a fashion editorial straight outta 1976


your dream yearbook photo lives here.

You know that episode of Lizzie McGuire where Hilary Duff (AKA Lizzie) ends up wearing a green-paint-covered unicorn sweater on picture day? We're guessing a character from a live action teen-sitcom isn't the only person to have experienced awkward picture days in school. If you ask us, it always felt so strange because people put too much pressure on them.

From this new photoshoot inspired by yearbook photos in the 1970s, photographer team Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe (the boyfriend-girlfriend duo behind wiissa--which, yes would be their celeb couple name if they had one) created an exclusive editorial for NYLON that basically features the yearbook we wish we had.

Inspired by the year 1976, these take us back to when Lux realizes Trip has left her all alone on the football field in The Virgin Suicides, but then someone quickly tells her to get her shit together for picture day.

Even though we can't wait for you to check out this dreamy shoot, there are a few things you might want to know about the quasi-nomadic duo who are part of fun projects like this one all the time. 

The pair met in middle school and have been dating and working together since moving from a small island off the coast of Miami to New York, and then LA (and then back again). Along the way, they'd go on photographic road trips. Now, as a team, wiissa have carved out a niche made of good vibes, sunshine, and bellbottoms; looking at their super-8-soaked photos you get a true appreciation for the past without it feeling like stills from a retired costume department. And we're not the only ones who think so; Cult Records, UNIF, and pop duo Jack + Eliza have all commissioned their work.

At this point, their photography has gone from just a fun thing to post online, to gaining representation by Nouvelle Vague LA and being featured at Milk Studios for Flickr's first-ever global 20 Under 20 competition--all of which we just had to know more about. So we've asked Vanessa and Wilson to give their perspectives on each other: what Wilson's high school superlative would be and what Vanessa's favorite thing to do after school is.

Here's what happened...


What is it like to work with a significant other on-set?
It's amazing and super convenient. We can work at any time and anywhere since we're always together. It definitely takes the right type of couple to be compatible in the business sense too, and we've been really lucky to have each other!

What was Wilson’s high school superlative?
He was actually homeschooled then, so he was the only kid in his "class"...I say he wins everything.

If Wilson was a movie from the '70s which would he be?
Our favorite movie, En kärlekshistoria.

What’s his most-used emoji?
Pretty sure it's either the lightning bolt or cactus emoji.

Do you guys ever go shopping together?
It's kind of funny, we really don't have that many (cool) clothes, but anytime we find a cool piece, we'll just wear it basically everyday. We both hate shopping so much, so once we've totally worn out our clothes, we'll go and try to find at least one or two pieces we can wear nonstop for a while. The only time we really want to go shopping are for shoots like this one! It's too bad that most of these clothes don't fit either of us though :(

Did you guys get into photography at the same time?
Yeah, basically! We were both doing weird photo and video stuff before we met, but didn't take any of it seriously until we got our first film cameras together.

Did he have a memorable yearbook photo?
This yearbook picture of him is adorable (click the slideshow to check it out!)

His go-to afterschool snack?
Crepes with Nutella 'cause he's a Frenchie.

What do you think about nostalgia being “trendy” ?
I feel like everyone will always love nostalgia, and always love looking at old photos and videos. With the Internet though, we can access all of these old photos so easily, which I think is amazing. I spend hours looking at photos from the '70s and get nostalgic for a time I didn't even live in.

What’s one throwback technology he’s obsessed with?
Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64!

Why class of ‘76?
I actually chose it based off this amazing graphic I saw online that had the 7 and 6 stretching in opposite directions. It just fit perfectly with the shoot too!



What’s it like to work with a significant other on-set?
It’s amazing! I couldn’t do it on my own and would be so unsure of everything. It’s nice to be able to bounce ideas back and forth and always have a second opinion on everything. 

What was Vanessa’s high school superlative?
Hmm, probably class weirdo! Haha.

If she was a song from the '70s what would she be?
“Foxey Lady" by Jimi Hendrix

What’s Vanessa’s most-used emoji?
The three sparkles emoji.

Did she have a memorable yearbook photo?
Check out the photo in the slideshow.

Does Vanessa have any secret talents?
She can moonwalk! 

If she were on the cover of a '70s issue of NYLON, what would she wear?
A huge faux-fur jacket and really flared velvet pants, or an all denim jumpsuit!

What’s the best present you’ve ever given eachother?
Vanessa got me a tandem bike, we don’t do anything separately, haha!  The best present I’ve gotten her was a ticket for her and I to see Jane Birkin live in concert last year.

What do you think about nostalgia being “trendy” ?
I love nostalgia and think it transcends being a trend. I think our generation is really nostalgic of the past because we have such direct access to an overwhelming amount of images, music, and art from various eras. Also, it seems like more than ever the future is shaped by mixing bits and pieces of decades gone by. 

Vanessa’s favorite thing to do afterschool?
A long, long nap! zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

What’s one throwback technology she’s obsessed with?
Super 8 cameras!!

Why class of ’76?
I’m not even sure! Vanessa chose it and it seemed like a good fit for the shoot. Also there’s a vintage Starsky and Hutch shirt used in some images so it had to be after 1975, which is when the show came out.

Photography: wiissa

Styling: wiissa
Model: Impy Lukkarila at Next Models 
Hair: Brian Fisher

Makeup: Hinako Nishiguchi
Clothing: Stylist’s own and a few pieces from Stoned Immaculate Vintage

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Photo by Rachel Dennis


"What do girls even do together?" This question, or some iteration of it, is frequently posed to me once someone finds out I'm bisexual or hears me mention my girlfriend, or if I make any reference to being interested in girls. I would be annoyed by it, but I have empathy because I know how hard this kind of information can be to find. In fact, the details of how two people with vaginas have sex isn't very widespread information. And, I know that I didn't really have all that much information about girl-on-girl sex before, well, actually having it myself. It's precisely this kind of situation that queer sex educator Stevie Boebi is trying to fix.

Boebi has gained a big following for her informational YouTube videos about how to use a strap-on, how to scissor, how to fist someone, how to choose a vibrator for yourself; any question you could have, she will get you an answer. She doesn't shy away from topics that people wouldn't be quick to ask someone about IRL, either, like BDSM. And she covers the kind of things that are definitely not what we're taught in sex education classes—likely not even in the most progressive curriculums. A study from GLSEN notes that only 4 percent of teens reported learning anything positive about queer sex in their sex ed classes, and points out that in some states, it's actually prohibited to mention queerness at all.

Particularly when it comes to sex with two vaginas, the lack of available public education leads to a general lack of understanding of how we have sex, which then leads to a lack of understanding in the queer community, too. "I just think that lesbian sex is so oversexualized, and we're the least educated," said Boebi when I asked her recently why it's so important for her to spread knowledge about queer sex in particular.

Boebi said that she started out on YouTube making videos about technology, but after she came out as a lesbian, her audience flipped from mostly male to mostly female, though she would prefer a less rudimentary gender breakdown ("the algorithm only deals in binaries, sorry," she quipped).

Ultimately, her sexuality led her to change her content entirely, because she wanted to educate people who couldn't find answers to their questions anywhere else—even on the internet.

"I started getting a lot of what I called 'stupid questions' from very confused teenage girls saying, like, 'How do I do it? Can I get AIDs from fingering someone?'" Boebi told me. They were questions that probably should have had easily Google-able answers, but, when Boebi looked for lesbian sex education content to send to fans who were asking her, she came up empty-handed. "I couldn't find anything. I think I found, like, two articles on Autostraddle, and that was it," she said. "And then I was like, Well, shit! If no one else is going to do it, then I guess I will."

Boebi's audience is mainly comprised of 13- to 24-year-olds, so she keeps in mind that she's helping people who may not be experienced, or even out yet. She uses her own experiences to inform her work sometimes, but also researches extensively and talks to people she knows who "have fancy Ph.Ds in sexology and shit," who can answer her questions or point her to resources she should be referencing.

Boebi's charm is in her relatability; even if she's talking about things we've been conditioned to feel shame around, she does it in such an open and honest way that all that shame disappears—as it should. She does this by perfectly meshing professional talk with jokes and sarcasm, and even uses characters based on star signs. She knows the importance of taking on taboo topics, because there are so many people who won't otherwise find answers to their questions. "I don't actually struggle in my everyday life asking people if they've ever been anally fisted before," Boebi joked with me. "I'll take that burden."

And keeping her tone light and humorous is of the utmost importance to her. "When people are laughing, they're comfortable, and I want people to feel comfortable," Boebi said. "And I want people to know that I'm comfortable talking about sex, and they can be, too." It helps also, Boebi told me, that her audience is separated by a screen, and she's not "in a room with a 12-year-old talking about my labia."

Beyond instructional sex videos, Boebi also deals with other rarely discussed facets of sexuality and physicality. Boebi is polyamorous, and talks openly about it, confronting the stereotypes and the misinformation about the identity head-on. And, she was also recently diagnosed with Ehler's Danlos Syndrome after going years without a diagnosis, and she aims to start working more with disabled queer sex educators to make her work more inclusive of people with disabilities. Though she pointed out to me that her work was already encompassing of disabilities, she "hasn't been a part of the disability activist community for very long," and so she has a lot to learn.

And, though Boebi's happy that she has the platform she does, she wants a more inclusive array of sex educators to join the scene. "My voice is my voice, and it's unique to me, but I think there should be way more," she noted. "Especially people [with intersectional identities]. That would make me so happy if we could diversify sex educators."

And, though Boebi says there's no "ideal way" to educate people about sex, she's definitely on a better track than the public education system, and she makes clear that there's nothing shameful about sexuality—in fact, it's just a part of being human, and a really fun one, at that.

Photo by Nicholas Hunt / Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

This photo makes me so happy

It can't be understated how big of a phenomenon the Spice Girls were during the late '90s. Their impact was felt from the bustling streets of London to the dry desert land of Scottsdale, Arizona. The latter place is where a young Emily Jean Stone was so immersed in fandom that she asked her second-grade teacher to call her Emma, after Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton. Fast-forward a couple of decades, and Emily is the Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone. What's even better, she's still a huge Spice Girls fan.

Stone went to the Spice Girls reunion tour at the Wembley Stadium in London and finally met the woman who inspired the name the actress is now known by. Bunton shared a photo of the two of them outside of the venue on her Instagram. She captioned the photo: "When Emma met Emma."And even added the hashtag #2become1. I can't figure out if I want to cry from sentimentality or serious envy.

As for Stone, she once cried when Mel "Scary Spice" B. sent her a video message so I can only imagine what this moment felt like for her. Let this be a reminder that even Oscar winners can be stans.

Screenshot via YouTube

The band shared details about their new St. Vincent-produced album that will drop "you into the world of catastrophe"

Sleater-Kinney just shared more information about their St. Vincent-produced album and dropped a new single.

Per Billboard, Sleater-Kinney revealed that their new album, which they've been teasing since early this year and will be their first since No Cities To Love from 2015, will be called The Center Won't Hold. It's due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. "We're always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person—ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness—in the middle of the chaos," Carrie Brownstein said in a statement. Corin Tucker further noted that the new album will "[drop] you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election."

Janet Weiss noted that the band will "explore a different sound palette" with this album, and pointed to St. Vincent as the reason behind it. She said that St. Vincent "has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us."

To satiate us until then, the band released a lyric video for new single, "The Future Is Here," which is very grungy. Bump it, below.

Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here (Official Lyric Video)

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This is so satisfying!

Even Jon Snow knows just how unsatisfying the final season of Game of Thrones was, and he's ready to apologize. Well, a deepfake of him is at least. A heavily-edited version of Snow's speech from the fourth episode—just before the bodies of those lost in the Battle of Winterfell get burned—now features Snow apologizing for the conclusion of the show and lighting the script on fire.

"It's time for some apologies. I'm sorry we wasted your time," Snow begins. "And I know nothing made sense at the end. When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you fucked up! We take the blame. I'm sorry we wrote this in like six days or something," he adds, before signaling to his peers to light the script with torches and "just forget it forever." "Fuck Season 8," he says before the pages begin to crackle and burn.

If there were more lines left to alter, we would have loved to see Snow also tackle how messy Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister's story line ended up, as well as Bran's kingship, Cersei's boring demise, and the water bottle appearance.

Watch the entire deepfake and try to heal the wounds left by HBO below.


Photo by Darren Craig

It premieres today, exclusively via NYLON

In LP's song "Shaken," the most recent single from her 2018 record Heart To Mouth, she tells the story of seeing her lover out with someone else—ouch. Today, exclusively on NYLON, she releases a cheeky animated music video that pokes fun at the song's heightened drama and perfectly demonstrates all the angst that comes with falling hard for someone.

"She looks at you like I used to/ And I'm just sitting in the corner sh-sh-shaken," LP sings, as the visual—with art by Maayan Priva—depicts the singer hanging out in a bar, watching the girl she likes meet up with another girl. Despite the situation's inherent drama, "Shaken" is less of a ballad and more of an upbeat bop. LP told us she loves the way "this little video captures some of the fun of the song, and its inherent comical anxiety." Sure, heartbreak isn't that funny, but our (sometimes) overly dramatic reaction to it kind of is.

"'Shaken' feels like a bit of a wild card on this record," LP says. "It's the closest I've come to writing a musical, which I hope to do one day." We heartily endorse this idea: Please, LP, give us the queer jukebox musical we crave.

Until that day comes, though, you can watch the music video for "Shaken," below.