February 26, 2015

The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology

On Thursday, February 12, MBF stopped by NYFW at the BF+DA for the Closing Reception and Panel Discussion entitled, “Intimacy and Technology. ” The Closing Reception was located at the old Pfizer building that now is home to BF+DA, the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator, which provides the space and resources emerging designers need to start an ethically run business.  Some of these up-and-coming ethical designers were exhibited along side more known brands such as Wearable Experiments and Forster Rohner.

Photo via bkaccelerator.com

February 19, 2015

Inside Fashion Week

Our favorite week of the season is sadly coming to an end. New York Fashion Week, which is finishing up today, was full of amazing shows, events, and parties. 

Fashion Week for us started out at Nolcha Fashion Week’s Fashion Lounge on February 12 at Foga de Chao. The event showed emerging talents from independent fashion brands such as Solo Gel Nails, The Haute House Design Studio and Eva Shaw Jewelry. The event acted as a platform to meet new designers and network with industry professionals.

Nolcha Fashion Lounge at Fago de Chao
Photo Marko Krunik

February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas for the Single (and Taken) Ladies

If you didn't already know, Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching - and it just so happens to fall on a Saturday this year. Whether your single and ready to mingle or taken for good, looking for a super fancy date venue, or just wanting to spend time with the girls, we've got some exciting places for you to try this weekend.

For new couples:

For all you sappy, honeymooning couples, try the Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn. It's a really cool retro-inspired combination cinema/restaurant/bar. Literally "dinner and a movie" -  eat/drink right in the theatre playing indie-type movies like "Birdman" and "A Most Violent Year." This year they are screening "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night." This would be a perfect place for that new special person in your life.

Photos via Nighthawk Cinema

February 5, 2015

#Selfie Makeover

With fashion week coming up, we want to look our best – not just with what we are wearing but our hair, makeup, and even nails. We compiled our top 3 favorite beauty apps complete with reviews. 

If you love taking selfies, Visada is the app for you. It’s a personalized beauty consultation designed around your selfie. Upload your picture into the app and explore different makeup options. Our favorite part of the app is the Pinterest-esque layout of the main page. You can explore celebrity looks, beauty products, and and makeup tricks from top makeup artists.

Review: I was really excited about this app before I even tried it.  After testing it out, I was surprised at how usable the app was. Not only does the app suggest beauty products, but also allows you to explore how different makeup ideas will look on your face, and then sends you to a video link showing you step-by-step how to get the look.

Check out my selfie transformation. 

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