Ah, music festivals. We live for the adrenaline-filled three day weekend of non-stop music, dancing, and BFF hangs, but—we have to be real—it’s not all pretty flower crowns and perfect beachy waves. There’s a large (see: 100%) chance that you’ll be the sweatiest, dirtiest, and thirstiest you’ve been in your entire life, but, hey, in the end it’s all worth it. So, in the spirit of festival season, we compiled a (semi-realistic) list of ingredients for the perfect festival—complete with blisters and all.
Berlin-based I Love You magazine started life as a fashionable blog, but its print reincarnation has but all the style and substance of the most well-respected glossy. Thematically tackling life’s big topics–diet, ego, motherhood–in a smart, aesthetically pleasing way, I Love You offers a refreshing alternative to the clichéd editorial that still dominates newsstands. Phoebe Lovatt spoke to Editor-in-Chief Christiane Boerdner to find out how she goes about creating “the type of magazine that women love and at the same time a magazine that loves women.”
We care about style year-round but, dang, February really is all about the fashion. We kicked off the month with some killer Copenhagen street style and even illustrated our favorite NYFW looks, but this week, we’re back overseas in London Town with our stylin’ street photographer/blogger babe Marie Jensen. Check out some of her favorite snaps below!
(Photos by Marie Jensen)
We’re not ones to do anything the conventional way—least of all when it comes to recruiting. It takes some guerrilla
Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!
“Ah, is there anything more tender than young love? Between the messy makeout sesh at a house party, the unrequited stares in Algebra, and the borderline-obsessive daily check of a certain someone’s LiveJournal, it seems love was at it’s most new and raw in our adolescent days. What’s so great about security, commitment, and the dedication of a life partner when you were applauded and revered for dating your BF for a WHOLE 6 months (or at least until prom) back in the day? There was laughter, there were tears, and perhaps an emotional breakdown or two while watching The OC. We here at Nasty Gal want to bring back those oh-so-torturous-yet-super-sweet memories with a playlist straight from your first generation iPod. Get ready to get down to the primest of jams from the late ’90s/early 2000s (warning: there’s emo!) and drift into this Valentine’s Day on a cloud of nostalgia.”
—Keeley Higgins, Merchandise Assistant
Hey! It’s almost V-Day, so we gathered five of our favorite fashion couples from around the globe to talk all things L-O-V-E.
BAMBI NORTHWOOD-BLYTH & DAN SINGLE
Who they are: Model and Ksubi co-founder.
“Love is such a splendid thing but—to keep it short and sweet—I will take a quote from two of my homies in London, the Chemical Brothers: ‘Just remember to fall in love. There’s nothing else.'” —Bambi
Dudes, it’s only a week until February 14, which means it’s time to seriously get your V-Day game on lock. If you’re at a loss on what to do with your love life, we created this killer ’90s throwback Cootie Catcher to help foresee your romantic future. Download it, print it, and play it below!
Dudes, #GIRLBOSS is (almost!) here. Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso’s new book is officially available for pre-order and will hit stores/the internet starting May 6. Here’s a little description of what to expect: “From the food bank to making bank, #GIRLBOSS is the story of how I tried to escape capitalism—and ended up a CEO. At age 17, I was a dumpster-diving, shoplifting anarchist, but by 29, I’d turned Nasty Gal into a $100+ million business. #GIRLBOSS shares all the lessons I learned along the way. I can’t wait for you to read it.” (Bonus: Check out Sophia’s killer video below.)
We’re all about sharing cool shit with our fellow Nasty Gals, and we just discovered this insanely addictive “Curious” track by Alison Valentine. In case you’re not familiar with Miss V, she’s an NYC-based musician and flower crown designer who is making some seriously fresh (heh) beats as of late. Check out her single (and hella cute style) below!
Is it mid-January yet? Thank glob the holidays are dead and buried, and we have all some time to breathe. I spent this NYE a lot different than usual. I was sober at a wedding in NorCal, so I was spared from having to already hate 2014 before it truly even started like the rest of you. I woke up on January 1 feeling juuuuusssstttt fine. Every new year starts with illusions of what the next 12 months may bring, but every race to our resolution is temporarily stunted while we begin the daunting first task of trying to part with the hangover haze.
…the day we become silent about things that matter. —Martin Luther King, Jr.