#MEMYSELFIEANDI

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Our pal Esther Kim, the freakishly talented and exceptionally adorable illustrator who has done work for NYLON, Anna Sui, and Nasty Gal, amongst others, is having an art show this Friday and you’re invited! #MEMYSELFIEANDI features work from Kim as well as a bunch of her talented pals, including Yewon Cha, Chocomoo, Foxy Illustrations, Jangkoal, and Junmarie, and opens in Los Angeles at Space 15 Twenty tonight!

To celebrate the launch of the show and accompanying pop-up shop, we asked Esther and a few of the other artists exhibiting to give us their tips on taking the best possible selfies:

I Love You Magazine

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Berlin-based I Love You magazine started life as a fashionable blog, but its print reincarnation has but all the style and substance of the most well-respected glossy. Thematically tackling life’s big topics–diet, ego, motherhood–in a smart, aesthetically pleasing way, I Love You offers a refreshing alternative to the clichéd editorial that still dominates newsstands. Phoebe Lovatt spoke to Editor-in-Chief Christiane Boerdner to find out how she goes about creating “the type of magazine that women love and at the same time a magazine that loves women.”

L.A. Book Fair

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We’re not afraid to admit that we spent most of our weekend nose-deep in books. Like, lots and lots of books. We stopped by the second annual L.A. Book Fair at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary campus to scope out some seriously cool art magazines, photography books and, yes, even take a gander at the killer street style. Get inspired by some of our favorite snaps below.

Doodler Extraordinaire Hattie Stewart

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It’s not often you stumble upon an artist who calls themselves a “professional doodler,” but Hattie Stewart is certainly in a league of her own. The London-based illustrator has T-shirts, shoes, totes, and even dinnerware with her designs on it, but–we have to admit–one of our favorite Hattie creations are her balls-out magazine doodles. Seriously, take a gander at just a few of her trippy cover takeovers, and you’ll never, ever look at Vogue the same again.

Jeanette Hayes

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One look at Jeanette Hayes’ Twitter, and you’ll see that she’s equal parts art historian, digital diva and pop culture critic. The NYC-based artist manages to mix hilarious and highbrow in videos for Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang, and she’s currently participating in the first-ever Emoji Art Show (which is still open until December 21!). Jeanette was awesome enough to chat with us about her New York life, Paris Hilton’s Instagram and, of course, the internetz. Basically, you’re gonna want to read this.

Color Me Good

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We really like coloring books—particularly of the hip hop-themed variety. Sometimes, we like to take hip hop coloring books and ask our artist friends to do whatever they want with them. So, we did that, and this is what happened. Shop Ghost EIC Ana Ifould and painter/illustrator Minna Gilligan decked out some illustrations of The Notorious B.I.G. and Missy Elliott with some heavy-handed coloring and collage work, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Consider this our new wall art.

Studio Germanini

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Meet Studio Germanini, a multitasking Berlin-based duo who DJ, design, write, style and create visual projects fusing their considerable creative skills. After being enraptured by the ’90s-tinged nostalgia of their recent short film Alcopops and Candy, Nasty Gal tracked down the Germanini girls to find out how they met, their idea of a perfect day in Berlin, and what they’re working on now and next (the short answer: a lot).

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Meet The Cult: Olivia Bee

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Apparently it is possible to be downright adorable and totally badass at the exact same time—just look at our latest NYC Shoe Cult disciple Olivia Bee. At 19, the Portland-born photographer has already shot campaigns for Hermes, Nike, and Converse, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vice, and Numero, just to name a few. Olivia has been snapping photographs since she was 11, so we asked her to pick out her five favorite shots so far and share them with us right here on the blog!

(Shoe Cult photos by Cara Stricker)