Labor Day 2013 Costumes

Back in June I had the pleasure to attend Sesame Carnival presents “VOUGE” The Carnival Edition 2013 Mas Band Launch, an event that gives designers the opportunity to present the costumes that will grace the streets of Brooklyn during the annual West Indian Labor Day parade. If you follow me on twitter, you’ve already seen this collage I made of some of the fashionable costumes … Continue reading Labor Day 2013 Costumes

Fro Fashion Week Comes to New York This Fall

A recent article in the New York Timers referred to the lack of diversity in the fashion industry as Fashion’s “blind spot, noting only 6% of African-American models were casted to walk the runways in at New York Fashion Week this past February. To combat this disparity in the industry, an innovative fashion experience is emerging in New York City this fall: Fro Fashion Week. … Continue reading Fro Fashion Week Comes to New York This Fall

Brooklyn Fashion Week[end} – 2013 Spring/Summer John Guarnes

On September 30th I attended the Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear, avant-garde and couture collection presentation of Philippine designer, John Guarnes as part of the 14th season of Brooklyn Fashion Week[end} in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Set against the pulsating rhythms of African beats, freely flowing fabrics in dark earth tones danced across the stage, before bright colors of chiffon and tulle exploded onto the runway. A majority of … Continue reading Brooklyn Fashion Week[end} – 2013 Spring/Summer John Guarnes

Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) – Badass Pretty Clothing

On the evening of Saturday, September 29th, I attended the 2013 Spring/Summer shows at Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} (BKFW) at Industry City at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. Over the course of four days, BKFW gives emerging international and local designers a platform to showcase their work, while supporting charities. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit The Paul Robeson Theater, The SCIP program and Soles4Souls®. At Saturday’s show, … Continue reading Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) – Badass Pretty Clothing

A Glam Girl Event in Brooklyn

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, an event was held at Dumbo Loft, located in Brooklyn, NY, to increase awareness of breast cancer and domestic violence. Event host Luxury Style Events, LLC, founded by Suzette Taylor, provided attendees the opportunity to raise funds for the two worthy causes, as well as indulge in style and their sweet tooth. Many vendors were on hand at the event … Continue reading A Glam Girl Event in Brooklyn

Designer Spotlight: Barbara Campbell

This weekend I had the opportunity to stop by Bloomingdales in SoHo to check out the Black and Gold Jewelry Collection of Brooklyn-based designer Barbara Campbell. Whether your style is edgy, chic, or sophisticated, there is something in this collection for you, which consists of handmade jewelry of vintage buttons, mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stone. Launched in fall 2007, each piece is carefully hand-crafted … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Barbara Campbell

Brooklyn Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 2012 – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Brooklyn Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 212 – Part I ( October 1st shows). Das Komitee German-based designer Nina Athansiou presented the Spring/Summer collection from her fashion label, Das Komitee. Models slowly emerged like porcelain dolls against a soft melody; comparable to the kind of song you hear when you open a music box. Bright colors, short skirts, and free-flowing materials were … Continue reading Brooklyn Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 2012 – Part 2

Brooklyn Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 2012 – Part I

On Saturday, October 1st, I attended one of the shows of Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} (BKFW), held at Industry City at Bush Terminal. BKFW is presented twice a year by Brooklyn Style Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides emerging, low-income designers with the tools necessary to be successful in the fashion industry. This year’s theme was “Fashion Freedom.” Exciting up-and-coming designers from around the globe were given … Continue reading Brooklyn Fashion Weekend Spring/Summer 2012 – Part I

Summer Luxury Bazaar: Brooklyn Stone Boutique & Cake Joy Dessert Lounge

Yesterday I attended a private press preview and luxury shopping extravaganza at Brooklyn Stone Boutique in the Fort Green section of Brooklyn, NY. Founded in September of 2010, the boutique carries one-of-a-kind selections of indie and international fashion and beauty brands. An avid fashion lover, the store’s owner and founder Regina Stone, takes pride in selecting pieces that are high in quality and exclusivity.

Inside the Brooklyn Stone Boutique.

“What’s unique about the store is that everything is bought in limited quantities,” she explains. “You aren’t going to walk down the street and have to worry about seeing someone else wearing one of the pieces.”

You’ll definitely stand out in a crowd when wearing one of these rare international designer pumps.

Of course, I had to find out what is the most sought after item in the store, so that I could make sure to grab one for myself. As it turns out, it’s the jumpsuits, which are so popular; there were none available in the store for me to see, as they had all sold out for the day.

Also unique about the store, is Regina’s presence, as she enthusiastically admits to working hands-on at the boutique daily in every role imaginable, from operating the cash register to assisting customer with selecting items.

Jewelry display case at the boutique

The costs of the items in the store vary greatly, with enough price ranges to fit everyone’s budget: apparel ranges from $40-$250; handbags are in the range of $120-$325, and the jewelry starts as low as $15 and goes up to $200.

Distinctive decorative jewelry available for purchase at the store.

As the Brooklyn Stone Boutique continues to expand, Regina plans on adding more shopping events, expanding the store’s personal shopping service, and even starting her own fashion line. Don’t live in New York, but want to purchase the unique items sold at the boutique? Visit Brooklyn Stone Boutique’s online store now»

I then headed next door to the Cake Joy Dessert Lounge, which was founded in December 2010 by Executive Patery Chef Kym Rodgers, who does all of the baking herself on-site, seven days a week, with the assistance of one intern.

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