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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Sophia’s Corner: Bicoastal Biz

I’ve recently fallen in love with Virgin America’s SF-NYC fares, and have found myself jetsetting back and forth between the coasts. I mean, it’s not only the fares–the planes are lit like a nightclub, play jazzy spa music, and have a pretty great onboard entertainment system.

Stopped by the NYLON office for a brief chat, which was wonderfully surreal, to say the least…

I’ll be back shooting again on Monday, so expect another big update by the end of next week!


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Friday, October 17, 2008 Sophia’s Corner: New York, New York!

I’m jet-setting off to NYC for most of next week, but fret not! We’ll be adding a small batch of great vintage dresses to the shop on Monday, and you’ll still receive the usual lightning-fast shipping and great customer service you’ve come to expect around here. We’ll soon be stepping things up a good notch, with bigger weekly updates and an amazing holiday collection I think you’ll love. Thank you to everyone for your patience!


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Friday, August 15, 2008 Sophia’s Corner: The Original NASTY GAL…

When I began selling vintage online nearly two years ago, I was faced with a task that every business owner encounters: finding a name for their business. For me, it was important to choose a name that represented an attitude as well as an aesthetic. The easy route would have been to hop on the hippie bandwagon and name it something sweet–but I felt that approach was just a little too familiar, and much softer than what I was going for.

I used to spend a lot of time collecting hard-to-find records, and unearthing unpopular or otherwise rare music that had fallen under the radar–sometimes for decades. I consulted my library for inspiration, and after little time I’d settled on the name of funkstress Betty Davis’ hard-hitting third album, NASTY GAL.

Once the wife of musician Miles Davis and an ex-runway model, she was a true sex symbol. Her lyrics were unabashedly raunchy and sex-drenched, and were accompanied by one of the the best rhythm sections of the era (or ever, for that matter). To put it shortly: she’s good stuff. Need proof?

“She was the first Madonna. But Madonna is more like Marie Osmond when compared to Betty Davis.” -Carlos Santana

It’s true.


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