Countdown to FYF Fest! Pt. 1


It’s finally almost here—L.A.’s tenth annual Fuck Yeah Fest happens this weekend! In an attempt hold ourselves over until the actual festivities begin, we’ll be releasing a daily FYF-themed playlist featuring songs by all of the bands on the lineup. So listen up and get prepare your earholes for the dulcet tones of Phoenix, Mac Demarco, The Strokes, Grimes, Kelela, Blood Orange, and dozens of other amazing artists. Fuck yeah, indeed.

Meg Myers Heads to Lollapalooza

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Pop and EDM and rap are great, but if your ears are asking for something with a little more mood, direct your attention to Meg Myers. The Los Angeles-based artist is often compared to Fiona Apple and Alanis Morrissette, turning out music that is as dark as it is mesmerizing, with captivating music videos to match. Her video for her newly released “Desire” touches on rebellion, brutal honesty, and some pretty serious levitation. Last week, Meg headed out to Chicago to spread some of her magic at Lollapalooza and she was kind enough to snap some photos for us!

I Was There…

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Our Fashion Copywriter Remy Ramirez shares her experience at the first-ever Coachella back in 1999, where she swiped up her $50 tickets at a Virgin Records store in Hollywood and survived the desert heat in mid-October.

I christened Coachella. No seriously, I did. I was the first 18-year-old girl to wear a vintage bikini top, cutoffs, and cowboy hat to the desert—and to roll so hard I’d end up sitting on the grass with two dudes, rubbing their hairy calves euphorically while the headliner’s muffled scream-singing droned somewhere on the other side of a mega-crowd.  It went a little something like this…

Nazanin Mandi


Sure, Nazanin Mandi is a quadruple threat with her 17 years of singing, dancing, acting and modeling experience, but really, she’s just a dang fun person to hang out with. The L.A.-based babe (and girlfriend of Miguel!) took a break from recording her debut indie pop EP to talk about her upcoming music festival plans (which includes a photo diary she’s doing just for us, NBD), essential festival tips, and the key to a perfect selfie.

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.