Monday, December 29, 2014

Sequins, Glitz, Oh My! NYE BBLA style!

Get the look! Vintage Donna Karan lame wrap dress online & in-store.

Vintage lace 90's  body con dress online & in-store!
Alice + Olivia sequin gown SOLD OUT

Vintage metallic blazer available online & in-store!

Vintage sequin butterfly top! Get the look by adding a black mini! Available online & in-store!  

Or keep it comfy casual with a Vintage GianFranco Ferre red blazer, turtle-neck, and high-waist trousers! All items shown available in-store!          

We love the touch of casual with a mixture of glam!             

Cop Jessica Alba's body con look with this Trina Turk dress here for $89!

Well....we've rounded up our top festive looks for this upcoming New Year Eve celebrations. What better way to say adieu, then a head-turning dress to give you a look as unforgettable as the 2014 year. 

Obviously you can't go wrong with the sequin, metallic, glitter, glam & glitz that is so signature of NYE attire. We've posted some inspiration that we can't wait to try ourselves, as well as some similar babe-on-a-budget friendly options to get the party started that's available online and in-store!

 From the BBLA family we're wishing you a strong & fabulously stylish finish to the new year! 

--Buttons & Bows

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Current Affair: Holiday Style Recap

This Past Saturday, we participated in another A Current Affair! The hottest vintage seller's from around the country convened in Downtown's Cooper Building---home to the showrooms of some of our favorite brands like Wildfox, Trina Turk, and Motel Rocks---to showcase the best of the best. It was a star studded day with looks curated by Hunger Games star, Jena Malone, fresh from her appearance at Miami's Art Basel, and stylist extraordinaire Alia Penner! Also seen browsing the aisles were Nicole Richie, Demi Moore, super models Karen Elson and Imaan Hamman, and Marisa Tormei. The music on deck was provided, once again by KCRW spin-masters and we spent all day dancing to remixes of Toro y Moi and Jungle. Of course, with this many stylish people in one place, I went out scoping some great looks. 

Check it out below!

Looks Curated by Alia Penner

Alia Penner, image by Lani Trock




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cara Delevingne: Chanel's Reincarnation

Is there anything fashion "It Girl" Cara Delevingne  can't do? Earlier this year, she set the internet ablaze after confirming her being cast in 2015's teen blockbuster drama Paper Towns (based on the book written by John Green who brought us this year's tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars), and she also dabbled in a little bit of singing with rap dou Die Antwoord in their new single Ugly Boy. Next up for Cara is the soon to be released editorial short film for Chanel, in which she costars with Pharrell Williams (who also composed the soundtrack.


The film, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld himself,  follows a young Coco Chanel on a trip to Austria in the 50s, on which she meets the inspiration behind the iconic Chanel tweed jacket. Williams and Delevingne portray Austrian royalty Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth. The movie is one part Cinderella, one part Anastasia, and all parts as magical and intricate as the Chanel runway shows of late. It seems like Lagerfeld is really tapping into his sense of theatrics with his latest projects, spinning a new era to the iconic fashion house that takes a much pride in presentation as it does with the clothing they make. We'll have to wait until mid-Decemeber to see the full film but the teaser was just realeased on Chanel's website to hold you over until then, featuring a preview of a Cara and Pharrell duet.

Check it out Below!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Barbie Girls

There aren't many 52 year-olds standing at 11.5 that have remained fashion icons since birth; but then again, there isn't anyone who can come as close to as lavish a lifestyle as that of Barbie. Since her conception in 1956, creator Ruth Handler had her vision set on fabricating a doll that appealed to her young daughter's (and Barbie namesake, Barbara Handler) fashion sense and wild imagination. Prior to her stepping out on the scene, no doll was quite like Barbie. The toy aisles of the 50s were filled with infantile baby dolls that catered to little girls eventual roles as housewives and mothers, but Barbie changed it all. From veterinarian to racecar driver to astronaut, Barbie has done just about everything---all while rocking while rocking six-inch pink pumps and cocktail dresses. While Barbie, like anything in pop culture, is not without her valid critiques, it's hard not to argue that she's an easily identifiable feminist icon: Barbie tells girls they can be anything they want to and still be as pretty as they want. 

Taken from Barbie's Instagram @BarbieStyle
Barbie is unapologetically feminine and tough in a world that constantly tells us girls that we can be one or the other, but never both. This year, Barbie and her friends, Christie, Teresa, and Midge have been inspiring a slew of fashion companies with "Pink and plastic, oh so fantastic" looks. Most notably, Jeremy Scott pegged the doll as his muse for his Spring/Summer Moschino collection this September. The collection was both a parody and celebration of Barbies iconic style. She can even be seen rocking pieces of it on her very own Instagram page (which is pretty much an endless collection of miniature fashion inspiration as Barbie pals around with Diane Von Furstenberg, Karl Laggerfeld, Anna Wintour, and tons of other fashion heavyweights). Following suit is Wildfox Couture's new Look Book and accompanying line which poses two models as the real life Barbie and Christie (minus boyfriends Ken and Steven) in a palatial Malibu dream house. For those of us who have long since outgrown our "My Barbie and Me" dress up gowns, the time has come again to be able to look just like everyone's favorite Doll.

Barbie x Jeremy Scott

From Wild Fox Couture's New Barbie Inspired Lookbook