All month long we’ve been touting our favorite It Girls, as part of our March Madness tournament. 64 came in (you can see the full list here), but only one could be crowned the victor in this single-elimination tournament. And here she is, the one woman who beat out the equally awesome ladies in our Fashion, Culture, Music, and Film conferences, Chloe Grace Moretz!
For his latest series, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s concept seems simple enough: Photograph children from all around the world with their favorite toys.
But after 18 months of extensive travel and countless portraits, Galimberti ended up with a series of incredible images that speak great depths on world at large and the commonalities amongst the children regardless of the geographical differences.
Check out the full range of photographs here and then let us what your prized possession was at age six? –ALI HOFFMAN
p.s. Mine was my extensive sticker collection.
All month long we’ve been tuning out the basketball talk and keeping busy with our first annual It Girl March Madness Tournament.
What began with 64 of the most awesome ladies out there, from film to fashion, music to art, is now down to the final eight. It’s been tough to see our favorites go (to be honest, I still can’t believe that Lana del Rey got bounced in the first round), but what’s even more exciting is seeing who will make it to the Final Four. That is, the top contender from each conference–Music, Film, Fashion, and Culture–before we’re down to just two..and then, of course, one.
Here’s who made it to the Elite Eight–aka the conference finals, and yes, we totally Wikipedia’d that term:
If you’ve been checking the blog every day, you’ll have noticed that we keep getting sucked into the craziest rainbow food googling black holes. You might ask why, but the only reason we could give you is that rainbow food is way prettier looking than that of the non-multicolored variety. That and we just truly enjoy playing with food coloring.
During today’s search we found something cooler than Chloe Norgaard’s hair (literally): rainbow popsicles. Sure you can buy them at every supermarket/ice cream truck in America, or you can do what we’d do: whip out the food coloring and the ice trays (including an angled one to get those stripes). If your feeling entrepreneurial this summer, you might consider selling them roadside and putting that local lemonade stand out of business.—RAY SIEGEL
True Story: Yesterday, UK-newspaper The Telegraph reported that “A Plymouth pear tree, one of Britain’s rarest native plants, has been given to the Queen to plant in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.”
The gift came from her gardener (whose name is obviously “Arthur”)–and, yes, this is real life, not an episode of Downton Abbey.
But for those who haven’t found their way into the gardens of Buckingham or Downton, not to worry! We found a pair of perfectly delicious pears just for you. Enjoy! -ALI HOFFMAN
At left: Rabbit-Pear Jumper by Peter Jensen
Are you ready to discover the best snack since fruit snacks (flashback Friday: Shark Bites!) These might look exactly like steak fries, but they’re not something you’d eat as the frite part of your steak frite: They’re French fry COOKIES. Here’s the breakdown: sugar cookies with salt, and that side of ketchup is actually lemon frosting. If you want to place an order or request a super size: email@example.com—RAY SIEGEL
OH MY ELLE WOODS! Imagine a scratch-and-sniff sticker had a baby with our favorite french cookie, the macaroon, and ta-da! Meet the Scented Macaroon Coin Purse.
A wild idea, we know. Take a breath. Wait until your head stops spinning.
Okay, ready? So here’s what we’re thinking: The upside is pretty obvious. It’s pretty much Marie Antoinette meets Lisa Frank, with a splash of the Legally Blonde heroine herself, Ms. Elle Woods (“It’s pink…And it’s scented”). Wow, this is a smoothie of girly perfection.
The downside? We fear the smell will just make us wish we had an actual macaroon (preferably one from Ladurée). And what if the weird, dirty metal smell of coins combines with sweet, frutti-tutti scent of the purse? That doesn’t sound to good.
Holy purple pepperoni! At Flour Shop—a custom bake shop in NYC—it looks like a funfetti cake and a pizza had a baby. It got us thinking: Why aren’t all pizza’s rainbow colored? Why can’t all foods be rainbow colored?
Like I said, Flour Shop is completely custom, so if you have an idea they will bake you a cake (or make you a pizza). Surf the site for inspiration and place your orders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then head to our Instagram (we’re @nylonmag) to see the custom NYLON cake balls whipped up by Flour Shop’s owner Amirah Kassem.—RAY SIEGEL
Warning: For those attempting to limit their sugar consumption, stop reading here!
Now, for us sugar-fanatics, allow me to introduce the piñata cake. Basically a circular yellow birthday cake filled with whatever wacky mash-up of candy your heart desires. Check out the recipe here, and let us know if you test it out. Our only edit: Maybe don’t include any lollipops or candy wrappers–neither seem so fun to bite into.
Looks like our go-to birthday strawberry shortcake just got ousted. –ALI HOFFMAN
I know that this Rita Ora look is a little bit weird, so I’ll start off by saying that three out of three NYLON web editors approve. We love everything about it from the onomatopoeia pajama pants to the open baseball jersey—an item I will start searching for on eBay immediately. It’s the perfect time too, since I just bought out the entire Chicago Bulls jersey section…
On second thought though, maybe it’s not the outfit that’s strange. What’s weirder is that Ora is rocking it with a full face of makeup and double French braids, kind of like she just left a dance recital and changed out of her tutu. Maybe she did? Let the eBay search begin…—RAY SIEGEL