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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fly Fashion: Fall for Fringe

Fringe is big for the fall. Check out my favorite fringe pieces from Topshop, 80s Purple, ASOS and Pixie Market.











Fly Fashion: Diesel's Flash for Fun

For the fly girl on the go, Diesel takes multi-tasking your wardrobe to the next level. I learned about Diesel’s “Flash For Fun”, line in August but the glow-in-the dark jeans, tees, sneakers and underwear just hit the stores.

The apparel has been treated with a special fluorescent coating meant to glow under UV lights. They don’t glow during the day but hidden graphics and stitching are shown at night. Pair the glowing jeans with the glowing undies, for a sexy fun night under lights.

Available at Diesel stores.









Monday, September 28, 2009

Fly Fashion: ASOS' 80s Street Style

The 80s are back with a vengeance. Bright colors, maxi dresses, body suits, animal prints are in for the fall. Check out ASOS’s new 80s street style collection.















Fly Fashion: Where the Wild Thing Are

I can’t be the only one excited about the, Where the Wild Things Are movie? Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite books as a child, I even brought my niece a copy so she could share my joy of the book.

For the grown-up in me, I am in love with Opening Ceremony’s collaboration with, Where the Wild Things Are movie director, Spike Jonze. It’s fabulous faux fur and childhood memories beautifully crafted into wearable fashion.






Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fly Music: Christina Milian's 'Beat On My Drum'



One would think that being married to The-Dream, you would produce some bangers. This is not the case with Christina Milian. Every leak I hear from her has been less than stellar, maybe The-Dream gives all his good material to Mariah or keeps it for himself.

Click to form your own opinion:





Fly Fashion: Erstwhile Style



My twitter friend, @erstwhilestyle has a dope vintage store on Esty. If your closet is overflowing after years of collecting vintage, why not pass on the finds to others?

Every vintage item is hand picked, and at least twenty years old or older. Erstwhile Style never sells fake or a cheap reproduction/knockoff for a quick buck.

My favorite finds are below. Check out her store here. Happy Shopping!










Fly Fashion: Gilt Fuse



Last month, I extended my invitation to the Gilt Groupe.

The Gilt Groupe provides fly girls access to fashions from top brands and designers at sample sale prices, more than 70% off the retail price. But 70% off of expensive is still expensive, so the Glit Groupe, just launched, Gilt Fuse. Gilt Fuse is fashion, that’s fun, irrelevant, and playful. It’s the most affordable sample sale that has hit my inbox.

The designer’s sales for Glit Fuse are a total bargain, with sales from French Connection, BCBG, Nicole Miller and Inge Christopher.

It’s extra V.I.P. and invitation only, but since I love my FGG readers, you can also enjoy the benefits of the Gilt Groupe via my invitation.

Click, http://www.gilt.com/invite/theflygirlguide sign up and enjoy the sales!



Friday, September 18, 2009

Fly Event: Fertile Ground LIVE! With special guest Floetry's Natalie "The FLOACIST" Stewart- Saturday September 19th @ 8pm






Aaron J of Triple Star DC promises to bring affordable soul to the east-of-the river.

Tomorrow, at the THEARC, jazz ensemble Fertile Ground showcases their mellow grooves. Along with Natalie "Floacist" Stewart, formerly of London-based duo Floetry joining Fertile Ground on stage.

Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 24 bucks, making this is a recession friendly event, how soulful is that?

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets: http://www.triplestardc.com/

The Arc Theater is located at
1901 Mississippi Ave SE Washington DC 20020

Fly Music: Jagged Edge's 'Moments In Love' featuring Trina and Gucci Mane



Oooo, does this mean that Jagged Edge is back? I like this single. GUCCI!



Download link:

Jagged Edge's 'Moments In Love' featuring Trina and Gucci Mane


Flashback Friday: Kanye West's 'Can't Tell Me Nothin'




I had to post a Ye' video. You can't tell him nothing. Happy Friday ladies!





Fly Fashion: Christopher Kane for Topshop launches today!






I often write about Topshop because Topshop really has affordable fly fashions.

Today, designer Christopher Kane’s thirty-eight piece collection including accessories and footwear for Topshop debuts. And it is fierce!

The Christopher Kane collection is filled with punctured and mirrored skin-tight dresses, mesh, killer prints, and awesome denim. This collection/collaboration just might be the hottest one in Topshop history.

Click here to shop and check below for some of my favorite pieces. If you’re in the NY, stop by the Topshop flagship store, its sick.











Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fly Fashion: Nana's Hobo Trunk Show! * THIS Thursday (9/17) 5 - 8p

The HOBO TRUNK SHOW at Nana is almost here!





Have you seen the Fall Hobo line yet? It's so beautifully crafted in deep, rich colors. Nana on U Street is hosting their favorite fall event, this Thursday, September 17th from 5 - 8 pm.

Nana's favorite, extremely knowledgeable rep Christy Ward will be at the shop
with NEW Fall styles. Whether you're looking for the perfect clutch or a tote roomy
enough for a days worth of activities, Nana is sure you'll find your new go to bag.

You'll be able to order any HOBO style, and for ONE night only, you'll get 15% OFF ALL HOBO BAGS! Nana will also raffling off a special HOBO prize.


What are great way to start fall.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Flashback Friday: Michael Jackson's 'Jam' featuring Michael Jordan

First, lets remember and never forget September 11, 2001. Prays to those who lost family members and friends in the tragedy.

Today, Michael Jordon is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, so in honor of the GOAT in B-Ball, check him in out in Michael Jackson's 'Jam.' The only one with moves as good as Michael J. was Michael J. Happy Friday fly ladies!








Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fly Music: Artist Spotlight- Bullet




I first spoke of Chicago's own Bullet back in June, check it here. After having the opportunity to speak with Bullet, dude has a lot of potential. He is an educated rapper, he doesn't cruse in his music and since he is a descended from Jupiter, he is ready to make his mark on Earth.

Who is Bullet?

Bullet is Mr. Robotic, a Cyber Martian Maniac that loves Crunch Berries and to make people smile. I love making music that is positive and I can play for my mother and she likes it. I am a college student at Columbia College Chicago, who is very determined and focused on getting goals accomplished.

When did you fall in love with hip-hop?

I fell in love with hip-hop probably after ‘Getting Jiggy with It’ by Will Smith. That album, Big Willie Style was the first CD my mother ever bought me. Then I really got into DMX a lot and from then I just listened to everything.

How did you start rapping?

I started rapping my sophomore year of high school. I was not taking it serious at all. I use to battle people at lunch tables, goofing off. My friend Add-2 was the best rapper at the school and I use to joke around then for some reason, I started taking it serious. I use to take him papers with verses on them to see if it was good. From then on I wouldn’t stop.


Influences?

My influences are Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, Justin Timberlake, The- Dream and Timbaland.

How has Chicago influenced your music? Chicago has a lot of up and coming artists coming into the scene, how do you distinguish yourself from other artists?

The only way Chicago influenced my music is just having me be able to rap fast or slow. I believe if you’re from Chicago you have to know how to twist (fast rap). So that helps cause you don’t want to have the same flow the whole song. I distinguish myself because a lot of artist here are actually- just rappers. Only few can make actual songs. That is something I take pride in. I have been put into the pop/hip-hop category but I love making popular music. It’s something I study and practice to make sure I keep getting even better.

You attend Columbia College in Chicago; discuss the value of an education? Does being in school help with your career choices?

The value of education I think is important. But I think there are exceptions. Some people are meant for school and I honestly believe that. For me personally, I learn in school but most of the stuff I know but it gives more of a foundation and a how-to. It’s also good for networking. I met so many people that are like my close friends now who are in the industry all due to Columbia College Chicago. It has helped me be even smarter when it comes to the business side of things.

Who would you like to work with more, Common, R. Kelly, Lupe Fiasco or Kanye West?

I would probably want to work with Kanye West because we have somewhat similar styles.

Is it hard to rap without profanity? Do you think rappers who use profanity lack a vocabulary?

It was at first and sometimes it gets hard because I feel profanity evokes a certain emotion that you want to get across. So when I'm doing a heartfelt record it’s kind of hard to not to cruse but I can get passed it. And yes, I think some people use it for lack of vocabulary, others use it to convey emotion.

Your single, ‘Mr. Robotic’ has a club party feel, what kind of music are you making? Club bangers or soulful hip-hop music?

I make pop music. I like to make music that people can feel. Kanye makes soulful hip hop music but he also has a popular audience. His soulful records now really don’t even have the soul samples in them. It’s just music that you can feel and that’s what I make and strive to perfect everyday.

Your song, ‘Earth Girls’- do you really believe Earth girls are easy? What planet are you from? And what’s your biggest hang-up with females?
Well, I’m from Jupiter. It’s really fun up here you should come visit! Free Crunch Berries! Loll! My biggest hang-up with females is the confused ones, the ones that don’t know what they want. They get scared of they’re own emotion thinking the guy they’re interested in is going to hurt them emotionally.

What do you believe makes a girl fly?

Confidence. In the words of Ne-Yo, “she wants but doesn’t need me.” She can be independent but still let me do what I do as a man. Be supportive and just be the dope woman that she is. I couldn’t ask for more.


Check out his single, 'Mr. Robotic.'





Fly Event: Uptown Girl Entertainment Presents: Martinis & Lashes



I always post about Uptown Girls Entertainment events because their events are boss, they are definitely for the fly girls with great taste. Two weeks ago, Uptown Girls held their Urbanista Flea Market to much success and now they are hosting Martinis & Lashes.


Just think, in one week, you’ll be hobnobbing, sipping on a martini, and getting all prettied up for the weekend. That is, of course, if you’ve purchase your ticket to Martinis & Lashes™.

Better get crackin’.

Includes: A martini, false lash application, and swag bag.

Attire: Uptown Girl Chic. No casual wear. Advance payment required. Must be 21 or over.

Friday, September 18, 2009 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Topaz Hotel, 1733 N Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036 .

Click here and purchase your tickets today: http://martinisandlashes.eventbrite.com/



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fly Event: Gypsy Soul Celebrates its One -Year- Anniversary with an Ear Candy Event



Only one-year- young, Gypsy Soul has become the premier entertainment guru of Baltimore and D.C. Gypsy Soul brings some of the most amazing artists to the D.M.V. area and tomorrow, Gypsy Soul is celebrating one year of good music with Green Tea, Alison Carney, W. Ellington Felton & Kentavius Jones.

Every month, Gypsy Soul & Media Minds present Ear Candy, a listening party with a simplistically sultry atmosphere that encourages the digestion of good music, good food and good conversation. Ear Candy allows fans to experience rare moments as they get to know the artists they love while introducing new comers to artists they are sure to fall in love with.

Ear Candy is always full of prizes & surprises!

**Free mini makeovers provided by Mary Kay **Kid Cudi give-aways from Universal Motown **Live visual art with Demont Peekaso **Plenty of prizes to win!!!


Who: Gypsy Soul turns one and celebrates with a live music event.

What: A sexy listening party that connects the artist to the fans.

When: September 10, 2009.

Where: Teavolve 1401 Aliceanna St*Harbor East*Baltimore, MD 21231.

Why: Because good music still lives!



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fly Fashion: YSL Divine Peep-Toe Platforms






I think I'm in love again. These YSL Divine Peep-Toe Platforms are the kinda shoes you never take off, you keep them on even during sexy time. These sexy beasts were found at Net-A-Porter.


Fly Fashion: New Pixie Market




Fashion is fun! Check the new jumpers, sexy dresses, lace, polka dots and ruffles from Pixie Market.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fly Fashion: Fly Betty Boutique- 50% OFF ALL ITEMS



Labor Day Weekend Sale
50% OFF ALL items

This sale is only Saturday & Monday
Time: noon-6pm



LOCATION: 1935 11th St. NW, Suite 1

MORE: Boutique on 2nd Floor
Metro: Green Line, U Street Cardoza




Join Fly Betty's Mailing List!
Fly Betty Boutique

www.flybettyboutique.com



Fly Fashion: Junction's B.O.G.O. 25% Off Labor Day Sale and Fall Preview


A vintage and resale boutique 1510 u street nw wdc 20009 tel 202 483 0261


Labor Day Sale and Fall Preview
Saturday thru Monday

B.O.G.O.
Buy One Get One 25% Off
- all current season fashion,
homewares and collectibles -

Fall Preview Racks
- a weekend long sampling of the best Junction will offer as temperatures drop -

Special Hours
Sat and Sun
12n to 7pm
Mon 12n to 5pm
www.junctionwdc.com




Flashback Friday: Trey Songz's 'Just Gotta Make It' featuring Twista



Trey's new cd, Ready is fire and he shows that with hard work, every one can make it.




Fly Fashion: DC Supports Fashion's Night Out


Yes! DC is supporting Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 10, 2009. Shops in Mid City DC are staying open late in a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion. U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.

Check the flyer to see which stores are supporting Fashion’s Night Out.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fly Beauty: MAC Cosmetics- Color War




After a summer of bright neon nails, what will the fall bring? Jin Soon Choi, one of the nation's leading nail stylists has team up with MAC and states there is a war happening right on your fingertips. Say so long to bright colors, this fall the colors are muted. But in a good way. Choi's collaboration with MAC, is a six-shade collection using very conventional colors, such as an icy gray-lavender called "Cool Reserve", to a khaki olive green, "Dry Martini."

So test the boundaries with your nail color. It's fall, embrace the change, besides nail polish can easily be removed.






$12 each at maccosmetics.com




Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hard Candy cosmetics to hit Walmart




For the budget fly girl, Hard Candy cosmetics will launch a bargain line of their cosmetics at all Walmart stores for under ten bucks. The "it-girl" beauty line from back in the day is making a comeback and everyone can afford it. The revamped Hard Candy make-up line will include, nail polish, glittery liners, shimmery eye shadows, lipstick, glosses and more.

Hard Candy will hit Walmart the third week of September.



Fly Fashion: Treasury's Sale



Check out this sale at Treasury.

Treasury is a new shop on 14th Street where you will a find a curated array of clothing and lifestyle items for woman, men and child, with an emphasis on the well-made and natural. The staff at Treasury hand-picks every single vintage piece because of its design and details and offer newer goods in the same vein.

Treasury strives for responsible consumerism, taking into consideration the environment, the local ecomny and fellow humans.

Treasury is located at:
1843 14th St. NW, second floor, WASHINGTON DC 20009

Store Hours:

Thursdays 5pm-9pm
Fridays 12pm-8pm
Saturdays 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm






Fly Event: Patricia Field's Fashion's Night Out Event



For all my fly girls in NY, be sure to check out this fashion event held at the Patricia Field store.

Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.

Retailers will unite for a single evening in New York City and thirteen other fashion capitals around the world by creating engaging and entertaining incentives to inspire consumers and invigorate the economy and local industry.

Check here to see if your fave store is participating in Fashion's Night Out, as you know I love shopping for a good cause.

Follow Fashion's Night Out on Twitter for updates on sales, fashion shows and giveaways on September 10. http://twitter.com/FNOnyc





Fly Event: Amel Larrieux | 2 nights @ The Birchmere Music Hall



In her solo debut in 2000, Infinite Possibilities (Epic), Amel crafted a veritable concept album that explored an endless range of promise and potential. Its single "Get Up” is an ode to working people became a modern anthem and magnet for the growing legion of Amel’s fans.

Amel has contributed to film soundtracks, writing and singing in such films
as Barbershop, Love Jones, Down To Earth, and Sunset Park, as well a Mercedes Benz commercial. Former Sade guitarist Stuart Matthewman sought Amel to sing on an album for his band Sweetback. She has also collaborated with hip-hop supergroup The Roots on several songs and tours. She was also recently recognized with a Grammy nomination in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, for "Where is
the Love" by Stanley Clarke, on which she joined Glenn Lewis as a featured vocalist.

Equal to Amel’s vocal and writing talent is her alluring beauty and eclectic style. She has been spotlighted as a style maven in Essence, Honey, Harper’s Bazaar, Trace, The Fader and other magazines and was also featured in the Coach anniversary print
campaign. More recently her vocal talent and beauty have been central to Coca-Cola’s "Keep It Real" campaign in television, radio and print ads. She is also a trained dancer.

Event Information:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
2 Day Event
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
All Ages
cover: $45.00
music: Soul, Funk, Hip Hop & Jazz


Venue Information:
Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305


Links:
http://www.blisslife.com

http://www.myspace.com/bravebird2



Fly Event: Prince vs Michael Jackson @ The Black Cat



Event Information:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
All Ages
cover: $13.00 13.00 adv/$15 day of show

Venue Information:
Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
Washington , DC 20009



Links:
http://www.facebook.com/djdredd



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