Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic: New Year's Looks 09

I know many of you ladies out there are wondering which freakum dress to pull out this year. How best to finish off this illustrious decade and bring in 2010 with a bang. I'll be rocking it out in a sequin top and leather skirt...(and banging heels of course). For those of you who like the one-shot deal of a dress, here are some very viable options for you:

For those of you who wanna floss and glisten but on the low key side - this one's just right. Just a hint of sequins without being over the top ASOS, $93.48 .....

BUT, if you're really trying to take it there you can pull out one of these numbers! Sequins, skimpy and sparkly. I mean, it's New Year's right? ASOS, $110.48

This one right here: I call it "Whoop, there it is!" Wet Seal, $26.50

Undoubtedly, there will be ladies lined up at Forever 21 today and tomorrow looking for a cheap thrill in sequins. Rise above the pack and opt for one that looks better quality AND can be recycled for another event - not just New Year's. Slap a shiny belt on this one for the special night. Forever 21, $22.80

Whether you're wearing something over the top or low key, be sure to have fun, stay healthy and enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trey Covers Honey: Trey Chic

So I had an AMAZING time at this Honey Cover shoot with Trey Songz. He whisked into the room smelling of sensual cologne giving hugs and kisses upon entrance. I nearly melted to the floor when he touched my cheek...whew!

Anyway, his pics turned out absolutely amazing. I'm not big on Men's fashion, as you guys now, but I must agree with the clever title - Trey Songz was chic at this shoot.

His stylist Rebecca was so incredibly nice and these looks were well-suited for him.

Make sure you guys peep his full interview with my boss and Editor in Chief Shanel Odum. It's extremely well written. I also snagged a few videos on my bberry during the shoot that I will post soon. Stay tuned!

What do you guys think? Is Trey Chic or what? Soundoff below!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

LoveBrownSugar's 100th Post: Christmas Wishlist

Happy 100th Post lovelies! To commemorate my blog's humble beginnings back in July, this post will be a fan favorite - a countdown! Since we're all gearing up for the Holidays, I decided to share my personal Christmas Wishlist with you all. I've picked some of the coolest and trendiest gifts I personally lust for this season:

10. Embellished Laptop Covers

 Dell had these limited edition laptops specially designed by creative director Douglas Little of D.L. & Co. for Bergdorf Goodman. These are so chic, but unfortunately unavailable for purchase. A girl can dream right? Currently on the hunt for some materials to recreate some of these amazing designs on my own laptop.

9. Studded Boyfriend Blazer

This Studded Boyfriend Blazer from Urban Outfutters seems like one of those pieces that would be in constant rotation throughout the week. It's on trend and it fits well. What else do I need?

8. Leather gloves (Elbow Length)

 All of my winter coats this season happen to be cropped-sleeved and therefore without elbow-length gloves I find myself with a slight chill around the forearm come early mornings in NYC. Wrist-length gloves just don't make the cut. These Coach Leather Gloves would be the business....

7. Cool Digi Cam

So this year, I'm commiting myself to saving up for a pro camera. Just because I love photography. But, in the meantime, I need a banging digi cam because my old one is broken. This Samsung Dual View Digital Camera is the coolest one I've seen in new technology. Tired of your girls saying "Lemme see! Unhh uhh, take that over!" Well, now they can see what they look like with this dual screen and stop stressing you about your photography skills.

6. Yummy Smelling Gift Set

The age-old staple female gift - bath products. We all have them piled from wall to wall in our bathrooms. We will inevitably all receive bath products from at least one person for Xmas. This year, ask for something yummy and multipurpose like this Philosophy Gift Set

5. Studded Heels

The color and shape are festive enough for Christmas and many holidays after. Hell, I might be wearing these in the Spring! These Topshop Studded Heels are FAB, no?

4. Minx Manicure

One way to get creative is to give a spa or beauty treatment of some sort for the Holidays. This year, it's all about the minx manicure. Check the Minx Manicure website and find a salon near you. Feel like a celeb for a day, or shall I say a few weeks as this treatment is said to last at least 2.

3. Stylish Cardigans

Let's face it, cardigans are a closet staple and a mainstay pretty much through winter, spring and fall. Jazz it up this winter with a cardigan in an unexpected print like this Snake Print Cardigan from ASOS.

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs

I mean, who doesn't lust for Marc by Marc Jacobs. I love Marc Jacobs as a designer and his handbags are just so simply chic. I would love an oversized Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag like this one. The royal blue is giving me LIFE!

1. Oversized Menswear Watch

Coming in at number one on my countdown is this luxurious Michael Kors Oversized Watch. I've been searching for the perfect watch for months now. And I can't find any that quite measure up to this one by Michael Kors. It's a bit pricey, but it's just that good. Need it in my life!

That's all for my Xmas Wishlist 2009. Please share below some items on your wishlist! I'd love to hear what you guys lust for this season. Besides, I need gift ideas ;)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Diane Von Furstenberg: Prefall 2010

Here's a peek at Prefall 2010 looks for DVF's line:

Mermaid much? This one reminds me of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" - my favorite Disney movie!

Looks cozy...I like the hint of sparkle at the bottom

So this cropped panty silhouette just won't go away will it? Clearly not, this is about the 4th season of the slouchy cropped pant? If this silhouette works for you, rock it out!

This entire outfit just reminds me of Whitney Port of The City...no? Chic yet comfy.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sick Site Spotlight: Chictopia

Do you ever get inspiration from other people's outfits? I do. From celebrities to my fashionable friends to just people on the streets of NYC - I take inspiration from everywhere. So when I stumbled across this amazing online community called Chictopia that allows fashionistas all over the world to broadcast their style and creativity, I had to bring it to your attention:

Sadly, I am currently without a digital camera (see upcoming Xmas wishlist), but for now I'm having fun just browsing the amazing looks people post throughout the website:

I first took notice of the site when KethiaJ over at the Flaunt Files had it displayed on her page. I've been addicted to it ever since. Once I'm up and running with a digi cam again, I'll post links for you guys on my daily outfits! Lookout for it in 2010!
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Perfect Peplum LBD

Ever so often you stumble upon that oh-so-perfect little black dress. This one is it for me...

It's actually from Victoria Beckham's Spring 2010 Collection:

I'm excited to see what else this lovely collection holds. It seems to be a direct reflection of her style which is so London chic. What do you think of this LBD? Fierce or Foolish?

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vevo Launch Party Pics

Last night stars were out in NYC for the Vevo Launch Party at the Skylight Studio:

My fave outfit of the night went to Rih Rih. She's giving us shoulder, all-black-everything and bangin' gold accessories - can you say TREND? Loves it...

Ciara stepped out in a metallic gold dress with over-the-knee lace up boots. I must say, I wasn't a fan. Oh hey Adam Lambert...

Is it me or is 50 upstaging Mary J in this pic? I'm getting tired of seeing Mary in these same all-black ensembles. Imma need you to jazz it up Mary J!
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Confessions of a Shopaholic: DVF Sample Sale

So Diane von Furstenberg is actually my favorite designer...I LOVE HER. Her prints, her draping, the cuts - she really knows how to subtly play up a woman's body. For those of you ladies located in NYC that love her too - she's having a sample sale all this week! Check the details above. I'll be there tonight if you wanna meet up!
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Rachel Roy: PreFall 2010 Collection

So Rachel Roy is slowly inching up on my list of favorite designers. There are some designers you just love for their aesthetic and the art surrounding the pieces they create. And then there are designers you love because they know their customer and they create WEARABLE designs.

Get into Rachel Roy. She's doing the damn thing!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Lifestyle Icons: Angela & Vanessa Simmons

Ok, so most of you already know that I'm an Editorial Assistant at HoneyMag.com. In case you didn't, now you know. So consider this shameless promotion at it's best. I actually don't blog about most of my work for Honey, but I absolutely love this article and it took me 5 days to transcribe it, so I must promote:

One of the reasons I really loved this one is because Angela & Vanessa were so personable and down to earth! I listened to an hour long interview via tape recorder of Angela and Vanessa going back and forth answering my boss's questions.

They're so genuine and I truly admire that they're young black entrepreneurs with clear focus and positive image.

And of course, Charles (our fashion director) did an excellent job with styling. Enjoy! And peep the full article here.
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