“everyone is so beautiful, and the waspy standards we have are constantly being knocked down and also need to be knocked down, it’s a requirement. i think anyone can be a model. anyone, anywhere. everyone is beautiful in their own individualistic way. it doesn’t matter who thinks you’re beautiful because if you think you’re beautiful, then you got it… find the friend with the camera, shoot together, and make some sick stuff happen. manifest it.” —one of our feb cover stars @fridacashflow 💕 click the link in our bio to read the full story! // photos by @adrienneraquel // intro by @roxanegay74 // interviews by @taylahgram // styled by @chrixchristine // makeup by @kwmakeup // nails by @theeditorialnail // hair by @andrita
A love letter to the ocean and facing your fears 💕🌊 we got to follow @redbulltv photographer @ambermozo as she prepared to shoot the world-renowned waves of oahu’s banzai pipeline for the 2018 #volcompipepro surf competition. amber knows more than anyone that the waves at pipeline are some of the most dangerous in the world—her father jon mozo, also a photographer, died shooting there in 2005—but that certainly isn’t going to stop her from doing the d**n thing. click the link in our bio for the full video! produced by @beethrilll // shot & edited by @charlottecprager
Nyfw runways were alive with color, proving that the loud hair trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon 💚 cotton candy beehive, “penny red” buzz, dyed roots, and some seriously otherworldly wigs. click the link in our bio for more of our fave nyfw beauty looks // words by @jennaroseigneri
Stop what you're doing: @urbandecaycosmetics just announced a new line of metallic mascara that will electrify your lashes ⚡️⚡️⚡️ click the link in our bio for everything you need to know! // photos courtesy of @urbandecaycosmetics
2018 is all about that so fresh and so clean vibe—especially when you're on the go as often as we are. @secretdeodorant heard our call—well, not *our* personal one but hey—and invented a little thing called freshies antiperspirant. they're impossibly tiny, incredibly powerful, and, as @thedanistahl learned, super fun to make 💐 slip on your finest dexter's laboratory lab coat and tap the link in our bio to see why. #freshiesonthefly
“dream wife’s music is about reclaiming your identity for yourself on your own terms. our song ‘somebody’ speaks to the larger conversation around identity. ‘i am not my body / i am somebody.’ male, female, i’m somebody. there’s empowerment to be found in that shared frustration of figuring out who you are and what defines you.” —one of our favorite bands of the moment @dreamwifetheband 💕 click the link in our bio to read our full interview! // photo courtesy of @dreamwifetheband
The healing power of crystals aren’t just for holding and looking pretty on your desk ✨ we talked to the founder of @chakrubs , a line of crystal s*x toys about how she came to create these beautiful, very useful objects and her journey to continue breaking down the stigmas around female sexuality—click the link in our bio to read! // words by @rebeccaravee // photo from @chakrubs
We talked to @chloekimsnow before she became an olympic gold medalist, and d**n we love her 🥇💕congrats chloe!! click the link in our bio to read our full interview #pyeongchang2018 // photos by @nomoore
Nylon's february book club meet-up is happening next week on facebook live! our pick of the month is 'the house of impossible beauties' by @josephcassara 💜 this fierce, devastating, wildly gorgeous debut takes place in new york city’s 1980s and ’90s harlem ball scene, a place where g*y and transgender kids and adults could go to express themselves as themselves. click the link in our bio to attend the facebook live conversation on tuesday at 11:30am! and here's a little sneak peek excerpt of the book to get you excited: "girrrl— before there was dorian and before there was hector, there was 1980—the year that things began to change. diana ross was pumping on the radio, angel was sixteen years young and already she felt she was being turned upside down, inside out, boy oh boy, everything was turning around-around. if the seventies were the decade of disco, then the eighties would be what?—the beginning of a new era?—the decade of the sequin? it was the time that angel the he became angel the she—even if it was only something felt within the deepest layers of her soul, she knew that it was there, underneath the skin and the bone, as thin as a sheet of silver foil."
“i love telling stories that people have never heard of before or thought about. i never saw anyone like myself in film or tv—a black q***r woman who’s masculine and comfortable within herself. so, [in my projects], i try to tell my 13-year-old self that she’s okay.” —one of our february cover stars @itsarifitz 🦋 click the link in our bio for the full cover story! // photos by @adrienneraquel // intro by @roxanegay74 // interviews by @taylahgram // styled by @chrixchristine // makeup by @kwmakeup // nails by @theeditorialnail // hair by @andrita
We are beyond heartbroken about the tragedy in florida yesterday that left 17 dead and 14 injured. we're also heartbroken about our government's response. prayers and condolences are not enough. everyone, reach out to your representatives today and tell them you demand tighter gun control laws—link in bio 💙 and please stay safe out there.