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Friday, December 28, 2012 California Dreaming: Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013


Martine, Web Designer 

“I’m heading to Joshua Tree to commune with nature and my best friends in an ancient ritual involving champagne, late night swimming and loud rap music.”


Saga, Merchandise Assistant

“For NYE I will be sitting on my friends amazing deck overlooking Downtown LA, drinking lots and lots of champagne.”


Jacqueline, Jr. Buyer

“I’ll be snowboarding in Tahoe, drinking hot chocolate and marshmallows in a cozy cabin.”


Val, PR Coordinator

“Vegas, my friend is getting married and going to see Red Hot Chili Peppers that same night”

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Elyse, Director of Merchandise Planning 

“I’ll be down under celebrating New Year’s at the Sydney Harbor watching fireworks and mingling at the top of the MCA Modern Art Museum.”


Rosa, Fashion Content Editor

“I’m spending NYE with my twin sister who is visiting from Berlin. Lets see where the night takes us!”


Tammy, Marketing Manager

“Beach. House. Games of flip cup, beer pong, and beer bongs all night long…Oooops!”


Soozie, Asst. Designer

“Will be spending New Years in Hawaii with Macklemore!”

Isabella, Social Media Associate

“I’ll be in the mountains of Tahoe: snowboarding, dancing, and sipping hot toddies by the fire. At night we’re all heading to the casino where I’ll try my hand at gambling. I’m hoping 2013 brings me some luck at the poker table!”

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Friday, December 21, 2012 California Dreaming: Our Dream Gifts


Part of the fun of this time of year is shamelessly compiling a wish list and daring to envision big. Here’s what tops the Nasty Gal team’s dream gifts!

Saga, Merchandise Assistant

“My dream holiday gift is a trip to Morocco. I want to sit on the roof of the Riad Kaiss and drink mint tea.”


Jacqueline, Jr. Buyer

“I would kill for an Armen tufted velvet sofa.”


Rosa, Fashion Content Editor 

“The Smiths reunion or a piece from Delfina Delettrez’s amazing jewelry collection.”


Elyse, Director of Merchandise Planning

“A puppy (and a backyard to go with it).”


Soozie, Asst. Designer 

 ”Valentino Rockstud leather pumps!! I’ve been REALLY good this year Santa… Please?”

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Isabella, Social Media Associate

” A painting from a friend–handmade is always the best–OR a box set of the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV show (so inspiring!)”


Kaitlyn, Senior PR Manager

“World peace.”


Martine, Web Designer

“In a perfect world I’d awake to a mint condition 1972 BMW 2002 with a big red bow parked in my spot, keys magically in my pocket. In the meantime, I’d settle for a Vitamix.”

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 California Dreaming: Final Countdown


We can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year than by dressing to the nines! Here are our staff’s picks for their number one party dress. This new year is said to be the ultimate, so don’t settle for less, ’cause baby, you’re a ten.

Isabella, Social Media Associate:

“I’ll be wearing the amazing Disco Nights Dress to match my newly dyed dark emerald green hair. DTM- dyed to match all the way!”


Jaclyn, Social Media Manager:

“I want to stand out from the sea of sequins in the Venus Maxi Dress.”


Tammy, Marketing Manager:

“What’s not to love about the Love Stoned Dress? The stones are a badass spin on bling, it’s a party in the front, classy in the back…and its black so when I spill champagne on me, no one will notice it. “


Lisa, Junior Buyer:

“Velvet and metallic are a knockout combo. It’s impossible not to make an entrance in the Music Is Lethal Dress.”


Saga, Merchandise Assistant:

“The Trust In Me Dress, because who wouldn’t want to look like a giant bottle of champagne?!? DUH!!”


Madison, Copywriter:

The Leggy Sequin Dress is the ultimate little New Year’s number. The perfect color, head to toe sequins, and just enough skin. Cheers!”

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Monday, December 10, 2012 California Dreaming: Party All The Time

It’s holiday time, which means the parties officially start going into full swing right… now! We asked some of our favorite DJs and musicians (aka professional party people) for their tips on making each night the time of your life.

A Club Called Rhonda:

“Nobody goes out to hide. Be sure to shine. The higher the heel, the closer to Goddess. If you have to argue with the door girl, you wore the wrong outfit.”

Mykki Blanco:

“How heavy the bass is makes the party.”


Jimi Hey:

“Make sure the DJ plays records instead of any digital format. Records sound better. That round soundwave is a more holistic shape that is more in sync with nature than the square wave of digitalia. Our cells are circles, not squares.”

Hunx from Hunx and His Punx:

“If you’re looking to get your freak on at a party but are having a difficult time making this a reality, consider wearing your worst pair of underwear under your outfit. Whenever I do this, I always seem to hit the jackpot.”

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Friday, November 30, 2012 California Dreaming: Working For The Weekend

Between all the family time and parties, December goes by so fast. Here’s what some of us have planned for the very first weekend, the last one we’ll probably have to ourselves before all the holiday madness starts to kick in!

Martine, Web Designer:

“My best friend is in town so we’re going on the TMZ tour tomorrow, then we plan on eating our way through the greater Los Angeles area.”

Saga,  Merchandising Assistant:

“Spending the rainy weekend indoors being cozy – watching movies, baking and ordering in. First movies in the queue: Virgin Suicides and Brick.”

Sophia, Project Manager:

“I can’t wait to go to the Korean Spa with my sisters–time for a good seasonal scrub!”

Simone, Merchandising Assistant:

“Estate sale-ing with friends, checking out the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA and dinner at Mo-Chica!”

Kailtyn, Sr. PR Manager:

“I’m going to see Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas at the Wiltern… ‘If I Ruled The World’ indeed!”

Liz, Sr. Copywriter: 

“I’m checking out Cinefamily’s ‘Beats on Film‘ programming, about the cool bohemian hepcats who created counter-culture in the 1950s.”

Katie, Assistant Retoucher

“I’m going to this event downtown called Unique LA with my best friend to try and find Christmas presents and cute trinkets for my house!”

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