Russian Rebel Elena Sheidlin

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Elena Sheidlin embodies everything that is good about fashion:  she’s fearless, creative, and one of a kind.  The 20-year-old, St. Petersburg-based blogger is usually sporting electric blue hair and covered in tie dye, feline prints, or something cosmic. She’s a fan of looking different, wearing ballsy outfits in a country where “it takes courage to stand out,” to say the least. We caught up with Elena to talk little blue whales, backpacks as safety blankets, and why defiance is the most important accessory.

Nasty Gal x WISF

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It’s never good to compare yourself to others. But who said anything about comparing your favorite clothes to your favorite photos? Bianca Luini is the image guru behind Where I See Fashion, a blog that celebrates the similarities between clothing and photography. Bianca has been on our radar for quite some time, but we recently got the Milan-born fashion design student to look through some of our images. And while she was working, we snagged an interview with her, too!

The Clothing Coven Hits NYC

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In the high school of life, Mallory Llewellyn and Tallulah Willis are the girls everyone else wants to be. They’re the ones who look impossibly cool in their off-kilter outfits. They are also the girls that come off super intimidating, but are actually friends with every kid in every clique, from the weirdos to the goths to the jocks to the cheerleaders: that’s just how they roll. At 20-years old, Mallory and Tallulah aren’t that far removed from high school, but they are still the girls that every other girl wants to be. In March of this year, the best friends with “the same taste but totally different style” launched The Clothing Coven (really cool Instagram found here), an online magazine that they intend to act as, in the words of Mallory, “pretty much a helm for every type of girl. It can be a place for the weirdo who doesn’t fit in, the pretty girl who has no friends because everyone is jealous, or the mom who wants to stay hip on what her kids are into.”

The Clothing Coven isn’t just a fashion blog: the site covers everything from style to music to photography to art to travel, all with a distinctly personal touch, like your two imaginary best friends are cluing you in as to what’s up in the world of cool.

Recently Tallulah and Mallory took a month-long trip to NYC and shared with us their favorite moments:

Little Bad Dresses

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The Little Black Dress has always been pretty famous, but now it’s all about challenging the classic interpretation. Revealing cutouts and bodycon fits are the name of the game, and with temperatures turning up, it’s kind of the perfect time to redefine the LBD.

Illustrating Feminism with Foie Gras

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We know we talk about girl crushes a lot, but this one is the real deal. Foie Gras, who we’ve loved for a while, is part graphic artist, part in-your-face feminist, and a pretty cool musician, too. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to girl power and she’s commanded quite the following. Her digital project, Girls Against Cat-Calling, is as visually inspiring as it is culturally relevant. We got the chance to catch up with her and talk zines, livers, and #YESALLWOMEN. After our chat, she was nice enough to make us Nasty Gal-inspired art, too!

How To With Stop It Right Now

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Bustiers are very risky business. One wrong move and you can fall victim to all sorts of pitfalls, from unseemly skin-bunching to cleavage so excessive that it would make a Playmate blush. However, these full-coverage bits of lingerie are very “in” right now, with everyone from Rihanna to Emma Stone parading them down red carpets. Unsure how to navigate this tricky trend? Do not fear. We have called in the experts to help guide you. First up, apparel designer and fashion blogger Jayne Min of STOP IT RIGHT NOW, who is best known for her high-fashion-meets-tomboy style: