The Nowhere Girls is one of my favourite photoblogs that I turn to for inspiration. Each day, the photo flow is beautiful, working well with its overall aesthetic. In a sea of visual overload, The Nowhere Girls is a great work of collected photographs and images, and I recently chatted with, Chelsea, the creator of this wicked Tumblr who told me a bit about what makes her and The Nowhere Girls tick.
Who is behind The Nowhere Girls?
So far, just myself. Which may seem a bit odd considering the plural name. When I first started the blog and was deciding on a name, I came to this idea that I wanted to be able to reach different people with unique interests. Girls (or guys!) who don't fit into one specific aesthetic or style. They fit in nowhere, yet everywhere.
What occupies your day-to-day? What are you currently working on/working towards?
I currently work on a TV show in Los Angeles which I love doing, but The Nowhere Girls is my baby. Every morning I gather tons of images from blogs, fashion websites, online shops etc., then I decide which images best fit my mood/color theory of the day. Eventually I'd like to expand the blog and build a fashion lifestyle brand around it....stay tuned ;)
Any plans for your Blogspot?
I actually started The Nowhere Girls on Blogspot not long before the Tumblr. But then, I decided that I would begin with just posting images and gain a following with that, which tumblr was great for.
Now that I have a fantastic reader base, I'd definitely like to continue with the Blogspot to dig a bit deeper down into fashion.
Who are your style inspirations?
I have to admit, I find myself most inspired when I'm flipping through random photos from street style blogs. But just to give a visual sense I'll list some specific people always on my radar:
Erin Wasson- for her "stray from the norm" aesthetic. That girl has cool written all over her.
Gillian Zinser- her mix of feminine elements with tomboy edge keeps me intrigued ALWAYS.
Taylor Tomasi Hill- for her adventurous style. Is there anything she doesn't look good in?
Rumi Neely of fashiontoast- her style is always evolving and in the best of ways.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to run my own fashion-based company, surrounded by creative people who share the same passion as myself.
Any last words?
I'll end it with one of my favorite quotes on fashion:
"Fashion...for me, is purely and happily irrational." - Heidi Silmane
Thanks to Chelsea of The Nowhere Girls for taking the time to be a part of Day Caller!
Last week, I attended a talk at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, which was absolutely amazing! It was such a treat to hear Judd speak about his process while working on hilarious comedies such as Pineapple Express, The Five Year Engagement, and 40 Year Old Virgin.
This spawned a serious commitment to completing the entire series of Freaks and Geeks, start to finish. Everything about the series is great, especially the (now) all-star cast. Linda Cardellini is perfectly angsty, while James Franco has all the right moves for a do-nothing badass.
While the cast isn't immediately known for its style-icon fashion sense, I can't help but find a couple style inspirations each episode, whether it is the short-sleeve-button-up-over-long-sleeve combo that Daniel and Ken sport, or the high-waisted bell bottoms that Cindy and other 'hot girls' rock throughout the halls of McKinley High, I've become obsessed with picking up style cues from the Freaks and Geeks wardrobe!
With so many ties still in Ottawa, I can't help but get excited when I see my friends and familiar names/faces doing such cool stuff! My good friends at Antique skateboard shop have been coming up with some pretty great stuff since their opening almost a year ago. Most recently, their custom collaboration line with N-Product has me sending two thumbs up to these guys!
N-Product is a pretty wicked company, also Ottawa-based. A husband-wife duo, N-Product has committed themselves to making products that are unique, beautifully-crafted, and, for the most part, local. Love it!
I might have just made a special order for one of these crew-necks, and will be eagerly waiting for a size XS to arrive at my Toronto door step.
Joaquin Phoenix on the cover of AW05 issue, part of their AnOther x tumblr: Cover Stars series
Established early in the millenium, AnOther Magazine has become recognized for its original content and features from emerging photographers, stylists, and writers. In 2009, AnOthermag.com was launched, and has developed and grown into a haven for men's and women's fashion and culture.
I adore the authenticity of AnOther's content both online and in print, and visit their online publication (more than) frequently. My go-to for exciting and inspiring images is always the "Loves" section of AnOthermag.com, which combines together images that seem unrelated, but together work well in an aesthetic mish-mash of creativity.
AnOther is well-rounded and original in content and layout, which keeps me and millions of readers coming back for more. If this website isn't in your bookmarks, or the magazine isn't on your coffee table, I encourage you to take a look and grab a copy!
AnOther is released in print biannually and Issue 23, featuring Carey Mulligan as their cover girl, is on sale now.
I love the way Alexander Wang combines three drastically different men in a collaboration of art and culture. To commemorate the opening of his flagship store in Beijing, Wang has produced this short video featuring actor Penn Badgley (love the hair, by the way!), rapper A$AP Rocky, and dj/producer Diplo. The soundtrack is great, the styling on point, and the men...well, I think that's pretty clear.
I'm in love with Ora Leather Bags, an amazing line that uses both new and vintage leathers to handmake each of their bags. Each bag is designed and manufactured by Randi Obenauer in the west coast of Canada. I always get more amped on a line or designer when I find out they are Canadian.
I also love the added bonus of a line that is (mostly) unisex.
Not to mention the video for Ora's FW12 collection is adorable and awesome, and on top of it, the song rules. I immediately looked into the band featured in the video. Night Beats are from Seattle, Washington, and their sound has been described as 'psychedelic, garage, soul.' Into it.
Although I can't afford and Ora bag (just yet), I was able to find something similar (but definitely not as beautiful) this past weekend as Durumi. It's a cute, army green canvas back pack with leather detailing. It gets the job done, and for now, my Night Beats dreams of Ora Leather Bags will have to do.