Better Late than Never....Mary's Complete Guide to Fidget Spinning

We're usually ahead of the curve, but we were a little to busy scoring some sick Fall gear (coming REAL soon!) to jump into fidget spinning.  Alas, worry not...we picked it up like the pro's we are...and we even have a couple spinner available for you- Nermal approved Camo and Pink!  and, we wouldn't be your Friends if we didn't also have a comprehensive guide.

Panorama with our besties Bleached

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Last weekend, we got to play dress up & see a bunch of bands at Panorama with our angel babies, Bleached.  The weekend was so much fun, we wanna go back!  Check out some of Jennifer, Jessica and Micayla's favorite moments on Vogue (thanks for the shout out guys!) and check our diary below <3 (Plus they answered our BFF survey!)

The night before, we had a full on dress up party...it went a little beyond deciding what to wear on stage though :/

The night before, we had a full on dress up party...it went a little beyond deciding what to wear on stage though :/

Ugh call time was soooooo early but somehow Jen looked chipper while I drowned myself in coffee.

Ugh call time was soooooo early but somehow Jen looked chipper while I drowned myself in coffee.

 

 

After changing like 75 times, the perfect stage outfits!  WHAT CUTIES :)  

After changing like 75 times, the perfect stage outfits!  WHAT CUTIES :)

 

Drummer Nick was pretty hard to track down, but Alice and I managed to sneak a selfie.

Drummer Nick was pretty hard to track down, but Alice and I managed to sneak a selfie.

Obligatory Squad Photo

Obligatory Squad Photo

 

JENNIFER CLAVIN

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

J: My vintage Betsey Johnson, olive green, lace leotard. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

J: Fleetwood Mac Tusk! 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

J: Oooooh. My Mom. Actually Jessie, my sister. 

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

J: "If It Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow. 

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

J: Echo Park Rising. It's a fest in Los Angeles. We played in the middle of the street like a block away from where I grew up. It was just really magical and my outfit was on point :P

F: What would your superpower be?

J: To always live in the NOW. I don't think anyone can actually do that, that's why I see it as a superpower. 

F: Tell us a joke!

J: Q:Why can't ghosts have babies?

A: Because they have a halloweenie :) 

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JESSIE CLAVIN

Interview

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

Jessie: My suspenders. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

Jessie: T Rex, Electric Warrior! 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

Jessie: I would want my intro to be friends and family writing like a sentence or two of a funny memorable story they had with me. 

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

Jessie: Dolly Parton, Jolene. 

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

Jessie:Mexico City, the crowds are the best there! They make sure you have a good time! 

F: What would your superpower be?

Jessie: Strength! I have some crazy inner strength that comes out of me in real life, randomly with out even trying... 

F: Tell us a joke!

Jessie: I honestly don't know any! I would have to look one up. I do like quick witty jokes about musicians in bands.. they usually have some meaning to them. Haha  

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MICAYLA GRACE

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

M: At the moment I think it would be my black one piece jumpsuit from Reformation. It's easy to throw on and feel totally ready to go...it's easy to play bass in so that makes it my favorite current stage outfit as well. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

M: If I could only take one record, I think I would take The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust by Bowie so I could listen to Five Years.  I think that song could get me through. 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

M: I would want someone funny to write it, so maybe Jack Black, School of Rock Style.  

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

M: Tide is High, Blondie

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

M: Royal Albert Hall with Paramore!

F: What would your superpower be?

M: Using the force

F: Tell us a joke!

M: Knock knock

Who's there 

Impatient cow

Impatient cow wh---

MOO!

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NICK PILLOT

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

N: sweater

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

N: Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

N: my dad

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

N: Pat Benatar - we belong

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

N: the surreal life

F: What would your superpower be?

N: speed read

F: Tell us a joke!

N: My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, but I said "No... but I want a regular banana later, so yeah.

DIVE INTO AUGUST WITH OUR SWIM SALE !!!!!!!

It's hard to believe it's already August!  Time to soak up all the sun you can, enjoy every last beach day, and get on that vacation vibe!  We got you covered- and in style-because all our swimwear is now on sale!  Use the code SWIM30 and get 30% off all our favorite babely beach looks - from Lazy Oaf's Cloudy Suit and Frilly Rainbow Bikini Top to Body Glove's Throwback Tops and Bottoms.  See you in the surf!

 

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BFF's with Sandra Chiu

Our other friend popping by to live draw on Thursday is Sandra Chiu!  Sandra is a book cover designer for Penguin who illustrates in her free time.  Here's some more fun facts: 

 

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

SC: Striped t-shirts. I have them in various colors and necklines and wear them with everything, despite occasionally not matching. (Editor's note: and we sell some in our store!)

F: Who's your favorite artist?

SC: Henri Matisse. I love his playful and colorful style, and how he experimented with many mediums.

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

SC: Kurt Vonnegut, if he was still alive. I just recently started reading his work (thank you Amazon Prime lending library!), and just adore his ideas and his funny style. He'd definitely make my mundane life sound interesting.

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

SC: Whitney Houston's I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

F: What would your superpower be?

SC: I'd like to be able to breathe underwater. I never learned how to swim, and that power would be perfect for beach vacations or when the floods come...

F: Tell us a joke!

SC: What kind of bees make milk? 

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BOO-BEES!

BFF's with Nhung Le

FOF (Friend of Friends) Nhung Le, who makes some of our favorite cards and prints around under the name Chic+Nawdie is coming to do live portraits at our 5th bday this Thursday. Here's a little background on this illustrator we adore:

 

 

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?
NL: Truly a hard question for me! I adore clothes and have many favorite items. If I have to choose, it would be my pair of boots from Kavat, a Swedish brand. I picked them up on a trip to Gothenburg and have worn them for about 4 years. They are super comfortable yet stylish and I wear them with almost anything. I thought they are very simple - nothing too stands out but I have had at least five people (men and women!) asking me where to get them. I will buy the same pair again when this pair goes bad.

F: Who's your favorite artist?

NL: Another hard one haha. I admire many many painters and illustrators. Again, if I have to choose it would be Georgia O'Keeffe and James Jean. 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

NL: My mother. She's one amazing badass woman and she knows me the best.

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

NL: Anything Britney Spears. I'm from Vietnam and we do karaoke A LOT. When I was growing up there, Britney was the bomb. Every girl sang Britney Spears at karaoke!

F: What would your superpower be?

NL: To have the Anywhere Door by Doraemon. As a kid, I read so much comics and Doraemon will forever be my favorite. I don't think people knows it much in the states but this Japanese manga series is a classic in Asia. 

F: Tell us a joke!

NL: I don't have one right now. However, I came across this on the internet and I can tell you now that I have a baby – It's sooooo true!

 

Tattoos For Boos! Some tats from our Tattoo Natty

Last Thursday, we celebrated summer and weather (finally!) warm enough to show some skin with a super fun tattoo party!! Our awesome friends of Friends Erica Kenia (@st.kenia) and Joey Rosado from Evil & Love tattoo (@joeyrosadotattoos, @evilandlove) set up shop in the park and KILLED IT!  They seriously are human tattoo machines, with each of them hammering out a bunch of tattoos.  

Special thanks also to our friends at White Girl Wines and PBR, who kept us from being thirsty. And of course, without all of our friends it wouldn't have been nearly as fun!