Can we talk about…

Asteroids Galaxy Tour?

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I know I’m throwing it back a bit, but I started listening to their stuff again and can’t stop jamming.

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 If you don’t know who AGT is, it’s a Danish pop band that formed in ’07 and included trumpet + sax (obviously, I’m in love with them). It’s vocalist fucking rocks. She’s this blond bombshell with this crazy cool voice.

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Their music is almost acid jazz or some type of psychedelic pop.

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Mette Lindberg also models. Because she’s a bombshell. Her style is totally #revivalmaterial

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She was muse to the Danish designer Nikoline Liv Anderson. So good.

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Amy Winehouse’s management actually picked it up in the first place. AGT toured with Winehouse for a while before supporting Katy Perry on her 2009 European tour.

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They haven’t produced anything (that I know of) since 2011. But toooons of their EPs and singles have been used for commercials (Myer and Apple), TV shows (Gossip Girl), documentaries (The September Issue) and other jingles.

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Plus, they’re still touring. So. I’m down.

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This is my favorite song. Been on repeat for the past 48 hours. #oops

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Crop tops. Fitted sweaters.

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Things that end at the natural waist are just better!

All bodies are different, so the look might not work for you (and that’s okay! #werk it, bitch!) but I cannot stop piling up my Christmas wishlist with these babes.

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They give me life.

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So crisp, so clean, so beautiful!

You don’t always have to show your tummy, either. Thank the heavens for bringing high-waisted-everything back.

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And they fit basically any “look” you’re going for.

Sporty.

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Ke$ha.

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Badass bitch.

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TFTIR (The Finest Thing in the Room — thanks, Raven)

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(PS we have this top in stock!)

Drifter.

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Grunge.

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Librarian.

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Ok, throw on some tights and make the crop long sleeve…then it would be perfect.

Patriotic?

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…..I think you get my point.

Can we talk about…

Zev Hoover?

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He’s a 14-year-old photographer. He takes pictures with his older sister, Aliza (Nellie), who is 18 and does some photography on her own, too.

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It’s hard to believe he can do this. I mean, he’s 14!

What did I do when I was 14? I danced around my room to Jonas Brothers and ate a lot of pizza.

I’m skeptical because of how much mastery and beauty are in these photos, but I’m hooked.

#impressed

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 I guess this is what you do when you live in Natick, Massachusetts?

It’s fucking incredible. Photo manipulation gets me every time.

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So mystical and mysterious.

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Surreal shit, right?

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His work seems to be really influenced by fairy-tales or some type of other-worldly influence.

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Check out the rest of his stuff here.

Local Loves: Lipscape

My girl Ingrid over at Lipscape is an absolute doll and sent over some of her products for us to try out!

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Lipscape is a local lip product company.

Ingrid sells lipsticks and glosses in almost every color under the sun. They’re vibrant and bold just like us NOLA gals. She also carries Bedrock, my new favorite Chapstick that has more moisture in it than any Chapstick I’ve ever tried multiplied by ten. Coming from a girl with a big bottom lip that always chaps, this is a big deal.

It even helps your lipstick stay on.

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What more could a girl want?

PS Lipscape carries vegan products!

GO LOCAL!

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I’ll list some of my favorite and my likes and dislikes! Tons of obnoxious pictures for y’all. I went a little crazy.

THE STICK

 Lipscape, to me, is experimental and fun. The colors are bold and expressive and stay on for quite a while. Watch out for napkins when you eat, though! Wiping the lipstick off with toilet paper or napkins is super easy (thank god…I wouldn’t want to stain my face blue with PRIDE). It’s almost like magic. It stays on for some objects and wipes off with others.

Maybe it was the weather, but when I first opened them, the lipstick’s consistancies were very waxy and tough to apply. Quick solution: I ran it under some running water and it went on super smooth and lovely!

The texture is that of a matte lipstick; if you put enough pressure on it while applying, it becomes more paint-like, making the application process easier and a lot more fun.

PS Make sure you put on Bedrock before applying anything! It leaves your lips smooth, buttery and crackless.

First up: INDUSTRIAL

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Super pale. I’m super pale. Not the best combo, but I liked the color.

It’s a nice nude for those days where you need to have minimal makeup on your face! Super interesting.

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 SUFFERAGE

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 Obviously my all time favorite because it’s a dark red.

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Give me any lipstick darker than blood and I’ll love you forever.

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I’m convinced these lipsticks make you internally sassy. It just happens.

IMPERIAL

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Isn’t this shit cray? I love it. There is a darker blue called PRIDE that you absolutely need if you want to channel some inner goth.

This is more of a green color, but it definitely packs a punch. Statement lipstick! Why don’t more people do this?

You can coordinate with your outfits, even.

(My roommate said I looked like I came from the future…but why wouldn’t you want to look like a character from Zenon?)

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Likes: colors, consistancy and permanence

Dislikes: taste (organic chocolate?) and how many layers it takes to cover everything (I’m just impatient).

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THE GLOSS

Wetscapes (Lipscape’s lip glosses) are super gooey and wonderful. Remember the ones you used when you were twelve with the twistable bottom and paintbrush applicator?

Wetscapes are that, except you’re an adult.

It takes a while to make the color even, but it is bright and shiny just like a gloss should be.

For such light colors, the color shows very well.

#impressed

SEINE

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The perfect light peach/pink for a spring picnic!

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DANUBE

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Gold and glossy.

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This one was harder for me to get even across my upper lip. It’s definitely bold, though, and perfect for Saints games!

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 Last but not least: TIGRIS

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I’m so obsessed with this. It’s pitch black. Super intense.

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Likes: applicator and glossy finish

Dislikes: inability to cover certain areas because of texture/movement of the gloss

Overall? A-

I want to wear these everywhere. All the time. There’s a color for any time, any season.

AND there is so much more!

Check out all of Lipscape’s products on it’s insta and website!

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Y’all…my roommate and I are total poster whores.

We fawn over every font. We praise every pattern. We swoon for spartan design.

I’ve been browsing around the posters on Pinterest and I’d like to share some of my favorites with y’all.

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Gotta have that local love!

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Minimalist TV show posters are always the coolest.

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Y’all need to check out John Knoerl’s work. He does all of Passion Pit’s posters and he’s the coolest dude ever.

Follow him on his website and Instagram!

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Ah! My girl! Did you know I danced on stage with Ms. Monae when she performed at The Varsity for an exclusive sneak preview of her recent album?

Because I did.

And now I can die peacefully knowing that I dougied with the queen of pompadours and sass.

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H&M Opening Party!

Remember when H&M had their opening party Friday?

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Remember how I posted about The Dolls for this week’s #wcw?

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REMEMBER WHEN THEY PLAYED AT THE OPENING PARTY?

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Y’all, am I psychic or what?

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Remember when we bought the entire store?

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You don’t? Well, don’t you worry. I’m going to fill you in.

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Of course we partied with our girl Emma. She looked stunning in a piece from the Isabel Marant collection. Christina and Em are hammin’ it up as usual.

PS what do you think about Christina’s new hair? She can rock any color, it’s crazy.

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Me (left), Emma, and the ever fabulous Lindsey Hartman (right).

Blake Lively paid a little visit, but rushed out after taking photographs to be interviewed.

H&M provided masks for guests, which I didn’t take off until Saturday morning. It’s gold and sparkly, how could I?

Great music, great people, great party.

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We took some obligatory red carpet photos and, of course, we got those Polaroids.

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Krysal Frame (left), 1/4 of the debut designer collection, M.A.R.K, at NOLA fashion week this year; me; and Lindsey Hartman (right).

Badass bitches.

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Christina Flannery (left), Hannah Alford (middle), and Ashley Talbot (right).

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Things got exceedingly sillier once the champagne started flowing.

Becca Morris (left), Robert Epps (middle), Christina Flannery (right).

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Hannah being adorable and rockin’ that first purchase! She looks amazing in purple.

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Like I said, exceedingly sillier.

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And then I got up on stage and danced with Mia Moretti.

You know, watevr.

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Probably the best moment of the whole party.

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Catch’a on the flip side.

#wcw

THE DOLLS.

Ah, I’m obsessing over Mia Moretti and Margot (a.k.a. Caitlin Moe) this week.

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Have you heard of them? They’re a DJ power duo from NY. They released their single, Summer of ’93 (on repeat for days, y’all), about 8 months ago. And they’re killing it.

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 They’ve opened for Mika, preformed at premier high fashion shit for Dior and Prabal Grung, AND played at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

Apparently they were even the talk of the town BEFORE they became a band.

Fate?

Duh.

(PS can we talk about those double buns + bows for a second?!)

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First off, their style is fantastic. Bold, daring and super grunge. Moretti is a gal that can make anything work. She mixes prints, dresses for her audience, etc. Moe is more of the dramatic type. She definitely has a range of styles and dresses like a character at times. But it’s so cool.

They’re so cool.

Secondly, their music is beautiful. Summer of ’93 is nostalgic and dreamy. Moe laid the vocal track and I’m super impressed with her singing capabilities.

Thirdly, whoever decided to throw some strings on Moretti’s samples needs the upmost praise and deserves to be seated among the DJ gods.

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I’m not positive whether or not they had anything to do with it….

but I’m absolutely obsessed with this poster.

The essence. The era. The fonts. The colors. The side boob!

Killing me.

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And they have cool friends that dress well and aren’t afraid to show some skin.

#respect

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Lets be real. You want to be their friend.

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 The Coveteur featured Moretti’s apartment and I’m in love with that too.

This might be an actual problem. #girlcrushin’ so hard.

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Click here to listen to their single!

Check out their tumblr and website!

Aerial fashion, anyone?

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Joseph Ford is London native who started taking pictures while getting a degree in French and Italian and the University of Cambridge. He’s done some crazy shit.

Including this!

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I’m a sucker for interesting conceptual photography. Ford hits the nail on the head.

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 These colors kill me. It’s so damn beautiful.

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Check out the project here.

Local Loves: Bats on Tees

Are you charming, sassy and stylish but never over the top?

Do you like chic Tees, hand-painted accessories and cute, clear purses?

You should join the #BatPack.

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I got a chance to sit down with the founder, Tiffany Napper, and her right hand gal, Amanda Clark to talk about the brand and how they got started.

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They were dressed to the nines, obviously — perfectly clad in sequins from Amanda DeLeon; ringed up by Jess Leigh (Jewels); lips stained and puckered with the help of LipScape; all complete with voluminous curls blown straight from Dry Bar Bleu.

GO LOCAL!

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When did Bats on Tees begin?

TN: It officially started in January and the clear purses started in August. Very new!

What inspired you to start Bats on Tees?

TN: It started as an idea that would bring all of my creative friends together. I’ve always loved fashion and I’ve been doing PR for the music industry for a long time, and I wanted to start a product that I could collaborate with them on. I wanted to work with some friends, create some cute shirts, and the clear purse thing came shortly after.

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Did you start with only Tees?

TN: I started off with just some T-Shirt ideas! Like nothing really done. And one tote bag. The clear purse announcement came from the NFL and I saw the opportunity to make a cute, clear purse because when I started looking for one I couldn’t find anything I liked. I let it guide me and I’m now in a place where I really love making purses.

Do you have a manufacturer?

TN: It’s kind of this team that I’ve created. I have one girl in California who helps make the clear purses. I have two ladies here in New Orleans that help with the sewing and help with the leather goods that we’re about to debut. All the T-Shirts and things are made in New Orleans. I hand-paint the letters or work with an artist, like the one who painted the alligator that’s on this shirt. I use Purple Monkey for the screen printing and Orleans Embroidery for my embroidery work and I have two seamstresses that both work in the film industry and work with me because they like it!

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What do you hope for the future of Bats on Tees?

TN: I see Bats on Tees becoming a brand that’s more than just a couple of Tees or purses. I really want it to become this lifestyle and embody the girl. We call our “clique” the Bat Pack. We use the #BatPack a lot because I think of this as trying to create a family of women who like to be fashionable but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on pieces. They like to mix high and low, like to have fun and be quirky, still be a bit sexy and sassy. We have a lot of collaborations on the table; ideas that could get us into other markets, other than just apparel and purses.

AC: It’s important to keep our clothes quirky and transitional. Our product can go from casual-to-dressy; from day-to-night. That’s the big thing for me, I like very transitional pieces and I think we try and show that in our photos and stuff. Yeah, you see a blogger wear something but we like to show, in our posts, that it can be affordable and cute either way.

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You don’t have a physical store. Where are your products sold?

TN: Right now Bats on Tees is sold in about 20 boutiques across the south. We also have an online store. We’re continuing to try to grow and expand that. I’m going to try to go to the Northeast and the West coast, obviously, and show that it’s not just a Southern thing. Some of our shirts are Southern because I’m a Southern girl, but I’m trying to create a mixture of things that anyone could wear. I want people to know that I live in New Orleans and that we make this in New Orleans. This is another way to put New Orleans on the map and draw attention to the creatives and amazing things that we have going on here.

AC: And we do pop-ups every week!

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That’s great! I think that really fits your brand. Do you want to stay in consignment or open your own place one day?

TN: I definitely have dreams of opening my own store one day — something very unique, not your typical store front. Something that really merges all my passions: music, fashion, film — kind of an interactive experience. But in the mean time, I love the pop-up shop! It gives me the opportunity for every event to be a bit different and we can have live music or beer!

AC: We’re reaching different markets, whether it’s the beer drinker or the stiletto wearer.

TN: We can cater to all the different people that we think our brand represents.

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