Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Sophia’s Corner: Saling Away…
Thanks to everyone who attended the sidewalk sale! We saw lots of denim, boots, and crazy 80s colored pieces on the stylish girls who made the trek out on Saturday. Wondering where the rest of those brownies went…hmm. Off to make another batch!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Sophia’s Corner: Black Magic
Vintage lynx fur jacket, Zara cardigan, Torn top, J Brand jeans, vintage Byzantine cross, vintage western bag, Jil Sander boots.
Went dancing with my good friend Sage the other night and found out she too has a blog. Who doesn’t these days? She snapped a few photos, and I guess this is what I look like when beer and champagne mix. Scary! I spent most of the night begging her to start posting photos of herself, since she is a serious contender for the “Most Stylish Friend” award. I am obsessed with that vintage Lynx (may be Coyote?) fur jacket at the moment.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Sophia’s Corner: Sedation Station
Slightly embarrassed to admit I’ve been inspired by Rayanne Graff of MSCL. I never realized how miserable these kids were until lurking around on youtube for clips. I guess I was too young to know the difference when the show was in its prime…let’s see, what was I wearing Circa 1994? It would have to start with a turtleneck on top, tucked into pleated mom shorts that were then layered over floral leggings, then tucked into neatly folded socks and topped off with little lace up ankle boots (Sam & Libby, anyone?)Â I’m happy we’ve reached a point in time where we can pick and choose from the 1990s, aren’t you?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Sophia’s Corner: Elle China!
Reading Elle China is exciting enough when it’s just for inspiration, but I was lucky enough to be interviewed in their September issue on newsstands now! I’ve pasted the interview in English below
Please introduce yourself? Where do you live now? What do you do for living and for fun? I’m Sophia Amoruso. I founded shopnastygal.com three years ago, and sell amazing vintage and new designers to stylish girls all over the world.
Do you live with somebody else? (with family? or pet?) I live alone but see my boyfriend often. There is a family of Doves in my parking garage that feel like pets, but none I can really call my own.
Who and what was inspired you to start this business? I saw a gap in the online vintage marketplace, wanted to fill it by bringing current street and high fashion to the vintage world with styling and presentation.
What your inspirations come from most of time? And where you take your inspirations to? I’m inspired by so many things. Teenagers are always inspiring. What they are doing, how they are doing it. Personalities and celebrities of the past are great inspirations, as well as old magazines and films.
What s the most important thing for you when you are working? To have caffeine.
Do you have some “bad habit” when working? Not eating.
Your favorite colour? Is black a color?
Who is your icon? Why? Ahhh, Betty Davis whose album “Nasty Gal” I named my business after.
What are you most vain about? My eyes.
What are you most shy about? My thighs.
What cant you travel without? My laptop, my ipod, a magazine and a notebook.
Favorite place to shop? Most of my finds are from our own racks of vintage! I’m lucky I don’t have to go far.
Whose diary would you most like to read? Our family dog’s when growing up. What that Poodle witnessed I’ve since forgotten, and I’d love to hear what was going through her Poodle head.
What you most wanted buy recently? The Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony wedges.
When and where are you happiest? On a large piece of grass, on a sunny day, with music blaring. Either that or blasting metal down an open road.
What piece of art would you most like to own? Any of Alec Soth’s photographs.
What are you favorite vacation spots? I don’t have time for vacations!
Most treasured possession? A small sculpture of a monk that belonged to my grandparents. It’s magical.
What is your favorite junk food? Bon bons.
What is your favorite sport? Bicycling!
Favorite fashion designers? Givenchy, Alexander Wang, YSL.
Favorite musicians? Mercyful Fate.
Favorite movies? El Topo.
What are you reading now? I’m a dork. Inc. Magazine.
What are you listening at the moment? The sound of our shipping clerk’s tape gun.
Favorite trend of all time? Glam rock. Towering platforms, theatrical ensembles, and glitter…
Worst trend of all time? Ugg boots.
You always? Win.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Sophia’s Corner: Nasty Gal Edits New York Magazine’s “Shop-A-Matic” Fall Trends!
I was recently asked by New York Magazine to guest edit its Shop-A-Matic Fall Trends, a task any girl would love to take on. We were given hundreds of items to choose from, and narrowed it down to a tight 16 of our favorite pieces. From a neon-bright linen crop top to biker-inspired leather from Helmut Lang, we made sure to cover all of our favorite trends of the season–both splurges and steals alike. It was an honor to be invited to edit for such an amazing magazine, so thank you for considering our taste worthy of such a task!
Check out the Shop-A-Matic Fall Trends now!