Friday, May 17, 2013 Nasty Guys: Cheap Thrills
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.
Our Cheap Monday Faves
Laura Cutout Sweatshirt
Lisa Peplum Tee
Second Skin Jeans
Loved Skinny Jeans
Nomi Logo Tank
Industrial Society Shades
Hologram Swing Bag
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Nasty Guys: Eternal Flames
With all the love in the air this week, talk naturally turned to our ultimate crushes. After a heated debate here at Nasty Gal HQ, we dreamed up a list of heartthrobs we’ve been shamelessly obsessed with since junior high. From Johnny Depp circa “Winona Forever” to Dylan McKay and his denim overalls (and even an MMMBop bro…no judgement!), these babe magnets will have you swooning in no time. So don’t be shy, take a peek at the dudes we’ll love forever. Uhhh…boyz rule.
Saga, Merchandise Assistant: ”Leonardo DiCaprio. Why? Titanic, Romeo and Juliet, The Beach, annnnnd we’re birthday twins.”
Katie, Asst. Retoucher: ”Jack White! Not only is he super sexy but he can make a guitar out of a piece of wood, a coke bottle and a guitar string!”
Alex, Production Coordinator: “Bobby from Twin Peaks because and/or in spite of the fact that he is such an a**hole.”
Ashley, Sr. Fashion Stylist: ”My boyfriend. Wah wahhh, I’m so cheesy. But seriously. He’s hot.”
Jaclyn, Social Media Manager: “David Byrne in Stop Making Sense and Mick Jagger…well…any time.”
Val, PR Coordinator: ”Johnny Depp circa Kate Moss.”
Soozie, Asst. Designer: ”Johnny Depp circa Winona Ryder.”
Sabrina, Planning Analyst: ”Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210, season one. I specify the season because he wears denim overalls. I mean…”
Courtney, Site Merchandiser: “I’m a little embarrassed to say…Andrew Keegan was my only childhood crush. I saw him out once in Santa Monica and wasn’t as impressed “
Jenny, Graphic Designer: ”Jordan Catalano, duh.”
Isabella, Social Media Associate: “Marc Bolan! A man who you can share jumpsuits with, can sing you to sleep and says things like, ‘I drive a Rolls Royce because it’s good for my voice.’”
Dee, Asst. Designer: ”Lemmy. Always & Forever. At any age.”
Liz, Sr. Copywriter: ”Back in the day, mine was definitely Bijou Phillips.”
Kaitlyn, Sr. PR Manager: ”Taylor Hanson since ’96, and still my #1 babe! I fell in love at Meadowlands Arena during a free 6am show put on by a local Jersey radio station. I caught a stuffed animal he threw out to audience and it got ripped from my hands except for the tag. I kept the tag.”
Nicki, Front Desk Coordinator: “Edward Furlong circa Terminator 2.”
Tammy, Marketing Manager: “Childhood? Christian Bale. Did you ever see Newsies? Come on.”
Nick, Asst. Fashion Stylist: “The beautiful Robert Mapplethorpe.”
Cherysse, Jr. Buyer: “Ultimate 90s crush? Ethan Hawke circa Reality Bites.”
Sarah, Art Director: “Um, mine was Fred Durst. Gross.”
Friday, January 4, 2013 Film: Harmony Korine
Happy Birthday to filmmaker Harmony Korine, the rebellious eccentric who continually delivers healthy doses of curious and surreal to the cinema, from the most recent Fourth Dimension and forthcoming Spring Breakers to iconic film Gummo. He’s not afraid to be disturbing by heading pretty far out there … yet he still somehow keeps it relatable, commenting on the human condition from the sideways squint of an intensely strange individual. Happy birthday to one of our favorite directors!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Nasty Guys: Todd Diederich
Always living it up to the fullest, photographer Todd Diederich has an eye for poetry and beauty in places you’d never expect it. All of his photos seem to have taken place in the midst of some weird party, even if the participants didn’t know they were attending. Based in Chicago, he feels the city deeply in his core. Most recently his work’s been featured in Oyster; he’s also worked with Grimes, shooting her during some of her travels, and notably (and extensively) documented Chicago’s Ballroom scene. Here, he tells us about his state of mind…
What is beauty?
Adventure or journey?
Adventuring is the only language I know. It’s the zenith of intuition. Hindsight will shape the journey. I obviously have no hindsight… ever. ;p
Dreams or dreamy?
My dreams have changed. Maybe it has for others as the center of our solar system is aligning with the center of the Milky Way. I rarely have people or story lines in my dreams anymore. Now it’s as if my mind’s eye is cloaked in full spectrums of geometric light and electro magnetic waves playing with my bio-circuitry. It has inspired me to see myself as a shape of my own creation.
Friendship or crew?
There are big ships and small ships but the best ships are friendships.
Favorites or all of it?
All of it. Have you ever eaten every flavor of Sour Patch Kids in one bite? It’s alchemy.
(all photographs ©Todd Diederich)