Friday, May 16, 2014 Globetrotter: St. Tropez
Paris might be France’s fashion capital, but the southern seaside town of Saint-Tropez has long been one of Europe’s most stylish destinations. The ultimate playground of the rich and famous—everyone from Sophia Loren to Jack Nicholson (back in the heyday) to Kate Moss have holidayed here. And though the resort first became the height of French chic in the 1960s and ’70s after it was immortalized in classic French films like La Piscine, it remains the place to be seen in summer—in Capri pants and espadrilles, of course.
Friday, May 9, 2014 Globetrotter: Mags To Snag While On A European Vacay
I really, really love magazines. I’m moving to New York soon and I’m having the most anxiety about potentially not being able to bring my entire magazine collection. And before you ask, no, I’m not really into iPad or digital versions—I’m all about that page flippin’ and dog ear-ing. The only problem with this serious hobby of mine is that the really good magazines are really hard to find in the U.S., and when you do find them, they’s usually European imports and stupidly expensive. Pretty much any European-published fashion magazine will be way cooler than it’s American counterpart. They’re not scared to take risks and aren’t trying to please everyone, which lends itself to editorials with a genuine point of view, complete with some nip-slip and provocative styling. In other words, if you like to binge on that really good 80s-90s Supermodel Tumblr, these internationally published glossies make a pretty damn good paper counterpart.
So if you do happen to find yourself in Europe any time soon, I put together this list of magazines you have to buy. And yes, this sort of souvenir purchasing may be the most thrilling and inspiring kind, but it does make your suitcase feel like you are carrying a pile of bricks. My friendly tip—smile super sweetly and say your please and thank yous to enlist the closest strong person boarding the plane to lift your heavy-ass bag into the overhead bin. -Marissa Klurstein, Content Assistant
Friday, May 9, 2014 Globetrotter: A Few Things to Know Before You Travel to Europe
Planning a grand tour of Europe? Travel writer, professional nomad, and real-life European (!) Phoebe Lovatt has some words of advice….
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Globetrotter: Jamaica, Jamaica!
When my best London buddy Sharmadean Reid (owner of a very cool company you might know called WAH Nails) iMessaged me to suggest a mid-winter reunion in Jamaica, I blue-bubbled back with a resounding, “HELL YES.” I hadn’t been to the Caribbean island since I was a little kid, but I didn’t need much persuading to go back. Sunshine, reggae, sea water the color of Listerine… what’s not to like about that list?
So Sharma and I flew into Montego Bay Airport from our respective sides of the ocean, roping in our favorite LA fairy Camille Garmendia for the ride. I knew I was going to like Jamaica from the moment we stepped out of the airport and got that first hit of sultry, tropical heat. What I didn’t know is that I was about to fall head over heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach in love with Jamaica. That little island got me bad. Here’s how.
Monday, March 31, 2014 Globetrotter: Hirari Ikeda
When we say Hirari Ikeda is a Tokyo street fashion icon, we ain’t kidding. There are entire blogs dedicated to her ever-evolving style, and her badass look even caught the eye of Diesel Art Director Nicola Formichetti who placed her in the brand’s spring/summer 2014 campaign. When she’s not mean-muggin’ on the streets of Harajuku, she works in one of the most influential shops in Tokyo, Dog. Take a peek inside the store and find out more about Hirari’s daily style inspiration in our interview below!
(Photos by Yuji Murakami)