New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Trends

The Spring 2017 trends from Bridal Fashion week were all the things pastel and floral dreams are made of. The sun was shining at last, with tulips blooming and—best of all—the top designers in bridal unveiled their new collections featuring Spring 2017 Trends, that we absolutely love. We're about six days into a jam-packed schedule of shows and presentations, and a handful of standout trends have emerged. Here are a few of my favorites. Show Some Skin If the new collections are any indication, Read more [...]
ElainaNew York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Trends

Sneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

Bridal Fashion week in New York City is an amazing time and as I was getting ready for a fun filled week I started to pull some of my favorite items to feature in my Spring & Summer Editor's Picks for the upcoming Black Bride Magazine Issue. I knew I wanted my favorite things to be items that would help get me through a LONG week of shows and events. So my favorite things this season were all geared to help me create the ultimate Bridal Fashion week survival kit! I hope you were able to get in Read more [...]
ElainaSneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

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

Black Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

I must admit, I’m such a creature of habit and when it comes to my makeup, if it ain’t broke….So this makes my work a Beauty Contributor all the more interesting as I actively look for new products to try and hopefully love. This time around, I had the opportunity to do a makeover on the beautiful Yoko Jak using a few products from Black Up Cosmetics. Continuing my trend of honesty and objectivity I’ll share with you some of the pros and cons I’ve found while using the products. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBlack Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

Rustic Romance Wedding Styled Shoot

From Charron Gardner of Eye 4 Events: The inspired look came from two different concepts that were infused together to create something unfamiliar to the known. The concept for this particular shoot was rustic romantic blended with The Academy of Art University’s Runway Collection that was presented at the 2015-2016 New York Fashion Week. The color scheme was pulled from the blouse that had an array of colors that blended from the lower portion of the fabric and the Camelot Damasks printed Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderRustic Romance Wedding Styled Shoot

Top 5 Spring Beauty Must-Haves

Shopping for a new wardrobe or upping your shoe game for the bright, sunny days ahead sounds good, but what about your beauty routine?  A few new Spring beauty trends can help with the new wardrobe additions, too. We've found five must have beauty products to add in a little more "sunshine" and color for you this Spring. Anastasia Brow Definer Strong, bold brows are in full effect this spring. No need to worry if you cannot pull this one off on your own.  Anastasia is known for her explicit Read more [...]
Carla HarveyTop 5 Spring Beauty Must-Haves

Bohemian Vintage Wedding Styled Shoot

From the styled shoot team: The inspiration for this shoot was centered around a small town couple who have always dreamt about having an intimate outdoor wedding with their closest family friends at a local historic chapel. We really wanted to incorporate a lot of gold, lace and greenery with blush and vintage touches which really made the outdoor setting at this historic landmark chic and sophisticated. A little gold foil and glitter accents on the stationery and paper goods combined with Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderBohemian Vintage Wedding Styled Shoot

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, 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

Don’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

You’ve taken the time to plan all the details of your wedding day to make sure everything goes off without a hitch - from flowers to jewelry, from favors to linens, from your bridal gown to your hair (and hopefully your makeup too)! You’ll look absolutely stunning and with all your bridesmaids standing with you in their beautiful handpicked dresses they’ll look stunning too. That is, if you’ve taken the time to plan your bridal beauty routine – bridesmaids included.   So, what about Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDon’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

Black Bride Editor’s Picks: Travel Essentials!

Kate Spade Swimsuit: One thing that is very important to me is, the beach! I love beach getaways. What’s not to love about swimwear with underwire and adjustable straps? Its the perfect suit for me. I love the rose fabric and smocked one-piece design with adjustable straps. Pairing this swimsuit with a little black skirt or a pair of shorts is perfect. I love packing pieces that can perform double duty. French Laundry Home, Striped Travel Bags: I am in love with these adorable vintage travel Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderBlack Bride Editor’s Picks: Travel Essentials!

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

Best Dressed from the 2016 Oscar Red Carpet

The glitz! The glam! The oh-so-showstopping gowns and jewelry! The 2016 Oscars and the Oscar Red Carpet were full of memorable moments and fabulous gowns we can't get out of our heads. The Academy Awards is an event that never seems to disappoint from a fashion perspective but this year, the looks were better than expected. We loved the mix of old Hollywood glamour and the new minimalist looks with sleek silhouettes. And lets not forget the over the top jewelry choices by the celebs on the 2016 Read more [...]
ElainaBest Dressed from the 2016 Oscar Red Carpet

Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

To close out an amazing 2015, Black Bride Magazine took to “The City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia PA for the bridal event of the season! Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree – as the name suggests – featured a natural hair and gown showcase and provided a unique experience for Philly’s future brides.  Guests enjoyed a complimentary, all access pass event in an intimate setting at the African American Art Museum in Center City. NTD was presented by TresseNoire and To The T Events. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINatural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap