#UnleashYourSummer Bucket List Update

Hey y’all,

Cloe here! And I just wanted to give a super shout-out to all of my Bratzies who have helped us plan our #SummerBucketList. So far it has been an epic success!! Yay! Go team!!

As y’all probably already know, we want YOU, our totes amazing Bratzies, to #UnleashYourSummer! This means it is time to set sail on a new adventure. Literally, if you can!

Spread your arms, open your mind and commit to making each and every day of your summer totally and completely epic!! We want you to laugh hard! Play hard! And think hard about what Fabtabulous new thing you can try each day. Use your gift of imagination and fabrication to explore worlds, stories and ideas. Get off the couch! Get off the computer (once you’ve finished reading this blog of course, lol)!! Go outside and start doing! The sun is shining and the world is yours. This summer can be the greatest adventure of your life!! Yay you!!

Jade suggested that we write down what totally epic thing we want to try each day of the summer. By writing down our plans, we committed to sticking to the Summer Bucket List. And so far, her plan has worked perfectly.  Each day we cross something new off the Summer Bucket List. It’s been a total blast! We have done so many fabtastic things already and summer has just begun!!

The first week alone was more epic than any summer I’ve ever had before!!

We kicked off our summer of awesome by white water rafting. That was totes my idea. The girlz were a bit scared, but they all did swimmingly! Especially Yasmin, who literally fell in the water and had to swim back to our raft! She said falling in was her fave part of the whole trip! LOL!  Then we went rock climbing, to which Sasha wore stilettos and broke a heel! We ended the week with a cray-cray paint party! I was bummin about getting my clothes dirty, but splashing each other with paint turned out to be fabtastically fun! That’s the best part when you #UnleashYourSummer! You are forced to try new things, and sometimes the things you think you will hate become you fab-solute new faves!!

But unleashing your summer is not all about fun! To have a truly epic summer, you should give back, too! We have helped out at a soup kitchen and ran a lemonade stand, donating the proceeds to charity! And wanna know the truth? Even though we have gone surfing, tried yoga in the park, went on a photo shoot safari, written songs and SOOOOO much more, I think I had the mostestestest fun I had, was when we were helping others!

Are you totally inspired yet?? Are YOU going to #UNLEASHYOURSUMMER?? Tell me all the fabulous new things you put on your Summer Bucket List. If we think they said super fabulous, we will add them to our own!!

Cheers to the most epic summer ever!!

XOXO

Great Book, Great Look, Great Gatsby

Namaste, Bratzies!

Don’t you just love reading? I adore the written the word. There is nothing like cozying up to a good book and rewarding yourself with the reverie of reading. One of the most OM-mazing stories I read this year was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It chronicles the journey of a young man moving to NYC, his affluent cousin and the lovelorn neighbor he befriends. The book is full of twists and trysts and is one of the greatest American novels ever written. I adore it!

I was super excited when I heard Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio were bringing the book to the silver screen. I saw it opening day! I love seeing novels adapted to screen because of the creative freedoms explored by the directors and actors. It’s like reading a whole new book!! The film indulges all of the fabulous opulence of the Roaring ‘20s, but the music was modern and edgy. Such a fantastical flip to the feature! Buzzing with true Brattitude, the sets were blinged out in glitz and glam, but nothing compares to the OM-azing fashions! I was so jazzed to see the jazz era fashions come to life!!

This is one of the reasons I HEART watching film adaptations. The Great Gatsby novel has been around for decades, but its revival on the big screen has re-emphasized the fabulous fashions of the twenties! Drop-waist dresses, retro-print head scarfs and strappy sparkly sandals are totally zensible summer-ware!

The look flows into evening flare, as well! I know I am going to indulge my literary side and my lavish side by buying long strings of fake pearls and a sparkling headpiece! Even guys can get into the fashion action by boasting a bowtie or a pastel vest.

Now I’m even more obsessed with The Great Gatsby! The novel had already pulled on my heart with its romance, honesty and hopefulness, but now that its flick influenced fashion world-wide, the story has won my heart for life! I highly recommend reading the book. Then treat yourself to movie tickets, a bucket of popcorn and a string of pearls. You won’t be sorry.

XoXo

 

Graduation Fashion

Yo, yo, yo Bratzos!

Sasha here, and today I am totally jazzed to talk about my biggest passion: fashion! Our Bratzies have been buzzin’ and buggin’ about what to wear for graduation! With all this Pomp and Circumstance do you wear pumps or strappy sandals? Fear not, my army of Bratzies! I have all the fashion advice you need to walk across that graduation stage in style.

Black Gown Goes to Neon Town

If you feel like you are celebrating your big moment in a big black potato sack, it’s time to turn your bummin’ attitude into Brattitude! First of all, black-and-white is totally on trend! Think of your graduation gown as an L.B.D. (Little Black Dress) and accessorize accordingly! We say, bring on the neon! Pink dangly earrings, green chunky bracelets or fab-a-licious neon yellow heels will turn your diploma photo op into a fashion statement!

Bling Down the House

Another sure fire way to turn that graduation frown upside down is to bling out your gown! Add some fierce shoulder studs or a skinny sparkly sash for a glammed up graduation. (First make sure it is cool with your school!)

Tip of the Hat

Even if you can’t tamper with your gown, most schools let you color on your cap. Use whiteout to produce a trendy b&w pattern that pops. Glue on some flowers to turn your formal cap into a flower crown. Dip the cap in glitter for a sashay across the stage that sparkles and shines. Or let your style make a statement by using neon nail polish to write a shout-out to your ‘rents. A simple “Thanks Mom & Dad” atop your cap will let your parents see from the stands how much you appreciate them!

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

If your school doesn’t let you funk-i-fy your fashion for G-day, don’t fret. Stayin’ stylin’ sweet is all about what you wear underneath! We Bratz think the best way to decide what to wear under the gown depends on where you’re heading after the turning of the tassel. If you are going to dinner with family, keep it classy. A cream or lace dress provides a great light look.  If you are rockin’ out at a party with friends, a cute and colorful summer dress is a fab look!

Make sure that whichever accessories and statement shoes you wear look rad with both your graduation gown AND with the get-up under!!

V.I.F. Very Important Fashion

Wear a smile! You’re graduating! This is a HUGE deal! Next year you will be starting a new grade, or school, or chapter in your life! You’ve accomplished something HUGE and you’ve got the diploma to prove it!! Be proud of yourselves, Bratzies. We know we are totally, ridiculously, abso-fab-errifically proud of you!!

Rock on! Congrats! And Happy Graduation Day!!

xoxo

 

 

Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton

Aloha, Bratzies!

I am OM-mazed by how many of you have decided to engage in our Summer Bucket List. I love dreaming up the impossible, and then pushing myself to accomplish it!! Our Summer Bucket List is all about setting goals, facing fears and embracing the summer siren in all of us!! It may seem easy to an outsider, but it takes a lot of courage to Unleash Your Summer!!

I have been reading a ton of books in search of summer funspiration. One of the most absolutely zentastic books I read was, “Soul Surfer”, the autobiography of one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton.

Bethany decided at age 8 that she wanted to become a professional surfer. Over the next few years, Bethany kept scoring high in surfing competitions. This #RealBratz was on her way to becoming a professional surfer, never hesitating to Unleash her Passion.

Her positive attitude and belief in herself motivated Bethany to enter surfing competitions even though she was a little different than the other surfers. There was no stopping this zentastic chica! By age 15, she won her first national title, taking first place in the Explorer Women’s division of the 2005 NSSA National Championships!!!

Bethany kept working hard and shining bright. At age 17, her dream came true when she became a professional surfer!!!

Since then, Bethany wrote an autobiography, had a movie based off her life starring the super cute AnnaSophia Robb, has made countless motivational speeches and has become involved in numerous charities that help children with disabilities. I’m OB-sessed with her. Not only did Bethany never give up on Unleashing her Passion, but once she met her goal she paid it forward by helping others. She is a total #RealBratz.

Sometimes I get a little nervous or scared when I am trying something new, but if Bethany wasn’t afraid to take on surfing competitions with just one arm; I can face my fears, too! Reading “Soul Surfer” was the best way to kick-start my bucket list! Now I’m totally prepped and hyped to Unleash My Summer.

The next couple of months are going to be epic!

Stay OM-mazing!