Artsy Fartsy: Shantell Martin

Lady DJ: Laila Sakini

Horoscopes: September 2014

Premiere: “Save Me From Myself” by ADI

Lookbooks: Play, Girl

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Tuuli of Fallie’s Scrapbook

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Tuuli Jurgenson of Fallie’s Scrapbook is one of those people that makes you realize you weren’t nearly as cool as you thought you were when you were (barely) 13.

In addition to posting photos of her effortlessly cool outfits that would look just as perfect on 20-something PYTs in Brooklyn as a teenager in Estonia, she also shares eye-popping graphic illustrations of fashion-forward femmes that strike her fancy (Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung and Lady Gaga to name a few).

So, naturally, we just had to ask what inspires the girl that inspires us:

Describe your style: Simple and girly, but at times still pretty boyish and layered.

Your 3 wardrobe staples: Pants (whether they be jeans, harems or shorts), oversized t-shirts and girly stuff like dresses & skirts.

Favorite fashion decade: The second half of the Sixties. I love Twiggy for both her boyish look and mini dresses.

What are you most excited to wear this season? Harem pants, because I always wear either skinnies or tights and it’s cool to wear something different.

You’d never be caught dead wearing: Fake Ugg boots. They’re not cute, pretty or even waterproof.

Band you can’t stop listening to: Twisted Sister. I’m actually not usually a big fan of this kind of music, but their song “School’s Out” sounds so great right now.

Your perfect Sunday: Wake up at 10 a.m. Have morning tea and sandwiches, then check my e-mail/Blogger/Tumblr/Facebook. Clean my room before going shopping with my friends, then have a picnic in the park. Go home and watch Ugly Betty. Take photos with my sister to post to lookbook.nu and Blogger. Then I’d maybe watch some TV and go to sleep.

One thing you couldn’t live without: My computer, because most of my life is on the internet…which isn’t very good actually. Oh, and food too.

Your 3 favorite NG pieces right now: The Black ‘n Blue Moto Jacket because it reminds me a little of Wang and I love the two-tone and zippers, the Brit Box Tee for the shape and Union Jack pattern and the leopard Jeffrey Campbell Mariel Wedge. I’m usually not a huge fan of leopard, but these shoes are just fierce and I think I’d actually mix them with the jacket and tee!

Check out her dream Doc Martens (that we’re desperately hoping turn into real Doc Martens):

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 Right Now: Ellery

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What more could you ask for in a fashion show?

Maybe an ominous smoke-filled runway with pyramids sprouting up from the floor? How about Bowie-esque glitter face paint and a plumed leather bodysuit? Done.

Aussie designer Ellery sure knows how to put on a hell of a show, from the theatrical set design to the most insanely perfect bellbottoms we’ve ever laid our eyes on.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 Right Now: A Walk On The Wild Side

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(Clockwise from top left: Because I’m Addicted, unknown, Dazed, Another Magazine, Exit)

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(Tommy Ton, Shae Acopian D. via lookbook.nu, Jak & Jil (2), unknown)

Though we’re firm believers that cat prints never truly go out of style, leopard and cheetah prints are having a serious moment in the urban jungle and we couldn’t be more excited.

Whether you choose to make a serious statement in a spotted dress or jacket (bonus points for mixing prints!) or ease into the trend with leopard accessories, there’s no better time to go wild!

A few of our current obsessions:

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(Clockwise from top left: Wild Side Cuff, Jeffrey Campbell Cayman Sandals, Surfin’ Safari Scarf, MinkPink Leopard Flare Tank Dress, Lou Leopard Skirt, MinkPink Serengeti Cutout Tee)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Artsy Fartsy: Coloring Outside The Lines

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We stumbled upon these amazing mixed media works from L.A. artist Charlie Rubin when surfing Trendland today.

After you’re finished saving all the Crayola-hued images to your desktop, marvel at the fact that you can actually buy (and afford!) a print here.

Don’t worry, you can thank us later.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 (Almost) Vintage: Turns Out Clarissa Knew What She Was Talking About…

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(I see a DIY denim shirt project in my near future)

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(Clarissa’s badass biker chick look…wait, how old was she?)

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(No words.)

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(Love the Keith Haring tee & giant watch!)

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(Looks like we share some common interests…)

Like every self-respecting tween fashion freak in the ’90s, Clarissa was totally my childhood idol.

But I mean, who doesn’t want to be the girl with a knack for pulling off insane colorful print combos, video game programming and creatively terrorizing her little bro? Seriously…she even had a pet alligator (Elvis) that she kept in a kiddie pool in her room!

Oh god, I think I still want to be like Clarissa. I guess I’ll start with the prints and start searching for a friend with a ladder.

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