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January 2010 archive

All I Want For My Birthday…

Hey all! It’s my birthday and I’m happily turning 21…again (lol)! All I want for my birthday is to be FAB for life. In my work, my hobbies, my relationships, love and especially on LoveBrownSugar. I hope you’re down to take the ride with me – much love and thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Adventures with Ralph the Russian Fur: Baby Love

This has nothing to do with fashion, but I thought I would give you guys a peek into my past weekend. I spent MLK weekend in the DC/MD area with my family. And of course, Ralph came along for the ride. Well it seems I’m not the only one who likes him….

My nephew Justice, 7 months – isn’t he cute?
More with Ralph coming soon!

Cover Girls: Kelly Rowland Alter Ego Photoshoot

Kelly Rowland recently did an Alter Ego photoshoot with Derek Blanks. Here, I’m assuming she portrays the working woman of the 50’s and then the pinup girl – cute.
She took a few glam shots as well:
It seems all the black stars somehow end up in the hands of Derek Blanks for one of these photoshoots. Well, Derek, when’s mine?!

Here’s some Behind the Scenes footage from the shoot:
 
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Fashion Countdown: Golden Globe Awards 2010

The stars were out in full effect last night for the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Props and shouts out to my favorite winner of the night and the first to win an award – Mo’Nique. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious” and she looked absolutely stunning on the runway. So let’s start with her shall we?

Monique was shining and beautiful on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in her Reem Accra gown. I thought the shape was so flattering for her figure. I loved the strapless and draped effect. Hair and makeup were on point. G’head girl!
I was expecting so much from Zoe Saldana as she’s been on my best dressed celeb list for a while now. But this Louis Vuitton gown was not doing it for me. It looks like she got caught up in the garbage disposal…too many shreds and not enough structure. Still a gorgeous girl tho…

So yall already know how I feel about Mariah’s ensembles. It’s always the same ole thing with Mariah; short, tight or shiny….enough Ms. Carey. We all love a good form-fitting Herve Leger silhouette, but let’s be honest girl – this just doesn’t fit. Period. Too much boob and she has a preggers pouch!
Fergie, this dress is adorable. I just wish it was strapless and I wish you had thrown on some glitzy jewels to take it over the edge. Other than that, gorge!
I was in love with Drew’s Versace Atelier dress until she turned to the other side and revealed a horrendous diamond tumor protruding from her right hip. Hmmm….not sure what the idea was behind that piece. However, the sparkling shoulder and the nude gown were a winner for me!
Kate Hudson was the best-dressed diva of the night in my opinion. Her white Marchesa dress was OVAHH…loved it! And I even love that she strayed away from doing the typical statement necklace because her dress was a statement all it’s own.

Chloe Sevigny always makes me smile with her fashion-forward ‘fits. I love the ruffles and the chiffon but I’m undecided about the overall look. Is it too much? Hmm…
Now, Tina Fey, I know you tell jokes for a living…PLEASE tell me this is a joke as well. She looks like Mary Poppins! And the shoes too? Stop it. right. now.
I love this color on Ginnifer Goodwin but I’m not in love with the silhouette. I think it swallows her up no? I think if the shape was a little more fitted around the bottom, I would love it.
 Who was Fierce and who was Foolish? Let me know below!

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Forever 21 Spring 2010 Lookbook

The theme for Forever 21’s Spring 2010 line seems to be florals, brights and stripes – all wonderful prints and colors to get excited about for spring!

Fath 21, their plus size line, is included in the bunch as well…

 The mesh bustier top is a keeper for sure – really versatile. And I love a good animal print cardigan…

They mixed stripes and floral for these looks. Unexpected but somehow it works…

I’ll be stocking up on accessories per usual – best way to update your staple pieces without investing in a whole new wardrobe…

Forever 21 updates a classic like a white button up with puff sleeves – cute.

Again, I can’t wait to break out my skirts and neon cardigans. Just a few more months…

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PSA: Help Haiti

Taking a break from my regularly scheduled programming to appeal to everyone who hasn’t already had the chance to donate. By now, we’ve all seen the images on TV or saw the aftermath videos online. We’ve tweeted and facebooked about it, but have you donated yet? If not, there are multiple opportunities to do so:

You can donate through Wyclef Jean’s YELE foundation by texting through your phone or by online donation…
 You can also give a gift through the American Red Cross organization. (That’s where I donated)
I hope you take the time out to help! It’s a sad week for those in Haiti, those who have friends & family there and those who are somehow connected to people affected. Keep them in your prayers…