June 2010 archive

Cover Girls: Dawn Richard for Ghubar Magazine

Recently, Dawn Richard got dolled up for Ghubar Magazine courtesy young designer, stylist and good friend Ugo Mozie.

Just last year, I was covering his awesome fashion show for Aston Mozie with Coco & Breezy. Now he’s styling celebs! 

Dawn’s Spread in Ghubar is nothing short of fierce. I’m loving the pieces Ugo styled her in and her haircut still suits her really well.
The sleeves on this piece take it over the edge for me. Love it!
  What do you guys think of Dawn’s shoot? Fierce or Foolish? Sound off below!

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Sneak Peek: Solange for Refinery 29

One of my absolute favorite street chic and local-based blogs Refinery 29, just tweeted a cutesy pic of Solange. Apparently they’re shooting her for an upcoming story and they released the sneak peek above. She’s rocking one of her faves Boxing Kitten, similar to the piece we spotted her in at Tao last week. I’m in love with this bra top – it’s gorge. And her fro of course is fierce. Love it. 
What do you guys think? Fierce or Foolish?

LBS Street Chic: Spotted in Union Square

 Special shoutout to Shani over at Cashmere Cupcake for spotting me on the street and snapping this super cool collage of pics. I was on my way to Cocktails with Belle; an event hosted by A Belle in Brooklyn  (aka Demetria Lucas, creator of the “cutie run” from Let’s Talk About Pep) in Union Square, when the ladies of Cashmere Cupcake and Tefftopia stopped me on the street to snap a pic! Since the event was an evening networking cocktail in the downtown area, I figured I would go for an effortless glam look with a bright-colored blazer and heels. And of course I had to throw on my favorite pair of heels and my turquoise double finger ring. Make sure you guys check out these fly bloggers – they’re awesome!

Blazer: Vintage, Tank: H&M, Leggings: Hue, Locket: Vintage, Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Steve Madden, Two-Finger Ring: Street Vendor

LBS Blog Love & Shoe Giveaway Winner

Special thanks to Eboni Ife’ of The Fashionista Next Door for quoting me as one on her list of favorite blogs! Here’s a little weekend fun for you fellow bloggers out there…

According to the rules, this is what you’re supposed to do…

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Copy the award and place it on your blog
  • Link the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 15 bloggers
  • Let the 15 bloggers know that they are nominated 

Here are my Fave 15 in random order:

1. The Fashion Bomb
2. NSC Fashion Network
3. Jak & Jil Blog
4. WhereDidUGetThat.com
5. Fashion Bananas
6. She Is…
7. His Hers Chicago
8. Moptop Maven
9. Young, Fat & Fabulous
10. Fly Girls
11. Nitrolicious
12. I Am Style-Ish
13. Flaunt Files
14.Cupcakes and Cashmere
15. Apricot Tea

Also! Congratulations to Brandiss of Natural Sunshine – you’ve won the Grace shoes via Kelsi Dagger. Please email luvbrownsugar@gmail.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated – trust there will be plenty more giveaways. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Daddy’s Day!

LBS Weekend Chic: Twitpic Edition

 For those of you who don’t follow LoveBrownSugar on Twitter, I thought I’d give you a tiny update on my weekend ramblings. Me and my boyfriend went cruising around uptown today. That’s me above (never mind my frizzy hair – blame it on NYC humidity) in one of my fave new H&M tops and some street vendor aviators. 
 I think one of my absolute fave activities on a sunny Saturday afternoon is thrifting. I’ve just recently moved to Harlem and to my surprise and delight there are some amazing thrift places in the neighborhood. 
 I scored this really awesome leather shoulder bag (pictured above) at the local Salvation Army. Dirt cheap – only $4.99!
 I also scored this oversized printed button-up that I kinda turned into a summer jacket/dress. I layered it over my body-con mini and slapped a belt over it once I got home. Drab to fab? What do you think?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Daddy Day to all who’ll be celebrating tomorrow 😉

Fierce or Foolish: Lala & Ciara

 Gearing up for Lala and Carmelo’s wedding, BFF Ciara threw her bachelorette party at Lux nightclub in Miami the other night.
 Donned in a denim dress and neutral heels, Ciara rocked out with Lala in a body conscious color blocked dress. I actually really like Ciara’s outfit choice. I mean, she has the body to rock it out clearly.

What do you guys think of both? Fierce or Foolish?

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LoveBrownSugar Feature: Lovelyish.com

The lovely girls over at Lovelyish.com were nice enough to do a feature on me for their “Diary of a Fat Girl” series. I was both honored and flattered that they chose to spotlight me as a plus-sized fashionista. Special thanks to Jen for the feature! Be sure to check it out over at Lovelyish
Here’s an excerpt from my interview:
Lovelyish: You’re obviously rocking it and your confidence is killer. Would you say that blogging affects your self-esteem in any way? Would you recommend it to others who may be on their journey to self-acceptance?

Christina: I definitely think it’s an awesome self-esteem boost. It’s one thing when your close friends tell you they love your style, but getting comments about my fashion choices from fellow bloggers and/or complete strangers from around the world gives me such an adrenaline rush! I think posting your looks takes a bit of confidence in and of itself because readers could always criticize you or leave negative comments. But once you’re brave enough to post and you get positive feedback, nothing feels better.

Lovelyish: Your looks are always executed flawlessly. I especially loved the outfit you wore in your entry “Platforms & Playgrounds” – the bold shoulders, the edgy accessories and those amazing lace-up booties – just perfect! But what I want do know is… what does a casual, just-running-to-the-grocery-store outfit look like for you?

Christina: For casual looks, I normally opt for simple pieces with really amazing details. I’m obsessed with leggings so it would most likely start there.  I have a few amazing pairs from H&M that have zippers on the sides which I think is a cute trendy detail for a staple. Depending on the season, I’d probably throw on an oversized tunic, a jeweled statement necklace and whatever flat shoe I’m obsessed with at the moment. My current shoe obsession is the Jaya Jelly Sandal from DVF (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/60522). They’re so cute and they remind me of my childhood days!

Check out the rest of the interview with Lovelyish HERE

Cover Girls: Amber Rose for YRB Magazine

 Blonde baldy and ballsy model chick Amber Rose recently did a spread for YRB Magazine. She’s clearly channeling Marilyn Monroe pinup which I think is perfect for her…

 A little classier than what she normally does but I feel like she fits the mold well. 

 And of course, I was pleasantly surprised to find they covered her up in this one. 

 Sexy, but still classy. Read her full interview with YRB Magazine HERE
What do you guys think of the spread? Fierce or Foolish?

LoveBrownSugar Chic: Mirror Image

 We headed to the lake for these shots. It was such a peaceful day… 

 To say that I’m in love with these Jeffrey Campbell wedges, is an absolute understatement. 
 They are ridiculously fierce and they feel like sneakers – no exaggeration.  

 Oh the beauty and wonder of a wedge heel. I stole them (aka purchased them) from one of my fave divas who just happens to be my shoe size – Karen of WhereDidUGetThat. Ever need to check your makeup while you’re bending down to zip these suckers up? No worries…mirrors on the heel baby!

 I fell in love at first sight and had to grab myself a pair, as they were sold out everywhere since the style originally debuted last season. 

Oh yeah, snagged this romper from…you’ll never guess…Forever 21 for the win! Loved the lace deatiling on the shoulder…

I thought it would be a nice simple pairing with my turquoise jewelry…and nails. I used Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri in Sea Breeze. I love how these colors stay on so well and they dry faster than you can say “Sally Hansen”. No, really…
It was a fashion match made in heaven. 
*Cue song from Color Purple: “Me and you will never part…mah kee dah dah…”*
Romper: Forever 21, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Turquoise Chain: H&M, Silver Cuff: Street vendor NYC, Turquoise Two-Finger Ring: Street Vendor named “G”