Monday, March 11, 2013 Globetrotter: Glimmer Twins – Alexandra Richards & Nicole Vitagliano
Between Insta-stalking and manic Twitter refreshing, we get our vicarious fill of the glittering classes’ fashion week antics. But no one does it quite like our girls—that’s ultra rad stylist Nicole Vitagliano and that most beautiful of Stones spawns, Alexandra Richards. We asked the two coolest BFFs we know to document their time at Paris Fashion Week, and what we got back was a awesomely voyeuristic view of their glamorously ragtag world. Sashaying past super models looking for entry to Carine Roitfeld’s CR launch party? Run-ins with gap-toothed, megawatt model Ashley Smith? Flowers sent from Ferragamo. What about sick clothes straight off the pages of Nasty Gal? It’s all in a week’s work for this pair. Here, a major gawk at their #PFW adventures.
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Soft Frame Blouse
Dancing With Myself Skirt
Break The Chains Bomber Jacket
Peeking Daisy Skirt
Villa Lace Bralette
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Globetrotter: From Berlin & Paris With Love
Our buyers Christina and Camilla take us behind the scenes of their adventures in Berlin and Paris. The two California girls brave the snowy streets for some shopping, snacks, and the coolest vending machine ever.
”Christina at Oliv (our favorite breakfast spot in Mitte).”
“Homemade muesli, fruit and yogurt… so delicious I had to take a close up.”
“The scene at Bread and Butter trade show.”
“Um, is this the ladies’ or mens’ room?”
“A nail polish vending machine. Can we have one in the office? Pretty please?”
“Cute Swedish girls who freaked out that we were from Nasty Gal.”
“Cool American Doritos – feels just like home!”
“Christina freezing her buns off…”
“Insane cab line outside of Premium. Aufwiedersehen Berlin.”
“White on white.”
“Camilla shaking in the snow.”
“Trying to get unlost in Paris…”
“On the walk to Colette.”
“We miss California!”
“Chez Fernand. Yummy wine and French comfort food.”
“A room with a view. Paris, we love you!”
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Globetrotter: Tanja Siren
Tanja Siren is a former model, and there’s no doubt she’s still a muse. She writes poetry and prose that is as light and ethereal as her feather blond hair, which always seems to frame her face exactly like a halo. Not limited to just one medium, her creativity spans across film projects as well, such as this dark and dreamy music video, Ácido! which feels like a Lynchian “Picnic at Hanging Rock.” A self-proclaimed “polyvalent artist, auteur and filmmaker,” she’s a force to be reckoned with in any atmosphere!
Don’t burst your bubble
Don’t burst your bubble
Don’t burst your bubble
Or you’re in trouble
I see language as a kind of “thoughtscape,” a landscape of one’s mind. My work revolves around the continuous redefining and reshaping process, seclusion and the lack of “other.”
Like all that is art, poetry structures these concepts, while the detached dilly-dallying allows the soul to remain intact and at liberty.
Our rooftop at another cold nightfall. I’m wearing the reindeer Hugo brought from Lapland when visiting my country, Finland.
This is a film still from Ácido!, a moving photography of all that can be seen, perceived or imagined, but little understood in this ready world. An elegy to girls and kittens, it’s a 13-minute music film starring Olympia Spanou–she if anyone knows how to be outside of things.
At one of my favorite restaurants next to my house, Ruben & Carla, founded by a dear friend Ehud and the gang at Linienstrasse in Mitte, Berlin. I love the people and the fries! And I warmly recommend the pastrami.
At the concert of Heatsick with a post-orgasmic hairstyle, fully immersed in our culture of self-dramatization in Berlin.
Me, by Stephan Ziehen
At this shoot in Berlin the photo assistants spent the whole morning writing my texts on these rolls of paper, wrapping me into an Inland Empire scenario. Pleasantly eerie.
This one of the cats we found. We named her Schrödinger. She isn’t actually any smaller than a horse, just keeps herself farther away, so it seems she is tiny. Schrödie is at once dead and alive. Perhaps the curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought her back.
A self-portrait taken at my birthplace next to our horse stables deep in the Finnish forest, full of uncollected thoughts.
Here’s the view from our bedroom window at sundown, our preferred hideout in Andalucia. Not telling where, exactly! That’s the point of a hideout.
Monday, August 20, 2012 Globetrotter: Our Favorite Spots In NYC
With our Fashion Week launch party on the horizon, talk around Nasty Gal HQ has turned to the stuff we have to do while we’re there. Luckily, we have some NYC insiders on our team who gave us the skinny on some of their favorite spots in the City That Never Sleeps.
Union Pool: ”For late nights, whiskey shots and the hot dudes who buy them for you.”
Mission Chinese Food: ”One of our favorite SF restaurants finally opened a spot in NYC! It’s some of the yummiest, spiciest food ever, it’s super cheap and they donate 75 cents from each entree to the Food Bank. Make sure to get the Salt Cod Fried Rice and show up either super early or really late if you want to get a table.”
El Sombrero: “This LES institution is famous for their wicked strong margaritas, annnd you can get them to go. Just saying.”
Jun Hair Salon: ”For an awesome blonde dye job on the cheap, and an even cheaper hair cut.”
Cafe Gitane: “People watching at The Jane’s cafe is almost as delicious as their famed avocado toast.”
Battery Park: “You may have to battle through groups of tourists, but it’s still one of the greatest places to take in views of the Manhattan skyline, waterfront, and Statue Of Liberty.”
The Duplex: ”This old school piano bar and cabaret theatre in West Village has the best drunken singalongs EVER. Trust.”
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Globetrotter: Desert Dreamin’ With Amanda Shoemaker
It’s impossible to define Amanda Shoemaker, and that’s just the way she likes it. We were instantly hooked when we first discovered her blog, One Of Each, where the Scottsdale-based blogger documents her ever-changing style and hair color along with inspiring DIY projects. She’s a true Southwest native with an enviable collection of denim, moccasins, and gemstones – the latter of which she turns into one-of-a-kind necklaces and rings for her line, GEMEG Jewelry. You know, when she’s not busy working as an Art Director or going on impromptu desert adventures with her husband and BFFs. Ready to go for a ride?
“These are some of my favorite rings that I found in Tombstone, Arizona on a road trip. The tattoo is a design I made as the logo for my jewelry line. I loved the geometric design so thought, ‘What the heck? Tattoo time!’”
“This is my husband, Aaron. He’s the love of my life. We went to the Pacific Northwest for our first anniversary last year, and this was taken right before our near-death kayaking experience.”
“I love going to northern Arizona in the summer to escape the heat. Sedona, Jerome and Flagstaff are a few of my favorites. These are two shots I got at the Grand Canyon a few years ago. Pretty incredible, no?”
“Here are a few of my precious gemstones. I’ve had a thing with collecting stones ever since I was a child. I would pick out the most lovely rocks from my front yard, put them in tiny Dixie cups, and go door to door in my neighborhood selling “cups of rocks” for fifty cents. A creative saleswoman at heart, I guess. My favorite are the Chalcopyrite or Peacock Ore on the right. They come in all sorts of teal and purple hues.”
“I also have a thing for collecting moccasins. Lucky for me, you can easily find them all over Arizona.”
“My best friend Annie and I are always getting into trouble. We drove up to Flagstaff last weekend on a spur-of-the-moment trip. When we arrived, we began our search for a place to crash for the night and ended up at the Motel Du Beau. It was quite the experience, being my first time staying at a hostel.”
“Annie beat me at our ‘Who can tie the cherry stem with their tongue the fastest?’ game.”
“There’s nothing like the views in Arizona. My favorite!”
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Coin Studded Belt
Puebla Bucket Bag
Venice Wedge Sneaker
Evil Eye Ring
Deep Cut Tank
Tryst Bucket Bag