#ThrowbackThursday: Outkast

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In case you missed the mega news that dropped last night, Outkast will be headlining this year’s desert festival in Coachella Valley, which means, yep, our favorite hip-hop duo will be reuniting after Seven. Freaking. Years. To celebrate, we look back on André 3000 and Big Boi’s evolution from Atlanta teens to Grammy Award-winning musicians—and every awesome moment in between.

Happy Birthday, David Bowie!

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From Space Oddity to Aladdin Sane and beyond, David Bowie’s bold-yet-badass, totally-out-of-this-world style evolution has truly been one of the greatest gifts of all—other than his killer hits over the years, of course. On his 67th birthday, we pulled together some of his most iconic (see: our favorite) looks from his ever-evolving wardrobe, which totally prove he’s a man who sticks to his word: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

Shy Girls

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There’s nothing not to love about Shy Girls frontman Dan Vidmar. The Portland-based artist pairs smooth electronic beats with ’90s R&B-inspired vocals for endless feel-good jams. (Seriously, listen for yourself.) In October, he released his first EP, Timeshare, and we’re stoked that is just the start of a long music career ahead. We were lucky enough to hang with Dan right here in our L.A. studio and create the most badass photoshoot complete with leopard shirts, silver capes and killer reflective sunglasses. Check out the awesomeness below!

Yuno

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It’s hard to not like Yuno. The Florida-based artist creates fun, energetic pop music that—no matter what the season—always makes it feel like summer. Ever since the prolific musician crowd-funded his first album V on Kickstarter, music gurus from Pitchfork to The Guardian have been praising him as the next big thing. Yuno soundtracked our latest Shoe Cult video, and here I talk to him about getting his music to the people.

(Photos courtesy of Yuno’s Tumblr)

Karl Lagerfeld

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We’re on a serious vintage Chanel kick here at NGHQ, which means we must pay homage the man behind it all—Mr. Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 30 years Karl has headed up the Paris fashion house as lead designer and creative director, so we decided it was the perfect time to look back at some of his most iconic (see: super studly) style moments from his early career days until now.

The Cobrasnake’s Totally Ironic Guide To Getting Shot In Party Photos

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If you’ve ever been to a killer party in L.A. or NYC, chances are you’re already well-versed on Mark Hunter a.k.a. The Cobrasnake. The photographer—best known for his high-flash party shots—has documented only the most badass (and most famous!) party-goers in his decade-long career. Since we’re in total party mode, we thought we’d hit up the expert on how to get snapped in one of his pics. The result? Hilarious guidelines that you shouldn’t take (too) seriously. Check ’em out below!

Drake: Started From The Bottom

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We’re really, really into Drake here at Nasty Gal HQ, and today also happens to be his 27th birthday. This (obviously) means we needed to pay homage to our main man on his big day, so we gathered some oh-so-adorbs photos to show that Drizzy did, in fact, “start from the bottom.” From a bright-eyed baby (decked out in the best ’90s duds!) to a too-cool-for-school 8th grader at Degrassi to a suited-up GQ gentlemen, you’ll see why we’ve loved our Champagne Papi every step of the way.

Jagwar Ma

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Dudes in bands + Australian accents + dope outfits = every reason why we love Jagwar Ma. The Sydney-based trio released their debut album Howlin’ this summer, and we’ve been obsessed with Jono Ma, Gabriel Winterfield, and Jack Freeman ever since. Nasty Gal Photo Editor Cat Roif was lucky enough to chat up guitarist/beatmaster Jono about his favorite T-shirts, going on tour, and all-things Australia, so check it out below! (Bonus: Really, really pretty pictures.)

(Photos by Cat Roif)

FYF Fest’s Sean Carlson

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(See more about Sean in Refinery 29‘s Los Angeles 30 Under 30)
The end of summer brings many horrible things (school, cold weather), but in Los Angeles, it at least goes out with a bang, thanks to FYF Fest. On August 24th and 25th, FYF takes over L.A. State Historic Park for a two day festival packed with music, art and comedy showcasing bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, the Breeders, Solange and more. Because tickets are still available, we caught up with FYF founder Sean Carlson to talk about why you should probably buy those tickets, like, now.

Backstreet Is Back, Alright

I don’t know how to start this post because there’s so much emotion running through my head right now. Last night was one of the greatest nights of my life. What did I do? I went to a Backstreet Boys concert at the Grove (for those of you outside of Los Angeles, the Grove is a really, really beautiful…mall). While it might have been a low for the boy band, it was definitely a high for the fans. The crowd was more vibrant than I expected. I watched a guy take his shirt off and scream his number to randoms at some point. That was nice. Pretty much any ’90s boy band should elicit that kind of response, though. N’Sync, 98 Degrees, Hanson, they all should make one’s body feel like it has been lifted into the air and transformed into some orb of ethereal beauty. Let’s go through the list of ’90s boy bands in their glory days. Try not to die. I’ll do the same.

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American Heroes

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Ahhhmerica—land of the free, home of the babes. Everyone knows that guys look better in black and white. Maybe no one knows that, but it’s true. In honor of this week’s celebration of all things Americana, we put together a little list of iconic hunks from the good ol’ days because there’s nothing better than nostalgia mixed with hotness. You’re welcome.

Cheap Thrills

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Meet the cute dudes behind Cheap Monday‘s downtown LA showroom, Richard and Aaron. The dream team (and real life BFFs) not only keep us stocked with their signature skinny jeans, logo tanks and holographic goodness, but it turns out they’re pretty cool to hang out with too. Today, they gave us a sneak peek of their base camp and (ahem, since we weren’t exactly in a hurry to leave) we snuck in a little Q&A action too.