Whitney Parker

Whitney Parker

Whitney Parker, is the Fashion Intern for Blackbride.com and Black Bride Magazine. Whitney is also the creator of the millennial lifestyle blog 87|Magazine. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @iamWhitn3y.

Eliminate The Dress Drama & Vow To Be Chic

As a bride, finding the right dress is stressful enough…but what about finding the right outfits for all of the other events surrounding the wedding? Bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, the reception…all events where a bride wants to look her absolute best. If you find yourself stressing over attire for your wedding events now you can stress-less because Vow To Be Chic is here to help! An innovative e-comm site solely dedicated to helping brides and their bridesmaids find fashionable designer Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerEliminate The Dress Drama & Vow To Be Chic

Haberdashnow: Mastering the Art of Dressing Like A Gentleman

Men’s style and fashion trends have certainly taken a turn for the best over the past several years. Designers are finally taking note that men like to look good too; and not just on their wedding day. But, with all the new options when it comes to suits, shoes and accessories, many gentlemen are reaching out to local fashion consultants for some much needed fashion assistance. Dondrae McGee, Owner and Principal Stylist of the men’s styling group HaberdashNow has seen a significant increase Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerHaberdashnow: Mastering the Art of Dressing Like A Gentleman

Your Guide to Selecting the Perfect Bridal Shoes

Just like the wedding gown fashion, shoe options for the bride have come a long way. Brides have become more creative when picking shoes for their big day…and the options are endless, so here is your guide to selecting the perfect bridal shoes. Pumps, Heel, Stilettos A bride’s wedding attire should always be a reflection of who she is, and the shoes are no exception. In today’s bridal fashion, your shoes can be your statement piece. No matter what, the classic stiletto is the top choice Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerYour Guide to Selecting the Perfect Bridal Shoes

Men’s 2016 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

We couldn’t do a 2016 spring/summer fashion piece without include some of your favorite trends for men. Here are some of our favorite spring/summer fashion trends for men. Safari Ride Urban safari can be seen all over the runway this year for men's spring/summer trends. Urban Safari refers to the fashion-forward trousers, field jackets and dress shirts equipped with double pockets. Popular colors for this trend includes dark green, khaki/tan and dark brown. Layered Jackets Another trend, Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerMen’s 2016 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

Top 2016 Spring Fashion Trends

Now that we have turned our clocks forward the countdown to spring has officially begun. You may be ready for warmer weather but is your wardrobe ready? At Blackbride.com, we are all about keeping you up-to-date on the latest fashion trends. Check out a few of the spring fashion trends we have fallen in love with… Culottes Culottes will be making a comeback this spring season. You will be able to find culottes in various styles, colors and patterns. Denim, floral print and mutli-colored are Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerTop 2016 Spring Fashion Trends

Bridal Fashion from Around the World

The American wedding is unique in its own right, mainly because it can be a combination of many cultures. Here in the U.S. our budget mainly dictates how elaborate our weddings are but for other cultures the wedding is probably one of the most significant life events for a person; especially for a woman. Marriage for a woman brings closure to the single girl life and opens the door to the next stage in life; adulthood, wife, mother. Middle Eastern, Indian and African brides have some of the most Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerBridal Fashion from Around the World

Wedding Guest Fashion Do’s and Don’ts

So, you've officially received your wedding invite in the mail…now what? It’s time to start thinking about what you are going to wear. Your choice of fashion is very important when attending any wedding. If you have never been to a wedding before keep in mind that a wedding is a semi-formal event, unless otherwise noted. Most of the time the wedding invitation will indicate the dress code. But if not, contact the bride or groom to ask or use your best judgement. If you are still not sure about Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerWedding Guest Fashion Do’s and Don’ts

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away but there is still time to shop for that perfect gift. If you still aren’t sure about what to get your significant other, or you just haven’t put any thought into it, check out a few of these valentine's day gift ideas for him and her. Gifts for Her Club W If the lady in your life is a wine lover then she will certainly appreciate a membership from Club W. Since their arrival, Club W has become a major staple amongst young wine lovers everywhere. Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerValentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Black Bride Must Haves: Winter Accessories

Even though spring is only less than eight weeks away there is still time to enjoy some of the great styles winter has to offer. If you are still looking for winter style inspiration consider adding these winter accessories to your wardrobe: Leather Gloves A classic piece for every women's winter wardrobe is a pair of leather gloves. Leather gloves now come in so many colors and styles it is so easy to find a pair that will fit your look. You can explore various online boutiques and stores for Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerBlack Bride Must Haves: Winter Accessories

Stunning Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

  Planning a wedding around the the winter holidays is hectic enough. And although winter is a gorgeous time of the year for a white wedding, finding the perfect colors to fit your winter wedding theme can be just as daunting. Many brides try to stick to tradition when it comes to wedding colors. But it is very important to remember that this is your special day so be sure to incorporate as much of your own personal touch when it comes to colors and style. If you are still in need of Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerStunning Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

The Nubian Skin Lingerie Collection

Lingerie and hosiery are a standard for every woman's collection of undergarments. For most women, our go to color for undergarments is black but when discussing other options I have found that many women of color would love to incorporate more nude or flesh-tone colors into their collection. Unfortunately, finding flesh-toned lingerie for women of color can be a very difficult task. Ade Hassan, founder Nubian Skin was one of those women of color who felt excluded when it came to the selection Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerThe Nubian Skin Lingerie Collection

Designer Spotlight: Amsale Fall 2016 Collection

The Amsale Fall 2016 Collection gorgeously graced the stage of this year’s New York Bridal Show. For their stunning bridal collection, Amsale delighted us with classic ballroom style gowns embellished in embroidered silk, lace and satin. Amsale's dazzling collection will win brides over with gowns that reflect classic beauty. Darcy -  Fit to flare wedding gown with V neckline, tulle overskirt and silk ribbon sash. Lake - Cut-out sheer corded lace bridal  ballgown. Rae - Fit to flare Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerDesigner Spotlight: Amsale Fall 2016 Collection

Designer Spotlight: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Known for her luxury bridal designs and exquisite attention to detail, Monique Lhuillier captivated New York's Fall Bridal Show with her Fall 2016 Bridal Collection. A stunning collection of voluminous silhouettes, modernized by strapless separates and sensual off the shoulder styles, this Monique Lhuillier collection was one to remember. As a designer known for her dramatic detailing, brides will be mesmerized by the collection's gorgeous embellishments which are featured on the sheer sleeves, Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerDesigner Spotlight: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

The Curvy Bride’s Guide to the Perfect Undergarments

There is no doubt that every bride’s goal is to look her absolute best on her wedding day. For the curvy bride, she may think that her gown choices are limited due to her shape and size, and forgoes the dream gown she thought she could never wear. But, with a combination of the right body shaper and the perfect dress, a curvy bride can open her dress options up a lot more. So, please see below for the curvy bride's guide to the perfect undergarments! Because every bride wants to look her Read more [...]
Whitney ParkerThe Curvy Bride’s Guide to the Perfect Undergarments