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Meet Lisa Bubbers

Each week, we check in with a different member of Thingtesting's community to ask what brands they've spotted, what they're testing, and take a peek into their recent reviews.

This week's feature is Lisa Bubbers, she's a cofounder and the Chief Brand Officer behind Studs. Read on to discover the brands she's recently spotted and everything else in her current rotation.

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Hi Lisa, please introduce yourself.

Hi, I’m Lisa Bubbers, the cofounder and Chief Brand Officer of Studs. Studs is an ear piercing and earring brand.

We launched in 2019 and now have nine Studs Studios across the US and ecommerce on I coined the term Earscaping® to describe the unique Studs experience of using your ear as a canvas for self-expression.

What are some brands you’ve recently spotted?

Graza. Noticed this new brand recently and I really love the art direction and website, very well done in my opinion.

Club Vintage. This is my friend Anna Gray’s vintage brand. She is the queen of bringing together the best vintage vendors and vintage curation for pop-ups and bazaars.

Fishwife. This is the new very delicious tinned fish company from my girl Caroline Goldfarb, who is hilarious and delightful.

What's a brand you recently tested?

What else is in your current rotation?

I have recently gotten into Yoga Nidra guided meditations. I also go for therapeutic massages at Fishion in Chinatown.

My fiancé is an awesome cook, and has been making this Gordon Ramsay chickpea stuffed chicken and we often try to remake the Altro Paradiso fennel salad (they published the recipe in Bon Appetit)

I lead creative direction and store design for Studs so finding new art direction/design inspiration and collaborators is key. I'm currently looking at the millie vintage, aint vintage, Office Ben Ganz, the digital fairy, Sabine Marcelis, and Y2K Aesthetic Institute

What are your favorite New York hangouts?

I live near downtown’s Civic Center and Tribeca so most of my favorite haunts are close by. I have a steady rotation between Odeon, Fanelli’s, coffee at Frenchette Bakery, Altro Paradiso, Eataly near World Trade Center and Kiki’s. I go running at Hudson River Park or to New York Pilates on Howard. For shopping - obviously Studs on Prince St.

Who are some brand spotters in your community who you look to for new things?

I basically have Chris Black and Mélanie Masarin on speed dial for new recs and to tell me what’s cool.

Spotted in Lisa's living room...