Trends: Trench Toast

Guest Edit: The Clothing Coven Part Two

Studio Soundtracks: Lady DJ: Nelleke

Guest Edit: Summer Survival by Autumn Enthusiast Cailin Hill

Lookbooks: Shoe Cult Down Under

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: TEEN

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New York-based foursome TEEN are everything pop music is missing today. Their latest LP The Way And The Color (on Carpark Records) is a catchy, experimental-yet-modern take on classic R&B and harmonized pop. Leader Teeny Liberstein (formerly of Here We Go Magic) along with her two sisters (Lizzie and Katherine) and Boshra AlSaadi have this way of creating songs that build, swirl up like a flower on a vine and then explode into something totally beautiful. TEEN are intelligent, fun women who utilize their musical skills as much as their fashion sense to create a full package on stage. We took the ladies hostage to talk about the beginnings of the band, their current American tour with Phantogram, onstage fashion and the battle with high heels.

(Photos by Amber Asaly; hair and makeup by April Bautista)

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Friday, May 2, 2014 Just Sayin’: “I Want To Get One Thing Straight Right Now…”

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“I’m not a clothes freak. I just like looking nice. Maybe nicer than the average girl. ” —Betty Davis, the OG NG.

Culture Shock > Just Sayin’ > “I Want To Get One Thing Straight Right Now…”
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Globetrotter: Jamaica, Jamaica!

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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.

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Culture Shock > Globetrotter > Jamaica, Jamaica!
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Friday, April 25, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Jo Ratcliffe

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If you swiped up an issue of SUPER NASTY mag last year, you might remember that we chatted up London-based illustrator/art director/animator Jo Ratcliffe, but so much has happened since then. Admittingly, we’re most excited about her work being featured in Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso’s new book, #GIRLBOSS. In it, Jo transforms Sophia’s rules of being a #GIRLBOSS into killer pieces of art, which are equally inspirational as they are awe-inspiring. Jo is quite the #GIRLBOSS of her own, though—her clients have included everyone from Louis Vuitton to Kenzo to Katy Perry, just to name (a very select!) few. So, we caught up with Jo to find out what she’s been working on since we last chatted, and get the lowdown on what inspires all her on-point illustrations.

(Photo by Ben Toms)

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Culture Shock > Artsy Fartsy > Jo Ratcliffe
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Light One Up

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Besides being Sunday (hooray!), Easter, and our #GIRLBOSS’ birthday, it’s also the lazy girl’s favorite holiday: 4/20. In attempt to make your day of snacking as good as can be, we’ve rounded up our most favorite reggae (and dancehall) songs to set the perfect soundtrack. Light up that doobie, hit that bong, or even take a good ol’ toke out of your pipe. Press play and get super comfy—you might be sitting there for a while.

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