Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In The Kink
KayKay Blaisdell channels her inner Seventies rock muse in the floor-grazing Monterey Lace Cardi with a crop tee and The Kink High-Rise Jean. Gold circle shades and sky-high Litas add an au courant touch to her vintage-inspired look.
Monday, August 20, 2012 Newsflash: It’s Shoe Week!
It’s our biggest week of shoe arrivals ever, with tons of new pairs added every day! You know, it’s kind of like Shark Week, but with more height and less bite. Stay tuned to get the scoop on every trend you need to step up your shoe game this fall. First up, studs, spikes, and skulls for days…
Holy Stud Platform
Blitz Spike Combat Boot
Audrey Spike Wedge
Lita Platform Boot
Skull Sk8r Sneaker
Crown Spike Loafer
8th Street Spike Boot
Monday, August 20, 2012 Globetrotter: Our Favorite Spots In NYC
With our Fashion Week launch party on the horizon, talk around Nasty Gal HQ has turned to the stuff we have to do while we’re there. Luckily, we have some NYC insiders on our team who gave us the skinny on some of their favorite spots in the City That Never Sleeps.
Union Pool: ”For late nights, whiskey shots and the hot dudes who buy them for you.”
Mission Chinese Food: ”One of our favorite SF restaurants finally opened a spot in NYC! It’s some of the yummiest, spiciest food ever, it’s super cheap and they donate 75 cents from each entree to the Food Bank. Make sure to get the Salt Cod Fried Rice and show up either super early or really late if you want to get a table.”
El Sombrero: “This LES institution is famous for their wicked strong margaritas, annnd you can get them to go. Just saying.”
Jun Hair Salon: ”For an awesome blonde dye job on the cheap, and an even cheaper hair cut.”
Cafe Gitane: “People watching at The Jane’s cafe is almost as delicious as their famed avocado toast.”
Battery Park: “You may have to battle through groups of tourists, but it’s still one of the greatest places to take in views of the Manhattan skyline, waterfront, and Statue Of Liberty.”
The Duplex: ”This old school piano bar and cabaret theatre in West Village has the best drunken singalongs EVER. Trust.”
Friday, August 17, 2012 Guest Edit: Rapper’s Delight With Le Happy
During the late ’80s, rap music began taking over the scene and hip hop influences reigned supreme. The style was all about baseball caps, scarf-printed bomber jackets, baggy pants, Adidas track suits, pops of neon and heavy gold jewelry. Run DMC, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys along with their fans served as inspiration for designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Isaac Mizrahi, who started incorporating streetwear and supersized jewelry in their collections.
Perhaps the most iconic piece embraced on the streets and the runway were the gold chains seen on everyone from Salt ‘n’ Pepa to supermodels in Chanel. Lately, I’ve been channeling the era by piling on chain necklaces with my favorite tanks, sheer mesh tops and printed t-shirts. Top off the look with a huge messy braid and red lips, turn on Licensed To Ill and you’re ready to roll.
Shop Luanna's Nasty Gal Picks
Cross Chain Necklace
Double Take Dress
Acid High Skinny Jeans
Leopard Denim Jacket
Outrageous Fortune Cutoff Shorts
Shape Shift Earrings
Scoop Crop Top
Curved Fringe Necklace