Olivia Longott Hosts ‘Shop & Sip’ at Loveys Accessories Boutique

Olivia Longott Hosts ‘Shop & Sip’ at Loveys Accessories Boutique

Saturday evening Loveys Accessories Boutique in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn invited fashionistas, glam-seekers, and select media to sip Moscato and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while shopping their Spring accessories collection.  Reality TV Fashion was on hand to chat with boutique owner Tionna Smalls as well as interview R&B singer and reality starlet Olivia Longott of Vh1’s “Love & Hip Hop.”

Upon entering the boutique I was immediately struck by the pretty pink walls, cascading chandelier, and ultra feminine decor. It was so glamorous and beautiful, I could imagine many “Girls’ Night Outs” spent here!  I headed on over to chat with TV personality, entrepreneuress, and author – Tionna – who I quickly learned is just as business-savvy as she is sweet and down-to-earth.  Tionna has always been into fashion, styling, and design, she informed me – in high school she used to style her friends and even designed her own prom gown!  After publishing two successful books, and starring in Vh1’s hit reality show “What Chilli Wants,” it felt like the natural course to open the shop.  Now just under two years old, Lovey’s has become the ‘go-to’ boutique for hot accessories, featured on reality shows such as “Love & Hip Hop.”  There are even make up artists on staff for full make overs throughout the day. Fun!

Loveys specializes in trendy and unique earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces that Tionna personally hand-picks for the shop, as well as handbags, scarves, headbands, and cute tees.  I love the diversity of the pieces offered, and Tionna explained that it was important to her to offer costume jewelry beyond the typical “Basketball Wives” blinged out hoops that we see so often. Here are just a few of the fun pieces that Loveys Accessories Boutique carries! [Check the Gallery below for more photos].

  
  
Once Olivia arrived I met with her to chat about her personal style, upcoming album, and how she really felt about Season Two of “Love & Hip Hop.”  Olivia was casual and pretty in a BCBG MAXAZRIA Jane Shirred-Back Cardigan [last spotted here] over a white tank top, black skinny jeans by Robins,  and a black silk scarf.  Badgley Mischka Mark + James Women’s Dallas Platform Booties, a Michael Kors MK5216 Watch, gold-toned accessories, and MAC Lady Danger lipstick completed her look.

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It was so much fun chatting with Olivia –  she was very warm and funny! Read on for an excerpt from our interview:

Reality TV Fashion: Olivia, on the show we saw you rocking a couple of outfits from Samantha Black, so I know you like to support the local indie designers.  That’s what’s up!  What other designers do you love?

Olivia: Yeah, I really like Samantha Black! Love, love her!  I also like Fendi, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs.  Oh, and I love Alice + Olivia.  I pretty much believe in being fashionable but also comfortable. *laughs* That’s real important to me.

Reality TV Fashion: Yeah, tell me about it!  Okay so…. did you ever get a chance to wear those heels that Somaya gave you last season on the show?

Olivia: *laughs* Umm, next question!!! Don’t ask me anything about that girl! *laughs*

Reality TV Fashion: *laughs* Well we really love your fashion sense.  Do you have a stylist?

Olivia: I do, actually.  Most casual days I do pick out my own clothes, but I do have a stylist that I use – Sharelle Williams. She found these earrings for me, actually, which is why I don’t remember where they’re from.

Reality TV Fashion: I love those earrings! You always complete your outfits with the perfect accessories.

Olivia: Yes, I think that’s so important! Accessories really finish your outfit – they’re a must have!

Reality TV Fashion: So speaking of “must have” – Olivia, I think most of the questions I get about you are about your hair!  Who is your hair stylist, or do you take care of your own hair?

Olivia: Aww, thank you! *laughs* Well, Gabrielle Corney from Highlights Salon in the city is my hair stylist. Most days I do style my own hair, but she’s my regular stylist. I’ve known her since before I was even “known.” She’s been doing my hair for 10 years…  and I remember I would always tell her ‘If I ever make it, you’re going to be my stylist.’ And when I did, I’ve always stayed with her.

Reality TV Fashion: That’s sweet, Olivia! Well she is fabulous – your hair is always laid! So can you tell us anything about your signature hair color?  My readers really want to know about that gorgeous blend of colors!

Olivia: Thank you! *laughs* Well, I still use a piece from Indique Hair, for fullness only. As far as the concept for my hair… I was already all blonde. And then Gabrielle suggested that I add more color, so I added the low lights and the high lights, and we came up with this. As far as the exact color, well, we never really tell that. *laughs* But anyone can go to Gabrielle and she’d be happy to do something similar for you!

Later this year Loveys will open a location in Harlem as well as Atlanta!  A million thanks to Tionna Smalls for hosting such a fab event!  Be sure and check out her latest book Men Love Abuse, and you can follow Loveys on Twitter and “Like” them on Facebook to learn about special offers and fun promotions!

10 Responses to Olivia Longott Hosts ‘Shop & Sip’ at Loveys Accessories Boutique

  1. Glamamom says:

    Love the new header.

    Girlie, you steal the show in that dress!

  2. Kristin says:

    Your maxi is perfection…Love all those colors!

  3. Raijean says:

    Love your dress girl!

  4. Awww… she sounds like a sweetheart. Nice interview. I love your maxi dress, Yakini. Too cute!

  5. Oh awesome!!!

    SN: I have a VERY similar dress to the one you have on…but I m sure you didn’t get it from Express.

  6. tami says:

    Love all the pinkness! Likey your outfit! xoxo

  7. Bika says:

    good interview! i love the hair questions…and you look gorgeous, but idk about that maxi dress because it’s not form-fitting & adds a little too much volume to your bottom half, at least in the pic!

    • yakini says:

      Hey boo! Thx!! Yeah, folks always wanna know about her hair – that’s the #1 query I get about Olivia.
      You know, I’m not sure that it’s actually the dress that’s adding volume to my bottom half – LOL!

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