Sophia lounges in her living room wearing a vintage black dress, an Elizabeth and James blazer, and Alexander Wang boots.
If you’re an online shopper who loves vintage, then Nasty Gal is the site for you. Stocked with some of the best treasures culled from all over the world, and featuring a kick-ass selection of contemporary designer duds, NastyGal.com is an online shopping destination that you need to bookmark and visit again and again. And while we’ve long been fans of this fashion-forward e-shop, we’ve just discovered the inspiring style of the NG’s CEO and founder, Sophia Amoruso. Her bright and breezy Silverlake home is the perfect backdrop for her incredible collection of dresses, jackets, and shoes—loads of vintage silver, a well-worn pair of John Fluevog heels, polyester pants—and we’re definitely turning green with envy over her gorgeous L.A. life. Whether she’s rocking a multi-colored coat while sipping tea in her kitchen brainstorming about her site and working on her own Nasty Gal collection, or topping off a graphic summer frock with a dramatic bright red hat, this girl’s got style in spades and we’ve got a serious clothing crush.
An avid music fan, here are some of Sophia’s favorite albums on display in her Los Feliz home.
Tell us a little bit about what's happening at Nasty Gal and what you're most excited about.
Well, we've just relocated the business to Los Angeles, which has been super exciting. The entire team moved down, which was incredible! We're in the process of re-launching the website and have a lot of projects in the works, including the long overdue Nasty Gal label.
Do you have anything in your closet that you couldn't stand to throw away?
An ancient pair of John Fluevog elf shoes with a huge medieval buckle and the pointiest toe you've ever seen. I wore them every day from age 18 to 20, and they are both broken completely in half.
What do you love most about living in L.A.?
Waking up in a place that I know I will never get to the bottom of. Finding weird new things and people each day. The weather. My friends. My job.
A bookshelf features books on art, fashion, and some keepsakes from trips abroad. In her closet, Sophia wears a printed Mara Hoffman dress and vintage necklaces.
What's your best cheap score of late?
A $0.99-cent Squeeze LP.
Describe your personal style in a few words:
Never caught dead in flats.
Do you have any particular dressing philosophies or strategies?
Dress for your body type. Don't mismatch your blacks. No wire hangers. Ever.
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