Thursday, February 14, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: Love Sucks
Sure today’s the lovers’ holiday…but what if you’re a total babe magnet with no babe? Not to worry. Whether you’re rolling solo or having a hot girl’s night, we’ve got a breakup playlist you’ll totally fall for. Complete with rock ballads and guilty pleasures we may or may not have had on repeat in high school, these songs will have you smitten in no time. Love sucks, but your music doesn’t have to.
“Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra
“Pain In My Heart” by The Rolling Stones
“Don’t Cry” by Guns N’ Roses
“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
“Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
”Lovers Lane” by Hunx And His Punx
“When Doves Cry” by Prince
”Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star
“You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin” The Righteous Brothers
“Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 NGTV: How to Make Fresh-Picked Flower Crowns
He loves me, he loves me not…who cares. As spring blossoms in our closets, we’re always reminded of one of our favorite childhood pastimes, stringing together the perfect daisy chain. Flower crowns have been a signature of some of our eternal style muses like Jane Birkin, Pamela des Barres and Drew Barrymore and lucky for us, Jasmin of Cult Gaia is giving us her ultimate tips to making these fresh-picked halos at home. Ready, set, bloom!
1. You’ll need 3 of your favorite types of flowers and 2-3 fillers (like Baby’s Breath or asters) for texture, floral rustic wire, wrapping wire, and floral tape.
2. Measure your head with the rustic wire…make sure to leave a little room! Then cut and twist the wire to make a full circle.
3. Cut your flowers and fillers, leaving 3″ below the stem.
4. Next, make bunches with 2-3 flowers and 2-3 fillers and wrap the stems together with floral tape.
5. Lay the bunches on your base and begin wrapping them around the base with wrapping wire, laying them side by side until you go all the way around. Et voila!
(Video by Alexa Karolinski)
Get Ready For A Spring Fling!
Brakelight Lace Dress
Daze Rose Crown
Daisy Days Bustier
Rose Bloom Crown
Ever Rose Crown
Lucy In The Sky Shades
Spring Standard Dress
NYX Mood Lip Gloss
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Behind The Scenes: NYFW, This Is It
We came, we saw, we danced our asses off. Between the (faux) fur, sequins and next-level ‘dos, it’s always hard to say sayonara to NYFW but, alas, it’s time to head west for La-La Land. And we’re already counting down the days ’til September…
(Photos by Brandon Harman)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 California Dreaming: Our Valentine’s Day Crushes
Alright lovebirds, it’s the final countdown to Valentine’s Day and our staff is here to save you from last-minute panic with the perfect outfit ideas. So whether you’re having a fancy dinner or dancing the night away, here are our top picks to ensure your sweetheart only has eyes for you.
Cherysse, Jr. Buyer: “A couple of us girls are going to have an Anti-Valentine’s Party! We’re going to dress up, order some food and talk shit about boys while Heathers plays in the background. I think I’m going to throw on the white Peplum Skinny Pants with a bustier and red lipstick!”
Isabella, Social Media Associate: “I’m going to hit up some great Valentine’s Day parties in LA. Since I’ll be dancing the night away, I’ll need some platforms that can keep up!”
Jaclyn, Social Media Manager: “I’m going to an amazing pop-up dinner in my neighborhood with the boy, so I have my eye on the Minx Peplum Jumpsuit. It’s effortless, yet undeniably sexy.”
Alex, Production Coordinator: ”I’m really digging the In The Cut Dress – it’s super simple & sophisticated. My valentine this year is Dee, so I gotta be hot for our girls night out! Single Nasty Gals unite!”
Simone, Jr. Copywriter: “I’m going to a group Valentines dinner, you know, to take the awkward edge off of a lame V-Day date. I’ll be thrilling the other dinner guests in the Thrill Of The Lace Top, Lou Lou Bustier, high waist black skinnies and the Fontaine Cutout Oxfords.”