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LBS Kickin’ It: Harlem’s Fashion Row Spring 2017 Runway Show & Style Awards

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This season Harlem’s Fashion Row once again celebrated designers, innovators, and stars of color at their Runway show and awards ceremony. Throngs of fashion industry spiders flocked to Chelsea Piers to attend the celebration which was supported by Motions, Latina Magazine, Ebony Magazine and more. As Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniels reminded attendees designers of color make up less than 1% of the brands found in major department stores making institutions committed to highlighting these unsung talents crucial.

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Legendary record producer, philanthropist, and designer Swizz Beatz was presented with this year’s icon 360 award. His speech was straightforward and compelling. He confessed that when he was told about the award he instructed his assistant to clear everything on his busy New York Fashion Week schedule so that he could attend the ceremony. “Sometimes when people call we say I’m busy but when Tom Ford calls I’m not busy. So I had to make sure that I answered your call the same way that I answer Tom Ford’s call”.

During his speech he also highlighted acclaimed stylists  like Ty Hunter and Wouri Vice who were also in attendance thanking them for their contributions to the fashion community.

Read more about this wonderful event below.

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LBS Beauty: Get Cassie’s Braided Bun

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Perfecting a Cassie look can be tricky, but not impossible. A couple weeks ago the beauty took to instagram and posted this look. I immediately said to myself, “That hairstyle is so cute! I can do that!” This is where I thought I would master this style in 5 minutes or less. I was wrong, but click below to see how I finally got it together.

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LBS Kickin’ It: Harlem’s Fashion Row Style Awards and Fashion Show

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I recently had the pleasure of attending Harlem Fashion Row’s Style awards. In an industry that’s known to throw more shade than North West everyone was complimenting and applauding one another with sincerity and encouraging newcomers to join their ranks. It was an environment filled with love and possibility.

Read more about this wonderful evening below.

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How Diverse are Fashion Ads?

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With New York Fashion Week coming to an end and Fall 2015 ads making a prominent appearance in all of our magazines, The Fashion Spot could not think of a better time to debut their Diversity Report! With television becoming more diverse by the minute, it makes us wonder has the fashion industry followed in their footsteps?

Related: Get Like Me : CBS Senior Vice President Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

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LBS Kickin’ It: Made in America Day 2

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This Sunday I got to say goodbye to summer at the second day of the 4th annual Budweiser Made in America festival.

Fabolous graced the stage earlier in the day setting the tone for a day filled with rap superstars. The ultimate cool guy’s set combined brotherly love with New York Swag when Philly natives Freeway and the Young Gunz surprised the crowd by joining him. He embraced the crowd again on social media later that night playing hilarious clips of hometown hero Kevin Hart on his instagram page.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Fabolous performs onstage during the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 06: Fabolous performs onstage during the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

I’m a huge Fabolous fan (Soul Tape 3 is still on my treadmill playlist) but my favorite part of his set was meeting a LoveBrownSugar reader! It’s always dope to hear what you guys think about the blog and that experience totally made my day.

Read on to find out more information about the second day of the 2015 Made in America Festival.

Related: LBS Kickin’ It: Made in America Festival Day 1 

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4 Perfect Outfits for Summer Brunch

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Whether it’s the beginning of your weekend, or the morning after a long night out, there’s never a bad time for brunch in the summer! Laughs and girl talk over french toast and mimosas is one of our favorite things at LoveBrownSugar, which is why we’re celebrating our 6 year anniversary with an Empowerment Brunch this Saturday! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, head over to this link to buy your ticket so you don’t miss out on the fun.

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The 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Sevyn Streets, Smokie Norful, Shanice Wilson, and Amber Riley perform at the the 12th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 3, 2015.

This year I was invited to attend the 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans. The awards take place every year during Essence Festival as McDonald’s takes the time to bring together community leaders, television and music entertainers, as well as local and national influencers to pay homage to the outstanding work happening within the African-American community. Because of my crazy packed schedule this weekend, I wasn’t able to attend and cover the golden carpet at the awards on Friday but the folks over at McDonald’s sent me these great pics and information about the star-studded event below.

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LBS Beauty: 6 Beach-Approved Makeup Tips

It’s finally starting to feel like summer over here on the east coast. I don’t know about you ladies, but we are excited and ready to hit the sand! One of the challenges many of us makeup lovers have to deal with is finding the “appropriate” makeup look for the sun, sand and water. That’s certainly not the place to show up with a full face of makeup only for it to get ruined after one splash in the ocean. If you are headed to the beach this weekend and in need of some ideas we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for our 6 beach-approved makeup tips.

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Kickin’ It: The Tamar Collection Launch Event

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending “The Tamar Collection” launch event at Red Light PR studios in Manhattan.

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At this event myself and a group of beautiful bloggers/socialites had the chance to experience the line and chat with Tamar Braxton up close and personal.

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Myself & music artist Levine Leavitt

The Tamar collection is an affordable line of sophisticated and trendy clothing for the everyday woman. What I love about this collection is the wide variety of basics that work for an array of occasions. The line is filled with fun clothing and sexy shoes that can be worked into anyone’s wardrobe. When I asked Tamar who the collection was inspired by here’s what she said…

This line was created for women everywhere in all walks of life. We shouldn’t have to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes in order to be fabulous.

We couldn’t agree more with Tamar! Style shouldn’t be defined by a price tag.

Related: LBS Chic Printed Romper Realness

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Her gorgeous mom and sister Toni Braxton was also at the event supporting the launch of her collection!

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All the guests left with a gift card so we could experience the collection first hand. I ended up ordering these black crepe pants and these blue denim jeggings.

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Both pieces fit true to size and they are very comfortable. My favorite piece from the collection is definitely this red A-line dress that was sold out in my size on the site.

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The Tamar collection launch event was a huge success and I’m looking forward to snagging a few more staple pieces for my wardrobe!

 Head over to the site now and checkout with discount code “LBS25” to get 25% off your entire order!

Have you ever experienced, “The Tamar Collection”yet? Which piece is your favorite from the line?

Photo Courtesy: Red Light PR/Anthony Morrison Photography

Kickin’ It: Verizon Presents “The Big Payoff NYC”

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Verizon celebrated their consumers with a night of entertainment and inspiration at “ The Big Payoff ” in Harlem. Assembling an expert panel of industry insiders that included Apprentice finalist and MSNBC commentator Kwame Jackson, Live Events Coordinator at Essence, Michelle Nance, Director of Publicity for the Entertainment Communications division of CBS Television Network, Noelle Llewellyn  and more. The telecommunications giant continued to encourage the public to pursue their passions and explore their potential with this evening of community centered fun. Attendees were permitted to ask questions during the panel discussion and the first one hundred people to arrive were rewarded with wristbands allowing them one on one time to pick the brains of the panel during a meet and greet.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  (L-R) Rose Gold, Ryan Cross, Haithem Elembaby, Kwame Jackson, Vy Higginsen, Noelle LLewellyn, Willie Jackson, and Michelle Nance speak as Verizon Celebrates Consumers With "The Big Payoff" Featuring A Special Exclusive Performance By Melanie Fiona And Expert Entertainment Panel on May 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Verizon)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: (L-R) Rose Gold, Ryan Cross, Haithem Elembaby, Kwame Jackson, Vy Higginsen, Noelle LLewellyn, Willie Jackson, and Michelle Nance speak as Verizon Celebrates Consumers With “The Big Payoff” Featuring A Special Exclusive Performance By Melanie Fiona And Expert Entertainment Panel on May 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Verizon)

The “Potential of Us” event series has been a huge hit for the company who has given consumers the opportunity to connect with and learn from major media players like Allure magazine’s Market Editor Tiffany Reid, super stylist Wouri Vice, who keeps Cookie slaying on the small screen, and New York Radio Personality Angela Yee of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” . The series, which kicked off during Black History Month,  is designed to not only celebrate history but highlight different means of making it including music, science, fashion, sports and especially tech. The panel discussed the importance of digital branding and those unable to attend physically participated through social media using the hashtags #potentialofus and #thebigpayoff.

The night came to an end with an energetic performance by Melanie Fiona who belted out her signature hits “4 AM “ and “Give It to Me Right” along with her latest single “Bite the Bullet”.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  Melanie Fiona performs as Verizon Celebrates Consumers With "The Big Payoff" Featuring A Special Exclusive Performance By Melanie Fiona And Expert Entertainment Panel on May 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Verizon)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Melanie Fiona performs as Verizon Celebrates Consumers With “The Big Payoff” Featuring A Special Exclusive Performance By Melanie Fiona And Expert Entertainment Panel on May 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Verizon)

Learn more about this amazing evening and how you can be apart of future Verizon events below.

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