Stealing inspiration from Paris Vogue, zine culture, Chuck Klosterman and Sassy's "What Now" column, NOGOODFORME.COM flaunts its perpetual pop-culture crush by covering a quirky-minded mix of fashion, music, film, art, beauty and whatever else strikes our fancy. One of the web's longest-running fashion blogs, NOGOODFORME.COM was started back in 2003 by Kat as a way to document her style vices and fixations (thus the name), then took on the task of scouting out style genius all throughout the pop landscape. Since the addition of co-conspirators Liz in 2006 and then Laura in 2007, NOGOODFORME.COM has evolved into an ever-changing mixtape/inspiration board/scrapbook/mash note of the finest and foxiest things in life: clothes, boys, girls, mascara, songs, shoes, books, people-watching, photography, YouTube, shopping, movies, bands, dreams and epic, endless love. As 2008 has progressed, we've also found ourselves putting together super-fun special events, which you come to!
With open hearts, wide eyes and the occasional smart-ass remark, NOGOODFORME.COM loves brilliant libertines, old souls, imaginary friends, minor planets and all that is good and true in the world. NOGOODFORME.COM loves you!
Love and rockets,
xo Kat, Liz and Laura
A nice little cross-section of entries (out of about a thousand so far!) that we think represent us best.
Icon: Neil Young (our whole Style
Icon series, actually, is a nice intro to what we're about)
+ Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting (a long-running catalog of our week)
+ Heavy Rotation (like a limited-edition nogoodforme.com radio station/popup store!)
+ London Fashion Week, Fall 2008: We Like These So Far (complete fashion obsesso-ness)
+ Random Picture Entry: Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen (fashion analysis + pic of foxy lead singer = very us)
+ Five ways to wear your No Age bandana (we heart L.A. and No Age!)
+ the nogoodforme.com interview: Erin Weckerle from Sodafine (we love drawing attention to our favorite indie fashion faves)
+ Top 10 whatevs of 2007 (a handy-dandy list of our top 2007-ness)
+ Fantasy Shopping Spree: Topshop.com (naturally, our Laura nails the best finds on a gargantuan shopping website)
+ A nogoodforme Magnum Opus: The Men, I Mean Dudes, Behind the Magic (the inaugural piece in our epic essay series)
+ Top Six Off-the-Radar Fashionable Films, Katwise (Kat puts her film degree to use and finds some off-the-radar film fashion inspiration)
+ Sick, A Love Story (beautiful nostalgia featuring Anthony Kiedis and Sofia Coppola)
+ nogoodforme superlatives: Longest-Running Rock-Star Crushes (we periodically get swoon-y)
+ Tom Ford To Direct Film (oh, how we love a good April Fool's)
+ The nogoodforme Guerrilla: Laura Jane takes Wal-Mart (conceptual art masking itself as fashion)
Is into those who are soft-spoken, warm-hearted and hot-blooded. A Midwestern girl with a love of horses, Cheap Trick and thunderstorms to show for it, she still has a fixation on the Parisian imaginary and retro-futuristic science fiction which sartorially manifests itself as an enduring love of Balenciaga. Her favorite childhood book was The Little Prince; her favorite record as a teenager was Rid of Me; and her favorite movie as an adult is NOVA's "The Elegant Universe" series starring her favorite nerd-crush, astrophysicist Brian Greene. She attended Duke University and currently lives in NYC, where she does all sorts of crazy and fun freelance work in web design, writing and film. She also currently attends Columbia University's MFA Film program as as a director and screenwriter, where she misses her guitar, subsists on a diet based on (totally gross) vending machine food and gathers notes for a book idea called "Insomnia: Making It Work For You." Her films and videos have played at places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has written for Jane, Shop Etc., and many, many others.
of the northeast who moved to Los Angeles mostly because she'd always really liked
Jane's Addiction. Inordinately proud of herself for having had a photo of Sofia
Coppola stuck to her bedroom wall in 1993 (also in 1993: saw Nirvana, wore tights
with cutoff jeans and used combat boots very often); now has photos of Mick Jagger
and Mary Timony stuck to her home-office wall. Earns her dough writing about straw-bale
architecture and spa travel for various lifestyle magazines, then blows it all
on vintage Bones Brigade t-shirts and day trips up the PCH to the site of her
as-yet-incomplete first novel.
The only daughter of a Leo and a Scorpio, celebrity Cancemini Laura Jane Faulds is a high-concept goofball with a heart of gold. In a surprise upset against no one, Laura recently claimed the title of "The James Joyce of Fashion Bloggers." Additionally, Laura is also an adamant anti-anorexia activist, a noted scholar of Beatlesology, and the only person in the world who thinks "Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School" by Matthew Friedberger is the greatest album of the past twenty years. Laura Jane Faulds perished at the ripe old age of ninety-one years old while picking dead flowers in the English garden of her haunted mansion in Savannah, Georgia. Her last words were, "All you need is love- and maybe a Big Gulp?" In a surprise upset against James Joyce and William Shakespeare, Laura died the most famous writer who ever lived. You can reach her at laura ( at ) nogoodforme.com.
Emily Richmond, Videographer: 1985: Born in Florida,
in a region most famous for its inproportionately high number of "Carnie"
residents (googling "Lobster Boy" should get you started). 2003: Moved
to LA, got a houseboat, went to school. 2006: Finished uni, got a sailboat.
2007: Spent a year with a small red dog bobbing around the pacific ocean, in and out of foriegn ports, in and out of trouble. Dinners with kings, queens, adulterers, and thiefs. 2008: Back to LA. Staying busy with cameras and friends. Planning a circumnavigation. With dog.
Meggy Wang, Intern: Born in the Midwest, raised in California, and currently working on her MFA in fiction while living in Ann Arbor. Style milestones include a tooth fairy costume that she wore to her aunts wedding, the decision after leaving Yale to wear All Skirts No Pants!, the thrift-punk aesthetic of mid- to late-90s zine and riot grrrl culture, a long-lived mod phase, and, most recently, her obsession with 1930s-1950s vintage. When shes not working on her novel or blogging, Meggy conjures up Taiwanese cuisine in her bitty kitchen, hits up used bookstores and plays with her Contax T2. [She was too modest to mention it in her provided bio, but she also writes a wonderfully charming personal fashion blog called Fashion for Writers as well. Check it out! -- Kat]
Hallie Faben, Recipe Developer: An Official Angeleno who's just celebrated her 6th year in this starry-eyed town, Hallie likes to think of the smog as a "bewitching desert mist." She grew up in California, living at one time or another in San Diego by the beach, Humboldt in the redwoods, and in the Central and North Valleys where they grow the most amazing food in the world. A film and television editor by day, she's a food scientist and taste-sensationalist by night and weekend. Inspired equally by the romance of M.F.K Fisher and logic of Harold McGee, Hallie lives to eat.
Jane Srisarakorn, Contributing Editor: Born in Southern California, and raised in Southern Oregon. As a young child refused to wear jeans, preferring frilly dresses. First introduced to sex, drugs and rock n' roll in grade school, via her older sister's Sassy magazines, then graduated to Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, which she studiously pored over in the early to mid '90s. Discovered the existence of college/alternative/indie rock and has since been obsessed with the many different secret worlds that music can create, particularly in one's closet. Despite this interest, generally tends to wear the same get-up for days on end and rotating weekly, especially after moving to New York. Currently resides in Red Hook, land of imagined tumbleweeds and authentic-looking handlebar mustaches.
Being restless, curious, and overly ambitious types, NOGOODFORME.COM has ventured into the world of special events this year:
A fashion photo show curated by NOGOODFORME.COM! Presented by Clarabella, this will go up on October 15, 2008 at Clarabella in NYC's Lower East Side and will feature 40+ photographers, artists and all sorts documenting their favorite things to wear and why they love them.
ANIMAL HOUSE I
Our fall party benefit animal welfare and rights was held this past September 9, 2008 at Pianos in New York City. We presented two bands, Speck Mountain and our own LJ's Ver Sacrum, as well as curated an Indie Fashion Lounge in the upstairs space. We organized a charity raffle featuring over 70+ designers, artists and other creative types and raised nearly $700.
CHANNEL @ MOGULUS
We ventured into producing our own videos this year and all of our vids can be found on YouTube and also at Mogulus, where we are a Featured Channel!