Birchbox Crush: Oh Land

She may be nicknamed the Heidi Klum of Danish Electropop, but Nanna Fabricius, aka Oh Land, has a style all her own. We fell in love with her months ago when we caught the video for "Sun of a Gun," the first single off her EP, and have been fans ever since. The New York transplant’s catchy pop hooks already have a rabid indie following, but we’re predicting the release of her full-length album this month will tip her into serious stardom. And it’s not just Oh Land’s music that has us crushing — we love her her seriously fun makeup and quirky style. She told us about her name, her favorite Brooklyn haunts, and a not-entirely-safe alternative to eyeliner.

Musical Legacy

I always loved music but I felt like people expected me to be musical because my parents were musicians so I was like, ‘No I’m not going to be what you think I am, I’m going to be a dancer.’ I danced for ten years in the Royal Ballet School but had to stop because of a serious back injury. That’s when I started writing music; music became my diary to deal with the trauma.

What's in a Name?

It comes from my middle name, which in Danish is spelled Øland. But also, for me, when I make music I dive into my own little world and I explore what it looks like in there, what it tastes like, what colors are involved.

Video Vixen

When we did “Sun of a Gun,” I wanted to have two different looks, one that was more natural and then something darker and heavier that represented another side in me. I wanted my eyebrows bleached in order to make the eye makeup heavy without looking glam. I wanted to achieve a kind of androgynous look.

Extreme DIY Beauty

I like to put lip gloss on my face and then dunk my face in glitter. I’ve also used sharpie marker as eyeliner when I can’t find any.

Home Away From Home

Ole Henriksen is great but now you can also get it in the states. There's another organic brand called Rudolph, which is really nice and clean. Oh, and Danish candy is hard to find here so I always bring some back with me!

Brooklyn Beauty

I like Woodley and Bunny in Williamsburg because they have great imported brands like Embryolisse and Sacha Juan. I also love Diptyque in Manhattan. They have lovely oils and candles.

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