Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bonnie Dana Buchner Joins T.T.G

American-made luxury handbags and accessories featuring fresh takes on classic designs that perfectly capture the move towards modern elegance.

What makes Bonnie Dana Buchner so unique is the emphasis on personal experimentation and American production. BDB creates every sample by hand before bringing it to production so that we can stitch our own sensibility into the items. All of our products are made locally in Brooklyn and New York City, including our luxury handbags which are made in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. At the beginning of each collection we source materials from American companies. BDB's goal is to not only support our domestic economy, but to show that US manufacturing is still among the best in the world.

The BDB in BDB is Bonnie Dana Buchner. Originally from an engineering background, she has been classically trained in women’s apparel and accessory design. She has worked in the New York fashion scene for over 10 years and still derives inspiration from the city everyday.

We're hard at work preparing for the launch of the new fall/winter 2014 "On The Block" collection which will be available on the site very soon.

Welcome BDB!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Manicure's, Cocktails, and Bandelettes!

March 6, 2014 The Tesla Group & Bella PR teamed up for a night of manicure's (by our very own Adrienne, creator of D.I.D nail paint) cocktails, and Bandelettes (Bella Pr client).

The private blogger event held at our shared loft in Midtown was turned into a cute social boutique. Guest we're immediately greeted as they stepped off the elevator and were whisked away for a cocktail. To follow bloggers were fitted to try on a product sample of Bandelettes. Bandelettes is an anti chafing elastic lace band with non slip silicone to protect your inner thigh. While guest waited to get fitted, they quickly AND with anticipation lined up to "get their nails d.i.d". From the bold colors, quick dry, and the fact D.I.D is an eco-friendly nail paint, the night was flawlessly fun and entertaining. Did I mention everyone also received gift bags?! See a few highlights below. We can't wait to post the press from the event.

A little video clip of Adrienne and blogger discussing...well all things nails of course!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


My fabulous find of the week goes to The Fashion Class for more reasons than just one. The Fashion Class focuses on fun and fabulous fashion themed classes, where children and teens learn to sew in a creative environment. The Fashion Class up-and-coming fashionistas get to choose from a variety of fabric, put their own personal style on each garment and embellish to their hearts desire! 

Growing up I used to love watching my mom sew- from the classic Vogue patterns that she still has to this day, to the bust in our house that I would dress, to all of the dresses she used to make. It's amazing to see how some of the patterns she has are trending styles right now! Sewing is truly an art all in itself. An art that was one of my favorite mommy & me past times. I even picked up some of her skills along the way. Never to the extent of what she could do though.

Sewing can become a very lucrative career. For my mom who is retired, sewing is still one of her favorite past times. At the age of 67, going on 68, she draws her inspiration from a number of things. Most recently, a dress Nicole Richie wore when she was pregnant with her last child. Don't be surprised that it was Nicole Richie, my mom has been the biggest Lionel Richie fan since I could remember.

I get so many compliments when wearing this dress.

So what's not to love about classes that are fun, creative, and encourage positive social environments? Let's not also forget that these are classes that teach children & teens real skills that can turn into a career, but can also be passed down to their little ones WAY down the line. That why they are our "Fab Find" of the week. 

Cheers to The Fashion Class! We think they're here to stay.
A. Longmire The Tesla Group President/Founder.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

All About The Boys This Week!

Michael Clayton & Steve Weatherford On Bethenny

We've had an exciting few weeks since Super Bowl XLVIII. In addition to our client Michael Clayton playing fantasy football on the Bethenny show with childhood friend and former teammate Steve Weatherford, we tackled over 10 media outlets at radio row, and an appearance at Fox Good Day NY! If you missed the Bethenny show, you can view above.  Those two were so well dressed, we're dedicating this weeks "Pins" to mens style & fashion.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

T.T.G Welcomes Get Your Nails D.I.D Nail Paint

The Tesla Group has teamed up with Adrienne, the creative mind behind the nail color collection D.I.D. Nail Paint. As a  licensed nail technician, esthetician and nail art enthusiast, Adrienne supports the nail artistry movement and designed a product with creative expression in mind. D.I.D. Nail Paint is an eco-friendly, highly pigmented product that achieves full coverage in 1-2 coats.

In 2013, she was selected as one of the Top 50 entrepreneurs in the Scion Motivate business competition, advanced to the second round in the Walmart "Get on the Shelf" contest, and was a nominee in the Martha Stewart "American Made" contest. Her work has been featured in Modern Luxury Magazine and has been recognized by as one of the top favorite shades in 2012. Her products have also been recognized by beauty editors Eva Chen (formerly) of Teen Vogue and Marcia Caster of Essence magazine for her bright bold colors.

Together we're planning a fun-filled "billie's jeans" candi's & mani's event in support of Denim Day USA. Denim Day is a Peace Over Violence campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. This year’s Denim Day will be held on April 23, 2014 and will focus on educating the community at large on the legal definition of consent.

Stay tuned for more details and be sure to visit

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Office, New Beginings

Last year ended with a wonderful non-profit event entitled S.P.A.R.K ( The Tesla Group hosted the event to benefit for our office partner and branding agency affiliate Canopy Brand Group. Shortly after we all quickly packed up and moved into a new larger space. The beautiful 15th floor contemporary loft is the perfect combination for now three powerhouse companies to create new experiences for clients.

Still a work in progress on the design efforts due to a quick turnaround and our preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII, but here's a little peak into the direction T.T.G is headed.

Love those pins!

This Weeks Electrified Pin!

I typically let my staff do all talking on our blog but since I've become a bit obsessed with Pintrest, today I'm writing my own post. Check out my latest Pin that other Pintrest lovers seem to be enjoying. I mean really, need I say more on that Prada bag! Xoxo Founder/President Ahlilah Longmire

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Michael Clayton Upcoming Book Signings In Baton Rouge, LA

JANUARY 16th Bluecross Blueshield MLK Celebration

JANUARY 17th Barnes & Noble At LSU Book Signing

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Storm Fashion So You Can Still Go On That Friday Night Date!

Don't let a "little" snow storm prohibit you from going on that Friday night date. Button up and see what our team will be pinning throughout the day for our Friday winter fashion looks.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Michael Clayton Releases Self-Published Book

Former NY Giants Wide Receiver Michael Clayton to Release 
Self-Published Book
Chasing My Rookie Year, autobiography and inspirational memoir of success on and off the field

New York-NY; Former NY Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVI Champion Michael Clayton is set to release his first self-published book entitled, Chasing My Rookie Year: The Michael Clayton Story ,an autobiography and motivational memoir of Michael's NFL career also detailing his revelation of a life purpose beyond football. Chasing My Rookie Year was released on Michael Clayton's website on December 30, 2013.

Michael Clayton is one of the most celebrated athletes to ever play football at LSU. His three consecutive years as an LSU Tiger led to record breaking NCAA and SEC championships, ultimately becoming a number one draft pick, (15th) overall in the 2004 NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a stellar rookie year, Michael was ranked 5th all time in NFL history for his rookie performance. Though Michael never achieved that level of success again in the years following, he earned a veteran status with an eight year career in the NFL. After six years with the Tampa Bucs, Michael signed with the NY Giants in 2010, later becoming part of a Super Bowl winning team in 2012.

Since announcing his retirement in 2013, Michael has been actively working as a sports analyst for networks such the Big Ten Network, CBS Tampa, and as a motivational speaker for several non-profits and corporations. In addition to releasing two wide receiver youth training videos through PlaySports TV and School Of The Legends, he completed the NFL's Broadcast Boot-Camp program where he was selected as an analyst for the NFL International Games. Michael began writing Chasing My Rookie Year in 2012 with the inspiration to give fans a first-hand look into the importance of other life goals and passions off the football field. He describes his struggles and triumphs as he became one of the most accomplished rookies in NFL history including the difficulties of maintaining that level of success. Michael realized he needed to chase something else besides perfection on the football field. Clayton instead started to chase and strive for compassion, solemnity, uprightness, and charity. He never gave up the chase for perfection on the field; he just started working harder toward perfection off of it. Chasing My Rookie Year is not a quest for glory, it is a quest for life’s purpose. Clayton equally credits a number of NFL and college coaches including Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, Coach Saban, Richard Mann, and Tom Coughlin, for the many lessons he learned throughout his career. He also gives credit and thanks to NFL players and long-time childhood friends such Marcus Spears (Dallas Cowboys) and Corey Webster (NY Giants) who were influential in Michael's youth, which ultimately contributed to his early career success.

Michael is set to begin his publicity tour in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he will host a book signing after guest speaking at the Blue Cross Blue Shield's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on January 16, 2014. He is also finalizing details for a highly publicized book signing at the LSU Barnes & Noble on January 17, 2014. Michael will then travel to New York where he will participate and make several appearances at a number of pre Super Bowl events, hold a private press book reading, and appear on morning news shows and radio stations. Additional book signings will later be announced in Tampa, Florida in February 2014.

As an NCAA and SEC champion, Michael is hopeful that his history with the SEC and being a former team captain with the LSU tigers, in addition to a great publicity tour, will land him a spot with the SEC's Network as a correspondent or analyst which he is currently being considered for.

Chasing My Rookie Year is currently available on Autographed and general copies can also be purchased through Michael's official website Ebook purchases will be available in January 2014.

About Michael Clayton

A veteran among veterans, Michael Rashard Clayton (born October 13, 1982) is considered as one of the best all-around wide receiver football players to ever play at LSU. After three successful years of playing college football with the NCAA champion team the LSU Tigers, Clayton was a first round draft pick, 15th overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his first year, Clayton was ranked 5th all-time in NFL history among rookies with 80 receptions for 1193 yards and 7 touchdowns, ranking him 1st on the Buccaneers in receiving touchdowns that season. This stellar season has led numerous publications to select him to the all rookie team. With eight years in the NFL, one of Clayton's biggest NFL accomplishments include averaging over 14 yards per reception in 2009, extending his streak of averaging over 10 yards per reception since joining the league. Michael signed with the NY Giants in 2010, becoming a Super Bowl XLVI Champion in 2012.

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