July 13, 2010 |
TEN YEARS AGO or so, Marci Schankweiler was living a different life. She had a career as a tax attorney and was in the early years of her marriage to a young man named Peter Bossow. They had attended their high school prom together, gone to La Salle University and had looked forward to years of happiness when Peter was diagnosed at age 29 with a rare form of testicular cancer. For just over a year, Peter waged a courageous battle with the disease, a period during which he underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
June 15, 2010 |
Snakeskin espadrilles with a fierce wedge. By Jimmy Choo. From the closet of Jennifer Aniston. Could it get any better for a fashionista? Apparently not. The shoes were one of 20 pairs sold last week during the Hero in Heels charity auction that raised more than $9,600 for women battling cancer. The fashion show, held at the Trust building on Arch Street, was put together by Dave Girgenti's Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, an online nonprofit that grants requests to people in need.
June 9, 2010 |
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.
May 27, 2010 |
Pennsylvania SPCA Utley All-Star Animals Casino Night April 29 Electric Factory 49th annual Philadelphia Antiques Show World Collectors Night April 17 Navy Yard Steppingstone Scholars Inc. Step Into Spring April 30 Please Touch Museum Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 54th annual Daisy Day Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Philadelphia April 28 ...
May 19, 2010 |
Kaleidoscope Eyes, the theme of Moore College of Art & Design's Fashion Show on Saturday night, called for colored lights bouncing off the walls as dozens of designer creations, ranging from pantaloons to polkadots to plus-sizes, hit the runway. The 90-minute show under a billowing tent in Aviator Park began with a succession of 25 shiny bathing suits. Bold. But instead of the traditional walk down the runway, models started positioned at the end of the catwalk, posing for cameras first and then retreating backstage.
May 12, 2010
The event was billed as an "Evening of Innovation," and the young designers who showcased their creations Saturday at the annual Philadelphia University Senior Fashion Show didn't hold back. Before a nearly full house at the Academy of Music, elegant, whimsical, sexy, sporty, edgy, eco-friendly, and romantic alternately ruled the runway, with inspirations ranging from factory girl to plastic surgery, from Brothers Grimm to futuristic flowers. Truly, you just never know what inspires.
February 18, 2010 |
A young man was shot in the back last night outside the Far Northeast's George Washington High School while a fashion show with about 400 people attending was under way inside, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:50, and the 19-year-old victim ran for help into the high school at 10175 Bustleton Ave. in Bustleton, police said. No one inside the school was hurt. He was reported in stable condition at Aria Health-Frankford Campus. The man said he was standing outside the school with two girls when he heard gunfire and people started to scatter, police said.
February 18, 2010 |
A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded last night outside George Washington High School just as a school event was about to let out, police said. About 300 people were in the auditorium at the school on Bustleton Avenue near Verree Road for a student-run fashion show when the victim stumbled into the school's lobby, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to the back, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Someone saw the injured man and called 9-1-1, Small said. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Aria Hospital-Frankford in stable condition.
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.