Thursday, October 25, 2012

BBLA and ASOS for Halloween!


Check out this cool collab that we did with ASOS for their annual Halloween edition. 
"Own the dance-floor in killer looks inspired by six of the USA’s coolest fashion and music movers-and-shakers as they serve up their horror-tastic Halloween cheat-sheets and playlists. Get your trick or treat on..."

Check me out with 5 other kick-ass chicks from LA to NY! We all put together some must haves from the loved fashion E-tailer as well as fun Halloween playlist! Thanks ASOS for having us!

-Monique 

Friday, October 12, 2012

What to sell to BBLA for the fall

As the leaves cascade into the streets and the temperature drops in DTLA, we couldn't be more excited about gearing up Buttons & Bows for the cuddlepalooza weather. Tis' the season of layering, rich bold colors, patterns, and luxe-fabric accessories. During the fall, we celebrate bed head, worship beanies, cashmere scarves,  and layer the softest wool knits underneath our well-constructed coats. We here at BBLA are on the prowl for all current designer/vintage fall essentials for both men and women! We work consignment and buy/sell so bring us everything from your designer umbrellas, spats, wellies, gloves, supple leathers, scarves, jackets, hats, trench coats, vests, plaids, thermals, maxi skirts, booties, thigh-highs, jeans, slacks, purses, satchels, belts, jewelry.....WHEW..you get it!

Stay cozy kids.

-Monique  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Something for the Hommes




Available at BBLA: Doc Martens, ACNE slacks, ACNE cardi, Bob Mackie shades, Christian Dior cashmere scarf, Marc Jacobs Mesh T


Boys on the brain. Tis the season ain't it? Cuddle weather? Cuddlepalooza? #NEED
Come see us at the store! We have all the clothes that we want to dress our imaginary boyfriend(S) in.

xo,

Monique

Fall Essentials



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xo,

Monique

Mettle Fair Trade









So our business card just got charged and our shipment is on its way! These pieces are just divine and even better in person! We can't believe that we are exclusively carrying Mettle Fair Trade in downtown Los Angeles! Unreal.

As seen in many editorials, blogs, and on some celebrity sightings, Mettle Fair Trade is fairly new to the jewelry swag scene. The award winning 'mettle - Fair Trade' range is the brain bank of Melbourne based fashion designer Brianna Hallihan, established after years of working within the industry both locally and abroad in London and Paris.

After work placement at the likes of Alexander McQueen and Martin Grant and post grad studies at Central Saint Martin`s London - mettle was conceived in Cambodia en route back home to Aussie land. Each piece is fair trade accredited, limited edition and hand made using recycled bomb shell metal from the Khmer Rouge and Recycled Lucite. The entire range is produced in Cambodia and Indonesia within a small, not for profit income generation and skills training project owned by it`s members.

All pieces are finished to the highest quality standards with our aim being to bridge the gap between design driven pieces and fair trade ethics. 

Not only are we supporting sustainable fashion all encompassing they follow Fair business dealings and supports small disadvantaged producers through a business relationship which is fair and non exploitative. They also make sure people are well-supported seeing producers as people; not just producers of goods.

Now do some good, rock the swag, and support Fair Trade business! Sustainable fashion is ruling supreme and is in keeping with all that Buttons & Bows stands for. Visit our DTLA location next week!

xo,

Monique


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Whambulance

Wearing from BBLA LANVIN knit cardigan, vintage necklace, Jeffrey Campbell metallic booties, and Balenciaga bag. I'm wearing it with this kick ass slit skirt from Nasty gal and my American Apparel crop top.




Couldn't help it.  How could I? When you own a consignment shop, all you want to do is have an imaginary life of dressing in extraordinary things that don't belong to you. Here I am wearing a Lanvin knit cardigan, Jeffrey Campbell metallic oxblood booties, and the Balenciaga bag. One of my favorite jewelry pieces to hit the store is the vintage modernist bib necklace that I am wearing up above. Yes, yes sacrificial lamb am I. Call the Whaaaaa-mmmbulance.

xo,

Monique

Favourite things

Buttons & Bows new arrival: Silk Robert Rodriguez Jumpsuit
Buttons & Bows new arrival: Stella McCartney vegan leather hand bag
Buttons & Bows new arrival: Calvin Klein thigh high boots
Buttons & Bows new arrival: Pony Hair spotted oxfords
Buttons & Bows new arrival: Thee cutest pair of lace up oxfords we've ever seen.
Buttons & Bows new arrival: The best-broken in boots like these Christian Dior boots




Some of our favorite things to hit the store this week. Too much good stuff! 

xo,

Monique