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You’ll Wear that Dress ONE time – Bridal Gowns

9 Jan

Calling all brides – DC Bridal Sample Sale

It’s here–the event you engaged ladies have been waiting for is here! January 7th-13th, Chevy Chase Bridal (5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW) will hold its Semi-Annual Sample Sale. Receive up to 80% off dozens of sample gowns from Justin Alexander, Romona Keveza, Simone Carvalli and many more!

Ladies, if you have no idea, gowns can cost in the thousands of dollars. I was personally there when a friend of mine spent $1500 on a dress. A dress. Now yes, it is THEE dress, but it’s a dress. You’ll wear it TWICE if you’re lucky – once for pictures before the wedding and then the day of. And let me tell you that every dollar counts in a wedding budget. That $1500 or at least part of it, could have been spent on another element that you really wanted but wasn’t part of the budget (for me, it was the chocolate fountain.)

So let me share another Soulcialite tip. Please ladies, if you have the good sense, and especially if you DON’T have the budget, consider a Sample Sale for your one time wear gown.

Now personally, I participated in the Filene’s Running of the Brides for my Bridal Gown. It was a fantastic experience. So much so that I encouraged my best friend and a co-worker to go and they both found their gowns too.

My point: while it may be one of the most important elements of your wedding (aside from the pesky love thing) you will wear your bridal gown one time, two times TOPS (if you take engagement photos). You can save a nice chunk of change by looking at Sample sales or participating in the Running of the Brides, where you can buy a gown that would have normally been outside of your price range.

Do Yourself A Favor| N’Dambi and Zo Dec 10th-Black Cat

10 Dec

MN8* presents..

Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009

Join Erykah Badu’s favorite background vocalist, and a star in her own universe.

N’Dambi is quickly becoming one of the brightest stars in today’s soul movement. The Dallas-based artist’s new album, Pink Elephant, is her Stax Records debut and official entry into the soul pantheon. Her style is more substantial than Badu’s, less mannered than Amel Larrieux’s, and infinitely more complex than Angie Stone’s. All comparisons aside though, N’Dambi’s talent speaks for itself. Source:

Zo tweets: RT @zo3hree5ive: I’ll be presenting #SunStorm live and opening for @Ndambi at the @BlackCatDC – Friday, December 10th..

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of downloading Zo’s Just Visiting Too and seeing him at the U Street Music Hall. Lorenzo Ferguson, a Silver Spring based musician and producer,  bought a crew of funky superstars including: Yahzahrah, Darien Brockington, and Monica Blaire to bring vocal life to his instrumental project.

Need a primer on Zo, download the project below. Or read the Soulbounce review of Sunstorm, the full length feature.

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Do Yourself a Favor: The Lady Killer

3 Nov

Stream CeeLo’s The Lady Killer on NPR

The Lady Killer doesn’t arrive until next week, but you can listen to the entire album exclusively on NPR Music right now. Listen on HERE.

Track List:

Lady Killer Theme (Intro)
Bright Lights Bigger City
~censored~ You
I Want You
Cry Baby
Fool For You
Its Ok
Old Fashioned
No One´s Gonna Love You
Lady Killer Theme (Outro)