Thursday, November 1, 2012 Behind The Scenes: Nasty Ghoul Halloween Party!
You know that moment when you’re in the midst of getting ready for Halloween and look in the mirror at yourself and start laughing—that’s your clue that you’re doing your costume right. Last night we threw an all-out Nasty Ghoul bash with IAMSOUND, full of mimes, dolls, skulls, tropical babes, a paper towel icon, flowers, Barbarella, cheerleaders, magicians, animals, a full-on flasher, and plenty of who-knows-whats—all of whom did it up to the fullest. Our fearless leader Sophia, who came as the eerie Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice, led a panel of judges for a rowdy (and racy) dance contest fueled by Bushmills and PBR…. Los Angeles glam romancers Fatal Jamz rocked the stage in sequins for a live set including a heartfelt cover of Madonna’s “Dress You Up”…. And we all had so much fun getting caught up in the cobwebs strung all over the place. Check this video of the party made just for us by Abigail Bean, plus photos by Tommy B and our own Devyn Galindo, to see what happens on the dark side!
Friday, October 19, 2012 Behind The Scenes: Show Me Your Desktop
Probably one of the first things we look at every morning and before we go to bed late at night is some sort of screen. They’re the display case for all our inspirations, and much like figuring out someone’s astrological sign based on their personality, we were wondering: Does the girl match the screen? We asked around at Nasty Gal HQ and realized: Yes. Big time.
Dee, Design Assistant
The only difference between Lemmy and GOD…. there is none. Some of the favorite songs you see on my playlist today include Dio, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger, Hawkwind and, of course, Lemmy!!! You know, just some timeless classics. As for my inbox, I’ve really been making the most out of Halloween this year. I’ve been to the Blumhouse of Horrors (which ruled!!!), and Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios made me jump out of my skin with their KILLER 3D psychedelic Alice Cooper Maze and Walking Dead-themed trail where zombies chased me down with chainsaws. There’s a haunted hay ride in Griffith Park which should be equally terrifying, and the banger of the bunch of course will be a special Halloween party at the end of this month. I’ve got a few costumes in mind.
My desktop is hyper organized! I have folders for all kinds of things, like woven blouses, denim washes, fabric inspiration, etc. I like to compile inspiration photos in there and revisit every few weeks so I can see where things can be used. The random folder is where all the silly stuff goes that I can’t justify putting in a folder called “denim.” This also includes pics of rainbow birthday cakes, old surfer dudes, funny 90s shoes and movie stills from Dazed and Confused.
Joanna, Creative Director
How do I know when I see something I love? I drag and drop, baby… drag and drop to that desktop! I’m the reigning queen of the .jpg. I like to keep a few key randoms in a warm spot on my desktop for whenever my eyes need a jump-start or a break from endless emails. My most recent stash seems to be based on playful, funny, tough and strong themes, as well as overt sex. I like fashion, but I love it with a touch of the raw and real. Currently I’m obsessed with the work of 90s stylist Anna Cockburn, our upcoming shoot with Hugh Lippe, and figuring out how I can live more of my life in nothing but dirty sneakers and a bikini bottom.
Monday, September 10, 2012 Behind The Scenes: NGFW Launch Party!
Hello, Monday! We’re still in a haze, recovering from our NGFW rager celebrating our debut collection and magazine at the Westway. There, we danced all night on an intergalactic glowing floor to mind-blowing sets by DJ darling Ch-Ch-Chen, mojo major Blood Orange and kept it going hard with Odd Future’s Syd Tha Kyd. Our sleep-deprived weekend continued—we’ll keep some of our secrets to ourselves—and here’s evidence of the packed crowd that included Theophilus London, Ian Connor, Natalia Kills and Jeremy Kost. A huge thanks to everyone who came out to shred with us till dawn!
(Photos by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.c
Monday, August 13, 2012 Behind The Scenes: On The Road With Anja
A behind-the-scenes glimpse into how our August lookbook with Anja Konstantinova came to life. Let’s just say the girl knows how to vogue.
Friday, April 13, 2012 Behind The Scenes: Workin’ Hard Or…
In between playing dress up with the models, snapping photos, dreaming up our next lookbook, and hitting the road to find the perfect spot to shoot it, the studio team always finds time to goof off and take sweet shots of the crew. The rest is history.