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Nasty Gal Auction

Inspired by her love for vintage, Sophia Amoruso started her Nasty Gal Vintage store on eBay 6 years ago. Now for the first time, Sophia is returning to eBay to auction off her designer vintage wardrobe—and all for a good cause. Find out more about her story and her store launch on May 19th by signing up at Giving Works on eBay

(Source: ebay)

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FW Style: Sophia Amoruso
One of our favorite fashion plates is Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, who’s flown into New York to enjoy this Fashion Week. Here she is at the Jane Hotel party for Refinery29 rocking her own top for Nasty Gal— a black body suit with silver clip openings. Visit her highly addicting website at NastyGal.com. P.S. Sophia got her start with an eBay store. Just sayin! 
(Photo & Text by Jauretsi)

FW Style: Sophia Amoruso

One of our favorite fashion plates is Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, who’s flown into New York to enjoy this Fashion Week. Here she is at the Jane Hotel party for Refinery29 rocking her own top for Nasty Gal— a black body suit with silver clip openings. Visit her highly addicting website at NastyGal.com. P.S. Sophia got her start with an eBay store. Just sayin! 

(Photo & Text by Jauretsi)

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The Best of Art Basel

By Jauretsi

In the wake of our art hangover from Art Basel last week in Miami, The Inside Source gathered an intelligence report from some prominent attendees this year. The team of creative minds are:

Sophia Amoruso (CEO & Founder Nasty Gal)

Claudia Donaldson (Nowness)

Abbey Drucker (Photographer)

Crystal Moselle (Filmmaker)

Matthu Placek (Photographer)

Alexis Johnson (Paula Cooper Gallery)

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Which piece of art moved you the most?

• Sophia: Thomas Dozol’s Bridge Red at Jack Hanley Gallery (which I purchased!) 

• Claudia: Sigalit Landau’s Barbed Hula at the Rubell Collection

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• Abbey: Man Ray Untitled, 1936, Print at Art Basel. Gorgeous, simple, fine grain portrait with pristine printing

• Crystal: In the Wynwood area, there was this Unicorn sculpture by Paloma Teppa  with a plant growing as its mane. I really loved it. Ivan Navarro had this SICK piece in the show as well

• Matthu: Since it’s install many years ago, A Diary of Flowers, 1994, by Jim Hodges at the De La Cruz Collection. I go to see it on every visit to Miami. 

• Alexis: Carl Andre 7 Cu Slants 20 at Konrad Fisher Galerie Booth H08

Which party made you dance with abandon?

• Sophia: Vito Schnabel and Stavros Niarchos’ Thursday night party at The Wall. 

• Claudia: Arthur Baker at the White Cube party

• Abbey: Pulse, Poolside concert featuring SSION had everyone dancing. 

• Crystal: OH man I think the last night at Le Pompon at the Victor [Hotel]. May Kwok did this heavy hip hop set that took us down pretty hardcore. We also had an epic dance party in the street on top of this Mustang that we rented. Also, in one of those stores where you can buy those sweatpants with “I love Miami” written on them. There were so many moments. 

• Matthu: The salsa room at Twist (almost every night)

• Alexis: I danced a jig at Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth F09, conveniently where I worked all week, at exactly 5:45pm when we made a few amazing sales in the eleventh hour.  Unlike a lot of other folks who come down to Miami, I am actually there to work.

What was your best “come-down” moment of relaxation in Miami?

• Sophia: Swimming in the ocean at 3 am

• Claudia: Walking along NW 29th at sunset laughing hard 

• Abbey Drucker: This year I kept it pretty balanced, in between photo shoots and art, I went to the beach and had pool time everyday. It’s just too good to be down there and not indulge in some Vitamin D and swimming

• Crystal: We rented this mustang and cruised around and it was just really fun… also swimming. This year the weather was perfect. 

• Matthu: My only proper meal. Sunday night at Madolin with my besties. 

• Alexis: My best come-down was on Monday, when our booth was packed, my bikini was on, and the sun was shining…hello Atlantic Ocean!

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(Photo: 1. Bridge Red, 2012, by Thomas Dozol. 2. A Diary of Flowers, 1994, by Jim Hodges at the De La Cruz Collection)

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Chanel Throws a Beach Party
By Jauretsi
Last night, Chanel went homestyle with a chic Barbecue bonanza and quite possibly the best party of the week (although the week is still young). Cohosted by Art.sy, the bash took place in a tent behind Soho House Miami Beach with a gaggle of fabulous folks like Pharrell Williams, Damien Hirst, and Lenny Kravitz (yes, even Martha Stewart showed up to the beachside gathering). Me? I was tucked away in a booth with cool queen of the web, Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal bopping our heads to DJ Nick Cohen’s eclectic mash up set including “Girls” by Beastie Boys to ”Somethings Gotta Hold on Me” by Etta James. It wasn’t until Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” dropped that we noticed a fellow lady with great legs stand up and let loose to tear the rug. Go Demi! 
(Photo: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso with Demi Moore. Photo by Jauretsi)

Chanel Throws a Beach Party

By Jauretsi

Last night, Chanel went homestyle with a chic Barbecue bonanza and quite possibly the best party of the week (although the week is still young). Cohosted by Art.sy, the bash took place in a tent behind Soho House Miami Beach with a gaggle of fabulous folks like Pharrell Williams, Damien Hirst, and Lenny Kravitz (yes, even Martha Stewart showed up to the beachside gathering). Me? I was tucked away in a booth with cool queen of the web, Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal bopping our heads to DJ Nick Cohen’s eclectic mash up set including “Girls” by Beastie Boys to ”Somethings Gotta Hold on Me” by Etta James. It wasn’t until Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” dropped that we noticed a fellow lady with great legs stand up and let loose to tear the rug. Go Demi! 

(Photo: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso with Demi Moore. Photo by Jauretsi)

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eBay Ninja Tricks: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso
By Jauretsi
The New York Times recently had an informative article on online shopping. In the endless game of “searches”, the newspaper recommends typing in synonyms when searching out a product. For example, type in “coat” instead of “jacket”. “On sites like eBay, try leaving out words” writes NYT, “if you are looking for an Yves Saint Laurent handbag on eBay, search for ‘Saint Laurent’ or ‘Laurent bag’.”
Sophia Amoruso of the e-commerce site Nasty Gal adds to the tip: “If you search for ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ you’ll be fighting over pieces with a bigger group of people,” she says while suggesting to purposefully… [MORE] misspell brand names as well. “Think of what an uninformed person might list a really great designer piece as, and you can get an amazing gem for an incredible price.” 
Last but not least tip for your aggressive Fashion odyssey, you should know that eBay Fashion also lets shoppers search by taking a cellphone picture of a fabric to find similar designs. To read the rest of the piece, visit New York Times' Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays. 
(Photo: Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal photographed for Racked.com)

eBay Ninja Tricks: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso

By Jauretsi

The New York Times recently had an informative article on online shopping. In the endless game of “searches”, the newspaper recommends typing in synonyms when searching out a product. For example, type in “coat” instead of “jacket”. “On sites like eBay, try leaving out words” writes NYT, “if you are looking for an Yves Saint Laurent handbag on eBay, search for ‘Saint Laurent’ or ‘Laurent bag’.”

Sophia Amoruso of the e-commerce site Nasty Gal adds to the tip: “If you search for ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ you’ll be fighting over pieces with a bigger group of people,” she says while suggesting to purposefully… [MORE] misspell brand names as well. “Think of what an uninformed person might list a really great designer piece as, and you can get an amazing gem for an incredible price.” 

Last but not least tip for your aggressive Fashion odyssey, you should know that eBay Fashion also lets shoppers search by taking a cellphone picture of a fabric to find similar designs. To read the rest of the piece, visit New York Times' Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays

(Photo: Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal photographed for Racked.com)

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Halloween

By Jauretsi

The glorious day has come and gone. Happy Post Halloween! Here’s a peephole into some cool folk who did it their way. Style Editor Rosie Dargenzio thanked Pippa Lord for guidance on the “severed finger cookies” (bottom left). Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso captured a brief look at the tools of the trade while Bonfire Beach Kids proudly presented their pumpkin display. We hope everyone had a special day. 

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The Nasty Gals in New York
Here’s Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso (right) and NG’s stylist, Stacey Nishimoto (left), at Lincoln Center to attend Mara Hoffman’s runway show. In 2006, Sophia started an eBay store selling highly curated vintage gems which had hip chicks clamoring for more. Finally she opened her own site and nurtured it to new heights. Five years later, the online shop has expanded beyond vintage, with new clothes, shoes, and accessories. Inc. magazine rated Nasty Gal the fastest growing retailer in the country in 2012. Read the feature in Forbes, calling her a “fashion phenom”. We just love a stylish entrepreneur! 
P.S. Check out Nasty Ga’ls First Collection, fresh out the gates this Fashion Week.
(Photo & Text: Jauretsi)

The Nasty Gals in New York

Here’s Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso (right) and NG’s stylist, Stacey Nishimoto (left), at Lincoln Center to attend Mara Hoffman’s runway show. In 2006, Sophia started an eBay store selling highly curated vintage gems which had hip chicks clamoring for more. Finally she opened her own site and nurtured it to new heights. Five years later, the online shop has expanded beyond vintage, with new clothes, shoes, and accessories. Inc. magazine rated Nasty Gal the fastest growing retailer in the country in 2012. Read the feature in Forbes, calling her a “fashion phenom”. We just love a stylish entrepreneur! 

P.S. Check out Nasty Ga’ls First Collection, fresh out the gates this Fashion Week.

(Photo & Text: Jauretsi)

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Beach Essentials: Sophia Amoruso
One can always tell a girls personality from her beach bag packing. In this case, behold the guts of NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso's beach bag. The essentials are packed for her holiday vacation to Hawaii. Body suit made by Cynthia Rowley for Roxy. 

Beach Essentials: Sophia Amoruso

One can always tell a girls personality from her beach bag packing. In this case, behold the guts of NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso's beach bag. The essentials are packed for her holiday vacation to Hawaii. Body suit made by Cynthia Rowley for Roxy. 

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Red Shades
By Jauretsi
How sexy are these oversized Leonard Paris cherry red sunnies? It harkens back to the sexy 70’s mom sitting next to her deluxe station wagon. We especially love the silver pyramid stud details with inset gold metal trims. The vintage pair is available now for $110 on the Nasty Gal site. The website is founded by Sophia Amoruso, who got her start selling on eBay, then created her own little empire. Read about the savvy entrepreneur in Forbes this month and prepare to be inspired. In the meantime, snag these beautiful red shades, since the vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind and move fast. There’s plenty of new clothes and accessories on the site as well, so feel free visit Nasty Gal for the whole shebang. 

Red Shades

By Jauretsi

How sexy are these oversized Leonard Paris cherry red sunnies? It harkens back to the sexy 70’s mom sitting next to her deluxe station wagon. We especially love the silver pyramid stud details with inset gold metal trims. The vintage pair is available now for $110 on the Nasty Gal site. The website is founded by Sophia Amoruso, who got her start selling on eBay, then created her own little empire. Read about the savvy entrepreneur in Forbes this month and prepare to be inspired. In the meantime, snag these beautiful red shades, since the vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind and move fast. There’s plenty of new clothes and accessories on the site as well, so feel free visit Nasty Gal for the whole shebang.