Scare Tactics

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(We Heart It)

Halloween has this weird way of changing meanings as we grow up. At first, it’s a day for swift candy acquisition and consumption. By 15, it turns into skimpy cat costumes and schoolgirl skirts that ride higher than most thongs. At 18, I’ve come to a crossroads: am I still a part of the “I’m a mouse, duh” house party club, or is there something else I should be doing? Something more authentic? In the name of adventure (and boredom), my friends and I scoured Georgetown University for the creepiest spirit-channeling activities to do on the day of the devil. Luckily, our school has two graveyards, a (supposedly) haunted observatory, and some statues that scare me shitless. Here’s what we did—and what you can do—to freak yourself out on old Hallows’ Eve.

1. Ouija Your Life Away

Okay, so maybe Ouija boards are sold at Toys”R”Us, but there are YouTube videos and some super detailed accounts of supernatural experiences by way of Ouija. When I told my friends about my plans to take out my Ouija board this Halloween, one of them refused to be in the same room as me. Personally, I’ve never been possessed during a Ouija game, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Icona Pop

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If you’ve turned on the radio, been to a club, or gone pretty much anywhere with music in the past few months, you’ve likely heard Icona Pop’s wildly popular single, “I Love It.” Now Aino and Caroline, the swedish duo behind Icona Pop, have turned out yet another super catchy dance tune. “All Night” delivers the same feel-good vibes as Icona Pop’s first hit, but the music video adds an entirely new dimension to the song. Taking nods from Paris Is Burning and the 80’s ballroom scene, the duo created a video that promotes freedom of expression, acceptance, and going a little crazy with friends. We chatted with Aino to hear about Icona Pop’s style, plans for the future, and groupies! Yeah, they have groupies.

Meet The Cult: Rachael Finley

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Meet a girl called Steak. She’s pretty funny for a girl—which means she’s hilarious, because we all know girls are way funnier than guys, right? Rachael is an iguana mother, a cacti farmer, a rap music listener, a wine drinker and a Nasty Gal blog contributor. In short, she is everything awesome, and she also has good taste in cars.

Meet The Cult: Marta Pozzan

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We love Italian native Marta Pozzan for her “che figata” (re: super cool) personal style that she shares with the masses on It’s Super Fashion. She mixes high and low to produce looks that are ultra fashion forward, yet incredibly affordable. Not one to shy away from colors nor prints, we’re happy to report her personality is just as fun and eclectic as her outfit choices! Read on as she dishes on everything from her adventures in acting and fashion editorial, to her lusts from Frodo to fro-yo.

Back To Cool with Cory Kennedy

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 Last week, we ditched school (ok, so it was actually work) to hang with Cory Kennedy. It was a perfect L.A. afternoon—she took us on a tour of her old teenage stomping grounds, got real about eating breakfast for dinner, and may or may not have driven the wrong way on a one-way street.

Meet The Cult: Jenny Ong

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Jenny Ong is the ultra adorable blogger behind Neon Blush. Her style is basically basics-gone-badass with quilted biker jackets, asymmetric minis and zipped boots being regulars in the rotation. When she’s not working or hanging out with her two pups, she’s tempting us with serious food porn on Instagram (girl has a thing for soft-boiled eggs).

Meet The Cult: Rachel Nguyen

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Rachel Nguyen is brains and beauty: She has a fashion blog That’s Chic and a degree in economics. She’s been hustling from job to job for years—most recently as a denim designer—so now she’s enjoying time to work on creating her own clothing line, and also being able to hang out by the pool whenever the hell she feels like it. You can go ahead and hate her for her mid-Wednesday pics of margaritas. She’s ok with that.

Meet the Cult: Michelle Kim

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Talking to artist Michelle Kim makes you smarter. Her paintings and installations reference everything from existential philosophy to poetry, religion and occult studies. If she creates something she hates, she might set it on fire or throw it in the street, only to retrieve it and decide that maybe she likes it after all…

Meet the Cult: Niki Takesh

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Niki Takesh is the kind of girl who’ll tell you her bra size the first time you meet, aka the kind of girl who’s your instant BFF. A dilettante who does a little bit of everything from styling to music videos, Niki used to dream of being a pop star like her idol, Britney Spears, but now wants to do everything, including hosting her own talk show where she and her guests sip tequila from coffee mugs. We would totally watch that.