Friday, August 8, 2014 Contests: Win Tickets to FYFfest!
Calling all LA festival freaks! FYF is right around the corner and we’re giving away two VIP tickets to the event. All you have to do is visit our Facebook and share our post promoting the contest. Do it anytime from 10:00 am today until 3 pm PST on August 13th and you’ll be in the running! Once you’re done, cross your fingers, call up all your friends, and find the perfect festival outfit. If you already have tickets, look for Nasty Gals all around the festival. We’ll be passing out a bunch of cool stuff, and we even have a VIP lounge, equipped with charging stations and enough cool air to make you want to stay forever. We’ll see you there!
Thursday, August 7, 2014 Newsflash: It’s All For U!
Whether you’re a knockout or a dropout, we think you need to know about Nasty Gal Edu, a brand new program that brings Nasty Gal closer to all of the college babes who love the brand. Sign up for the college bulletin to find out about campus exclusives and all the cool stuff they don’t teach you in school! Who knows, maybe you’ll be our next Nasty Galedictorian.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 Lookbooks: Nasty Gal’s Fall Lookbook
Layers, leather, and mis(matched) adventure: that’s what we’re all about this fall. Check out our new shopable lookbook to get clad in top-to-bottom plaid, studded bustiers, and all the vintage you desire.
(Photos by Chad Pitman)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Right Now: Happy Birthday, Andy!
Pop art aficionados take some time out of your day to remember the greatest in the game. It’s Andy Warhol’s big 8-6 today and we think everyone needs to recognize it. Best known for reappropriating celebrity, culture and advertisement as art, Warhol is an icon to art lovers the world over. He was the founder of Interview and undoubtedly the reason we have the pop art effect on Photobooth. If you’re in LA, make your way over to MOCA in September to check out Andy Warhol: Shadows, an exhibition that presents one Warhol painting in 102 parts!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Meet Cristina Black
When I got to Cristina Black’s Angelino Heights apartment, she is relieved to reveal the project she’s been working on in secret for months: Blake Lively’s lifestyle site, Preserve, which premiered via her Vogue cover story that morning. It doesn’t surprise me that Black was asked to work in editorial on the Gossip Girl star’s venture. Black made a name for herself as a writer in New York as the entertainment editor at Foam while freelancing regularly for Nylon, Dazed & Confused, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York, amongst others. She’s an accomplished woman.
But almost two years ago, she dropped her life in New York and migrated to Los Angeles “in pursuit of the songwriter’s dream,” says Black. “Los Angeles has a vibe. I don’t know if it’s the weather or what, but I’m like this super-ultra version of myself in California. It’s letting me be who I actually am and, for once, that doesn’t feel like a fight. It feels like love maybe should.”
Black is also a trained pianist and harpist who has released a string of EPs of ethereal, dark melodies. The Ditty Sessions was critically acclaimed while her latest EP Ides of March is just about to surface. We went over to Black’s place to shoot some photos and talk about style.