Friday, June 13, 2014 Features And Shoots: Top Tens: Things We Loved This Week
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Angel Haze
Angel Haze sounds like a rapper, but she feels like a one-woman punk band. Towards the end of her recent frenetic performance opening for MIA at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Haze jumped into the audience. She was invisible except for the strobe of cell phones and camera flashes that followed her from one side of the crowd to the other, her powerful staccato booming through the waves of fans rocking out to her words. Haze may be young and relatively new to the game, but she has an insanely smart literary mind and name drops both queer theorists and rappers in the same breath. I spoke with the talented Detroit-bred rapper about poetry, fashion, and finding her voice in the industry.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 A Week With: Ingrid Kesa Invites Us Into Seala’s World
Seala Loko is one of those girls you can’t help but be drawn towards. She answers the door wearing gold Comme des Garçons ballet flats borrowed from her housemate, a t-shirt, Marle tracksuit shorts, and a big, bright smile. Effortless, fresh-faced and magnetizing, it’s no surprise that Seala’s become something of an internet icon, with her Tumblr ask box constantly being flooded with questions about her personal style. When she painted boobs onto an old t-shirt and shared a photo on Instagram, people even asked where they could buy such an item.
A hippie at heart, Seala had all the comforts of a coastal upbringing in Byron Bay before moving to Melbourne a few years ago to study acting and undertake other creative endeavors, including modeling for local designer store Pet Shop Girls.
Although we previously only knew Seala from her online presence, in no time we were drinking tea, sitting on her bedroom floor, talking about boys, and playing dress up: she’s just that kind of girl.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Guest Edit: How To With Stop It Right Now
Bustiers are very risky business. One wrong move and you can fall victim to all sorts of pitfalls, from unseemly skin-bunching to cleavage so excessive that it would make a Playmate blush. However, these full-coverage bits of lingerie are very “in” right now, with everyone from Rihanna to Emma Stone parading them down red carpets. Unsure how to navigate this tricky trend? Do not fear. We have called in the experts to help guide you. First up, apparel designer and fashion blogger Jayne Min of STOP IT RIGHT NOW, who is best known for her high-fashion-meets-tomboy style:
Just Female Nora Dress
Beach Riot The Delano Swimsuit
Believe Me Blazer
Jeffrey Campbell Syndicate Platform Boot
Cheap Monday Sky Dress
Nasty Gal X Quay Minx Shades
Ready For Whatever Pillow
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Culture Shock: Globetrotter: Oui Out Here In Paris
I have a confession to make. Come closer. No, closer. *whispers* I don’t like really Paris. That’s right, I said it. It’s yet another marker that separates me from my gender (female) and my species (hipster). I don’t care for French food, I don’t eat baguettes or croissants, and I entertain no romantic notions of writing poetry at a charming cafe in Le Marais or strolling arm in arm with a handsome stranger along the banks of the Seine discussing Proust while wearing some sort of swishy dress. I have to go there once or twice a year for work (do you hear the tiniest violin ever playing me a sad symphony?) and generally I serve as a painful embarrassment to the USA, scurrying around with a giant iced Americano (lol) from Starbucks, dressing like more like Joey Ramone than Jane Birkin, and culling more of my meals from the supermarket than from chic little bistros. I am, in short, the worst. However, this last trip over to the city of lights, I managed to actually enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world (applause, please) thanks to some great friends, a better attitude (thanks, therapy!), and a few insider tips, all of which I am here to share with you.