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
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!
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.
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.”
but it can buy shoes and that’s kind of the same thing, right?
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)
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For our second in our series of No Bummer Summer pool parties, we headed to the Standard in West Hollywood to chill out on a Sunday afternoon. Along with music from DJs Rob Ackroyd, Twin Shadow and Tamara Sky, there were beers, bikinis and sunglasses galore. Exactly what a pool party should be, right?
(Photos by Rony’s Photo Booth)
Meet Nicole, our PR Assistant. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Nicole’s our favorite Valley girl. She ascribes to a healthy regimen of leather jackets, skater skirts and platforms, with an extensive collection of metal accessories to match. We followed her for a week and got the scoop on hangover spots, witty t-shirts and headwear that’s out of this world.
Photos by Felisha Tolentino
During my two week romp through Europe, London was calling my name (queue The Clash) the whole time. And what a perfect city to visit before I headed back to sunny Los Angeles. Not only was I in town for an historic London moment with the birth of the Royal Baby (you capitalize Royal Baby, right?), but I also had quite a few moments that are going to go down in my own history books. Also, the above photo is at a restaurant. Don’t worry about it.