Rising & Raging & Rock On

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I traveled like crazy this summer, and while I’m always down for an adventure, I actually love being at home. I’ll be in paradise, and all of a sudden be like ‘I miss my pillow!’ So after hitting New York and Europe in the past two months, I’m ready to take everything I learned on those trips and hunker down in LA to take care of some serious business (well, as serious as we get around here). Sadly, this means I’m missing out on New York Fashion Week, which is kind of a bummer, but several members of the Nasty Gal team are there, so I—and you—can still live vicariously through them!

Working for the Weekend

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I only get sick about once a year, but when it hits, it hits hard. And this week, unfortunately, it’s been germs 1, me 0. But I plan on kicking the sick soon—very soon—because this is a pretty big weekend. Nasty Gal is being featured in the WSJ magazine, which hits newsstands today, but I’ve also got a music festival to attend. Super important things happening here, people.

Music on the Mind

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Since I’ve been back in Los Angeles, I’ve been soaking up all the quintessential L.A. stuff that I missed so much. I’ve squeezed in some concerts, hung out with little miss Donna Bummer (the Disco Drag Poodle) and gotten in some good beach time—because that’s why we live here, right? I’ve been listening to a ton of music throughout it all, so from my brain to yours, here’s what’s on my mind.—xoxo, Sophia

London Calling

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During my two week romp through Europe, London was calling my name (queue The Clash) the whole time. And what a perfect city to visit before I headed back to sunny Los Angeles. Not only was I in town for an historic London moment with the birth of the Royal Baby (you capitalize Royal Baby, right?), but I also had quite a few moments that are going to go down in my own history books. Also, the above photo is at a restaurant. Don’t worry about it.

Oui Oui Mon Ami

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Pàris! What can I say? A week in the City of Light was not enough, not even close. I learned a little French (oui oui mon ami!),  checked out some secret shopping destinations, and left my heart in Paris. Here are a few tips, straight from my Parisian journal. —xoxo, Sophia

Travelin’ Vibes

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So there’s a lot going on in my life these days—just like always!—but two things that are pretty major. First: I bought a convertible. See above. And second: I’m about to head to Europe for two weeks. See below. So I rounded up some things that I’ll be taking with me, and I’ll also be sending a few postcards from abroad—in the form of blog posts—so check back!

Flashback—2012’s Wild Ride

anotefromsophia Happy Holidays! Nasty Gal has really “grown up” over the past year—a challenging and truly wild ride. Without your support, we couldn’t have accomplished all that we have in 2012. And what might that be, you ask? Let’s take a scroll back (er, down) in time together…

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We Hired More Than 100 People!

We hired more than 100 designers, stylists, photographers, buyers, technologists, cool kids and fancy executives this year. And we’re all behaving ourselves, getting shit done and having a blast together while we’re at it. Pictured above is our entire Los Angeles headquarters team. And that’s not even the half of it…

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What’s More:

We launched a for-real collection! Everything we make is designed in our Los Angeles offices with love and