Nasty Gals In The Wild: Natalie Glover

Studio Soundtracks: Chromeo

Nails: Nagisa Kaneko From Disco Nail

Trends: Plaid Is Rad

Trends: Logomania

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Friday, October 25, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Meet The Cult: Alice Lancaster

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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.

(Shoe Cult photos by Cara Stricker; others by Kathy Lo)

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Monday, October 14, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Introducing: ‘Junk’ Magazine

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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 TempletonGusmano 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!

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Monday, September 30, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Stephanie Surtida x Nasty Gal Collection

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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.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Esther Kim

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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!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: André Saraiva – Dream Concerts

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André Saraiva— aka Monsieur A—is a French street artist best known these days for throwing the wildest parties at his nightclub Le Baron. When he’s not turning away supermodels, Saraiva wanders the world showing (and spray painting) his art. Currently on view at MOCA through October 7th, “André Saraiva: Dream Concerts” is a series of romantic, lyrical paintings and prints that use the language of concert posters to plant an impossible dream in the mind of the viewer. Saraiva’s *Dream Concerts* series is also on view at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm, and later this year the show will travel to Maison Kitsuné in Tokyo. I spoke with André about the importance of imagination, urbanism and having fun.

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