Category: STYLE WATCH

STYLE WATCH: Accessories From Adha Zelma at Nolcha Fashion Week

STYLE WATCH: Accessories From Adha Zelma at Nolcha Fashion Week

Nolcha Fashion Week is an award winning fashion week event held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week consisting of four days of runway shows, an eco-accessory exhibition, fashion business seminars, and networking events. The invite-only four day event connects media, retailers, trendsetters, fashion professionals, executives, industry celebrities and investors with designers. We were invited to attend [...]

September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
STYLE WATCH: Harlem’s Fashion Row Connects Designers with Fashion Industry Professionals During Fashion Week

STYLE WATCH: Harlem’s Fashion Row Connects Designers with Fashion Industry Professionals During Fashion Week

Tomorrow, at the close of New York’s famed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the Studio Museum in Harlem will be locale of the the Third Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) showcase. The fashion exhibition and presentation highlights emerging designers of color. This year, HFR has selected Niiamar, Telfar, Sammy B. and Viscera NY to be a part [...]

September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — Harlem’s H&M Celebrates Its Red Carpet Re-Opening in Grand Style

A Look Back — Harlem’s H&M Celebrates Its Red Carpet Re-Opening in Grand Style

Last week H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the grand re-opening of their flagship Harlem store. The store first opened in 2002 as a part of “Harlem Center”, a group of retail establishments that were first to open in the now “revitalized” Harlem. Through out the evening the H&M staff [...]

August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Rock the Block Bk

Rock the Block Bk

August 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about BET’s Harlem Heights. We also introduced Briana, Ashlie and Landon, three of the cast members. Since then, there’s been a premiere at the Apollo with a fabulous gift bag, rave reviews by some and not so kind words from others. Like the show or not, it [...]

April 7, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Style Watch — Aretha’s Hat for Spring

Style Watch — Aretha’s Hat for Spring

Photo: New York Times ***** Luke Song, creator of Aretha Franklin’s Inaugural Hat, has more than 5,000 orders for the spring version of the hat available in a variety of pastel colors selling for $179 apiece. (He declines to make a replica of the actual model.) More orders are bound to pour in since Franklin [...]

March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Fashion and Function — The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week MacDella Cooper Foundation Benefit

Fashion and Function — The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week MacDella Cooper Foundation Benefit

MacDella Cooper and Korto Momolu (photo) ***** Wrapping up Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, The MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) held a benefit after party at Nikki Beach Midtown with a fashion show by Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu. Founded by MacDella Cooper, MCF is raising $500,000 for a tuition-free school in Cooper’s native Liberia. Liberia was a [...]

March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tina Shoulders’ Laidback Lifestyle

Tina Shoulders’ Laidback Lifestyle

In the midst of national economic trouble, Laidback Founder and Creative Director Tina Shoulders has found her niche in the home decor industry.  The Bronx native and former fashion designer is making a mark with her pop culture inspired pillows, which were unique enough to be featured on MTV’s Real World Brooklyn. Laidback goes beyond [...]

February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Harlem celebrates Obama’s historic moment Sasha, Malia Obama shine in J. Crew at inauguration President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem More than 1M crowd DC for Obama’s inauguration Black Leaders React to Obama’s Inauguration. Colin Powell Calls Inauguration ‘A Fabulous Day For All Americans’ Obama’s Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems Obama Halts New or Pending Bush [...]

January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Limited Edition Inaugural Ties from The Ella Rose Collection

Limited Edition Inaugural Ties from The Ella Rose Collection

Spelman alum, DC lawyer, and entreprenuer Cara Grayer Johnson has designed a limited edition necktie in honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration.

January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Benjamin Bixby by André Benjamin

Benjamin Bixby by André Benjamin

Has there ever been a celebrity who, in the cause of promoting a fashion label, did not want to be known as more of a designer than a celebrity? It is kind of nice to imagine all the man-hours Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs and Beyoncé have spent laboring at a sewing machine lest anyone doubt [...]

October 10, 2008 | 3 Comments More
The Art of Curves: The Movement Plus Size Fashion Event

The Art of Curves: The Movement Plus Size Fashion Event

The Art of Curves “brought curvy back”, with the unprecedented success of their plus sized fashion show last year. This year, they bring together some of the plus size fashion industry’s top designers as the well as the works of up and coming designers to their 2008 show. The Shop-n-Soiree provides the opportunity to network [...]

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Plus Sized Holiday Fashion

Plus Sized Holiday Fashion

Below are fabulous holiday styles for all you plus-sized fashionistas out there. You’ll find everything you need to keep you stylish this Holiday season from the LBD (Little Black Dress) to evening gowns.

October 25, 2007 | 0 Comments More
Holiday Fashion — The Cocktail Hour

Holiday Fashion — The Cocktail Hour

As the holidays arrive so do the party invites and it’s time to check the stores for the perfect cocktail attire. It’s hard to go wrong with the classic LBD (Little Black Dress) but this holiday season why not go for something bolder? For this season’s soirees try on delightful dresses in deep jewel tones. [...]

October 25, 2007 | 0 Comments More
Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) — Oct. 19th – 21st

Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) — Oct. 19th – 21st

On Friday, Oct. 19th, 2007 BK Fashion Week (end) will present “Circus Couture” Spring/Summer Collections ’08, the first of three nights of a dazzling display of hot new fashions from 19+ fashion designers from around the world. The event will be a major introduction for some of the hottest emerging design talent. You don’t want [...]

October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fashion Trends — Part IV: Purple Rain

Fall Fashion Trends — Part IV: Purple Rain

THE COLOR PURPLE – This majestic hue ruled the runway in shades from Plum to Bordeaux.

October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fashion Trends — Part III: Retro Glamour

Fall Fashion Trends — Part III: Retro Glamour

RETRO 40’S CHIC – It’s time for a very grown-up & glamorous look! Sky-high pumps paired with a form-fitting pencil skirt and sexy bow tie blouses complete this retro 1940’s look.

October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fashion Trends — Part II: Rainbow Bright

Fall Fashion Trends — Part II: Rainbow Bright

BRIGHT COLOR – Think outside the box and buy bold, bright hues like cobalt and fuschia to add a playful pop of color to your fall wardrobe.

October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments More