If you are in Miami this week please come by the Lounge we are hosting and say hi. In addition to new watches we will have the amazing photography of Van Sarki on display. There's a whole lot of cool stuff going on in the full event space as well. Hope to see you there!
Posted on December 4, 2013 by adminAbout: In the heart of Miami Beach’s arts district, The Ansonia Creative House project will serve as a social hub for artists, industry members, brand ambassadors, and their comrades. As a members’ only space, this artists’ retreat will protect and highlight the art and those within it. Daily live local and international talent will set the atmosphere while patrons enjoy fresh squeezed juices, poolside massages, gifting suites, pop-up shops, and live art exhibits.Dates: Wednesday Dec 4 - Sunday Dec 8 1PM - 10PMLocation: 318 21st ST, Miami Beach
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Posted on October 31, 2013 by admin
Getting ready for a night out can be a production. Where are my keys? My phone? How does my outfit look? What time is it? Ha...
We have an answer to all of the above. The NEW Chelsea Clutch lets you accessorize your outfit with the same unique flair as our watches and it holds all of your essentials. Grab your clutch and you're out the door - it's RumbaTime!
Posted on October 4, 2013 by admin
The Rumba Crew has been getting stamps on stamps on passport stamps as of late! We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Hong Kong, China, and Japan. Highlights included seeing the Kiyomizudera (temple built on a slope) in Kyoto, visiting the Imperial Palace, and trying traditional Kaiseki (multi-course Japanese dinner). Oh, and no big deal, happened to bump into Hiroshi Matsuda, drummer for the band Southern All Stars--- they're like the Beatles of Japan and have been a pop fixture since the 1970's. Check out some of our favorite shots from the trip above-- this is only a fraction of what we saw! Sayonara for now :)
Posted on September 17, 2013 by admin
This latest addition to the Rumba family is inspired by the multifaceted, culturally rich area in downtown Manhattan known as TriBeCa (literally an acronym for "Triangle Below Canal Street.") Film festivals, good bites and art galleries are a big draw here for the Rumba Crew. Dressed up or down, for work or play, the Tribeca and its rose gold studs are sure to be a sophisticated addition to any outfit. Get your hands on this new style here!
Posted on September 9, 2013 by admin
The Rumba Crew took to the streets outside Lincoln Center this past weekend to find the best accessory shots of New York Fashion Week-- along the way we spotted gold details, crystal embellishments, bright prints and metallic hardware. From the top:
1) Shannen, Sammy, and Viktoria in their new Rumbatime 'Orchard Gold' watches.
2) La Vagabond Dame sporting some serious finger armor.
3) Polyvore editor Rebecca mixing playful prints and tribal bangles.
4) Loving the pyramid stud bracelets and metallic details!
5) Kat Tanita keeps it classic with gold accessories.
6) Camilla (Glamgerous) shows off her beaded and crystal embellished look.
8) Joann from Love Fashion Live Life does gold arm cuffs.
10) Amy Marietta (Viviere Bella) in all white everything + silver hardware.
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Posted on August 6, 2013 by admin
This is the first installment of #ItsMyTime, an ongoing RumbaTime series highlighting up and coming artists, musicians, and influencers in the creative space.
Statuesque and sophisticated, at first glance Alex Merrell is what many post-grad NYC 20-somethings aspire to be: cultured, well traveled, with killer style and a well-written blog. It's hard to believe that this same girl sitting in Toby's Coffee typing away at her keyboard is an up-and-coming DJ that can count an international tour with Taio Cruz, Olympic ceremony headlining performance and starring role in a Sony headphone campaign under her belt. We spent an afternoon with Alex checking out her go-to spots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (her new hood) and finding out just how this Vancouver native manages one of the coolest gigs, ever.
1) Most kids don't fill in the "I want to be a ____ when I grow up" statement with "Professional DJ" ----How did your family/ childhood experiences influence you in that respect?
I grew up with parents who never had regular day jobs and always encouraged me to chase my dreams and make a living doing something I truly loved. I don't remember ever having a babysitter and instead was the kid who was brought along to everything. My parents' friends were all musicians, actors, writers, photographers and artists, so being surrounded by that much creativity as a child must have inspired my passion for the arts.
2) When did you know that you wanted to be a DJ full time and how did you get your big break?
If someone had told me when I was a kid that playing music and making people dance was a real job, I would have known then. I didn't realize it could be a career until I lost my day job at 21 and found myself dreading being in another office. The cubicle was always going to be there, so I took a risk. Six months later I was opening at the Hollywood Palladium for DJ AM and a year later I was headlining a Vancouver Olympics closing ceremonies event.
3) You DJ for Taio Cruz. That's kinda cool. Tell us how that collaboration happened!
Two years ago I got an email from a scout asking me to audition for Taio's band but I was DJing in Romania that weekend. I asked if I could come in another time and never heard back, so on a whim I tweeted at Taio that I'd heard a rumor he was looking for a DJ. Despite having over two million Twitter followers, he saw the tweet and had his tour manager bring me in to audition. My first gig with him was two weeks later, performing at the American Music Awards Pre Show. We have the best time on the road and it's given me so many opportunities internationally. We DJ’d together for 150,000 people in Morocco this year - it just keeps getting better!
4) What is like being a female DJ in what has traditionally been a male-dominated space? How do you use it to your advantage?
When I started, I had multiple male DJs tell me that I would never have real talent because I didn't start before everything went digital, that I would suck and still get booked based on how I looked. I'm one of those people who is only fueled by the word "no" so all that did was make me more driven to be good at what I do. Part of the reason I kept my real name when I started performing was because people would read the flyer and think I was a guy. I've always wanted people to hear the music first, dance first, and then if they notice there's a woman on the decks have that be a bonus, not the focus.
5) Word on the street is you just launched a new blog called VagabondBlog.com --- what can we expect to see?
I launched VagabondBlog.com this summer as a platform to document my cultural exploration and share my on the road finds. The process is very organic for me so rather than adhering to specific topics, I'll showcase only what I find inspiring, be it an up and coming musician, travel tips for a particular region, a fashion designer, a great piece of tech, an important charitable cause, a recipe... And every Friday there's a playlist to kick off the weekend. In the coming months I plan to bring on guest contributors and continue shedding light on alternative ways to travel and explore.
6) The music biz is notoriously tough to crack--- what advice would you give to someone who wants in?
I think at the end of the day all the best things in life - the incredible job, the amazing relationship, good health, positive change locally and globally - are worth fighting for. What else would be worth our time on the planet? No one is handed their dream job. You have to know it's going to be hard, follow up on every lead, create your own opportunities, be nice to everyone you meet, stay at it despite the countless disappointments, and know that at the end of the day it will all be worth it. The ones who become successful are the ones who never quit.
For more about Alex and her travels, visit VagabondBlog.com
Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin
Here at RumbaTime we're always on the lookout for good under-the-radar music collaborations. We caught up with San Diego based acoustic hip-hop duo VIBE (consisting of rapper Chris young and singer/songwriter Rossy). Imagine rap lyrics seamlessly interwoven with a breathy guitar chorus---- sounds a little like heaven.
1) VIBE has a good ying/yang going on. How did you guys find each other?
Rossy: We went to the same college (University Of Arizona) and through it all somehow our talents intertwined. We started out freestyling songs and eventually it turned into something bigger than we ever imagined. Students caught on to the sound and created a demand for our music…
Chris: Sometimes I think we were warriors in a past life…we are fighting for good ying and yang for mankind as a whole.
2) As independent artists, what approach have you taken to building your audience? What makes VIBE stand apart?
Chris: The fact that we have creative control over our music and visuals allows our creativity to let us stand apart. The creativity is the marketing strategy. The music spreads because the music is good. It’s that simple.
Rossy: instead of feeding our A.D.D. Generation with meaningless content at the click of a button we wanted to develop meaningful relationships with our fans through genuine interaction and co-branding with like minded businesses.
3) We love "Ready for the World"--- where did your inspiration for the song/video come from?
Chris: When I wrote my verses for that record it was during a time when I was feeling a lot of pressure to become the “success” that the outside world demands from a man in America. Once “The Meteorites” finished the video, we knew that vulnerability was a common human condition and we could inspire our fans by making a concept that not only made the viewer think but made the story REAL.
Rossy: Glad you guys dig it! The inspiration behind the song stemmed from graduating from college. It’s that moment of uncertainty, but at the same time it’s exciting and a time you've been preparing for your whole life.
4) What's the next for VIBE? Where do you see yourselves a few years from now?
Rossy: We are in the studio recording our next project "Chameleon" which is not your typical mixtape--- You will hear rap, rock, reggae, jazz and indie pop in the span of 6 months, each with its own eclectic visual and some nice features too ;)
Chris: I honestly have no idea where we will be in the next month even. All I know is when this music comes out; we are going to continue creating as if our next is our first and our last was our past. If we continue that for a few years from now, we’ll be performing on the moon.
Want more VIBE? For playlists and tour dates, check out www.123vibe.com
Photos courtesy of VIBE
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Posted on July 15, 2013 by admin
Sometimes, simplicity is key. We love Amy from Viviere Bella's take on classic Converse sneaks and a T-shirt with the 'Gem' in Black Diamond. On our to-do list: Book a ticket to LA for our next vacation!