When In Rome

If there’s one thing that has stayed around longer than anyone expected, it’s the gladiator sandal—because they’ve been around since, um, ancient Rome? But rather than being geared up for cage fights, now they’re adorned in jewels and studs, and crafted in suede, metallics and even rubber. They’re also scaling new heights, with heels and straps that reach for your knees.

(Fashion TagHigh on Shoes, French Voguettes,

Music on the Mind

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Since I’ve been back in Los Angeles, I’ve been soaking up all the quintessential L.A. stuff that I missed so much. I’ve squeezed in some concerts, hung out with little miss Donna Bummer (the Disco Drag Poodle) and gotten in some good beach time—because that’s why we live here, right? I’ve been listening to a ton of music throughout it all, so from my brain to yours, here’s what’s on my mind.—xoxo, Sophia

Prime Time

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We love Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer so much that we’re giving it away as a limited-time gift with purchase!* And though we’ve all heard how great it is to use a primer, it can still be kind of tricky to nail down what exactly it does and how to use it. So we tapped Lori Taylor, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox, to give us the priming basics. Smooth, silky skin, here we come!

Kickin’ It Through The Decades

Some things never change. If you’re a girl, and you’ve lived…well…ever….chances are you love shoes. Because we have some major shoe news right around the corner (we promise!), we decided to look back at some styles that inspired serious devotion in decades past.

Mod Culture drove fashion in the ’60s, and secured a place in footwear history for the square toe, shorter heel and Go Go Boot.

Honey I’m Home

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Welcome to Honey’s world, where playing with your food is highly encouraged, emphemerality is priceless, and anything can be a canvas. We went ape over Honey’s awesome tattooed fruit  when we first saw it in Dossier Journal, and discovered that bananas were just the tip of the icebox when it comes to her food/art intersection. One of the coolest things about her work is that none of it is made to last, but Honey doesn’t seem to care. ” I am one of those people who are totally and utterly enamored with process,” she says. “The end product is just a bonus.”

DJ Tamara Sky

Though Los Angeles is a city of blue skies and sunshine, it still loves the occasional trip to the dark side. And for that we turn to Tamara Sky, the dark horse DJ and producer behind Lil Death, one of the wildest parties in the City of Angels. Tamara DJ’d our second No Bummer Summer Party this past weekend, and we caught up with her for a few minutes to talk snack foods and why she likes her music like her rollercoasters.

(Photos by Rony’s Photo Booth)

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in the deepest corner of the Bermuda Triangle, Puerto Rico!  I currently reside in Los Angeles.