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DKNY Ramadan Collection

On June 30th, DKNY unveiled it’s first ever women’s collection to celebrate Ramadan, a month-long period of daily fasting observed by Muslims worldwide. Two prominent members of the Middle Eastern fashion community—Yalda Golsharifi, fashion editor of Styles magazine, and Tamara Al Gabbani, fashion designer in Dubai—were responsible for styling the collection and are also featured in the lookbook.

Featuring high necklines and low hemlines, the new line—which includes bright maxi dresses, long-sleeved blouses, and floor-length skirts, and classic black-and-white separates—is considered fashionable yet culturally appropriate for many Muslim women.

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InstaStyle: Short for the Summer

TGIF! The heat is slowly starting to turn up in New York City and some days it’s starting to fill less like Spring and more like Summer. I’ve been rocking faux locs since May and as the Summer heat is creeping upon us, I’ve been missing my short cut. It’s been a while since I’ve done the last InstaStyle, so I figured I kick off the series with some fabulous short styles for the Season. Whether your planning to cut it off and go bald, get bold with daring cuts, or just go low I’ve gathered some of my favorite Instagram ladies & their short ‘dos for your Summer inspiration.

If you have some styles you’d like to show off and would want to be featured on InstaStyle, please feel free to submit any of your cute natural hairstyle photos using the hashtag #PartyOverHair on Instagram. If you’re not on Instagram, that’s fine — just submit your gorgeous hairstyles to the Tumblr page instead! This week I found some beautiful styles that will keep those ends protected during these colder months. If you know the lovely lady without the Instagram tag, please shout her out.


CurlBOX x Carol's Daughter For Target | Party Over Hair

March Box Offers curlBOX Subscribers First Peek of the Sacred Tiare Collection

For a very special March edition of curlBOX, the brand partnered with the iconic Carol’s Daughter brand to celebrate their new Sacred Tiare collection that will be available exclusively in Target. Subscribers to the coveted subscription service for women with curly hair will receive full-sized products and samples from the line which focuses on healing breakage and reducing frizz, courtesy of protein-rich Coprah Coconut Oil and moisturizing Tiare Gardenia extract. In this unique collaboration, curlBOX subscribers are the first to receive the products, ahead of their scheduled debut in all Target stores beginning March 30th.

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2013 Gift Guide ft. Elle of | Party Over Hair

We’re going to wrap up the 2013 Gift Guide with a good friend of mine, a natural hair, beauty and lifestyle blogger Elle from Right now her blogging is on a little hiatus as she works as the social media manager for hair companies. She’s a kickass vegan and the ‘brow whisperer’ (seriously, I love her brows) so it’s no wonder she shares some vegan or cruelty-free items for her Gift Guide.

To Gift

Sigma Mr. Bunny Essentials Kit, $155 / Mr. Bunny Travel Kit, $75
These brushes are the bomb! You get a perfectly flawless application they feel like lust on the skin, super plush and are 100% vegan and cruelty free. Both kits come with a travel case that doubles as brush holder which by itself is valued at $25.

OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) Matte Lip Tars, $18 / Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set, $20
I absolutely love a matte lip and these lip tars from OCC is amazing! A little goes a long way and the color payoff is amazeballs. Oh, and they’re vegan + cruelty free. You win! If you’re interested in trying more Lip Tar, you can get 4 minis for $20 instead of paying $18 for one!

NutriBullet, $99
I’d love to gift the bullet because it has been such a lifesaver for me. It blends like a dream and makes you want to use it because it works so well. Its also affordable which I love. You can also use it for more than blending up smoothies. I’ve used it to make cookie dough, flour, everything its awesome the end.

To Get

Triple Threat Hair Kit (Pomegranate Guava), $57
When I hear the name Karen’s Body Beautiful I think luxury, from the ingredients to the packaging. You just know when you put these products in your hair that you are giving it the best treat money can buy and who doesn’t love a treat every now and again?

Whole Foods, Price Varies
I’m a foodie! And nothing excites me more than getting something that will help contribute to my love of food. Gift cards are great in general, but give me food and you can have me for life.


2013 Gift Guide ft. Natasha of | Party Over Hair

Christmas is two days away, and ironically enough today I share the last two Gift Guides for the 2013 #POHGiftGuide. This year I was able to get a majority of my shopping done, but I’m sure I’m still going to be out there with the last-minute shoppers getting last-minute gifts. Today, lovely & stylish Natasha of shares a few great ideas for some last-minute gift purchases, showing some love to black-owned businesses. Mane Moves TV is the ultimate online insider’s guide to all things natural hair that features in-depth styling tutorials, online interviews, dynamic original programming and comprehensive coverage of natural hair events around the country. Aside from awesome videos, she is able to do some amazing styles that will definitely have you inspired — so if you’re not following her on Instagram, be sure to do so.

To Gift

Whole Foods Gift Card, Price Varies
Gift cards are great and if you or your loved one likes to eat as much as I do why not give the gift of healthy food! You can pretty much give a gift card for almost anything so get as creative as you want… and as generous!

Karen’s Body Beautiful Triple Set! Gift Set, $57
What could be a more thoughtful gift than to give someone hair products! The Triple Threat Gift Set contains the best selling products from the KBB line including the Sweet Ambrosia Leave In, the Super Duper Hydrating Cream and the Luscious Locks Hair Mask. Get ready to indulge your tresses with this all natural ingredients line that will keep your hair healthy and beautiful!

Community2Community Online Donation
Tis better to give than to receive, correct? That’s what the holiday season is all about. But really we should be practicing this principle all year round as there are those who are less fortunate than us. C2C is an organization that I’m familiar with that is actually doing great things in my parent’s country, Haiti, West Indies. Give to their efforts and lets help build a better country.

Michael Kors Parfume Gift Set, $38
This trio of eau de perfumes from Michael Kors is the perfect way to keep you smelling sweet and irresistible! Perfume is the perfect gift to give during the holidays.

Sephora Collection Nail Blockbuster, Sold Out
If you’re into nail art as much as I am this is a great gift! This collection is a must-have nail palette featuring 10 vivid polishes including a multi color top coat, jewels and tutorials! The nail design possibilities are endless! And for my fellow Brooklynites you won’t have to go far with the opening of the new Sephora store in Brooklyn Heights!

5 Piece Marsha’s Makeovers Signature Brush Set, $75
For those makeup junkies out there you know a great makeup job is only as good as the tools used! This signature brush set comes with a foundation/concealer brush, angled liner/brow brush, lip brush, powder/blush brush and eyeshadow/blend brush. These multipurpose, hand made brushes are created by fabulous makeup artist, Marsha Page!

Strawberry Coco Lips by Marie Deneen, $20
Its imperative that we ladies keep our pout smooth and supple especially in the winter when the weather is cold and the atmosphere is dry! This cocoa butter based lip balm goes on sheer with a hint of pink! Its the best of both worlds!

To Get

RachelStewart Natural Dwennemmin Set, $55
I’ve been eyeing that ‘Natural’ necklace and those earrings for a while now…LOVE! And now they’re in a set…it doesn’t get better than that!! I love the natural look of the wood (pun intended…lol) The black set is pretty cool too!

iPhone 5S, $200 w. 2-yr contract
There isn’t enough I can say about Apple and their products! If you never owned an Apple product you’re missing out on some technological genius! Not only is the new iPhone 5S sexy (it is very sexy!) with its new muted jewel tones, it has all of the great features that sets iPhone from the rest. Apple believes in smart design along with superior functionality… they revolutionized the cell phone so I say to always stick to the best!