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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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February 1, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
KINGSTON, R.I. - Isaiah Miles knew he had to stay steady. He'd just been called for a Flagrant 1 foul. The Ryan Center, home of the Rhode Island Rams, was in a pretty good frenzy. Hard for Miles to keep his head? "It's easier, because you know the microscope is on you," said the St. Joseph's senior. "You don't want to do anything dumb and be selfish and jeopardize your team with a loss - because I could have easily gotten into more foul trouble and sat on the bench. Nothing good would have come out of that.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Four of Philadelphia City Council's five freshman members have decided to take one of the job's most-questioned perks: a city-owned car. On the 17-member Council, that means 12 now use city vehicles, a fleet mainly of Ford Escapes as old as 2005 and as new as 2010. The practice was challenged by former Mayor Michael Nutter, who during the recession called on Council members to hand over their keys. But Mayor Kenney - who as a councilman was one of the few who did without - is steering clear of the subject.
NEWS
January 25, 2016
In an era before Instagram fashionistas, where did trendy Americans turn for news on emerging styles? For nearly 50 years in the 19th century, one publication trended above the rest: Godey's Lady's Book. Published by Louis Godey, the idea of a monthly magazine targeting women was not the former newspaper editor's own. Female readers on the other side of the Atlantic had long been entertained by British periodicals filled with sartorial advice. As one might expect for a product designed by men for women, the Lady's Book struggled to gain a readership when it first appeared in 1830.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
For decades, the Academy of Music's annual concert and ball was the high point of the Philadelphia social scene, where the well-connected - the Annenbergs, Elkins, Dilworths, and Snellenbergs - mingled with sitting presidents and Nobel Prize winners. Men donned white ties and top hats. Women opted for pavement-sweeping ball gowns in soft white and winter pastels by the day's chicest designers: Elizabeth Arden, Christian Dior, and even James Galanos. After the concert, high-society couples embarked on a stylish promenade.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Staff Writer
John Wind loved David Bowie's music, but it was the musician's glam-rock style - the fiery red hair, eyelids painted teal blue, metallic skinny pants, and long, dramatic trench coats - that gave Wind the OK he needed to embrace his outsider status as a teen and young adult. "I was so attracted to his outrageousness, independence, and sexual ambiguity," said Wind, 54, remembering how Bowie's irreverent fashion choices inspired him during his nerdy days at Harriton High School in Lower Merion.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
We are leaving behind a year of fedoras and lapel pins, rainbow hair and stiletto nails, man buns and topknots. Other stylish staples of 2015 included athleisure - Tory Burch debuted her active line, Tory Sport, in September - and animal prints - see the formfitting wardrobe of Empire 's Cookie Lyon. But the biggest style stories touched on race, gender, sexuality, and body image. Designer comings and goings were big news, too, as were their collaborations with fast-fashion haunts.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The Roots and Common have come a long way since 1997. That's when Philly's sons of hip-hop began working with Common, the socially conscious MC from Chicago, on a series of jazzy rap manifestos and collaborations. That includes the Roots' Things Fall Apart of 1999 and Common's 2000 release , Like Water for Chocolate , seminal albums that established the two acts as arbiters of adventurous sound. Now both are part of the pop-cultural firmament - ambassadors, even - the Roots as the house band of late-night TV's highest-rated program, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon , the other an Academy Award-decorated composer/performer for his work on the 2014 film Selma . It was fascinating, then, to watch the Roots and Common do an old-fashioned joint throw-down at Atlantic City's Borgata Casino on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
At a Christmas party last weekend, one of my girlfriends' daughters told me that she was on a serious hunt for a pair of well-worn flat boots and taupe pantaloons like those that she-ro Rey wears in the latest Star Wars movie. That was enough for me - a woman who, despite being born in the '70s, hadn't seen any of the beloved franchise's flicks in their entirety - to check out the seventh installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens . Unlike Star Wars movies past, the wardrobe here is wearable.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
If there is one thing the world doesn't need any more of, it's grown women judging other grown women's character based on fashion choices. It's old. It's tired. It's unnecessary. But with Twitter, it's all too easy. That is why Ayesha Curry's unsolicited and judgmental commentary on the state of women's fashion is still trending hard on the social media site. The 26-year-old wife of Golden State Warriors' point guard Stephen Curry, and mom of little girl Riley, was thumbing through her Style Weekly Saturday night when she realized that - gasp - women in Hollywood show a lot of skin.
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