Born in late 70s California and early 80s Paris, Brian Tamborello and Lo Nguyen have degrees in Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington, in Fashion Design from Studio Berçot, and studied photography at Brooks Institute. They have photographed for Sub Pop, Geffen, Epic Records, and T magazine, designed for Ralph Lauren's RRL, Levi's Vintage Clothing, and Christophe Lemaire at Lacoste. They played in New York experimental rock band Psychic Ills, and founded their own clothing label, LES APERIZES, carried internationally at 30 stores, including Barney's New York, Harvey Nichols, Ikram, Isetan and 10 Corso Como.