Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In the Sweet Sunday Overalls
In our Sweet Sunday Overalls, Oil Slick Collar Necklace and Runaways Shades, Michelle Madsen of Take Aim (and owner of LOVE NAIL TREE) makes us long for a day of brunching and aimless wandering. That orange popsicle is the perfect accessory, but sadly, we don’t sell those.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: The Art of Punk
I found the art and fashion of punk before I discovered the music. When I was 13, I dyed my hair, wore ripped up clothes, and started hanging out with the weird kids. Even though it was the late ’90s, and punk was “dead,” my best friends and I loved classic “’77″ punk music thanks to our trusty neighborhood record clerk. I covered my bedroom walls with flyers from local punk shows and the art of Gee Vaucher, Dave King, Raymond Pettibon, Winston Smith and others. I was inspired by the rad women in the scene. They taught me to be fearless.
In the latest installment of The Art of Punk, a documentary series commissioned by MoCAtv about the visual culture of punk, filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte and Bo Bushnell delve into art of Crass, who happen to have been my favorite band. Their loud, fast, anarcho-punk lyrics and absolute conviction to the DIY spirit won my young heart. I spoke with the filmmakers about punk music, the Met gala and their favorite punk ladies, and Bryan even dug into his extensive collection of ephemera to highlight my heroes.—Martine Syms
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Globetrotter: Nef & Nat’s Guide to Athens
Style and travel bloggers Nef and Nat are no strangers to long flights and layovers. Inspired by their parents, traveling has always been an integral part of their lives. To them, travel is “the highest form of education and the greatest gift that one has to offer oneself.” But no matter where they jet off to, the twins will always call Athens home. Their favorite spots in Athens run tandem to their somewhat eclectic styles—sometimes opting for chic and sophisticated, while at other times looking for more of a IDC-I’m-in-Free-Runs kind of look. Of their hometown, they say that “If you haven’t been here yet, you must hurry. It is an amazing place, with so many secret spots and a magical energy.”
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 DIY: DIY Crayon Lipstick
We decided to make crayon lipstick because we thought it looked like fun. But in light of recent news that traditional lipstick contains lots of scary stuff, it turns out that it’s pretty practical too! Crayons are totally non-toxic and made to be safe enough for kindergarteners to munch on, and all the other ingredients are food-grade, so perfectly okay to put on your lips. Try this out, and you’re guaranteed to be the brightest crayon in the box…er, room.
Pencil Maxi Skirt
Pencil Skinny Jeans
Clueless Denim Jacket
Hot Kiss Necklace
NYX Matte Lip Cream- Berry
NYX Matte Lipstick- Indie Flick
NYX Matte Lipstick - Shocking Pink
NYX Matte Lip Cream-Pink
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Guest Edit: Twin Fashion by Nef & Nat
Twinfashion‘s Nef & Nat are Nefeli and Natalia, two Athens, Greece, based sisters who’ve been blogging about their style and their travels for the past two and a half years. In addition to blogging, Nat is currently the Digital Media Director at Sugarfree and Nefeli as a stylist, frequently working in Sweden. These girls are seriously on the go, and cite travel as their first love, a trait they inherited from their parents. Therefore, it’s no surprise that their style is a mix of sporty and sophisticated—addition to heels and crop tops, the sisters love sneakers and cut-offs, and are rarely seen without their almost-signature sunnies.
Nef & Nat's Picks
Digital Sky Shorts
Separate Ways Crop Top
Stolen Nights Romper
Zuri Coutout Bootie
Half Moon Magic Shades
Midnight Hour Jumpsuit
Hotline Skater Skirt