Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Role Model: Daze-Inducing Lorde
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.
Deuces Maxi Dress
Covert Mesh Bralette & Panty Set
Basic Instinct Knit Dress
Buckle Down Crop Top
Dancing With Myself Skirt
Alliance Platform Sneaker
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Role Model: Bloodsucker Jodie Smith
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.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Role Model: Betsey Johnson 4EVER
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!
Friday, June 28, 2013 Role Model: Reductress
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
Friday, June 21, 2013 Role Model: Punk Heroines
We’ve got punk on the brain this week, so we thought it was time to revisit and pay homage to some of our favorite women in punk (such as Blondie front woman miss Debbie Harry, above, who’s still hot-as-hell at 67) and some who, even though they may not have been at the heart of the movement, still embody the punk ethos.