HANNAH RAY X GK

You might’ve seen Hannah Ray work with our friends at T.U.K. Footwear, or from her blog. She stopped by our office last week for a quick photoshoot, and we had the chance to sit down with her and talk about blogging, trends, and her style. 

How did you get into blogging?
When I turned sixteen, I tried to start modeling, and I was too short. I couldn’t get into any agencies, so I started to do my own thing with photographers. I always wanted to do more lifestyle stuff, so I would talk to brands about wearing their stuff. So just networking and doing my own thing, and it turned into brands contacting me. I love getting to wear and style clothes from my favorite brands!

How is blogging different than traditional modeling?
With modeling, you get signed to an agency and sent out to do stuff. With blogging, you have more creative freedom and can seek out and get to bring in your own touch/style and make it your own thing.


What’s your favorite trend?
I would say muscle tees, crop tops. I will buy a guy’s shirt and cut it how I want it. I never used to like anything high waisted, but now I’m more okay with it. I like seeing what comes and goes, and sometimes it funny to look back on what we use to wear.

You’re a photographer too, how did you get into that?
I always wanted to be a bigger part of creating the way photos looked, and I couldn’t do that if I was just the subject. I used to mess around with a self timer and editing, and would always borrow my friends camera until I had my own.  It’s just something that I’ve wanted to do and now I love it.

Do you see yourself going more into photography, or are you going to stick to blogging?
I would love to expand and grow as much as I can in photography, see where it takes me. I will always blog and play in front of the camera though as well.

What advice would you give to someone who’s looking to be a blogger?
Don’t do what everyone else is doing just because they’re doing it. Be you, be creative, if there’s a certain way you like to dress, pieces you want to put together, do that. Focus on your style, and what you have to offer.

You can keep up with her and get some style inspiration from her blog: http://www.captainhanski.com/

Our outfit of the day, featuring our Black Mischief Muscle Tank! It’s a hot one today, how are you guys beating the heat?

Last day to enter our giveaway with T.U.K.! Check out our Instagram to see how you can win the perfect back to school outfit: @glamourkills

We’re announcing the winner on 9/2, stay tuned!

DIY - GK PREMIUM DENIM

Distressing denim is an easy way to customize your brand new Glamour Kills Premium Denim! All you need is a pair of scissors, denim, and a small piece of cardboard.

Before distressing denim, make sure you figure out where your knee hits on the denim. Then, slide a piece of cardboard inside the leg to make sure you don’t fray the back of your denim.

You can distress your denim horizontally or vertically, by carefully running the edge of your scissors down or across your denim. Add as many holes as you like, and then machine wash cold to get rid of any remaining fabric.

What cool ways do you guys customize your denim?

Check out this message from Jordan and Chad from New Found Glory about the GK Tour!

For updates, content, and tickets go to www.theglamourkillstour.com

To Pre- order New Found Glory’s new record “Resurrection” go to hoplessrecords.com/resurrection

Video by Megan Thompson

STAY WEIRD: http://smarturl.it/StayWeird

Photo: Shelby Parks shlebyleeanne.com

STACY ROBUSTELLI - GIRLS OF SUMMER WINNER

Congratulations Stacy for winning our Girls of Summer contest! She’s just about to start her freshman year at University of Miami, and plans on studying neuroscience.

Her favorite summer memory is going to Warped Tour. She made sure to catch her favorite bands, including We Are The In Crowd and The Summer Set. She also caught one of her favorite bands, The 1975, at Governors Ball earlier this summer.

Stacy describes her style as a mix of girly and tomboy, and she definitely rocks the Wasted Daze Skirt and Visionary Military Surplus Vest with her versatile sense of style. It was great having her at GK Headquarters, and we wish her the best of luck as she starts classes at University of Miami!

Keep an eye out for more contests, we love getting to know you guys.

#wcw alert- Jenna of Tonight Alive killing it at Pukkelpop in our Mischief Muscle Tank.

The Glamour Kills Tour with New Found Glory is coming up fast. Reblog and tag a friend you’re going with!

GK x T.U.K. Back to School Giveaway! Need that perfect outfit for your first day back at school? Repost this image on Instagram and tag #WinTUKGK for a chance to win this awesome outfit including the T.U.K shoes, as well as a $50 T.U.K. giftcard!

Must be following both @glamourkills and @tuk_footwear on Instagram to win.

Our Acoustic Weekend starts tomorrow! Who are we seeing at the Middle East in Boston with Vinnie Caruana and Brian Marquis?

Tickets here: http://tktwb.tw/1nbXAGH
Philadelphia, 8/22: http://ticketf.ly/1rSJIFu
Amityville, 8/23: http://ticketf.ly/1mfwYoP

Who doesn’t love an awesome free show? Our friends at No Sleep Records announced their No Sleep til CMJ II showcase, we’ll be there October 21st at The Paper Box in Brooklyn! Doors are at 6pm, 18+ only.

RSVP here: nslp.co/nscmj

We hung out with the dudes from The Maine at Vans Warped Tour, check out an exclusive acoustic video of Sad Songs.

Video by Tom Falcone: falconephoto.tumblr.com

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Hannah Ray is totally one of our girl crushes, check out how she styled her GK on her blog: www.captainhanski.com

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WAYS TO WEAR IT - 90’S VIBES

The 90’s are making a huge comeback this fall! Stay rad with this perfect back to school 90’s inspired look!

Party Sleep Repeat Scoop Tee
Glamour Kills Black Premium Denim
Urban Outfitters Renewal Denim Jacket
QUAY Sunglasses
T.U.K. Viva Mondo Boots

Shop our 90’s Vibes collection

LYNN GUNN - GLAMOUR KILLS

PVRIS has been a band that’s been on our ones to watch list for a while, and we had a chance to catch up with Lynn gunn again on Warped Tour!

1. Tell us about how the band started, and before you guys signed to Rise.

LG: Alex, Brian and I were actually all in a band prior to this one and we went into the studio to record an EP together. During that time we ended up taking a completely different direction with our music and therefore decided to just make a new band. That eventually came to be PVRIS! 
2. What are some of the hardest things about being in a band?

LG: Some of the hardest things? To be honest, I can’t think of anything. We all think it’s pretty easy to be in a band!
3. You guys recently signed to Rise Records, what stood out about the label?

LG: One thing that immediately stood out was the freedom they gave us to make whatever music we want. They also 100% believed in and supported our vision as a band, which is extremely important. A lot of people make the assumption that labels have a big influence on the way their bands sound, which is true in many cases, but Rise is incredibly hands-off and open when it comes to that stuff, which is hard to find these days.
4. You’re the first female fronted band to be signed to Rise Records, which is a pretty awesome accomplishment. What’s the coolest part about being known as the first female fronted band signed to the label? 

LG: I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing until recently, people keep pointing it out to me, haha. It feels super cool!
5. Do you feel any pressure to sound or act a certain way on or off stage? How do you stay true to yourself?

LG: Not really, except I do feel a little bit more pressure to not be a socially awkward weirdo when I’m on stage… but it still manages so slip out every single show. I suppose that’s how I stay true. As much as I wanna go up and be a huge badass on stage, I’m really just an awkward stringbean who likes making cat noises.

6. What advice can you give to girls (or really anyone) who wants to start a band?

LG: To believe in themselves and to work work work! If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen.

You can catch PVRIS on The Honey Moon Tour with Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, and Major League, you can get tickets here.

Photos by Tom Falcone: falconephoto.tumblr.com

http://www.pvris.com/

TAY JARDINE - GLAMOUR KILLS PREMIUM DENIM

GK started as a small clothing company based in Poughkeepsie, NY, so working with a band from our hometown is something special for us. Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd is one badass frontwoman, and has stayed true to herself throughout the years. We’re proud to share the same roots, and have her in our Glamour Kills Premium Denim.

Watch our full length Glamour Kills Premium Denim Video: http://youtu.be/yU9qe-2AqUw

Shop our Denim Look Book: http://www.glamourkills.com/lookbook/bts14-denim-lookbook

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Photos by Tom Falcone: http://falconephoto.tumblr.com/

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Robin Williams was a huge inspiration to us all at GK, and the world lost a creative soul yesterday. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.

Depression can affect anyone. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, self harm, or suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-442-HOPE, or go to www.hopeline.com for more help. 

THE JENNA SURPLUS JACKET

This jacket is for those who dare to be adventurous and march on a path less traveled. We were inspired by our friend Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive, and her daring spirit. She takes her fearless attitude on stage every night, taking any challenge that comes her way. She represents the adventurous free thinker this jacket was made for, and a jacket she can bring on the road or any journey she takes.

Jenna McDougall is Glamour Kills, We are GK.

www.glamourkills.com

http://www.tonightaliveofficial.com/

Photos by Jered Scott: http://jeredscott.tumblr.com

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