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Category: Mademoiselle

Mad for Hellz Bellz

In the past weeks I’ve heard alot about this line and it’s website. I’m hearing about a collab with Vans, a free mixtape they gave out, and their collab with Reebok. A few of the blogs that I follow seem to have taken a cult like liking to the brand, and among there followers include Mademoiselle(check out the pictures featured in the interview).

With a line that may be one of the rawest and in your face collections out, the people pshing it know a bit or two about cultivating their following. With a blog, online store, and website as well as music connections, they attempt to cater to many needs of their customer. Their target audience must be pretty definedbecause of the amount of things they put out. Knowing that though, a true Hellz Bellz kid will probably have their mixtape in the iPod, the blog on their blogroll, and be dressed head to toe in Hellz Bellz(well except for underwear, I haven’t seen those yet!). They probably are also entered in one of the various contests the brand holds.

If you’re going for a look that’s unapologetic and in your face? One that’s brash and will at the very LEAST get you noticed, Hellz Bellz is a line that you should most definitely check out.

Check out their website and blog here!


MAD for CocoandBreezy 20/20

Mademoiselle in CocoandBreezy

If you have been anywhere close to a computer you’ve seen the style of these shades and if you are any bit on the “inside” you’ve probably heard of the two twins from Minnesota, who packed up their bags and moved to New York to pursue their dreams. Call me an enthusiast but you haven’t quite seen what I’ve seen, you don’t know what I know. These girls are going somewhere and no matter how much they may look like other designers out now… the similarities won’t last very long.

I talk to the girls kind of often so I asked them a few questions that I felt were relevant, and fun, and frankly that probably hadn’t been asked before(atleast I hadn’t read the interview they were asked in). I wanted only a few questions that would provoke an answer they would have to think about and well… this was the interview that was born.
Check out the Interview and an EXCLUSIVE below

So the rumor is that you guys have NEVER been separated, is this true?? If so how did this happened?? Do you feel more connected because of it?? Have you perfected that twin telepathy because of it??
YES! this is true. Us being 19 years old, we have never been separated from each other for a full 24 hours. We are always together, and wouldn’t know what to do without each other. We wouldn’t say we read each others minds because that just sounds unreal, but we defiantly think alike all the time! Its scary, sometimes one of us has a dream, and the other one wakes up saying it. It works out perfect also, because we always have the same vision for a design, one of us will start a design and the other one will finish it. It gives us an advantage, and makes us a great design team!

Your first big wave of press came when Ashanti wore your shades to the Hip-Hop honors right? What did you feel and think at that point?? Did that affirm that this was really feasible and that you could make it with these shades??
It was funny and crazy because it was our first day living in New York, and we were texting our New York people in our phone letting them know that we were in NYC for good. We got a text right away from a stylist saying “they need glasses for a client for an event tomorrow” they didn’t mention who the client was. So, the next day, we met up with the stylist, who was Ashanti’s stylist, and she loved the shades, and said she was going to have Ashanti rocking them on the red carpet at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors!! The next day after her wearing the glasses, we got alot of press, and good comments on the shades. We thought, “Hmm. maybe we can take it to the next step because people acually want to buy them.” So we started our website.

Do you think that the new trends influenced you to move when you did and start your line?? If these trends hadn’t become popular when they did do you think that you would have still tried to base a line around them or would you have focused on something else??
No, we honestly started our eyewear line before the trend got popular. We have always had our crazy futristic punk rock look , so when we did start our line we knew we were taking a risk and were wondering how people we going to take it. We would not have based our line around anything else, becuase we didnt do it for the “trend” this is Coco&&Breezy, we have always had this crazy rock, futristic style wearing all black, with crazy hair cut, and crazy facial piericings, so what better to top it off with some “Gemela Amor” shades!!

Your new line, premieres in February of next year and will be entitled “20/20” right?? While I know that you are keeping it under wraps I was wondering if you can tell me whether it’ll be like “Gemela Amor” reaffirmed or will it be something that we didn’t see coming??
Well with our new line 20/20 we are definitely taking it to the next level! We will be keeping our basic pieces, similar to the “Gemela Amor” styles, then we also have something we wouldnt call glasses, we call them “eyewear.” That piece is for-sure more editorial, but only the real fashionista’s will be brave enough to rock it on the streets. Also, we will be bring more accessory pieces to the table such as, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

That was all of it… yep the entire interview… but I know you don’t think I wouldn’t drop something on you guys!

Yeah I know… you follow Coco and Breezy and you were online when they dropped that particular picture… I got you I got you.. Let’s have a closer look at that eyewear shall we??

Oh what… what was that?? Yeah, she’s wearing them upside down. They work like that.. The interesting thing about these twins is that they are innovators. These like they said have gone from being simply shades, I call them art. They are truly couture! I doubt that you have seen anything like them.

And what’s this?? Oh this is the earring they were talking about… But I’m not quite sure if we can still call it a simple earring. Coco&&Breezy aren’t here for the fashionistas who happen to be faint at heart.