Thursday, December 26, 2013

Til 2014

Off to Austin, Texas for the weekend and then straight down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to ring in the New Year. Have a happy, healthy, and safe New Years. See you in 2014.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Glitterrings Holiday 2013

For all things that glitter this holiday and winter season, the Glitterrings Showroom is the place to be.  From their private Glitterrings label to Jill Zarin Jewelry, Debbie Merle Designs and Carolina Amato, there is no shortage of shine for all of those very last minute gifts. 

o learn more, see more, and to shop for jewelry from the Glitterrings Showroom, click here.
To see more Belles&Rebelles coverage of the Glitterrings Showroom, click here.
Big Thanks to Dana Hill of Divine-Marketing for inviting us to this preview and for making this feature possible!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yucatan Honey

As we head down to Mexico later this week, it is quite fitting to introduce Yucatan Honey. Dzidzilche honey is one of the rarest in the world, existing only on the Yucatan Peninsula. Founded by former Interview Magazine creative director, Marc Balet, and Richard Difred, this new brand of honey combines suburb taste and suburb fashion. Beautifully packaged and delicious, the flavor is one to savor.

To learn more, see more, and to shop for Yucatan Honey, click here.
Big Thanks to Yucatan Honey Founder, Richard Difred, and Igor Vander of Atelier PR for introducing us to this brand!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Dr Martens Revived

Dr Martens (better known said as "Doc Martens") are all the rage right now. With the punk rock, 90s revival, these boots have been making a huge comeback. Symbolic of youth revolutions, these cool boots are most reminiscent of rebellious street styles and the music subculture of Great Britain in the 1960s. Durable and polished off with master craftsmanship, the Dr Martens brand is an icon of its own.
Dr Martens boots are available on Zappos, Dr Martens Canada, Macys and Office (among others). 


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Style House PR Spring 2014 Previews

With brands like Warehouse and Oasis and Archipelago under one roof, Style House PR is true to their name and really is a "House of Style."

To learn more, see more and to contact any of these brands through Style House PR, click here.
Big Thanks to Rachel Braude and all of the ladies over at Style House PR for inviting me to the previews and making this feature possible!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Is The Rolex Submariner The Greatest Sports Watch Ever

There are a lot of contenders for the title of Greatest Sports Watch. Several strong candidates immediately come to mind: the Omega Speedmaster Professional, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, to name just three. Objectively though, based simply on its influence on watch design, its place in history, and its overwhelming popularity and mythic status in pop culture, one watch towers over the competition. That watch of course is the Rolex Submariner. Just as koa makes the best wood rings, so too does Rolex make the greatest sport watch and it is the Submariner. It outsells all the rest for a host of reasons. Here are just a few.

Name Recognition

Even people who are not hardcore collectors have heard of the Rolex Submariner. Most people wearing a Rolex reply “Rolex” when you ask them what kind of watch they are wearing, not with the specific model name. (Such as Datejust, Daytona, etc.) They will do that with nearly all the others but rarely with a Submariner—the most famous luxury watch in the world. They actually know it by name, not just as a “Rolex.”

The Bond Factor

By the early 1960s the Submariner had been on the market for nearly a decade. It was known to a relative handful of professional and amateur divers as the best divers’ watch on the market. In the UK the Royal Navy issued the watch to its salvage divers and Special Boat Squadron (SBS) Commandos. Then in 1962 something happened that forever changed the fortunes of the Submariner and it can be summed up in three words: Bond, James Bond.

That was when Dr. No, the first Bond film with the suave, ultra-cool Sean Connery as British secret agent 007, hit the big screen. Connery wore a Submariner on a black crocodile strap in Dr. No (in later films it was always seen on a one-piece, striped canvas strap, what collectors today call an RAF-style strap).  Thanks to 007’s endorsement, sales of the Submariner showed a dramatic surge which never really stopped.
Since the days of those early Bond films, many heroes in both reel and real life have used the Submariner. Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, wore a Submariner in his personal life for years as well as in his last movie, The Hunter. Robert Redford wore his personal watch in All the President’s Men and The Candidate. The Submariner was a favorite of US Navy SEALS and US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) during the Vietnam War. The list of notables who wore Submariners during this period is seemingly endless but includes fighter-turned-test pilot Chuck Yeager and astronaut Scott Carpenter. Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl used his ever-reliable Submariner in the sea-going Ra II expedition of 1970.

The Standard of Comparison

Change comes slowly to the Submariner, and for good reason. It is still, after sixty years, the yardstick by which all others are measured. It is a great watch. It has a superbly durable, accurate manufacture movement made completely in-house by Rolex. If anything, the watch has gotten tougher and more durable over the years, thanks to modern sapphire crystals and improved 904L steel. From less outsourcing of parts all the way to rolex watch repair, Rolex seeks to control as much of the product as possible to guarantee the continued excellence of the brand. The reason the Submariner is the greatest sports watch is that it has always been as good as Rolex can make it, and that is very good indeed.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


The first of its kind, JuicyCanvas is an art-meets-fashion marketplace. You become the designer as you hand pick and customize a chosen canvas, ranging from iPhone cases to tote bags to t-shirts and beyond, with trending art and funky prints.

To learn more, see more, and to create and shop at JuicyCanvas, click here.
To support the JuicyCanvas campaign, click here.
Big Thanks to JuicyCanvas founder Deb Brugiati for making this feature possible!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Maestro Dobel Tequila Holiday 2013

What would the holiday season be without a little alcohol? With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, it is time to familiarize yourself with the new, cool drink in town. Maestro Dobel Tequila.

As the first multi-aged clear tequila ever distilled, Maestro Dobel Tequila is the epitome of understated elegance. Each bottle is a blend of Reposado Anejo and Extra-Anejo tequila, made from 100% blue agave grown on the Dobel estate. Double distilled, matured in Hungarian European White Oak barrels, and filtered, the liquid embodies an exceptional smoothness and clarity. Sophisticated in taste and in bottle-style – which is a modern twist on a vintage apothecary bottle – this is a supreme beverage. It’s famed founder, tequila maestro Domingo Beckmann Legoretta, signs each aesthetically pleasing bottle, which also carries an embossed stamp of the family’s estate in a sleek black and silver color scheme. And for all of those mixologists out there, Maestro Dobel boasts a fun recipe book to accompany this already above average beverage.

Besides having a solid foundation and background, a solid name behind a brand is always a plus. Perry Farrell has been putting his face behind the brand since its humble beginnigs. As the founder of the famous Chicago music festival, Lollapalooza, not to mention a musician himself as the frontman for the successful and popular band, Jane’s Addiction, Farrell supports and enjoys Dobel Tequila to the max.

Great for drinking and great for gifting, Dobel Tequila is pleasing to the taste buds and pleasing to the eye.  Whether drinking to keep warm, or drinking on your warm weather get-a-way, consider this tequila your new drink of choice. Whether under the tree or spotted from across the bar,  it is the one drink that you should make a priority to test out, if you haven’t already, this holiday season. Avoid the hangover, impress fellow tequila connoisseurs, enjoy every sip, drink Maestro Dobel.

To learn more, see more, and to purchase Maestro Dobel Tequila, click here.
To see Maestro Dobel Tequila on Facebook, click here.
To see the Maestro Dobel Tequila Recipe Book, click here.
To see more Belles&Rebelles coverage of Maestro Dobel Tequila, click here.


Friday, December 13, 2013

BWR PR Holiday 2013 Previews

Just in time for the "12 Days of Christmas," BWR|PR previewed a plethora of collections that are newly available at Kohl's.  From the launch of Catherine Malandrino's DesigNation collection, to Stella & Dot jewelry, to the always popular Jennifer LopezRock & Republic, and Puma lines, to winter-ready sweaters by Yoon, to shoes from Call It Spring and Shellys London, to the Foot Petals to make all of those shoes comfortable and Bootights to keep those feet warm, right down to holiday vacation ready pieces from Melissa Odabash, this showroom did not miss a thing.

To learn more, see more, and to contact BWR PR, click here.
Big Thanks to Sarah, Lexi, Nicole, Jamie, and the whole team at BWR PR for inviting us to this event and making this feature possible!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Byronesque // Offline

An exclusive press preview confirmed that Byronesque, the innovative editorial-meets-retailer specialty vintage website, is arguably the only pop-up worth visiting this season. The live shop calls the abandoned space of the landmark James A. Early Post Office building home, where the atmosphere makes for a fantastic exhibition-meets-boutique experience. A  carefully curated collection is arranged in a manner that is more museum-esque than store. With one-of-a-kind archivable designer vintage pieces, this one time only event is as rare as the clothing it sells. Running from 11am-8pm daily from tomorrow, December 12, until December 15th only,  this is an opportunity not to be missed.

To learn more, see more, and to shop at Byronesque, click here.
Big Thanks to Eduardo Morales and the team at Omen PR for inviting us to this event.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013


YesComUSA is an online superstore for everything from home and gardening tools to full-on party goods. With a plethora of disco balls and party lights, such YesCom products can help set the mood at your next event.

To learn more, see more, and to shop YesComUSA, click here.
Big Thanks to Vanessa Reed of YesCom for making this feature possible.


Monday, December 9, 2013

A Poem For Ray

"One Day" at Art Basel Miami wasn't nearly enough. In honor of this past weekend, a piece of art to start your week.

To purcahse A Poem For Ray by Cole Sternberg at Exhibition A, click here.
To learn more, see more and to shop for art at Exhibition A, click here.
Big Thanks to Michelle Finocchi for always keeping us in the loop!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Picture to Hang on the Wall

Headed down to Miami for the weekend for Art Basel to check out a lot of pictures to hang on the wall…

To purchase A Picture to Hang on the Wall by Justin Lowe, click here.
To learn more, see more, and to purchase art from Exhibition A, click here.
Big Thanks to Michelle Finocchi of Exhibition A for always keeping us in the loop!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Antik Batik Spring 2014

Just returned from India and couldn't help thinking how absolutely perfect the Antik Batik Spring 2014 collection would have been for the trip.

To learn more, see more, and to shop for Antik Batick, click here.
Big Thanks to Angie Niles for inviting us to preview the Antik Batik Spring 2014 collection and for making this feature possible!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Photo Diary: Lisbon, Portugal

Happy Thanksgiving!
So much to be thankful for. Thankful for family, friends, good health and great fashion. Also, feeling so blessed to be able to partake in so much travel.
Finally was able to post these photos from a 2012 trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Now, preparing for a flight to India tonight. Stay tuned.