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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.
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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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September 15, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Maybe it was the unrelenting summer heat, or perhaps American designers are acknowledging the varying paths women are taking on their life journeys. Either way, many of the spring 2017 collections presented at this week's New York Fashion Week were filled with nomadic references that made them comfortable, travel-friendly, and, believe it or not, a touch dressier than recent seasons. Designers like Diane von Furstenberg featured tops blousy yet tailored. Tory Burch's printed skirts continue to hover midcalf to midankle in both pencil and A-line silhouettes.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Hello, dark plaids and plush velvets. Goodbye, peonies and poppies. (Right?) The trendlet Not necessarily. Sheaths and slim trousers, blouses and bags, and pumps and pants feature plenty of petaled motifs on wine, evergreen, navy, and, yes, even black backgrounds this fall. Where do they come from? Floral-print apparel traces its roots to Asia. In the 11th century, Japanese kimonos featured chrysanthemums, and in ancient Chinese culture, flowers were embroidered on robes.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION WRITER
As part of New York Fashion Week, which kicks off this morning, plus-size super model and Sports Illustrated swimsuit alum Ashley Graham will debut an eponymous collection of ready-to-wear lingerie. The runway, produced by New York production company Style360 and underwritten by South Korean car maker Kia Motors, promises to be star-studded: Kylie Jenner will be there, as will 19-year-old model Jordyn Woods. "Who would think a size-16 model would have an event this big, with so many confirmed celebrities?"
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
If this summer of short shorts, mercilessly skinny pants, leather and latex body-suits, snug rompers, and sheer maxis wasn't enough of a visual tip-off, the MTV Video Music Awards certainly confirmed it: The mons pubis is having a fashion moment. After centuries of habitually camouflaging the pelvic area with all manner of fruits and frocks, women's private parts have never been more visible. Or distracting. Take Beyoncé's memorable red-carpet appearance, for example, which I wrote about on Monday . The megastar and her daughter, Blue Ivy, floated onto the VMA red carpet Sunday night like a pair of cumulus couture clouds.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is  the  day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 Bündchen 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.
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