PFW Diary: Candice Lake

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Candice Lake does Paris Fashion Week! The gorgeous it-girl photographer snapped the nowest Spring looks on the street, while hopping from show to show. Get major fashion inspiration from all the key trends—including spring florals, norm-core and embellished styles—off the catwalk, modeled by this season’s biggest bloggers, off-duty models and style-savvy editors.

Brittany Asch

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We’re obsessed with Brittany Asch’s insanely beautiful and original floral creations. Check out her answers to our burning 21 questions and find out everything you need to know about this inspiring gal’s flower powers!

Vivien James

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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.  

It’s In The Jeans

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Denim has always been an integral part of Nasty Gal and lately, we’ve got a lot of it. So for some insight on the inspiration behind our latest denim designs, we consulted our jean genie (better know as our Senior Denim, Casual Bottoms & Outerwear Designer), Michelle Weinberg. It probably comes as no surprise that it’s all about, “Vintage, vintage, vintage,” says Michelle. “I’ve always been in love with vintage denim, since I was a teenager. Hunting for the perfect fitting pair of vintage jeans is such a chore, though…and so heartbreaking when you find an amazing pair that doesn’t fit. My goal was to make the retro silhouette accessible to every girl—no more fit disappointments! I am forever scouring flea markets, vintage stores, and Ebay for vintage wash and fit inspiration. I also look to denim style icons like Debbie Harry, Jane Birkin, Stevie Nicks, and early Madonna for styling reference.”

Read on to see Michelle’s creations and decide which styles you need to revamp your denim drawer for the new year.

Beach Reads

If you’re anything like me, you probably fantasize about the idea of having several unbroken, uninterrupted hours to fully immerse yourself in a book, especially if those hours can be spent on a big cozy blanket in the sand while you listen to the waves break on the shore. (You also probably regularly eat your body weight in French fries and are the only person left in the free world who still watches Grey’s Anatomy, so let’s hope you’re not THAT much like me). For whenever you get the opportunity to escape into a book this summer, even if it’s just in a bikini in your own backyard, we asked some of our favorite brainy babes for their reading recommendations. As for me, since there is no print adaptation of Grey’s Season 3, I’d suggest The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, which has a wanderlust-type thing going on, but also enough deep existentialism to soothe your inner summer goth.

Airbnb-ing Across California

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The sun is setting late, the nights warm, and adventures a calling—all tell-tale signs of summer on the horizon, and in turn, roadtrips a brewin’. As a born and bred Californian, I firmly believe the Sunshine State is the prettiest state in this fair nation. From top to bottom there are insanely beautiful natural surroundings, A+ weather, nice-ass people, and the finest Mary-Jane in all the land. To commemorate the start of summer I’ve rounded up some of the coolest Airbnb hideaways in the state—all under $200/night. Round up your crew, make some kick-ass playlists and grab a disposable camera—adventuring commences now!—Marissa Klurstein, Content Assistant