On Thursday May 8th, 2014 Bodybinds and Marylai hosted their first collaborative fashion launch event to celebrate the "Stassi" clutch inspired by Bravo TV's Stassi Schroeder at the swanky and chic Beautique restaurant. Marylai New York is a ultramodern luxury handbag company and is the perfect partner for the "Stassi" clutch collaboration with the couture bondage lingerie that makes up Bodybinds. The bag is SEXY folks! I also love when women in business come together to create amazing things.


I had the pleasure of working with both Jackie and Mary during the editorial photo shoot of the "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! I also hope that Mary and Jackie have more things in store. The clutch is great but I would also like a bookbag, a weekend bag, and a shoulder bag too. :-)

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.  One of my favorite parts of the evening was introducing in person one of the new Bodybinds' bloggers, Milan Staples to Bodybinds' owner Jackie Hopson. My second favorite part of the evening was chatting it up with  Ona Bags founder, Tracey Foster. I had met her at a previous event celebrating the launch of one of her bags and it was great to catch up some more. After you purchase your Stassi clutch, go on over to Ona's site and check out her products too. :-)  

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


Thank you Beautique for hosting such a lovely event. 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


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.) Also, I must give a special thank you to the event photographer of the night, Jennifer of  Jennifer Matos Photography.

#BBxML Stassi Clutch

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. (Also, the photograph above was taken by Matt Licari. )

 The #BBxML Team
Speaking of Matt, the #BBxML editorial team consisted of: Definitely stay tuned to read more behind the scenes of the photo shoot! 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, Verizon Wireless and is the Co-President & Editor-in-Chief of the #PDBloggers.
February 27, 2020 — Jacqueline Lee