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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fly Event: Uptown Girl Entertainment Presents: Cocktails & Glosses

Cocktails & Glosses

Saturday, July 18th

From 12-5:00 p.m. @ Helix Hotel

1430 Rhode Island Ave NW, WDC 20005
(4 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro)

Tickets: $25-$35

Rest your lips around the rim of a tasty cocktail while getting pampered by a team of professional makeup artists, as they select the perfect new gloss color and dish out flavorful beauty tips.

You’ll also be looking equally edible with a free spray tanning session and an afternoon filled with mini-makeovers, shopping, beauty, and discounted brow arching services.

As if tanning, cocktails, and lip gloss weren’t enough to satisfy your palate… you’ll also leave with a beauty swag bag as the cherry on top. No diet required.

Includes: Two lip glosses, $5 shopping gift card, a yummy cocktail, and a summer beauty swag bag.

Advance payment required. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All sales are final. Must be 21 and over.

Click here for tickets and more details: http://www.cocktailsandglosses

Fly Fashion: Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl–Inspired Target Collection

I don’t think I’ve been excited about Target before. But come, September 13, 2009, I will be at Target for first pick of Anna Sui’s Target line. Anna Sui’s line is inspired by the hit show, Gossip Girl and she groups the looks in the look book by Gossip Girl characters. My high school was no near as fly.

Anna Sui’s line will be in stores and online September 13 through October 17.

Gossip Girl's Vanessa

Gossip Girl's Serena

Gossip Girl's Jenny

Gossip Girl's Blair

Fly Fashion: Beyonce and Christian Dior Cruise 2009 Sandals

I’ve peep these Christian Dior Cruise 2009 Sandals in an issue of Vouge Japan in January and I couldn’t wait to see someone wear them on a red carpet. They are absolutely fierce.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fly Fashion: The Uniform Project

Can you wear the same dress for 365 days? Sheena Matheiken has made the pledge to wear the same dress for a year in The Uniform Project. It is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation , a grassroots movement that is changing education in India. At the end of the year, all the contributions will go toward to the Akanksha’s School Project which will fund uniforms and other educational expenses for the less fortunate in India. And you think you have nothing in your closest.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fly Beauty: Matte Nail Polish

It’s the summer, you have pedicured toes and your nails are nicely polished in a colorful shade. Yet, the new rage is the total opposite of colorful, sparkling nail polish. Flat matte nail lacquers makes your nails look uniquely chic in an industrial sort of way.

KnockOut creator, Mike Potter, a makeup artist turned nail polish creator has created polishes that dry to a shine less black, pink, or red. It’s flat color and extremely interesting.

Fly Beauty: Doo Doo Brown

Brown eyeliner is making a comeback. Normally, brown eyeliner is a dependable, subtle, not known for making a statement color. But add a touch of shimmer, and your old reliable liner is reborn.

Brown metallic liner is the perfect alternative to your black liner and the metallic quality in the Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Brun Cuivre below makes your eyes look less heavy than a matte brown.

Also try Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Bronze and L'Oreal's Kohl Dou Shadow Plus Liner in Bronze/Brown.

Fly Fashion: Fly Betty Boutique

This small boutique is one of D.C.’s hidden gems, located on 11th and U Street NW. This boutique provides an intimate shopping experience that hosts great essentials along with fun and trendy items. Fly Betty is filled with chic, womanly, and classic clothing set at an affordable price.

Fly Betty offers exclusive pieces so you won’t look like other fly girls! If you’re ever in the U Street area, check out Fly Betty for the next time you have a special place to go and you’re looking for something unique and fun without having to deal with lines and over-priced items.

Fly Betty also offers personal shopping, and styling. Click here for more information.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fly Fashion: Marc Jacobs ‘Don’t Miss The Marc’ Collection

I heart Marc Jacobs! Marc Jacobs will launch a collection entitled, ‘Don’t Miss the Marc’ dedicated to the back to the school season. The collection is filled with Leopard and Miss Marc print tops, leggings, bright cotton scarves, and denim with the M logo embroidery. You’ll be sure to the hit the books with the style!

Flashback Fridays: Salt N Pepa's 'Shoop'

This is another song that I probably should not have been singing when I was younger, but I loved Salt-N-Pepa! Their album, Very Necessary was always in my tape deck. Happy Friday Fly Girls! Party hard! You deserve it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fly Music: Mariah Carey's 'Obsessed'

Mimi is back! 'Obsessed' is Mariah's new single from her album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which will be dropping, August 25! Everyone has been waiting to hear this The-Dream and Tricky Stewart produced single, since Mariah tweeted about her new song last week.

Was 'Obsessed' worth the wait? Click below to listen:

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fly Music: Raheem DeVaughn's 'The Art of Noise' Mixtape

This is a mixtape that should be on everyone’s playlist. How can you not be a Raheem DeVaughn fan? Its feel good music, with depth and substance; I can see how some call him the, “Marvin Gaye of our time.”

And The Art of Noise features the homie, Ice The Villain, (HU and WHBC 830AM Stand Up!)! Peep the track listing and download now! I can't stop playing it and I just downloaded the mixtape. Ah! I love good music!

Download here.

Fly Fashion: Pavon Ruffle Tuve Dress

Where is an eighties party when I need one? This daring dress is available at Patricia Field and it’s recession friendly.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flashback Fridays: Imajin's 'Shorty (You Keep Playin' With My Mind)'

Who remembers this short-lived boy band? I used to like this song but I could never really get into them. I was too big of an Immature fan. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fly Music: Mario's 'Spectacular' featuring Ludacris

I'm loving everything that my fellow Baltimorean is putting out for his new album. Here, Mario teams up with Ludacris in the song, 'Spectacular.' No relation to the Speedo dancing, Pretty Ricky dude. LOL.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fly Music: Pleasure P's ' The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper' Album Review

There comes a time in every man’s life, when they have to get their grown man on and Pleasure P realized that although he had much success with his group, Pretty Ricky, it was time to part ways. So no more, shiny suits, gyrating hips, and red Speedos, Pleasure P is reintroducing himself on his solo debut album, The Introduction Of Marcus Copper.

Marcus Copper is more refined, mature, and smooth compared to his image in Pretty Ricky. The album speaks on love, relationships, overcoming obstacles and of course, sex. But not in a Pretty Ricky way, Mr. Cooper knows how to please a girl, knows wifey material and understands the strife of being successful.

The album starts with “I’m A Beast,” an entertaining track that screams single status. With an assist from Yung Joc, Pleasure P sings about his skills as a lover over a two-step inducing synthesized beat.

The album continues with P trying to lock down the object of his affection on, “Tender Roni,” and P’s vocals shine over the mid-tempo track. “Under” is the album’s third single, and is another slow jam that showcases P’s softer side and a falsetto that is almost flawless. “Fire Lovin’” is reminiscent of Pretty Ricky, “Your Love” samples “Encore” by Cheryl Lynn and does a great job of not ruining the original. Of course, the radio loves, “Boyfriend #2” and his first single, “Did You Wrong.”

Towards the end of the album, P channels Ne-Yo in the song, “Illusion” and speaks of living out your dreams on, “Dream In The Air.”

His debut album is filled with good production from Static Major (RIP), and Rico Love, and creative songwriting that allows Pleasure P to showcases his voice with defined execution. Though some songs sound alike and the content isn’t extremely deep, “Marcus Cooper” is an ambitious attempt to claim a place in the industry. The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper is impressive.

Fly Music: Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo 'Makin' Babies'

I heart Fabolous and Ne-Yo together. With a release date of June 30, 2009, music from Loso’s Way is leaking left and right and of course since its Fab, this one is for the ladies.

'Makin' Babies'

Fly Fashion: The Loop Handle Heel Bag

Wow, if you’re a shoe lover, this might be the bag for you. Azumi and David created, The Loop Handel Heel Bag. The bag has a natural leather looped handle strap, cotton lining and one internal pocket.

Price tag? $323. For that price, I’m buying a new pair of heels not a bag that looks like a heel. It's still fly though.

Fly Music: Trey Songz's 'Wake Up'

Trey Songz talks about sex so much that if he is bad at it, he should remake every song that he even mentions sex in. Where are my stories about Trey? I need some proof about his game!

Here, Songz remakes Mario’s ‘Break Up’ with ‘Wake Up’ stating if your dreaming about him, then there is no reason to wake up. This kid is feelin’ himself, what happened to the ‘Just Gotta Make It’ Trey?

Click to listen:

Friday, June 5, 2009


OMG! I think I'm in love again.

Fly Fashion: Looklet.Com = Virtual Style just announced the launch of Looklet, a site that allows, fashionistas to, play dress up and create looks. This is so exciting for fashion geeks! As if, I don’t spend enough time on my computer!

Fly girls, can choose your model and have access to some very fashion-forward edgy pieces.

I’m obsessed!

Fly Music: Bullet's 'Mr. Robotic'

Lil’ Wayne might not be the only Martian. Chicago’s own Bullet, also claims that he is an alien from Jupiter and he is ready to descend from his own stratosphere to ascend in the world of music bringing a new unique dimension.

Bullet’s music is very futuristic with brilliant beats, great production, verses and wordplay void of profanity; this Martian is plotting his takeover.

His single, ‘Mr. Robotic’ has this dope party feel. I can so see this playing at a party with red cups in everyone’s hands.

“Other cats are Lil’ Kim, they ain’t never getting BIG”- Ouch, Bullet.

Listen here:

Interview with Bullet coming soon!

Flashback Fridays: Xscape’s ‘Just Kickin’ It’

This song brings back memories; I was in elementary school on the playground singing, “I tell my man to just kick off his shoes and relax his feet”. Lol. This is a great summer song and the lyrics are appropriate for me to sing now.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fly Fashion: Cut It Out! Apparel

I’m all for anything that empowers women, promotes healthy self-esteem and reminds us that we all have inner glory and we demand respect.

Cut It Out! Apparel is a Brooklyn, NYC based clothing line that embraces music, fashion and features tee shirts with positive messages. The Cut It Out! designers believe that women should assert their inner strengths and explore their individuality.

Their shirts are adored with sayings such as, “Destroying Stereotypes”, “Demand Respect”, and “Game Over.”

Positive messages for females are always needed and the Cut It Out! crew can specialize your shirt or shirt dress with custom cutting.

My favorite shirt of the collection:

Sometimes, to show people who you are, you’ve got to show them who you’re not!

"These stylish tees are definitely a perfect way to get your point across to those fellas, who just don’t quite know the right way to get your attention."

Check out Cut It Out! Apparel here, they have an ill sale right now! Selected tees are only 10 bucks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fly Event: DC FOLLOW FRIDAYS featuring Ice the Villain

Twitter is huge in the DMV, every mover and shaker in the area has a twitter page and tons of followers.

In the Twitter world, we have “Follow Friday” it’s a group thing where everyone suggests other Twitter users to follow, each Friday. It’s serious; you always hope that your Twitter friends think your interesting enough for others to follows.

So serious, that this Friday, June 5, 2009, Axum (1934 9th Street, NW) is hosting DC Follow Fridays.

Come party with writers, poets, lyricists, models and all those in between for DC Follow Fridays.

Who: DC Follow Fridays Party

What: For all those making movements in the DMV and want to connect with others in the area.

When: June 5, 2009

Where: Axum 1934 9th Street, NW- Doors open at 9pm, free b4 10pm, $5 after!

Why: Because one of DMV's hottest rapper, Ice The Villain will be performing.

Ice the Villain is a Howard University graduate, who is making big moves in the DMV area. He recently teamed up with Raheem DeVaughn for the track, ‘Walk With You’ which is quickly becoming my favorite summer time track.

Listen here:

For more information on Ice, peep the site

Hope to see all my fly girls this Friday!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fly Music: Sammie’s ‘Love/Hate Sex’

Wow, everyone is remaking Jeremih’s ‘Birthday Sex’ that’s how you know you have a hit. Lil’ Sammie is all grown up and he is feeling the pain and pleasure of ‘Love/Hate Sex.’ His version is cool.

Fly Music: Acoustic Version of Jeremih’s ‘Birthday Sex’

I’m hearing a lot of hate on the new artist, Jeremih. I listened to a lot of new music from this young crooner, and I think the kid’s dope. If, you’ve doubted Jeremih and believe he’s a one-hit-wonder. Check out his video for Raw Session, where he acoustically performs, ‘Birthday Sex.’ His voice is lovely.

Click to listen:

Beyonce's Dieting Secrets: “The Sasha Fierce Salad”

Beyonce is the female, you try to hate on but you can’t really find any fault in her but you still hate anyway. But love or hate her, Beyonce is on top and in the June issue of Self Magazine, she reveals her dieting secrets that helps her stay Sasha Fierce.

Sasha Fierce’s Meal Plan:

Breakfast: A granola or Special K cereal.

Snack: Sliced fruit or tomatoes and cucumbers with a vinaigrette and cayenne pepper.

Lunch: “The Sasha Fierce Salad” Lettuce, tomato, avocado, jalapenos, and chicken breast with oil and vinegar. Followed by a 100-calorie snack like Oreos or crackers.

Dinner: Fish and green vegetables.

Late night snack: A Soy Dream “ice cream” sandwich.

So, this is how B stays in shape. It’s a very strict diet but she continues in the magazine saying that once a week she treats herself to a comfort food meal like pizza and a glass of red wine.

Trust, I’m going to start making “The Sasha Firece Salad."