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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.
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
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.
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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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May 21, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
In a cool marriage of art, fashion, and retail, Moore College of Art and Design held its annual student fashion show Saturday night at the Barnes Foundation with Century 21 as its lead sponsor. Collections from Moore's 52 student designers featured many fun yet wearable looks that included a hot-pink trapeze coat by senior Chelsea McLay, and wide-legged slacks with windowpane details along the hem, courtesy of senior Jessica McKay. A drop-waist dress with fringed skirt from junior Claudia Geissler's resort-wear grouping made for an interesting - if not swishy - piece.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015
The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway was the setting, and a painting from its collection - Modigliani's "Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress" - was among the inspirations for the Moore College of Art & Design's Fashion Show 2015 last weekend. Twenty-one seniors, 23 juniors and eight sophomores showed their creations.  
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When that lion of documentary filmmaking Albert Maysles died in March at age 88, he left behind his wife of nearly four decades and their three children, one of whom, Rebekah Maysles, had been his protégé and producer. But in his final years, another woman had swept into the center of his life, as well - a Liberacean swirl of sequins, spangles, beads, and boas topped by cropped white hair and Mr. Magoo glasses, an irrepressible sprite always larger than anyone else in the room. Maysles couldn't keep his lens off Iris Apfel.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Handbags are taking a quieter approach this spring: Bye-bye superfluous zippers, rocker grommets, and those tiny tote handles, too. The trendlet Crossbody bags in nudes, ivories, and chocolate shades, as well as pastel pinks, greens, and blues are the season's coolest carryall options. They are easy to find, too, as such familiar fashion brands as Tory Burch, Madewell and J. Crew all offer versions of the bag - especially the bucket bag. Where's it come from? Bucket bags first appeared on the fashion scene in the 1920s as the classy lady's summertime purse option.
NEWS
April 28, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN IT CAME to feminine beauty, Lori Rodville was the one to see. Lori was a successful model for many years, but she also was an expert milliner, turning out classic head adornments, as well as a teacher of models, an expert on makeup and a bridal coordinator who made sure weddings went off with style and verve. She organized fashion shows to let her models strut their stuff in public, and was a commentator on television fashion shows. She brought to all her activities a flair for the dramatic and a zest for life lived to its fullest.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
JOSEPH CORADINO wants to bring new life to the now ghostly, half-empty Gallery at Market East. He envisions a gleaming, light-filled mall with new storefronts facing Market Street and sidewalk cafes cropping up to line the gritty stretch between City Hall and Independence Square. No longer will the main entrance feel like descending brick steps into a pit. A new, glass-enclosed entrance will be at sidewalk level. "When you stroll from 801 Market down to the convention center, you will encounter an alive, vibrant, accessible and welcoming streetscape," said Coradino, the South Philly-born CEO of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which operates the Gallery.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
In her book The Battle of Versailles , Robin Givhan whisks readers back to an electric night in 1973 when five emerging American fashion designers bested their French counterparts . The 306-page tome, published by Flatiron Books, recounts how the industry's then-underdogs - Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, and Roy Halston Frowick (simply known as Halston) - surprisingly triumphed in a fashion show competition and fund-raiser that would benefit the crumbling Versailles palace.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
She was "Our Gal in Paris. " That's how Rubye Graham was billed on the front page of The Inquirer for her reviews of top fashion designers during the 1960s and early '70s. Rubye Graham Hennessy, as she was later known, was tasked with making the newspaper's fashion coverage more exciting. She arrived in 1959, and by 1966 - well, this is how Philadelphia Magazine described her entrance to a Paris restaurant packed with the elite of haute couture: " Everyone will be at Maxim's.
NEWS
April 1, 2015 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the morning of her annual physical, Judy Dohany sat on the edge of the examining table at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with the happy anticipation of a good student waiting for a favorite professor's feedback. "I couldn't wait to see Dr. Ziring," Dohany said. "I like to keep tabs on my blood pressure. I'm 50 now. Things start to happen. I've lost friends to heart attacks. My best friend has diabetes. It scares me. " For nearly 20 years, her internist, Barry Ziring, has been giving her annual physical exams, a ritual that for just as long has been deemed unhelpful and even harmful.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The best of this spring's fashions feature clean lines and simple shapes. Silhouettes mold to contours, but still move softly with the body. More sensuality lies in the details. Slits splice the sides of below-the-knee pencil skirts. Deep V's are carved into pantsuit bodices. Fringe on midriff-baring blouses tickles the abs that peek through the tassels. Even maxi dresses, a vestiary favorite of the boho chic, are cut to skim curves, rather than dwarf them. "Strong and powerful are the themes of spring 2015," said Sharla Floyd, buyer and curator for Center City women's boutique Atelier Rittenhouse.
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