Aly and AJ Michalka wear a pair of Peggy Hartanto cut-out dresses in this new shot from their Zooey mag feature.
The 78violet sisters chatted about their music, Violet House production company and more. Check it:
On their name change: “‘Aly & AJ’ has always been a part of who we are. It still is, and always will be, but we took some time to really hone our writing skills and our overall musicianship to take it to the next level. ‘Aly & AJ’ became one name, rather than a collaboration of two people. It was nice to focus on developing separately. It took us about a year to figure out what we wanted to become. Once we figured that out, it just felt right. The name ‘78Violet’ has a lot of very personal meaning to us.”
On the album: “I think the music will speak for itself. It’s all about experiences and the things that happened to us over the last few years. The relationships we’re writing about, the social issues we’re touching on they are all very fresh in our hearts and very personal to us.”
On their production company: “Violet House, and it’s been a really great learning experience. That world is kind of slow moving and we haven’t really established ourselves as producers yet, but that’s what we’re striving for. I’d like to think that Aly and I have a really good eye for new material, and we’re avid readers. We enjoy optioning properties that haven’t been discovered yet. We’ve learned to ask questions from some of the amazing people we’ve worked with in the past. Producing is a big dream of ours and a field, I think, we can definitely see ourselves being in for a long time.”
Aly and AJ Michalka attend the premiere of How I Live Now held at ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas on Tuesday night (November 5) in Hollywood.
The 78Violet sisters were joined on the red carpet by the film’s star Saoirse Ronan.
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“Love getting my nails done at Renewal Nail Bar :) Been coming here for so long! Shoutout to the new amazing owner @SivCotton xoxo AJ,” they tweeted earlier in the day.
How I Live Now is about American girl who is sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives and finds herself fighting for her survival as the UK turns into a violent military state.
Aly and AJ Michalka pose together at the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party on Friday night (September 27) in Los Angeles.
The 78violet sisters caught up inside with former Bunheads star Kaitlyn Jenkins.
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In case you missed it, Aly and AJ cover the new issue of Icon mag.
“Thank you @theiconmag ! Out on stands tomorrow xo,” the girls wrote on Twitter.
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Aly and AJ Michalka of 78violet grace the fall issue of Icon magazine.
The sisters, 24 and 22, opened up to the glossy about their music, production company, connecting with their fans and more. Check it:
On their music: “I’m excited. We’ve done all of this ourselves. The next stop would be to work with a label that feels passionate about our music, and the goal would be to release a [full] record within the end of the his year or early next year.”
On Violet House Productions: “Really, our production company stemmed from the fact that we are really big readers. We are all about finding projects that we feel passionate about and we are into optioning property and material that we believe in and get it off the ground and offering it a shot, especially stuff that we wouldn’t have found walking into some obscure bookstore and picked up.”
On their fans: “When people come up to us, I give a lot of props, because I couldn’t do it. When they care and appreciate what we do and have the ability to come up and say it, I give that a lot of credit. As long as I don’t have spaghetti in my mouth. Other than that, it makes me feel amazing. 110%”
Bella Thorne arrives at the 2013 InStyle Summer Soiree held at the Mondrian Hotel on Wednesday night (August 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 15-year-old actress was joined at the event by sisters Aly and AJ Michalka.
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The month before, Aly and AJ stepped out for the premiere of Blue Jasmine held at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
FYI: Bella is wearing an Armani dress and shoes, Charlotte Olympia from Forward by Elyse Walker clutch, and XIV Karats jewelry. Aly wore a Reformation dress with Brian Atwood shoes. AJ chose a striped Opening Ceremony dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Max Azria clutch.
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AJ Michalka goes vintage for the premiere of Blue Jasmine held at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday evening (July 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 22-year-old actress coordinated her outfit with a red bag and red heels, alongside older sister Aly.
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Starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin, in Blue Jasmine, a life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister.
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Aly and AJ Michalka walk the red carpet for the premiere of Grown Ups 2 held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Wednesday night (July 10) in New York City.
The 24-year-old actress stars as Savannah in the upcoming film with Taylor Lautner and Halston Sage, among many others.
Just the night before, Aly and AJ hosted a showcase for fans and performed a slew of new 78violet tunes.
“Thank you a million times over New York. Keep spreading the word. Don’t want Hothouse to drop on iTunes from top 10!! We need your help:)” the girls tweeted afterwards.
FYI: AJ is wearing a Peggy Hartanto dress.
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