Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Role Model: Ariel Beesley
We know what you’re thinking. There’s nothing more annoying than a very beautiful girl who also happens to be totally talented and creative (all in addition to having perfect bone structure). We tend to agree, except in the case of Ariel Beesley, the twenty year old model and musician who not only looks like a dream but happens to creates perfectly dreamy music as well. We can’t help but be charmed by the bleach blonde beauty’s poise, intelligence, and penchant for the darker side of life. The former musical theater nerd recently released Wisp, her third (THIRD) record of sweetly simple yet slightly haunting folk tunes, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the music video for “Boys Like You” (directed by Aris Jerome) for an exclusive Nasty Gal premiere, as well as pick Ariel’s brain about her inspirations.
Photos by Felisha Tolentino
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Guest Edit: All White Everything
It’s almost Memorial Day, so you can ‘officially’ start wearing white again. But why would you ever stop?
White It Out
Check Me Out Skirt
Superga Macramew Lace Sneakers
Hug It Out Dress
SKIVVIES Little Lolita Bralette
Nasty Gal Janelle Top
Nasty Gal Gatsby Dress
Barely Skating By Skater Dress
Jeffrey Campbell Czarina Heel
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Behind The Scenes: BTS of “Lonely Hearts Club”
If you’re anything like us, you probably watched our Nasty Gal original short film Lonely Hearts Club more than a few times, each time feeling more and more connected to the wonderful and exquisite creatures featured on your screen. To fill your (and our) burning desire for more on India, Jessica, Alexa, Flynn, Kesewa and Indigo, as well as Tracy Antonopolous, one half of the directing duo that makes up TANK Productions (along with her partner Asli Baykal), we asked Tracy some questions about her process, her aesthetic, and the 411 on the girls of the LHC from Asli.
Friday, May 16, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: The Prettiots
It’s hard not to fall in love with The Prettiots, and it’s not just because they have a killer band name. The New York-based trio (comprised of Kay Kasparhauser, Rachel Trachtenburg, and Lulu Prat) self-described “indie-girl-pop-but-not-shitty” sound all started with just a ukulele and a loop pedal. “I opened at the Bowery Electric for Rachel, and we shared some interests and ideas about music,” said Kay. “Rachel agreed to drum for me while I did my thing, which made it a lot more listenable. Lulu played bass on tour with Supercute! (Rachel’s former band), and when Rachel and I decided we needed a bass player, Lulu was the obvious choice.” After just one listen to their single “Dreamboy,” we were totally addicted to their “Tokyo pop band meets cat cafe meets Clueless” vibe, as we dug a little deeper, we found out that Kay is a mega fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘s fictional NYPD detective Elliot Stabler. So much, in fact, that she even wrote a song about him. “I’m obsessed with L&O:SVU for a lot of reasons. I think it’s morbidly fascinating, and the fact that it is so popular really speaks to the darkness of popular opinion. I like that every episode is this perfectly compartmentalized moral tale of good and bad, but more specifically, I love Stabler because he is the ultimate dream boy—like a short-tempered badass with strong convictions and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of this cruel world.” So, while we very patiently wait for The Prettiots debut EP to drop this summer, Kay explains what exactly what makes Elliot Stabler so dang dreamy and premieres her “Stabler” track right here on the blog. —Chrissy Mahlmeister