Thursday, June 28, 2012 Sophia’s Corner: Sup, FORBES?
So…Forbes. When I was first contacted by Victoria, I was shocked — no business publication has yet told our story, while for years I’ve read Inc, Fast Company, Entrepreneur…all great magazines, but Forbes, man — it’s a gangster’s dream. It’s exciting and bewildering to think about how fast Nasty Gal has taken off. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s helped along the way, but equally as grateful to the naysayers. To someone like myself, hearing “no” on many occasions just means “be creative and NO becomes YES.” I think that’s the most exciting thing about what we’ve built — that if you say it, believe it, and move in your dreams’ general direction, it’s possible to do anything.
I look at the photos in the Forbes piece and think “do I look like a business lady?” and am terrified to know the answer. Yes, I’m a lady, and I do business. And I put on my Forbes face for this piece. But just like “NO” can mean “creative YES”, seeing myself in Forbes is an even greater reminder to KEEP IT WEIRD. After all, #nastygalsdoitbetter!
To read the entire piece, and learn about my brief stint as a Sandwich Artist, click here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Bringin’ It Back: Pure Magic
Our latest vintage collection combines the best of our two favorite fashion eras – the carefree nature of Seventies rock muses with a dose of Nineties grunge. Imagine digging through Abbey Lee and Marianne Faithfull’s closets filled with lace, velvet and fringe before raiding Fairuza Balk’s jewelry collection from The Craft. Yeah, we went there.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Contests: Nasty Gals Do It Better On Instagram
We all know that Nasty Gals do it better, so here’s your chance to prove it and win a $1,000 gift card, Nikon D7000 camera and sweet swag!
Snap an Instagram pic (or ten!) that says “Nasty Gals Do It Better” – whether it’s scribbled on a sticky note, drawn in your sketchbook, or written in the sand. The more creative, the better! The contest ends July 11th, so point and shoot!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Artsy Fartsy: Lola Dupre
Armed with scissors, glue, and stacks of paper, Portugal-based artist Lola Dupre gets to work – turning anything from magazine ads to iconic images into insane kaleidoscopic collages. Inspired by both the beautiful and the grotesque, Lola’s works are proof that models somehow still manage to look amazing when shattered into tiny pieces.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Newsflash: Little. Black. Dresses.
Anything-but-basic black dresses that are strapped, studded and ready to party hop from poolside to the after-after-hours.
Yes, your hunt for the perfect black dress is officially over.
El Diablo Dress
Drifted Love Dress
Hope Tank Dress
Spiked Corset Dress
Shattered Metal Dress
Rendezvous Tank Dress
Betty Cutout Dress
Valley Of The Dolls Dress