#GIRLBOSS: CIARRA PARDO

For the final installment of the Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS series, we’re profilin’ Ciarra Pardo – best known for her work as Rihanna’s Creative Director (nbd). In her video, Ciarra talks about growing up as an overachiever in the Bronx, working a full-time job at the age of 15, and mastering the balance of work and play. Also: a

#GIRLBOSS: SOKO

Our Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS series continues with the freespirited actress and musician Soko, who is all about making her own thing, and doing her own thing. Raised as one of six kids in a tiny village near Bordeaux in France, where there was “not much access to the city, or art”, Soko knows all about the

#GIRLBOSS: ROSSON CROW

Artist Rosson Crow paints big, and thinks even bigger. Her large-scale artworks are drenched in color, bursting with energy, and vibrant with character and life…kinda like the artist herself. In today’s Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS, Rosson talks about growing up in Texas, making art in New York, and why she listens to a lot of rap music

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

#GIRLBOSS: JEN VITAGLIANO

First up, we had the badass musician. Then we had the super stylish editor-in-chief. And now, today’s Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS showcases inspiring restaurateur Jennifer 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

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

#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

#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

Gals Of Summer: Hayley Magnus

By all conventional wisdom, actress Hayley Magnus should not have turned out normal. Despite having caught the acting bug at a very young age (“I think I came out of the womb mid-pose!”) the twenty five year old Australian beauty grew up telling the other kids she wanted to be a volcanologist, just to set

Gals Of Summer: Diandra Forrest

In a world where conventionality often tends to rule traditional standards of good looks, model Diandra Forrest is the very definition of uniquely beautiful. The gorgeous 24-year old African-American model was born and bred in the Bronx, and as a child with albinism, Diandra was often teased, until one day she was discovered by a