Grand Opening!

Posted by: Fashionista101

I mentioned back in August that I was opening an online boutique — Well, it’s here! My official Grand Opening was actually last month, but I’ve been crazy busy with a few other blossoming projects, and couldn’t seem to find the right time to share it with the audience. We’re currently carrying everything from tops and bottoms, to dresses and outerwear. We have a small, but nice selection of jewelry, and plan to add more in the upcoming weeks…Footwear and accessories are also on that list!

A week ago, my team and I headed out to NYC’s Greenwich Village for this amazing Fall/Winter 2009 photo shoot (promo for the store). I of course styled our gorgeous models in nothing but the finest — gear from Klassiq! 😀

Photographer Chris Fox-Kelly found this spot with his eye for greatness, and make-up artist Tanisha-Faye put in some work on these ladies. & when I say the make-up was flawless, I mean FLAWLESS. We of course couldn’t do it without Klassiq’s Angels — Megan, Estefania, & Sarika (our models). They worked it out!

[Loc: Greenwich Village, NYC// Models (L – R): Sarika Sookdeo, Megan Campbell, Estefania C.]

*All readers: use coupon code KLBrownSista at checkout, for an extra discount off your purchase!

Top Fall Trend #1: STUDS

Fall is right around the corner, and it’s time to start stocking up on your fave trends and pieces before they all run out! Studs are one fall’s hugest trends, and that’s mainly because they’re very versatile and add a bit of edge to any look. Dresses and skirts are also my “thing” for fall, so above I’ve thrown together a collage of trendy studded dresses for the season. The strapless and mesh body-con ones are perfect for a night out on the town, while the v-neck and 2-fer styles are great for daytime looks, as well as the office!

1. ASOS – Stud Jersey Waistband Dress £55.00
2. eBay Vintage Find – Current Bid $67.98
3. Urban Outfitters – MINKPINK Dress $98
4. SAKS Fifth Avenue – LaRok Dress $248

ASOS is def one of my fave stores on the web. They have some of the trendiest pieces, and they have clothing for any girl’s style. Click here to shop ASOS’s full collection of studded pieces.

If you’ve never shopped TOPSHOP before, then this is the time to start. Yeah, some of their pieces are over-priced, which is why you need to choose wisely, and try not to impulse-buy everything you see! They’re well-known for their unique key/statement pieces.

1. Armour Shift Dress – $410
2. Stud Leather Jacket – $290
3. Sherry Studded Mary Jane Shoes – $145
4. Anique Stud Toe Ankle Bootie – $170
5. Pyramid Stud Elastic Belt – $70

Click here to shop TOPSHOP’s full collection of studded pieces.

At, you can find great everyday pieces, and just about anything to satisfy your street style fix. They stock over 250 brand names, including Melody Ehsani (celeb fan: Keri Hilson), DimePiece Designs (celeb fan: Cassie), and Married to the Mob (celeb fan: Teyana Taylor).

Click here to shop KarmaLoop’s entire studded inventory.

Some of you may already know that I am opening my very own online boutique this fall. We’re gearing up for our first official product shoot in a few weeks, and we have some really great pieces coming in, so stay tuned and I’ll be sure to update everyone when our Grand Opening arrives!


. Look of the Week .

This week’s Look of the Week is singer/entertainer, Ciara. She attended a special screening of “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in LA, on Thursday evening. Wearing a white body-con above-the-knee dress by designer Hervé Leroux, it’s safe to say that Ciara was most definitely the showstopper at this event. The form-fitting dress, which featured a mesh panel detail, was cleverly paired with a gold and diamond statement necklace, and black Christian Louboutin pumps.

Summer Sequins: For Day & Night

A trend which is mostly and usually worn only around the holidays and winter, can also be worked into your summer wardrobe. I love sequins, and know a lot of other women do as well.

This outfit is perfect for any daytime event. There’s a lot of sparkle, but the crisp white top tones things down. When wearing a statement jewelry piece (i.e. the bib necklace; above), try to keep the amount of accessories worn to a minimum. One other added piece is good enough.

For night, a lot of ladies usually like to go full-on with the amount of shine. The bodycon dress above is only sequined at the shoulders. It keeps the sexy night-time look of the dress, without being too loud. To brighten up the outfit, gold or silver accessories, and even a sequined clutch can be added.

Swimwear:: The Perfect Styles for 9 Different Shapes!

One of the best things about fashion is its ability to cater to different types of people, especially when it comes to shapes and sizes. Here are a few body-flattering swimsuit styles, tips, and tricks for every shape…

For small chested girls like Cassie, a ruffled string bikini will flaunt what you’ve got, and fake what you don’t!

The best suits for curvier women like songstress Jordin Sparks would be solid colored one-piece bathing suits with a plunging neckline, as they help to keep the attention on your upper half. Tankini styles help to conceal your midriff, and the added ruching sides camouflage a round tummy. Boy shorts are also great for those who want some added coverage around their bottoms.

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Style Stealer: Amber Rose vs. Amerie

What’s worse than showing up to an award show wearing the same dress as someone else? — Hmmm — Obviously being the one whose look fell completely flat! Last night at the 2009 BET Awards, both Amber Rose and singer Amerie showed up wearing the same backless white Alexander McQueen mini dress. Seeing how I dubbed Amber best dressed last night, it’s obvious that I felt she looked best. On such a beautifully sunny day in LA, it was nice to see her liven up the red carpet with her neon pink patent leather pumps. For me, it wasn’t Amerie’s shoes that ruined it for me because I love her Alexander McQueen peep-toe booties, but her makeup and appeal was all wrong. You would have never known she was wearing a backless dress! She’s also such a naturally pretty girl, so the need to cake on all that eye makeup was unnecessary.

* I believe that overall, Amber Rose killed Amerie in every department. She definitely owned this look!

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Style Stealer: Selita Ebanks vs. LeToya Luckett

When we saw supermodel Selita Ebanks rocking this Balmain number a few months back at the New York Premiere of Valentino’s Last Emperor, she knocked our socks off. Pairing her revealing LBD with simple Givenchy t-strap heels, Selita proved to us once again that she stands in her own lane. Singer LeToya Luckett arrived at last night’s 2009 BET Awards wearing the same Balmain dress with silver embellishments and zippers placed all around, paired with chunky metallic silver and black heels. The only difference with LeToya’s dress is that she modified the cleavage area to possess a bandage-like covering.

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