December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish all of you the best this Holiday Season and into the New Year.  We hope that you all take the time to recoup from one crazy, amazing year - we definitely are ;) We will be out of the office starting tomorrow until January 5th to get some beauty rest.

We look forward to what the New Year has to bring, from trade shows to the runway shows of Fashion Week. Needless to say we cannot wait to see what trends will come up in 2015!

Happy Holidays! See you next year!


Manuela and the mbf team

December 18, 2014

MBF Interviews: The First Wearable Tech Brand

When Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz got together, something amazing happened that had never before been seen in the fashion industry. The duo met in 2001 at a research institute and instantly clicked. They both shared a love for fashion, but wanted to think of it in a different way, something that was more exciting.  Not long after in 2004, they started CuteCircuit which became the first wearable tech brand.

We initially noticed CuteCircuit at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, where their LED womenswear tuxedo was featured by Mercedes Benz.  When we found out that they would be speaking at Decoded Fashion’s New York Summit, of course we had to take the opportunity to get an interview.

Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz of CuteCircuit, photo via mbf

December 11, 2014

Back to Basics

We are seeing an overall theme in current trends - going back to the basics. You’ve seen it, it’s not just and classic white ADIDAS sneakers and oversizes blazers, its the #NoMakeup, #IWokeUpLikeDis selfies all over Instagram  (which we all know that “no makeup” really means “just some makeup”, but that’s beside the point).

It's all about simplifying your wardrobe, and life overall.  In an age where everything is getting more complicated, going back to the basics seems refreshing. Wearing no makeup instead of the Kim K contour, Birkenstocks instead of sky-high heels, and joggers instead of binding skirts is what it's all about.

Photos via

December 9, 2014

Paul Drish Launches NEW Men's Footwear Line

Last Thursday, the MBF team attended the Paul Drish launch party at their new showroom located in Tribeca.  The venue offered the perfect setting to try on different Paul Drish styles, sip from the scotch bar, and even get an in-house shoeshine. The crowd included menswear bloggers Ian Michael Crumm and Jamal Jackson of Style SocietyGuy Blog along with other fashionable guests.

Photo by Shoot Me Peter

December 4, 2014

Women Taking Control: The Powerful Faces of the Industry Now

There’s no surprise that women have been at the forefront of the fashion industry for decades, but is there room for women to control the power in other industries? Our answer - a strong YES.  We are used to hearing about the Anna Wintours and Eva Chens (who we LOVE) but powerful women in fashion is obvious.  Women are breaking barriers and climbing the ladder in finance, marketing and other traditionally male driven fields. MBF found a group of 5 women doing amazing things in their professions. We have so much to say about these women in power that we had to write 2 blogs to fit them all in. Here’s part one...stay tuned for part 2!

Alex Ostrow, founder of WhyWhisper Collective is creating quite the buzz while working as a strategist and marketer for social impact and innovation. 

Photo via Alexandra Ostrow

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