Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Guest Edit: Cailin Hill’s Adventures In Okinawa, Japan
I’ve never actually gone on a vacation before. OK, that’s a lie. Once I went to Costa Rica in the off-season with a guy I wasn’t dating and learned my lesson HARD about off-season vacationing and the rules of platonic relationships while abroad. *ahem* It was complete misery and—beyond the boy troubles—it rained every single day. A total write-off. I’ve been in Tokyo for a year now, and it’s the longest I’ve lived in a country since I began traveling in my early 20s. I went a bit mad and booked a vacation to Okinawa on a whim, which is still in Japan but perhaps the farthest place from Tokyo that I could get to on a 3-day weekend.
Monday, March 24, 2014 DIY: The Beckerman Twins’ Festive Flower Sunnies
Ah, where do we even begin with the Beckerman twins? Cailli and Sam initially caught our eye with their insanely fun and adventurous style blog, but when we found out they also created killer DIY tutorials, we officially fell in love. The Toronto-born twosome has been crafting, sewing, designing, scrapbooking, and drawing their whole lives—they even made faux fur pink and blue raver skirts for their friends in high school—and they haven’t stopped since. “We love making things together and dreaming up fun DIYs. It’s all about enjoying the process of making something new and not worrying too much about the outcome. We love putting on awesome music and getting lost in time while playing with crafts and making one-of-a-kind creations that no one else has!” So, since it’s officially festival season around these parts, we asked them to create the ultimate pair of fest-ready sunglasses, and, well, they certainly delivered. Here, they show us how to create flower sunnies that are inspired by “a hippy love child who goes to Woodstock with a bunch of her friends in their pink vintage Beetle.” Whew. We’re ready to get schooled.
Monday, March 24, 2014 Right Now: Snap Chat: 5 Questions With Nicky Hilton
OK, fine. We’ll admit Mondays aren’t so bad when Nicky Hilton stops by our Los Angeles HQ for a serious hang sesh! While Nicky was here, she peeped our Nasty Gal Collection Spring 2014, took a mega awesome #bathroomselfie (are you hypnotized yet?), and answered 5 random questions in a new series we’re calling “Snap Chat.” Check it out below!
Monday, March 24, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Jasmine Solano
In case you were wondering, yes, you can make a living as a DJ. See: Jasmine Solano. This Brooklyn girl/MTV Iggy host started spinning on the radio at just 17, and her tireless work ethic has landed her gigs all over the world. (She’ll be at Glastonbury in June!) So, we hit her up to find out the secret to her success and create a killer playlist just for us. (We hope you have good headphones.)
Jasmine's Nasty Gal Picks!
Nasty Gal Bond Girl Dress
In Her Nature Earrings
Chelsea Mini Backpack
Minimale Animale Calamity Jane Bikini
Nasty Gal Wendy Dress
Shellys Ridge Platform Loafer
Friday, March 21, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Soko
We can’t stop thinking about the killer Nasty Gal x Galore Mag bash from a couple weeks back—mostly because some of our favorite female musicians made an appearance (like Deap Vally and Ivy Levan!). But, we didn’t get a chance to talk to our DJ-of-the-night Soko because, well, she was a little busy. So, we caught up with the singer/actress/all-around babetron afterward to chat about her ’80s-inspired setlist, her never-ending “teen crisis”, and how she (successfully!) manages to live her entire life out of suitcase. Spoiler alert: She’s awesome.
(Photos by Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat of Galore Mag)