…Jean Paul Gaultier… The Icon Retires…The Legacy……
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…Jean Paul Gaultier… The Icon Retires…The Legacy……


…An icon Emeriti -crown’s a successor as the Dauphin of his iconic legacy…Deo… By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means The iconic French designer, Jean Paul Gaultier; commonly dubbed the “enfant terrible” of fashion – began the year 2020 – with a jovially auspicious message announcing his retirement. “Gaultier Paris will continue Haute Couture! I have a new … Continue reading

…RuPaul Teaches How To “Read” In Iconic SNL Sketch…
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…RuPaul Teaches How To “Read” In Iconic SNL Sketch…


 “Reading is throwing shade: A brutal insult wrapped inside a glorious wordplay.” –RuPaul Written By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means Taking a comedic; yet powerful blow at the critics of the highly controversial, yet wildly popular Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH ) initiative, RuPaul used his appearance on SNL to illustrate just why “reading is fundamental!” Ru-as … Continue reading

…The Flyy-Life’s 2019 Most Flyy & Eligible Bachelors…
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…The Flyy-Life’s 2019 Most Flyy & Eligible Bachelors…


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means …Two lost Angels discover salvation, under vast pink skies watching the sun rise… – Miguel Initially when I started the preparation process for this project, I decided to do things differently. I prayed and asked God to use me and direct my path. It was frustrating at times because He didn’t … Continue reading

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary- Chicago…Repertoire…2019…Pics
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Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary- Chicago…Repertoire…2019…Pics


Repertoire  repertoire noun rep·​er·​toire | \ ˈre-pər-ˌtwär  , ˈre-pə-\ Definition of repertoire:  a supply of skills, devices, or expedients, a list or supply of capabilities From the Late Latin noun repertorium, meaning “list,” has given us two words that can be used to speak of the broad range of things that someone or something can … Continue reading

Sampson McCormick… “A Different Direction”…Speaks with The Flyy-Life…
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Sampson McCormick… “A Different Direction”…Speaks with The Flyy-Life…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Sampson McCormick, the name that carries dual jurisdictional respect, both within the world of mainstream comedy and within the urban LGBTQ community at large.  Born in Washington, D.C.,  partially reared in Evergreen, North Carolina and returning to Washington D.C, ; he has become a popular, award-winning, stand-up comedian, writer and activist. … Continue reading

Brand Ambassador Christian Banks- Host Chicago’s White Party
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Brand Ambassador Christian Banks- Host Chicago’s White Party


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means Hailed by many as a modern-day personification of Michelangelo’s “David”; one of the first features recognized in Christian is his strikingly-captivating; almost angelic gorgeousness!  With the prowess of a corporate titan, within the span of almost 2 years, he’s transitioned his social media acclaim into a marketable business-line by becoming a … Continue reading

…A Weekend with Capriccio-The Final Verdict…
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…A Weekend with Capriccio-The Final Verdict…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Disclaimer- (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems. Your friends at The Flyy-Life, remind you to drink … Continue reading

…An Ethical Analysis & Brilliance of Drake’s- God’s Plan…
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…An Ethical Analysis & Brilliance of Drake’s- God’s Plan…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means “She say, Do you love me? I tell her, Only partly I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry”– Drake, God’s Plan The three fundamentals of an ethical theory are to be Descriptive, Evaluative and Analytical. Drake’s 2018 hit, God’s Plan, lyrically is a masterpiece because he flawlessly evoked … Continue reading

…Chicago’s Legend, Stevie Edwards Chats With The Flyy-Life…
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…Chicago’s Legend, Stevie Edwards Chats With The Flyy-Life…


     By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means In a time before party hosting became a lifesaving career for the unemployed, under employed and society rejects; there was one name that gathered the socialites of the city and set a standard. That name was Stevie…as in Stevie Edwards! Regardless of what demographic or sub-culture of the community you … Continue reading

The House of La’Beija Celebrates 50 Years and Chats With The Flyy-Life…
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The House of La’Beija Celebrates 50 Years and Chats With The Flyy-Life…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means When word first spread of the 50th anniversary of the House of La ’Beija, I was immediately taken back 15 years ago to my earliest days as a young college freshman entering the underground world known as “ballroom.” The name La ‘Beija signified New York!  It was the finest level of … Continue reading

Rahim Brazil of About Him, Chats with The Flyy-Life….
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Rahim Brazil of About Him, Chats with The Flyy-Life….


By:DeoVonte “Deo” Means The web series About Him, reached an almost epic level of support this summer on social media. The scenes, storyline and actors were the topic of many conversations held in the private Face Book groups. Here at The Flyy-Life, we strive to utilize our platform to highlight and chronicle the artistic, enterprising, … Continue reading

….And then there was Otis Damo’n…Crowning The World…
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….And then there was Otis Damo’n…Crowning The World…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Since my earliest years of being a young fashionisto, I’ve always been most fascinated with the art of haute couture millinery. One of my most fond memories was meeting the iconic Phillip Treacy years ago at a Neiman Marcus event. Pharrell Williams, and his now infamous Vivienne Westwood hat, can be … Continue reading

…Versace Saunters Into Chicago…
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…Versace Saunters Into Chicago…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means During a normal lunchtime connect, I was encouraged by a colleague to checkout the new Versace store that opened this past Sunday on Rush Street. Considering the legendary Donatella Versace personally paid a visit to Sunday’s event, I found myself intrigued. My excitement was stimulated not merely from the accessibility of … Continue reading

…Damien Crawford Chats With The Flyy-Life…
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…Damien Crawford Chats With The Flyy-Life…


  By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means   To those in the know, the name Damien Crawford has become synonymous with the triple threat of sexy, educated and talented. Damien’s been labeled a “gifted and versatile performer” and in recent days, he’s been dominating the stage with electrifying performances and opening for the likes of KeKe Wyatt, … Continue reading

…Kilojoules…The Label Killin it in 2016…
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…Kilojoules…The Label Killin it in 2016…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means The beauty of being a documented stakeholder within any community, is the ability to witness your peer’s ideas spring forth! If they are diligent and committed to their craft, you’re privy to witness stages of implementation, sacrifice and eventual success. This growth process is the fundamental pillar in which any evolving … Continue reading

BAIT the Web Series – The Man You Meet Online Just May Be Your Last…Episode 3…
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BAIT the Web Series – The Man You Meet Online Just May Be Your Last…Episode 3…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means When we were first approached to do a follow-up on Lee Hayes– BAIT, we were beyond honored. The honor was heightened when the idea was floated to utilize The Flyy-Life platform to exclusively debut Episode 3 of Season 1. For those unaware, BAIT is the new groundbreaking webseries that’s spreading like … Continue reading

…The Half That Has Never Been Told…
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…The Half That Has Never Been Told…


  By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Erroneously, most of us are taught that the fundamental driving force behind African-American slavery in the United States was a superior race hegemonic desire to dominate an inferior race. The story generally goes; after a few generations of forced labor, Northerners and Abolitionist discovered the immorality and sinful nature of … Continue reading

Oui Entertainment Debuts As Chicago’s Newest Golden Bois…
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Oui Entertainment Debuts As Chicago’s Newest Golden Bois…


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means The later part of summer 2014 brought about exciting news for Chicago. Spring was greeted with rumors and mumblings among the socials that Chicago’s social scene had become stagnant with very limited options for the “grown & sexy” of the community. Many of our traditional events were either slowly abandoned by … Continue reading

…We Dem Boyz…Chi-Town Edition…Flyy-Life…
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…We Dem Boyz…Chi-Town Edition…Flyy-Life…


  Our community is often erroneously portrayed in cyber space as a culture that comfortably recline in the depths of poverty, while being guided by the sophomoric inclinations of sex, drugs and Rock & Roll. Statistical reports attempt to argue that we are a demographic that has increasingly become dependent upon and complacent with government … Continue reading

The Negro Running Paris…Olivier Rousteing….
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The Negro Running Paris…Olivier Rousteing….


On last week, cyberspace and armature fashionistos were all abuzz over the presentations of the Fall 2014 menswear collections. The major player that most caught my eye was Olivier Rousteing.  Rousteing is the 28 year old young black guy that’s at the helm of perhaps one of the most prestigious European fashion houses, Balmain.  Balmain, … Continue reading

Pharrell Williams for Moncler…Eyewear!!!…
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Pharrell Williams for Moncler…Eyewear!!!…


Following the highly anticipated and highly disappointing collaboration between Jay Z and Barneys New York, I lost all interest in pop-stars and designer collaborations. As a lover of luxury menswear, I felt as if pop-stars failed to understand the essence of menswear and were only capable of making a mockery of fashion while attaching outrageous … Continue reading

Learn It…The Ballkids…Storming…I AM
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Learn It…The Ballkids…Storming…I AM


Here at The Flyy-Life, we take pride in paying homage to and highlighting the talents within our diverse community.  Although they are at times marginalized, this latest video production clearly illustrates that Ballroom still has the power to nurture & develop impressive talents while producing a beautiful & intriguing product. This montage, entitled “I AM”, … Continue reading