After a lot of effort, I’m talking…many many cups of coffee and sleepless nights, I would like to present Fresh From Birth’s brand new website. The website sports a new look, new features, better technology, and will be a vehicle for our growth. The site has a slightly more minimal nature to it. A big effort was placed on typography, colors, placement, etc. At the expense of sounding GEEK, which I am fluent in, there are some real ‘neat’ *cough* enhancements that have been made to make the site’s usability better.
2012 was a good year for Fresh From Birth, and we learned a thing or twenty. The entire FFB team wants to thank everyone who supported us whether it was online, by buying a shirt or hitting us up through social media, or by coming out to one of the many events we put on. Your feedback is what keeps the lights on.
But it is a new year and new things are coming down the pipeline in 2013. To those who have been coming around to our small patch of the internet and have been jonesin’ for updates to the blog…we know, and we’re working on it. “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.” Expect new content, updated more frequently, and also a new look to the blog. We have a few things up our sleeves. It’s going to be a year we just get loose with it. FFB is going to try a lot of new things with video, photography of course our clothing. Fresh From Birth has tried to find the unique since day one, and we are exploring new means to showcase it. And to those who are new, welcome to the cool kids table. Be sure to find your way over to the Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and view our streams of photos on Instagram.
Fresh From Birth is still focused on quality, and we are looking for new ways to show off.
In anticipation for our new line pre-orders starting soon, we figured some more shots from the photo session with Corey Jenkins and all of our Fresh From Birth fam Angel, Daniel, and Bryce couldn’t hurt 🙂
Be on the lookout for pre-orders coming online soon!
One thing that G and I will always cherish is our time spent at UNC-Chapel Hill. Combine that with growing up in Charlotte, and its pretty safe to say we rep NC hard. So when it came time to have our photoshoot for our new line, the obvious (and only) choice was UNC! In anticipation for pre-orders going online soon, here are some shots of the new gear in action on some of our street reps, as well as the lovely Crystal Lee, Amy York, and Simone Carrillo. Photograph courtesy of the uber-talented Corey Jenkins – we were incredibly lucky to find someone so professional and adaptable.
Passionate about the color PINK and her growing collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia (seriously though :P), having an odd ability to point both knees inward invoking people to stare in a curious stupor, she melts the hearts of those around with her cute & outgoing personality. With an infectious smile and kick butt attitude, Angel Mercado joins The Official Fresh From Birth Street Team on the campus of UNC.
// Photos provided by Joey Cho & Angel Mercado
What makes you FRESH?
I was born fresh – fresh from birth & fresh till death. 😉
Why did you want to join Fresh From Birth?
Well, my initial interest in FFB actually stemmed from the fact that I really wanted to be supportive of Alex (& G, who I met after the fact), but it didn’t take me long to really get into it because of what FFB actually is – a lifestyle. After meeting G & hearing Alex talk so much about it, I realized their idea that “you can’t learn fresh, you gotta be born with it” held true to all aspects of FFB. From there on, I started watching FFB grow & just got really excited about it. The first line came out strong with awesome designs, great quality, & a unique story.. & its only improved from there. I take pride in FFB & am so glad that I’ve joined the family!
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My mom 🙂 She’s always set a good example for me. She’s taught me everything I know & has never let me down. Everything I have & everything I am, I owe to her. I want to do everything to the best of my ability to make her happy & give back to her.
What is an interesting, random, or unique fact about you?
I’m obsessed with Hello Kitty. I have Hello Kitty everything – blanket, towel, bathing suit, bags, clothes, chopsticks (that I don’t even know how to use), cell phone cover, binders, pens, notebooks, stuffed animal, make up, umbrella, rain boots, jewelry, car decorations, glasses case, evvvverythingggg. It’s definitely an obsession & a little bit of an addiction. Overkill, I know..
What is your sign?
Well, my birthday is October 6, so if we’re going by the old signs, I’m a Libra but according to the new signs I’m a Virgo. Either way, I’m not really into that kind of stuff. I make my own luck. 😀
What are you listening to now?
“Summer Hits of the 90s” station on Pandora, specifically “Run Around” by Blues Travelers.. Love this song. Throwback music puts me in the best mood!
What are your favorite top 3 music artists?
1. Taylor Swift, 2. Goo Goo Dolls, 3. Katy Perry
They’re all really different, I know. 🙂 My mood pretty much determines what kind of music I listen to.
What are the last 3 movies that you’ve seen (in or out of theaters)?
1. Cowboys & Aliens, 2. Batman Begins, 3. Crazy Stupid Love
Number 3 was by far my favorite.. for obvious reasons 🙂
If you were a superhero or super-villain, who would you be and why?
Sailor Moon! Not exactly sure why though..
What activities would a “Perfect Date” consist of (kids read this blog too, LOL)?
Well for a perfect first date, I would say dinner at an average restaurant, a movie that both people want to see, then ice cream! Simple, but it seems like a pretty well rounded date. Talking over a meal to break the ice, a movie to see if you’re comfortable sitting beside each other & maybe holding hands or something ^_^, then ice cream so you have another chance to talk about the movie & get to know each other more before the night is over.
Favorite Disney movie?
Lion King! Lion King! Lion King! I’ve seen it at least 50 times & am still not tired of it. And I cry pretty much every time Mufasa dies. :/
Pick one and why, Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles?
Power Rangers. When I was younger, I would always pretend to be the pink one. I actually watched ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ the other day on Netflix.. The monsters weren’t as scary as I remember, but I still think the pink ranger is just as cool as she was when I was 7.
Which do you prefer, cats or dogs? Sunshine or overcast/rain? Math or English?
Dogs. Sunshine. Math. I’ll keep this question simple. 😉
Do you play an instrument (or in the past)?
I played the violin in elementary/middle school.. That’s about the extent of my musical career.
If you were cast for a movie and could choose any actor to act alongside, who would it be and why?
Hm, I don’t know that I could choose just one. Ryan Gosling because he’s beautiful. Sandra Bullock because she’s talented. Or Jackie Chan because he’s hilarious.