I have a giant crush on Sharon Hwang and Mike Matas. Aside from the fact that they both work at Facebook, they also met while working at Apple and have about 100 side projects. Also, they have a really f-ing cute house in San Francisco. Come on!Read More
Nasty Gal, that rip-roarin' heck of an online shop that shows up every other day in your inbox, is awesome. Whether you're a Jeffry Campbell-platform/denim cutoffs/halter top-typeor not, Nasty Gal is a super user-friendly site with a variety of products at a variety of price points.
So I was already obsessed with Nasty Gal before reading this Forbes article about the founder, Sophia Amoruso.
If you don't feel like reading the article, you can watch a video of Sophia basically telling you what the article says.
If you're still too lazy for that, here are your top talking points:
•Nasty Gal started out as an eBay shop that was ran from a cottage in Amuroso's aunt's backyard
•The name comes from a Betty Davis song (not Bette Davis, and not this song).
Side note: I've always wondered about how Nasty Gal got it's name, haven't you? I had a start-up accessories line when I first moved to New York, and people would ask us constantly about the origins of our business name. I'm sure they had a heck of a time explaining to the banker at Bank of America (or whatever) that the company's name was Nasty Gal.
•She found her first employees by searching through LinkedIn (which makes me want to update my profile yesterday)
•Nasty Gal rarely discounts their items and instead sells 93% of their stock at full-price (which is nuts)
On top of that, her house and her dog are cute. It's always great/awful when someone leaves you both super inspired and super jealous.
If you’re not familiar with Emerson Fry, you totally should be.
Aside from the fact that Emerson herself seem super normal and relatable (not to mention that her name is awesome), her stuff is nice, basic, and wearable with just the right amount of cute trendiness.
Her fall pieces have just gone on pre-sale and I’m really eyeing these pupperinos:
Speaking of pupperinos, check out her dog!