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Friday, July 31, 2009

Flashback Friday: Ja Rule's 'Down 4 U' feat. Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore



When Murder Inc. was the ish. Summer 02! Rest in peace, Ja Rule's career.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fly Fashion: Junction's Dog Days Preview Sale



D.C.'s Mid City's annual Dog Days Sale is always so busy that the vintage store Junction has decided to give customers a chance to "jump the line". By adding Friday, July 31st to the regular Dog Days weekend of August 1st and 2nd and they will be staying open late so you can shop at your convenience.

Date: Friday, July 31

Time: 2pm to 9pm-ish

Womens' and Mens' Super Sale Racks

20% off all Shoes

20% off all Kids Vintage

Add a Scarf or Tie to any purchase and save $5.00

$5 and $10 Jewelry from our favorite local, Renee Prioleau
...and much more...

We all like a good vintage deal.






Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fly Fashion: Topshop's Summer Treat




How cute are these bags? As a summer treat, Topshop is giving away a free bag with every order on www.topshop.com. They make great beach bags. While supplies last.


Fly Event: Beauty Bash- Fashion, Art & Glam



Wow, this is a must-go -to event! Beauty Bash is an evening of fashion, art and glam. It is the prefect way to start your Saturday night.

This Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 6:00PM to 10:00PM come out for an elegant evening of beauty.

Featuring:

Natural Enhancements- glam makeup services

Urban Charm- clutches to cocktail rings

Fly Betty Boutique- clothing and accessories

Floetic Paint-art pieces by Yvette Crocker

Indulge Mobile Spa- chic manicures

FREE manicures!

Prices of goods and services vary for each vendor. Cash Only.

*Fly Betty and Floetic Paint will accept credit cards.

Location:
4 Art Thou/ Floetic Paint Studio & Gallery
3523 12th Street, N.E. (near Catholic Univ. Metro Station)



Fly Event: The Stash Consignment's 1st Annual Stretch Your Summer Sale





Oh Emm Gee! My friend, Elan at www.thestashconsignment.com is having the best sale ever in life! The Stash Consignment already houses some of the best designer hand-me downs, and now The Stash Consignment is hosting its 1st Annual Stretch Your Summer Sale.

This is for fly girls residing in the NY area. On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 12pm to 7pm, join other stashionistas as you slip cocktails and shop designer fashions at low prices. From alice + olivia, Balenciaga, Chole, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Fendi,Gucci, Hermes, Islii, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Prada, -The Stash Consignment has it all.

All the fashion, all the fun, all for 20% of the already unbelievable markdowns of 75%!


Who: The Stash Consignment’s 1st Annual Stretch Your Summer Sale


What: A shopping experience.


When: Come shop The Stash Consignments new with tags and pre-loved couture on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. From 12PM to 7PM.

Where: 1182 Broadway (For my fashion lovers in New York).


Why: Because it’s a recession but your wardrobe shouldn't feel the effects.


RVSP: info@thestashconsignment.com





Fly Event: Book Your DC Restaurant Week Reservation Now!


My favorite time of the year is back!

Washington, DC Restaurant Week reservations are open!

DC Restaurant Week is August 24 – 30, 2009!

Don't miss gourmet, prix-fixe $20.09 lunches and $35.09 dinners at over 150 top DC restaurants.

Washington, DC Restaurant Week is a great excuse to try a new restaurant or return to your old favorite.

Tables fill up quickly, so reserve now!

Click here for a list of restaurants.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Fly Event: Local Wednesdays on U St ~ A necessary recess from the week




I love to party on a rooftop!

Local Wednesdays is for anyone who needs that mid-week break from the job, school or anything else that tends to stress. Chill out, get back to those carefree days for the evening and still partake in all the social freedoms of adulthood. Were switching up the line-up just a little this week and featuring DJ Steve Starks (Nouveau Riche/KIDS parties) who's spinning happy hour from 6PM-9PM and DJ Stereofaith (Feedback/Sorted parties) closing out the show from 9PM-1AM. These are two of DC's best DJs and they're gonna kill it on the decks as usual. If you missed the last one, don't make the same mistake twice.

Peroni Specials and Giveaways from 6PM-10PM

Local Wednesdays on U St ~ A necessary recess from the week

Each and every Wednesday
6PM - 1AM
DJ Steve Starks (Nouveau Riche/KIDS) spinning happy hour from 6PM-9PM
DJ Stereofaith (Feedback/Sorted) closing out the show from 9PM-1AM

Local 16 (http://localsixteen.com)
1602 U St. NW (Next to Starbucks at 16th and U)
Washington, DC




Friday, July 24, 2009

Flashback Friday: Nas' 'If I Ruled The World' featuring Lauryn Hill


Nas may rule the world, but clearly Kelis ruled the delivery room. Happy Friday!

Fly Beauty: Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté



Iced Lychee, Chilled Rasberry, Frozen Cherry, Frosted Plum, Yves Saint Laurent’s fall line of lip glosses ($30) sounds like a grown-up version of Willie Wonka. The new Gloss Volupté makes its debut next month and consists of a sheer glossy finish that can be worn alone or layered and it also boasts a SPF of nine. Gloss Volupté makes transitioning from the hot summer months to fall very sexy.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fly Event: Heavy Hitters at Art Whino



Heavy Hitterz

What: A collective of paintings and illustrations from the graffiti and street art scene.

Why: Because the lowbrow and the graffiti art scene is dope.

When: Thru Aug. 15. Opening party, Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.

Where: Art Whino Gallery, 173 Waterfront St., National Harbor (301-567-8210).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fly Fashion: Givenchy Rubber Cowboy Boots







These Givenchy Rubber Cowboy Boots are so sleek that if I owned them, I would love to go frolic in the rain. They are seek and at first glance, they do not look like rain boots which is a rarity. Available at Saks.


Fly Fashion: Kicks After Six by Hellz Bellz



Founded in 2005 by Lanie Alabanza, HELLZ BELLZ A CRIME FOR ALL SEASONS is a tribute to the non-conforming female youth of today. Questioning society and authority is the consistent theme in each season along with the inspiration from underground cultures, music and films. HELLZ BELLZ is the answer to the male dominated street contemporary genre.










Check out the new Hellz Bellz arrivals here.



Fly Event: Recess...Play and Stay at the National Harbor!


Recess is back! You’re invited to be a kid again and to relive some of your youth as attendees will be able to play games and mingle in the Remix Lounge, the outdoor balcony area overlooking the waterfront, and throughout the comfortable and spacious backyard patio area


Date: Saturday July 25th 2009

Time: 8pm - 12am

Playground aka location: Aloft Washington National Harbor, 156 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745 (Plenty of garage parking available)

Cost: Only $10 with advance tickets purchased from http://recess4.eventbrite.com/ or by visiting http://www.host-dc.com/ . THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT FAST SO PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Games:
Free Billiards, Spades, Nintendo Wii, Twister, Uno, Taboo, Pictureka, Scattegories, Pictionary, Jenga, Tabletop Soccer, Tabletop Hockey, Connect 4, Battleship, Sorry, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Hungry Hippo, Candyland, Trouble, Operation, Guess Who,
Clue, Monopoly, and more!

New features: Get your name tag and pick your playground name at the door. Be creative!!! New games added.





Who is invited: Everyone 21+. This event is for singles, couples, and groups its all about having a great time!


Powered
by: Cafe Gelato, Flycandy DC, Miss Nicki Social Events, Coco &
Lowe, Brazen Hussy, Macksamillions Video, and Foreverdc.com




Fly Event: Open Canvas Painting at Tryst Coffeehouse



“Open Canvas” is DC’s first consistent live freestyle art show. Every month, local painters freestyle paint images to canvas live in front of hundreds of people. Nothing is planned, every piece is improvised. For the exhibit, rather than framing the images, the artists mount them on isles, encouraging viewers to get close to experience the work. There is also an opportunity for the crowd to play an active role in creating a piece live as well.

While artists paint, Dj Underdog blends and eclectic mix of rare grooves. Rather than a conventional set with ipods, cd's or a play list, DJ Underdog fuses everything from Bjork to Backyard Band in a sultry mix . His mix of "records only", expresses a sort of devoted appreciation for the faded era in music that rang loud before the 21st century. Open Canvas is everything and nothing at once. Be the canvas. Be.

Event Information:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Every 4th Thursday

8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

All Ages

Cover: FREE


Contact Email:
djundadog@gmail.com


Venue Information:

Tryst Coffeehouse
2459 18th St. N.W.
Adams Morgan
Washington, DC




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fly Music: Amerie's 'Why R U' Remix featuring Nas, Jadakiss, Cain, & Rick Ross




I like this remix. Amerie channels 1987 with the official remix to 'Why R U' featuring Nas, Jadakiss, Cain and Rick Ross. The remix samples Whodini's 'One Love.' Nice summer groove.




Via www.rap-up.com


Fly Fashion: Tiffany Amber Nigeria Collection







Beautiful collection from Nigerian designer Tiffany Amber.


Fly Music: Johnta Austin's 'Make You A Woman' featuring Chris Brown



I’ve been a fan of Johnta Austin since I heard his one track, ‘Dope Fiend’ a couple of years ago. This track is slow and sexy. No comment on the Chris Brown and Rihanna situation, but I do enjoy CB's verse on 'Make You A Woman'.




Monday, July 20, 2009

Fly Music: Calvin Richardson's 'A Woman's Gotta Have It'



This single, 'A Woman's Gotta Have It' is from Calvin Richardson's forthcoming and most critically acclaimed LPs to date: Facts Of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack

Set to touch down in stores everywhere and on I-Tunes August 25th, 2009, courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment.

Real music does exist and this song speaks the truth. Click to listen:





Fly Fashion: Topshop's The Studio has launched!



Topshop has launched The Studio on www.topshop.com. The Studio allows fly girls to shop brands that were once only available at the Topshop store in London. Brands include, Natalie Encarnita, Annie Greenabelle and Illustrated People.



Friday, July 17, 2009

Flashback Friday: 'Say Say Say' by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson




I’m still mourning the death of Michael Jackson. Happy Friday ladies!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fly Fashion: Nana's Biggest Sale! Everything is 50% off! Today Only!



NANA'S BIGGEST SALE!
Everything is 50% OFF. Seriously.

TODAY ONLY (that's July 16th) from 5 - 8 pm!


Change your plans, grab your favorite shopping buddies, and head over to Nana for their BIGGEST SALE.

For three hours only EVERYTHING at Nana is 50% OFF!

Yes, Everything. Have fun helping Nana clear the racks amd make way for a Fall packed with style.


This sale is for seriously savvy shoppers.*

*You might want to warm up before the official start at 5PM. If it's like their previous BIGGEST SALE nights, it is a fashion frenzy & crazy fun! So much so that THE SHOP WILL CLOSE FROM 3:30-5PM TO PREPARE. Sorry, no holds or returns either.

Sooo, lace up the trainers, come hydrated, save a ton & shop until you drop. A sale like this only comes around once in a blue moon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fly Girl Guide is on Facebook!



Join The Fly Girl Guide Facebook Group! The Fly Girl Guide is covering all social networks! Come join the discussions on fashions, view event pictures, read comments about the lastest posts all on Facebook.


Join today! I’m doing a special Teedra Moses ticket Giveaway for all my Facebook fly girls! Click here to join!

And if you're not on Twitter, what are you waiting for? I do tons of giveaways on Twitter.

Follow me on Twitter! www.twitter.com/flycarla. I'm twittering baby, go 'head baby!

Fly Fashion: The Stash Consignment


Fly Girls, it is not impossible to own a Hervé Leger Bandage Dress. After seeing Rihanna, Dawn, Cassie and everyone else in Hervé’s form fitting dresses and skirts, I truly felt like I needed to have one...until I saw the price tag.

But with The Stash Consignment, it’s possible. The Stash Consignment is the brainchild of Élan Barish. The Stash is a personalized consignment service creating the corridor between luxury and affordability. Her idea is ingenious. It’s like raiding your very rich and very stylish best friend’s closet.

The Stash brings designer threads and marks them down to seventy-five percent or more off the original price. Since, it’s a consignment shop, the items are gently used but Barish only sells clothing, shoes and bags in excellent condition, and some of her items are still new with tags!

Right now, The Stash shop contains, Louis Vuitton Brown Snakeskin Thongs (brand new and for $150!), Emilio Pucci Iconic Print Cotton Pants, a Yves Saint Laurent Stretch Denim Safari Jacket, Marc Jacobs booties and more!

Check out The Stash Consignment, because even in this recession, you should stay fly. Floss on your off day!


Now, only if I wore an extra small, I could have my very own, Hervé Leger.



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fly Music: Slum Village's 'Cloud 9' featuring Marsha Ambrosius


Summer has received some soul. Slum Village is back! ‘Cloud 9’ is from their forthcoming LP, Villa Manifesto.

This single not only deserves a listen but a place on your MP3 player. Click to listen:




Fly Fashion: First Look! Topshop Fall '09 Lookbook






Topshop is killing H&M right now. Topshop always manages to bring runway fashions to the masses and for that reason; they have been one of my favorite online boutiques.

In their fall lookbook, they are channeling Balmain's sequined minidresses, Dolce's big, shaggy "fur" coats and Rodarte's shredded knits. It also feels very Edie Sedgwick. I’m loving it.

Via Refinery29.



Fly Event: Dekka Trunk Show @ Dekka Boutique


Join Dekka for their Third Thursday Trunk show. Hang with designers and artists, drink, eat, enjoy special discount shopping, music and vibe!

Event Information:
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Every 3rd Thursday

Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Ages
Cover: FREE

Venue Information:

DEKKA Boutique

1338 U Street NW
Washington, DC





Fly Event: Sneaker Pimps DC - featuring The Clipse and Wale


The world's largest sneaker show is hitting DC with a live performance by The Clipse, Wale and local artists.

Event Information:

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Age: 18+

Cover: $15.00 persale $20 on the door

Purchase tickets here: http://www.inticketing.com/events/42103



Monday, July 13, 2009

Fly Music: Christina Milian's 'Chameleon' featuring The-Dream



This track is not really fly. And I’m a fan of Christina and The-Dream but this track just doesn’t do anything for me. Christina can really sing and I wish she would showcase her vocals.

But you might like it!

Click to listen:




Fly Event: Redeem's Third Thursday Artist Showcase



Boutique Reedem (1734 14th St NW) is hosting a hot music, fashion and art event this Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Redeem welcomes local DC artist, J. Coleman and Brooklyn's Object in their third installment of their art/music series. J. Coleman who is responsible for Redeem's in-store murals, and more recently the large wall works at neighboring restaurant Eatonville, will be showing 13 new original paintings alongside an acoustic set by the New York duo, Object.

Come out, support the arts, and shop some fantastic summer fashion.

WHEN: Third Thursday, July 16
TIME: 6PM to 8:30PM
WHERE: Redeem, 1734 14th St NW




Drake's 'The Winner'



Drake’s got a big ego on this track. Check his big ego on, ‘The Winner' produced by Tha Bizness. This is not from his debut album but the Heartbreak Drake Part 2 Mixtape.

'The Winner'




Fly Music: Fabolous' 'Loso's Way' Leaks


Tracks from Fabolous’ Loso’s Way album are leaking left and right. Loso’s Way is slanted to be the most personal album from Fab. I’m excited about this album, I’ve been checking for Fab ever since he was in Lil’ Mo’s ‘Superwoman’ video and had a paper towel on his head.

Loso’s Way hits stores, July 28, 2009.

‘The Fabolous Life’ feat. Ryan Leslie




‘Everything, Everyday, Everywhere’ feat. Keri Hilson & Ryan Leslie





Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fly Beauty: MAC Style Black Collection



U.S. Launch Date: September 24th, 2009


International Launch Date: October 2009

"From “Back to Black” beehive and eyeliner to Steven “80s” Sprouse-in-the-House kohl and fringe to Gareth Pugh London New Goth, Black is simply beyond. Lips, nails, eyes there’s no more dramatic way to declare your desire, separate your sensibility, celebrate your magnetism. They WILL surrender to a Blackfire Glimmerglass, Rapidblack Penultimate Eyeliner, a slash of Greasepaint Stick, and the hot scratch of Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer. Style Black is a way of life, a shadowy and mysterious figure of fantasy, even for just one dark and dangerous night. "

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This collection will rock the fall.

It’s filled with Black lipstick, Black Knight (creamy true black), and Glimmerglasses in Bling Black (sheer black with gold pearl), Blackfire (sheer black with pink purple pearl), and Blackware (creamy true black).


Mineralize Eye Shadows

Cinderfella Black with silver pearl
Young Punk Black with pink purple pearl
Gilt by Association Black with gold bronze pearl
Blue Flame Black with blue pearl


Nail Lacquer

Nocturnelle True black (Cream) (Permanent)
Seriously Hip Black with gold particle pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Baby Goth Girl Black with pink and purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition

MAC is also bringing back their Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask and Volcanic Ash Exfoliator for the Style Black collection.


I think this collection will make me go broke. I’ve always been adventurous with make-up and I just might have to own a black lip gloss. Also, the Baby Goth Girl nail polish sounds fierce.





Fly Music: Drake's 'Slow Down' featuring Tommy Stars




Drake's not rapping on this track. Here Drake showcases his vocals.




Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fly Event: Teedra Moses- Saturday, July 25th



Teedra Moses is coming back to D.C.! For my fly girls who keep missing Ms. Moses ever time she comes to the DMV, here is your chance to catch her live.

TRIPLE STAR SOUND STAGE
presents
TEEDRA MOSES

Featuring: Dominque Young (Making the Band)
Hosted By: Micheline Bowman (Fox 5)

SATURDAY JULY 25TH-8PM

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Orchestra Seating - $20
Premium/Box Seating - $24


Event Information:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

All Ages

Cover: $20.00 $20 Orchestra Seating; $24 Premium/Box Seating

Music: Neo-Soul

Venue Information:
The Arc
1901 Mississippi Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020


Tickets are available here: http://www.triplestardc.com/

In April, I had the chance to interview Teedra, click here to see how Teedra stays sucka free, gets money and lives fly.




Fly Event: Little Dragon & Aphrodizia by Yoko K (7/19 Next Sunday night)

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Grab tickets here: http://littledragondc.eventbrite.com/


Fly Fashion: Nana’s Summer Sales






Nana (1528 U street, NW, Washington D.C.) has some great summer sales. Along with mega markdowns on some of their prettiest summer pieces, their Nana Outlet Rack is back. The Nana Outlet Rack contains the J.V. team of the Nana line-up, rack pieces include returns, not so perfect items and gently used pieces at a huge discounted rate.

It's also time for Nana’s Third Thursday SecretSALES. It’s always a dope deal, but you have to sign up. After you sign up here, check your email inbox on Thursday, July 16th for the Third Thursday SecretSALES.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fly Music: Maxwell’s ‘BLACKsummer’s night’ Review



Not many artists can take almost a decade hiatus and than come back to fans with open arms. Maxwell is lucky. His fans have eagerly awaited his return and he delivers with his fourth studio album, BLACKsummer’s night and the first installment of a trilogy.

Maxwell is successful because his voice and music are timeless. Maxwell’s music always had a very grown up feel to me. His songs made me want to by -pass puppy love and get right into the thick of love. His songs content and voice are unmatched quality.

And with BLACKsummer’s night, Maxwell proves that it quality over quantity. This nine-track album features classic Maxwell and jams that will groove any summer night. It’s his creamy falsetto, the prefect balance of instruments and voice, along with his deep tones that carry bravado that makes BLACKsummer’s night.

Each track contains mystery and you won’t be able to comprehend the meaning of the song, unless you play the track all the way thru. The beginning ballad, “Bad Habits,” starts slow and sexy, and then progresses with bass and funk. “Cold,” is a horn infused track where Maxwell explains that some women are just cold -hearted, but he does with it a cool jazz feel.

The lead single, “Pretty Wings,” begins with Asian chimes and speaks of a love lost. Drums lead, “Help Somebody,” and Maxwell explores the joy of being unselfish and leading a helping hand.

The album continues with sexiness.

“Love You”
Sometimes you can have to write a song with bongos and a keyboard, to come to terms that you really do love your woman.

“Fistful of Tears”
This song contains that grown up- right in the thick of love feeling. Maxwell has this awesome talent of visual wordplay. His voice against the piano and the lyrics debating if he should stay in a relationship or leave it behind, tugs on your heartstrings.

“Playing Possum”
This somber track has the crooner begging his lady to try to relinquish the games.

“Phoenix Rise”
Maxwell ends his album not with his signature ballad but with an up-tempo, euro-pop electronica track.


With his delicate voice, smart song arrangement and his talent for writing, the Maxwell drought is over and it once you get pass the number of songs on BLACKsummer’s night, you’ll see it was worth the wait.


Fly Event: Questlove & DJ Dummy 7/12 this Sunday night!

After the Rock The Bells Concert this Sunday (7/12) , come hit up LIV to party with Questlove and DJ Dummy (Common's DJ).

Grab advance tickets here: questliv.eventbrite.com

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Fly Event: 4th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser at LIV

Come celebrate the life and music of J Dilla! The 4th Annual J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser held on Wednesday, July 8th at Liv Nightclub.



Join Dilla’s family, “Ma Dukes” Yancey & Illa J, along with DC’s own
to honor the legacy of Jay Dee.

Hosted by Phife (of A Tribe Called Quest) and Grap Luva

Music by J. Laine & The Players

Featuring LIVE performances by:
Kaimbr
Kev Brown
Ardamus
Awthentik
RoddyRod
Wayna
Oddisee + Diamond District
Alison Carney
E Major
Cynthia Hawkes
Phil Ade

Doors Open: 9:00 PM

21+

This is a FREE event, but donations are certainly encouraged. 5% of proceeds
will go to both the Maureen Yancey Foundation as well as the Lupus
Foundation GWDC.

PLEASE RSVP to: dilladc09@gmail.com

Donations and RSVP can also be made at: http://dilladc09.eventbrite.com