September 2, 2011
Last weekend, Hurricane Irene barreled into the city with heavy winds and rain. But that couldn't stop the stylish. Among those brave enough to face the elements, I spied translucent umbrellas, Hunter wellies and classic Burberry trench coats. It seems the weather doesn't rain on fashion. Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com .
September 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Investors spent Tuesday preparing for two events sure to move markets this week: a Federal Reserve meeting and a court decision on whether Germany can help support its struggling neighbors. And if the stock market's gains Tuesday are any sign, they expect both events to turn out well. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.07 points to close at 13,323.36. The average of 30 large company stocks has already gained 1.8 percent to start September, a month that is usually dismal for stocks.
October 24, 1999 |
Designers are telling you this season what Cher's mother surely told her long before she could walk: "Be yourself. " Most Seventh Avenue experts are not condoning headdresses and tush tattoos, but rather the mixing and juxtaposing of pieces in the hopes of unveiling your inner bohemian. So revel in the fact that there is something for everyone, except those who can't bear to wear anything not matched head to toe, for this is a time to mix it up. A quick lesson on some of the hotter runway trends includes: Be inspired by Granny's closet: Fall means knitwear.
December 19, 2012 |
Gwen Stefani has learned a basic truth about being a parent: You always feel guilty. Especially if you are a woman juggling work and home. "Getting to the studio and not being able to make it happen, but missing out on being at home, missing out on putting the kids down. What's more important? I felt so guilty," the No Doubt singer tells Vogue of raising her two sons with hub Gavin Rossdale , Kingston , 6, and Zuma , 4. Gwen, 43, says she kept thinking, "I am letting everyone down.
April 14, 1994 |
The mayor seemed awkward, like a bashful flasher. The elder councilwoman preened like a queen. The president paraded with an arm-swinging bop to rival any cool Mack Daddy. And the smooth-stepping, sweet-talking junior councilman, well . . . more about him later. It was no normal appearance Tuesday night for a handful of Philadelphia's governing officials. Out of the office, and somewhat out of character, Mayor Rendell and five City Council members strutted down the catwalk to help raise money for voter-education efforts in South Africa.
October 20, 1989 |
Traffic is jammed on 18th Street. The impasse is on the sidewalk; people, not cars, are bumper-to-bumper. A flock of folks is milling around, inhaling city fumes, dreaming of faraway places, imagining remote ports at which the pace is slow and the air is clean. The congestion is between a five-foot granite wall and a vendor's cart, about 40 paces north of Walnut. People are examining handmade clothing imported from Guatemala, other Central American countries and South America. One of them, Jeanine Henke, a student at Temple University, has just gotten off a lunch shift as a waitress at Houlihan's.
January 28, 2007 |
Americans might be slow to dress up for our own dignitaries, but it appears that we - at least here in Philadelphia - will get dressed up for British royalty. From ordinary folk who braved the cold and public transportation in Burberry scarves and Italian suits to Philadelphia's well-heeled who wore attire by British designers (in honor of the Royal Highnesses), we pulled out all the fashion stops during the day yesterday for Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. "Only the best for royalty," said William Hubbard, 60, of Center City, who wasn't on an official invitation list but arrived anyway at Independence Hall to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
September 10, 1986 |
No wonder one of New York's chic kiddie boutiques is called Tyke-oons. Now that so many of the big name designers - Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent to name just a few - are outfitting youngsters, the price of children's clothes gives new meaning to the phrase Baby Boom. The price explosion is obvious in the boutiques, where designer labels come with out-of-sight pricetags. Send your kindergartner off to school in a $110 Ralph Lauren sweater. Or dress your preschooler in a suede-trimmed denim jacket by Giorgio Armani ($220)
August 27, 2009 |
Laura Stonecipher, a 28-year-old insurance account manager from Chicago, came to Philadelphia a few weeks ago on business. In the cab from the airport to her hotel, she passed the corner of 18th and Chestnut Streets and noticed a wave of script flowing across the wide glass windows: "Rittenhouse Needlepoint, instruction, coffee, conversation. " Stonecipher's pulse quickened just a little. If she'd been a granny with a thing for stitching Home Sweet Home samplers, her fluttering heart might have been easier to understand.
September 19, 1999 |
Not too long ago, pundits were sounding the death knell for women's fashion. Designers were dictators, changing "the look" with every season. Sales floors were a sea of minimalism. Fashion magazines were populated by hollow-eyed mannequins. We wore black for a reason. But if you have picked up one of the fashion magazines lately, or ventured into the stores, you may have noticed: Fashion is back, and it is back big. Pity the poor postman. Hauling around the new fashion magazines to the homes of clotheshorses is enough to send someone to a chiropractor.