock band Steel Train… and for being the lucky guy to take Scarlett Johansson to her high-school prom. However, four years later, the musician’s level of fame flew off the charts—figuratively and literally—when he hooked up with Nate Ruess (The Format) and Andrew Dost (Anathallo) to form fun., which is responsible for scoring nearly every commercial and movie trailer with one of the many songs off their second album, 2012’s “Some Nights.” Oh, and he’s also in a long-term relationship with “Girls” braintrust, Lena Dunham, which makes him one-half of the world’s most creative couple. In between touring the world with fun., co-writing songs with artists like Tegan And Sara and Taylor Swift, and being an outspoken supporter of marriage equality, Jack somehow found the time to start a side project called Bleachers. The band’s first single, “I Wanna Get Better,” is sure to be your summer jam and their new song, “Shadow,” just makes us want to dance our lil’ hearts out. You’re welcome.
Rachel: While Jack makes music, older sister Rachel ensures he looks good doing it as the founder/designer of her own signature fashion line. In addition to her adorable duds being carried by stores like Anthropologie, Modcloth and Madewell, Rachel has been a longtime collaborator with Bass Shoes. The Bass Hearts Rachel Antonoff line features her whimsical take on classic styles (i.e. polka-dot saddle shoes and heart-imprinted penny loafers) and each item is named after one of Rach’s gal pals (i.e. Tavi Gevinson and Mae Whitman). For a look at what Rachel’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection encapsulates—both stylistically and emotionally—check out this crush-worthy promo video, starring brother Jack and “Community” actress Gillian Jacobs, which tells the story of how Mama and Papa Antonoff fell in love.