Thursday, September 20, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Mariana!
We stopped by Mariana Dantec’s very first shoot with us and caught a few minutes with her just as the finishing touches were put on her makeup (as soon as she checked out her pout in the mirror, she exclaimed, “Wow, that is orange!”). This sweet, international beauty grew up in Indonesia and attended a French school, moved to France, Australia, then a year and a half ago landed in New York City, where she lives now. Super laid-back and down to earth, she repeatedly told us she likes situations where everyone’s happy and there’s “no fuss,” and has learned to keep inside her own world within the frenzy of NYC. Although she’s pretty practical and level-headed (hope some of that rubs off on us!), she does admit to splurging on ridiculous shorts and dresses sometimes. A girl after our own heart!
Capricorn, but I don’t really follow astrology.
My mom calls me Mar, and in Indonesian that sounds nice but not really in English. So everyone calls me by Mariana.
I couldn’t live without:
A good pair of everyday shoes. I wear Converse every day. It’s necessary in NYC to have shoes you can walk in.
My closet is full of:
Sweaters. I like second-hand shopping the best.
If I could live in any era:
I’m pretty happy now, but it would be nice to live in a time that predates airplanes, technology and all that jazz, where you’re not pressed by time and can write and receive letters.
Right now I really want to:
Take all this off and put my hair up!
A silly TV series, like True Blood. Sometimes I will sit and watch all day—it’s kind of a waste of time.
It sounds cliché, but take care of the basic things, like eating properly, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water.
Remember to stop, breathe, and get back to the core of who you are and what you believe in.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Mia Mania
Meet Pia Mia Perez. She’s cute as could be, got a voice to rival any pop star, and, get this, is really, actually from Guam. Seriously. She did double-duty for us and recorded an original video cover of Rihanna’s “Half Of Me,” then humored us by answering our questions on everything from how to beat the heat this festival season to what quote keeps her motivated so very far from home.
Shop Pia Mia's Picks
Pretty Daggers Bodice
Golden Triangle Swimsuit
Heavy Metal Backpack
Diamond Eyes Shades
Rookie Crop Tee
Stars Of Crystal Handpiece
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Right Now: Time To Shine
Step into the spotlight in killer dresses that were born to party from dusk ’til dawn. Check out the street style snaps that have us ready to ditch our pants and dress up!
(Fashion Squad, Stockholm Streetstyle, The Blonde Salad, Art in our Blood, Fashion Toast, Fanny Lyckman, Honey & Silk, Face Hunter, Tuula, Ring My Bell, Native Fox, Gary Pepper, Le Pretty Stellar, Le Flassh)
Golden Hour Sequin Dress
Twilight Garden Dress
Pearl Racer Maxi Dress
Glam Brocade Dress
Ivana Cutout Dress
Madison Floral Dress
Sophie Tulle Dress
Pina Peplum Dress
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Lookbooks: Heat Wave
Leopard Hat Coming Soon, Mixed Jewelry
With the start of summer just days away, we’re keeping it cool with graphic prints and streetwear-inspired staples. It’s time to make a splash in smokin’ hot swimwear, stand-out shades, and the raddest cutoffs under the sun. Our summer motto? Skin is always in.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Lera!
Between working on a double major in Economics and Psychology at USC and a Fashion and Merchandising degree at SMC, we’re pretty sure our newest vintage model Lera is superhuman. When she’s not studying or modeling, she can usually be found sketching fashion illustrations while consuming crazy amounts of coffee and chocolate. Somehow she found a second to chat with us about her dreams and what’s hiding in the bottom of her bag.
I’m originally from…
If you looked in my closet, you’d find…
Many impractical pieces for which I’ve yet to find an occasion.
I’m always on the hunt for…
My most treasured possession…
My mom’s vintage sunglasses. They’ve become such an integral part of my style that people have started to recognize me by them!
When I was a kid, I wanted to be…
A fashion designer, although I didn’t quite label it as such at the time.
In five years, I hope to be…
Traveling the world while working in the fashion industry.
My favorite scent in the world…
The smell of memories!
The most random thing my bag right now…
A 1977 copy of Tolstoy’s War and Peace in Russian. Every now and then, I’ll slip it into my bag, hoping to wade through another chapter in waiting.
Shop Lera's Nasty Gal Picks
Tani Ankle Boot
Buckets Of Rain Romper
Kaylor Oxford Boot
Clear Platform Boot
Diamond Daze Leather Jacket
Coltrane Cutout Boot
ASCII Leather Moto Jacket
Roscoe Cutout Boot