May 11, 2012
Special Events 15th Annual Mother's Day Awards Luncheon & Fashion Show This event is in honor of the late Ms. Tootsies Parker and features a fashion show, vendors, buffet and more. First District Plaza, 3801 Market St. $55. 5/13. 1-5 pm. Amtrak's National Train Day Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Train Day. 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Sts.; 215-349-3147. 5/12. 11 am-4 pm. Decorate-a-Cupcake Fridays Bakery provides chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, icing & all the toppings to make your own special cupcake.
May 5, 2012 |
Hollywood's red carpet hasn't been the same since British design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established the luxe eveningwear line that is Marchesa. Just look at photographs from the most recent carpet season: Actresses Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis as well George Clooney's girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, donned the duo's figure-friendly gowns. Other celebs hot for Marchesa include singers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and young thespian Olivia Wilde. Marchesa - named after the early 20th-century Italian heiress Luisa Casati - is available nationwide at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
April 8, 2012 |
Connecticut. Meriden Daffodil Festival 2012 is April 28-29 in Hubbard Park, 88 State St. More than 600,000 daffodils in 61 varieties are featured, along with crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display. 203-630-4259; www.daffodilfest.com. Delaware. The 6th annual Beach Bridal Show, presented by Delaware Today, is April 22 at Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes, from noon to 3:30 p.m. It includes a fashion show, hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, a groom room, and a chance to meet wedding professionals.
March 2, 2012 |
The Junior League of Philadelphia's American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center will feature fashion for young ladies. Local children will model fashions to runway commentary and music. Audience members can see attire ranging from historical daywear to special-occasion outfits, and they can also purchase clothes at the show. Girls will be able to bring their dolls to a salon to get their hair styled. There will be lunch, raffles, and door prizes.
January 4, 2012 |
For Lynanne Whiteman, the hardest exercise at her new gym may have been walking through the doors. Whiteman, 49, says she has struggled with her weight since she was 8 years old. When family members bought her a gym membership about six years ago, she gamely ventured where she had never gone before. "I was kind of intimidated with all of the machines and the weights and the guys that were there," says Whiteman, who lives near Pittsburgh. "I'm this fat person walking into a roomful of guys who are half my age, looking buff and [who]
September 14, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which started last week and runs through Thursday, features hundreds of designers showing their spring-summer 2012 collections at Lincoln Center and other venues throughout New York City - and, of course, plenty of celebrities. Brands are looking for new and different ways to get the attention of fashion's elite while also speaking directly to consumers who have been drawn into the once-insular Fashion Week. In recent years, consumers have gotten plugged in through live-streaming runway-show videos, up-to-the-minute tweets, and the Vogue-sponsored Fashion's Night Out, a global smorgasbord of celebrity- and designer-hosted shopping events.
July 15, 2011 |
Friday-Sunday Storm the Bastille Eastern State Penitentiary will host its annual Fairmount Bastille Day Festival this weekend, celebrating the 1789 event that marked the start of the French Revolution. On Friday and Sunday, participating Fairmount restaurants will have special offers for French food and drink. The penitentiary, at 2027 Fairmount Ave., will host a street festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday with music, a costume contest, a pet parade, and a fashion show. A reenactment of the storming of the Bastille will be at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to dress as French peasants and aristocrats.
June 5, 2011 |
"We have one more stop before heading back to Izmir," said Ahmet, our tour guide. I was surprised, because I was ready to go back to the hotel. We had been touring the Turkish countryside for 10 hours, and my sweaty clothes and the dirt between my toes were making me very cranky. A shower was calling me and I needed a tall glass of cold water. No historical site or shop could be worth visiting at this time of day. I glanced at Amy, my college-age daughter sitting next to me in our chauffeur-driven car. I rolled my eyes, but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to insult the driver and our guide with my refusal.
June 5, 2011 |
TOKYO - The Japanese government wants the country's suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the good of a country facing a power crunch, go light and casual. Japan's "Super Cool Biz" campaign kicked off Wednesday with a government-sponsored fashion show featuring outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat. This summer may be especially brutal. The loss of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled by the March 11 tsunami, means electricity could be in short supply around the nation's capital, Tokyo, during especially hot days.