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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.
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.
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
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.
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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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August 11, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
We are less than a week into the 2016 summer Olympic Games, and we've already witnessed quite a few conversation-starter style happenings. Some of the sporty goings-on were catwalk appropriate: supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen glamorously walking down the opening ceremony runway to Rio de Janiero's unofficial anthem (and Fashion Week favorite), "The Girl from Ipanema. " Others were trendy, albeit painful-looking: Michael Phelps and other swimmers appearing on TV Sunday with purple, circular bruises on their backs from cupping - a recovery therapy in which heated glass cups suction the skin.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Until now, presidential power attire has been a male default: a sophisticated, dark - usually navy - suit, clean, white dress shirt, and party-hued tie. A patriotic flag is pinned to the lapel, and everything is anchored with sensible tie-ups. On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. From now through Election Day, Clinton's style could set the precedent for what looking presidential means - for a woman. Of course, even if Clinton does become the leader of the free world, the style of future female presidents likely won't follow suit - and that's because there has never been a female one-size-fits-all approach to fashion as there has been for men. (It's also why we won't care what Bill wears if he becomes the first first man.)
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
A nattily dressed chef? You are kidding, right? The trendlet Denim bib aprons are keeping city chefs' whites white while bringing a decided bro-look into the kitchen. Where do they come from? Aprons - a standard part of barber, blacksmith, and mason uniforms - comes from the French word napperon , which translates as "small tablecloth. " Traditional whites became fashionable in the kitchens of fancy restaurants with the rise of high-level French cuisine in the 19th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2016
'Functional, fleecy, and cute' How can you resist a name like SnugPups? The Spinnerstown, Bucks County, company will be at Peddler's Village Bluegrass and Blueberries event this weekend, along with several other vendors. But SnugPups has the cutest models. SnugPups founder Gail Thomas, along with a few other stitchers, makes raincoats (starting at $25), fleece coats (starting at $20), cooling coats ($20), bandannas (starting at $5), and more for pooches of all sizes. Thomas started her 1 1/2-year-old company when she still lived in Rhode Island and her papillon Dinah had three "accidental poodle puppies": Dolly, Goji, and Raji.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Do you like some style with your TV series? This summer's TV is replete not only with good plots, but the fashion is almost as good - if not more so - than the dialogue. That's largely because today's costume designers are doing more than arming characters with the right looks. They are explaining their inspirations in behind-the-scenes recaps, creating Pinterest pages for their fans, and even designing collections based on their characters. "Costume designers have an even greater impact and influence than they did just a few years ago," said Linda Kearns, president of the costume designer division at the New York entertainment consulting firm Matchbook Co . Kearns works with many of the industry's top costume designers.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Amazon as clothes horse: Who would've thought it? The online leviathan is emerging as the nation's top online fashion retailer, according to a new report by 1010data Consumer Purchase Panel, a New York-based analytics platform and data provider. The downward spiral of such department store chains as Macy's and the Gap is largely due to Amazon.com's growing might as an apparel powerhouse, said the report, which backs up an earlier analysis by Morgan Stanley. Amazon fashion sales from January to April of this year were up 70 percent compared with the same period in 2014, while total units sold were up 89 percent, according to the 1010data report, which will be released on 1010data's blog next week.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Mermaids, Picasso paintings, and the classic white shirt were just some of what inspired designers' collections this year at Drexel University's annual fashion show. Twenty senior and graduate students showcased five- to seven-piece groupings Saturday at the Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters at the Navy Yard. The presentation was fast-paced, dramatic, and replete with pieces fashioned from designer-made prints. Big winners included graduate student Ornella Santoni, who won the Carole Hochman Award for Creativity for a seductive collection of intimate apparel - bathing suits, panties, and strapless bras - that boasted strong graphic elements.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Moore College of Art and Design's annual spring fashion show at the Barnes Foundation featured runway looks that dazzled with moody sophistication and wearable sparkle. The night's theme: "A Genre of Her Own: Mirroring Picasso. " Sophomores presented adorable tween looks. A special shout-out goes to Shannon Francis, who won the Heather Kauffman Critic Award for her collection of perfect little spring dresses inspired by wild gardens. Junior designers went contemporary and focused on athleisure.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
After an intense day frolicking in the waves and sunning on the sands, it can be hard to make the transition from boardwalk-appropriate to bistro-chic. Unless, of course, you have the right cover-up. We aren't talking about that wrinkled sarong or tired T you've been using for way too long to hide your beach bod. Those ratty days are over. Look this summer for the fashion conscious to conceal love handles and camouflage bottoms in fit-for-a-dress silhouettes, ranging from embroidered maxis to color-blocked shifts.
NEWS
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.
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