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May 2, 2018

Spare Room Coffee is the creation of Sam Han and Jonny Low, UCLA students with an indie coffee pop-up looking to combine coffee and community. Featuring pour over and cold brew from Cat & Cloud Coffee, Oatly oat milk, and fresh pastries, Spare Room attracts students and those that happen upon their weekly pop-up and pop-ups at various events like JACOMA brunches. We caught up with Sam to talk about startups, the LA coffee scen...

October 10, 2017

YouTube began as a video sharing website, reserved for puppy videos and eyeshadow reviews. Yet, over the past few years, it has grown to house some of the most talented content creators and short-film makers around today. While cute puppy videos and makeup tutorials still have a place on YouTube, the platform has become a way for talented, creative individuals to share their message with giant audiences at the click of a butto...

September 2, 2017

 Photo of Devon Carlson by Riley Taylor as featured in Mad Sounds Magazine Issue 25

Devon Carlson, co-founder of Wildflower Cases; designer and female entrepreneur, was the cover star for Mad Sounds' latest issue (No. 25). We sat down with her to talk about girl power, business, and self-love -- and also some of her inside favorites spilled below. Check out the full conversation here.

MS: Who is your ultimate style icon?

DC:...

August 26, 2017

Photo of Ashley Seryn by Emily Acosta

After sitting down with LA/OC based photographer Ashley Seryn for Mad Sounds Issue 25, we took some time to discuss her favorite everything in this exclusive lifestyle Q + A. Check out the full conversation about her photography and girl power here

MS: Favorite article of clothing you own?

AS: My Reformation mid-crop flares. Think the perfect fitting, buttery soft pair of denim jeans.

Must-...

August 22, 2017

Photo by Aidan Doyle featuring Albina Silchuk for Mad Sounds Magazine Issue 24 

Hair up, music playing. I pencil in my otherwise sparse eyebrows. I make weird faces into my mirror as I apply mascara. I suck in my cheeks as I fan bronzer along my bone structure.

This is my ritual for getting ready, a process mimicked by most women.

But also a societal expectation that transcends a makeup routine. I was 16 when I created my own rhy...

June 28, 2017

Photo by Oliver De La Cruz featuring Cailin WIlliams for Mad Sounds Magazine Issue 24 

Everybody in identical gowns. A plethora of awards and diplomas. Four hundred caps being thrown ecstatically in the air. Graduation day was a blur of kids running around in green and black (my school colors), taking photos with supportive friends and family, and walking nervously across a stage trying not to trip and fall while keeping the ca...

June 27, 2017

Photo by Regan Norton featuring Kyra Nickel for Mad Sounds Magazine Issue 23

Every day I try my best to use my platforms to either spread positivity, to challenge people's way of thinking, and or to just help people see things from a different perspective. As a creative and writer, I’m always thinking, always coming up with new ideas, and always trying to interpret things in a different light.  

Today I wanted to make a pos...

June 14, 2017

Photo by @indiesunshine on Instagram

Bandsintown

If you are a concert junkie like me, then you would love this app! Bandsintown is my go-to app to find out when my favorite artists and musicians are going on tour or are having a show that’s near me. With this app, you can customize a list of all the artists you like and be notified whenever they are performing in your area. This app also make it easier to purchase tickets by pro...

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