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Monday, July 23, 2012 Artsy Fartsy: With The Band

There are two things we can never have enough of – shoes and vinyl. Not only do we love the distinctly grainy sound of a record, but the artwork can be almost as awesome as what’s inside. So…for your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled some of the coolest album covers ever – from Warhol’s functional zipper on Sticky Fingers and peelable banana on The Velvet Underground & Nico to a totally screwed Debbie Harry on Koo Koo. There’s no doubt these works of art will have you running to the record store to get your fix!

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Monday, July 23, 2012 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In The Jet Romper

Shan of tinytoadstool takes monochrome to the next level in the Jet Romper with towering heels in the same hue and stand-out vintage accessories. An armful of bangles and huge shades add an extra edge to her bold ’90s-inspired look.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 Just Sayin’: Dress Up!

(Matchbook)

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Friday, July 20, 2012 Studio Soundtracks: Around The World

This week’s soundtrack is jam-packed with some of our favorite beats from around the world to get you ready for the weekend. There’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and Nina Hagen is decked out in blue!

“Settle Down” by No Doubt

“If you grew up in the Nineties like me, you probably had a slight obsession with No Doubt. I’m stoked they decided to make a comeback with this new single, “Settle Down”. So what can we expect from our favorite Orange County kids? A blend of what they do best – ska, reggae and world beats.”

“Jan Pehechan-Ho” by Mohammed Rafi

“Keeping on the whole East-meets-West vibe is this amazing clip from the 1966 Bollywood film, Gumnaam. It was featured in one of the cult classic, Ghost World, and has a dance routine that rival Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”!”

“Bamboo Banga” by M.I.A.

“I’m sure everyone’s seen M.I.A.’s epic video for “Bad Girls”, but lately I’ve been bringin’ it back a little with one of my all-time M.I.A. favorites, “Bamboo Banga”. This track seriously builds up and breaks like no other, and is still one of my favorite dance floor bangers!”

“New York, New York” by Nina Hagen

“Our Creative Director mentioned Nina Hagen the other day, and I immediately had to watch this out-of-control video of hers from the Eighties. Her style is crazy in the best way possible, and her voice just as unique.”

“Holiday” by Madonna

“I had to end with this Madonna classic, because it’s summertime and I think were all in the mood for a little rest and relaxation. This video features some insane dance moves and some sweet monochromatic outfits!”

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Friday, July 20, 2012 California Dreaming: Working For The Weekend

With only a few hours left before the weekend kicks off, our thoughts have turned to surfing, haute couture, and a whole lot of food.

Chelsea, Planning Analyst: “I’m headed to Newport Beach to learn how to surf with some friends!”

Liz, Vintage Buyer: “The Orange County Fair for insane rides and deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair.”

Jenny, Graphic Designer: “I’m going to a tie-dying and cake-eating party at my friend’s house! So basically, the best party ever.”

Rosa, Fashion Content Editor: “My mom is visiting from Germany. She’s obsessed with Tango, so she’s making me go with her to a milonga. It should definitely be…interesting.”

Jacqueline, Junior Buyer: “My boyfriend is taking me to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at De Young in San Francisco, so I’m taking him to see the new Batman movie.”

Chloe, HR Coordinator: “I’m throwing a themed movie night – “Let’s beat the heat and pretend we’re in Antarctica!” We’re cranking the A/C, making winter cocktails and watching Fargo on the big screen.”

Jaclyn, Fashion Writer: “I’ll be eating my way through the LA Street Food Fest tomorrow at the Rose Bowl. So yeah, you can find me at the gym on Sunday.”

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