BRIDAL NEW YOU CAN USE

How stunning was this jumpsuit worn by Solange on her big day?

How stunning was this jumpsuit worn by Solange on her big day?

Modern brides like Solange are saying yes to pants! Get the details here

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BRIDAL SHOWER LOOK

What do you think about this strapless beauty worn by Nia Long?

What do you think about this strapless beauty worn by Nia Long?

Mars thinks -Whoa! I’ll start with – LOVE IT! Technically, Nia could get me to drool while wearing flannel pajamas. I think this dress looks [Read more…]

BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

She said yes: We're excited about the latest Triple B engagement!

She said yes: We’re excited about the latest Triple B engagement!

Triple B editorial intern Kelsie is officially tying the knot! Read more about our newest resident bride-to-be here and revisit her popular op-ed on marrying young here.

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BACHELORETTE WEEKEND LOOK

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman posing in navy-blue jumpsuit with plunging neckline.

Mars thinks  I’m learning that I like jumpsuits. This outfit definitely gets my approval for bachelorette festivities. The ensemble is sexy and elegant. Chanel looks amazing. The sleeve design throws me off a bit, but the look isn’t ruined. Fitted sleeves could potentially improve these chic threads. I think this is a look that flatters the itty bitty committee more so than the Dolly Parton type. [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Anika - Mars vs. Venus

Empire’s Anika – Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – The stylists on Empire did their thang during this first season. As someone close to me would say, Anika always looks fierce!  [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Cookie Lyon - Mars vs. Venus

Empire’s Cookie Lyon – Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – DISCLAIMER – There aren’t many (possibly any) outfits that I wouldn’t enjoy viewing Taraji wear.  [Read more…]

MARS vs. VENUS – Critique of a Wedding Guest Look

Duro Olowu dress & Christian Louboutin pumps

Hey, Triple B! Your favorite cousin is back. As I explained last week, in addition to my Final Friday musings on serious topics like marriagebrotherhood and parenting, I will post here
each and every Thursday about…Fashion. My lil’ cuz Venus and I will alternate each week between looks for the ladies and the fellas to wear not only on the wedding day but to all of those events leading up to the nuptials as well. Today, we’re breaking down what we like — and loathe — about this look recently worn by one of my favorite actresses (big eyes and all), Tracee Ellis Ross. [Read more…]

Fashion Friday: Bridal Hair Accessories for EVERY Budget

A simple hair adornment can go a long way.

Prettiful wedding-ready hair accessories for every budget! [Read more…]

Frugal Fashion Find – J. Crew Factory!

This adorable flower girl-ready frock is less than fifty bucks!

One of the biggest traps planning brides fall into is the need to purchase “bridal” everything after getting engaged and not realizing that anything labeled bridal is marked up significantly because bridal-centric retailers know there is a high emotional attachment to their goods and services. This is definitely the case for fashion and accessories. Nearlyweds, get familiar with J.Crew Factory! [Read more…]

You Oughta Know: Soliloquy Boutique

Soliloquy Bridal Boutique is taking the DMV by Storm!

Anytime I get the opportunity to feature Black female entrepreneurs on Triple B (which is done quite often), I get excited and today is no exception. Read all about Soliloquy Bridal Boutique, the awesome brainchild of Savannah-native Miriam Liggett. This former corporate executive and fellow bridal junkie opened the doors of Soliloquy in Northern Virginia in November 2011 and the retail establishment is already all the buzz in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia) area. Find out why:

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Amsale Showroom Visit!

The front entrance of Amsale's chic NYC showroom.

Is it H-O-T enough for you guys today?! Here in NYC it is expected to reach 100 degrees. Wanna know what else is hot? Me getting to meet and chat it up with designer Amsale yesterday in her Madison Avenue showroom. Because of my line of work, I’ve met plenty of top designers in my day but I still get giddy when I get to chat with fashion-creating folks who are truly passionate about their craft. Amsale is one of those designers. [Read more…]

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