Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Director Alexa Karolinski
If you’re like us, you’ve watched the Shoe Cult teaser at least 100 times by now. The genius behind those 15 seconds of awesomeness is director Alexa Karolinski—an L.A.-based filmmaker who has mastered everything from high fashion films to full-length documentaries. We cannot get enough of her killer aesthetic, so we decided to hit her up and find out what really makes her tick.
Friday, October 25, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Meet The Cult: Alice Lancaster
There’s something so effortlessly awesome about our latest Shoe Cult Ambassador Alice Lancaster. She’s equal parts funny as she is talented, and you may have seen her art plastered on (some highly debated) American Apparel T-shirts as of late. She took us on a tour of her studio space in Bushwick, Brooklyn so we could get an up close and personal look at her NYC life—and her amazing cat.
Monday, October 14, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Introducing: ‘Junk’ Magazine
Nothing makes us more giddy than the arrival of a new fashion mag—especially when it’s created by two awesome ladies with a killer aesthetic. When Aussie Imogene Barron and Kiwi Lucy Rose relocated to L.A., they launched Junk to “showcase the diverse talent that this inspiring city produces.” Long story short: they did a dang good job. One flip through the mag, and you’re flooded with anything-but-ordinary photo spreads and on-point musings from contributors like Ed Templeton, Gusmano Cesaretti, and Nabil Elderkin, just to name a few. The best part? As of today, you can officially swipe up the magazine for yourself. Get a peek of what’s inside below!
Monday, September 30, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Stephanie Surtida x Nasty Gal Collection
If you follow our #GIRLBOSS on Instagram, you may have already admired Stephanie Surtida‘s work. She caught our attention by ‘gramming a really impressive sketch of Sophia, but won our hearts with her fashion illustrations (in which she also chronicled some of her favorite looks at Burning Man). It seemed a natural fit to have the LA-based artist illustrates our inspiring Nasty Gal Fall Collection, and here she talks with us about piglets, Santee Alley, and, duh, what to wear to Burning Man.
Oh My Love Hook Up Dress
Tripp NYC Brix Overalls
Nasty Gal Forever Fallen Sweater
Motel Debra Dress
Kat Maconie Natasha Sandal
Tripp NYC Star Gazer Leggings
LouLou Bustier Bra
Black Widow Crop Knit
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Esther Kim
Esther Kim‘s work bridges the gap between our two favorite things: fashion and art. Growing up between the US and Tokyo, her illustration aesthetic is a unique combination of feminine, stylish, and playful. Clearly, we’re hooked. We sat down with the literary loving artist in an attempt to pick her crazy-creative brain. Oh, and keep an eye out for an upcoming Lessons From The Pros featuring Esther’s work!
Teen Angst Denim Jumper
Cubic Crop Top
On 1 Jersey
Spin Me Round Skirt
Full Swing Tee
Full Swing Maxi Skirt
Coltrane Cutout Boot