Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Chromeo
Chromeo and I go wayyy back. Let’s just say I made a YouTube video of myself dancing in ’80s pumps to their song “Needy Girl” back in 2007 and (very proudly) posted it to my LiveJournal. Yeah, it was that long ago. (Don’t bother Googling it, people. That shiz is on lockdown.) As it turns out, Dave 1 and P-Thugg stopped by the Fonda Theatre right here in L.A. to play a show before they headed off to the desert, and I got to chat ‘em up about all the latest haps—their upcoming album White Women, festival fashion, and their love for JNCOs. (Seriously.) Check it out below. —Chrissy Mahlmeister
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Nails: Nagisa Kaneko From Disco Nail
Meet Nagi a.k.a. nail artist extraordinaire Nagisa Kaneko. She lives and works in the hip Shibuya district of Tokyo where she runs an awesome salon called Disco Nail. Nagi’s personal look might best be described as girly new-age goth (or something along those lines), and she rocks it from the tips of her silvery, bleach-blonde tresses to the toes of her tough girl vintage boots.
Monday, April 14, 2014 Trends: Logomania
It all started with a YSL logo T-shirt. I had the classic black and white one in my wardrobe a few years ago and although I wore it with irreverence, the irony was lost on most. Of course now those tees are hot property (just check Sky Ferreira’s Instagram), and it’s not just because Hedi Slimane banished the “Yves” from the luxury brand’s logo. It’s because logomania has reached fever pitch of late and even I—minimal queen from way back when—want in on it.
Fashion Diet Tee
Moschino Numbers Game Pencil Skirt
Louis Vuitton Tri Tri Again Bucket Bag
Dolce & Gababana Classic Tee
Dolce & Gabbana Namesake Mini Skirt
Moschino Not a Copy Tote
Fendi Name of the Game Pants
Fendi Sheer of Herself Blouse
Monday, April 14, 2014 Guest Edit: Nazanin Mandi’s Festival Diary
We were so stoked when singer/model/actress/all-around babetron Nazanin Mandi stopped by NGHQ last month to talk all-things festival, but, dang, girl was not kidding about having a killer time in the desert (and mastering those well-lit selfies). She shared some seriously awesome snaps with us, and, well, we’ll let her do all the talking. Take it away, Nazanin!
Friday, April 11, 2014 Trends: Plaid Is Rad
It’s spring, which means we’re doing everything we can to fight floral overload. Luckily, we’ve got another pattern to brighten up your wardrobe that isn’t the old go-to: plaid! We like to wear checkered prints with distressed denim and classic stripes mixed in, but we’re seriously inspired by all the gingham we saw on the Spring/Summer 2014 runway. Check out how Moschino, Balmain, and Rodarte took on plaid trend, and then be sure to swipe up some of your own.
In Check Two-piece Dress
One Teaspoon Trinity Boyfriend Jeans
Draw the Line Skirt
Hole in One Boyfriend Jeans
Someday's Lovin' The Girls Plaid Jumpsuit
Blank NYC What Rhymes with Hug Me Boyfriend Short
Finders Keepers Symphony Jean
Lazy Oaf Check It Out Skirt