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FLY NEWS: Bevy Smith Featured In The New York Times …

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We absolutely LOVE when our favorite Fly guys and girls make FLY headlines worthy of national attention. It’s so inspiring, and gives us just one more motivational push to move forward towards our goals. Who do you ask has inspired us this time? None other than our favorite Hosts/Fashionista, Bevy Smith

Aunty Bevy has been featured in the New York Times in a piece about people who host IRL’s also known as In Real Life dinner parties and actually make residual income by prompting and guiding others to make valuable connections all the while maintaining and making valuable connections themselves. The article dives into the many reasons why these talented dot connectors do what they do.

According to The New York Times;

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“There is a market for this because people have lost the fine art of conversation,” said Bevy Smith, the creator of Dinner With Bevy. “People are so busy trying to network, they forget about connecting.” Ms. Smith beams when she meets someone new. “Why, hello!” she purred to a waiter at Red Rooster Harlem one recent Friday. He smiled, captivated by his customer. Ms. Smith oozes natural charm, which makes her the belle of the ball at the invitation-only dinners she organizes for a high-end clientele.

Her 86,300 Twitter followers (and fans of “Fashion Queens,” a show on Bravo she is a host of) revel in her good humor. Born in Harlem, Ms. Smith knows many people employed in glamorous industries, having worked in fashion advertising at Rolling Stone and Vibe.

For her events, she insists on a sit-down meal. “A lot of times I got pushback from clients saying: ‘This is a lot of money. Why don’t we do a cocktail party?’ ” she said. “I say, ‘Well, no, because a cocktail party means transient conversation.’ ” At a dinner party guests have three hours to connect. “You only have an hour at a cocktail party,” she said.

For the 2012 Oscars she hosted a dinner sponsored by Target for the singer Pharrell Williams at the Chateau Marmont. The same year, Belvedere Vodka sponsored a party at Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs in TriBeCa. Ms. Smith sat Misty Copeland, a ballerina for the American Ballet Theater, next to the filmmaker and culture critic Nelson George. He is now making a documentary about Ms. Copeland’s life.

How amazing is that? And how amazing is Bevy?

You can read the rest of the article Here.

-Stay Fly!

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R.I.P. Robin Williams Dies At Age 63…

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It is with saddened hearts that we report that  Oscar-winning actor and comedian, Robin Williams died Monday in California. He was 63.

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Entertainment

[Fly-LIGHTs] BlackAtlas.com Event Announcing New Travel Ambassador, Laz Alonso …

 

On Friday August, American Airlines, through BlackAtlas.com, announced actor Laz Alonso (pictured here with Jennifer Williams of VH1’s Basketball Wives Miamias the new travel ambassador of BlackAtlas.com at a private launch party and press conference at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Team SFPL (pictured here with Celebrity Blogger and friend of the Fly People, Necole Bitchie) were invited to witness the new travel ambassadors inauguration as he will host several travel videos featured onBlackAtlas.com and represent American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com at select events.

The invitation-only event, which took place at the historic Studio Museum of Harlem, featured music by jazz band Rakiem Walker Band and celebrity mixer DJ Cosi.

The evening’s highlight came in the form of a live musical performance by Roc Nation songstress, Melanie Fiona. The event was catered by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem.

Notables on deck included; Director/Actor Robert Townsend, Renee Graziano (Mob Wives), Jennifer Williams (Basketball Wives) and JR Smith (NY Knicks, pictured below), just to name a few.

Make sure to take your talents to BlackAtlas.com for more info on the program and its incentives.

-Stay Fly!

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Entertainment Fashion

[Fly-LIGHTS] Rihanna bares her breast for Fashion/ June Ambrose drops ‘Super Trailer’/ Beyonce and Blue Take New York/ Ne Ne Leakes and Jennifer Williams step out …

Always one to push the fashion envelope, Rihanna put her breast to the test in a sheer sweater that revealed her B-cops perfectly while out in NYC this weekend.

 

We’re gonna pass on this entire look.

One of our FAVORITE Style Mavens, June Ambrose just dropped her ‘Super Trailer’ for her new Vh1 Show ‘Styled By June’. We can’t wait to see June transform the lives of some of your favorite celebs who need a little fashion help. Well LOTS of help.

Step into the Super Trailer …

 

Beyonce took baby Blue out for a stroll in New York City this afternoon. Clad in a blazer, loafers and Baby Blue tucked tightly in a baby carrier, Beyonce was spotted taking a stroll with Mama Knowles earlier today.

RHOA star Nene Leakes and BBW star Jennifer Williams were spotted in the meatpacking district of New York.  looking pretty damn fly.

NeNe was clad in a double breasted black leather trench, grey leather pants, grey Birkin and an AMAZING Shoe!

And Jennifer was clad in a white button up, denim jeans, red fur frock vest, black Birkin, and Amazing pair of Fringed suede red peep toe heels.

She had too much going on but those shoes are amazing as a stand alone item.

-Stay Fly!

[Thanks Necole!]

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Fashion

[Weekend Fly-LIGHTS] Cassie X Pharrell Williams X Adrienne Bailion X Rihanna X Kanye West ….

There she goes ….

Model/singer Cassie was spotted in Paris, leaving a clothing store Colette clad in in a white button down, Helmut Lang Era Blazer, grey snakeskin leggings, white kicks and Alexander McQueen Rope Snake Horn Knucklebox clutch. Say what you will, the girl KNOWS how to wear an outfit…

 

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Pharrell Williams showed up at the Lanvin Fall/Winter show during Paris Fashion Week with a new green hair color …

I don’t really have a comment.

Yes, Rae is speechless. Like, what do I say to this?

#WeDontUnderstand

 

So ….

Adrienne Bailion showed off her talents (LITERALLY) in this sheer situation recently in NYC.

*Looks up in the sky*

All I can say is …

Rihanna is off to setting new trends as well these days. She recently stepped out in london in all denim everything, complete with a denim shirt tied around her waste and tucked into her boy shorts.

LMAO! *Ohh Sorry*

I hope this doesn’t catch on, because it’s pretty ridiculous ….

#WeDontUnderstand

And Kanye West sat his talents front row at Givenchy’s Fall 2012 womenswear show in Paris in a white star addled sweater from Givenchy’s Fall 2012 mens collection.

Yes Ye’ show em’ how it’s done. Ultimately when supporting any brand it’s always wise, to rock the brands designs to their recent showing. Especially if your seated front row.

Just proper fashion etiquette.

#WeLIKE

-Stay Fly!

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Fashion

[Fly DIARY] BET’s RIP THE RUNWAY …

A few weeks ago we received an email from the producers of BET’s Rip The Runway requesting our participation in this years show! This year the show planned to include Fashion Bloggers to introduce different segments of the show. Taking a new direction this year, they sought the most influential bloggers and we were ecstatic and elated to be included.

Last year, we were watching Selita Ebanks Co Host Rip The Runway from our living rooms, this year we were standing side-by-side introducing a segment with her.

—-> LOOK AT GOD!

I will say THIS, hard work really does pay off, and it may seem small to some but it’s GIANT to us. We’ve been at it for almost four years, so this look is bitter sweet to us! We rushed to throw together a fittingly FLY outfit for the show and Red Carpet.

Gabe was clad in an Adidas tee, Shades of Grey Leather Motorcycle jacket, General idea long vest, 55 DSL pants and 2NE1 x Adidas Originals JS Wings Sneakers.

 

 

While Rae Rocked a Vintage denim vest by Nudie Jeans, Denim and Cotton Varsity from 55 DSL, Yellow ‘Love Thy Hater‘ Tee by Gifted Apparel , Ripped distressed denim jeans by Dolce & Gabbanna and Suede and Canvas Stone Island sneakers.

Rae opted for the red ‘Viva La Brooklyn‘ Tee from Gifted Apparel for the actual show.

Fellow fashion Blogger and new friend of the Fly Guys, Gabi of GabiFresh.com was on hand as a participant in the show.

As was our sister blogger, Claire of The Fashion Bomb Daily .

Words can’t express our gratitude to BET for our inclusion in the show! We are *humbled* once again.

The Show airs March 21st (Props to Laquan Smith who also presented during the show) …

Our Fly-Lights from the show will be up in a few ….

-Stay Fly!

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[Fly DIARY] SFPL Featured in YRB Magazine ….

 

A few weeks ago, YRB’ Magazine’s very own How You Rock It Campaign joined forces with Hyundai to create two events fit for the very fashionable and technologically resourceful residents of New York City and Los Angeles. Beginning the evening with a social-check-in, different trendsetters were invited to participate in their signature on-the-spot photo shoot.

We were invited to participate and of course, we answered the call in our now signature cut-off jean jackets with layered attachments. Of course, you can never be sure your photo’s will be chosen, but the good folks @ YRB saw fit for our photo’s to be included and we are humbled and greatful.

You can check us out on page 97 in their latest Health Issue with double covers featuring Style Maven and Reality Star, Lala Anthony

And Young Money artist Tyga

 

Thanks to YRB Magazine for the love, we truly appreciate it!

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[Fly DIARY] Brand Maven: SFPL x Chuckcity Stuff Fly People Like

We’re always incredibly humbled when anyone spotlights us. Thanks so much to Chuck City for taking the time to interview us.

I’ll shut up now and let you check it out …

Stuff Fly People Like is a lifestyle blog tackling music, fashion, and the who’s-who in the entertainment industry. Gabriel has worked as an image consultant for a number of clients in fashion and entertainment and Rae dappled in background dancing and has made a larger than life presence in the industry. Rae & Gab found a way to seamlessly merge their own personal passions into a witty and informative web page.

I had the chance to sit down with the two and dish the how, what, and when of the highly popular Stuff Fly People Like.

 

-Stay Fly!

[I Am Chuck City]

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Entertainment Videos

[Video] Mary J. Blige visits Wendy Williams …

 

Mary J. Blige took her talents to the Wendy Williams show, the taping aired yesterday and the two discussed sobriety,  marriage and motherhood, among other topics.

Clad in a purple leopard Dolce & Gabanna dress and black Christian Louboutin platform pumps, Mary looked like the Queen she is.

Peep the interview and her performances of ‘Mr. Wrong‘ (Shoot me now) and ‘Living Proof’ below …

-Stay Fly!