#BBxML Launch | Press Event

We have a special guest blogger Sheena LaShay giving us a recap of our BBxML Event and here's her BTS video. bbxml-collage-1-1024x1024

On Thursday May 8th, 2014 Bodybinds and Marylai hosted their first collaborative fashion launch event to celebrate the BBxML Stassi clutch inspired by Bravo TV's Stassi Schroeder at the swanky and chic Beautique restaurant.  The bag is SEXY folks! I also love when women in business come together to create amazing things.


bbxml_stassi_clutch-18I had the pleasure of working with both Mary and Jackie during the editorial photo shoot of the BBxML Stassi clutch and it was so great seeing them work together, problem solve, create and lead the team. I would really love to see more small businesses, boutique businesses and entrepreneurs collaborate on great business opportunities!

Great Food. Great Vibe. Great People.


It's a great night in New York when you can meet engaging and creative people, enjoy delicious food & drinks and have an all around good time. The #BBxML event was that and more for me.

I enjoyed chatting it up with Ona Bags founder, Tracy Foster. I had met her at a previous event celebrating the launch of one of her camera bags with Leica and it was great to catch up some more.


Some of the bloggers and fashionistas spotted throughout the night were latin lifestyle blogger Jessica Flores of DomesticatedMe, fashion blogger Naty of ALoveAffairWithFashion and fashion blogger Beau Alexander Castro of BeauTalksNow.

In addition to the guests exploring the BBxML Stassi clutch and other Marylai + Bodybinds products, 3 guests won the various #BBxML giveaways by photographing and socially sharing the most creative pictures. To see images of the evening and the process, just search #BBxML on instagram, google and twitter!


Thank you Beautique!  If you're ever in New York, you must visit. I've now eaten twice at this swanky restaurant and everything I've tasted is YUM. Beautique is located at 8 West 58th Street. New York, New York 10019

LaceyCakesNYC, Lillot Jewelry...


One of the #BBxML event sponsors was LaceyCakesNYC. OMG!!! I had never had her cupcakes before and that night I believe I consumed 10. Not only does she create branded cupcakes that are perfect for events, parties and more....her cupcakes are DELICIOUS. (I hope she makes red velvet cupcakes. Those are my favorite.)

Looooved the Lillot Jewelry adored on the mannequins by Liliam Higa and wish I won the necklace!

Also, I must give a special thank you to the event photographer of the night, Jennifer of  Jennifer Matos Photography.  And thanks to Rochelle Ash for capturing the amazing VIDEO footage.bbxml_stassi_clutch-13

The #BBxML editorial team consisted of:

  • Matt Licari - Photographer
  • Lauren Temple - Stylist
  • Lacey Lewandowski - Stylist Assistant
  • Laura Kaululaau - Make-Up Artist
  • Brittan White - Hairstylist
  • Sheena LaShay - BTS Videographer
  • Stassi Schroeder - Model & Muse
  • Marylai AND Bodybinds

Last, but not least, the #BBxML Stassi clutch. There are a few things I need from a clutch: style, portability, slight storage. The Stassi clutch obviously has style for days. Its sparkly. It's black. It plays with a bondage design. YES! By portability, I mean the ease with which I can carry it in my hand when out on the town. And yes, the clutch does not disappoint. There has to be a balance though between having a suitably sized clutch and actually being able to use it. I've had clutch purses that could only fit my id and credit card inside. That's of no use. I need to at least add my cell phone and house keys. At least! I personally feel as if the Stassi clutch is a great size. Its a little bigger than your average clutch and can hold an iPad mini! Or if you're a geek like me, it can hold a journal or small book....while still being small and stylish to take the the clubs, date night or some special event. - Sheena

And Mary & Jackie, THANK YOU so much for inviting me to your special event. I have such a wonderful, fashionable, sexy time!

Sheena LaShay is a Wild Magical Woman, Boudoir Photographer, Videographer, and most importantly a Pole Dancer. She writes for SheenaLaShay.com, Owning Pink, Bodybinds, Verizon Wireless and is the Co-President & Editor-in-Chief of the #PDBloggers.