Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: ROSSON CROW
Artist Rosson Crow paints big, and thinks even bigger. Her large-scale artworks are drenched in color, bursting with energy, and vibrant with character and life…kinda like the artist herself.
In today’s Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS, Rosson talks about growing up in Texas, making art in New York, and why she listens to a lot of rap music while she works. She also discusses some of the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and tells us why she’s all for making bad paintings. After all, says Rosson, ”mistakes can be good” so long as you learn something from them. Spoken like a true #GIRLBOSS.
Did you see the last three #GIRLBOSS portraits? Go watch ‘em all now!
Here some of Rosson’s art in case you are not familiar with her incredible work.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Role Model: Gals Of Summer: Chanel Castaneda
Chanel Castaneda is a girl who knows how to have fun. Not just in the party sense of the word (although she certainly has that bit down), but in seemingly every aspect of her life. The petite Los Angeles native spends her time pal-ing around with some of our favorite It-girls, including Brooke Candy, Venus X, and stylist Alexis Knox. She is an actress, a model, and a muse, and is best known for her unique and borderline cartoonish take on style: think giant platforms, bleached Barbie hair (currently dyed a dusty pink), and bold, sexy fashion. Check out some of our favorite party snaps of Miss Chanel below.
Monday, June 23, 2014 Trends: The Triumphant Return Of The Scrunchie
Few accessories have such a polarizing effect as the scrunchie. You remember scrunchies, right? They’re like normal hairbands, but swathed in fun fabric. According to the U.S Court of Appeals, a woman named Rommy Revson invented and patented the “scunci” in 1986; since then Rommy (could there be a better name for the originator of the scrunchie?) has seen her work ripped off every which way to Sunday, especially during the late 80s and the first half of the 90s, where scrunchies enjoyed a long run of high popularity. They popped up on everyone from Clarissa (of Explains It All fame) to Rayanne Graff to the cast of Mi Vida Loca, plus celebs like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and TLC were rocking the puffy hair holder. Our beloved scrunchie experienced a period of disgrace in the 2000s (who can forget the infamous “no Manhattan woman would wear a scrunchie” Sex and the City episode in 2003) but it seems like despite the obstacles of the past, they are returning with a vengeance. The accessory is popping up on the heads of it-girls, on runways, and even on world leaders like Hilary Clinton. Rommy Revson, your legacy lives on…
Monday, June 23, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: JEN VITAGLIANO
Jennifer’s New York City restaurant The Musket Room has already racked up rave reviews and a Michelin star; not bad for an intimate neighborhood spot that has barely been open a year. (It must run in the family, as Jennifer’s twin, stylist Nicole Vitagliano is definitely a #GIRLBOSS in her own right). In her Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS video, Jennifer talks about the importance of working with people you trust, the reality of getting your hands dirty, and why it’s totally OK to talk to yourself, all day long. (Glad to know we’re not the only ones.)
Aspiring restaurant-owners, foodies, and #GIRLBOSSes in the making: watch and learn!