Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from Brooklyn Royalty!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2008 such an amazing year for Brooklyn Royalty. Every fashion show, store opening, new collection and special event was made possible by our incredible fans and colleagues.

We wish all of you very happy holidays, and are excited to continue to blaze forward with even more indie fashion in 2009.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Brooklyn Royalty in Washington Post

In their coverage of art in Brooklyn, The Washington Post makes sure to mention 3rd Ward's resident fashion designer and our sample sale in October...check it out!

Brooklyn Royalty Onstage at LVHRD's FSHDL 2008!

Okay, we weren't competing, but Love Brigade's fabulous founder Alyssa Key was wearing a Brooklyn Royalty "City Made Me Do It" tee from our new Spring 2009 collection...check out pics below (thanks, NickyDigital!!):

Handmade Holiday Craft Fair this Sunday!!

We've got the best booth ever...this Sunday, shop Brooklyn Royalty for never-before-seen leather brooches and barrettes, hilarious Obama Head Pillows, live t-shirt printing and more!!

Here's the info:

On December 7th from Noon to 7 pm, 3rd Ward & Brooklyn Based invite you to make an event out of holiday shopping at the Handmade Holiday Craft Fair. Where giving really is better then receiving.

Browse the handmade goods & treats of over 50 local artisans, craft mavens & culinary masters including everything from LED Hula hoops & dog costumes, to custom cut clothes & jewelry, furniture & vintage ware from Brooklyn Kitchen, cookies & chocolates, wrapping paper, pillows & body soaps, custom electronics and Cut Brooklyn knives.

PLUS free gift bags, live music from Sigmund Droid & VJ Clay Franklin, chili & corn bread from Tom Mylan (of Marlow and Sons, Diner & Bonita), FREE Gimme coffee, spiked drinks, a costume photobooth by Deluxa and FREE workshops in textile design, electronics and collage.

And while you're in the spirit of giving, drop off a food donation for the Food Bank for New York City.

Vote for Us on Fashion Wars!!

Help us win a huge magazine spread in the upcoming issue of Zoozoom by voting as often as you like (no restrictions) for Ian Bone, a dear friend, model and photographer for the brand, and our pick to represent Brooklyn Royalty in Fashion Wars.

Voting Instructions:
1. Go to
2.Select "Models" under "Choose Your War"
3. Press refresh until "Ian Bone for Brooklyn Royalty" comes up
4. Click on his image (shown below) to VOTE!
5. Want to show more love? Click the Back button on your browser and vote for Ian again!!

CONTEST ENDS December is unlimited, so keep those clicks coming and help Brooklyn Royalty win Fashion Wars!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Halloween Party is TONIGHT! :)

You are cordially invited...

Tuesday, October 28th
Open Bar: 8pm-9pm (provided by
Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street (@ Delancey Street)
near Essex Street JMZ
There's only one thing we know about this Halloween...we need to take a break for some serious FUN!! :)

Come in your best Old Hollywood costumes, and get ready for some good ol' murder mystery fun....


This party will be FILMED, as part of the newest Couture Ink music video!

*OPEN BAR wine 8pm-9pm

*DJs Jeff Ramos AND Full Time Fun= An Unforgettable Dance Party

*One Grand Prize tote bag PACKED with over $400 of BK Royalty merchandise....everyone gets a chance to win!

*No Costume Required, but glam it up with Old Hollywood-themed costumes (starlets, gangsters, vamps, divas, gumshoes and swells) and win one of 25 limited-edition Couture Ink tees designed by Bob Bland!

*Get your old-timey pics at the Gallery Bar photo booth!

*RSVP for FREE ADMISSION at hollywoodmurdernyc

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hollywood Murder Halloween Party This Tuesday!!

Old Hollywood Grand Opening this Saturday!!

Featuring Brooklyn Royalty totes, tees, and special-edition corsets...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sample Sale Featured in Daily Candy Weekend Guide!!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brooklyn Royalty presents Barack The Vote Dance Party Next Tuesday!

RSVP us at if you want to help out with the event or donate to the silent auction! Thanks!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Support Obama with our Brooklyn Royalty "Vote Change Now" Tee!!

Express your support for change in the White House with Brooklyn Royalty's first-ever Obama tee! Sporting the message "Vote Change Now" with a full-length stylized graphic of the presidential candidate himself, this super-soft, fitted tee is a great way to express your views and donate money to the Obama campaign at the same time.

50% of the proceed of each tee go to Obama for America.

Shirts are available in Size Small, Medium and Large for Ladies and Medium, Large and X-Large for Men; please indicate your size in the comments section when ordering.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Brooklyn Royalty & The Village Voice

Check out Brooklyn Royalty at Fashion Indie Week in the September 10 - 16 edition of The Village Voice.

Brooklyn Royalty in Soap Opera Weekly

While some got "BETRAYED!", Bob Bland got WOWED alongside Guiding Light's Marcy Rylan in the September 30th edition of Soap Opera Weekly.

3rd Ward features Brooklyn Royalty

Brooklyn creative space, 3rd Ward, highlights Brooklyn Royalty in its fall 2008 newsletter.

Whatcha looking at Bob?

SCAD <3's Brooklyn Royalty

Five years and a "one woman enterprise" later, Bob gets the presidential treatment from Savannah College of Art and Design's Paula Wallace.

Its nice to know that they keep such good track of us after college... :)

Brooklyn Royalty Essentials Collection on Next Model Men!

Check it out:


Ready to Focus on the most stylish premium brand Brooklyn Royalty? Check out Brooklyn Royalty's Essential Collections, amazing shots by Photographer Alex Norden with Model Shawn from Red Model Management. 8 stylish shots from Brooklyn Royalty after the jump!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Meet Brooklyn Royalty's Newest Store: Old Hollywood!

Congratulations to Tiffany and Alex...Old Hollywood in Greenpoint ia going to be hot! Check out the Brooklyn Based link, or here's an article excerpt below:

Hollywood Glam

A quiet corner of Greenpoint is about to get more glamorous with the opening of Old Hollywood this Saturday. Tiffany Porter, buyer for Williamsburg clothier and jeweler Catbird, is opening her own vintage-inspired shop, with the aim of creating a community-based showcase of local talent working within the 1950s Hollywood aesthetic (think classy, pinup-style bathing costumes and feather headpieces).

Alongside Old Hollywood’s classic bags, hats, shoes, and clothes are vintage-inspired or reworked pieces by independent designers. Local labels include Digby & Iona, Brooklyn Royalty (who will be designing a line of corsets just for Old Hollywood), Brooklyn Based fave Jezebel, and house label Old Hollywood, whose jewelry collection includes feather necklaces and rings made of recycled metal and colored silver. Hair accessories like covetable vintage enamel hair clips, and braided, 1970s headbands (which add nice flair to the hipster headband trend) start at $10, while necklaces and cocktail rings are in the $70 and up range.

Porter also hand selects vintage clothing that won’t break the bank (sweaters start at $40 and dresses at $60). The store is stocked for fall with a great selection of coats, like a classic London Fog khaki trench, a cranberry faux fur, and a mustard wool pea coat. Knowing that many people love vintage but can’t always fit into retro styles, Porter will custom make dresses from vintage fabric and 1950s patterns come spring.

oh3.jpgOld Hollywood has a boudoir feel with a comfy brocade loveseat and vintage knicknacks lining the shelves and side tables, including a small collection of pastel radios. Because it’s open till 10pm, later than most shops, Porter hopes people will come and browse before starting their night. “You can come buy a necklace, have a beer, and then go to a bar,” she says.

There are plans for a big opening bash around the middle of October, so keep your eyes peeled here for more details…like special Brooklyn Royalty gift bags.

Old Hollywood, 3-10pm Wednesday through Friday, 1-10pm on weekends, 110 Meserole at Manhattan Ave., 718-389-0837,

Sent by Chrysanthe. First photo courtesy Old Hollywood, second by BB.

Bob Bland + Amber Lee Ettinger at Depesha Release Party!

BR's Fall 08 and Spring 09 Collections Collide...

Amber Lee Ettinger ("The Obama Girl")

Thanks to Alyson Campbell at AMP3 PR, she's started her own blog, called Its All Very PR, so check out her post on Brooklyn Royalty and the Depesha Magazine release party, where we caught up with a Brooklyn Royalty-clad Amber Lee Ettinger ("The Obama Girl") and the cast of The Real World...

Can you tell how tired I was? :)

Fashion Indie <3 Brooklyn Royalty!

Check it out!

SP09 Runway Pics by Ricardo Louis!!


Jee Yun Ha's beautiful headpiece made this look!!

Robin Macy's awesome swimwear collaboration
Brooklyn Royalty + VinT Bikini= great designs!

Check out these great SP09 Runway pics, featuring Brooklyn Royalty, our swimwear collab with VinT Bikini and our special jewelry capsule with Jee Yun Ha Designs. All photography by Ricardo Louis Photography.