Friday, January 9, 2015

Ziggy & Stephen Marley for John Varvatos

Ziggy & Stephen featured in new John Varvatos fashion campaign


It seems like it's been a big week for a few major fashion campaigns being released. From the recent talked-about photoshopped Justin Beiber for Calvin Klein campaign, to Joan Didion's ad for Celine, and Saint Laurent choosing Joni Mitchell for their music series; John Varvatos follows suit & chose the Marley brothers as his pick for his fashion line's poster child. 

You know what we always say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.The Marleys are no strangers to the world of music as well as having an iconic place in the fashion world. Take Bob Marley as well as our Karen Marley, and the rest of the family for that matter to get a sense of their eclectic & effortless fashion sense. The recent campaign highlights that the family goes beyond music as their main talent. They're a growing empire that continuously branches out in the fashion world, to organic & natural products under the Marley name, to state-of-the art head phones & stereo systems from the House of Marley.

The offspring of reggae legend Bob Marley, the brothers are accomplished musicians in their own right with an impressive 14 Grammys between them; Stephen has eight to his credit, Ziggy has six, though the latter may shortly be adding to his total since he's been nominated for a 2014 Grammy (for best reggae album), set to be handed out later this month.

The John Varvatos Spring 2015 ad campaign marks another milestone in the brothers’ careers. “It’s always better when I’m able to do projects with my younger brother,” Ziggy explains. “I don’t dress up very often, but when I do, I wear John Varvatos.” Stephen Marley adds, “From the jungle to the palace, John is a lion!”

According to Stephen Niedzwiecki, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of YARD and longtime Varvatos collaborator, “We wanted to strip down the concept of the image to a purely a beautiful, truthful portrait of two siblings. Just them. Nothing else. We wanted their faces and their body language to naturally express their bond and love for one another as brothers and music collaborators.” John Varvatos adds, “The Marley family is legendary. Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley are carrying on this legacy in their own authentic way. Working with them has been incredibly inspiring. They are truly a magical family.”

On February 5th, a documentary by YARD in collaboration with Danny Clinch will debut on the John Varvatos website in celebration of their father’s 70th birthday, which is the following day.  “There is a spirit of freedom and rebelliousness in Marley’s music.  Ziggy and Stephen carry on these traditions with great pride. Whether dressed up or dressed down, it doesn’t matter, their sense of self and style is legendary just like their father and this comes across in the short film,” says Danny Clinch.
Check out more pictures and more info on the project on the John Varvatos site as well as the Marley family's site
One love & positive vibrations from BBLA!

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!