The Dolls, featured in our Music & Friendship issue, chatted to us about their tastes in music, the 90s, and how on earth people are suppose to keep friendships alive. Some dope advice, from some dope ladies.
What music has inspired you this year?
Chloe Wade: The Dolls
Mia Moretti: The Original Pinettes
Margot: Olafur Arnalds
Where did the name The Dolls come from? All: The Dolls was loosely inspired by the lost Hollywood dream from The Valley of the Dolls. We can all be dreamers and in those dreams you can be anyone you want to be. The Dolls represents a facade, an appearance, a disguise, a celebration, an escape, a shiny vacation to a place where “too much” is the perfect amount.
You guys are like 90’s grunge Drew Barrymore darlings, favorite 90’s song:
CW: Baz Luhrmann- Sunscreen
MM: 2pac- Brenda’s Got a Baby
M: Fiona Apple- Criminal
What spice girls were you growing up?
CW: Scary, but I always wanted to be Posh.
What are the 10 friend commandments?
1. Love each other
2. Support each other
3. Bring out the best in each other
4: Break rules together
5. Enjoy food together
6. Enjoy drank together
7. Dance together
8. Travel the world together
9. Never let your best friend be sad alone
10. Always dress & dream in theme
You hear the phrase “strong, independent woman” in songs, TV shows, movies, and headlines so often these days, it can be tough to remember what it actually means.
Because really, what’s not to love about the idea of independence? It means standing on your own, not needing anyone else, and being totally self-sufficient.
But the thing is, nobody can actually stand on their own with no one around them. We all need help from our friends, or family, and even our followers when it comes to achieving our goals and keeping things 100.
So this is where independence gets tricky. We all want to be trailblazers and girlbosses — but we can’t do it on our own. Sometimes we might have to cut ties with a friend we thought would be lifelong. Sometimes we have to depend on a day job and pursue our real dreams at night, because as independent as we wanna be, we all need cash to stay afloat.
Not to mention figuring out where you boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner fits into it, which is basically a lifelong balancing act.
So this month, we’re looking at what independence means to us, our readers, and our friends. From escaping a cult to dropping out of college to going freelance to making social media your job to leaving an abusive boyfriend, there are so many ways to exercise your independence.
Read all our thoughts about independence and coverage of independent boss b*tches below.