Friday, December 6, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: i-D Magazine: The Future of Fashion
This is what it feels like to live in the future. The space between present and future is collapsing. Most people attribute this to technology—iPhones, Snapchats, the internet!—but tech is merely an accelerator. Fashion has always been about the next moment. Last month, i-D Online transformed the fashion magazine for a new era. The new, video-driven, digital platform features an innovative mix of fashion, culture, film and design, all done with their signature wink and smile. Reader-curated feeds of talent, trends, and stories reinvent the idea of editorial. “The site is so much more than a magazine brought to life; it’s the go-to destination for a global community of fashion fans who heard it here first,” says Holly Shackleton, i-D Editor.
Founded in 1980, i-D was originally dedicated to the scene in London. It was a magazine for bright young things who wanted to get under the skin of fashion. Without i-D, there would be no street style. There would be no fashion bloggers. In an interview with Eye, founder Terry Jones says his intention was to tell readers “You don’t have to look like people are telling you to. It was about making decisions for yourself.” Nasty Gal was established on those same punk-as-fuck principles. The company was started by our fearless leader in a pink bathrobe. This is a vintage dress. This is a computer. This is eBay. Now form a business. So what’s next? In this video, i-D asks fashion leaders from supermodel Coco Rocha to Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet how technology is revolutionizing the fashion industry. Nasty Gal makes a cameo!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Studio Germanini
Meet Studio Germanini, a multitasking Berlin-based duo who DJ, design, write, style and create visual projects fusing their considerable creative skills. After being enraptured by the ’90s-tinged nostalgia of their recent short film Alcopops and Candy, Nasty Gal tracked down the Germanini girls to find out how they met, their idea of a perfect day in Berlin, and what they’re working on now and next (the short answer: a lot).
Monday, December 2, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Esther Kim Creates Our Dream Emojis
As you’re well aware, today is Cyber Monday, which means we’re celebrating all-things digital—and in our case, this means Emojis. We’re constantly using these byte-sized (nerd joke!) icons to express how we feel via texts and emails, and, well, it’s time we got more. We enlisted illustrator Esther Kim to help bring our Emoji dreams to reality, and, no, we’re not sorry that most of them are food related.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: The Art Of The Butt
There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous image of a behind—seriously! Butts can look downright adorable when they’re shot by some of our favorite photographers, and we’ve got proof. These sexy-but-classy shots of bums remind us that we need to pay a serious homage to the hiney.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Meet The Cult: Olivia Bee
Apparently it is possible to be downright adorable and totally badass at the exact same time—just look at our latest NYC Shoe Cult disciple Olivia Bee. At 19, the Portland-born photographer has already shot campaigns for Hermes, Nike, and Converse, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vice, and Numero, just to name a few. Olivia has been snapping photographs since she was 11, so we asked her to pick out her five favorite shots so far and share them with us right here on the blog!
(Shoe Cult photos by Cara Stricker)