Meet Penny—one of the coolest 17-year-olds on the east coast. She began her work in fashion and culture journalism editing and writing for Things Mag, a Boston-based indie mag “dedicated to giving underrepresented East Coast artists a space to thrive.” Now, she’s a junior in high school and a co editor-in-chief of her own publication, Nether Magazine, a fashion magazine run by teens, for teens that “aims to take back fashion from top-tier corporate magazines” and embodies “the rebellious spirit of those underage, underground, and underestimated.”
Meet AIVA, an empress of the electro-ethereal based in DC. From singer to visual artist to spiritual healer, her talents are as multi-layered as the mystical new age project she has fashioned. After being discovered on MySpace and signed to a label in London, AIVA has now taken control of her visionary projects by producing AIVA AFTER, a multimedia experience that is an ode to her unique and creative expressions fully connecting you to your bliss body. As our #moderngirlcrush of the week, we asked to peek inside her creative process, her experiences working with a label based in London and what it means to be an independent artist of the new age.
Our first featured #moderngirlcrush is Christina Cacouris, a freelance journalist based in NYC. She’s living the dream – interviewing MG faves such as Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., and Daphne Guinness – and she’s only 21! But it doesn’t stop there – she’s also worked on a few projects with Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio. Although she is used to asking the questions, she answered ours on inspiration, her relationship with art, and more. Read on to see why we are #crushin’ on Christina!