Get Ready For #GIRLBOSS!

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Dudes, #GIRLBOSS is (almost!) here. Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso’s new book is officially available for pre-order and will hit stores/the internet starting May 6. Here’s a little description of what to expect: “From the food bank to making bank, #GIRLBOSS is the story of how I tried to escape capitalism—and ended up a CEO. At age 17, I was a dumpster-diving, shoplifting anarchist, but by 29, I’d turned Nasty Gal into a $100+ million business. #GIRLBOSS shares all the lessons I learned along the way. I can’t wait for you to read it.” (Bonus: Check out Sophia’s killer video below.)

#NastyOrNice Holiday Party!

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Let’s just put one thing out there: we don’t throw your average office holiday party. Between our #NastyOrNice photobooth (complete with a wind machine, duh), beer pong table, and bombass custom ice luge, it’s pretty clear we kicked off the holiday season in the most awesome way possible. If you weren’t lucky enough to join us, don’t worry! We’ve got tons of photos that’ll make you feel like you were totally there.

(Photos by David Morrison)

My Moment With The Man Repeller

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For any of you that know me, (probably a grand total of two people—my best friend and my boss), you are aware that I love Leandra Medine. So much so, that I got a little fangirl-y last night at Leandra’s book signing event at Barney’s in Los Angeles. For the last nine months, I have been patiently awaiting the arrival of Seeking Love, Finding Overalls, Leandra’s debut book, which she describes as “…a love story sprinkled over different kinds of denim.” You can only imagine how thrilled I was when I found out that she would be holding a book signing at The Grove.  Sophia (#GIRLBOSS) attended the event as well, since she and Leandra are pals, and as a Professional Dream-Fulfiller (which will be added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2014 if any of you were wondering…jk) Sophia introduced me to Leandra, and then it got even better: I got to conduct a mini interview with her. Of course, I was way too indecisive in choosing what the heck to ask her in the one-and-a-half minute time slot I had, so I’m warning you the questions are a little, well, random. Regardless, I was so excited to chat with my idol about the Circus of Fashion, boogers, and Birkenstocks.

What about you? Who would bring the inner fangirl out in you? -Marissa

Rising & Raging & Rock On

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I traveled like crazy this summer, and while I’m always down for an adventure, I actually love being at home. I’ll be in paradise, and all of a sudden be like ‘I miss my pillow!’ So after hitting New York and Europe in the past two months, I’m ready to take everything I learned on those trips and hunker down in LA to take care of some serious business (well, as serious as we get around here). Sadly, this means I’m missing out on New York Fashion Week, which is kind of a bummer, but several members of the Nasty Gal team are there, so I—and you—can still live vicariously through them!

Music on the Mind

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Since I’ve been back in Los Angeles, I’ve been soaking up all the quintessential L.A. stuff that I missed so much. I’ve squeezed in some concerts, hung out with little miss Donna Bummer (the Disco Drag Poodle) and gotten in some good beach time—because that’s why we live here, right? I’ve been listening to a ton of music throughout it all, so from my brain to yours, here’s what’s on my mind.—xoxo, Sophia

London Calling

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During my two week romp through Europe, London was calling my name (queue The Clash) the whole time. And what a perfect city to visit before I headed back to sunny Los Angeles. Not only was I in town for an historic London moment with the birth of the Royal Baby (you capitalize Royal Baby, right?), but I also had quite a few moments that are going to go down in my own history books. Also, the above photo is at a restaurant. Don’t worry about it.