February 13, 2010 |
A few weeks ago I was at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd gathering clothes for a spring photo shoot when I spotted a pink clutch with a skull clasp. The eyes were gleaming amethysts. I had to have the bag, by British designer Alexander McQueen. Marc Beeler, couture salesman at Saks, echoed my thoughts before I could even form the words. It would be perfect for the shoot. "Yes, dear. Take it!" Beeler said, as he unlocked the case and gently slid the clutch into a protective black bag. "It's hot. " What McQueen created during his fashion career wasn't just hot; it was scalding.
May 23, 2009 |
Holmes to honor veterans Katie Holmes will give back this weekend. The thesp will star in tomorrow's National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast from the U.S. Capitol on PBS, as Elizabeth Pequeno, whose brother, Iraq war veteran Jose Pequeno, suffered a brain injury in combat. "It's important to tell these stories and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women," Katie says. "It's a real gift to be able to portray an American of such strength. " Box office terminator?
May 16, 2009 |
Lights. Camera. Fashion show. Did we mention there was a pretty big tent? Students at Moore College of Art and Design will present end-of-year collections tonight under a 7,000-square-foot billowing edifice in Aviator Park off the Parkway. The sold-out show and tomorrow morning's graduation ceremony will wrap up a yearlong celebration of the school's 160th anniversary. Moore president Happy Fernandez chose to end the year in the epitome of style, replicating the setting of New York Fashion Week and turning the newly renovated and lush city park across from the school's main campus into a hip, happening runway.
April 30, 2009 |
Clothing designer Isaac Mizrahi, a tasseled lavender scarf wrapped around his neck like a boa constrictor, blew into the Grand Ballroom of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia in major chitchat mode. And as soon as the nearby ladies caught wind of the A-list fashion celebrity's presence, they converged. Smiling. Oohing. Aahing. Looking chicest among the bunch was Randie Berman, the assistant general manager at Saks, in a black Mizrahi dress with a tank bodice and knee-length A-line skirt.
September 8, 2008 |
What Danielle Hudena modeled onstage at yesterday's Greenfest Philly fashion show resembled your basic black, off-the-shoulders dress. Only it was made from bamboo. "Eco-fashion" proponents say that is the idea: making stylish clothes whose environmentally sustainable origins aren't obvious or unflattering. "You're not sacrificing style and fashion," said Ali McCloud, owner of the Arcadia Boutique in Northern Liberties, which carries the dress Hudena modeled. "The days of thinking that eco-fashion is kind of crunchy and has to be a big, baggy brown shirt is a thing of the past.
June 17, 2008 |
Models danced down the runway, gave each other fist bumps, and hugged adoring fans. Hammy would never fly during Fashion Week, where only the clothes are the center of attention, but it was exactly what stylist Renee Reese ordered when she asked Philadelphia Eagles players to star in her "Rip the Runway: Philly Style" show. And ripped we saw. Reese, who is married to former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese, presented 20 minutes of chic contemporary fashions Saturday night at G Lounge.
November 16, 2007 |
IF YOU DO the crime, you've got to serve the time. Lindsay Lohan turned herself in at the Los Angeles County women's detention center, in Lynwood, at 10:30 a.m. yesterday to pay her debt to society for a drunk-driving offense. She was searched, fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell in the inmate reception area. She was then released. Eighty-four minutes. Two minutes longer than Nicole Richie. The Neville Brothers are returning to New Orleans next year to assume the role they held for more than a decade - the closing act of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
October 12, 2007
Special Events FREE 74th Annual Pulaski Day Parade Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Call Polish American Congress at 215-922-1700 for more information. Center City District, 1700 Market St.; 215-636-3300. 10/14 12:30 pm. Cobwebs & Cobblestones Guide leads you on a bone-chilling tour of the macabre side of Historic Philadelphia. 215-629-4026. Free Quaker Meeting House, 500 Arch St.; 215-629-5801. $25; $23 students, seniors & military; $20 children 6-12. 10/12-10/13 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Christmas Singing Challenge Adult participants will have 60 seconds to sing a cappella a portion of "Silent Night" or "This Christmas.
September 27, 2007 |
Is Chester County ready for another dash of culture, at a staid historical society, of all places? Josh Barker sure hopes so. Barker is the new impresario of the almost-as-new Cultural Center at the Chester County Historical Society. The center is really just the society's auditorium, which seats 250 to 300, depending on the event. Barker is trying to create a diverse program of entertainment that will bring a new "pulse and energy" to town, he said, and give folks something to do on evenings in addition to dining at one of West Chester's many restaurants.
September 13, 2007 |
Gone are the days when supermodels such as Tyra Banks were the only ones to strut on fashion's runways. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is making sure that's the case. Saturday evening, the Wilmington-based organization is hosting a fashion show featuring 13 breast cancer survivors, escorted down the runway by their doctors. For the first time, the annual event, called the "Northern Lights of Life, An Evening of Living and Giving," is being held at Longwood Gardens. The fund-raising event will include dinner, wine, beer, live and silent auctions and a raffle, in addition to the fashion show.