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We hopped on the #GIRLBUSS to talk about the paperback, all things #GIRLBOSS, and Nasty Gal. From a Q&A with the Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Amy Astley, in New York to an in-store hang with one of our favorite Los Angeles-based comedians, Whitney Cummings, we had one seriously awesome road trip. Also, it didn’t hurt that Phases performed at our Santa Monica location (click here for more on their lead singer) and we got to meet some seriously amazing people along the way.
Sophia’s hittin’ the road and hitchin’ a ride on the #GIRLBUSS (that’s right, Spice Girl dreams
Being a #GIRLBOSS is about taking what you love and owning it 100%. It’s not always easy; it’s not always
Last week we shared the first Portrait
Let me be very clear that I live in a world where Kim Gordon needs no introduction, but for the 1% of you who were either born after 2005 or spent the entirety of the last 20 years camping in the bush in Western Australia, here is some background. (For the rest of you currently staring at your “I love Kim G” hand-collaged bedroom walls, my apologies). Born in Rochester, NY and bred in Los Angeles, CA, Gordon studied visual art at Otis before moving to New York City and becoming immersed in the underground/post-punk/noise music scene. It was there that she met Thurston Moore and Lee Ronaldo, and together they formed legendary no-wave band Sonic Youth in 1981. As guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for Sonic Youth, Gordon spent a few decades serving as the #1 girl crush of all the coolest girls in the world, someone how finding time in her busy shredding schedule to produce Hole’s first album Pretty On The Inside, co-direct The Breeders “Cannonball” video with pal Spike Jonze, and launch a (now defunct) cult clothing line called X-Girl (a favorite of the likes of Chloe Sevigny and Sofia Coppola), all the while continuing to create art in myriad forms.
Her latest endeavor is sort of the ideal marriage of music and art, an experimental noise band heavy on improvisation and deliberate visuals called Body/Head. At age 61, Kim Gordon is still a style icon and girl crush to the masses, and she is still creating her own world and playing by her own rules. She will always be a #GIRLBOSS in our books.
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.)