Thursday, June 22, 2017

Standfor Shoes



Standfor's initiative encourages you to take a hike. Their latest campaign, "Quit Phubbing," brings a collection of shoes that are wearable and meant for one to wear. Get off your phone, get outside, travel the world or next door. Switch off, talk, interact in real time and in person. This unique shoe brand stands for that.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Standfor shoes, click here.
Big Thanks to Carlos Luis Ramalhão of Standfor for making this feature possible!


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M


Friday, June 16, 2017

Brooklyn Owl



Magic Awaits! Brooklyn, New York is the home to the world's only Unicorn Horn boutique, Brooklyn Owl. This adorable little shop is enchanting to say the least. Beyond taking each visitor on a magical journey, the boutique boasts a wide selection of handmade unicorn horns as well as a selection of other goodies; including fabulous hair clips and charming apparel. Fun for children, adults and pets alike, Brooklyn Owl is a wonderful and interactive must-visit attraction and must-shop spot for every dreamers out there. 

To learn more, see more and to shop at Brooklyn Owl, click here.
Big Thanks to Brooklyn Owl Founder, Annie Bruce, for sharing her wonderful boutique with us and for making this post possible. Big Thanks to Dasha Alekseyeva for introducing us to Annie and the Brooklyn Owl boutique!


xx.
M

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alyssa Kempinski x New York Vintage x TONY Awards 2017



Actress Alyssa Kempinkski, alongside Oak Onoadowan (a Hamilton-original-cast member and soon to be lead of Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812),  stunned in a vintage gown (from New York Vintage) this past Sunday night at the TONY Awards.


xx.
M

Monday, June 12, 2017

OptiMind & Rest Up by AlternaScript



AlternaScrpit not only offers natural weight loss supplements (recently blogged about here), but also pills that promote remarkable focus and energy as well as restful relaxation and sleep. OptinMind and RestUp are each made up of clinically tested ingredients and are non-habit forming. Having built a reputable name in the health and wellness industry, it is no wonder that each of these products has proven to be safe and effective. 

To learn more, see more and to shop for AlternaScript products, click here.
To see more Belles&Rebelles coverage of AlternaScript, click here.
Big Thanks to Janet Kim of AlternaScript for making this feature possible!


xx.
M

Friday, June 9, 2017

Roopa Vohra Jewelry 2017



Once a year, NYC is treated to a visit from the talented Indian jewelry designer, Roopa Vohra. Her namesake label never fails to impress. This trip, alongside her daughter, Ms Vohra presented a plethora of stunning pieces, new in both color wave and design.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Roopa Vohra jewelry, click here.
Big Thanks to Roopa Zohra herself for inviting us to this special viewing and for making this feature possible!


xx.
M

Monday, June 5, 2017

Kimoa Launch 2017



Launched just in time for summer, Kimoa is a sporty brand created by a true sportsman. Formula 1 Race Car Driver, Fernando Alonso, debuted as an athlete at the Indianapolis 500 -- where he took home the Rookie of the Year award -- and then debuted his new brand and inaugural collection just two days later at the cool, downtown S'Zen Lounge at Hotel on  Rivington in NYC. While the brand is based in Madrid, Spain, the collection is inspired by the beach culture of Southern California and features cool swim, surf and skate wear for both males and females. Comprised of soft and wearable apparel as well as functional accessories, Kimoa juxtaposes the relaxed SoCal life with Alonso's life in the fast lane.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Kimoa, click here.
Big Thanks to Alyson, Ashley and the team over at AMP3PR for inviting us to this exciting event and for making this feature possible!


xx.
M

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

NFL x FIT



In collaboration with students at The Fashion Institute of Technology, the NFL launched a collection of newly imagined team gear.  The project, which was a rigorous competition that spanned more than eight months, unveiled its winners in the presence of New York Giants players, including Sterling Shepard and Romeo Okwara, and top NFL executives. Each NFL x FIT design is highly stylized, graphic and aims to reach new NFL fans globally and will be available for purchase this upcoming football season.   

To learn more, see more and to shop for NFL x FIT designs, click here.
Big Thanks to Bridget and the entire team at HSPR for inviting us to this exciting event!

xx.
M

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Kickoff



Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial (but pretty official) kick off of summer.

xx.
M

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Dirt Paleo Personal Care



Give me The Dirt! While Paleo Diets are all the rage, The Dirt capitalizes on the health craze with a collection of super natural personal care products. Zero percent fillers and one hundred percent natural, The Dirt leaves you anything and everything but dirty.

To learn more, see more and to shop for The Dirt products, click here.
Big Thanks to Michelle of Lucid Communications and Shannon of The Dirt for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Capturing The World Through A Lens: Matthew David Parker



Matthew David Parker is a pretty famous photographer when it comes to food, but he has
expanded his horizon to include pictures from around the globe and everyday life. For anyone that
has viewed Matthew’s work, you will know how well he can capture his subject.

What’s the most exciting thing you have ever lensed?
Well, besides food? (laughs) I had a chance to go to Rome and spend about two weeks there.
There wasn’t a lot of time to see everything I wanted to, as to do Rome justice you have to be
there at least a month. On one of the early afternoons there, I was able to get to see the Trevi
Fountain, and I was able to capture it. The lighting was perfect and I was in a great position to
really get the grandeur of the fountain.

What other photographer most influences you/what inspires you?
The one that most influences me is Yousuf Karsh. He has a way of capturing the subject of his
portrait pictures in a clean and used a theatrical way of lighting that is unique. One of the portraits
he is most famous for is the one he took of Winston Churchill on December 30th, 1941. I get
inspired by moments that are special and one-of- a-kind. The moments that you have to grab right
away and freeze it, and hopefully someone sees what you have done and appreciates it. Hopefully
they get it and feel like they are in that moment as well.

How did you get into photography?

I had taken on a high school photography class when I was young just on a whim and fell in love
with it. I drove my parents crazy with me traveling around with my camera and lenses, taking
pictures of everything and everyone. As soon as they saw me and my camera, they would go hide.
(laughs) I experimented a lot and had a lot of failures because of it, but it has helped me in my
future projects.

I noticed you shoot architecture often, do you have the opportunity to travel a lot? If so,
what is your favorite place to travel?
I have been traveling a lot more now than I used to and have taken photos of some pretty well-
known architectural marvels. I have to say though, it’s the buildings that seem to defy gravity like
The Dancing House in Prague or really unique buildings like the Lotus Temple in Delhi, or the
Beijing National Stadium, that just capture your imagination and wonder how they came up with
the idea to create art into a building. Being inside giant cathedrals around the globe, you marvel at
the bones in the building and how much love must have been put into those.
My favorite place so far has been Ireland/Scotland, as I can’t get over the beauty of the nature
areas and how vibrant the colors are. You can see the coast and the waterfalls there, rivers,
forests; there’s a lot for a photographer to capture. I’ve gone exploring inside some castles, have
had some of the local food and brews, and checked out the nightlife. It gets crazy fun during
football season!

What is the worst photoshoot you have ever been a part of? A time when you did not feel
confident in your shoot? What was the result? What did you learn from that shoot?
One of the worst ones I had was also one of the most fun, and it was a photoshoot of some of the
animals from this pet adoption agency. Live subjects are not as cooperative as stationary ones.
(laughs) It took much longer to shoot the pictures of the various animals than I thought it would,
and I couldn’t get the lighting right for some reason. It got a bit frustrating, but I’ve learned that
you need patience when shooting a live subject like children and animals as they are not always
going to listen to you and sit still. I’ve also learned to allot more time for those types of
photoshoots than I usually do.

Well, one thing is certain, we can’t wait to see what you do next. Thank you!
You’re welcome!

To learn more, see more and to contact Matthew David Parker, click here.
Follow Matthew David Parker on Twitter, here.
Big Thanks to the team over at Diamond Links for making this feature possible!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nature Thin by AlternaScript



Packed with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to one's health, Nature Thin is a supplement that helps you achieve your weight-loss goals. Produced by the AlternaScript brand, this botanical-based multivitamin serves as an aid in one's journey in weight management.

To learn more, see more and to purchase Nature Thin by AlternaScript, click here.
Big Thanks to Janet Kim of AlternaScript for making this feature possible!


xx.
M

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spark Pretty Spring Pop Up



The 90s are back, and so is Spark Pretty! Open for the entire month of May, last night's Spark Pretty VIP Opening Event gave us a sneak peek to the electrifying and nostalgic collection.

To learn more, see more and to shop at Spark Pretty, click here.
Visit their NYC Pop Up Shop at 333 9th Street today until May 30, 12-9 PM Tuesday-Sunday!
To see more Belles&Rebelles coverage of Spark Pretty here.
Big Thanks to Alyson, Ashley and the entire team at AMP3 PR for inviting us to this event!


xx.
M