The very creative people over at VFILES decided to create a limited edition capsule collection in honor of The Bling Ring. Inside, you'll find shorts provided by Milkfed, a clothing line that Sofia Coppola herself actually used to own. Each pair of shorts (that I could totally see Nicki wearing) has a memorable quote from the movie, which if you haven't seen yet, you must! Also inside are ring pops, an evidence bag, and some extremely cute nail wraps by NCLA exclusively designed for the capsule collection. If you're a Sofia Coppola enthusiast, you'll definitely want to grab yourself one of these packages before they're gone. —Maddie
Head over to Space 15 Twenty in LA this Friday, June 21st, to celebrate the launch of AGENDA WMNS, the women's division of the Agenda Tradeshow you may have heard of. The party will be hosted by Jayne Min of the super rad blog Stop It Right Now and is being curated by Yasi & Jane of Cultist Zine. The fun does not stop there though, guys. You'll also get to see a showcase from Silke of clothing brand Shown to Scale. Lastly, there will be a live performance by Colleen Greene and a DJ set from one of my personal favorite ladies, Jen Clavin of Bleached! The party goes from 7pm-10pm, so make sure you RSVP at RSVP@agendashow.com. —Maddie
My favorite UK band of the last decade, Arctic Monkeys, decided to gift us with the release of a new song this week, called "Do I Wanna Know," which is a smooth, slow-burning tune that doesn't really sound like it came from a band that released "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" some time ago. Differences from their past aside, I'm in love with this new song and the wacky illustrations they've got to go along with it. —Maddie
I love these iPhone cases Connor Bowman has made for The Bling Ring. Although the film was based on a true story, the slightly edited quote (on the phone case above) was taken straight from Alexis Neiers during the infamous Vanity Fair feature. This film practically wrote itself but without Sofia, the world might have forgotten all about this case, the robbers, and the TV show where it all began: Pretty Wild. So thank you, Sofia, and also Connor, for keeping the story alive. See more of Connor's work here. —Ally
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. —Angelo
If you find yourself not doing anything on Tuesday nights this month, head to Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd) and hang out with Alexi Wasser of IMBOYCRAZY for the new 'Summertime Social' series! There will be live music each week, plus super fun things like tarot readings, shopping, and meeting new friends! Also, I suggest you attend because you can try Clara Cakes' "inception" cookies. Can you say Oreo inside of a chocolate chip cookie? It's a must. —Maddie
Desillusion Magazine, stripped down the traditional skate video in This is Eric Koston, a cinematic profile of the iconic skater. In the short documentary, Koston talks about the roots of his love for skateboarding and quick ascension to his generally accepted post atop the street skating pantheon.
The legendary skater says he is driven by wanting to get skateboarders on the same level as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, but at 37, an age when athletes in most other sports would be on their last legs, Koston continues to lead an industry. With low-key visuals and well-placed musical interludes, This is Eric Koston is a welcome mini vacation from your hectic day, whether you're a skater or not. —Angelo
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
The Bling Ring is in theaters June 21, and we seriously can't wait. Since we're so pumped, we've partnered up with The Bling Ring to provide all of you (yes, you) with an awesome contest. Enter our Living the Dream sweeps for a chance to win a trip to L.A. with two of your friends, a $3,000 shopping spree in our Melrose store and memories for a lifetime. Duh. If you are on the edge of your seat until the movie comes out, check out our interview with author of The Bling Ring, Nancy Jo Sales, and watch the trailer for the movie here.
Cayucas is a band that was signed to Secretly Canadian in 2012, and their new single, "East Coast Girl," is a whole lotta fun. Plus, who doesn't love a band with twins! Check out their entire 2013 album Bigfoot on Spotify. —Katie
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
The inaugural issue of Marfa Journal, the new mag named for and inspired by the enigmatic arts hub of Marfa, Texas, is now available. FYI their awesome splash page is probably NSFW if you work at some square-ass office (so many acronyms.) The first issue includes features on Odd Future's visit to Marfa, Rachel Korine, Lindsey Lohan and photographer Tim Barber. —Angelo
There's nothing to not love about this video by Tiger Tiger Studio from Sky Ferreira's live performance at Space 15 Twenty's Love Me Pop-Up shop. We wish we could go back in time and experience it all again (especially the kissing booth). Maybe if we close our eyes, put on "Lost in my Bedroom," and spin around in our chairs a bunch we can time-warp back to it. I mean, time travel is real and stuff... right? Right.
I have no doubt that the Faarrow girls will "Rule the World" by the end of this year. opefully they make it a rule for all of us to dress in awesome prints and dance around the streets instead of walking. Make sure to check them out live at our Bazaaaar closing party tonight! -Ally
In 1989 somebody thought it would be a good idea to fund a Weird Al movie, and I am eternally thankful for that misguided person. UHF is very Weird Al, centering around a loose and absurd plot that serves mainly as a vehicle for skits, spoofs of popular '80s movies like Rambo and Indiana Jones, and of course a signature Yankovic music video. The film also features a young Kramer, Fran Drescher and David Bowe, who is not David Bowie, as the ragtag staff of a fledgling TV station who help Weird Al battle the evil local NBC affiliate.
Sadly the movie didn't break any records at the box office, but it has endured for almost 25 years as a cult classic to a certain kind of nerd like myself, but more importantly, the pattern-heavy '80s gear in UHF is still relevant. Drescher's checkerboard dress could be from Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 and Yankovic's Hawaiian shirt fetish is surprisingly current. Dig this one out of the crates if you've never seen it for laugh and summertime style inspiration. If you have seen it, check the commentary track for some gems on insight from Yankovic himself. —Angelo
Did this dress inspire the LV two-piece worn here?
"Red Snapper! Verrrry tasty."
Get the look:
Iron And Resin Paradise Road Shirt
Tripp NYC Leopard Blazer
Stussy Sherlock Starter Hat
Koto Cote Button-Down Shirt
Hawkings McGill Colorblock Pinpoint Oxford Shirt
Not doing anything this Friday, May 24th? Come hang at Space 15 Twenty with Della, DJ Amy Pham, and see a performance by Faarrow! This week is the last week that our mega cool Zamrock-inspired pop-up shop, BAZAAAAAR, will be open in Los Angeles, so don't miss out! Plus I suggest you check out the exclusive collaboration Urban Outfitters currently has with Della. There are some pretty beautiful pieces in the collection. Stop by from 7pm - 10pm! —Maddie
Books of Love is a cute duo that's a side project of La Sera's Katy Goodman and The Hush Sound's Greta Morgan. This hazy, perfect pop song "Space Time" is bound to be your theme song for the coming summer months. I can't wait to hear more from them! —Hazel