Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Guest Edit: Yasi Salek @ Pitchfork Fest
I go to a lot of music festivals, partly because it’s my job, and partly because of my intense devotion to living in a state of suspended adolescence. Oh also I guess because I like music? Anyway as I mentioned in my previous music fest post, I’ve been to many, many different iterations, from dusty Southern situations to star-studded Indio affairs, but somehow I had never been to Pitchfork fest, the festival put on by highly-respected (and sometimes feared) music blog Pitchfork. Now in its 9th year, Pitchfork fest (much like the site itself) prides itself on featuring a good measure of “next big things” alongside “already big deals” ; this year that meant buzzy newcomers like FKA Twigs, Perfect Pussy, and Deafheaven played alongside heavy hitters like Grimes, Kendrick Lamar, and Beck. Add in longtime Pitchfork darlings like Dum Dum Girls, Danny Brown, and Sun Kil Moon and 90s cult favorites Neutral Milk Hotel and a recently reunited Slowdive (the first band of the weekend to make me cry but certainly not the last), and there was pretty much something for everyone (except for the everyone who only listens to top 40 radio waiting for that Iggy Azalea song to play again and again, that person would probably be bummed).
I’m no authority on music (I still sometimes spend entire hours listening to that one Lumineers song on repeat don’t you dare judge me), but my personal highlights of the fest were definitely Hundred Waters, a perfectly post-internet cosmic-psych band from Florida that makes gorgeous, emotive music that sounds like what they play in the cool bars in heaven, and the Majical Cloudz set, which despite technical difficulties (i.e their keyboard, the instrument responsible for providing 80% of the music, breaking down completely), turned into one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, an improvised series of spoken word and acapella renditions of the duo’s songs with audience clapping and live computer sound looping as accompaniment.
Okay now here are some photos of the fun.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Guest Edit: The Clothing Coven Hits NYC
In the high school of life, Mallory Llewellyn and Tallulah Willis are the girls everyone else wants to be. They’re the ones who look impossibly cool in their off-kilter outfits. They are also the girls that come off super intimidating, but are actually friends with every kid in every clique, from the weirdos to the goths to the jocks to the cheerleaders: that’s just how they roll. At 20-years old, Mallory and Tallulah aren’t that far removed from high school, but they are still the girls that every other girl wants to be. In March of this year, the best friends with “the same taste but totally different style” launched The Clothing Coven (really cool Instagram found here), an online magazine that they intend to act as, in the words of Mallory, “pretty much a helm for every type of girl. It can be a place for the weirdo who doesn’t fit in, the pretty girl who has no friends because everyone is jealous, or the mom who wants to stay hip on what her kids are into.”
The Clothing Coven isn’t just a fashion blog: the site covers everything from style to music to photography to art to travel, all with a distinctly personal touch, like your two imaginary best friends are cluing you in as to what’s up in the world of cool.
Recently Tallulah and Mallory took a month-long trip to NYC and shared with us their favorite moments:
Monday, June 30, 2014 Guest Edit: Fresh Face: Chloe Worthington
Melbourne born and bred model Chloe Worthington is one to watch. The 19-year-old ex-ballerina has legs for days and has shot with Vice, SRC783, and Oyster Magazine. We caught up with the tiny dancer to talk about waffles, Instagram stalking, and her daily hang out spots.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Guest Edit: Guest Edit: Pandora & Friends
A few years ago, Abby applied to be my styling assistant. Now she’s my best bitch, road trip buddy, and Anti-Model star. We decided to play dress up and take some pics with our friend Olivia at my house in Shoreditch. Check it out and get to know Abby while she chats away about her favorite hair color (duh), Spice Girls (duh) and crop tops (duh duh duh).
Patches Denim Skirt
Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean
So Yummy Bag
Two Tone Cut-Off Cateyes
So Juicy Knit Bralette
Double This Ring Set
Vintage Moschino Your Eyes Only Jacket
Home Slice iPhone 5 Case
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Guest Edit: How To With Stop It Right Now
Bustiers are very risky business. One wrong move and you can fall victim to all sorts of pitfalls, from unseemly skin-bunching to cleavage so excessive that it would make a Playmate blush. However, these full-coverage bits of lingerie are very “in” right now, with everyone from Rihanna to Emma Stone parading them down red carpets. Unsure how to navigate this tricky trend? Do not fear. We have called in the experts to help guide you. First up, apparel designer and fashion blogger Jayne Min of STOP IT RIGHT NOW, who is best known for her high-fashion-meets-tomboy style:
Just Female Nora Dress
Beach Riot The Delano Swimsuit
Believe Me Blazer
Jeffrey Campbell Syndicate Platform Boot
Cheap Monday Sky Dress
Nasty Gal X Quay Minx Shades
Ready For Whatever Pillow