Monday, November 25, 2013

What ya wearing? OOTD Ft. De'La


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


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


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, Lauren Cecchi New York, and McMarden Roam the streets... Thrift... Make new friends... I used to blog ( 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

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Twitter: akaroderick
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