It ain’t easy being a swimsuit model, but when Jeneil Williams stopped by our studio, we were super inspired by her badass confidence and you-can-do-anything attitude. The 22-year-old model relocated to NYC from Jamaica after being discovered at a pageant in 2007, and we were lucky enough to chat with her about the secrets to success—and how she got that killer bod.
To celebrate Galore Mag’s Music and Friendship issue, we teamed up with founders Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat for a balls-out bash at The Lash in Downtown LA. Soko and Tamara Sky dropped some killer beats, and—if you snuck into the VIP section—you might’ve spotted Christina Milian, Deap Vally or Ivy Levan decked out in head-to-toe Nasty Gal (NBD). But, hey, don’t be bummed if you couldn’t make it—we’ve got so many snaps from last Thursday, it’ll feel like you were totally there.
(Photos by Felisha Tolentino)
Ivy Levan describes her look as “ditzy housewife meets murderous working girl,” and we couldn’t say it better ourselves. The Arkansas-born singer relocated to L.A. 11 years ago and has made a name for herself with punky film noir music videos and a super sultry Disney villain aesthetic. (She even walked in The Blonds’ S/S 2014 New York Fashion Week show last year.) We were lucky enough to chat up Ivy at our Nasty Gal x Galore Mag party to hear more about her morgue-inspired ensembles, where she shops in L.A., and her undying (heh) love for industrial goth.
(Photos by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat of Galore Mag)
Here at Nasty Gal, we’re serious about the ultimate anti-prom aesthetic, and we couldn’t think of a better way to say “F you” to conventional school rules than by dyeing our hair the perfect shade of mint blue. We enlisted the help of hair stylist Ashlee Rose Clay to create the ultimate show-stopping (and temporary!) tousled strands perfect for prom, the after party and everything in between.
Dudes, fashion month is over, but before we officially wrap up the fall/winter 2014 season, we thought we’d chat with our photographer/blogger babe Marie Jensen one last time. This week, she made her final stop in Paris (after Copenhagen, London, and Milan!), and—once she caught some Zs—we asked her to dish on her favorite trends, the best off-duty model ensembles and explain why street style is still so important in the fashion world today.
(Photos by Marie Jensen)
If you live in New York City, you’ve heard about Galore. The ’90s-inspired quarterly mag, launched in 2012 by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat, perfectly mixes powerful women and sex appeal for a downtown-girl-meets-vixen-bombshell visual aesthetic that stands out amongst the typical newsstand crowd. But Galore isn’t just a magazine–it’s a media company that hosts events, produces short films and creates daily content for their site. In celebration of our killer Nasty Gal x Galore party last night, we thought it would be the perfect time to hit up these EICs and hear more about our favorite mag of the moment.
Not to brag, but we’re totally Chloe Norgaard experts around here. Almost exactly a year ago, we had a balls-out hang sesh with this rainbow-haired babe in her NYC apartment, and today (and nearly two photo shoots later!) she’s back to talk all-things music. One look at her dream festival lineup, and you’ll fall in love.
Just when you thought it was impossible to look cool at prom, model Frida Aasen showed us that some choppy bangs, bondage and a badass ‘tude can totally transform an entire outfit. But, we wanted to know even more about this blonde-haired beauty, so we asked her about dream date, go-to song, and her modeling career (duh). Check it out below!
Ditch the boring gowns (and dates) and hang out with us! From balloon-print bubble skirts
For my fifth birthday my parents threw me a pink party. Everyone (even my dad, poor guy) wore pink. There were pink balloons strewn all over the place, pink cotton candy, and a big chocolate cake with pink icing. I even took the theme one step further by anointing guests with a stripe of fluoro pink zinc (this was summertime in Australia, after all) across their noses upon arrival. To keep the peace, the few boys invited were offered orange zinc instead, but one of them, Ethan, insisted on having pink. I remember us girls thinking he was a weirdo. We giggled into our frosted-pink cupcakes and teased him all afternoon. Now I think back on it, though, Ethan was pretty punk.
Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!
“Kick off March right with some serious summer vibes! What’s a better way to celebrate the spring season than with some girly jams and dance-y beats? Pop some rosé and blast these tunes while getting ready with your best babes for a killer Friday night out!”
—Devan Pucci, PR Assistant