September 19, 2013 |
Wednesday is the start of eight days of shopping, styling, and sipping, courtesy of some of our city's top fashion leaders, from the Giovanni & Pileggi salon to the new-school, fitted, menswear haunt Suitsupply. The Philadelphia Collection - TPC, to insiders - is in its fourth year. Think of it as the city's week-long version of Vogue's Fashion Night Out, with 60 events in neighborhoods from downtown to West Philadelphia hosting fashion presentations, cocktail hours, and trunk shows.
July 5, 2013 |
Cool futuristic looks, courtesy of Drexel University students, sauntered down the run- way at last month's annual senior fashion show. The presentation, held on Urban Outfitters' campus at the Navy Yard, featured amazing examples of the latest in women's wear, menswear, bridal, eveningwear, and children's clothing. Some designs popped, like Kate Murphy's lace shorts. Others sizzled, as in Jaizelle Hanna-Sten- dardo's grouping of silver- tiered eveningwear. Flashes of color were big trends, too, including Yeon Son and Alice Stevenson's menswear.
June 12, 2013
Creativity blossomed larger than a white water lily at this spring's end-of-year student fashion shows, where young designers sent versions of thrift-store chic and 1960s mod looks down their runways. Moore College of Art & Design senior Amanda Davis showed two collections, among the evening's highlights. Davis' urban-prep women's wear featured lettered sweaters and knee-length pleated skirts; it was voted most saleable. Her out-of-this-world evening wear, inspired by outer space, featured a bell-sleeved electric sheer gown that could outdo J.Lo.
May 1, 2013
Philadelphia University honored Nicole Miller with the Spirit of Design Award at its annual student fashion show Saturday. The shy designer with two local boutiques was lauded for her easy-to-wear silhouettes that range from office-appropriate to super-sexy, as well as for her fabric innovation. Miller is a pioneer in working with stretch metallics and body-camouflaging fabrics. (No wonder her body-skimming ruched pencil skirts and evening gowns actually allow for breathing.) Other innovations were on display as designers sent a cadre of wearable looks down the runway.
April 17, 2013
MARRIAGE is hard work. Those of us who are living it understand that. Those who aren't? Well, they're sort of like my 11-year-old daughter, Eve, whose idea of married bliss is played out on reality shows where the wedding is not the beginning, but the end. Unfortunately, no matter how many times David Tutera hosts "My Fair Wedding," and no matter how many women "Say Yes to the Dress," marriage isn't a fashion show. It's bigger than that. Marriage is what happens after you've maxed out your credit cards to get other people drunk at your reception, and you realize that the wedding gifts from your friends and relatives won't cover the bill.
March 12, 2013 |
Imagine a table full of beautiful dolls, and though each doll is wearing a beautiful outfit, one is wearing one that matches yours. For the participants of the American Girl Fashion Show, that little-girl fantasy becomes a reality. For the last 17 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has put on the event to raise money for the facility and families with sick children. The participants model clothing straight from the American Girl catalog - a dress, nightgown, or play outfit - that is the real-life and person-size version of one from each American Girl story.
November 9, 2012
NEW YORK - Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models. And those models even had props, including Adriana Lima's ringmaster wand, Doutzen Kroes' body cage and several pairs of the oversized wings that the retailer has made its signature. It would be a close contest who got the biggest wings: Toni Garrn's giant poppy pair or Miranda Kerr's swan-style feathered pouf.
July 13, 2012 |
BREAKING BAD. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. WHERE DO you go when you're responsible for one of the more indelible scenes of televised homicide in recent history? If you're Walt White (Bryan Cranston) of "Breaking Bad" and his creator, Vince Gilligan, you go right back to work. Because winning, it turns out, isn't everything. Yes, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) is dead — please tell me no one's had lingering doubts about that — and Walt, the once mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who struck it rich cooking meth after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in Season 1, is once again broke as Season 5 launches Sunday with an episode titled "Live Free or Die. " Remission or no remission, he's not going to live forever, and the decision to put his estranged wife Skyler (Anna Gunn)
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.