Dove Hair: Love Your Curls #LoveYourCurls

 

January 31, 2014– Atlanta, GA— I am so empowered by Dove’s latest homage to girls with curls! As women, there is so much pressure placed on us about what to wear, how to do our hair, what to eat, what to do with our lives— and even what to THINK about ourselves!

We are taking back our hair! Most of all, this video enlightened me to the fact that curly hair applies to ALL shades of women, not just black girls.

Take a look at their latest ad campaign, and share it with your curly-haired friends!

#LoveYourCurls

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Countdown to Scandal: The Looks I Want to See in the Mid-Season Premiere (And Beyond)

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Fashionistas,

I have a confession to make. Looks around and whispers slowly: I am addicted to Scandal. Whew! So glad I finally got that off my chest. I have been anxiously marking the calendar since its November 20th mid-season finale (the agony!), and I can’t wait for my faves Olivia, Mellie, Jake, and Huck to fill my Thursday-night obsession. Is it January 29th yet?

And while this show has jumped the shark quite a few times (seriously, can Olivia just pick a man already?), one of the many reasons I keep going back is the oh-so-enviable style of Olivia Pope — which even spawned its own Scandal-inspired collection at The Limited. Season three’s wardrobe was all about accommodating Kerry’s growing baby bump, but season four has brought us back to those classic pieces we’ve come to love on our ‘gladiator in a suit’.

Here’s what I hope the rest of the season has in store:

1. A White Coat

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Let’s be real. Olivia’s life is anything but serene at the moment but I’m hoping we get to see her take back control in a white coat. You know the kind I mean. The one so crisp and clean that makes it the ultimate wardrobe accent while having an affair with your married boyfriend.

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2. A Statement-Making Gown

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Remember that black and white Rubin Singer gown moment from season three? It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Olivia snatch our edges in a jaw-dropping gown. Don’t you think the wait should be over?

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3. A Power Pantsuit

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The one thing I’m glad season four saw more of was solving cases (the element that made me fall in love to begin with). When Olivia Pope comes sashaying in with her tailored separates, you know she means business, am I right?

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4. An Oversize Handbag

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Without a doubt, no Olivia Pope ensemble is complete without a staple designer bag in tow. And though I’m sure her collection of Prada bags is almost as extensive as her wine’s, I’m betting we see more bold colors to showcase her life moving in a more positive light (or here’s hoping). Girl could surely use it!

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5. Chic (Yet Appropriate for Crisis-Handling) Gloves

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Having become part of Olivia’s wardrobe arsenal, her elbow-length gloves look great with anything and add elegance as she saunters down the White House hallways. You know… to get away with election rigging, frame huge political players, and scare off members of B613.

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What do you hope to see more of this season? Are you excited for the premiere? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Stay Stylish,

Briea L. Curington

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The ‘New’ Side Chick: I Was Her

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A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing.

I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrée comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrée is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to…

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#ClientNews #TONIGHT @IAMLLAURYN featured guest on The Steven Knight Entertainment Talk Show!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 26, 2015– Atlanta, GA– Tonight, I AM LLAURYN, will be interviewed LIVE on The Steven Knight Show at 10p EST! As a Model, Actress, and Personality.. people are dying to know more about the rising star, I AM LLAURYN. Tonight, Steven Knight will interview Llauryn as she shares a glimpse of her career in the Entertainment Industry. You can call-in with your questions for Llauryn by dialing 718.664.6543!

LISTEN TO THE LIVE EPISODE BY CLICKING HERE!

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About The Steven Knight Show

The Steven Knight Show combines heart, cultural views, fashion and business news, indie music along with celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. Nationally syndicated by EOTM Radio Networks, the program is heard on more than 20 radio stations — terrestrial as well as internet and by approximately three million listeners worldwide annually. The Steven Knight Show recently celebrated its 4th season on air and continues to be one of the top radio programs on the network. The show’s targeted market is with Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 25-54.   Previous guests have included Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson, Fonzeworth Bentley, Kelly Price, Monifah, Pam Long of R&B Group Total, Meelah of R&B Group 702, Montell Jordan, Evelyn Braxton, Trina Braxton, Jody Watley, other celebrities as well as many independent artists, movie directors, fitness and relationship experts, etc.  The Steven Knight airs each and every Monday night at 10PM EST only on EOTM Radio.

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Winter Style Cues, Courtesy of Our Favorite Bloggers

Fashionistas,

Is it summer yet? While I admit I am enjoying the chill in the air — a pleasant change from the usual dry heat — I miss wearing my short shorts, halter tops, and strappy sandals *long sigh*. And I know we all want to dress to impress during the winter months, but because cold weather attire typically consists of heavy coats and thick layers, finding a way to let your personality shine through while keeping warm can be super difficult. But the keyword here is difficult, not impossible!

If you’re stumped on how to create an outfit that is weather-appropriate yet chic, check below to see how some of our favorite fashion bloggers style their looks this season.

1. Oversized Outerwear

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You can’t possibly survive winter without fashionable outerwear pieces. And lucky for all of us, there are so many different options to choose from! Topped with an oversize vintage coat, Karla of Karla’s Closet paired spring and winter pieces for a chic monochromatic look. The minimal jewels and sunglasses add an extra sophisticated feel.

2. Luxe Layers

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From scarves and gloves to beanies and fur stoles, incorporating layers is the perfect way to have fun and play with various pieces. Mixing hard and soft elements for an edgy yet feminine vibe, Girls Off Fifth‘s Janelle and Jessica created dimension with multiple add-ons without complicating the overall look.

3. Play With Textures

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There is just something so cozy about blending different textures into one, cohesive ensemble. One of my favorite ways to bundle up? Incorporating a bunch of wool and knit layers, as showcased by Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland. She even takes the look a step further by colorblocking the pieces for a bold appearance.

4. Winter White

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Who says you can’t wear white in the winter? Not only does the hue give a refreshing take on drab winter wear, you can switch it up in so many shades and styles. Micah Gianneli chose a slimming silhouette with white and off-white separates for a structured, head-turning fit.

5. Amp Up the Accessories

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Everyone knows your look isn’t complete without a few style essentials — your favorite accessories! Liz of Late Afternoon Blog uplifts her ensemble with a blue leather jacket matched with retro shades, a wide floppy hat, and shoulder chain purse for an effortlessly whimsical look.

6. Chic Footwear

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I’m all about serious footwear when the temps start to drop and nothing makes a bigger statement than thigh-highs or over-the-knee boots. Crystal of New Hipster paired her grunge-inspired plaid skort with a sleek pair of black, over-the-knee boots, which helped to create an edgy aesthetic that made the outfit just come to life.

What do you think of these looks? Any others you’re eyeing this winter? How are you keeping it cute despite the weather? As always, let me know in the comments!

Stay Stylish,

Briea Curington

RECLAIM MLK DAY 2015 x ATLANTA SPEAKS UP! #ItsBiggerThanYou

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January 20, 2015– Atlanta, GA– “I have a dream..that one day… ” (inserts personal statement***) Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered for the fight just as much as the victory!

Yesterday, people all across the nation united to celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest leaders this country has ever seen, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Often referred to as MLK Day, we use this time out of the office and school, to remember the victory of  Dr. King and prominent Civil Rights Leaders in their tireless efforts towards ensuring a better future for generations to come.

We, the generations they fought for, are here… but we have something more to say. As we journey through our Roaring 20s, one thing is for sure, we are roaring. Nationwide, large corporations and retailers capitalize on MLK DAY by offering special sales and enticing the addiction of consumerism that is attacking our country daily. Not only our country, but more specifically, our community– the African-American community. MLK DAY has transformed into yet another excuse to patronize and party. Party promoters across the nation, including Atlanta, target the socialization of MLK DAY by hosting “I have a Dream.. Parties?” Or even “Dream Winning Weekend, Now Turn Up!?” Wait, what? The LGBT Community refers to MLK weekend as “Winter Pride.” And we wonder why we can’t get our agendas across without some type of resistance? We use Dr. King’s legacy and national holiday as yet another chance to Get Money, off of our fellow brothers and sisters via a turn up affair, but I digress.

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In lieu of the 50 year anniversary of the infamous March in Selma, and the release of the Golden Globe Nominee, Selma—-A MUST SEE–we use this time to not only remember the victory… but we pay close attention to the fight. Yesterday, I found myself in the midst of a protest against the commercialization of the National Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…..

It was one of the MOST empowering events I have ever experienced.

It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy— Common & John Legend, Golden Globe Winner, Glory

1:47pm Downtown Atlanta, GA:  How do I even express the emotions I felt yesterday afternoon? It’s almost impossible. I came to the parade, hoping to be apart of a culture rich experience that paid homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but I got SO MUCH MORE! I stood alongside the parade, but I noticed a group of young people chanting freedom versus, holding up signs. A girl like me had to jump in, I mean I Live For Positive Energy… and I’m pretty loud (former cheerleader) so why not lend my voice? I walked across the parade to join the group filled with a diverse group of young people, eager to share their attitude about MLK DAY. 

2:03pm Downtown Atlanta, GA: We then entered the parade route, and staged a die-in. Everyone laid on the ground, to stop the parade– literally. It worked. Our voice was heard… and people paid attention. The goal was to shed light on the fight Dr. King fought, rather than the watered down image of who Dr. King really was. The organization behind the movement, #ItsBiggerThanYou kept in mind the safety of each participant during the event. Members spoke directly to Atlanta Police to ensure there would be no legal force or arrests during our demonstrations.

2:35pm Auburn Avenue Atlanta, GA: We finally made it to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. historic district, in the heart of downtown Atlanta. I was so intrigued by the presence of the black community. The Divine Nine had a powerful presence throughout the afternoon. I saw several shirts that read:

“I can’t breathe,”

“I am Trayvon Martin,”

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

Take a peek at some of the moments captured from the afternoon in the image gallery below:

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Our goal was not to cause chaos, it was to reclaim MLK DAY. The children who attended the parade stood in amazement, put their fists up, and understood the context of each word chanted during the march. After remembering Dr. King’s legacy in such an electrifying way, I am OOZING with black empowerment. I find myself totally identified as a black, socially conscious, educated, energized, unified, liberated woman– with a voice. I now realize how much truth is behind the movement #ItsBiggerThanYou

Whether you honor Dr. King’s legacy as a day of service or a day of reclaiming the legacy of MLK, as long as your voice is being heard.. that’s what matters most.

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Style Inspiration: Rock a Jumpsuit Like Emma Stone

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Fashionistas,

You may know by now that I have a love/hate relationship with jumpsuits. And by hate, I mean I hate that I can’t find more styles to complement my body. And while I’ve practically spent years trying to find the perfect jumpsuit (to no avail), that doesn’t stop me from living vicariously through those unafraid to rock the edgy trend.

So imagine my delight when I saw Emma Stone grace the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Giving a modern take on Hollywood glamour, Emma wore a strapless Lanvin jumpsuit with a bejeweled bodice and bow accent for dramatic effect. The look was such a welcome change from the traditional award show gown and I couldn’t have been more in awe! And it got me thinking, “If Emma can find a jumpsuit that works for her, why can’t we all?”

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Want to effortlessly rock a jumpsuit without looking like a ‘fashion don’t’? Get into these tips:

1. Pay attention to proportions. Keep the look balanced by playing up your best areas. Want to accentuate your waist? Cinch the jumpsuit with a belt or define the midsection with sleek cut-outs. Want to elongate your frame? Tailoring is key! It’s really about what best suits your shape.

2. Break It Up. To avoid a full monochromatic look, add an attention-grabbing accessory or mix in a few prints and textures for a playful vibe. Check out how Emma’s oversize bow elevated her look to another level.

3. Opt for a Classic Upgrade. Because a jumpsuit already has a vintage feel, take a lesson from Emma’s book and blend in timeless elements such as jewels or chic, understated footwear to dress it up for a sophisticated look.

Need more inspiration? Shop options below:

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Cosmic Sparkle Jumpsuit 

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Would you wear a jumpsuit? How would you style it? Share your thoughts below!

Stay Stylish,

Briea L. Curington