Soko

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We can’t stop thinking about the killer Nasty Gal x Galore Mag bash from a couple weeks back—mostly because some of our favorite female musicians made an appearance (like Deap Vally and Ivy Levan!). But, we didn’t get a chance to talk to our DJ-of-the-night Soko because, well, she was a little busy. So, we caught up with the singer/actress/all-around babetron afterward to chat about her ’80s-inspired setlist, her never-ending “teen crisis”, and how she (successfully!) manages to live her entire life out of suitcase. Spoiler alert: She’s awesome.

(Photos by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat of Galore Mag)

Spring Break Forever

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1. RIDIN’ HIGH

Now that winter is officially over, we only have one thing on our minds: SPRANG BREAKKK. From babes in bikinis to endless beach parties, there’s a million and one reasons to celebrate—here’s to the MTV glory days where beer koozies and bad decisions reigned supreme. 

Tokyo Shop Girls

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As our Tokyo adventures continue, we stop by two of the most influential clothing stores in Japan—Faline and Candy—and get to know the killer women behind them. Take a look inside some of the best hidden gems (literally) but, warning, you might want to book a flight to Japan ASAP.

In The Ice Flower Kimono

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Dudes, spring starts tomorrow. We repeat: Spring. Officially. Starts. Tomorrow. To celebrate the end of winter, we’re itching for an all-white-everything ensemble with a super springy print. Oddly enough, Rachel Lynch from I Hate Blonde totally read our minds with her badass boho look. We love how she toughened up a floral kimono by pairing it with a crisp leather crop top, metal-plated platforms, and a black cherry lip. Check out more pics from her ensemble below!

Nasty Gal Collection Spring 2014 Stylist Sasha Kelly

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We need to give major props to our Nasty Gal Collection Spring 2014 stylist Sasha Kelly. Without her, our rebellious-meets-feminine lookbook wouldn’t be nearly as, well, badass! The NYC-based stylist has collaborated with everyone from Jeff Bark to Michael Hauptman to Marton Perlaki, and her work has appeared in i-D, Oyster, and Teen Vogue, just to name a few. So, we thought we’d pick her brain and get some insight into her styling secrets. Check out her tips below!

Rosa’s Japan Diary

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been mega obsessed with Tokyo as of late—and you can thank our Senior Content Editor Rosa Lieberberg for that. She headed to Japan (for the first time ever!) and met up with The Model Burnbook’s Cailin Hill and IO Echo’s Ioanna Gika in the heart of Tokyo. Luckily, she decided to share her super kawaii adventures with us and spill on all the best places to visit. Upon arrival, Rosa holed up at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, which had incredible views of the city—“I have a thing with views. It’s so peaceful, and it puts everything in perspective”—and it also happened to be where they filmed Lost In Translation. “I did think I should have a moment in sheer underwear like Scarlett, but then again, I’m not Scarlett so I didn’t do it.” She did, however, manage to bust out her For Love & Lemons body chain for the first time despite the freezing temperatures. “If I were to actually move to Tokyo, I would probably transform into a manga warrior, and this body chain was one step toward that.”

Deap Vally

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There’s really only one word to describe Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally: badass. You wouldn’t think this noisey rock ‘n’ roll duo met in a Silver Lake needlework class just a few years ago–they’ve already played every major music festival (see: Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Leeds) and opened for Muse. Before these Cali girls headed back on the road, they get decked out in Nasty Gal at their rehearsal space in LA and gave us the low-down on what really happens at all those summer festivals. 

(Photos by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat of Galore Mag)

Movie Scenes That We Wished Happened At Our Prom

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Whether you were a nerd, queen bee, stoner or total freak, high school was certainly an experience for all of us. Then, after four long years being trapped in the suburbs, it all culminates into one big moment: prom. But here’s the thing: movies have tricked us into thinking something super major will happen on the big day. (See: everyone suddenly breaking out into a choreographed dance routine, the shyest girl in school getting named prom queen, or, gulp, someone getting eaten by a vampire.) The truth is, it’s probably going to be a heck of a lot of chaperones, awkward dancing, and avoiding people you don’t like, but here are top 10 moments that we wished happened at our school dance.

Sarah Engelland At SXSW: Part 1

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You might’ve spotted model Sarah Engelland on the John Galliano F/W 2014 and Saint Laurent S/S 2014 runway this past year, but this week she took a break from the fashion world and headed to SXSW for a balls-out road trip. Sarah is a total Southern girl (and a major foodie!), so she decided to share her day-to-day hangs with us because, well, she’s cool like that. Peep her Texas adventures below, and check back right here on the blog for the rest of her SXSW diary later this week.

Illustrator Seitaro Ito

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Ever since we visited Japan, we’ve been obsessed with all things Tokyo. Thanks to some friends we met along the way (and serious internet stalking), we discovered illustrator Seitaro Ito—who created the iconic ’60s bombshell character Foxy—and knew we had to find out more about him. As it turns out, he’s BFFs with our go-to kawaii artist Esther Kim! The two met through mutual friends, and Seitaro said, “I was so happy when she said she liked my drawings because I also adore and respect her.” So, we thought we’d do the cutest thing possible: let them interview each other. Check out Esther’s Q&A with Seitaro below—and peep his killer Nasty Gal illustrations along the way.