Monday , September 14, 2009
Stop The Presses! Kat Expounds on "The September Issue" at Steady Diet of Film
Ever wanted to hear the sound of my voice? Ever wanted to have evidence of what four years of film school does to your ability to talk about films like a normal human being? You have ample amounts of it over at Steady Diet of Film, a rockin' film podcast by Erin Donovan that recently had me as a guest to discuss The September Issue, the documentary on Vogue and Anna Wintour that's currently out now in theatres. I put a lifetime of reading Vogue to good use, and more importantly, Erin and I had a blast -- she even asked me if I was the Anna Wintour of nogoodforme at some point. (Now that I have had to think about it, I must cop to yes, if only 'cause I'm the most reserved of the nogoodforme troika. Liz gets to be Grace Coddington 'cause she's so sweet, and LJ is obviously Andre Leon Talley for sheer presence and flamboyance.)
Film fans should definitely keep checking out her blog and podcast for the latest discussions in movies, especially if you're interested in documentary -- Erin digs up some pretty awesome ones, although there is definitely something for everyone on the blog. Anyway: check it out!
Tuesday , July 14, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: Emily Richmond is Sailing Around the World!
Out of all the cool things all the cool people I've ever known have done, sailing around the world definitely takes the coolest cake. Yes, it's true! Longtime nogoodforme.com Inner Circle member and collaborator Emily Richmond is circumnavigating our fair planet! In a boat! By herself! Emily Richmond is an all-star. I just hope she doesn't get too into the Amelia Earhart spirit and disappear forever. That would make us sad.
Emily's journey is set to begin in January of 2010; in the meantime, you can follow Emily's killer new circumnavigation-related blog, Bobbie Rounds the World (Bobbie is the name of Emily's boat!) for updates, info, cool pictures of other sailors, and excerpts from Willa Cather's memoirs.
Sadly for Emily Richmond, her best bros, Laura Jane Faulds and Elizabeth Barker of nogoodforme.com, are not billionaires (yet). If we were, we'd definitely pay for Emily's Grand Voyage, and probably come along for the ride, too. Laura Jane would wear a sailor suit; it'd be a jam. If you have even the tiniest bit of pocket change to help Emily finance this awesome, incredibly, important and impactful project, please pledge what you can at Emily's Kickstarter.
Begs Laura Jane of nogoodforme.com: GIVE EMILY RICHMOND $8000!!!!!!!
Here is Emily explaining why it would be $8000 well-spent:
Congratulations, Emily! I can't wait to come hang out with you in Thailand, in a sailor suit.
Tuesday , June 23, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES: Kat Gives the Lowdown on Her 'Hood at neighborbee!
I love to big up my beloved neighborhood, so of course I was totally psyched to hold forth for Serena, one of the super-super people over at neighborbee, a blog devoted to NYC city life. Not only do I get to blab about my favorite slice of pizza, my affection for the Studio Museum of Harlem and my love for Hungarian Pastry Shop, but I also get to blab about movies (my own and others!) And naturally, I get to talk about nogoodforme.com and fashion. Everyone wins! Anyway, check it out, and mega-thanks to Serena again for the interview! Oh, and if there are any other Morningsiders reading, please let me know where you get a good cup of coffee around here, because my answer is kinda lame and embarrassing.
Sunday , May 17, 2009
Stop the Presses! nogoodforme rocks Lucky's blog, celebrates sixth birthday, continues circuitous yet inevitable world domination
We interrupt your Lazy Sunday to basically flip our shizzits about being mentioned in the blog of one aforementioned Lucky magazine. Yay us! If there was any member of the Conde Nast empire we'd want to be namechecked in, it'd be Lucky, which makes us NOT want to throw our issues across the room in an agony of frustration. Thank you, Lucky, we heart you, too.
But the big news is that this week WE ARE TURNING SIX YEARS OLD THIS WEEK! Yes, it's Birthday Week for nogoodforme.com. Six blog years is really eighteen in human years, which means we are LEGAL and ready to go to college soon, where no doubt we will major in Classics, Cultural Anthropology and Semiotics (all at once), smoke a lot of pot, make out on both coasts and five continents, maybe halfheartedly start a band and have a nervous breakdown. Probably all at once; don't you do everything all at once at this age? Who knows what will happen in the next year, but I can tell you that this week we are blowing off some of our weekly regulars, inducting some new icons into the nogoodforme Style Icon pantheon, throwing down some party jams, and God knows what else. We're six, dudes, we are like GROWN.
Thursday , March 5, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: The nogoodforme Troika Takes on Twitter
This is an important occasion for nogoodforme.com, because it marks our conquering of one more media channel. Total Media Domination is only a few tweets away!
Tags: getting to know us better, how we roll, Kat Asharya, Laura Jane Faulds, Liz Barker, nogoodforme.com, nogoodforme.com's impending world domination, total excitement, Total Media Domination, totally charming, Twitter
Sunday , February 22, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: LJ Dyes her Hair Back to Brown; the Universe is Back in Alignment
I accept that this is not very important news to anybody except me, but I really needed to let y'all know that, as of yesterday afternoon, I, (Laura Jane of nogoodforme.com) have returned to my home base: the brainy, badass brunette-o-sphere. I feel like myself again! The Great Goddesses of Brunette-dom (Veronica Lodge, Audrey Hepburn, Paul McCartney, etc.) are smiling down upon me. Rest assured: I am very happy about this decision. Presses officially stopped.
Monday , February 9, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: Liz's Perfect Day in L.A. (Courtesy of Tidepooler.com)
Last week I made a lotta headway in my move toward total media takeover: First, on Thursday night's 30 Rock, Tina Fey held in her hands a magazine containing words I wrote, which kind of made me explode a little. Then on Friday my pal Celeste published a story called "Liz's Perfect Day in Los Angeles" on her lovely blog Tidepooler. It's sort of a make-believe Saturday adventure through all my favorite places in my pretty city, and of course it involves swimming while eating cupcakes, buying wine at Laurel Canyon Country Store, drinking hemp ale in treehouses, pretending to be Bret Michaels, and ogling surfers in Venice Beach at dawn. Totally read it right now, and please also check out all the rest of the posts in Tidepooler's My Perfect Day series.
l to r: my real hair color, Malibu's magical sealife, Venice Beach at dusk.
Friday , January 9, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: Laura Jane's Recent Usurption of the Print Media Continues via CHELSEA
Chelsea is a brand-spankin', girly-cute mag edited and conceptualized by Chelsea of Cat Party, everybody's favourite vaguely-feline-themed fashion blog. It has the same sort of polka-dotted, tongue-in-cheek, red-lipsticked aesthetic as, say, Frankie or Lula, but is decidedly weirder (in the good way).
The premiere ish, available at St. Mark's Bookshop & Spoonbill & Sugartown in NYC and LA's Show Pony, features two never-before-read articles by yours truly (Laura Jane of nogoodforme.com!). The first is my pre-UFC take on fashion challenging myself, wherein I re-interpreted outfits worn by Claudia Kishi of The Babysitter's Club every day for a week and documented it (it's funny); the second is an elegy written upon the life and times of Lizzy Mercier Descloux, my favourite person in the world who isn't John Lennon, a member of the Fiery Furnaces, Ray Davies, or myself.
There's also tons of chill interviews, dirty horoscopes, and Ouija-board themed fashion spreads. Check it before you wreck it, bros!
Thursday , January 1, 2009
STOP THE PRESSES!: LA Is Presently Being Wholly Taken By LJ
Greetings from the City of Angels! I, Laura Jane Faulds, just wanted you all to know that I am officially in Los Angeles, and it officially rules. I love it here and never want to go home.
But more importantly:
Between January 2nd and January 8th, 2009, Emily Richmond and I will be filming videos for nogoodforme.tv in Los Angeles, California. Are you semi-famous, totally genius, charming and cool, Miranda July, Not David Wain, Nicole Richie's baby, or acquainted with someone semi-famous? Would you, or your semi-famous friend, like to co-star in an ngfm.tv video with me? If YES, please pitch a killer concept to LAURA (AT) NOGOODFORME (DOT) COM. We'd love to have you along for the ride.
Thursday , December 25, 2008
STOP THE PRESSES!: LJF Takes MRR
Actually, please don't stop the presses. Keep the presses going!
Just a quick note letting all the rabid LJF fans out there (ha, ha, ha) know that a brand-new piece by your baby girl is featured in the January 2009 issue of Maximum Rocknroll. It's the Punks at the Movies ish, and includes Times Square and the Dirty Truth of Running Away by Laura Jane Faulds, which primarily discusses the multifarious relationships found betwixt Times Square, From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, fantasy, reality, and my cruddy generation.
Pick it up at an independent bookstore near you!