By The Shore: Bennie Maison Edition

Bennie Maison Apparel is an underground fashion line with unique definition 20130219-110136.jpgbehind it.  It means blessed house and their  logo is a light house which symbolizes the Jersey Shore.  Bennie Maison is made up of five people that include JP Saintil, Pierre Breval, Ryan Breval, Corinne Rosario and Smith Casseu.Generating an article of clothing for Bennie Maison could take between a couple of days to a week.  Visuals, quality and fit are essential for a quality piece of clothing.
In case you did not know, the Jersey Shore is where JP is from.  He says that Bennie Maison  “also symbolizes the very essence of what the light house was used for back in the day which was to guide lost ships and plans to shore. We want to guide people to a fresh new look.”  He compensates not having experience in 20130219-110217.jpgthe fashion world through hard work and diligence.  This line was started in March 2009.  The goal behind this line is to bring something new and refreshing to where he comes from.  What keeps this line going is the team behind it, faith love and hard work.  As far as giving advice, he says , “I don’t think I’m in the position to be giving advice yet, but i would say stay true, don’t give up. This shit gets discouraging sometimes but persistence
and faith is key.”
He looks at fashion as an outwardly expression of how you are feeling on the inside.  His inspirations are Jean Michel Basquiat, music and a few urban clothing lines.  It is a form of art that can be viewed from different perspectives.  He considers himself to be an artist.  Drawing is a hidden passion he posses and has played the piano for years.  “As an artist u are a little bit sensitive about how people will react to your work and the support we are getting so far is a gratifying experience.”

Anyone who likes Bennie Maison matters the most to this team.  They work hard 20130219-110157.jpgand understand that the more work they put in, the more rewarding this experience will be.  I must say that I really do like this line and will definitely be on the look out for it because I know it will be mainstream one day. They have not had a fashion show yet but I look forward to going to one in the future.

Before photoshoots:  I have a jersey shore breakfast special pork roll egg and cheese with home fries on a Portuguese roll 🙂 salt pepper and ketchup.
Fashion goal: to get better every year to expand! Take over the world!
Target Market: high school through college kids.
Check out their site
Facebook: Bennie Maison
Twitter: @benniemaison
Instagram: @benniemaison @jp_the_saint @petewisdom

Small Business Appreciation Month

The month of February is dedicated to shining light on small businesses.  Some of these small businesses include ADD Mag, Bennie Maison, Crumbled Thoughts and Vita Belle Designz and more.  This will give you some inside scoop on these start up companies and how they function.  

Stay Tuned!!! 

New Year, New Expectations

Happy New Year!!!

With the New Year here, what are your expectations and goals this year?  There is a lot in store in the world of music, fashion, culture, sports, journalism, etc.  It is sure going to be an event filled year.

Instead of making a new resolution, brush up on an old one.  The goal should not be to be a new you, but a better you.  “Only you can be you so be the best version of yourself.” This quote should be one to live by.  Everyone is unique and should only be themselves.  If you aren’t the best version of yourself that you can be, who else is going to do it as well as you could?  While you’re at it, demand more of yourself.  Challenge yourself.

Heads up: Next month is “Small Business Appreciation Month” Splash of Art will be covering small businesses all through February. This should be an interesting series. Stay tuned.

How are you going to improve yourself this year?