Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Role Model: Gals Of Summer: Chanel Castaneda
Chanel Castaneda is a girl who knows how to have fun. Not just in the party sense of the word (although she certainly has that bit down), but in seemingly every aspect of her life. The petite Los Angeles native spends her time pal-ing around with some of our favorite It-girls, including Brooke Candy, Venus X, and stylist Alexis Knox. She is an actress, a model, and a muse, and is best known for her unique and borderline cartoonish take on style: think giant platforms, bleached Barbie hair (currently dyed a dusty pink), and bold, sexy fashion. Check out some of our favorite party snaps of Miss Chanel below.
Monday, June 23, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: JEN VITAGLIANO
Jennifer’s New York City restaurant The Musket Room has already racked up rave reviews and a Michelin star; not bad for an intimate neighborhood spot that has barely been open a year. (It must run in the family, as Jennifer’s twin, stylist Nicole Vitagliano is definitely a #GIRLBOSS in her own right). In her Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS video, Jennifer talks about the importance of working with people you trust, the reality of getting your hands dirty, and why it’s totally OK to talk to yourself, all day long. (Glad to know we’re not the only ones.)
Aspiring restaurant-owners, foodies, and #GIRLBOSSes in the making: watch and learn!
Friday, June 20, 2014 Role Model: Ode To Lana
“Are you sick, or just a lesbian?” pried the USC sorority girl washing her hands next to me, upon first glance at my newly shaved head. This was a whole bunch of years ago, but when I’m back in the vicinity of my alma mater for the sold out Lana Del Rey show at The Shrine Auditorium, it all comes back to me. Perfect tens and misfits are still the theme of the night.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Bringin’ It Back: Bandits in Bandeaus
There really should be a fan club that celebrates what Richard Prince and Abbey Lee created for Pop in 2010. If there isn’t, then I will make one and text all of you about it. It’s been four years since the editorial came out, but the leather-loaded images still make me want to ride a bike or buy a gun holster or both. Lucky for all of us, we just rounded up enough Western wear to last us until the cows come home.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: CHRISTENE BARBERICH
Last week we shared the first Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS with badass musician Kim Gordon and today we have one minute and fifty one seconds of straight-up career and life advice, courtesy of Refinery29‘s Editor-in Chief, Christene Barberich. As the super-stylish spearhead of the fastest growing media company in the country, Christene knows a thing or five about what it takes to be a true #GIRLBOSS. Get ready to take some notes!
Hit play to hear Christene talk about the benefits of growing up in a noisy family, feeling like a work in progress, and why you should never (ever!) worry about what other people think. Amen to that.
Stay tuned for more awesome #GIRLBOSS portraits, coming very soon…