So Long Summer Road Trip: West Coast

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Here on the west coast, the difference between summer and winter is approximately 15 degrees… for like, two months. BUT STILL–for those of us who would live in Minimale Animale year round if we could, that drop means vurry surrius lifestyle changes, like wearing socks and bringing  a jacket along “just in case.” With such drastic sartorial shifts on the horizon, we decided to pay homage to summer ’15 by sending two of our most dedicated sun-worshippers to the desert for a send-off done in true L.A. style: in a car. Read on for a look at a desert lovin’ road trip as only Nasty Gals know how…

Aisha Drake’s San Francisco

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Aisha Drake is the alluring mystery lady behind No Mercy(if you’re not already obsessed, ya gotta check it)–but aside from Tumblr, it’s almost impossible to find info on her anywhere!  Needless to say, we had lots of questions–like who she is, what she does, is she human?? We got to hang with the enigmatic style guru for a personalized tour through her home base of San Fran, the low down on how to make dat money playing dress-up with the world, and real talk on the fucked up roots of style monotony (which she’s pretty much annihilating, one killer look at a time).

 

After Hours: Grace McKagan

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From her gothic-inspired alter ego to that strawberry hair, Grace McKagan is not playin’ around over here. She’s the lead singer of The Pink Slips, a synth rock band that’s all about high energy shows, serious attitude, and lyrics that’ll make you want to roll down your window and scream at the top of your lungs. We caught up with her in Hollywood to chat about all the good stuff—we’re talking preshow milkshakes to blood-covered outfits. Whoever said rock ‘n’ roll was dead clearly hadn’t met our girl Grace.

FYF Fest 2015

FYF was on fuego this year—and we’re not just talking about D’Angelo (ok, maybe we are). From Run the Jewels to Health to Morrissey, we heard, we saw, and we conquered. But some of our favorite highlights were the seriously stylish babes we saw running around all weekend long. Oh, Solange freeing the the nipple was really tight as well.

TXTBK: Vagabond 101

With fall right around the corner, we’re taking style cues from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s to make saying goodbye to summer just a little easier. We’re talking rock n’ roll elements mixed with bohemian silhouettes, resulting in a little something we’re calling Vagabond. In that spirit, we put together a list of music, movies, and icons you need to check out ASAP (that’s right, even your Netflix cue needs a break sometimes). Here’s your cheat sheet to our latest obsession, curated by our very own purveyor of all things retro, Meredith Hunter.