SomeGirls, Lifestyle Blog
There’s nothing quite like the art of the side hustle. Enter Mary, Lizard, Meg, and Ashley of Some Girls—the full-time working ladies that lend their free time straight to our screens with what they call “a space to explore.” In this exploratory space, Some Girls takes us on a highly visual journey mixed with playful gifs and inspiring stories of women they admire. The ladies chronicle each feature by creating beautiful imagery and interviews intertwined with their signature vintage vibes. We caught up with them during their exclusive shoot for Lisa Says Gah to chat about all the good stuff—from disco to life advice to keeping the side hustle alive. Check out what they had to say below!
LSG: Tell us about Some Girls. What is it and how did it come to be?
We all met while working at the same clothing store, but Mary started Some Girls around four years ago as her personal blog. She originally wanted the website to be what it is today, but felt that she would work better if she found ladies that propelled her creativity. This worked out perfectly, because we all have different aesthetics and constantly introduce new ideas, music, and culture to each other, so it only made sense that we combined our experiences and start to explore our creativity together.
LSG: Speaking of working together, what was the most challenging part in starting Some Girls?
TIME. It’s very rare that we all have a free day at the same time, so most of our shoots happen on days off or before and after work. Because this is not a paying job, it’s very difficult to keep deadlines and a strict schedule, but we are trying!
LSG: Alternatively, what’s the most rewarding part?
It’s always rewarding fostering a space where we can constantly create on our own terms. Along with that, there’s a certain feeling of fulfillment when you put out something new—we shoot everything on 35mm, so it's always a fun moment when we get the contact sheet back.
It’s also amazing to work with ladies & gents that believe in us as much as we believe in them—it makes the creative process flow and gives us momentum to find our next feature. And lastly, it's always flattering to hear our readers, friends, and family tell us that they love what we are doing!
LSG: We love seeing the photos and reading the stories of the people you feature. How do you find your subjects?
They’re all people we have come across in the city or online and then have built friendships with!
LSG: Tell us a bit more about your shoot for LSG. What inspired your styling?
Mary just moved to a new apartment in Queens with amazing pre-war detailing, so we thought it’d be the perfect place to showcase our favorite vintage juxtaposed with simple tees and sweatshirts. After digging through our archive of inspiration, we realized we were really intrigued by images of iconic women hanging out in their homes, doing completely normal things.
LSG: How do you normally prepare for shoots like this one?
A little beer, a little disco, and a whole lot of clothes.
LSG: Taking it back to the beginning, did you start with a business plan? A lot of people start blogs and sites just for fun but never make a business of it. What's your goal for Some Girls?
In terms of a traditional business plan, absolutely not. We all work full time jobs, so Some Girls represents freedom to us and is our creative investment and outlet—whether it generates income or not has never been a driving force.
Our goal is to continue doing exactly what we're doing and hopefully broaden our outreach in the process. We'd love to feature girls from all over the world and to maintain the integrity that Some Girls was founded on, but we’ll never compromise our vision in exchange for a following or a business—AKA money, honey.
LSG: What are some lessons you've learned along the way in starting your own site and working with a small team?
Follow deadlines and stick to your vision!
LSG: The path to success in fashion can be somewhat mysterious. What's your advice to someone who wants to break in?
I don't think we have broken in yet, but when we have, we will see how we like it. It's so nice to explore these smaller communities created outside of the "fashion world," like Lisa Says Gah—where it's more innovative, progressive, and fun than the industry tends to be. One thing to always keep in mind is to continue to create, regardless of what other people are doing. Find what inspires you and build your vision off that, be confident in the work you produce, and don't ever let yourself rely on credentials.