Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month! I love reading about all the great women of the ages who worked hard to create the freedoms we have today. I am currently OB-to-the-SESSED with Susan B. Anthony!

She was SUPER into civil reform. At only 17 years old, she rebelled against society by collecting Anti-Slavery petitions! I love, LoVe, LOVE that a high school aged kid was out there, bucking the system and trying to make a difference for the greater good!

Susan B. Anthony’s first passion was ending slavery, but in her early thirties she extended her passion for equal rights to include the fight for women. She believed the pen is mightier than the sword (just like me!!) and started her publishing own women’s rights newspaper, called “Revolution.”

She was often ridiculed for her views because they did not represent the current beliefs of the day. However, Susan B. Anthony fought hard every day of her life for what she knew was good, right and true. As a result of her awesome efforts, she helped end slavery and bring about the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

She is sooooooo FABnomenal!!!

Have you ever had to stand up and fight for something you believe in?

xoxo

Olympic Fashions

Namaste, Bratzies!

I’m so excited the Olympics are here. I love watching people from all around the world come together to celebrate our differences and similarities with some healthy competition. It is uber zentastic. I wish yoga were an Olympic sport! I’d be all over that!

Lately, super fabulous and patriotic make-up styles have been invading the interwebs. I love the idea of supporting your home team by rockin’ your country’s flagship colors and styles.  Here is a list of some of my fave Olympic looks:

Flag Flare: Some amazing make-up artists have been painting their eyelids like the flags from their home countries! My favorite one so far has been the Union Jack eye make-up. So pretty! So detailed!

I have also seen people paint their country’s flag on their lips! This look doesn’t fly with a lot of flag designs, but when it works, it works! The Japanese flag lipstick is soooo pretty!

Patriotic Colors: You can represent your country in a million different ways just by wearing your country’s national colors! I saw a beautiful picture of a woman who had layered her jewelry with pieces that represent all 6 different colors in the South African flag! OM-mazing!

You can also paint your nails, pick our your wardrobe and add colored extensions to your hair, all in your country’s unique colors!

Olympic Rings: Olympic rings are fun because you can pull them off anywhere! Big hoop earrings! Bangles! A ring on each finger! I’m also a bog fan of painting your nails white and then using a toothpick to draw each of the Olympic rings on your fingernails! It’s super easy and super cute!

Do you have any other Zensible Olympic fashion suggestions?

xoxo

DIY Holiday Gift Crowns

Namaste, Bratzies

Are you in need of some OM-mazing gift ideas for your BBFs? I’m making my besties flower crowns! It’s super easy, cheap and beyond fab. Giving D.I.Y. holidays gifts is the ZENsible thing to do!

Ask a parent for help.

Here’s what you need:

- Headband

- Silk flowers (We like getting silk mistletoe for the season, but you can use any type of flower you like!)

- Glue (A hot glue gun works best if you can get your parents to help!)

Now all you need to do is…:

Glue the flowers on to the headband! Voila! The look, feel and vibe is totally unique to you! I’m sure the end result will be OM-mazing!

To get more into the season, you can use dried flowers to decorate barrettes!

Simply glue dried baby’s breath and pussy willows to the tops of barrettes! For added awesome, keep the branches attached. It will enhance the ethereal look.

So fab for the holidays!

Let me know how is goes!

XOXO

 

NaNoWriMO!!

Namaste, Bratzies,

I am so happy. November is one of my most favorite months out of the year. Can you guess why?

 

NaNoWriMo!!

Do you Bratzies know about NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth! For the month of November, people from all around the world commit to completing the first draft of their novel. Or at least, to complete the first 50,000 words of it! It’s sooooo cool! Everyone who participates in NaNoWriMo instantly finds a community of writers!

There is a website where you can sign in, upload your pages and share your daily word count. But, you don’t have to sign up online to participate! I didn’t! Instead, I just told my BBFs all about it, and they are doing it with me!

Once a week we get together and tell each other about our stories. We also give each other ideas, and, most importantly, lots of encouragement!! Writing is hard. Hugs, kind words and constructive criticism are a must!!

Trying to write 50,000 words in one month is no joke! But participating in NaNoWriMo, and giving your dream of being a novelist a real shot, is totally the ZENsible thing to do!

I’m writing a fantasy book! What are you Bratzies writing about? Give me the summary of your story below! I bet it’s OM-mazing!

Ooh, and if you need some reading inspiration, check out my brand new comic book, all about me pursuing my passions!

Find it under the GAMES section on our website!

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

 

XoXo!

Action Heroez and Cranky Cat

LAST WEEK: In the Adventures of the Action Heroez:

The Action Heroez tricked Evilla into retuning the Passionview Fashion Institute’s students’ designs. But Evilla swore she would get her revenge. Does Evilla have something more evil up her sleeve?!?

The Action Heroez arrive at the P.F.I. Graduation ceremony to thunderous applause.

The heroez quickly take their seats, eager to see the ceremony’s keynote speaker and web sensation, Cranky Cat!!

MEANWHILE…

Cranky Cat sits in his dressing room backstage, crankily waiting to give his keynote speech.

“Meh-eow,” says Cranky Cat.

The Action Heroez, and Cranky Cat, have no idea that Evilla Vanderbelt is lurking nearby…

Angry that her previous attempt to thwart graduation was hindered by the Action Heroez, Evilla sneaks backstage and CATNAPS Cranky Cat!

“The students can’t graduate without their speaker. Boo-hoo ,” says Evilla. “Aren’t you just positively tickled to destroy their joy with me, Cranky Cat?”
“Meh-eow.”

Back in the graduation auditorium, the students wait for the keynote speaker, but he doesn’t come. Gasps! Cries! Oh no!! Has something happened to Cranky Cat?!?!

The Action Heroez rush into action, but when they get to Cranky Cat’s room, it’s too late.

“Don’t worry,” Shira says, “We will find Cranky Cat and return him safely to the graduation. Somehow… ”

Will the Action Heroez be able to save Cranky Cat? Tune in next week!!

 

Action Heroez Part II

The Action Heroez MUST find a way to get the students their designs back! Time is running out!!!

A COMPROMISE IS MADE! The students reluctantly agree to let Evilla show her designs down the runway be theirs, in exchange for returning their stolen garments.

“After all,” the students thought, “how many designs could she possibly have to show??”

Thrilled, Evilla claps her hands and bright lights flood the runway, revealing… A MOUNTAIN OF BURLAP SACKS!!!

“Each one of these beautiful sacks must make it down the runway,” said Evilla. “Or not a single student will get her designs back! Aren’t they GORG??”

“Oh no!” the students cried out. “There’s no way we can get through all those burlap sacks by midnight! We’ll never be able to graduate!!

 

“It’s OK, guys,” said Cloe. “I have an idea!!”

“I hope this works,” said Cloe, as she throws one of Evilla’s burlap sacks over her Action Heroez outfit and uses her SUPER-POWERED SPEED DASH to run down the runway!!

The students cheer as Cloe runs each sack down the runway. Moving so fast, she is little more than a blur!!

“Nooooooooo!” Evilla cried. “This isn’t fair!”

“Sorry, Evilla,” said Shira. “we did our end of the deal. Now you have to return the students’ designs so they can put on their runway show and graduate.”

“A deal,” Cloe said, taking a deep breath as she finished running the last sack down the runway. “Is,” Cloe took another deep breath,”a deal.”

Evilla reluctantly calls on her henchmen to return the fashion designs to the students.

“Hooray!” cried the students!

“Don’t celebrate yet, Action Heroez,” said Evilla. “I WILL GET MY REVENGE!!”

 

TUNE IN NEXT WEEK TO SEE WHETHER EVILLA GETS HER REVENGE ON THE ACTION HEROEZ AND THE STUDENTS.

IS THE P.F.I. GRADUATION STILL IN DANGER???

Comic Book Blog

Namaste, Bratzies!

We have been SUPER busy coming up with an OM-mazing new style of storytelling to kick-off your back-to-school reading! In the blogs to come, you will read all about the Adventures of the Action Heroez!! We will be telling the story of our Super-Selves in comic book style. I LOVE reading all different types of books and stories. This will be sooooo fun!!

The rad Action Heroez dolls of us are out in stores now!! When you buy our dolls, an OM-mazing and FREE adventure game comes with it!! In the game, I use my Super Twirl to defeat the evil Evilla Vanderbelt! Cloe uses her Super Dash and Shira uses her fabnomenal gift of flight!!

The comic book-style storytelling on this blog will fill you in on even more of the saga of Evilla Vanderbelt trying to destroy our Super home of Passionview!  We will also bring you some zentastic blogs on everyday super heroes in our community!

We are super excited to bring you this fun new style of blog for the next couple of months. We hope you dig the story as much as we do!!

Good luck with all the rest of your back-to-school reading!!

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

 

House of Bratz 5.12.13

TOP SECRET:

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Advice from Real Bratz Jasmin

Namaste, Bratzies!

It’s Yasmin here, and I just had the most totally fabnomenal convo with #RealBratz Jasmin Larian, creator of Cult Gaia. Jasmin is only 24 years old and ALREADY has a booming company selling handmade flower crowns. They are soooooo pretty!

The best part about Jasmin is that she is totally a zensible girl! (Aaaaaand is one letter away from having the cutest name ever, if I do say so myself!!!) She is super chill and had a ton of fab advice for Bratzies unleashing their passions, like us!!

Jasmin says you should, “Do what you love and success will find you.”

We Bratz couldn’t agree more!! (See, I told you this gal was OM-mazing!!)

She also says to never let fear hold you back from unleashing your passion. You don’t want to be the thing that gets in the way of your own success. Jasmin admits, “I didn’t have any fear. I just did what I liked. Not having fear gives you the certainty that you will do.”

This chica is totes zen about her success. When I asked her secret is, she said it’s her BBFs!!!

“My friends are why I do what I do. It’s why I got started.”

Jasmin never set off on a mission to build her own company. She began by simply making flower crowns to give her friends on their birthdays. They were so beautifierce that boutiques couldn’t help but take notice. “I always made gifts for my friends. When I was little I used to design and decorate their birthday cards instead of buying one.”

It’s totes OM-Mazing how doing something so small, something that we ALL do — like designing a bday card or gift for a friend — can turn into a lifetime of doing what you love!!

And Jasmin has her fabnomenal friends to thank. They have been her biggest supporters and her most inspiring role models.

“There is so much success to be had in collaborations, between like-minded people. Having supportive friends is everything. You need people to bounce ideas off of and create from. Good friends inspire each other. The friends who have been influential in my own personal growth are the ones I look up to.”

We totes agree.

With Jasmin having such rad success at such a young age, I asked her what she hopes to still accomplish later in life.

“I want to keep doing creative things in one form or another. I want to stay positive and keep my zest for life so when I’m 90 I can say that I have lived my whole life to its fullest.”

We love you, Jasmin!!

xoxo

P.S. Don’t forget to prove to us why YOU are a Real Bratz. Check out how to send us a video and become the next Real Bratz hero we honor here:

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