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.
September 7, 2007 |
The environment is in danger and global warming threatens, but you're only one person, so what can you do to make a difference? JJ Biel-Goebel, board president of Urban Green Partnership (UGP), says you can do a lot, and the partnership has come together with sponsors such as SCA Americas, Golden Blossom Honey, and Whole Foods to dedicate an entire free festival to showing you how. GreenFest Philly will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday and last until 6 p.m. on South Street, chosen for its attraction to a diverse and passionate Philadelphia crowd.
September 7, 2007 |
Samuel Dalembert, the 76ers center who made his debut in international competition with Canada in the recently completed pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot and is wearing a protective boot. Sixers spokesman Michael Preston confirmed the injury for the Daily News and said the 6-11 Dalembert is expected to be ready for training camp during the first week of October. Dalembert, the only Sixer to start all 82 games last season, was seen wearing the boot as he visited the Rittenhouse Row Gathering at the Marathon Grill Commerce Square last night.
June 24, 2007 |
For her ready-to-wear collection at Moore College of Art and Design's annual student fashion show, Andrea Felker dyed white silk pink, digitally imprinting it with chocolate-brown circles, to use for her A-line dresses, bubble skirts, and empire-waist blouses. In addition, she strung beads for jewelry and knitted merino wool in pink and brown swirls to trim both a handbag and a dress. "I wanted to create everything in this collection to make it a little more special," Felker said.
May 10, 2007 |
Designer Michael Kors' collections encompass it all - oversized camel leather bags; aviator sunglasses; wide basketweave belts; matte-jersey dresses for women, shrunken jackets for men, and royal-blue fox coats for everybody. And if the super-licensing of the Kors name doesn't make for an impressive enough portfolio, the affable New York-based designer helped make fashion TV a must see as the sometimes nice, sometimes not-so-nice judge on Bravo's Project Runway. Yet despite the near daily mentions in Women's Wear Daily, tweens clamoring for his accessories, and dressing celebs (last week, singer Jennifer Hudson)