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April 9, 1993 | by Ed Voves, Special to the Daily News
THING OF BEAUTY The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia By Stephen Fried Pocket Books / $22 For Gia Carangi, two hastily scrawled words spelled the difference between a life of fame and oblivion: "Get Herion. " The reminder to buy heroin - misspelled in her appointment book - revealed that the caress of fame and fortune had become a death grip for the young Northeast Philadelphia woman. Carangi's beauty opened doors to international acclaim as a fashion model in the late 1970s.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1991 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
SHE IS: Madeline Arrington SHE DOES: Housing rehab SHE SUCCEEDS: Through determination At first, Madeline Arrington wasn't sure she wanted it mentioned in the newspapers that before taking on her current post as an apartment building manager, she spent time in jail. But, on second thought, Arrington decided she had important messages to get out: About how quickly your life can fall apart. About picking up the pieces of your life and starting again. In 1982, Arrington, then 39 years old, a single mother of two daughters, then aged 18 and 9, made what turned out to be a fateful decision.
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June 9, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The sunlight surrounding Urban Outfitters' loft-like corporate headquarters Saturday afternoon illuminated Drexel University's end-of-year fashion show. As usual, the 40-plus presentations were stellar, all exemplifying a keen sense of design. The garments' construction was very top-of-the-line; no unraveled hems on this runway. Among the first works presented was a grouping of dresses fashioned from airy fabrics donated by Lilly Pulitzer, showcasing the students' ability to create ruching and draping techniques.
NEWS
March 27, 2007 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Among the city's fashionable, there was much to-do when Zara, H&M, Lush, Club Monaco and BCBG Max Azria opened their doors on Walnut Street last year. But when the local development firm ARCWheeler confirmed recently that Barneys Co-op - the cutting-edge offshoot of the high-end New York City department store Barneys - was coming to Rittenhouse Square, high heels clicked with excitement. The region's chic-ometer has officially been raised. "For so many years, Philadelphia has had a reputation of being staid," said Stephanie Naidoff, commerce director for the City of Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2011 | By Ana Veciana-Suarez, Miami Herald
Baby boomer women might not want to wear their daughters' jeans and men may refuse to don muscle shirts, but the generation that brought us tie-dye still wants to remain fashionable and hip well into middle age. How to monetize that desire is both a marketer's conundrum and dream. "Even with mature figures, boomers want to have fashionable options," says Roseanne Morrison, fashion director for the Doneger Group, an industry consultant. "That doesn't stop just because you hit a certain age. " The problem is, designers and retailers often don't know how to reach a demographic that is varied, numerous, and affluent.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 Luminaries such as Anna Wintour (right), editor-in-chief at Vogue , prepare for the event that celebrates fashion worldwide. The one-hour special also tracks the night itself as it unfolds around the globe.
NEWS
June 2, 2008 | By Patricia Mans FOR THE INQUIRER
Fashion and appearance are high priorities for 14-year-old Myira. A typical teenager, she delights in having her hair done, using makeup, and shopping for new outfits with matching accessories. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer and even now does sketches of clothing. An animal lover, Myira particularly likes small dogs that she can cuddle and play with. She enjoys going to school, where she receives some special education services. Art, gym and computers are her favorite subjects.
LIVING
March 22, 1987 | Special to The Inquirer / PHILIPPE COSTES
Springtime in Paris: A harsh winter, with unusually heavy snows, is abating. People on the streets are shedding their heavy togs for cooler, lighter-weight clothes. But for designers and followers of the fashion world, springtime in Paris means the return of wool, tweeds and fur, for spring is when fall ready-to- wear collections are unveiled. And for hundreds of designers, buyers, reporters and fashion devotees, it is the best time to be in Paris. It appears that French designers, like their Italian counterparts who showcased designs in Milan earlier this month, are calling for shorter skirts and more subdued silhouettes than they did last fall.
NEWS
April 22, 1987 | By RENEE V. LUCAS, Daily News Fashion Writer
Design meshes with music tonight at Memphis, 2121 Arch St., when fashion designer Esha and singer Daria present at 9:30 p.m. "Sensuous Expressions," a show that blends the talents of both women. Esha took part in last September's Philadelphia Dresses the World event, showing formalwear. Tonight however, she will present a line consisting of "funwear," swimwear, daywear and cocktail wear in her 50-minute fashion show. "Preceding the show at 8 p.m will be informal modeling of one-of-a-kind or limited-edition pieces for spring and summer in the restaurant," said Esha, a reading specialist who abruptly decided to change her career.
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May 16, 2016
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School hosted its Night of Fashion fund-raiser on April 20 at Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia. The college preparatory school in West Philadelphia serves 480 boys from the city in grades 9-12. About 290 people attended the evening of fun and fashion, featuring designer Derek Lam's collection. The sold-out crowd also enjoyed cocktails and a silent auction. This year's event honored Susan Buckley and Susan Burch, supporters of Boys' Latin since its inception in 2007, who each received the Ultimate Mentor Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Philadelphia University student designers always are inspired by the unusually cool. The school's annual spring fashion show, produced for the second year at Moulin at Sherman Mills, featured the sophisticated work of 110 student designers. Their creative muses ranged from artsy Japanese woodworking to an abstract state of regression. The collections rolled out at a quick pace, and the cute pieces included tie-dye jumpsuits, ruffled maxis, lacy bralettes, oversize hoodies and sweatpants, and the requisite Go Red!
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Layla A. Jones, For The Inquirer
So, you're on a set with a goddess and a queen. You're tasked with helping to dress one of them. What do you do? Nyle Fisher knows just what to do. The 22-year-old Philadelphia native and Central High School graduate was one of the 36-person team responsible for styling Beyonce's already-iconic Lemonade visual album. Fisher helped coordinate wardrobes for more than a dozen celebrity cameos, including actress Amandla Stenberg, ballerina Michaela DePrince, actress Zendaya, and tennis star Serena Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia dressmaker Michael Thomas was pinning navy rosettes on a midnight silk-and-tulle prom gown for Baldwin School senior Alex Brittingham. Thomas had been working on Brittingham's dress for a few months, yet the silhouette - with its fitted lace bodice that flares into a full, princess skirt - mirrors the silver Marchesa gown that model Karolina Kurkova wore to the Met Gala on Monday night. "That gown was amazing," Thomas said. In keeping with the gala's theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, Kurkova's rosettes were studded with twinkling LED lights.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
During Coachella's inaugural weekend, Philadelphia millennial-about-town Ian Michael Crumm chilled with Kylie Jenner at her Paper Magazine-sponsored soiree. Other Coachella coups: He was selected by H&M to model in one of the Swedish brand's Twitter posts. Upscale online shopping app Spring liked Crumm's seductive-but-boy-next-door looks, so its social-media team outfitted the 23-year-old recent Drexel grad with an ICNY Sport reflective shirt for an Instagram post. (To date, there have been 600 "likes.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WHEN YOU'RE the stepfather of Eve, the rapper/actress from Philadelphia who costars in the new Barbershop flick that opens Friday, folks expect you to be fly. And he is. At Eve's 2014 fairy-tale wedding on Ibiza to multimillionaire entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, Ron Wilch stepped out in a white linen Moroccan-style outfit. But what impresses me most about Wilch is that he's all about making sure everyone else is dressed as sharply as he is. He's a fashion designer by trade, and his latest venture is the 6-month-old Wardrobe Clinic.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
Shawnee's Bridget Gras walked to the plate without a hit all game. But in the bottom of the seventh inning, the sophomore delivered. Gras hit a bases-loaded single and Madison McGehrin scored the winning run to lift the visiting Indians past Lenape, 8-7, in Olympic Conference softball Tuesday. Madison LaPlante went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs for Shawnee. Kirsten Cline also went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Lenape. Colonial Conference. Rachel White pitched a perfect game and struck out nine in five innings as host Woodbury topped Lindenwold, 11-0.
SPORTS
April 8, 2016 | By Connor Northrup, Staff Writer
After trailing by one run in the third inning, Egg Harbor Township rallied to defeat visiting Oakcrest, 4-2, in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Oakcrest tied the score at two in the top of the sixth inning, but Egg Harbor earned a pair of runs to take the game into the bottom of the inning. Andrew Holmes finished 2 for 3 at the plate, lashing a solo home run and double in the process. Hunter Barbieri earned his first save of the season after taking over for Drew Hickman, who had five strikeouts in six innings.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Charlie Puth may be a 24-year-old, piano-pounding pop sensation from Rumson, N.J., whose roots go as far back as ...  YouTube, and whose gossipy connections include rumored hookups with Selena Gomez, but the songs he writes and the sounds he makes are the workings of a very old soul. At least one older than Gomez. While Puth's lyrics reference the ageless pains of romance and smooth R&B legends ("Marvin Gaye"), his buoyant melodies - on full display at a sold-out-to-the-rafters show at South Street's Theatre of Living Arts on Monday night - nod to quintessentially classic pop perfectionists Billy Joel, Todd Rundgren and George Gershwin.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2016 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Susan delights in keeping up with the latest trends in fashions. However, the 14-year-old's interest goes far beyond the current styles. She envisions attending college and then embarking on a career in fashion design. Susan is taking tennis lessons and has enjoyed participating in many activities, including playing basketball and softball, swimming, and horseback riding. Other favorite pastimes include going to the mall or movies, participating in community events, and spending time with her friends.
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