• New York

    Brooklyn’s Premium Handbags @bdb_designs

    Bonnie Dana Buchner is the epitome of an American designer. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York and being of Chinese and Austrian decent, Bonnie has incorporated her roots into her well-crafted designs.

    As a Martha Stewart American Made Award Nominee, Bonnie Dana Buchner is all about style, luxury, and detail. With laser engraved leather trims, gold accents and canvas body, you can easily take these handbags from a busy work day to night time travel, leisure, and some select pieces are unisex.


    You can step into spring-summer with her bold Mulberry “Forever Young Bag” great for a stroll around the city, or adding a pop of color to your look.

    forever young mulberry

    Beauty junkies can have it all with Bonnie’s “Compact Courier Bags” fit for all of your makeup essentials or an easy on the go accessory. Stylish, yet active moms can’t go wrong with the “Dweller Backpack or Timeless Tote” not only are they convertible, have fully lined interior and exterior pockets, it’s sleek and refined style will be an eye catcher and instant trendsetting hit!


    What makes BDB so unique is the emphasis on personal experimentation and American production. BDB creates every sample by hand before bringing it to production so that we can stitch our own sensibility into the items. Pricing ranges from $200-$900 with the options for custom order and colors. All BDB products are made locally in Brooklyn and New York City, including the luxury handbags which are made in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

    Check out more at www.bonniedanabuchner.com

  • New York

    New York Fashion Week @Mataano FW2013

    The beautiful and talented twins of Mataano put together a spectacular party and fashion show for everyone during Fashion Week.

    Because I have been changing the date and time on my phone for more lives on the Candy Crush game, I missed the runway portion.

    But luckily, it was all captured on Getty Images! So here they are:

    and I found some on Instagram too 🙂

    I met Zombie boy! OMG

    Here’s the beauty palette.

    Mataano is a women’s contemporary ready-to-wear line with pieces that redefine timeless elegance by infusing modern edge and global sensibility. The founders and creative minds behind the brand are twin sisters Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim. In 2008, The Mohallim sisters took a bold step together, launching their brand (“Mataano” translates as “twins” in Somali) and developing a platform from which to express their vision and creations to the marketplace.

    Mataano’s premier collection for Spring 2009, was launched in New York City and garnered notice throughout the industry. Since then, Mataano has showcased six collections during New York Fashion Week.
    The Mohallim sisters live in Brooklyn and the entire Mataano line is proudly designed and manufactured in New York City.

    More info at www.mataano.com