Ingredients For A Festival

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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.

I Love You Magazine

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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.”

#MusicMonday: Teenage Love

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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

Put A Ring On It

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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.

Why we love them: Aussies Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Dan Single remind us that it’s OK to show some PDA (remember their now-defunct couple adventures blog?) as long as it’s all in the name of love.

“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

Get Ready For #GIRLBOSS!

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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.)

Lunches: With Bethany Cosentino And Niki Takesh

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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.