Monday, December 9, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: #MusicMonday: Afrofuturism
Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!
“Imagine a team of African archaeologists from the future—some silicon, some carbon, some wet, some dry—excavating a site, a museum from their past: a museum whose ruined documents and leaking discs are identifiable as belonging to our present, the early twenty-first century. Sifting patiently through the rubble, our archaeologists from the United States of Africa, the USAF, would be struck by how much Afrodiasporic subjectivity in the twentieth century constituted itself through the cultural project of recovery. In their Age of Total Recall, memory is never lost. Only the art of forgetting. Imagine them reconstructing the conceptual framework of our cultural moment from those fragments. What are the parameters of that moment, the edge of that framework?”
—Kodwo Eshun, Further Considerations of Afrofuturism. Playlist curated by Martine Syms.
Friday, December 6, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: Allie Teilz
If you don’t already know about Allie Teilz, you’ll definitely want to remember her name. Sure, she’s a mega babetron will killer style to boot, but she’s also a part of L.A. DJ collective The Embassy and has
cameos lead parts in some seriously stellar music videos for the Silversun Pickups and Chateau Marmont. Allie was kind enough to make us a playlist and explain the brilliance behind it. Check it ouuuut!
Allie's Holiday Picks!
Night Spell Suede Jumper
Cheap Monday Teddy Bomber Jacket
Tangelo Silk Blazer
Jeffrey Campbell Everly Cutout Boot
Luv Aj Shark Tooth Handpiece
The Cars Tee
After Party Vintage Infatuated Boyfriend Jeans
Friday, December 6, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: i-D Magazine: The Future of Fashion
This is what it feels like to live in the future. The space between present and future is collapsing. Most people attribute this to technology—iPhones, Snapchats, the internet!—but tech is merely an accelerator. Fashion has always been about the next moment. Last month, i-D Online transformed the fashion magazine for a new era. The new, video-driven, digital platform features an innovative mix of fashion, culture, film and design, all done with their signature wink and smile. Reader-curated feeds of talent, trends, and stories reinvent the idea of editorial. “The site is so much more than a magazine brought to life; it’s the go-to destination for a global community of fashion fans who heard it here first,” says Holly Shackleton, i-D Editor.
Founded in 1980, i-D was originally dedicated to the scene in London. It was a magazine for bright young things who wanted to get under the skin of fashion. Without i-D, there would be no street style. There would be no fashion bloggers. In an interview with Eye, founder Terry Jones says his intention was to tell readers “You don’t have to look like people are telling you to. It was about making decisions for yourself.” Nasty Gal was established on those same punk-as-fuck principles. The company was started by our fearless leader in a pink bathrobe. This is a vintage dress. This is a computer. This is eBay. Now form a business. So what’s next? In this video, i-D asks fashion leaders from supermodel Coco Rocha to Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet how technology is revolutionizing the fashion industry. Nasty Gal makes a cameo!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Studio Soundtracks: The Misshapes
We’ve been in serious holiday mode as of late, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of the year than with some killer party playlists. So, we asked some of our favorite musicians to do just that. Our Lady DJ series will feature 10 straight days of curated tunes to get us in the seasonal spirit. First up: Leigh Lezark from The Misshapes. She’s a part of the NYC-based trio who created sounds for some of the biggest runway shows (think: Zac Posen, Viktor & Rolf, and Henry Holland). When Leigh isn’t throwing down some stellar beats, she models for Gap, H&M, and DKNY (just to name a few!) and works as Chanel’s beauty ambassador. Luckily, she found time to talk all-things music and fashion and created her ultimate holiday playlist just for us.
(Photo by Karl Lagerfeld)
Reformation For Nasty Gal Bright Bloom Dress
Nasty Gal Coletta Coat
After Party Vintage Tried And True Flannel
Shoe Cult Outlaw Buckled Boot
Nasty Gal Can't Be Tamed Knit
Nasty Gal Off Duty Anorak
Shoe Cult Fated Pump
Nasty Gal Dark Safari Dress
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Studio Germanini
Meet Studio Germanini, a multitasking Berlin-based duo who DJ, design, write, style and create visual projects fusing their considerable creative skills. After being enraptured by the ’90s-tinged nostalgia of their recent short film Alcopops and Candy, Nasty Gal tracked down the Germanini girls to find out how they met, their idea of a perfect day in Berlin, and what they’re working on now and next (the short answer: a lot).