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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm wishing all my Fly Girl Guide readers a very Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the support! I will continue to guide all girls to flyness one post at a time in the New Year! Enjoy the last day of 2009! Have fun and be safe!


Fly Carla

Fly Beauty: OPI's Alice in Wonderland Collection

Inspired by Tim Burton's adaption of Alice in Wonderland, OPI is set to release a collection that is gorgeous. The polishes, available at salons nationwide in January 2nd, will retail for $8.50 each or $20 for the set.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fly Fashion: Must Neon Platform

Add some color in your wardrobe! Wild n' crazy genuine suede peep toe platform stilettos featuring electric blue or neon tangerine perforated body with black patent accents. Made by Jeffery Campbell.

Found at Nasty Gal.

Fly Fashion: Ashish Spring/Summer 2010

Ashish Gupta’s Spring Summer 2010 runway collection is for the fun party girl who is out on a vacay or several. This collection is for the girl who doesn't mind attention. It's sexy, fun and filled with sequins.

Monday, December 28, 2009


If you're obsessed with Alice in Wonderland like myself, then I know you'll love Urban Decay's Alice in Wonderland Palette. This will have 16 eye shadows, two 24/7 liners, and a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the genie bottle. Available today, at Urban Decay and Sephora.

I can't wait to see this movie. Johnny Depp in 3D, super excited. Coming to theaters, March 5, 2010.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fly Fashion: Mink Cocktail with Flower Detail

I'm sure Peta will come after me, if I wear this hat. This is real mink wrapped around a delicate dome-shaped cocktail hat with flower and button detail. Handmade in NYC by Ryan Wilde millinery.

Found at Patricia Field.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fly Fashion: Happy New Year- Fred Butler Glasses

Fred Butler makes it easy to plan for a hot New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fly Reads: Fashion Magazines: Just $5!

This is a steal! Fashion mags for only 5 bucks! They make great gifts, and you can stock up on mags for yourself too. Choose from Cosmopolitan, Esquire, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Food & Wine and more. I just had to share this with my readers. Click the link to enjoy!

Thanks for sharing the love, SHOP IT TO ME!

Fly Fashion: Feather stud shoulder piece

Babette velvet band with layered feathers and studded shoulders. Has long chain that wraps around back of the body and under arm that hooks with clasp. Very Rhianna-ish.

Found at Pixie Market.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Fly Girl Guide: The Fly Ten Holiday Gift Guide

For the last minute shopper, check out my list of must haves for a very fly Christmas. And its recession friendly, stay fly, not broke.

1.Michael Kors’ Very Hollywood- Very Hollywood is the latest perfume for women from Michael Kors. This fragrance is meant to evoke the idea of Hollywood glamour.

2.Holly Golightly watch locket- You’ll never be late for breakfast at Tiffany's.

3.The 1460 8 Eye Boot in Black and Gold Women's Shoes By Dr. Martens- Be the coolest girl at any function. Combat boots with flowers paired with a black tunic, very chic.

4.Philosophy The Recipe Box- Watch your figure by not eating Red Velvet Cake but washing in it. These ultra-rich formulas are guaranteed to stimulate your senses as they gently cleanse and condition skin and hair.

5.The Lovely Bones- The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being brutallyraped and murdered watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death. Read the book before the movie hits theaters next year.

6.Ginger and Liz Colour Collection in Royal Flush-Royal Flush (Wax Coat) is a dark vampy black-cherry colour that dries with a candle wax like finish. Sexy, dark, and mysterious. Explore your inner daredevil.

7.Michael Jackon’s Moonwalker- Still mourning the death of MJ? This classic is now available on DVD.

8.Sade The Best of Sade- Sade’s new album doesn’t hit stores till February 9th, so this will hold any fly girl over.

9.The Game 1st Season DVD Set- Until the new season starts on BET, catch up on the episodes you missed.

10.New Balance for Nine West athletic collection- Leopard + sneakers = dopeness.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fly Fashion: Diamond Pendant Half-Gloves

Because only half of your hand deserves warmth and bling. Found at Patricia Field, these one of a kind, five finger half-gloves are enhanced with a vintage brooch, rhinestones and chains. By the ladies of 2 Bitchez Deep.

Fly Beauty: Lady Gaga & Cyndi Lauper for MAC Viva Glam Campaign

Wow, what a fly combination! Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga for Mac Viva Glam Spring 2010 Campaign. Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth via cyana.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fly Fashion: Survival Of The Hippest's Twitter Necklaces

If Sex and the City still came on, would Carrie Bradshaw be apart of Twitter? She didn’t get an email address till season four and it took until season six for Carrie to get a cell phone. She was somehow always out of the loop but always ahead of it, so I believe she would have a Twitter and her handle would read: @shoegal.

Carrie would also wear a necklace that showed how Twitter has become integrated into her daily life. Dubbed the new “Carrie” necklace, NYC based company; Survival of the Hippest has created custom-designed Twitter Handle Status Symbols. Taking personal branding to a whole new level, these custom creations allow you to wear your twitter handle or favorite hash tag as a fashion statement. Create a necklace, pin, bracelet, key chain or anklet. Samantha’s twitter necklace would state: @ilovetocolor.

Fly Fashion: Susan Hanover Jewelry

Start getting your wardrobe ready for Sex and the City 2 with Susan Hanover Jewelry. SJP is already a fan of Hanover's gunmetal bracelets, chain necklaces and stone earrings. Hanover’s signature wire bracelets and bangles are available in delicate metals adorned with quartz and jade stones. Check out Gilt Fuse for an awesome sale of Susan Hanover Jewelry, act fast, the sale ends soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fly Event: Holiday Soiree at Lettie Gooch

Get ready to mingle and jingle with Lettie Gooch for their Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 19th!

Come Ye all Fashionable, Stylish and Terrific to Lettie Gooch's Year Ending Holiday Celebration!

Put this event on your list and check it twice.

Dj Munch will be spinning hot grooves for the naughty. And, Dana Greaves of Artistic Aya will bring amazing handmade fashions for the nice. Styling tips for your winter parties and trips, for all!

Enjoy tasty holiday refreshments and sip on our Lettie Nog the whole day long. Enjoy free giveaways as Lettie's gift to you with every purchase. Gift ideas and Holiday cheer!

Lettie Gooch Boutique
1517 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

To keep your gift- giving true, Lettie Gooch extends their hours for You !!!

Saturday, December 19 - 11am -8pm
Sunday, December 20 - 12pm - 6pm
Monday, December 21 - 11am - 8pm
Tuesday, December 22 - 11am - 8pm
Wednesday, December 23 - 11am - 8pm

Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - 11am - 4pm
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Closed

Thursday, December 31- New Year's Eve- 11am - 4pm
Friday, January 1 - Closed

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fly Beauty: One Night Only: Meet Celeb Makeup Artist Sam Fine In NYC

Sam Fine creates magic on one's face. He's worked his magic on Vanessa Williams, Iman, Halle Berry, Brandy, Beyonce, Veronica Webb, and Tyra Banks. NYC fly girls, who are serious about looking red carpet ready, please go see Sam Fine. Here is a chance to get makeup tips from a professional who specializes in makeup for woman of color.

He also maintains his own blog, which provides shade-specific, step-by-step tutorials.

Here he shares his make up tips on

On his makeup philosophy:
"Makeup is about personality. I'm not a big rule-maker. If you want to wear red lipstick morning, noon and evening, why not?"

On the most flattering hues for women of color:
"There are a few shades that I don't use as much with women of color, like pink shades. Pink is not in the undertones of women of color, so I use bronzer instead. For me, it's all about the basics: Orange, coral, and golden shades look beautiful. But pinks are tricky, as are really pale colors."

For Sam Fine's tips on choosing color cosmetics and foundation, read more.

His foundation-shopping tips:
"Be savvy; shop around. Nowadays, you have lines like Bobbi Brown and MAC that have more than two or three shades. These lines may not be dedicated to women of color, but they have some wonderful options. You have to go from line to line. It's really trial and error. Don't think it terms of, 'This one line is my everything.' You'll have to pick and choose from different lines. Women of color are always going to have to do more work to find the right foundation color for their skin tones."

On finding the most flattering color cosmetics:
"For women of color, there's already color in the skin, so you need more pigment. Nars, Iman, and Fashion Fair are some lines that have truer colors. What you see in the tube is going to be the same on skin. You have to be careful in your color choice — that's true not just for women of color, but for all women. There's nothing you can't do, but you have to switch up the shade, not the color, to make it complement your complexion. For instance, the right blue for Vanessa Williams might be a different shade than the one that looks right on Patti LaBelle."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Flashback Friday: Jay-Z's 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

Happy Birthday Jay-Z! Enjoy the weekend fly chicas!

Fly Event: TOMORROW! Bloomingdale's + NYLON Holiday Shopping Event

For my NY fly girls!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fly Beauty: Kiehl's Honors World AIDS Day with Limited Edition Hand Care for a Cure

One of my favorite beauty brands, Kiehl’s always supports charities to help with the greater good. And to support World AIDS Day, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Today, Kiehl’s introduced Hand Care for a Cure, a Limited Edition version of its customer favorite, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Donating 100% of net profits of each product dedicated to stemming the loss of life from HIV/AIDS, this heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection to hands. Featuring a blend of select ingredients that allows skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air, this hand salve forms a “glove-like’ protective barrier against moisture loss.

The World AIDS Day Hand Care for a Cure product features a unique design of the symbolic red ribbon – worn internationally to increase public awareness of AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research. Created out of red hand prints, this visual displays the many hands that AIDS has affected, as well as the many hands working together to find a cure.

About amfAR:

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $300 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. For additional information on amfAR, visit

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