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

Role Model: FKA twigs

Guest Edit: #buttselfies

Globetrotter: Russian Rebel Elena Sheidlin

Lookbooks: Nasty Gal Denim

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Monday, August 11, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Meg Myers Heads to Lollapalooza

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Pop and EDM and rap are great, but if your ears are asking for something with a little more mood, direct your attention to Meg Myers. The Los Angeles-based artist is often compared to Fiona Apple and Alanis Morrissette, turning out music that is as dark as it is mesmerizing, with captivating music videos to match. Her video for her newly released “Desire” touches on rebellion, brutal honesty, and some pretty serious levitation. Last week, Meg headed out to Chicago to spread some of her magic at Lollapalooza and she was kind enough to snap some photos for us!

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Monday, August 11, 2014 Just Sayin’: This Week’s Mantra

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This week’s mantra comes from one of the most quotable dudes in rap music. If you don’t already trust every word A$AP Rocky has to say, check the dollar sign in the middle of his name. Only reputable people have those. (See: Ke$ha).

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Meet Cristina Black

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When I got to Cristina Black’s Angelino Heights apartment, she is relieved to reveal the project she’s been working on in secret for months: Blake Lively’s lifestyle site, Preserve, which premiered via her Vogue cover story that morning. It doesn’t surprise me that Black was asked to work in editorial on the Gossip Girl star’s venture. Black made a name for herself as a writer in New York as the entertainment editor at Foam while freelancing regularly for Nylon, Dazed & Confused, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York, amongst others. She’s an accomplished woman.

 But almost two years ago, she dropped her life in New York and migrated to Los Angeles “in pursuit of the songwriter’s dream,” says Black. “Los Angeles has a vibe. I don’t know if it’s the weather or what, but I’m like this super-ultra version of myself in California. It’s letting me be who I actually am and, for once, that doesn’t feel like a fight. It feels like love maybe should.”

Black is also a trained pianist and harpist who has released a string of EPs of ethereal, dark melodies. The Ditty Sessions was critically acclaimed while her latest EP Ides of March is just about to surface. We went over to Black’s place to shoot some photos and talk about style.

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Monday, August 4, 2014 Just Sayin’: This Week’s Mantra

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This week’s mantra comes courtesy of Jenné Lombardo, co-founder of MADE Fashion Week, owner of her own consulting company The Terminal Presents (which boasts clients like Alexander Wang, Playboy, and Macy’s), and a true #GIRLBOSS who definitely no longer needs introduction. Follow her for more motivation (and a whole lot of killer fashion) @jennelombardo.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Lady DJ: Kitty Cash

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We’ve been crushing on Kitty Cash for a while. But with the release of her new EP, Love the Free 2, we’ve fallen even harder. Like her first, the new mix celebrates the intersection of fashion, art and music. On the EP are some of Kitty’s favorite artists, including Kilo Kish, SZA, and Jesse Boykins. But that’s not all. The release party and accompanying weekend-long exhibition are going one step further, recognizing the power of collaboration through multi-sensory experience.  EP artwork from Jonni Cheatwood stands near a flower installation by Alison Valentine, all while a video diary is projected onto a blank wall. All in all, the exhibit is an experiment in diverse tastes and the people who curate them. We caught up with the mastermind to talk EP emotions, guilty pleasures, and what exactly happens when Bey shows up to your gig.

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