Tuesday, June 12, 2012


We at KB.LuSH are THRILLED to have added Joanna faithful intern extraordinaire to our team!!! She is a breath of fresh air for our company. We and The University of Rhode Island are lucky to have her! She's super talented and full of beautiful ideas and lots of fun! Catch us this summer at Maplewoodstock and keep up with all the happenings at KB.LuSH here and on our Twitter. We have big plans for Summer 2012! ~~

Saturday, December 17, 2011


It's with great pleasure that we announce the participation of KB.LuSH in the 9th annual Hoboken Shop Till You Drop event.  This event is thrown every year by friend and Hoboken local Gina and she aims to spread holiday cheer and good tidings. 

Typically this event is hosted at Lua, but due to last years sinkhole the space is still closed and therefore this year it will take place at Ginas other restaurant, City Bistro (everybody's favorite Hoboken summertime rooftop drinking spot!!!!) The restaurant will be transformed into a one stop shop holiday boutique/bar --- and of course it's all in the name of a good cause. All vendor participation fees & funds raised throughout the evening from raffles of donated products will go directly towards benefiting the underprivileged children of Hoboken. Also, they will be collecting donations of used winter coats, new toys and books, and animal blankets.  We'll be bringing some of our childhood coats and we encourage everyone to do the same. 

Year after year this is a very successful and fun event and we're honored to be a part of it. Last year there was a tarot card reader and masseuses from massage envy set up to give cheap chair massages. This year will be more of the same: great vendors, schnapps, mistletoe, good cheer, and us!! peddling our bangles and looking to have some fun! See you in HO HO HOBOKEN.

Be Thankful. Be Giving. Be Merry. 


Here's a list of vendors participating....

MY LITTLE STINKY                       Baby Accessories
JUST BECAUSE                             Invitations and beautiful handmade greeting 
SHOP PRAY LOVE                         Shoes, bags, jewelry
BLUE HAWAII VINTAGE                 Vingtage clothing and accessories
GEMVELOPES                               Travel Pouches
RODAN AND FIELDS                      Skincare
KB.LuSH                                     Fabulous bracelets made out of recycled denim
LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY                    Jewelry
RAVISHING JEWELRY                     Custom made jewelry
MYA LUCIA                                  Jewelry using precious stones
ANTONIO AND VINCENTS BAKERY   Pastries and cupcakes
CAPRICE                                      Knit hats and felted home made soaps
DREAM AGAIN SWEETS                  Custom baked goods and sweets
MARY KAY COSMETICS                  Make Up
TRENDS BOUTIQUE                      Clothing, bags, hats, accessories
PINKY SCHOONER                        Button covers, shoe clips, hair accessories
STELLA DOT                                Jewelry
RUBBEES CLOSET                        Clothing, accessories and jewelry
MASTANI ARTS                           Oils, insense, yoga classes
EVERYDAY MAKES SCENTS              Flame free scented crystals, goat milk soaps, sachets
DEVILS MAY CARE                               Photography inspired tees, sweatshirts, belt buckles
NUTCASE CRUNCH                              Nut-based, gluten free cereal and snacks
RED TEE BOUTIQUE                            Sun hats, accessories
JUST JAMIE SCARVES                         Handmade scarves, accessories
OOLALA BOUTIQUE                             Clothing, bags, accessories
YARN CRAZE                                      Hand knit and crochet accessories, baby blankets
DEEN BOUTIQUE                                Clothing, jewelry, home decor
TANTRUM SALON AND BOUTIQUE      Clothing, accessories
HANDBANGER                            HAIR ACCESSORIES
DIAMER JEWELRY                       Jewelry
HOUND ABOUT TOWN                 Pet Supplies

Friday, May 20, 2011

KB.LuSH Caught Up in the Rapture Playlist

I'd like to preface this by saying...we in no way believe any of this crazy! But we support anything that's a good reason to party. A good party calls for a good playlist! Here's our KB.LuSH Caught Up in the Rapture playlist for May 2011.  We'd surely get left behind....

Anyway here are some songs to listen to tomorrow while you await your impending doom

and if the world is ending, then we toast to it!

1. The Kills - Dead Road 7

This dead road leads down
To that dead road and back
To the road where the oldest road
Met the first dead road and cracked

Made the second and curved the third
Forked the forth and said to the fifth
"If you walk just a couple of miles
You're gonna come across the sixth, the sixth, the sixth" 

Dead road seven is a bitch
Dead road seven is a bitch
Floating belly flush
Floating belly up, up, up, up ---- (666 floating belly up, rapture images anyone?)

2. Weezer - The World Has Turned and Left Me Here

The world has turned and left me here, enough said. Not to mention the song ends with a repeat chant of "do you believe?" Well, no. I don't. 

3. The All American Rejects - Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down)

Here's another pity there's another chance
Try to learn a lesson but you can't.
If we can burn a city in futures and in past,
without a change our lives will never last.
Cause' we're going fast.

You can sit beside me when the world comes down....(well unless of course your body?..soul? [how does that work exactly?] starts floating upwards

4. Till the World Ends - Britney Spears

APOCALYPSNEY! keep on dancing till the world ends...I wouldn't recommend starting today though.

5. Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet World

Whatever happened to the magic
That was keepin us
The faith that beyond stardust
Now theres hypocrites pointing fingers
With Three fingers pointing right back
And all we're left with is [x6]
The foolish pride and the quick fixes
It's the be all end all
And right before we fade away
Call a spade a spade
And you should know
You can tell 
it's a bittersweet world
Why can't we all just get along
In this
Bittersweet world
Everybody reapin what they sow
in this
Sweet world
For all her foibles - some of her music can really be profound. REALLY. 

6. Days Away - God and Mars

I'm thinking that this isnt real
But im not concerned
I feel the best when you're not here
But I never learned, I never learned

In my mind i'll work this out
It's a shame, it's a shame
I never saw it coming
Probably not really a song about any type of apocalyptic scenario but the title "God and Mars" seemed fitting for this juxtaposition of religion and science fiction. 

7. The Cure - The End of The World

This song isn't nearly as ominous as its title would suggest. In fact, it's markedly happier than most of The Cures songs. But Robert Smith probably thinks every other day is the end of the world.

8. Garbage - The World is not Enough

People like us
Know how to survive
There's no point in living
If you can't feel the life
We know when to kiss
And we know when to kill
If we can't have it all
Then nobody will

The world is not enough
But it is such a perfect place to start, my love
And if you're strong enough
Together we can take the world apart, my love

I feel safe
I feel scared
I feel ready
And yet unprepared
The world is not enough
But it is such a perfect place to start, my love
And if you're strong enough
Together we can take the world apart, my love
Imagine Bonnie and Clyde, post apocalypse 

9. Blondie - Rapture

The song is called Rapture so it had to make this list. Speaking of religion and science fiction - imagine "the man from Mars" as a  euphemism for God or whoever passes judgement and this whole song becomes some sci-fytastic futuristic retelling of classic doomsday stories except featuring some God meets alien meets Godzilla creature who likes to go nightclubbing. 

10.  Modern English - Melt With You

Dream of better lives the kind which never hates 
(You should see why) 
Trapped in a state of imaginary grace 
(You should know better) 
I made a pilgrimage to save this human's race 
(You should see why) 
Never comprehending the race had long gone bye
Hmmm sounds like a prophet could be singing this eyy? Also something about the idea of the rapture always makes me imagine melted looking ghosts flying upwards. See video #19. 

11. Kid Cudi - Up Up and Away

I'll be up up and away 
up up and away 
cuz they gon' judge me anyway so whatever
Up up and away, JUDGE me? A simple song about getting high - or does it transcend that entirely?

12. Placebo - The Bitter End

You shower me with lullabies
As you're walking away
Reminds me that it's killing time
On this fateful day
See you at the bitter end
See you at the bitter end
See you at the bitter end
See you at the bitter end
"The Bitter End" Apropos, yes? YES. And Brian Molkos voice just sounds catastrophic. 

13. Ida Maria - Going to Hell

and i wish i could pretend i'm not alone
and i wish i could defend everyone
i wish i could take you all in my arms
but ignorance is such a bliss

and we're all going to hell, yeah
sing with me, sing with me now
we are all going to hell, yeah
sing with me, sing with me now
we are all going to hell, yeah
sing with me, sing with me now
just be glad that someone bothers to tell, yeah...

You know who told me? NJ Transit....

I don't imagine there's ever a pleasant way to break the news of the world ending to someone - but I can't imagine that there is a more depressing way to find out than plastered to the side of dirty bus on a dirty highway (Rt. 46) on a rainy day in NJ. 

14. Julian Casablancas - Out of the Blue

"Yes, I know I'm going to hell in a leather jacket" Leave it to Julian Casablancas to make doomsday sound super super cool.

15. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun

Don't look back into the sun
You've cast your pearls but now you're on the run
And all the lies you said, who did you save?

But when they played that song at the Death Disco
It started fast but it ends so slow
And all the time it just reminded me of you

They'll never forgive you but they wont let you go (LET ME GO!)
Pete Doherty was just sentenced back to prison for possession of cocaine. This was after a long run (for him especially) of being clean. This does not bode well for the rest of us. 

16. Santogold - Lights Out

Lights out
Shoot up the station
TV's dead where's there to run
Watch everybody come undone
Lights out
We'll make it easy
We'll make it fun
Won't let them see now, how they had won
Still I wait another round

Don't got to worry you're locked in tight
Don't got to worry turn out the light

17. The Flaming Lips - All We Have is Now

I noticed that he had a watch in hand
That looked familiar
He was me - from a dimension torn free
Of the future
"We're not gonna make it" He explained how
the end will come - You and me were never meant
to be part of the future -
All we have is now -
All we've ever had was now
All we have is now
All we'll ever have is now -
"Love During the Time of Apocalypse"

18. Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
you got it, you got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it
This song is post post apocalypse once the Earth has reclaimed itself. David Byrne of course survived. 

19. Muse - Apocalypse Please

Declare this an emergency
Come on and spread a sense of urgency
And pull us through
And pull us through

And this is the end, the end
This is the end
Of the World

And it's time we saw a miracle
Come on it's time for something biblical
To pull us through
And pull us through

And this is the end, the end
This is the end
Of the World
Matt Bellamy who also wrote Supermassive Blackhole is just waiting for the end of the world so he can go out with an EPIC guitar solo. 

20. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

Shelter won't help you.

21. The Rapture - Out of the Races and onto the Tracks

punishment in higher places
people they are weird
and people they act strange
get yourself together
shake shake shake shake
shake shake shake shake
We had a song called Rapture on the playlist, here's a song by The Rapture. People are weird, some of you think the world is ending. 

22. The Strokes - Ize of the World

A desk to organize
A product to advertise
A market to monopolize
Movie stars you idolize
Leaders to scandalize
Enemies to neutralize
No time to apologize
Fury to tranquilize
Weapons to synchronize
Cities to vapor-i 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Human Variations: Largo

Three men. Three women. Drink. Dance. Desperate loneliness. The chapter continues. LARGO examines six seemingly disparate individuals on a night out. What begins as innocent banter over cocktails quickly transforms into fantasy and nightmare.

We at KB.LuSH recently got the very exciting opportunity to choose the wardrobe for a play and to style the characters! We had a fantastic time working with the actors and getting the opportunity to dress them (which we love to do - and of course we worked in some KB.LuSH accessories) But, we had an even better time watching some run throughs of the show and observing the cast and production members work their magic and hone their crafts.

The Human Variations - a dramatic symphony - is an extremely unique production put on by The Blueprint Theatre Project. Here is a brief description of the production as found on their website :

THE HUMAN VARIATIONS is a theatrical symphony in four parts (SCHERZOLARGO,ALLEGRORONDO) which examines those moments when human beings are right next to each other and still deeply alone. In THE HUMAN VARIATIONS’ four movements, characters collide and share intimacy and closeness, while their small, seemingly innocuous, everyday interactions become more and more exposed, shaping who they are and what they obsess about. THE HUMAN VARIATIONS employs a theatrical style all its own, “theality,” a new brand of theater that juxtaposes expressive movement with hyper-realistic, docu-theater techniques. With each movement, THE HUMAN VARIATIONS explores these feelings of aloneness, under this distinct style, in different site-specific locations.
The dramatic symphony began as reality theater, or simply: theality. Classified under the genus, “fusion theater,” theality is a species all its own. Like a mixed-media canvas, theality blends the deeply personal, psychological and emotional lives of real characters (similar to those on any network reality program) with theatrical moments of scripted subtext (a reality show’s voiceovers, confessionals or video diaries). In theality, dramatically speaking, the line between naturalism and expressionism is blurred, providing an extraordinary potential for catharsis.
The portion of this project that we got to style was part two; Largo. This play begins its run on April 14, 2011 and is being put on at CV Lounge (105 Rivington Street New York, NY) which some of you may know as the former site of our KB.LuSH launch party!! Since we had the privilege to watch some dress rehearsals of the show we can say with confidence that it's a production you don't want to miss! The show is incredibly sexy, thought provoking, and just bursting with eye candy!! We encourage anyone who enjoys live theatre to come check it out. We will be there opening night! Anyone interested in the show can purchase tickets here - then stick around and party at one of our favorite lounges in the city!
Also - amongst all the other awesomeness going on with the show one thing that reallllly stuck out was this fantastic original music played throughout the production. I sat there trying to Sound Hound these songs during dress rehearsal to no avail and finally I had to ask someone who was responsible for this beautiful music. Turns out it's original music by a new artist named Alex Winston who is a personal friend of the playwright; David Alex Andrejko. The FIRST thing I did when I got home today was go on iTunes and buy her EP (you should too). I swear this music is sooo damn pretty I just don't know what to do with myself. Here's a taste...enjoy!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

KB.LuSH April Playlist

Well Spring is already here, and soon enough it's bound to feel like it! Here are some more pretty tunes to go with the season! xx

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

KB.LuSH March Playlist

March is here and we've already got a serious case of spring fever! As the days get warmer and longer our moods just get brighter and brighter. Here is a playlist full of songs to welcome the season and foster good feelings....

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While Mother Nature as been good to us lately, there are many other people to whom she hasn't been so kind. If you would like to help with the disaster relief efforts in Japan you can do so by donating to the Red Cross here. Remember to always appreciate your good fortunes and to help those in need.