Bonding with #RealBratz BerryBread

OMG y’all!

I just had the most totally ah-maz-ing talk with by new BBF and total #RealBratz, Adrianne, a.k.a. Berry Bread!!

I was totes excited when she sent in her video all about why she is a #RealBratz!! Watch her epic video below:

Isn’t she the fabbest?? Berry Bread designed the website BratzBoulevard.com, has a rad jewelry business, is an online personality and is starting college in Fall!! She’s accomplished so much at such a young age because she began pursuing and unleashing her passions when she was just a kid!

Always with an eye for the arts, Berry Bread was only 6 years old when she would roam around her house, looking for trash she could transform into art projects.  Talk about trendsetter! This girl was all about upcycling before it was even a term!!

One of her fave crafts was to take household junk and reconfigure it into furniture for her dolls! An old egg carton and some toothpicks would be transformed into a dinner table for dolls! Too fab-a-lish!

Berry Bread jumped from dollhouse interior decorator to jewelry craftsman extraordinaire when she stumbled upon a DIY keychain kit. One beaded keychain later and this girl was hooked! She used her true blue #RealBratz intelligence and initiative to figure out how to make another keychain all on her own! After that, there was no stopping Ms. Bread. That girl was on a mission to design and create fab’n’fun accessories.

What I HEART most about Ms. Bread is that she didn’t keep all her fierce knowledge to herself. She decided to not only sell her goods, but to also teach her fans, the Berry Bread Crumbs, how to make their own!   Giving back in such a super sizzlin’ style is totes the #RealBratz way.

To share her gift of crafting, Berry Bread took to YouTube. She had already made an adorbs YouTube series staring yours truly! This new adventure was all about kickin’ it craft style. And her super supportive ‘rents even encouraged her to show her face in the videos so her Berry Bread Crumbs could relate to her more personally.

You can watch Berry Breads crafting videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/berrybread

Berry Bread’s most fabsolute #RealBratz attribute is her inspirational confidence. She always encourages her Berry Bread Crumbs to believe in themselves and be comfortable in their own skin.

When I asked Berry how she developed such an awesome attitude she told me that a few mean kids had teased her for playing with the doll versions of us! It had totally busted her confidence and she thought about packing up all of her dolls and sending them away. But she just couldn’t do it! She decided that being a total Bratzie meant so much more to her than the mean things a few silly people said. From that moment forward, she opted to be brave, bold, pursue her passions, do what she loved and encourage others to do the same!

Berry Bread exudes a true comfort in her own skin that every #RealBratz should aspire to have. Her effervescent spirit is totally contagious and totally why I want this rad girl to be one of my new BBFs.

And she would be a great friend to have, too, because this girl understands the importance of friendship and lending an ear. “You never know how you can help someone. You always have to try.” She also told me that in order to be a good BBF, “don’t replace your friends when you get bored. Your best bud is your best bud for life.”

HEART!

When I asked Berry if she had any advice for all the Bratzies out there, this is what she said:

“You don’t have to go through a super hard time to prove that you are strong.  As long as you be yourself, keep doing your thing and pushing forward despite what anyone says, you’re a Real Bratz.”

She also wanted to let all of her amazing Berry Bread Crumbs know that she loves them and that hearing she has made a positive influence has made all her hard work worthwhile.

Way to go Berry Bread!

To find out how YOU can be featured as one of our #RealBratz, click here:

http://blog.bratz.com/real-bratz-movement-video-submission/

xoxo

 

 

Pets 4 Vets

Howzit hangin’, Bratzies?

Did all of our American Bratzies have a fab 4th of July??

I just met the koolest kat ever!!! Her name is Clarissa Black and she is totally a #RealBratz. Clarissa founded a rad charity called Pets 4 Vets that trains shelter dogs to become companion pets for veterans. Anyone who loves animals and who loves their country will be OB-to-the-SESSED with this awesome non-profit!

Clarissa always had a soft spot for animals. Just like me!! She grew up with a menagerie of purrfect pets: rabbits, gerbils, frogs, mice, salamanders, snakes, turtles, and a cat – of course!  Honing her sick training skillz, Clarissa taught her cat, Snowball, to sit, stay, beg, come and play hide-and-seek!! Too radtacular!! And when she was only nine years old, she taught her gerbils to climb stairs to the tune of a song she would play on a tiny toy piano!! Love it!

A #RealBratz to the core, Clarissa knew early on that she wanted to help animals when she grew up. After graduating high school, Clarissa majored in Animal Science at Cornell University, had an epic internship training elephants and eventually moved to Hawaii to work with dolphins!!

Clarissa has definitely rocked some kool jobs, but they are not what makes her a #RealBratz. Clarissa gained #RealBratz status when she decided to use all of her totally awesome skillz and knowledge to help the greater good.

There have been heaps of scientific studies proving that primo companion pets can totally help the healing process for veterans returning from war with physical and mental conditions. Pets 4 Vets provides fully trained companion dogs to veterans in need. Anglin’ for the perfect match, Clarissa meets with veterans to ascertain what he or she will need in a K-9 companion. She then hits up the local shelters and finds the perfect pup for her vet.

By exclusively training shelter dogs, Pets 4 Vets provides a new lease at life to both the veteran and his beloved new buddy. The shelter dogs and veterans help each other heal through their burgeoning friendship! Totally boss! Talk about man’s best friend!!

Clarissa is truly a #RealBratz because she leant a hand when no one else saw the need! There are now fifteen Pets 4 Vets chapters nationwide. Way to go!!

When I asked Clarissa why she created Pets 4 Vets, she simply said it is her way of saying “Thank You.”

To learn more about Pets 4 Vets go to:

http://pets-for-vets.com/

If YOU want to be the next #RealBratz we honor, send us a video telling us all the reasons you rock! Learn more about how by clicking the link below:

http://blog.bratz.com/real-bratz-movement-video-submission/

We know our Bratzies love animals just as much as Clarissa does! Do your animals have any kool tricks? Do YOU have any epic ideas on how you can help your furry friends? Let us know! We’d LOVE to hear them!

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!

 

 

HOBles Are Going On Vacay!!

Hi y’all!

It’s been super fun kick starting our awesome club, House of Bratz. Now that it’s summer, our R.A.B. Fab club is going on vacay.

Don’t worry! We will bring back the totally rad club once school starts up again. And, we promise, it will be bigger than ever!!

We have done sooooooo much in the few short months since the club began:

 

 

 

We signed the Official Bratz Pact:

We made a secret password: fierce-a-licious

We made special friendship bracelets: http://pinterest.com/pin/287386019943548116/

And wore matching clothes every Monday so we would be able to recognize fellow HOBles: green, funky socks, asymmetrical, goal garb, mustache, flowers, glitter and mismatched nails.

We also sent cool messages back and forth in our Super Secret Shared Notebook!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this has been a fabnomenal start to the House of Bratz!! Don’t you??

Now that summer is here, the other Bratz and I want to make it EPIC!! We have started a summer bucket list of all the super cool things we could do each day, like white water rafting, throwing a paint party, rock climbing or giving proceeds from a lemonade stand to charity. Our goal is to make each day Ah-maz-ing!!

Do YOU have any ideas on what we should add to our summer bucket list?

Keep checking the blog to read all about our awesome summer!!

And, if you HEART this rad idea, you Bratzies should TOTALLY make your own summer bucket list!! Tell us what fun, fab things you add and send us pics of you rockin’ the summer list!!

Can’t wait to hear your suggestions!!

Love you all!!

 

 

House of Bratz 5.26.13

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Let’s live it large for this last Monday in May!! We want ALL our HOBles to participate!!

We are painting our fingernails different colors!! You can paint your hands a different color than your feet. Or on each hand, make every single finger a diff shade! Or just pick a single digit to be your splash of color! Have fun with it and go wacky wild!!

If you really want to go all out, wear clothes that represent every color on your nails!!

 

HOUSE OF BRATZ UPDATE:

Did you find the secret item released on our website last week?

Yup, you got it!! We updated the LookBook!!

See all the new pics here:

http://www.bratz.com/en-us/section/lookbook

And if you haven’t seen the cute comic yet, check it out:

http://www.bratz.com/scripts/en-us/downloads/other/Bratz_Comic_Book.pdf

We have some HUGE news coming out next week. Big changes in Bratz world, and it is going to be EPIC!! We are getting ready for summer in a fun and fab way! Read Next Friday’s blog for all the super important news.

Have an awesome week, HOBles!!

XOXO

House of Bratz Update 5.19.13

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Members of the House of Bratz will be bringing the drama by gettin’ their bling on! This Monday let’s shimmer and shine! Glitz and glitter! Rock any look that sparkles and dazzles! You’ll be sure to attract the attention of fellow House of Bratz members!

HOUSE OF BRATZ UPDATE:

We told you Bratzies that we have been SUPER busy, and this week we have the proof!!

We came out with our totally epic, totally fabulous, “In the Wild” comic!! You can read it by going to the downloads section of this website, or by clicking here:

http://www.bratz.com/scripts/en-us/downloads/other/Bratz_Comic_Book.pdf

We also have ANOTHER totally epic release that came out this week. But, it’s a SECRET. Look around this website and see if you can find it!! Let us know when you do!

XOXO

Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit

Yo, Bratzies!!

I am so totally jazzed! It’s my fave time of year: PROM SEASON!!! Going to Prom is a total dream come true, but it can turn into a total nightmare if you’re not prepared!!

Introducing Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit. Throw these diva-licious items into your clutch for a surefire fab night of fun and friends!!

Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit:

FOLD-UP FLATS: You Bratzies know how much I love my fierce heels, but it’s hard to rock that look and keep pace with a full night of dancing! Even a diva like me won’t pass up on fun for the sake of fashion. Luckily, we don’t have to! You can buy totally adorable flats that fold up to fit into any purse. Bring these along to ensure your feet don’t get tired before you do!

BLOT PADS: Girls, I know you spent a ton of time perfecting your prom make-up. Last thing you want to do is have it smudge and smear while wiping perspiration from your brow! Save the flawless look you created by bringing along some blot pads. You can blot away the sweat without any cosmetic fret.

BOBBY PINS: Let’s be honest, by the end of Prom, your hair will be a mess. Keep your lovely locks in presentable order – at least until you take your Prom photos! – by stashing away some extra bobby pins.

GUM/BREATH MINTS: You will spend the night trying to chat with your BBFs by screaming over the band or DJ. Make sure your friends are happy to get up close and personal by keeping mints handy. Double bonus: your breath will be fresh when talking to boyz!!

STRING: When you’re tired of wearing your corsage or flower crown, a little bit of string can go a long way to preserve your Prom memories! How you ask? Use that string to hang your fab Prom flower pieces upside down and dry them! Remember to do this as soon as you take off the floral pieces. A wilted flower is way harder to dry and preserve!

CASH AND I.D.: Even if you don’t plan on going anywhere after the dance it’s way smart to stash some cash and your I.D.  If you’re anything like this Drama Queen, you will be totally famished and dying to get some grub before heading home. Bringing your wallet ensures you won’t miss out on any post-Prom fun, or get stuck eating mom’s meatless meatloaf leftovers as your midnight snack.

EVER PURSE: 27-year-old Real Bratz Liz Salcedo has come to our Prom aid with a promtastic new clutch! Her EverPurse (https://everpurse.com/) has a built in phone charger!! Now you can promenade without worrying about losing tabs with your besties because of a low battery life or tripping over silly charger wires while trying to boogie down with your BBFs!! Plus, the clutches are totally adorbs!

And lastly, PHONE PLAYLIST: Make a totally rockin’ Prom Playlist on your phone. Not only can the fun jams help get you pumped while prepping for Prom, they can keep the fab energy going while hangin’ with your besties after the dance.

BONUS TIPS:

Drink plenty of water. Perfect the “selfie.” And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, do not be afraid to dance like the rock stars I know you are! Dance like no one is looking! Dance like everyone is looking!! Just dance!!

This is YOUR time. YOUR year. YOUR memory for the rest of YOUR life. Love your friends. Love yourself. And I know you will have a totally fabtastic evening.

I can’t wait to hear all about your totally amazing Proms!!

XOXO,
Sasha

P.S. If you’re NOT going to Prom this year, consider throwing an ANTI-PROM or DUCT TAPE PROM!!! Make your DIY prom into anything you want it to be!! It’s a totally fun way to spend a night with your BBFs!!

House of Bratz 5.12.13

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Hiya HOBles! This Monday we will all be wearing flowers! Rock out a flower headband, flower printed tie or flower earrings. Any type of flower will do! Let’s celebrate this May in full bloom!!

By the way, we LOVED seeing the pictures Bratzies took of their HOBle Monday outfits and put on Instagram with the hashtag #HouseOfBratz. That was SUPER cool. Thanks soooooo much!!

 

HOUSE OF BRATZ UPDATE:

This week was also kept CRAZY busy by the launch of Real Bratz.  We even launched our brand new Real Bratz commercial!! Check it out!!


Another SUPER FAB thing that happened is that Yasmin responded in the SUPER SECRET SHARED NOTEBOOK to Sasha’s question.  What do you think of her response?

 

 

Do you have any other advice for Sasha? Have you started your own Super Secret Shared Notebook yet??

In other FABTASTIC House of Bratz news, we are releasing our FIRST EVER  ”In The Wild” Bratz comic next week!!!! It will probably be a little while before we can load it on to the blog, but we will get it here!

In the meantime, here are some SUPER CUTE “In The Wild” animals advertising our new comic book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s everything this week, HOBles!!

If you haven’t yet made us a video telling us why YOU are a #RealBratz, get to it!! We totes CAN’T WAIT to see your videos!!

For all the info on what we are looking for and how to send it in, click here:

http://blog.bratz.com/real-bratz-movement-video-submission/

Stay Fabulous, HOBLES!!

XOXO

P.S.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE BRATZIE MOMMAS AND THE M.O.B.S OF MOTHER OF BRATZS!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!