12 Black-Owned Brands To Support #BuyBlack on Black Friday

Guys! After two years of hosting my annual Shop LoveBrownSugar holiday pop-up shops in NYC, I decided to officially launch an online shop! Shop LoveBrownSugar is now live and in full effect, and the shop currently hosts 12 black-owned brands...more

LBS Mompreneur Diaries (Working Mom Edition): Alicia Thompson

I’m excited to partner with Capital One on the second post in our...more

LBS Chic: Transition Your Look For Fall

I love everything about summer style so once fall creeps up, I get a serious case of FOMO. Transitioning back to neutral and dark tones, heavier fabrics, and structured silhouettes takes me longer than average because I absolutely love the flowy silhouettes and bright colors of summer. If you’re anything like me, you may need some tips on bringing the fun & free flow of summer into your fall wardrobe ....more

LBS Chic: 4 Tips For Living Your Best Color Full Life

This post about the Color Full Lives podcast is sponsored by State Farm®. All opinions expressed here are my own. As you all know, I am incredibly passionate about women of color looking good AND feeling good ....more

LBS Mompreneur Diaries (Working Mom Edition): Kenya Paul

For those of you who have been following the LBS Mompreneur Diaries series here on LoveBrownSugar, you know I’ve been using it as a platform to share my personal tips and tricks for success balancing work and life as a full-time mompreneur. There are so many working moms out there, many of whom function as intrapreneurs, managing teams and taking on important management roles within an organization on top of managing small teams right at home! It requires the same balance and support to have a successful corporate career as it does when you run your own business ....more

LBS Mompreneur Diaries: #SmallButPowerful Moves That Make History

I’ve dedicated much of my career as a digital influencer to smashing stereotypes and showing the world that women of color are powerful, productive and pretty while doing it. I’ve created platforms that inspire women of color to be great, allow them to know that they’re not alone and that challenge stereotypes. My most dedicated “follower” of all the thousands of you who follow me daily is actually my little princess Cadence ....more

LBS Chic: What I Wore On My EuroTrip

Earlier this month, I went on an 8-day excursion to Italy and Greece. Ever since I studied abroad during my Junior year in college, Italy has been one of my absolute favorite countries. Though I studied in France, Italy left such an incredible impression on me ....more

5 Things I Learned at She Knows Now Summit

Sometimes all you have to do is walk into a room and you just know that the space is going to be life-changing! That’s how I felt when I stepped foot out of the elevator and into Tiffany Hardin’s summit for aspirational, multi-faceted millennial women. The inaugural She Knows Now Summit took place on September 10th at LMHQ and I was lucky enough to be in attendance along with about 100 other women ....more

LBS Opinion: You Can’t Air Quote Away Appropriation

Racism does not merely present it self in cases of pure hatred. It is the airline employee who assumes you’re not in first class, the co-worker who’s compelled to tell you how “well you speak”, and the fashion designer who refuses to incorporate your concerns into his vision. Recently Marc Jacobs sent models down the runway sporting faux-locks in shades of pastel ....more

LBS Kickin’ It: Harlem’s Fashion Row Spring 2017 Runway Show & Style Awards

This season Harlem’s Fashion Row once again celebrated designers, innovators, and stars of color at their Runway show and awards ceremony. Throngs of fashion industry spiders flocked to Chelsea Piers to attend the celebration which was supported by Motions, Latina Magazine, Ebony Magazine and more. As Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniels reminded attendees designers of color make up less than 1% of the brands found in major department stores making institutions committed to highlighting these unsung talents crucial ....more