Friday, October 26, 2012 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Behind Kat Borchart’s Lens
Our latest lookbook goes for Baroque with all kinds of shiny, decorative, romantic, spangly things and we have the legendary Cha Cha Lounge and photographer Kat Borchart to thank for it. She’s an LA-born and based photographer who lives in a bunker-style studio in Los Feliz with her black cat Cash. Here, she tells us about her life behind the lens…
“I’ve been shooting for about five years and I’m drawn to making imagery that is energetic, colorful and natural. The best thing about my job is all the road trips I get to take–this year alone I’ve done Palm Springs, Big Bear, Joshua Tree, and Las Vegas for different projects. I have a great team I work with often and they make the time on the road the most fun, to the point where it never even feels like work.
“Because I’m constantly hoofing around LA for production things, my style is pretty low-key. I tend to gravitate toward basics but when I’m going out at night I love the random piece that makes the outfit stand out: a super bright color, red lipstick, bold print or statement accessory. Otherwise, a daily uniform is a good pair of high-waisted denim (so my booty doesn’t show when bending over!) and some breathable t-shirts–they’re really the best for all types of locations. (See my Nasty Gal choices below!)
“My biggest thing lately has been shooting Polaroids with my new Fuji 210. It satisfies my photo tech side by having more controls than your average Polaroid but it’s obviously portable so I’ve been taking it everywhere, and it’s fun to pass around when going out. I took some on our Cha Cha shoot, too. Speaking of which, HUGE thanks to the guys at the Cha Cha Lounge for letting us take over their crazy awesome bar. It’s been my watering hole since heading into the Silverlake area a couple of years ago, and it provided the perfect backdrop of kooky art and fun games to occupy us for a full day.”
Shop Kat's Nasty Gal Picks
Electric Rose Skinny Jeans
Studly Combat Boot
Madrid Wool Hat
Juicy Fruit Muscle Tee
Crystallized Chain Bag
The Kink High-Rise Jean
Monday, September 24, 2012 Nasty Gals In The Wild: This or That (or That!)
Acts out a Western with a real-deal cowgirl hat and boxy knit…
And keeps it cool in a tied-up tee, cap, and cut-out combats.
We can’t decide which we like best. Can you?
Thursday, September 6, 2012 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Meet Cassie!
With perfectly tousled hair and the cutest freckles ever, it’s hard not to instantly fall in love with our vintage model Cassie. We ended up having such a blast hanging out with the OC babe that we had to get the scoop on what she’s up to when she’s not rocking out with us in the studio.
If I could live in any era, It’d be…
I love living in the present!
My style icons…
Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Candice Swanepoel, to name a few. Their outfits are usually pretty simple, but they always look flawless.
I can’t get enough…
New shoes are definitely my weakness!
Three things in my closet I couldn’t live without…
A distressed tee, jeans, and my black boots.
Best advice I’ve ever received…
That I will achieve the things I really want by working really hard for them. I will never forget this advice. Ever.
Shop Cassie's Nasty Gal Picks
Solitaire Platform Pump
Beach Club Blazer
Targee Fringe Pump
ASCII Leather Moto Jacket
Braided Wool Hat
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Leah Adicoff
Meet Leah, one of the very first Nasty Gal models. Long since the days of playing dress up in our latest vintage finds and frolicking through the streets of SF, we’ve both headed south to the City of Angels for sunshine and new adventures. Today, she works as a fashion stylist, while her boyfriend Myles is a musician and resident DJ at the coolest club in LA, Smoke & Mirrors. We caught up with this dream team to get the scoop on how they met and where they like to hang out in the city and beyond.
Leah's Date Night Picks
Ivana Cutout Dress
Moto Zip Crop Jacket
Leopard Ankle Boot
Wrapped Maxi Skirt
Costa Crop Blazer
Second Skin Jeans
Fruit Punch Dress
Thursday, June 28, 2012 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Meet Laine!
We were lucky enough to meet our latest vintage muse through her BFF and fellow Nasty Gal, Bonnie. She may look like a sweet California girl, but she’s also totally fearless with a knack for playing weird instruments and dressing however she feels – no matter what others may think. Get the lowdown on Laine’s favorite beauty products, bank robber dreams and everything in between.
Shop Laine's Nasty Gal Picks
Totally Exposed Blouse
Cuffed Cutout Platform
Beautiful Colours Jumpsuit
Valley Of The Dolls Dress
Eagles Shadow Bikini
Caged Back Blazer