We’ve been having tons of fun getting to know singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman over the past month. Ever since she performed at our Fashion Week Sample Stop in early September, we haven’t been able to get her music out of our heads. That’s why we’re excited to be hosting a live Twitter chat with Tristan tomorrow (October 3rd)!
We’re huge fans of singer Tristan Prettyman. And just when we thought we couldn’t love her anymore, the gorgeous star gave an incredible performance last week to a small group of our subscribers here in New York. This week, she kindly offered to write a guest post for us on one of our favorite topics: new products she’s discovered through Birchbox.
Tristan with our co-founders, Hayley and Katia.
I am actually writing this from Portland, Oregon where I have just returned from the greatest camping trip ever out near Mt. Hood. One of my best friends moved here nearly three years ago and I had never come to visit her. Especially since I’ve been traveling non-stop recently, it’s been nice to take a short break. I was just in NYC where I was busy running around promoting my new album, Cedar + Gold (coming out on October 2nd), and while I was in town I performed at Birchox’s Sample Stop event.
The Birchbox ladies are such gems, and the event was jam packed! I performed some new songs from my album, and also got to make a very special Birchbox from all the amazing samples they had at the event. To be honest, I just learned about Birchbox a couple months ago. While I’d been hearing all sorts of things about it, I hesitated to sign up for something monthly because I am never home. But I finally did and last week, I got my first box, The September Issue. I especially loved the the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo, which came in extra handy on this recent camping trip. It was a small, but glorious luxury item to have in the midst of camp fires, lake swimming, sun bathing and breezy nights.
During fashion week we hosted a pop-up “Sample Stop”, a place for bloggers and editors to take a moment between shows to plug in, unwind, and stock up on beauty samples and on-the-go necessities.
The space was a huge hit and so beautiful, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with our customers. On Monday, subscribers joined us for a night of pampering (think Benefit brow shapings, Fresh makeup touch-ups, Color Club manis, and Aveda updos) and a live performance by music industry darling Tristan Prettyman.
As editors, it’s our job to predict trends. One thing we’re betting on: Tristan Prettyman is going to charm the pants off the music industry. After taking some time off, the singer-songwriter is releasing her fourth album, Cedar and Gold, on October 2nd. Lucky for you, Birchbox subscribers can download two free tracks right now. We know you’re going to love her as much as we do.
We also had the chance to chat with the Cali-based artist (and give her a September Birchbox!). She gave us some insight into her emotionally charged songs. “I realized that the album was coming from such a deeper place than I had ever written before,” says Prettyman. “It feels really, really good to work hard on something and see the finished product.”
Learn more about the details behind the making of the album here and watch Prettyman’s September unboxing video below! Plus, tune in to our Twitter chat (use #bblovestristan) with the singer on September 25th at 3PM ET for a chance to get your questions answered and win prizes. More details to come so keep an eye on this blog until then!