If you’ve cruised through West Hollywood lately, you’ve already laid eyes on the freshest face in fashion. But when Vivien James isn’t busy redefining “orange is the new black” with her pixie-perfect Marc Jacobs billboards, this street-cast muse is all about Coachella, gettin’ witchy with it, and kitties. A gal after our own hearts. Naturally, we were dying to get her in the NG studio for a romp in our latest looks and a one-on-one rap sesh for the full scoop on this neon-maned heartthrob.
With her peachy-pink hair, doll-like features, and pastel wardrobe, it’s easy to entertain the fantasy that Arvida Byström lives in a magical realm where My Little Ponies run rampant and gelato is the only form of sustenance. But don’t be fooled—she’s not all glitter and gumdrops. The London/Stockholm-based model/artist/photographer—who starred in our Temp Drop Shop lookbook—has more to express than just the fact that she loves the color pink. With the shoots for Vice, Bon Magazine, along with some controversial performance art, Arvida is quickly establishing herself as a prominent, inspiringly feminist, voice in the art world. See some behind-the-scenes images from our shoot, find out every single color she’s dyed her hair, and get insight on her art.
Melbourne born and bred model Chloe Worthington is one to watch. The 19-year-old ex-ballerina has legs for days and has shot with Vice, SRC783, and Oyster Magazine. We caught up with the tiny dancer to talk about waffles, Instagram stalking, and her daily hang out spots.
There really should be a fan club that celebrates what Richard Prince and Abbey Lee created for Pop in 2010. If there isn’t, then I will make one and text all of you about it. It’s been four years since the editorial came out, but the leather-loaded images still make me want to ride a bike or buy a gun holster or both. Lucky for all of us, we just rounded up enough Western wear to last us until the cows come home.
In a world where conventionality often tends to rule traditional standards of good looks, model Diandra Forrest is the very definition of uniquely beautiful. The gorgeous 24-year old African-American model was born and bred in the Bronx, and as a child with albinism, Diandra was often teased, until one day she was discovered by a model scout who could plainly see that Diandra was not only pretty, but downright gorgeous. Since then she has walked for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, been featured in countless magazine editorials, and even popped up in music videos for Kanye West (“Power”) and Beyonce (“Pretty Hurts”). Check out some stunning snaps of one our favorite (role) models:
Q: If you had only one wish, what would it be? A: World peace, of course — so 23-year-old model Ollie Henderson is doing something about it. Her hand-painted political slogan t-shirts, gifted to her fashionable friends during this year’s Australian Fashion Week, have triggered a revolution with an impact far beyond the fashion world.
We know what you’re thinking. There’s nothing more annoying than a very beautiful girl who also happens to be totally talented and creative (all in addition to having perfect bone structure). We tend to agree, except in the case of Ariel Beesley, the twenty year old model and musician who not only looks like a dream but happens to creates perfectly dreamy music as well. We can’t help but be charmed by the bleach blonde beauty’s poise, intelligence, and penchant for the darker side of life. The former musical theater nerd recently released Wisp, her third (THIRD) record of sweetly simple yet slightly haunting folk tunes, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the music video for “Boys Like You” (directed by Aris Jerome) for an exclusive Nasty Gal premiere, as well as pick Ariel’s brain about her inspirations.
Photos by Felisha Tolentino
You might’ve spotted model Sarah Engelland on the John Galliano F/W 2014 and Saint Laurent S/S 2014 runway this past year, but this week she took a break from the fashion world and headed to SXSW for a balls-out road trip. Sarah is a total Southern girl (and a major foodie!), so she decided to share her day-to-day hangs with us because, well, she’s cool like that. Peep her Texas adventures below, and check back right here on the blog for the rest of her SXSW diary later this week.
Not to brag, but we’re totally Chloe Norgaard experts around here. Almost exactly a year ago, we had a balls-out hang sesh with this rainbow-haired babe in her NYC apartment, and today (and nearly two photo shoots later!) she’s back to talk all-things music. One look at her dream festival lineup, and you’ll fall in love.
Just when you thought it was impossible to look cool at prom, model Frida Aasen showed us that some choppy bangs, bondage and a badass ‘tude can totally transform an entire outfit. But, we wanted to know even more about this blonde-haired beauty, so we asked her about dream date, go-to song, and her modeling career (duh). Check it out below!