Friday, August 15, 2008 Sophia’s Corner: The Original NASTY GAL…
When I began selling vintage online nearly two years ago, I was faced with a task that every business owner encounters: finding a name for their business. For me, it was important to choose a name that represented an attitude as well as an aesthetic. The easy route would have been to hop on the hippie bandwagon and name it something sweet–but I felt that approach was just a little too familiar, and much softer than what I was going for.
I used to spend a lot of time collecting hard-to-find records, and unearthing unpopular or otherwise rare music that had fallen under the radar–sometimes for decades. I consulted my library for inspiration, and after little time I’d settled on the name of funkstress Betty Davis’ hard-hitting third album, NASTY GAL.
Once the wife of musician Miles Davis and an ex-runway model, she was a true sex symbol. Her lyrics were unabashedly raunchy and sex-drenched, and were accompanied by one of the the best rhythm sections of the era (or ever, for that matter). To put it shortly: she’s good stuff. Need proof?
“She was the first Madonna. But Madonna is more like Marie Osmond when compared to Betty Davis.” -Carlos Santana
Friday, August 15, 2008 Newsflash: Dress To Impress
Friday, August 15, 2008 Newsflash: Coming Tonight…
We’re busting out another round of fabulous vintage this week, with some amazing leather jackets, a few flirty frocks, and one killer pair of 1960s Balenciaga shoes. Also, we’ve got some very Balenciaga-esque round sunnies on the way, with another style of the France Romance Shades and some other goodies. Take a peek!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Newsflash: Attention Bay Area Shoppers!
If you haven’t heard already, Mini Market is now in full swing! For the rest of the month NASTY GAL will be showcasing a small collection of amazing vintage pieces as part of Silverman Gallery and Look Boutique’s Mini Market exhibition. We had an amazing time on opening night, Refinery29 was there covering the event and we even managed to snap a few photos of our own:
NASTY GAL models were on hand to showcase the goods:
Some stylish attendees:
A shot of the crowd at night:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Newsflash: Leather, Lace, And Fringe…
We’re gearing up for another great update this week, with some amazing leather skirts, tuxedo jackets, and this season’s must-have: black lace. Also–a faux Chanel bomber, and an adorably cute burgundy tuxedo blazer from Christian Dior.
Expect these pieces tomorrow or Friday (if you’re on our mailing list, you’ll get an email), and be sure to act fast as each is one-of-a-kind!