It’s hard to believe Christy Turlington landed her first Vogue cover nearly 30 years ago (1985!) and is still killing it today. To celebrate the supermodel’s 45th birthday, we rounded up some of her most memorable editorials and campaigns to date–and found an excuse to stare at some seriously awesome vintage Versace. (Need. Everything.)
At 21, DJ and producer Sydney “Syd Tha Kid” Bennett is already a staple in the Los Angeles music scene, and we love Syd. (Proof: She deejayed our #NGFW party last year, and we interviewed her in our first ever issue of Super Nasty.) She stole our hearts as the DJ (and lone female) in the notorious rap group Odd Future, and since then, Syd has teamed up with Matt Martians to form The Internet, a soulful, jazzy hip-hop band. I spoke with Syd at her recording studio, Chateau Marie, where we talked about making money, her signature style, and how far she’s come from recording dudes in her parent’s garage.
(Photos by Cat Roif)
It’s hard to believe one our biggest ’60s style icons, Joni Mitchell, turns 70 today! We’ve always been obsessed with her effortlessly-cool ensembles (think: no-nonsense shift dresses paired with T-strap flats), so we paid homage to the fashion-forward folk singer with some of our favorite throwback looks.
In case you haven’t noticed, we just can’t get enough of our NYC Shoe Cult disciples. Today, we’re getting to know filmmaker/Ryan McGinley muse Brandee Brown who is the definition of a badass babe. Lucky for us, Brandee created a short film that we’re debuting for the first time right here on the site! (Plus, it comes with a poem too.) Pretty cool, eh? Check it out below.
(Photos by Cara Stricker)
Sure, our NYC Shoe Cult lookbook may be filled with some seriously good-looking gals, but there’s so much more to these ladies than their ability to put a killer outfit together. Meet Vashtie: A jack-of-all-trades who works simultaneously as a director, designer and creative powerhouse. Whether you know it or not, Vashtie’s influence on pop culture is huge—she’s directed videos for Justin Bieber, Solange and Joey Bada$$, just to name a few. Check out some of our favorites below!
(Photos by Cara Stricker)
If you’re nearly as googly-eyed over our Nasty Gal Collection Lookbook model, Ana Beatriz Barros, as we are, we have quite the treat for you. She’s equal parts girl next door, Brooke Shields in “The Blue Lagoon”, and the girl you’re automatically intimidated of because she’s just that pretty. What’s not to love? Take a peek at just a fraction of the editorials the Brazilian beauty has been featured in over the years!
You might not be familiar with Lorde’s name, but you’d almost certainly recognize her voice from “Royals” the hypnotic, anti-bubblegum pop anthem that has been spinning on radio stations and reverberating out of car speakers for months. The first time we heard it, we recognized it instantly as a Nasty Gal anthem. The girl behind it is singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Conner; an Auckland, New Zealand native who’s only 16. Ahead of her sold-out show at The Echoplex last Thursday night, Nasty Gal spoke to the lion-maned, platform-booted Lorde about Los Angeles, lyricism, and the loneliness of teenage life.
Jodie Smith was the star of our Loud and Clear lookbook, and now we’re seeing her loud and clear on our TV screens on True Blood, where she’s one part model and one part kickass vamp star. We caught up with Jodie to get the deets on beauty secrets, dating vampires in real life, and how nudity can help clear social stigmas.
From her ‘90s grunge floral dresses to her signature cartwheels during her runway shows, Betsey Johnson has been here in a big way since the late 1960s, when she was a part of both the Youthquake movement and Andy Warhol’s too-cool underground scene. Even though she’s now in her 70s, she’s still rocking platforms, choppy bangs and energy to spare. Long live Betsey Johnson!
When we first started reading Reductress, we LOL’d, then we became totally entranced by their satirical over-the-top takedown of fashion, entertainment, and all things ‘women’s interest.’ We caught up with Reductress editors (and comedians) Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell to talk about serious journalism, feminist onions, and why integrity is basically stupid.—Chris Rellas