Monday, December 16, 2013

[Video of the Day] Fiona Bevan and Adam Glover - 'Home' - Official Music Video







Its always so nice to see Buttons and Bows LA customers doing amazing things in this world and with a voice like that we can not wait to see Fiona live next time she's back in LA!!!!!! Plus, everything Fiona is rocking is straight from the Buttons and Bows LA closet and I had so much fun helping Fiona grab some items for this video shoot!





To learn more about Fiona Bevan (who co-wrote "Little Things" w/ Ed Sheeran for One Direction) follow her on any of her social media sites below! 

-Roderick-

BBLA BRANDS WE LOVE: Introducing Lauren Cecchi New York






Good day there Buttons and Bows homies!!!!! Tis I, Roderick and with so many brands and labels sprouting up all the DAMN time, we figured we should start introducing some of the new up and comers and brands we love to our readers and customers. Also, how insane is it when we actually get these dope pieces in stores for you to buy!!!!! I know… I’m just as excited as you are!!!!


*White Lauren Cecchi Sorella handbag*


The story behind this label and how it came on our radar here at BBLA is suuuuuper random. So back in late 2012, I (Roderick) was chosen as one of the top 5 candidates to vie for an assistant buying position with Gilt Groupe on a show called The Job. Of course, my/our episode did not end up ever airing but I ended up bonding with all the contestants and kept in touch, via how folks keep in touch now days in 2013 (Twitter, Fbook, Insta… etc.).


*Lauren Cecchi (in Red) and I with the other 3 contestants during taping of The Job on CBS*


 Lauren Cecchi, one of the contestants, was rocking this great looking bag on her instagram account and I realized she started a new line and immediately told her I had to rep her bags in Cali!!!! Like I HAD TOOO!!!! It was that serious and the bags are as well. Simple, classic, and dare I sound ridiculous and cheesy, but incredibly chic!

And now we are here… I’m super stoked to introduce you all to Lauren Cecchi New York ! All handmade in the New York city’s garment district and materials all sourced from the US as well!!!!  So as it’s now coming up on the end of Lauren Cecchi New York Fall 2012 outreach, this first season of hers definitely set the tone for the years to come. Not only will Lauren Cecchi New York be featured on the show, The Good Wife, in its 1st episode airing in the new year, but she also landed a booth at this coming ENK for Fraiche @ Circuit, which is a new platform for emerging accessories designers showcasing handpicked labels based on their creative skills, craftsmanship, quality and originality.
Right now you can order a Lauren Cecchi bag online at http://www.mcssl.com/store/laurencecchi. and any West Coast retailers looking to possibly carry the bags, don’t be shy to reach out to me at  Roderick@laurencecchi.com.


*Lauren Cecchi w/ Lucky Editor in Chief Eva Chen*


*Lauren Cecchi w/fashion blogger  Saucy Glossie*


*Lauren Cecchi W/ Nicole Richie at Style Tag event @Henri Bendels NYC*

Check out how the bags are made HERE  and a video introducing Lauren Cecchi New York during this past New York Fashion Week HERE.

What do you all think of this new line!?

-Roderick-

BBLA FAM: LA Canvas Future Party


What: LA Canvas Future issue release party
Where: Dirty Laundry (Hollywood)
When: Nov. 21st
Who: De'la, Agnes, and Roderick




Shout out to the folks over at LA Canvas, Guest of a Guest LA, and The Tommy B for the photos! We had an excellent night taking over that dance floor and can't wait to see you guys for the next issue release party!!!!!

-Roderick-


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Latest Obsession: and its not even out yet!

Givienchy x Erykah Badu

Now I may be reblogging this in the future once the rest of the images are release, but I must say I am already sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the Spring 2014 Givienchy campaign featuring the stunning Erykah Badu. 




Stay tuned for more and catch the interview at Style.com

xx De'La

BBLA Fam Introduces: Agnes

Get to know us, get to love us! Join the BBLA Fam as we do a little digging into our personal lives! 



AGNES

Where are you from?: Portland, Oregon

Social Media: AgnesOfGod Facebook

How would you describe your style?: Simple, Minimalist, "Fast-Forward". I'm really into silhouettes before trend, color blocking, and texture.  

Whats yo sign: Double Libra. And couldn't be more fabulous. 


Favorite clothing era: I love LOVE the late 80's early nineties. When abstraction and avante garde was the motivation for fashion and high-fashion grandios was conceived. I think what best characterizes that time was either a Pet Shop Boy video or an Everything but the Girl music video. 

If you had a lifetime supply of any designer who would it be? Philip Lim. Or if the Universe was on a budget - Zara. 


Philip Lim 
 Philip Lim


 Zara
Zara

What do you do in your free time: I design acrylic accessories, menswear and tailor clothing for men and women. 
Spirit animal: Madonna 

Words to live by: "It's universal law everything, the good, the bad, and the most difficult, has to end as they began."

Favorite Song/Band/Station: "I'm God" Clams Casino
What were you wearing in high school: Neon Colors, Raver Pants and Candy Bracelets I never really got from raves. 

Current obsession: Fendi anything and garments with nickel zippers

Man Crush: George Lewis Jr. from Twin Shadow 

Woman Crush: Nista Permpoon NYC Stylist  & Michelle Harper Fashion Extremist 

Favorite piece in the shop:  
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 Want more from Agnes? Follow her!!! 
     Instagram: AgnesOfGod 
    Facebook: Facebook





Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Sounds: Ella Eyre

Recently discovered this 19 year old songstress and shes definitely got it going on!

xDe'La

Enjoy.


Monday, November 25, 2013

What ya wearing? OOTD Ft. De'La






THE LBD!

As I browsed through the shop, searching for the perfect outfit to play dress up in, I thought about how a woman could never have too many LBD's! Tried and true I went and checked my own personal closet and realized I probably do have waaaayy too many. The Little Black Dress is essentially perfect for those days when you are just completely sure you have absolutely nothing to wear! 

Oh and of course for dancing in. 





Friday, November 22, 2013

Jammin: With The House of Marley


 During this month's Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk, the BBLA team got down to some groovin sounds with the House of Marley crew to host a pop up shop with the HOM merchandise. Not only did 6th street get to enjoy the best reggae sounds by the House of Marley dj squad, we had some amazing Jamaican Patties provided by Wi Jammin, and the tastiest Fair Trade quinoa vodka cocktails from Fair Spirits! All items are still in the shop so come on down and get those Christmas gifts out the way!

The night was good and I caught some snaps of the action, including an impromptu dance moment!

 By De'La Marquece






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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BBLA Fam Introduces: Roderick


Get to know us, get to love us! Join the BBLA Fam as we do a little digging into our personal lives! 

by De'La Marquece



RODERICK

Where are you from: The Nappy Natti aka The Nasty Natti aka Cincy

Social Media: Twitter: akaroderick
                       Instagram: roderickhjr 
                       Tumblr: NappyTHreads
                       Pinterest: RoderickHuntley
How would you describe your style: Style can't be described.

Whats yo sign: Sun: Leo, Rising: Gemini, Moon: Aquarius 

Favorite clothing era: All of them. 

If you had a lifetime supply of any designer who would it be? Dries Van Noten or Haider Ackerman or Whomever Raf Simons is designing for.

Dries Van Noten
Haider Ackerman


Raf Simons



What do you do in your free time: I rep a couple of accessories labels and a clothing label. RB of McD www.rbofmcd.com, Lauren Cecchi New York www.laurencecchi.com, and McMarden www.mcmarden.com Roam the streets... Thrift... Make new friends... I used to blog (www.nappythreads.blogspot.com) But now I just flirt with all the beautiful people of this city!

Spirit animal: hmmmm...

Favorite Song/Band/Station: '90s hip hop and R&B

What were you wearing in high school: what every other Midwestern suburban kid was rocking... Abercrombie, j. Crew... Blah blah blah blah... Kinda uninteresting fits. I spent a lot of time in Adidas and soccer warmup suits back then as well.

Current obsession: Tender Greens & Downtown LA

Man Crush: Michael Basilli Woman Crush: Lisa Bonet

Favorite piece in the shop: That Vintage Nina Ricci beaded dress. I love the story behind it and I look forward to the day someone else comes in and falls in love but wants to tweak it in a modern way... Or just in her own way. I mean, that's what I love about clothes... The same piece looks and can stands out for different reasons depending on the individual rocking it! 
I also love the Surface by Air cardigan we have in the men's section. The pattern is dooooooooope! I'd rock it with a mono top and bottom look. Like a chocolate on chocolate or white on white or red on red or even a yellow on yellow :-)!


Words to live by: Everyday's a fashion show. -me. 
Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw



Want more from Roderick? Follow him!!!
Twitter: akaroderick
     Instagram: roderickhjr 
     Tumblr: NappyTHreads
            Pinterest: RoderickHuntley

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Musing Over - Saint Heron


One of my biggest inspirations if you weren't aware is Solange Knowles. Now if you are not already a fan of hers, I suggest you take the time out to do some research on this amazing being. Now not only does she make some beautiful R&B sounds that generally set me into a nice throw back /90s mood, she has a timeless style and a wonderful ear (she dj's too). And not to mention the hair! Definitely a trendsetter for this century in her own light. I could go on.....Ok enough of my girl crushing. The point of this post is SAINT HERON. For those that don't know Saint Records is Solange's new boutique label and SAINT HERON is the soon to be released compilation featuring some extraordinary out of the box R&B crooners. Set to release on vinyl, cd and digitally, the artists included are Kelela, Sampha, Jhené Aiko, Petite Noir, Cassie, Jade De La Fleur, Starchild, India Shawn, and Iman Omari. Also featured are LA's own B.C. Kingdom, who are dear friends of mine that I couldn't be more proud of. The first single off of the compilation is from MD/DC native and my new obsession Kelela called Go All Night.




Sit back relax, and take a trip with a beautiful new voice that I hope you'll enjoy!
 

x De'La

Throwback Thursday

an ode to a few faces that will never go out of style.








Shalom Harlow











Naomi Campbell







Tyra