LADIES WE LOVE: MUSICIAN RAHILL JAMALIFARD

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You know the kind of songs that get stuck in your head but are so good you don’t even mind? Rahill Jamalifard, lead singer of the ’60s-inspired rock quartet Habibi, has a knack for writing them. Her dreamy voice coupled with surf-y guitar riffs is all we want flowing through our headphones this summer. We met up with Rahill at Blue-Sun Records where she works part-time and talked everything from what she likes to wear onstage to where she gets songwriting inspo. Continue reading

#LOVETOALL🌈: WHAT DOES PRIDE MONTH MEAN TO YOU?

June is a very special time for the LGBTQ community: What started as a day to commemorate a major catalyst for the gay rights movement—the 1969 Stonewall Riots—has expanded to encompass an entire month of reflection, education and celebration. This year we teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign on a #LoveToAll🌈 tee and tote. 50 percent of the purchase price of each one will go toward its mission of ensuring LGBTQ people are safe, equal and free in every community. We asked you and our own team to share stories by responding to the following question: “What does Pride Month mean to you?”

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ASK THE EXPERTS: OUR TEAM ANSWERS YOUR SUMMER STYLING QUESTIONS

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We loved tackling your denim styling questions so much we’re back for another round of Q&A, this time with summer in mind. While the sunny season has many perks (open-toe shoes, post-beach naps, general good vibes), it also poses a fair share of outfit conundrums. Don’t fret though, our styling team has you covered with everything from what to wear in your icebox of an office to doing the effortless bandana-hair-tie thing.

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LADIES WE LOVE: WOODWORKER MOLLY SHEA RYAN

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Here’s to the ladies who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. LA-based woodworker Molly Shea Ryan uses hers to craft minimalist furniture, lighting and housewares that we’ve been coveting for a while—so we were extra excited to check out her studio and chat. Read on for Molly’s playlist recs, an impressive rundown of the tools she uses, tips on running a creative business and more.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: ALL ABOUT VEJA, OUR FAVE SUSTAINABLE SNEAKER BRAND

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It’s easy to love sneaker brand Veja—let’s say it together, veh-jah—for its unique designs that are extra comfy. (We’ve got some really good ones for spring and summer, btw.) But there’s a lot more to the French-slash-Brazilian label that we wanted to shout-out here: In fact, its name means “look” in Portuguese, which the founders chose because they wanted consumers to go behind the shoes and consider what went into making them. Veja’s dedication to sustainability, fair working conditions and doing it all without compromising aesthetics is something to admire. We chatted with its community and event manager, Marine, about the brand she describes as “50% transparency, 50% design.”

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