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…
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: KIM GORDON
Let me be very clear that I live in a world where Kim Gordon needs no introduction, but for the 1% of you who were either born after 2005 or spent the entirety of the last 20 years camping in the bush in Western Australia, here is some background. (For the rest of you currently staring at your “I love Kim G” hand-collaged bedroom walls, my apologies). Born in Rochester, NY and bred in Los Angeles, CA, Gordon studied visual art at Otis before moving to New York City and becoming immersed in the underground/post-punk/noise music scene. It was there that she met Thurston Moore and Lee Ronaldo, and together they formed legendary no-wave band Sonic Youth in 1981. As guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for Sonic Youth, Gordon spent a few decades serving as the #1 girl crush of all the coolest girls in the world, someone how finding time in her busy shredding schedule to produce Hole’s first album Pretty On The Inside, co-direct The Breeders “Cannonball” video with pal Spike Jonze, and launch a (now defunct) cult clothing line called X-Girl (a favorite of the likes of Chloe Sevigny and Sofia Coppola), all the while continuing to create art in myriad forms.
Her latest endeavor is sort of the ideal marriage of music and art, an experimental noise band heavy on improvisation and deliberate visuals called Body/Head. At age 61, Kim Gordon is still a style icon and girl crush to the masses, and she is still creating her own world and playing by her own rules. She will always be a #GIRLBOSS in our books.