Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bangles & Bikinis--Sobral Feature in the New York Post

More than halfway through July, how does one beat the New York City heat? Along with many New Yorkers, we here at Sobral USA the have tried in vain with our ice coffees, frosty tasty delights,and fashionably hip straw hats to take the edge off that summer swelter. What makes things all the more unbearable is that we work with art from one of the most beautiful and beachy places on earth, Rio de Janerio. Recently, The New York Post featured Sobral's Kandinsky Kasimir bangle ($100) was paired with a bold Diane Von Furstenburg animal-print bikini. This is such a perfect match considering Rio de Janerio is veritably the bikini capital of the world! Reading the Post one can just imagine the pleasure of lounging in a bikini and perhaps even sipping billini cocktails poolside (just can’t resist a little alliteration). Come and visit us at Sobral USA 412 Broadway in SoHo for your own bangle—and though we cannot transport you to Rio (as much as we would love to be there ourselves) we can provide you with the right summer accessories, and a blast of cool air conditioning--a nice respite from the hot SoHo sun.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sobral Featured in July 3rd New York Post

The July 3rd issue of the New York Post features the Sobral bangles from the Kandinsky collection (medium bangle $60, and large $75). The title of the Post article is "Get Shirty!", a cute play on words based off of the phase "Get Shorty". The bangles are paired with a Tommy Hilfiger shirt dress, D&G sunglasses, and Kate Spade sandals. 

Sobral Wishes You a Happy 4th Of July!

Summer is officially here! It is time for sunscreen, lobster rolls, the beach and fireworks. New Yorkers have quickly switched from singing, “Born this way!” (Lady Gaga), in celebration of last week's Pride Parade, to proudly belting “Born in the USA!”  (the classic Springsteen anthem) in celebration of the Fourth of July. Today the subway is jam-packed with people heading to the Coney Island hot-dog eating contest, or the nearest neighborhood block party, wearing flag sweaters (despite the heat), flamboyantly painted nails, or essentially anything you can think of in red, white and blue. Sobral has some fabulous, albiet more practical options, for the holiday and was recently featured in the 4th of July post for the NYC blog Sicka Than Average. The SOBRAL Naturals Diamentes Necklace ($100), is a bold red that would pop any outfit--just perfect for an outside cookout, and the Chic Shock RJ bracelet ($50) in blue is a great blue option for the holiday.

SOBRAL Naturals Diamentes Necklace ($100)

Chic Shock RJ bracelet ($50)

House of Rossil Trunk Show at Sobral USA's SoHo Boutique

Saturday June 25th, Sobral USA hosted the House Rossil trunk show. Guests mingled whilst shopping, sipping lemonade and Cachaca (the national drink of Brazil), and munching on homemade brownies and fresh fruit. The day was a huge success, with a large turnout, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a pleasure for Sobral to collaborate with such a wonderful clothing company--the boldness of the Sobral jewelry was the perfect compliment to the House of Rossil dresses.

Nicki Minaj Wears Sobral Accepting BET Award

Nicki Minaj, the reigning rap queen of Young Money, accepted her award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist decked out in Sobral at the 2011 BET Awards in LA  (Saturday June 26th). To get you up to speed, Minaj is the first artist ever to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, and is the first female artist on the Annual Hottest MC List. Her debut album, Pink Friday went platinum a month after its initial release. Nicki is known as much for her music as her bold, fashion forward style. Not only did this trendsetter wear Sobral on the red carpet, but also absolutely loves the styles and has requested more! Be sure to catch Sobral in the style section of the Sunday New York Times.

Nicki wore the two Sobral Art Deco Bartosz stretch bracelets ($85, item #3130) and the Art Deco Carre Ring ($42, item # 3082 mix 140) Click here to link to the Sobral Art Deco Collection.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Houston Life and Style Magazine Features Sobral

Houston Life and Style Magazine featured brilliantly colored Sobral rings in their recent issue. Houston Life and Style shows how to live a life of beauty in all aspects of your life and Sobral fits perfectly into their mission of a beautiful life—in fact Houston Life and Style fittingly called Sobral “A work of art at your fingertips.”  Sobral rings are portable art so-to-speak—they express to the world your beauty, whilst are also a sweet reminder to keep life fun and joyous each time you glace down during the routines of daily life.

House Rossil Trunk Show at Sobral this Saturday 6/25

Sobral and House Rossil are pleased to cordially invite you to peruse their new designs at your leisure Saturday June 25th, 12-4 pm at the Sobral boutique SoHo 412 West Broadway. Refreshments will be circulating in an atmosphere made for mingling and hobnobbing. Come try on dresses, meet the House Rossil designer, and adorn yourself in Sobral.

 For more information click on this link to Uptown Magazine.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sobral Featured in Groomed LA Blog

The June 10, 2011 post declares “Sobral Stripes for Summer”, featuring a bevy of pieces from Sobral’s signature Pop Collection. The Groomed LA post concludes the post, exclaiming, “man I love this stuff! “, and although we here at Sobral are undoubtedly partial we could not agree more!

Sobral Pop Art Bangle Bracelet ($90, #932)

Check out Groomed LA and the featured Sobral Pieces at this link!

Sobral Featured in May's Italian Vogue

“Be Tanned!”, is a fashionable ‘call to arms’ or at least tanned ones, in the May issue of Italian Vogue. It is an invitation to embrace bold summer statements. Models are pictured beachside, styled in haute couture hair--slicked on top and teased to the max, with bright eye make up and rosy flushed cheeks to match. The suits are in vivid jewel tones, (blues, fuchsias, greens, purples and tangerines). These looks are over the top and fabulous—with a look that is halfway between a starlet in 1950’s Nice and David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust'. The model’s décolleté and arms are ostentatiously covered with bangles in bold colors. Featured are Sobral’s Cones necklace ($160, #2895), and bracelet ($110, #2893) that were designed in collaboration with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Girlsonthestyle Features Sobral in June 3rd Fashion Blog

Amanda and Rebekah are two sisters who forayed their penchant for dress up into careers in fashion. They author a blog called Girlsonthestyle—a chic blog that features posts on beauty, home décor and art. Sobral is featured in the girls’ most recent June 3rd fashion post Sobral Wearable Art. The post highlights the beauty of Sobral’s art pieces and praises the commitment of his company to the environment and the surrounding Rio de Janeiro community. Pictured are pieces from Sobral’s Pop Art, Cause and Effect, Kandinsky, and Past Perfect collections.

Bossa Nova Earrings - $65 (#2382)

Cause & Effect Mouline Bracelet - $90 (#3481)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sobral Featured in the Summer Issue of Oprah Magazine

This month’s issue of Oprah Magazine is entitled "Summer Bliss". The Sobral Rose bangle from the Chic Shock collection (#1085, $40) is used to add spark to a strapless fuchsia sundress. Sobral bangles are a great way to interject color into your wardrobe, and needless to say, look stellar with a summer tan!

Check out this link to O magazine

Sobral Featured in More Magazine

Art inspires, affecting the senses, emotions and intellect,but Picasso, Warhol, Monet are unobtainable for most people's purse strings. So how do we 'spend like Midas when our bank account is minus'? More Magazine’s May 2011 issue says art does not have a price point—that wardrobe is the best art investment. We can’t agree more—after all what you wear expresses who you are to the world . The Art Deco Sobral Bangle was among those for the May issue of More—a piece that adds bold artistic flair to any outfit.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fashion Week Daily is "Obsessed" with Sobral's Pop Bangle

The folks at the popular blog Fashion Week Daily are simply “smitten” with the Sobral Pop Art Square Bangle, and who could blame them! The bangle is perfect to add a summery splash of color to any ensemble. You can find Sobral’s piece featured in the June 1st post aptly titled “Obsession”


Come visit the Sobral site and make the Pop Bangle an obsession of your own.

Terri Hartwell Easter Dons Sobral in Her National Harbor Gallery

The Baltimore Sun recently profiled the owner of The Elaine Gallery, Terri Hartwell Easter,pictured below donning a necklace (#3614), bracelet (#3619), and earrings (#3609) from Sobral's Kandinsky collection.In 2007, Elaine's dream of owning her own gallery became a reality, when she quit her job as the chief operating officer at a Washington Law firm,and opened shop. The Elaine Gallery is nestled in National Harbor—a quaint shopping destination spanning the Potomac River, and mere minutes from downtown Washington D.C. It is a unique place to shop, offering an eclectic mix of furniture, art, and fashion. Easter finds a synergy in each of the items she sells. She says when describing the inspiration for her store, “I have an appreciation for beautiful things,and I wanted this to be a place where creativity, comfort, and sophistication converge.”

Click here to link to a profile of Terri Hartwell Easter's gallery.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sobral Feature in June Issue of Essence Magazine

This month's June 2011 issue of Essence Magazine features the Sobral's Naturals Rilma moss necklace in their spread "Natural Woman". Chosen for it's laid-back vibe, and natural texture, the Sobral Rilma Moss Necklace could be perfectly paired with the chunky espadrilles, oversized sunglasses, and wide-brimmed sun-hat also featured in the article. With this fabulous ensemble one can just imagine the perfect picture of summer, be it strolling down the promenade in Nice, fashionably strutting down city streets, or popping by local jaunts in your hometown.

TWC Sicka Than Average Event Sponsored By Sobral

May 15th Sobral was among the sponsors for the Sicka Than Average event at the Time Warner Center. The party was held in celebration of the blog’s third anniversary, as well as the conclusion of Time Warner Center’s “Fashion Blogger Forecast Initiative”, (in which Sicka Than Average was among the three featured blogs). For the occasion, Celia San Miguel, Sicka Than Average founder, wore Sobral’s Cantalago Rio-inspired bangle bracelet ($72) to add a bold pop to her minimalist flesh-toned dress. This fashionable event was hosted at the Stone Rose Lounge in the TWC, where guests swayed to the latest radio jams and perused the array of delicious appetizers, all whist enjoying a beautiful view of central park. A major highlight of the event was a raffle, whose items included a Sobral Pop Art Bangle ($50), and a pair of Sobral Chic Shock Encanto Earring($58).

Lucky Magazine's June-July 2011 Issue Features Sobral Rilma Necklace

The weather is getting hotter, and while the Memorial holiday weekend is over, the good news is that summer is officially here! For me and my girlfriends, summer is synonymous with balmy days, blue skys, and the latest issues of our fashion bibles. This month's June-July issue of one of my favorites, Lucky Magazine, is hot off the press, offering a spread on how to stay stylish, despite summer's the heat and humidity. Sun dresses and summer shifts--practical, yet ever-stylish staples--are displayed in bold colors, matching the joyful attitude of the summer season. These simple silhouettes are the perfect canvas to make a bold statement with accessories. Lucky suggests the Sobral Rilma necklace from the designer’s Naturals collection ($90) as the perfect compliment to a simple indigo shift. This hand-made necklace features seven polished black sections, made of a natural lightweight resin, and strung together on a black cord with an adjustable clasp. Add this piece to your summer wardrobe for a fresh update any number of your favorite dresses and outfits.

Click here for a link to the Sobral Rilma Necklace featured in the June-July 2011 issue of Lucky.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Music Innovator Pharrell Williams Styles Plum Magazine Cover Shoot Using Sobral Bangles

Fashion and music merged seamlessly in this month’s May-June issue of the Miami based Plum Magazine when music mogul Pharrell Williams was called in as the creative director for the magazine’s cover. The cover features actress Rachael Roberts dressed in a bright fuchsia bikini and draped in bold Sobral bangles. Each of these items was personally chosen by Pharrell. The concept for the shoot was based off the idea of pixilation. Here the pixilated-effect of the cover’s background is created by cupcakes, chosen because they are the very embodyment the “sensual, sweet, loving and fun” vibe Pharrell was aiming for. The vivid colors of the sweet treats perfectly compliment the Sobral bangles and colorful wardrobe rocked by Rachel Roberts.

If you have a penchant for a sweet and “calorie-free” fashion indulgence click here to navigate to the Sobral site.

Click here for a link to a behind the scenes look at the Plum Fashion shoot.

Highlight in Bleach Black Fashion Diary

The hip cyberspace fashion diary Bleach Black recently highlighted Sobral’s Tarsila handbag, his Kandinsky Nina handbag, Kandinsky Gabrielle necklace, and Pop Art Carre ring, as among some of the season’s ‘must haves’ in their post “Color Theory”. Readers readily agreed with responses like, “I pretty much need all of these in my life!”, and “These are stunning!”.

If you want to snag some of these pieces for your own collection click the link here.

Click these links for purchasing details on the Kandinsky Nina handbag, the Kandinsky Gabrielle necklace, and the Pop Art Carre Ring.

For a link to the Bleach Black page click here.

Sobral Ring Featured in Naturallycurly's Hot Summer List

Despite the fickle weather, you can start to prep for those balmy summer days with some of the hottest summer buys. Sobral’s Wildflower Dome Ring is a fanciful statement piece that would add flair to any outfit.

This piece is the Wildflowers Dome Ring from the New Spring Collection Wildflowers, priced at $50. For purchasing details link to the page here.

Check out the Post in Naturallycurly here.

A Sweet Indulgence Worth Celebrating

Each year there is a time to celebrate the pivotal people and moments in our lives, but the trouble is that finding that o-so-perfect gift can be a source of stress. The Stylelist blog sought to alleviate this stress when they created their “Gifts for Mom” post, which featured the Sobral multi-colored resin Tarlisa clutch. More than a place to tote-around everyday essentials, this clutch literally looks like candy art. So even though mother’s day has come and gone, someone you love, or perhaps even yourself, by purchasing this sweet indulgence. 

For purchasing details on the Tarsila clutch click the link here.

Sobral Review on Wearableart

Carlos Sobral is as equally committed to responsibility, as he is the aesthetics of his design. This month, Sobral was a featured post on the blog Wearableart. They recognized the incredible craftsmanship that goes into each one of Sobral’s pieces, his commitment to the wellbeing of his employees, and the sustainability of the environment. Featured on the Wearableart blog is the “Scultural Cone” necklace, from Sobral's collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, a flattened stone-shaped bead necklace in a dusty rose with metallic accent, a necklace from the Art Decco collection,as well as a handbag from his Flash Collection made of recycled switchboards. Each time you wear one of Sobral’s pieces you can feel confident that you are wearing a piece that is as conscientious as it is beautiful.

For purchasing details on the collection Sobral designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld click here.

Read the full review at Wearableart

Sobral Review on Cititour

Carlos Sobral, the Brazilian jewelry designer, was recently chronicled in the popular NYC blog Cititour. The blog noted the pizzazz and colorful execution of Sobral’s collections, and highlighted the signature Pop Art bracelet ($46); an affordable luxury for any modern fashionista, regardless the size of the purse strings. Sobral’s flagship U.S. showroom was described as a must-see destination in the SoHo district. Equal part “spirit and sass”, this NYC boutique exhibits whimsical designs that are sure to give that ‘wow factor’ to any outfit.

Click here to read the full review at Cititour.

For details on the Sobral's best selling Pop Art bracelet click here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

SOBRAL SAMPLE SALE thru Sunday 5/15

Join us for our annual spring SAMPLE SALE at Sobral. Get up to 70% OFF select collections! Sale is going on now through Sunday May 15the at our SoHo New York showroom, 412 West Broadway ( between Prince & Spring ). click here for more information.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Explore Your Arty Style...

...with bold jewelry from Sobral. Featured in this month's REDBOOK is our stylish and sleek Naturals Rima necklace. This simple and contemporary necklace matches just about everything!

Necklace available in three colors, style 0035 pictured in black, $90 at sobralusa.com.

Foolproof Bracelets

Dress up your basics with bold, chunky bangles. They're so colorful, they literally match every outfit! Some spring style tips...from the editors of Health Magazine. Sobral bracelets were featured in the April issue!

Featured Sobral bracelets are the Past Perfect Ipanema #3276 ($90) and the Kandinsky Kazimir #3622 ($100) available at sobralusa.com.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sicka Than Average

Brazilian jewelry designer Carlos Sobral has built a career around crafting stunning jewelry, picture frames, home furnishings, vases, and other homebound knicknacks using only recycled materials and found objects. Read more at sickathanaverage.com.

Featured bracelets are from the Rio + Design Collection, Style 3746, $110 at sobralusa.com.

Jewelry Revelations

Brazilian born jewelry designer Carols Sobral creates vibrantly colorful earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and home objects out of resin. During the 70’s, Sobral found inspiration in the numerous colors, shapes, and textures that can be created from this uniquely natural material. Read more at jewelryrevelations.com.

Pictured Pop Art bracelet style 0932, $90 at sobralusa.com.

Friday, April 15, 2011

From Hippie to Hype

The Sobral brand was created on the Rio de Janeiro beaches of the 1970s, but expanded by taking its colorful, bold fashion jewelry to Paris and New York. From a young artist traveling from hippie fair to hippie fair, to a visionary and businessman with stores throughout Europe and the America's, Sobral continues to grow his brand today with innovative and thoughtful designs. Read more...click article to enlarge.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rainbow Bright Jewelry from Sobral

Brazilian jewelry designer Carlos Sobral creates his bright, rainbow-colored jewelry through eco-friendly processes at his Rio de Janeiro workshop. Inspired by the vibrant heritage of his native country and the iconic Hippie movement, Sobral crafts his unique jewelry with resin and recycled materials

Read more at stylebakery.com

Boutique Week April 17-24

Sobral is proud to be a participating SoHo boutique in this year's Boutique Week! Visit our store or shop online any time from 4/17-4/24 and get 25% off select Sobral collections. At least half our store will be on sale for this one special week only! Click the image below to register for your access code: this code will get you fantastic discounts throughout the city for the entire week!