December 23, 2012 |
Fast-growing e-commerce company Nasty Gal will quintuple the size of its headquarters in a historic downtown Los Angeles office complex. Nasty Gal, which sells women's clothes and accessories online, has agreed to expand its offices to 50,300 square feet in the PacMutual Building complex near Pershing Square. It will occupy the third and fourth floors of the “Carriage House,” a Beaux Arts-style building that housed a garage, ballroom and dining facility when it was finished in 1926.
August 26, 2012 |
Sophia Amoruso doesn't care if you're offended by the name of her company. "If it's a big shock when you hear it," she says, "you're probably not our customer anyway. " She's earned the right to be dismissive. Amoruso, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Nasty Gal, a fast-rising e-commerce site that has managed to keep a low profile despite a cult following of young women who can't get enough of the company's edgy and provocative clothing. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month.
February 3, 2012 |
If you're a hit man by trade, then you've already made a deal with the devil, even if those you eliminate fall into the category of human waste of the drug-dealing, kidnapping, warmongering sort. So really, it should come as no surprise that Jay and Gal, the murdering blokes in the twisted horror-thriller "Kill List," have gotten themselves into a bizarre fix, though having to seal a contract in blood should have been a tip-off. The provocative if not exactly pleasurable darkness that creeps into every corner of this latest British import from filmmaker Ben Wheatley takes its time getting to the serious evildoing that the director and his co-writer, Amy Jump, have in mind, however.
July 17, 2011 |
The green fields on the western outskirts of this vast metropolis are dotted with ripening ears of corn, trash and the skeletons of half-built villas abandoned by bankrupt developers. But Dvir Bar-Gal, an Israeli expatriate and photojournalist, saw none of these as he trudged toward a putrid creek, his eyes scouring the ground. Rather, he was looking for something far older: gravestones buried in the mud — the lost relics of this city's vanished Jews "When I go out to these villages filled with peasants it's almost like I've gone back to another era," he said.
June 16, 2011 |
Sasha Alexander had suspicions about her character from the start. But it wasn't until Maura Isles obsessed over a date's skin condition that Alexander got it: She was playing a geek. "She held his hand and said, 'You have very dry hands.' And she couldn't get it out of her head," recalls Alexander, whose Isles character is a medical examiner on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles. " "He was so weirded out, he left dinner. That moment solidified it for me. That's when I realized she was a geek — she can't control herself around the things she knows so much about.
May 13, 2011 |
From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex ? so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her ? it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view. For the Mars crowd, that means real people in real relationships, real raunchy, real funny. Thank you, Kristen Wiig for every single one of those old-school Rs. In fact, so unusual is this sort of humor in testosterone-driven ha-ha-Hollywood these days, it almost makes me ha-ha-happy that producer Judd Apatow is currently the industry-anointed 800-pound clown prince, since it probably took all 800 pounds of his princely powers to get this film made.