Nylon Good Listener - Friday, August 3
Blonds “Time” We don’t really have a “summer album” here at NYLON HQ this year, but one that we’ve been blasting on repeat for the past couple of months is Brooklyn-by-way-of-Florida duo Blonds’ ridiculously good debut The Bad Ones, which comes out next week. Their latest single “Time” has a bit of a Beach House vibe, with hazy vocals, delicate...
Nylon Good Listener - Friday, July 6
Kitten “Cut It Out” We wish our faces were glowing with gold. But alas, that’s just the shimmer of summer sweat beading down our cheeks (hello heat wave). We posted about these indie-rock up-and-comers back in 2010 and have been itching to hear new jams since. So, here we are two years later, eagerly awaiting the Aug. 28th release of their second EP, Cut It Out, with a fresh music video (which...
Summer is fast approaching, and as our waistbands get tighter and tighter, a wakeup call is in order. So put down “The Hunger Games,” bust free of your Snuggie and study up on our list. Boost your mood Gloomy winter days can put you in a funk, so how can you free yourself of the slump and get happy for summer? Tal Leead, Psy. D, a licensed private psychologist in Los Angeles, recommends getting...
Unconventional beginnings bring respect, success...
You know how in the movies love always seems to fall so perfectly into one’s lap? Take Mary Kate and Ashley, for example. Every vacation their characters go on, they somehow manage to meet the next love of their lives (Holiday In The Sun, anyone?). Well, kids, I am here to tell you that this isn’t just for the tween queens anymore. For those who have heard of Grouplove, the indie-punk-pop band...
How to go vegetarian the right way
When is the last time you consumed a Big Mac or McChicken meal? Did you consider the effects your 99-cent meal had on the environment, your health and animals? Buda-ba-ba-ba, I’m hatin’ it. Or, at least animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is. Animal rights is the No. 1 reason PETA promotes vegetarian diets. The McCruelty campaign aims to impose less...
Team Ninja Thread wins Project Runway
This was the first story I covered for ISD Style as a freshman last year. I had the opportunity to interview guest judge Emilio Sosa from season seven of Project Runway. Here is the recap of the event. Team Ninja Thread wins Project Runway As the show neared the end, tensions were running high. The lights dimmed for a single spotlight to be shone on the winning design. Third-placed Fosh and...
Personal Style with Valerie Killeen of Bleach...
I wrote this article on Valerie Killeen of the blog Bleach Black as a supplement to a spread from the fall 2011 print issue of Trend magazine. Read on and check out her blog with Kristin Reiter. What started out as a creative outlet for two close friends to share their inspiration, ideas and currently coveted items with each other, unexpectedly turned into something much, much more. The...