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Thursday, November 8, 2012 Right Now: Lace Is More

Dare to dream in ethereal lace that gives a sneak peek of what lies beneath. Whether you get laced from head-to-heel or opt for a veiled manicure, our favorite looks play off the delicate fabric with leather, studs, and sky-high heels for an unexpected edge.

(Paranaiv, Vanessa Jackman, Rare Persona, Petite Side of Style, Indulgy, Where Did U Get That, Pinterest, La Vagabond Dame, Tumblr, Fanny Lyckman, Fashion For Cherie, Fashiononymous, Tumblr, Frassy, The Blonde Salad)

Style > Right Now > Lace Is More

Thursday, November 8, 2012 Chit Chat LIVE!: Beauty Talk With Our Makeup Master, Stacey!


Style > Chit Chat LIVE! > Beauty Talk With Our Makeup Master, Stacey!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Role Model: Björk’s Electric Beauty

Björk has always stunned us, not only in her wild getups but also with her unbridled creativity. She’s a bad-ass in every medium, and whether in albums, videos, movies, interviews, photos, technological presentation and instrument design (um, anything else we’re forgetting?), she’s always pushing boundaries. Teetering on the edge of extremes, she is as fierce and vicious as a wolverine while her pixie face remains the eternal pinnacle of cute. Her music’s arranged in overwhelmingly beautiful ways, transgressing borders with her love of the strange and freaky while still moving the heart. Oh Björk, we love you so.

Style > Role Model > Björk’s Electric Beauty

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Role Model: With Our Beauty Specialist, Stacey

We’re lucky, we just get to go down to the studio and ask makeup artist genius Stacey Nishimoto whenever we’ve got a burning beauty question that desperately needs an honest answer. She’s the one who showed us the two-toned lip trick and a look that goes all night without looking like it’s crossed over into the walk of shame, and we just can’t get enough of her bold theories and serious skills. Tomorrow she’ll be hosting a live chat, spilling all kinds of info on trends (hint: ask her about graphic eyeshadow blocking and illuminating face powders) and tips (how to make certain runway looks wearable), as well as her ideas about new hair textures and an elegant pale brow. Please join us here from 2 to 3 PM PST tomorrow!

Beauty > Role Model > With Our Beauty Specialist, Stacey

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Behind The Scenes: Show Me Your Desktop Part 2

Ever since our first desktop experiment, we can’t stop sneaking peeks at screens when walking through Nasty Gal HQ. Luckily, our stalking paid off as we found about a gazillion cool photos, sweet jams and Nasty Gal totes that were too good to keep to ourselves.

Saga, Merchandise Assistant
My desktop is highly organized in folders from sales reports to inspiration photos and everything in between. My desktop photo is my favorite pic of Kate Moss looking like a badass babe. It’s kind of the inspiration photo for my closest group of girlfriends. (BTP–bitches that party) I always have music on at work and generally start my day with the XX or Van Morrison. As for my Nasty Gal tote, I always have a ton of stuff waiting in there for me…it’s too hard not to!

Liz, Vintage Buyer
I think I have about 2000 inspiration photos saved on my computer – everything from glitter makeup to 80s print ads to vintage pieces I’m on the hunt for. Right now I’ve got my sports vibe on: lots of sweaty Nike crop tops and skateboard graphics that definitely inspired the vintage we used in the November Lookbook. And then, of course, there’s the inescapable eBay window that is always up on my computer. I probably spend about, um, 20-24 hours a week on eBay. Ok not really, but maybe! It is both the best and worst thing in the world. There’s a point where your brain starts turning to mush and every listing looks the same when you’re on page 38 of 128 and you swear you’ve seen that shirt a million times, and then – BOOM – you’ve found that amazing Chanel dress and it is $29.99 Buy It Now. That’s when the competitive side of me comes out and I silently cheer myself at my desk and grab some Oreos as a reward.

Cherysse, Merchandiser
I’m getting ready for the holiday season with this awesome photo I found of Anjelica Huston in a silver wig sippin’ on some champagne! My desktop is full of random blog images, Excel sheets, and music from my Spotify. Part of being a Merchandiser is getting to find new and inspirational images to work off for product development, but I also stumble across other cool shit that just makes me smile. Shuffling through my music library keeps me going through the day. I’ve been feeling a lot of the old stuff like The Talking Heads, but also new stuff with an old sound like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

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