So, mostly what I want to talk about is how I’ve been reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso this week, and it’s excellent. (It’s also a little bit inspirational for your little sister/ cousin who just graduated and doesn’t fit into a super traditional career path. And while I’ll be buying a copy for said little cousin, if you take out the pep talk sentences it’s ALL FOR ME.) For those of you that don’t know the background story, Sophia Amoruso is an ex sometime-shoplifter-sometime-anarchist-freegan-misfit, who started her company as a vintage e-bay store, and with pure smarts and hustle (and no debt, because she couldn’t even qualify for a credit card) turned it into Nasty Gal, the largest growing retailer in the country, now doing $100 million in sales a year. And she’s still kind of a misfit.
Or as David called the book when he caught me reading it, “erotica.”
If you’re interested, this article in New York Magazine/ The Cut is a great place to start.
Till then, this #GIRLBOSS is actually super exhausted from CEO duty this pre Alt Summit week. So, happy Father’s Day weekend. There is a dad in this household I have to go celebrate. It’s your open thread, go wild.
**HAPPY HOUR UPDATE: APW just made the New York Times, in what is my favorite ever press mention we’ve ever gotten. Happy Friday, y’all!**
Highlights of APW This Week
It’s only the first project in our backdrop series, and the whole staff wants one hanging in our homes. (I… actually kept this one so I have it.)
Finally, a wedding photography shot list you can actually use!
Premarital education: it’s more than just extra work during wedding planning.
A high-fashion faux hawk that even Katniss would approve of.
I’m a military wife, but I’m still my own damn self.
Open relationships: how one person did, why they did it, and why it’s working for them.
An intimate, Florida backyard BBQ.
Using your time wisely during wedding planning: it’s trickier than you think.
My partner was married before, but how do I keep from comparing his first relationship with this one?
How to build a wedding website using Squarespace.
Can we talk about how two female-led movies are dominating the box office right now?! Not a niche, people.
A day of weddings at Unity Temple.
Shonda Rhimes had us at “dreaming is bullshit.“
Don’t call me mamacita, I am not your mommy.
Now this is a legit beauty routine.
Sad and fascinating: GooBing Detroit.
Did we all miss the release of Beyonce’s new video for Pretty Hurts? Let’s remedy that.
The summer of Iggy Azalea.
Sophia Amoruso has advice for millennials and a bone to pick with Sheryl Sandberg.
The complete opposite of unplugging, basically.
Wedding advice from the stylish ladies of BHLDN.
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