Fashion

Designer Spotlight: Inbal Dror 2017

Inbal Dror’s elegant new bridal collection showcase’s a softer side for the fashion forward bride. This collection is sheerer and the necklines have an even deeper plunge than previous collections. There are loads of intricate embellishments, organza ruffles, ombré petals and 3-D florals, perfect for the nontraditional bride. With loads of delicate lace and elaborate embroideries as well as lots of high shine, when gazing at the collection we feel a rich bohemian vibe. Our favorite looks Read more [...]
EditorDesigner Spotlight: Inbal Dror 2017

Historic Women of the Black Beauty Industry

Hair! Hair! Hair! It’s what we know. It’s what we do. It’s what we love. The Black beauty industry (hair and makeup) is a BIG deal, from hair weaves to natural skincare products created at home. Today, we are afforded the luxury to look and feel fabulous with ease, affordability, and convenience. The ability to alter our hair texture, color, and style has become second nature to so many women of color. I’m certain it’s something that’s often taken for granted. While there’s social Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHistoric Women of the Black Beauty Industry

A Glam Bahamas Bridal Styled Shoot!

Bahamas based wedding pros Christina Ysaguirre Photography, Kaleidobloom Events & Design and Lucy Lu Beauty joined forces to create three glam vignettes with a beautiful married couple, Latoya Moxey and her husband. From the pros: We were going for elegant glam for our first look, super fun and colorful for our second look, and something very subtle, yet glam for our last look. Everything came together perfectly as the model had her own closet full of dresses for us to choose from. The tablescapes Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderA Glam Bahamas Bridal Styled Shoot!

Winter Wonderland Wedding Styled Shoot

Atlanta Wedding & Event Professionals brought together its members and partners to create a shoot that incorporated the beauty and sparkle of the winter season. This styled shoot incorporated the accents of the season and trendy accompaniments of mixed metals. This shoot also incorporated the beauty of women of color on their wedding day. Check out this winter wonderland inspired shoot, captured by Southern Portrait & Video. Shoot location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Shoot theme: Winter Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderWinter Wonderland Wedding Styled Shoot

2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

We ended 2016 with yet, another amazing Black Bride event for our wonderful brides-to-be of Philadelphia! If you had the pleasure of attending our 1st showcase in 2015, you know how much our brides enjoyed themselves. The ambiance, the delectable food bites, the gowns, the hair and all things bridal brought to you by Black Bride, and TresseNoire with event coordination and management by, To the “T” Events was all there and was nothing short of perfection. Our 2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson II2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

New Year. Old Me. Just Better….

As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINew Year. Old Me. Just Better….

Holiday Makeup Giveaway

The holiday season has finally arrived and I’m excited to announce some wonderful news for all of our readers who love makeup as much as I do! They call this the season of giving, right?! Well we’re certainly feeling generous here at Black Bride. This holiday season we’ll be celebrating by stuffing a stocking for one special reader for our Holiday Makeup Giveaway! But first, I'll share a little about why this giveaway is so special to me. A few years ago, I was introduced to Motives by Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHoliday Makeup Giveaway

No Makeup: Trending Up?

There’s a shift happening among women that’s created quite the buzz lately. While it could potentially impact the foot traffic at your nearest cosmetics counter, I’m wondering if it is indeed a shift or just another fly-by-night trend. Over the past few years, the number of makeup tutorials have significantly increased right along with the amount of makeup women are wearing and the excessive steps it takes to apply the abundance of products. Personally, I’ve been waiting for a break from Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINo Makeup: Trending Up?

Eniko’s Vera Wang Wedding Gowns

When actor and comedian Kevin Hart married his longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, the duo threw quite the lavish ceremony. Eniko's Vera Wang wedding gowns were the most memorable aspects of the night. With friends and family gathered in Santa Barbara, CA, for the pair's nuptials, and they all posed for gorgeous photos beforehand. The bride stole the spotlight in Vera Wang, as the fashion house created two dresses for Eniko, each complete with French Chantilly lace, but totally different in style. While Read more [...]
ElainaEniko’s Vera Wang Wedding Gowns

Summer Beauty At The BET Awards

This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer! As the weather heats up and we struggle Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IISummer Beauty At The BET Awards

Who says you can’t wear an LBD to a wedding?

Weddings often come with a slew of constricting "dos" and "don'ts." Some are reasonable: Never wear white as a guest, only buy gifts from the bride and groom's registry, abide by the chosen dress code. And some are little archaic: Youthful, single ladies for the bridal bouquet toss only; and my (least) favorite — never wear black. While dark hues in general have a traditional connotation for funerals and mourning, the LBD has proved itself enough of a staple in modern times that we can do away Read more [...]
ElainaWho says you can’t wear an LBD to a wedding?

Ciara’s Stunning Wedding Fashion Revealed!

Ciara married Russell Wilson on July 6th, 2016 in Liverpool, England wearing Cavalli Couture. The unique bridal creation is composed of white silk tulle, fully embroidered with floral motifs throughout, and delicate glass beading, covered entirely with precious Chantilly lace appliqué. An absolutely stunning dress for the perfect bride... See pics from her day below! Ciara's Wedding Fashion Revealed! You can even get Ciara's stunning bridesmaid looks with Theia's newest collection Read more [...]
ElainaCiara’s Stunning Wedding Fashion Revealed!

Stunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.  You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is Read more [...]
ElainaStunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

Pronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Pronovias hosted a styling master class with celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger in NYC. Hosting brides and bridal industry insiders, Micaela shared her tips for styling your bridal gown, featuring stunning new styles from Pronovias. Plunging v-necks to classic a-line gowns, Micaela prepped brides to make their gown their own and look breathe-taking on their day. Explore the top looks from the Pronovias collection and all of Micaela's tips! Tips from Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger Make Read more [...]
ElainaPronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Destination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)! I personally was never Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDestination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success