I read Nasty Galaxy a few weeks ago (I most definitely schedule my Review Tuesdays ahead of time), but I thought that since Nasty Gal (Sophia Amoruso’s company) declared bankruptcy recently that I would bump this review up.
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times–bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints—it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch.
Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia’s philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and don’t-give-a-fuckthought leadership.
Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business—unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.
This book is gorgeous. It’s a coffee style book, with some great pictures and minimal text. That said, I am incredibly happy that I got this book from the library and didn’t buy it. It’s expensive, and for me, it wasn’t worth the price.
I think I was expecting more of a Love Style Life by Garance Dore kind of book, and in comparison Nasty Galaxy was rather bland. It was a collection of things Sophie liked – pictures of her house, quotes, music etc. but it offered no insight into building her company or brand, nor did it provide any kind of narrative in regards to life advice, or advice in general.
To me, it was essentially just a pretty book. Flash, but no substance. I was rather disappointed because I really enjoyed #GirlBoss by her.