An Interview with Elle of Creepy Gals

September 15, 2017

Dust Empires: Hey Linda! Tell us about yourself. Linda Chen: Hey! My name is Linda, or sometimes known as Elle (@creepy.gals) on the internet. I’m a Scorpio who loves everything pink and red, is a HUGE Ru Paul Drag Race fan and is an anxious mess most of the time. I have dedicated my life to purs...

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An Interview with Kelsey Keena

May 11, 2017

DE: Hi Kelsey! Tell us about yourself!  Kelsey Keena: Oh goodness, it’s always a challenge for me to just say something about me. But, I’m a 23-year-old girl, with an old soul, from Fullerton. I like to tell people I’m a professional hoarder, and I have an obsession with Dr.Pepper. DE: What ma...

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Vintage Vibes for the Modern Woman: Over the Hill Vintage

April 11, 2017

Over the Hill Vintage is a Fullerton-based brand curated by modern maven Kesley Keena. Her eye for vintage is unparalleled. Check out her shop for these styles and more here. To see Kelsey's article on her blog about her experience click here. To see more of  Lauryn Adkinz's work check out he...

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An Interview with Amy Beams

April 5, 2017

DE: Tell us about yourself AB: Oh my. Jewelry maker living in Beaverton, OR. ( For the last 10+ years, I was an apparel designer for various Orange County based, action sports companies. Right now, I'm an interior designer for my own home. I can also speak to my 3 cats without ev...

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What I learned from quitting my fashion internship

February 3, 2017

Fashion internships are renowned for being terrible. But after heavy competition and numerous unanswered emails, when I heard I’d got the summer placement I felt like I’ve won the lottery. Not all fashion internships can be as bad as The Devil Wears Prada, right?  . Fast forward 8 weeks into...

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Everyday Witch Wear: Foxblood

January 25, 2017

Nestled in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles fashion district, FOXBLOOD is the love child of two cult favorite artists, stage wear designer Lindsay Hearts and illustrator Quyen Dinh of Parlor Tattoo Prints. Check out their  1oo% DTLA-made Foxblood shop here. To see more of  Sarah Christen Mur...

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An Interview with Sarah Christen Murray

December 31, 2016

Dust Empires: How did you get into photography? Sarah Christen Murray: I’ve been playing with cameras ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I had a point & shoot film camera, then graduated to a classy film camera. I started taking photos of landscapes and my pets, and then eventually...

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