Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Visit me at the new Lonny Mag blog!

Hello guys! As I'm sure you've noticed, it's been a loooonnng time since I've posted on MA Belle! (Sorry about that...) The good news is that our team at Lonny has been hard at work designing our new website, and you can now find me on our brand new blog!

Each week we will feature posts from our Lonny editors, contributors and staff as well as guest bloggers! Be sure to check out our bios here, and as always, I cannot thank you enough for your incredible support. xxMA

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

So I decided today is probably a good time to end my blogging hiatus, as it's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!! At the moment, Patrick and I are in Sea Island, Georgia, shooting a Bunny Williams project for the June/July issue of Lonny, so although this will be a quick post I'll leave you with some great tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly right HERE ;) More to come soon! xxMA

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Lonny has arrived!

May the virtual champagne bottles begin popping! February Lonny has arrived ;)

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hello! Ok so I admit, every time I sit down to blog I end up working on Lonny instead!! So I apologize that it's been awhile, but I assure you it will be worth the wait come February 10th when we launch our third issue ;) Our team has been working around the clock (in fact we're all here in our new midtown office as we speak!) and we're about 27 soy lattes away from hitting publish and finally sharing our hard work with you :) Can't wait!! In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you a few side projects I've been working on, such as the new Rubie Green photography from Paris (!) which will be launching soon, as well as some fun eco-product picks from Design Milk and The Daily Obsession below.

I also recently tried my hand at styling for Vogue Bambini alongside photographer Drew Sackheim, and was thrilled to finally see the story in print in the December issue! Known for his work in kids fashion, Sackheim has been said to capture the "in-between moments, effectively bridging the gap between subject, environment and artist.” Having never worked on a shoot with children prior to this, I soon realized that these "in-between moments" are precisely the time when the best imagery is captured. Some of my favorites of Drew's work can be found here . Lastly, I recently moved into a new apartment and have been scouring every flea market and thrift shop known to mankind!! My biggest feat so far has been this vintage bamboo armoire, which had a price tag hidden deep inside of it for $2,625 from an antique shop in upstate New York, but yet it was sold to me at Housing Works here in the city for a mere $365! I physically wrapped my body around it and begged Ellie to run and grab a "sold" sticker for me (haha) and have been enjoying it ever since. Can't wait to show you more in our April "green" issue of Lonny ;)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The December issue of Lonny has arrived!

After two months of anticipation we are so proud and excited to finally launch our December issue!! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it :)

Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna

Photo: Amanda Marsalis
Photo: Amanda Marsalis

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

May the Lonny countdown begin...

So it turns out there's a pretty good reason why I've been M.I.A for the past few weeks! Our team has been working around the clock to bring you our December issue of Lonny, launching in a mere 18 hours. We cannot wait to share it with you and hear your feedback ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Land's End Canvas

Last night I went to a preview for Land's End and was excited to check out their newest collection, Canvas. Referred to as a "new chapter in a storied brand," Canvas offers classic wardrobe staples at wallet friendly prices. I'm loving the photography and of course the beautiful red haired model (who actually looks a lot like my friend Mandi who modeled for Rubie Green!) so be sure to stop on by and check it out here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

eBay's Inside Source

Just last week, eBay launched a new website called the Inside Source where they highlight fashion, home decor and pop culture trends (and of course tie in some great auctions along the way;) So when they caught wind of our recent trip to Paris, they asked me to hunt down some treasures on eBay that capture the feel of the famous Paris flea markets! So I had some fun with this one :) and you can feel free to check out my picks here, but you better hurry because I think I'm bidding on the painting (it's only $19.99? What?!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gwyneth loves Lonny!

Another big WOW and a very special thank you to Gwyneth Paltrow and her team at GOOP for featuring Lonny in Gwyneth's latest newsletter! Needless to say, we're ecstatic and insanely appreciative :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lonny magazine in Vanity Fair!

WOW! I'm honestly speechless and am not quite sure how to express our excitement and appreciation for having just been given a full page in the December issue of Vanity Fair! To think that Pat and I literally conceptualized our magazine one night at Chili's and now it's in Vanity Fair (??!!) feels both surreal and incredible, and we cannot thank Punch Hutton, Graydon Carter and the entire team at VF enough for their support and generosity. We also want to thank the blogging community once again for helping us spread the word, which made this all possible in the first place. Thank you.

New Brand Arts site!

Some exciting news! I wanted to let you all know that my Lonny co-founder and partner in crime Patrick Cline has recently expanded his own company Brand Arts into a full service photography agency! In addition to professional photography, retouching, exhibition printing and scanning, Brand Arts now represents photographers and videographers such as Ryan Dixon, Derin Thorpe and Erica Hill. Be sure to take a look at their work on his new site, and keep your eyes peeled for a collaboration in the December issue of Lonny ;)