Before we get started I should forewarn you- if you are easily offended, please stop reading now and coming back on Monday for a happy sunshine filled post featuring tasty treats... Today however, we will be headed in a different direction.
Remember a while back when I told you that I, A)am a founding member of the GHC and B)am an avid fan of the term 'Girl Crush'... Well friends, today I bring to you two fellow members of the GHC who are completely worthy of a good old fashioned girl crush.
These two women inspire me on the daily. Their taste in fashion is next level. Their eye for beauty is on point, and they know how to place a tasteful curse word into nearly any (and every) conversation.
Marissa Kulha, excuse me, Boswell, is a total babe and a half who works as the merchandising genius behind BlackLamb by day and moonlights as a tequila drinking, O.C. loving, ramen addict by night. Ryann Lambay is a woman not easily won over (trust me, I know) however, once you do so, you bet your ass she is the coolest, most loyal, person you may ever add to your rolodex. Founder and Owner of BlackLamb, Ryanns opinions and style are the result of years of travel, culture immersion, airport run-ins, and old school hip-hop. These two women are incredible on their own without a doubt, but together they form the potent cocktail known as Alice & Clark (2 parts tequila, 1 part Campari, with a splash of chile, lime, and the sweet finish of honey [hot and spicy on first encounter, sweet and incredible from there on out]).
Seriously though, girl crush 2013 has only just begun, and I could think of no one more suited to kick things off.
Ladies and gentlemen, Alice & Clark-
Q.Favorite food for when you need eat your feelings?
A. clark: burgers.
alice: pasta out of the pot.
Q.Favorite food to stuff your face with on a regular basis (when feelings aren't involved)?
A. clark: good burgers.. but i’ve been known to go to mcdonald’s directly followed by burger king.
alice: chili dogs.
Q.How do you take your coffee?
A. clark: iced.
alice: black as night.
Q.How would you describe your personal style?
A.we’re going to answer for one another...
clark: like she’s perpetually about to board a plane for a very exotic locale.
alice: relaxed with a twist, but always in neutrals. like a white penelope cruz.
￼Q.Who are Alice and Clark?
A.a very unlikely partnership / friendship of epic proportions.
A. clark: rock star.
alice: translator at the UN. or the editor of vogue.
Q.Most hated fashion faux-pas?
A. clark: capris. the bandage dress.
alice: not wearing pants, ill-advised crop tops, not dressing your age.
Q.Little luxury you can’t live without?
A. clark: candles and a nightly charcuterie board.
alice: daily nespresso, expensive face creams.
Q.Wine or cocktail?
A. clark: wine.
Q.Currently crushing on?
A. clark: clint eastwood, but only in dirty harry.
alice: the hot chef husband on Mistresses.
A. clark: damien rice.
alice: lykke li.
Q.Your perfect day?
A. clark: usually with alice, in a foreign city, eating like lumberjacks and drinking like vikings.
alice: pretty much the same as clark’s... that, or on a beach. alone.
Q.Favorite place on planet earth?
A. clark: kuantan, malaysia.
alice: paris. or pyramid point, michigan.
Q.Advice you would give to floundering fashionistas?
A. clark: keep it simple.
alice: find a flattering uniform and wear the shit out of it. when in doubt, navy.
A. clark: pitbull. after all, he is mr. worldwide.
Q.Catch phrase of choice?
A. clark:DAMN, GINA! or “and there you have it.”
alice: usually something obscene, definitely not printable. (go fuck yourself)
Q.Currently lusting after?
A. clark: anything proenza schouler or rick owens as always.
alice: anything from damir doma, a rack of isabel marant white tees. and a lobster roll.
A. clark: poorly dressed, mindless people.
alice: oblivious people.
Q.What was the inspiration behind Blacklamb?
A. clark: boredom.
Q.What can we look forward to from you babes this coming year?
A. clark: more of the same.
alice: more misadventures, better skin, hopefully a detailed post about me finding the holy grail of lobster rolls.
Q.Where are you going on your next adventure?
A: clark: new york.
alice: new york. not together.
Q.Given our shared fondness for curse words, what words, used normally, do you find particularly offensive?
A. clark: noodles.
alice: panties. jagerbomb.
I know... I know. They are just the best and I am genuinely sorry that you don't get to have them in your life on the daily (to be fair, I don't get to anymore either, which is a great tragedy).
I would highly recommend reading more of their misadventures and following their inspirations/motivations, and/or clicking here to purchase some of their (incredible)wares; these things may be some of the best decisions of your life.
My darling Mar and Ryann, you are the best babes, baddest bitches, and coolest kids I know. Thank you for taking the time to be in this series. Love you to the moon and back (duh).
*Photos pulled from the lovely confines of the Alice&Clark website.