Thursday, April 26, 2012

Style. Shoot. Edit.

I have decided to get started with my true passion, styling. I have a page that you can click on to see any and all styling I have done at the top of this page, but why not do individual posts?!

I acted as hair, make up, styling, and photographer in this shoot.

Well feast your eyes on Ms. Morgan!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lost Society Brunch Sounds YUMMY!!!

(Info via UrbanDaddy DC)


It's Restaurant Week time at Bethesda Row! That means $15 3-course lunches and $30 3-course dinners at your fav Bethesda Row restaurants like Redwood, Jaleo, Assaggi Mozzarella Bar and more through April 22nd. YES! After an afternoon or evening of shopping at your go-to Bethesda Row boutiques, enjoy a dinner date with your special someone or a night out with the girls. Happy dining! 

Spring cleaning for your closet has never been more fun. Rummage through your closet and grab at least five summer/spring clothing, shoes and/or accessories you've barely worn. Bring them to theDewdrop Spring Swap & Shop and score new duds! This year's event is on April 21 from 12-3pm at the Hilton Arlington (950 North Stafford St, Arlington, VA). Tickets are $10-$15. Happy swapping!

Join CB2 (3307 M Street)at one of their upcoming DIY Saturday events (April 21, 28, & May 5) from 2 to 4pm. Featuring fun, hands on demos from local experts, the event will include information on creating artsy container gardens and innovative design projects. Plus, enjoy drinks and tastings while you shop! More information here

In an homage to the DC speakeasies of the past and present, stylist Elise Peterson and photographer Kate Warren bring you The WW Club, a speakeasy event to celebrate the rise of menswear on Thursday, April 26 from 7 to 10 p.m at 3401 Water Street, NW. Not sure what to wear? Style guru Elise Peterson and menswear designer Eliot Payne of Accoutre are creating a pop-up boutique and dolling out style advice with clothes from DC's best boutiques to help even the most style-challenged men get it right and get it tight. Peterson and Warren are partnering with style powerhouses Jack SpadeAlton LaneHugh & CryeFederalAccoutreDr. K's VintageIt's Vintage DarlingThe Good Kin, and Ginger Root Design, to bring you some delectable styles to try. To top off the occasion, there'll be a whiskey tasting served by a very sassy Whiskey Mistress for the gentlemen who like to drink. Click here to purchase tickets and for further details. 

Once again, the Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown will transform into a Parisian open-air market with the 9th Annual Georgetown French Market, coming up on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28th. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, attendees can take a trip across the pond, via a walk up Wisconsin Avenue, landing between P Street and Wisconsin Avenue. This year's event is the biggest one yet with over 35 participating merchants offering deep discounts on clothing and other goods, French food, and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, click here

Bike to Work Day 2012 is quickly approaching, and this year it will be held on Friday, May 18. Last year, nearly 11,000 commuters rode to work by bicycle in support of the annual event. The health benefits of biking to work for employers are well known and include lower health care costs, decreased tardiness and absenteeism, increased productivity and reduced parking needs. Each person who bikes to work also helps lower the carbon footprint of your organization as a whole! Registration for individuals is now open and the first 11,000 to show up at their local pit stop will receive a free t-shirt.  

Another cool event May 17 - 19 - The Front Row 2012

Most of these events are via The Georgetown Bidness & DC Scout

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Who is Marshall Anthony?

I had the pleasure of catching up with the fellas from Marshall Anthony. Enjoy the interview and be sure to follow them on twitter and facebook.

Franky: What is the name of your line and tell me a little about the line?

MA: Marshall Anthony is a luxury menswear brand owned and operated by designers Darhel Anthony and Caron Gabriel. Currently, the brand specializes in handcrafted neckwear and accessories, including neckties and bow-ties. However, Marshall Anthony is in the process of transforming into a complete menswear brand; suiting, outerwear, shoes, and accessories.

Franky: Who are the creators of this line? 

MA: Caron Gabriel and Darhel Anthony

Franky: Who is your ideal customer?

MA: Ideal MA customers are menswear enthusiasts and hobbyists; with a special emphasis placed on gentlemen and or women with gentlemen between he ages of 18 and 49. 

Franky: Where can we purchase these pieces?

MA: Currently, Marshall Anthony conducts the majority of its business through e-commerce. A supporter can purchase our garments at However, from time to time, we have private menswear trunk shows in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

Franky: How can you be contacted?

MA: Marshall Anthony can be reached via our website contact,
Supporters can follow our brand for updates @MarshallAnthony via Twitter, as well as the brand's Facebook page Marshall Anthony.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Where in the World has Franky Been?

Well I have been working and trying to add some play in my life. My first stop was Ms. Style and Grace 2nd Anniversary party at L2 Lounge in Georgetown. It is a super cute spot and quite exclusive. You have to be invited or on a list to even enter this venue. Enjoy a few pictures I took at the event.

Amazingness and Beautifulness in a martini glass


Sarea of Sareaflo and Schuntel of Ms. Style and Grace

The other event I made my way to was the launch of 8 Vintage online vintage boutique at Barcode, amazing happy hour on a Saturday. Krystin and Denisio have some pretty good pieces. I can't wait to see the other pieces they have in store. They both dress their little butts off so super excited to see what they add to the selling collections. I met quite a few new faces at the event so I had a good time! I have a few pictures from the event.

This cupcake was yummy.

Some bloggers that attended. Loved chatting with you ladies.

Krystin and Denisio of 8 Vintage looking fab in some I think soon to be sold pieces but check out what they have here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Girls Girls Girls

I got an email a few days before the screening and debated about going to the screening. I ended up forcing myself, I'm always tired smh, after work to go and check it out. The viewing was at this spot called The Dunes, this spot was super cute and not to far from where I live. They had drinks, popcorn, and tons curious women interested in seeing what this Girls on HBO was all about.

This show focused on Girls in their 20's living in NY and the different things they go through at that age with jobs, money, men, and everything in between. I think this show will be pretty good and I am looking forward to April 15th which is when it will premiere on TV.

Here are some pictures from the event:::

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Few Lady Blogger Fashion & Beauty Social Recaps


So I finally have some time to just get my life back in order. I wanted to thank everyone that was able to attend the event Saturday as well as all the sponsors that contributed such as, Alex of ShopALS,,, Elisa from It's Vintage Darling, Beautiful Textures, Charmed Apparel, Kiehl's, Kupcake Kraze, and Deborah of Mdurvwa Collection!!

If you all know of any other posts from others please feel free to post them on this post, thanks!!

But for your reading and viewing enjoyment, check out these bloggers below and FOLLOW THEM!!!!

Photo from On Tap Magazine, THE LADY BLOGGERS!!!

Picture from DC Funemployment

Picture from Ariella Faith
This was some of the goodies we had in the goody bags...YUMMMMM, right?! ;-)