Artsy Fartsy: Falling In with H0les Eyewear’s Pam Tietze

Role Model: FKA twigs

Guest Edit: #buttselfies

Studio Soundtracks: Catching Up With Haim Pre-FYF and Post-”My Song 5″

Lookbooks: Nasty Gal Denim

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Friday, May 23, 2014 NOM NOM NOM: Summertime And The Drankin’ Is Easy

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Pour up, drank. Head shot, drank. Though our ideal summer would involve soaking up the sun in Tahiti, drinking umbrella cocktails, and getting fanned by some really buff babe, the reality is that we’ll probably have to stick to our inflatable pools and DIY drinks. But hey, we’re not complaining—especially since we’re going to show you how to upgrade your hunch-punch-red-plastic-cup situation with these easy (and delicious) cocktails. A few sips of these babies and you’ll feel like a beach bum in no time. —Zarna Surti, Junior Fashion Copywriter

Photos by Stephanie Gonot

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Friday, May 16, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: The Prettiots

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It’s hard not to fall in love with The Prettiots, and it’s not just because they have a killer band name. The New York-based trio (comprised of Kay Kasparhauser, Rachel Trachtenburg, and Lulu Prat) self-described “indie-girl-pop-but-not-shitty” sound all started with just a ukulele and a loop pedal. “I opened at the Bowery Electric for Rachel, and we shared some interests and ideas about music,” said Kay. “Rachel agreed to drum for me while I did my thing, which made it a lot more listenable. Lulu played bass on tour with Supercute! (Rachel’s former band), and when Rachel and I decided we needed a bass player, Lulu was the obvious choice.” After just one listen to their single “Dreamboy,” we were totally addicted to their “Tokyo pop band meets cat cafe meets Clueless” vibe, as we dug a little deeper, we found out that Kay is a mega fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘s fictional NYPD detective Elliot Stabler. So much, in fact, that she even wrote a song about him. “I’m obsessed with L&O:SVU for a lot of reasons. I think it’s morbidly fascinating, and the fact that it is so popular really speaks to the darkness of popular opinion. I like that every episode is this perfectly compartmentalized moral tale of good and bad, but more specifically, I love Stabler because he is the ultimate dream boy—like a short-tempered badass with strong convictions and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of this cruel world.”  So, while we very patiently wait for The Prettiots debut EP to drop this summer, Kay explains what exactly what makes Elliot Stabler so dang dreamy and premieres her “Stabler” track right here on the blog. —Chrissy Mahlmeister

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Friday, May 16, 2014 Globetrotter: St. Tropez

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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.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 California Dreaming: Boardwalk Empire

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When it comes to colorful carnival rides, overpriced glitter hats, and territorial psychics, the Santa Monica Pier delivers an eclectic array of options. With memories of that cool pier from Rocket Power in mind, Marissa and I dressed up in our loudest prints and became boardwalk tourists for the day. Since we’re huge fans of wearable knickknacks, we headed to the souvenir shops in search of the oddest and most out-there finds. When we stumbled upon a body shirt with built-in belly button ring, we knew we had struck gold. From then on, Marissa and I accessorized ourselves with every object in sight (a giant pink dinosaur that we didn’t actually win, a mini key chain flask filled with blue ICEE, and piles of friendship bracelets, just to name a few), which served as indelible memories from our seriously-fun-but-hot-as-fuck day. —Chris Rellas

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Monday, May 12, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Lady DJ: Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

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This summer we’re definitely hittin’ the highway in denim cutoffs, crochet dresses and fringe tops, but to make our Southwestern road trip totally complete, we’re going need some killer tunes as we cruise along the coast. Enter: DJ/model/It girl Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor. The 21-year-old daughter of John Taylor (bassist for Duran Duran) and Amanda de Cadenet (actress/photographer) put together a playlist influenced her NYC/California-via-London lifestyle and chatted with us about her road trip essentials. Check it out below!

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