To celebrate the launch of our 2016 Collection and our Brand new website we Collaborated with Fashion Photographer Thomas Wolfe Northcut to create the #ilovemarianella Portrait Series. Featuring 20 fabulously unique and talented individuals. Each shining in their own field and sharing with us what they Love about Jaboneria Marianella Natural Luxury Soaps. Every week starting September 1st we will showcase two different Marianella lovers and... guess what? Five of their lucky followers will receive a very special gift from us!!! So make sure to follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for a new set of beauties coming every week this Fall.
Featured this Week
Name: May Kwok
Profession: Visionary Entrepreneur
Why do we love May? Because we adore a girl with a vision! As a DJ and fashion tastemaker May Kwok has been making waves in the New York social scene as a sought-after DJ by night and a visionary entrepreneur by day. With a finger on the pulse, May has established herself as a downtown fixture among the city’s premiere creative community of fashion leaders, artists and musicians.
Whether it is for her taste in fashion, music, fitness or just her fun loving spirit May has been featured in the nation’s top outlets from The New York Times to Vogue Korea to WSJ and Harper’s Bazaar. These features range from highlighting her creative endeavors such as her concept pop-up shop The Notion or her collaboration with FRENDS headphones, to showcasing her effortless cool girl style to her carefully curated dance-worthy playlists.
May has become a commodity not only in the NY nightlife scene but she is also a globally coveted DJ for the industry’s top VIP events and parties during New York and Paris Fashion Week. The in-demand musical aficionado has provided the musical backdrop for a range of clients including the CFDA, Fendi, Maison Martin Margiela, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, Refinery29, McQueen, Barney's, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Moschino, Levi’s, ASPCA Gala, Fashion Tech Forum, and Intermix among many more.
Inspired by Weiland’s fall/winter 2016 line, Jaboneria Marianella packages eight of its fragrant and beneficial vegetable-based soaps in printed colorful patterned and chevron wrappers. The Jaboneria Marianella/Timo Weiland collaboration soaps come each in a limited edition of 500 units are $16.
Name: Timo Weiland
Profession: Fashion Designer
Working on this project with David has been a culmination of nearly a decade of friendship and creative collaboration. It has also been inspiring to work side-by-side with another mother/son team,” said creative director, Weiland. “My mother Allison has been a part of our story since the beginning and we have always related to David and the Marianella story in that very personal, familial way. 'Keeping it in the family' is something that we have aimed to do with this beautiful line of handmade soaps.
"It was such a pleasure working with the Timo Weiland brand. Timo and I have been friends for several years and to be able to collaborate and combine both of our companies this way was a real treat,” said co-founder, Foote. “Timo's designs have always inspired me I love how he plays with masculine silhouettes and concepts and applies them to women's wear, in a way that resonates very much with your packaging aesthetic of masculine pharmaceutical versus delicate and luxury. This limited edition collection gave us the liberty to design wrappers that were much louder and unique than you would usually go with luxury bath and body. It is definitely something that I want to carry on with Marianella soap, since my background is in fashion illustration I love the idea of pairing up a fashion designer and their vision with ours, the combination of ideas really sparks something unique. - David Foote Jaboneria Marianella Creative Director / Co-Founder"
Name: Dre Davis
Why do we Love Dre?
Because we love a Nasty Woman!
Not only is she gorgeous, extremely talented and a bad ass actress on screen, guess what? Off screen she studies boxing and has a blue belt in karate! Awesome right!? You might know her best from her recurring role on the hit show Pretty Little Liars as the mysterious and vindictive villain, Sara Harvey, who died... in the shower! Unpredictable and quirky, Dre Davis restlessly pursues a multitude of arts. After attending Manhattan’s Parsons School of Design, she segued into the theatre world, both performing and writing for the stage. Her productions showcased an unabashed wit in revealing human’s deepest flaws and hidden eroticism. After moving to los Angeles Dre was soon playing a recurring role in Pretty Little Liars, she then joined the cast of the Bret Easton Ellis show The Deleted and landed the lead role in Madame Hollywood for Universal and Canal + which recently premiered in Paris. After completing her second fiction novel, Dre was hired to develop a pilot with a New York based production company, so expect many more stories from this bright young beauty!
Name: Aura Friedman
Profession: Celebrity Hair Colorist and Creative Director
Why do we Love Aura?
Because she sets the trend in bright living color!
Considered to be one of the most exciting and visionary colorists in the industry Aura Friedman is the mastermind behind every major color trend of the last decade. Her expertise and creativity in color is coveted by celebrities, designers and editors alike.
Aura’s trendsetting color work includes the creation of "splashlights" for Caroline Polachek, ombré for MIA, and pink hair for Lady Gaga. Her transformative color on Sky Ferreira, Soo Joo Park and Charlotte Carey helped propel their careers.
Her long list of professional honors began in the year 2000 when Allure Magazine named her Best Colorist in Miami Beach. She has since been included on Allure Magazine’s Rising Talent List (2012). She is the recipient of Elle Magazine’s Genius Award (2012) as well as Allure’s Best of Beauty (2015, 2014, 2013) and Elle’s Best of Beauty Instagram (2013) awards. She has also been featured on the Allure Experts Page (2015).
Aura has consulted for mega beauty brands such as Wella and Nexxus. She has keyed runway shows in New York for Peter Som and Cynthia Rowley. Her work appears in i-D, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Italia, V, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure & Teen Vogue magazines.
Fueled by her innovative talent and artistic vision as well as the increasing demand for original, web-based editorial content, Aura has most recently begun creative directing short film projects for Nowness.com, cementing her role as a Creative Director of Color.
Aura is based in NYC for more information check out her website at http://www.aurafriedmancolorist.com/
Name: Natalie Joos
Profession: Fashion Stylist, Blogger and Lover of all things Vintage
Why do we Love Natalie?
Because she is naturally stunning and stylish at the same time, just like us! Born and raised in Belgium, Natalie Joos began her career in fashion when she moved to New York in 1997. Armed with a university degree in Political and Social Sciences and a major in Journalism, she first started working as Personal Assistant to writer Glenn O’Brien, followed by 6 years as Studio Manager for acclaimed Photographer Craig McDean.
Natalie eventually created her own casting company in 2003. Over the next 10 years she built up a roster of clients such as Hugo Boss, Helmut Lang, Phillip Lim, Rocawear, and has worked with photographers such as Mario Sorrenti, Paola Kudacki and Sebastian Faena. Natalie was also appointed casting agent at Hercules Magazine, and was a regular contributor to V magazine, Japanese Vogue and the Last Magazine.
In April 2010 Natalie launched Tales of Endearment, a blog with stories about “friends, vintage, love, style and life.” She takes her readers inside the homes of vintage-loving women and men and also posts her own looks to showcase a modern mix of contemporary and vintage fashion. She also features extensive travel diaries and stories about her dating exploits in the big city.
Natalie is a favorite of the street style photographers—she’s known for her playful use of colors and patterns – and has as such become a sought-after Influencer. Gradually Natalie has made the switch from casting to styling and consulting. She contributes to magazines and has creatively directed successful shoots with household names like Chloe, Loewe, Max Mara and Diane Von Furstenberg.
On September 1st 2015 Natalie and her partner Moa Sandquist launched Tales of Vintage, a vintage e-commerce platform. Early 2016 Natalie relocated to Los Angeles. In 2017 Natalie will publish the first Tales of Endearment coffee table book, based on the Muses of the site, and launch a commercial knitwear line.
Name: Jermaine Browne
Profession: Creative & Artistic Director / Choreographer
Why do we Love Jermaine?
Because he makes us strike a pose and always keeps us in vogue! Jermaine Browne is a well-known international Choreographer, Artistic Director Movement Coach, Teacher and Model, renowned for his ability to gracefully blend strength and sensual movements that are big, powerful and at time emotionally driven. Boasted by a roster of clients, from the London Olympic Games to Louis Vuitton, as well as a number of notable artists from legendary rock star, Mick Jagger to Jennifer Lopez, Jermaine Browne’s ability to Artistically Direct and Choreograph does not even begin to scratch the surface of his unique artistry.
Jermaine’s career took off when he was discovered as a performer in a Blockbuster/Visa commercial with Cindy Crawford, which led to other commercials with the Gap, Nike and Toyota and later came the video creations for Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” and Jennifer Lopez’s music video “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” Success in music videos allowed Jermaine to contribute to the 2005 European MTV Music Awards, including the holographic performance of the Gorillas and Host, Borat. Jermaine’s signature style captivated the attention of celebrity fashion designers across the world. He was recruited to choreograph/direct short films for global fashion house Louis Vuitton and Marc Bouwer, Carolina Herrera, and Rachel Roy. As a result, he earned an accolade for Best Film at La Jolla Fashion Film Awards. He has cultivated unique projects like a dance for The Heineken “Green Synergy” international campaign.
Jermaine has worked as Movement Coach for actress Emily Blunt and Kate Hudson, Dance Curator for hotel Yotel further expanding his unique approach to creative dance. His unique vision has ushered in collaborations such as on Leona Lewis’ Labyrinth tour in the UK and in the last eight years he has been on the creative team and the supervising choreographer for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which included performances with Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, and recently Selena Gomez just to name a few.
There is just no limit to his ingenious creativity!
Name: Michael Hoffman
Profession: Social Media Manager and cliché Millennial
Why do we Love Michael?
Because he knows how to use a hashtag.
By day, he is a digital & social marketing professional for HBO, a premium television network, creating tailored campaigns for a variety series, such as Game of Thrones and Westworld. By night, he hustles on the side with other creatives building social campaigns that help define culture, such as campaigns for #WhereLoveisIllegal, LogoTV, and "The Lunch Read." Michael is also anonymously responsible for several famously well known instagram accounts you may follow... that might have been recently turned into books ;)
Name: Tiffany Denee Jones
Profession: 3 times breast cancer survivor and the founder of The PinkChoseMe Foundation
Why do we Love Tiffany?
We are very proud to feature this strong and courageous young woman, not only is she multi talented and gorgeous, she is also a three times breast cancer survivor and the founder of The PinkChoseMe Foundation a nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of women who are breast cancer survivors, as well as those living with cancer. PinkChoseMe educates women about preventive care and strives to enrich their lives by offering innovative solutions to face their inner and outer beauty challenges and for that we solute you Tiffany because you are inspiring and empowering!
As a three time breast cancer survivor, Tiffany understands first-hand the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual impact a life-threatening disease can have, which is why she has dedicated her life to educating and helping others fight this illness.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Tiffany developed a love for fashion at an early age. Tiffany studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and in 2002, she was recruited as a buyer for industry icons. In addition to her flair for fashion, Tiffany also has a talent for performing. In 2003, she made an appearance on the long-running soap opera, As the World Turns. It was also during this year when she began her foray into stand-up comedy, performing at New Comedy Club in New York City and local clubs in Los Angeles.
Tiffany also starred in the original TV docu-series, Love in the City, airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. On the show, viewers get to travel along with Tiffany as she navigates the ups and downs of running her nonprofit organization, maintaining close friendships and being in love in New York City. Despite her many hobbies and talents, it is her philanthropic work that she finds most gratifying. In addition to her extensive work with PinkChoseMe, she also sits on the Dublin Advisory Board for Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Follow Tiffany's inspiring adventures on instagram at @PinkChoseMe
Name: Noah Douglas Neiman
Profession: Co- Founder Rumble Boxing
Why do we Love Noah?
Because he is a true knockout! Starting out in the elite New York City fitness scene as a trainer at Barry's Boot Camp, a world renowned group fitness studio, Noah was able to showcase his unique talents, personality, and passion for empowering others to the most discerning of fitness clientele. Through the tremendous return of support of the fitness community he loves, Noah has seen a meteoric rise to the forefront of the fitness industry, gaining international acclaim and exposure along the way. He is currently one of the most sought after trainers and fitness media personalities in the world.
Noah starred in Bravo Tv’s, “Workout New York”, following the lives and careers of New York’s most influential trainers giving him international recognition. Noah is also the co-found of Rumble Boxing; a new boutique fitness studio garnishing international buzz. He is formely a master trainer of Barry's Boot Camp. He is also a Nike sponsored fitness personality, hosting many charitable, media events, and product activations for a brand he has loved since childhood. Also, as one of NYC's most popular celebrity and personal trainers; Noah has helped shape and instill confidence in many of the world's top celebrities, models, fashion designers, and athletes.
Noah has been featured on such shows as Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Meredith Vieira Show,Nightline CBS Morning Show, Live From the Couch, and has a digital series out for GQ Magazine called 'Fighting Weight'. He has also been featured in such media outlets as Glamour, Elle, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, NYPOST, NYTIMES, IN TOUCH, UK HELLO!, amongst others.
Name: Stella Rose Saint Clair
Profession: Artist / Muse
Why do we Love Stella?
Because she gives us fabulous musings. Stella Rose Saint Clair is an NYC based artist, designer, and style visionary. Former model and nightlife icon, she has posed for both Meisel and Klein, and hosted parties alongside club personalities Susanne Bartsch, Joey Arias, and Muffinhead. Beginning as an accessory designer, Stella has used her eye for color and her sense of humor to consistently churn out a variety of eccentric and amusing fashion designs which have been worn by model and activist Jillian Mercado, pop sensation Melanie Martinez, and she has even collaborated to design official looks for Sanrio's Hello Kitty. She recently exhibited a series of couture visor hats for NYFW in her signature style– a perfect blend of modern and retro details. The best place to find her? On Instagram: @itsstellarose
Name: Charlie Williams
Profession: Dancer / Choreographer
Why do we Love Charlie?
Aside form his boyish good looks and tremendously charming personality, Charlie is also a fabulously talented dancer and choreographer! He most recently performed in Carol Channings 95th Birthday Concert, Conan O’Brien Bingo (2015 Comicon), All Shook Up (Director/Choreographer), S’wonderful, David Burtka's 54 Below Concert (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), and White Collar (USA). He also has served as Associate Choreographer to Tony Award Winner Rob Ashford on NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, The Sound of Music Live!, The 2013 and 2015 Academy Awards, Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Kennedy Center Honors, Kristin Chenoweth’s New Year’s Eve, And the UK production of Finding Neverland the musical. As a dancer, Charlie has been on Broadway in the original cast of MEMPHIS, the original revival cast of How to Succeed In Business… and off broadway in the cast of SILENCE! the musical. He has also performed on The Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, America’s Got Talent. His film credits include A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Last Five Years, he was the assistant choreographer for Ted 2 and he also served as Resident Movement Associate on the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. For more information on charlie check him out on instagram at @iamcharliewilliams or on his website at www.iamcharliewilliams.com
Profession: Fashion Icon
Why do we Love Pidgin?
Because not only does she inspire, she makes you aspire for more.
noun \ˈpi-jən \ : a simplified language used for communication between people with different languages.
Pidgin is the brainchild of New York fashion-illustrator-turned-doll-maker Joshua David McKenney. A reinvention of the fashion doll, Pidgin is a medium for the language of style. Pidgin's fluid appearance makes her the perfect channel for creative expression: through the artful application of hair, paint, and garments, Pidgin can assume an infinite number of looks. Yet her classic, unchanging sculpt ensures her constancy as a style icon. Since her debut in late 2012, Pidgin has emerged with surprising force as an artistic muse and fashion icon.
Name: Maritza Veer
Profession: Model / Musician
Why do we Love Maritza?
Well... Aside from her being utterly gorgeous and dressed to the nines in Marianella, she is also an amazing musician! Maritza Veer is classically trained Pianist, Singer and World renowned Model. A native South African from the desert town of Worcester. As a professional fashion model, Maritza is represented internationally by Next Model Management and has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Nylon and Glamor and has shot for dozens of brands including Free People, Tiffany's, Bloomingdales, Wes Gordon, Marc Fisher & Michael Koors with such photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Cederic Buchet, Inez and Vinoodh & Guy Aroch.
Name: Michelle Violy Harper
Profession: Business Consultant
Why do we Love Michelle?
Michelle Violy Harper is an internationally renowned visionary. Her unique background in finance, beauty, and fashion, coupled with her rolodex make her one of the most powerful forces in the game. She is a globally recognized not only for her unique voice in the fashion and beauty industry, but also for her ability to build brands from conception to launch. Her approach is uniquely synergistic, marrying strategic, creative and financial. Harper co-founded and built the multi-million dollar portfolio beauty company CB LLC and helped initiate and launch Tata Harper among other brands. She is also responsible for closing the largest media debt restructuring deal in Ibero-America flexing her finance muscle. Harper has been honored as Vanity Fair’s 2012 Best Dressed, as One of the most Stylish Latinos in the coffee table book Nuevo New York, and named in the top 25 Latino Leaders of the future. As a model and style icon Michelle has been featured in practically every top international luxury publication.
Name: Levi Jackman Foster
Profession: Photographer / Activist
Why do we Love Levi?
Levi is a New York City based artist, activist and story teller. Known best for his social media personality @levijfoster, Levi uses provocative portraiture and imagery to bring attention to human rights, environmental and social issues on a global scale. Through social media Levi has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for multiple charities, captivated the attention of 5.5M+ viewers in just 10 days with his most recent campaign, while everyday his online presence continues to grow. Outside of social media and between pro social efforts, Levi focuses on expressing creative themes of vulnerability, connection and the consequences of group think.
Name: Alexandra Richards
Why do we Love Alexandra?
Alexandra Richards is a DJ, Artist & Model based in New York City. She is the daughter of Patti Hansen and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Her Modeling career kicked off at age 14 in a Tommy Hilfiger campaign, and since she has been shot by Sante D'Orazio, Carter Smith, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Mario Testino, Bruce Webber, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel and Tony Kelly. She has appeared in Vogue, British Glamour, American Glamour, Italian Glamour, Vanity Fair, ID magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Jane Magazine, Teen Vogue and French Jalouse amongst others.
From High Fashion events to music festivals around the world, Alexandra has established a successful DJ career playing a diverse mix of indie, electro rock & pop music, sharing her love for music to all.