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Archive for “Philadelphia Fashion” news
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
It's fall, and with fall comes the September Issue of Vogue and all the other guides to autumn fashion from the big clothing bibles: Elle, Harper's Bazaar, The Nation (the latter says hemp flares are in). Fashion Week spurred innumerable online slideshows of trends for fall—trends like burgundy; mixing black and blue; a deep side part; oversized totes; and high boots.
The chock-full closing evening of the Philadelphia Collection last Thursday saw the annual Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering held once again at the Comcast Center. The event featured fall trends in fashion, beauty, food and mixology, and there was a fashion show featuring clothing from Rittenhouse Row stores. Attorney-in-training Alexander Hankin is wearing threads you can pick up at Joan Shepp's new men's store, and Michelle Cassidy, senior community manager for Yelp.com in Philadelphia, is flaunting an eye-catching dress from Arcadia Boutique.
Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez are evidently making enough noise with their fashion blog, TomandLorenzo.com, to get the attention of the likes of the New York Times and high-profile fashion editors alike. The South Philly residents started the blog back in 2006, only to watch it quickly balloon in readership before they began working on the site fulltime in 2009. These "self-appointed style arbiters," as the NYT piece says, have no professional fashion experience and commute to New York weekly to meet with fashion designers and editors. In related news: You can still make something of yourself even though you're
It’s nice to see women of all shapes and sizes looking feminine and put-together in summer dresses. Wasn’t it a glorious day when we ditched summer-weight suits, as if there really is such a thing, and decided that we could get pedicures and go pantyhose-free whenever we wanted? What’s easier than a great dress? Add your favorite sandals and some jewelry, and you’re good to go anywhere—work, happy hour, Target.
I recently watched the bizarre train wreck that is NBC’s Fashion Star. (Haven’t seen it? Consider yourself lucky.) I felt rather sorry for the contestants. They seemed so misguided. Sure, it seems important to get your designs into stores like Macy’s and Saks and H&M—especially when judges Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos keep telling you it is—but really, I think the contestants are thinking a bit too … big. Forget the masses! We don’t know what we want. The key to becoming a mind-blowing overnight planet-dominating success is relatively easy: Get your duds into Carole Middleton’s closet.
In the heat of Facebook's IPO, investors are worrying over the company's lack of gender diversity. Forbes' Nathaniel Parish Flannery wrote yesterday:
Although Facebook has received a lot of positive attention for its inclusion of a woman, Sheryl Sandberg, as its Chief Operating Officer, the company has not appointed a single female candidate to its board, a characteristic that makes it a lot like other major U.S. companies that have zero women on their boards such as like [sic] Urban Outfitters.