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UPDATE!!!! Where have we been and where we are going!

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 5:04AM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Hello everyone!


So, I (Kai) and the Chic n' Black crew have been away for a loooong time! Life, moving, projects and work have consumed our time so things have fallen a wee bit behind. WE ARE SOOOOO SORRY :(


I am working really hard to sort out my schedule so that I can get back on track with updating the Chic n' Black Styling website and creating really fun videos for the CNBS Youtube channel and also to keep up with the CNBS facebook fanpage. Please hang on because I have a lot of fun things I want to do and share with you all.



One of the biggest changes for us was the move one of my best friends/assistant (hehehe) and I made. WE MOVED TO PORTLAND, OR!

I am trying to get the company up and moving here as well as continue to keep things moving in Cincinnati, Ohio as well. It's now only two of us offically and we still have a great group of volunteers helping us to make things happen!! We are blessed for sure!



On 06/16/2012 CNBS was part of the Urban Glam by Jamie Fashion Show. We were one of the many sponsors to help put the show together. WE started working on this project in February and once we moved to Portland in May, continued to work on the project via emails, video chat, and phone. Congrats to Jamie!!

Here is a link to an article about the event: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/news/story.aspx?sid=193975





I am trying to put together an amazing fashion show to showcase CNBS here in Portland. I'm thinking...hmmmm....lots of black, sparkle and DIVADOM!! Yes Yes....We will have fun!



We are working on fun videos for our Youtube channel as well as fun fashion giveaways and of course, tips, ticks and trends....and non trends hahaha. I am looking into ways to bring in more philanthropy based projects as well as bigger and challenging projects as well. I am also going to be updating my beauty blog and adding giveaways and reviews for those who enjoy that! (http://awkwardly-beautiful.blogspot.com


Overall, we have a lot to sort out and a lot we are working on bringing to you so please continue your patience with us and trust you will not be disappointed! WE LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG BABY!!!! Hahahah LOl.


Until next time...

<3 Kai


I'm Baaaaacccckkkk ^_^

Tue, 05/15/2012 - 9:54AM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Hello my good people!!

I am so sorry to have been away for so long but I moved across the Country and now reside in Portalnd, OR! I am making this short post to just state that I will be back with goodies starting next week and hopefully keeping a regular schedule! Thanks for Staying in touch and as always pleas stay AWESOME + FABULOUS!!

<3 Kai


Shoe Haul!

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:17PM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

This is a vid I made after shoe shopping and if you have bigger feet....DEF WATCH THIS!!

Until Next time....

<3 Kaiotee



Sexy for Valentine's Day

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 6:32PM by Lushevans 0 Comments -
My Red Hot Valentine



Hello all!

So today I decided to put a look together that I though would be darling for Valentine's Day. What do you think?

It's daring but not too much. A black Peacoat would be adorable over this during a chilly night. Of course I added the sexy lingerie because even if NO ONE IS GOING TO SEE THEM, it still makes you feel pretty and sexy when you have on fabulous lingerie!

I really love this look!! ^_^ Hope this brings you some inspiration!

Until next time <3



First Date Chic

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 2:34PM by Lushevans 0 Comments -
First Date Chic



Hello again!!

Long time no write eh? Sorry for being gone for so long but things in life have been changing and have been really busy but you now have CNBS back to give you fun fashion tips!! Today, I am posting about First Dates! I (Kai) am doing a series of videos on youtube about dating and all the joys and pains of it! The series will include dating stories, makeup tips, advice and of course my personal favorite FASHION!

The look I put together today is a look I feel would be amazing for a first date. Not only chic and edgy, but comfortable and eye catching. On a first date we want to make a killer first impression and believe it or not, people are going to notice what you're wearing first! Let me explain why I chose each piece.


For the makeup, I chose to keep everything extra simple. Why? Because you want your date to see YOU, and not a ton of makeup. No one is perfect and please remember that! It's all smoke and mirrors and you want your date to see true reality! Now don't get me wrong, makeup is fine (foundation + concealer are great for hiding those blemishes that pop up mysteriously...or because you were stressed out about the upcoming date lol) just do not over do it for a first date! I will have more tips on that on my beauty blog so stay tuned!

Now I chose Dior Show Mascara because I love how full and lush it makes your lashes look. This will give your eyes that beautiful flirty flare that will have your date staring deep into your soul. The OPI nail polish in Lincoln Park After Dark is one of my all time favorites. It's a dark polish but not a straight black so it gives you that versatility along with a bit of edge (which I adore). The MAC tinted balm is nice for a pop of color on your lips without the mess of a lipstick. We want to keep those kisser smooth and hydrated....just in case.  ;)


For the look I chose skinny jeans because denim is always comfortable but the skinny jean can be dressed up a bit to keep from looking overly casual unless that is what you are going for. Also, Skinny jeans make your legs look long and luscious. Also, for this look I had this current cold weather in mind so I chose a cardigan with some layers to add some dimension to the over all look and some additional warmth. I also included a peach scarf for a pop of color and even more warmth depending on what the weather is like. I really like the skull tank and black wedge shoes with spikes because it adds more EDGE and a hint of punk without being over the top. Your look will still be pretty and feminine.


Last but not least are the lovely accessories. Now I know not everyone can just go out and pick up a Michael Kors bag, but I used this one as an example of the type of handbag that would look great with this outfit. You of course can change the handbag to any type you wish! I always like the look of simplicity when it comes to jewelry, so I picked a large ring that goes well with the shades of the outfit and the handbag, Oh so darling!!
I hope you enjoyed this look and please stayed tuned for more fun date looks, fashion ideas and tips!

Until next time!!




Mon, 12/26/2011 - 3:33AM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Happy Holidays everyone!! I will back with new post during the week!! The Holidays have been crazy busy and there have been a few weddings and birthdays too so it put me behind a bit but no worries, goodies soon to come!! 2012 Baby!! Gonna be a good year!!

Much Love,







Holiday Glam Fashion Show!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:11AM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Hello everyone!

I know it has been an insanely long time since I've posted anything and I am extremely sorry for that!! Business has been on the move and I just haven't had the time....until now!!

Since business is moving and people want to see updated fashion ideas and such, I will now be posting (to the best of my ability) every other day. Sometimes I may not get to post but will have something up asap. Chic n' Black Styling or CNBS, has been involved in a lot since my last post and I will update you on everything in the next post.

We are currently part of an event this Friday called the Holiday Glam Fashion show! I have posted a flyer below for you. If you are in the Cincinnati/Kentucky area, please come out and enjoy yourself!!! Also, please bring a gently used coat for the coat drive for St. Vincent de Paul!

I will be back with lots of updates and fashion tips in the next few days and I can't wait to finish our new website as well!! I hope to see many of you soon!


Thank you sooooo much :)





Company Logo Idea....What do you think?

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:58AM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

website design


My Sunglasses Collection

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 7:19PM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Here is a quick look at the sunglasses I've been wearing this summer. Not only are sunglasses great for protecting your eyes, they are also great for adding a little something extra to an outfit!




PLUS SIZE OOTD + My Favorite places to shop

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 7:16PM by Lushevans 0 Comments -

Hey all! Long time no post eh?

I am truly sorry about that but I have been working A LOT! I wanted to share with you my outfit of the day and where I like to shop for my clothes. Being a plus size woman does not mean you need to dress like a grandma! I love to look chic + lovely + I am pretty sure most women want to as well!


-Old Navy

-Forever 21






When I go shopping at places that do not have a plus size selection or limited selection, I tend to look for items that I believe will fit and look flattering on me. I like to look for clothing that have a bit of stretch to them, are flowy, and/or made to be oversized. The smiley tank I am wearing in the video from H+M is a size 6/small  and it was an oversized tank but for me, it fit like a regular tank. The black tank I'm wearing is a XL and fits a bit bigger which I liked for layering.

The most imprtant thing is to try things on a play around with pairing items to create something amazing! I hope these quick tips helped you a bit and stay tuned for more post to come!!