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Today it was revealed to the world that FLOTUS Michelle Obama had sheared her controversial bangs.Here's FLOTUS with the new hairdo at Bowie State graduation twitter.com/JTSTheHill/sta…— Justin Sink (@JTSTheHill) May 17, 2013Most important story of the day: Michelle Obama doesn't have bangs anymore: nymag.com/thecut/2013/05… — Sarah Rappaport (@SarahRapp) May 17, 2013Oh, but has she really? The Daily Beast's Isabel Wilkinson says no, silly.As anyone who has had bangs knows: they’re still on her head. Judging from photo evidence alone, Michelle’s bangs haven’t gone anywhere. They’re more grown-out than they used to be, sure, but she’s just parted her hair differently
In 2009, Nicole Cogdell was fired from her job as manager of the Wet Seal in the King of Prussia Mall shortly after she overheard a corporate VP tell one of her supervisors that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that he "wanted someone with blonde hair and blue eyes." Another black woman, who worked at the clothing store's Cherry Hill and Center City locations, was told she'd be fired if she didn't hire more white employees. One email from an exec even put it in starker terms: "African American [sic] dominate." So, along with another plaintiff (all
Stephen Fried, former editor of this magazine, has apologized to the world. For it was him, who in 1993, invented the word "fashionista." Though the term is now often deployed to refer to any reasonably fashionable person, or any person at all connected in the fashion world, or barbies, Fried had a more specific meaning in mind. It first appeared in his 1993 book Thing of Beauty, about the infamous rise and fall of Philly-bred supermodel Gia Carangi.There was no simple way to refer to all the people at a sitting for a magazine photo or print ad. I got tired
Philadelphia women who want to look impeccably stylish, with just the right amount of edge, know who to call: Joan Shepp. Even willowy leading lady Anne Hathaway has shopped at 1616 Walnut Street, where Shepp has dressed the rich and famous since 1999, when she moved her Elkins Park shop to the more regal Rittenhouse location. But now, Shepp tells me that the Walnut Street boutique must close.
Women's basketball enthusiasts in Philadelphia have long been calling for a team to call their own. Well this probably isn't what WNBA fans had in mind. Beginning on June 1st, the Philadelphia Diamonds of the "Bikini Basketball Association," or, "The League for Sexy Athletic Ladies" will kick off their inaugural season. The league has six teams, sporting suggestive names like the Miami Spice and the Atlanta Peaches.You know who's not going to show up to watch these games? Other women. You know who will? Dudes. Tryouts begin February 9th from 2:30-5pm, at the Finley Recreation Center at Upsal & Mansfield Aves.
Northern Liberties' Kate Beaver made quite the splash over the weekend at the Hair O' the Dog party, where she showed up in this rather, er, showy dress. Everyone was talking about the former Sixers dancer and her dress on Sunday and Monday, with Facebook comments ranging from "stunning" and "wowzer" to "tasteless" and "gross." Here, the Havertown native tells me about her choice of outfits, what she wore underneath, and the book that she's currently writing.
Gawker flags the offending item: a racially insensitive candlestick featuring some caricatured versions of an Asian person, what might be a clown or Inuit person, and what is certainly a black "Mammy" figure. With JFK thrown in there for good measure. As one Gawker commenter puts it: "And to think I'd completely given up hope on finding an accessory to complement my Sambo-watermelon, no-ticky-no-washy, lazy sombrero Mexican, hook-nosed avarist Jew dinette set." [Gawker]
Tory Burch, dearly departed pride of the Main Line, and fashion designer of choice for aspiring billionaire women, is leaving her base clientele behind. This March, Burch will land on the Forbes 2013 Billionaire list, making her the second-youngest woman ever to do so, behind the founder of Spanx (Spanx!). Gentlemen, if you don't recognize her name, you'll recognize her most famous product--the UGGS of ballet flats. She owes her newfound status to the legal agreement handed down on Jan. 1 to settle a longstanding dispute with her ex-husband, whom she accused of ripping off her brand. Following that settlement, Chris
Scott Schuman, better known as The Sartorialist for his very popular "street style" photography blog of that name, and his girlfriend, style blogger Garance Doré, came to Philly on Saturday for a meet-and-greet cocktail party with a few of Philly's fashionistas at Cook on 20th Street. The event, hosted by Philly Mag's lifestyle editor, Emily Goulet (left), included a delicious lunch with tea sandwiches. Schuman then participated in a Q&A with Ouigi Theodore, the founder of the Brooklyn Circus, who has been the subject of several of Schuman shoots.
Everyone go ahead and pat yourselves on the back for a job well-done. We went out and proved to the world that no one in America can rock sweat suits as frequently as Philadelphians. A recent study of consumer habits indicates that Philly leads all American market areas in sweat suit purchases. This is especially great because it's going to dispel all of the national stereotypes that paint Philly as a place filled with overweight, cheesesteak-gobbling lazy people who can hardly dress themselves. [CBS 3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLrP1vnPIGA