(Photo c/o Merik Williams)
Kayla is our WACC manager at our Queen Street, Toronto store, and even with all the NXNE craziness going on, she was keeping her outfit cool and casual, with just the right amount of red-lipped girliness! Denim vests are so hot right now.
Hey Kayla! Tell us what you do for UO and what store you work at.
The Goosebumps TV show from 1995 is on Netflix and well, okay, maybe it's a little light on actual style, but that doesn't diminish the fact that Goosebumps is on Netflix! I just re-watched the epic two-part "Welcome to Camp Nightmare," and um, sure it wasn't as good or scary as I remember, but who cares, nostalgia is the most powerful force in the world. Besides, the epic miniseries featured ample flannel, a bevy of bowl cuts and even a chain wallet. When are chain wallets coming back? Anytime now, right? I'll be waiting.
Love this Flavorwire post featuring photos of "cultural icons" at camp! Aw, look at baby Lena Dunham! Too cute. If I ever get majorly famous (as if!) I really hope someone doesn't drag up my camp photos. NOBODY wants to see the pre-teen, bedraggled "camp me." —Hazel
Camp hats! They're a lot like five-panel caps, but usually have a nylon strap in the back and overall less structure — because structure is for the school year and it's summertime, bitches. Really though camp hats, the lighter little brother to baseball caps, are perfect for summer when you need to keep the sun out of your grill but aren't trying to have your head be all sweaty. Plus, we've got them in a bunch of wild patterns, which is great for blending in with the foliage, which is important when trying to stealthily steal beer from unassuming camp dads. —Angelo
There were so many employee group shot cuties this week on our store Instagrams that we just had to feature a few of our favorites! Thanks for looking so good, everyone!
In case you didn't notice, we love the '90s over here, so of course that means we love daisies, too. Who knows why daisies became the ultimate representation of all things '90s, but good for them, ya know? They're cute flowers. They deserve their moment in the sun (UNINTENTIONAL PUN!). Daisies are fun, girly and make you feel like you're the star of My So-Called Life, so it's an all around win when you wear these suckers. I'm wearing a daisy shirt right now, as a matter of fact. If you're looking to rock this cute trend yourself, here are some daisy-rific ideas. (Okay, not my best word play. I tried!) —Katie
Lucca Couture Chiffon Daisy Dress
This is the perfect summer dress. Gonna get a whole lot of "WHOA!" when you wear this one.
Truly Madly Deepy Daisy Cropped Tee
Hey, here's the shirt I'm wearing today! It's great, guys. I promise. Real solid cropped daisy tee, for sure.
Pins And Needles Sequin Daisy Button-Down Top
If you are delicate and pretty and don't spill BBQ sauce all over your shirts even when you're not near BBQ sauce (me :c), please get this shirt because it's adorable.
Gardenhead Daisy Halo Headwrap
If you have nary a crafty bone in your body (again, me), this pre-made daisy crown is a godsend and BONUS! It never wilts.
DV By Dolce Vita Ambra Daisy Denim Bustier Top
Plus the matching shorts!
Mystree Embroidered Daisy Tank Top
Easy, breezy, beautiful daisy girl.
Jeffrey Campbell Daisy Mae Cutout Skimmer
Hopefully you'll be pairing these with one of the aforementioned daisy items so you will be dripping in daisies.
Plum & Bow Tufted Daisy Bath Mat
If you're not into wearing daisies, you can slap this bad boy down on your floor and appreciate the trend that way. Viva la daisies!
It's finally June which means it's time for a brand new pop-up shop to hit Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles! This month, the boutique Assembly New York and label 69 will be traveling across the country for a very cool pop-up shop that will feature some incredible designers from New York and L.A. Work from designers and artisans Hansel from Basel, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, and Rachel Craven, plus many more, will be available in this gallery meets retail environment. Aside from the shop itself, the pop-up shop will be hosting events throughout the month of June, including movie nights and artistic workshops! RSVP for the opening party on Facebook, which will be held from 6pm-9pm, this Friday June 7th with music by Pharaohs and Lovefingers. —Maddie
"Tuesday evening in Los Angeles was quite a memorable one, in which I attended the premiere of Sofia Coppola's new film, The Bling Ring, presented by A24 Films, Vanity Fair, and Louis Vuitton.
So, where to even begin? The premiere took place at the Director's Guild (7920 Sunset Blvd) in the heart of good old Hollywood. I took my place amongst the super serious paparazzi and other press people who were all there to catch a glimpse of some of the very important people in attendance, like Emma Watson and the writer and director herself, Sofia Coppola!
Sofia arriving in all her cropped, glittery jacket glory!
Claire Julien, and Israel Broussard, who play Chloe and Marc in The Bling Ring, arriving, and looking mighty fine as well!
Gavin Rossdale, who has a role in the film, and goddess Gwen Stefani arrived owning the title of best couple ever. Not that they had ever had to fight for it...
Also, there was no possible way for me not to freak out over Paris Hilton striding majestically into the building...
After about an hour of press pandemonium, it was finally time to enter the theater, and nothing was cooler than running into one of my fave actresses slash style icons, Chloë Sevigny on the way. I had a total fangirl moment, let's be real here.
I think this photo provides an accurate image of what was going on when Miss Emma Watson entered the room.
I mean, Chloë!
As I said, it was movie time! Personally, I was quite excited to finally see The Bling Ring because many of the actual events actually happened in my hometown, so it was very interesting to see Coppola's adaptation of the situation. I don't want to spill too many deets so everyone can go see the film, but I very much enjoyed it. I was most pleased with the amount of new faces—like Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien—that Sofia cast as the main roles. The cherry on top was Emma Watson's performance as the perfectly delusional Nicki. Also, the cinematography was prime. And the opening credits sequence? I can't wait until you guys get to see it!
The film even got the double thumbs up from Jason Schwartzman.
Of course, you can only guess what happened next. The after party, which was appropriately held at the "legendary" Chateau Marmont (8221 Sunset Blvd) in West Hollywood, where Sofia actually filmed her recent work, Somewhere. My partner in crime for the evening, Vanessa, UO's associate social media manager, and I rolled up to the gate in kind of a shock! I never thought I'd be cool enough to enter the premises of the Chateau Marmont, but now was our chance!
As the cool summer evening wore on, we rubbed elbows with Paris Hilton, her model boyfriend River Viiperi, plus plenty of Hollywood's finest. We ate and drank some pretty yummy things, and danced to a super A+ DJ. On the way out, Vanessa and I managed to bump into Sofia, Chloë Sevigny, and Emma Watson all while picking up our car. Not a bad way to end the night.
Had to include this stealth photo of Paris, Taissa, and Israel at the Chateau!
A special thank you to A24 and Filter Magazine for inviting us to the event, and make sure you catch The Bling Ring out June 14 in New York and Los Angeles, and nationwide June 21! "—Maddie
Remember how amazing the Parent Trap with double the Lilo was? SO GOOD, right? To this day I get excited when I run into a British person who has the same kind of accent that LiLo did in this movie. That little gal could act her butt off. Here's how we can emulate her ("their") perfect camp style. —Katie
Get the look:
BDG Speckled Raglan Sweatshirt
Gotta have a green hoodie to help you blend into the trees—don't want the Marvas to spot you when you're setting up that bucket full of chocolate on the front porch.
BDG Tri-Blend Blocked Pocket Tee
Classic ringer tee. If only it had a Camp Walden patch on the pocket it would be perfect.
A Beautiful Life Honey Do Shampoo
So maybe you want to dump honey on your bunkmate but you don't want to do too much damage. Honey shampoo will sufficiently freak all campers out, but won't force anyone to go out and shave their heads after you dump it all over them.
Proraso Shaving Cream
What, you don't use fancy Italian shaving cream in your camp pranks? Get with it.
Sling King Water Balloon Cannon
If your stupid frenemy/secret sister is grinding on your last nerve, you'll need to blast her in the face with a water balloon or 10.
Initial Heart Locket Necklace
You'll need a BFF twinsie necklace for when you find out that you're actually 100% sister twins and not just, ya know, coincidentally fucking identical. (Seriously, how did no camp counselor call these girls' parents ASAP?)
(Photo via NeastStyle)
Tevas are making a bit of a stylish comeback. Tevas are a very mysterious shoe, really. Are they hiking shoes? Sandals you wear in the water? What are they and WHY does everyone wear them with socks? We may never know, but not because there isn't an answer, it's just because I'm too lazy to find out. Here's how to wear this trend! —Hazel
Skateboarder Magazine's spring look book "Boys World" features a hot babe (Amanda Mondale) in dude clothes from brands like Vans and Brixton. The editorial is an obvious play at the basest interests of the magazine's hyper-sexualized mostly-young male audience! But like, oof, amiright? No complaints here. —Angelo
Last night was our free Charli XCX show at the NYC Soho store, and boy, did people turn out! Plenty of people showed up early and patiently waited over an hour for the show to start, and once Charli came out, the crowd went nuts. (And yes, she DID cover the Backstreet Boys.) Brooklyn Brewery was nice enough to provide us with beer for the event, and it was all gone by the end of the night; a true sign of a good time. After the show, Charli did a CD signing, and was super sweet to all the fans that waited to see her—probably why so many of them gave her handmade gifts and posters.
If you love Charli as much as we do, don't forget to check out our photo shoot and video with her! —Katie
Want to take a walk on the wild side? Yep, thought so.
Headwraps are the perfect accessory for hot weather because they pull your outfit together and also keep gallons of sweat from dripping down your face. If you're heading to any festivals this summer, they're a quick and easy way to look cute without actually spending much time on trying to look cute. Here are some pics of babes lookin' good in headwraps to help get you in the spirit of things. —Katie
Get the look:
Jersey Turban Headwrap
Layered Jersey Headwrap
Denise Knotted Headwrap
Della X UO Woven Headwrap
Hawaiian Silk Headwrap
Cooperative Cococabana Silky Headwrap
Hi Sam! Can you tell us what you do at UO?
Hi! I'm a Women's Web Stylist for UO.
Can you tell us about what you're wearing? Because we are loving those jellies.
Haha, yes! These jellies are from Urban, actually. They're the best. They're super comfortable and go with almost everything. I'm really into this color for the summer, too. The dress was given to me by a friend.
Jellies are taking me back to 1995. What was your favorite thing to wear when you were a kid?
I was dressed pretty ridiculously as a kid, but one thing I never wanted to take off was this skirt I called my "Pretty." It was a mustard yellow circle skirt that flared out when I spun around. It was awesome and I definitely wore it with everything.
What's the best part about being a stylist? Do your friends like to come to you for fashion advice?
I'd have to say one of the best parts about being a stylist is seeing what will be trending in upcoming seasons. It's cool to see the trickle down effect from the runway. Also, working with new clothes and shoes all the time is a pretty sick bonus. Sometimes my friends will come to me for fashion advice, but I'd have to say my mom comes to me the most; she's pretty cute.
What's your favorite color nail polish currently?
There's so many colors out there! But I'm recently obsessed with any blues/greens. Also, there's something about a clean white nail polish that I love.
What are you most excited to wear this summer?
Mesh and sports bra! Athletic look for sure this summer.
Where can we find you online?
Instagram and Tumblr :).
Comedian and actress Elaine Carroll is making her way up the comedy ladder by climbing up the backs of people bent over laughing at her impressions. The star of CollegeHumor's hit web series, Very Mary-Kate, talks to us about her start in the biz, her wig collection and her new series, Precious Plum.
Interview by Ally Mullen
Hi Elaine! To prep for this, I just got done doing an Elaine overload on the internet.
That must be an incredible overload, I feel like there is a lot of me on the internet.
But all good stuff! I was surprised to see you had a role on Mad Men! How did that happen? [Note: They probably saw her Joan impression]
Well, I auditioned for it and it was a role of a call girl in season four and it was really, really fun.
Other than that, you usually do comedy. Can you tell me a little bit about how you got started in the comedy world?
I got started in comedy probably when I was in college. It was always something that I was interested in. I was TOTALLY that kid who came home from school and turned on Comedy Central and watched The Kids in the Hall, then watched Monty Python movies over the weekend and Saturday Night Live.
In high school and elementary school, I performed in plays, but when I got to college I started writing sketches, and my own material. So it was really in college when I began to consider myself a comedian.
Did you take any classes for it?
Yeah! I took classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade in both New York and Los Angeles—improv classes and sketch classes.
You seem to do a lot more of sketches now, but do you ever go back and do improv?
I also do improv but do more sketch than improv.
I watched an interview where you mentioned that in your CollegeHumor series, Very Mary-Kate, the episodes are scripted. Is there any wiggle room for improv?
Of course! There’s actually some episodes where we just improvise a few takes and those are the ones that end up getting in. For instance, the actor that plays “Fat Professor” in the series is an improviser in New York named Will Hines and we often let him go off script because of the things he ends up saying improvised are a lot funnier than what we’ve written. And also, in the episode “Drinking Game,” there was one line that I could just not remember—even though I wrote it [laughs]—so we ended up improvising that one. Otherwise it’s pretty heavily scripted.
You do a lot of work with CollegeHumor. Are you an employee or do you just do sketches with them?
I don’t work for them, I don’t go into the offices everyday, but I’ve been working with CollegeHumor pretty regularly for the past five years.
So if you wanted to, you could just go in and pretend to work there?
Yeah! I go in, I pretend that I work there, I sit at a desk, and nobody asks questions [laughs]. Yeah, I sneak in there and steal the candy from the ninth floor.
Ooh, what’s your favorite kind of candy?
Um, oh gosh, I really like Reese’s Pieces!
So, like E.T.?
Yeah! Like E.T.
You do so many impressions in wigs. How many do you own?
I counted once and I have 42 wigs. But I counted this like, a year ago, and I have since acquired more wigs. So I have 42+ wigs.
Do you ever wear them outside of work, à la Britney or Amanda Bynes?
Oh god no, no no no. I leave that to the professional lunatics.
Since you do celebrity impressions, would you ever consider an Amanda Bynes impression?
No. It’s a little sad; I just feel bad. I just want to buy her a cup of coffee and give her life advice. Take her under my wing and let her crash on my couch for the week. But I just want to be sensitive to that. With Mary-Kate it’s not so much making fun of her, but it’s a caricature that’s loosely based on her life. I feel like also with Mary-Kate, she’s not in the limelight the way that Amanda is all over Twitter and the gossip magazines.
So what’s the styling like for Very Mary-Kate?
Well, when it first started out, I acquired a whole lot of cheap but fancy looking baggy clothes, kimonos and a lot of jewelry from the downtown New York stores. The styling, I would say, is layered… lots of baggy sweaters, accessories and jewelry—so much so that it makes my hands heavy.
So the Very Mary-Kate hands are as real as the joke?
I’m legitimately struggling to lift my hands.
So off camera, what is your personal style like?
I would say… lacking (laughs). My style is probably wearing the same jeans three days in a row and I like to be comfortable so whatever it is that I’m wearing will be more comfortable looking than fashionable looking.
So, tell me about your new CollegeHumor series, Precious Plum. It’s a take on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which I love.
I’m also a huge fan of Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers & Tiaras… I kind of have terrible taste in television. So we wanted to parody it in some way so the series is between Plum and Mama on their way to and from pageants all over the country. So it’s watching them try to get there on time and struggle to live the most fun and adventurous lives as they do it, and not making the best decisions along the way.
How long does it take Josh Ruben, who plays Mama, to get into his outfit?
It’s kind of a long process. The main part is getting his face one, because it’s a prosthetic, so I would say maybe two hours in the make-up chair. And then the fat suit feels like a heavy mattress that he has to kind of step into.
So at the office, are these types of props just laying around for you guys to use?
Yes, there's a lot of foam wig heads and badly organized closets and all sorts of things on hangers.
Sounds like a dream to me! Well, Elaine, thank you so much for your time and I can’t wait to see your career take off. Just don’t forget about me.
I won’t forget you Ally!
Watch the Episode 2 of Precious Plum here and shop Elaine's picks below!
Kimchi Blue Silky Sabrina Shirtdress
I have this dress in red. I'm obsessed with it. It's super cozy and I kind of want to get it in all colors and wear it all the time always.
Lucca Couture Lattice Waist Dress
I have this dress in purple and I'm also obsessed with it.
Chelsea Crew Armor Lace-Up Ankle Boot
These shoes are maybe the coolest thing I've ever seen.
Staring At Stars Diamond Border Romper
Gotta love a romper.
Gemma Correll Cats Of The World Tee
I ironically (and unironically) love cat shirts so this...
BDG Sheer Burnout V-Neck Tee
I have this top and I get a lot of mileage out of it.
Chelsea Crew Nirvana Heel
Red shoes always and forever.
Magical Thinking Bright Star Duvet Cover
Magical Thinking Large Woven Hammock
A hammock built for two is what life is all about.
Money Bean Bag
And finally.... because a house is not a home without a beanbag money chair.