June 1, 2011 |
The image of the perfect fairy-tale bride is in the midst of a makeover. And fashion has everything to do with it. The shift may be slow, but it's far from subtle: Lacy bracelet-length sleeves are popping up within a dress market once dominated by strapless styles. Sparkling tiaras paired with fingertip-length veils mean baby's breath and cathedral-length headpieces have some competition. Slimmer A-line bias cuts are featured alongside the pretty poufiness essential in the early millennium.
February 26, 2013
The Oscar red carpet was awash with sparkling nudes. And that, my fashion friends, was a blah way to end an awards season popping with color. But even though starlets erred on the side of blah this year, the fashions were impeccably classy, and a few even electrified. The carpet popped with the latest runway trends, from Charlize Theron's snow-white peplum gown to Naomi Watts' asymmetrical swirling neckline. Talk about a blaze of sequins. Among our favorite looks was Amy Adams' feathered Oscar de la Renta, Kerry Washington's crystal-bodiced Miu Miu, and Jennifer Lawrence's Dior Haute Couture.
February 17, 2015
YES, TERRI Matthews looked fierce in that K. Nicole mermaid gown at last night's red gala kickoff for Philly Small Business Fashion Week. But don't let the pretty fool ya. Since landing here less than two years ago, Matthews has become one of Philly's biggest "It" girls, catching the attention of producers of not one but two local reality TV shows and also being named one of XIX's Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia. Admirers have been known to flock to local stores seeking the exact same eyeglass frames she got from Omega Optical, or the Bond No. 9 signature fragrance she purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue.
September 6, 2014 |
Joan Rivers was legendary when it came to the caustic celebrity put-down: "I can't wait for Britney Spears to lose her job so she can serve me coffee at 7-Eleven. " No one out there admitted to as many cosmetic procedures: "I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware," she once joked. And sales of her eponymous collection of jewelry, apparel and cosmetics, selling for 24 years on West Chester-based QVC, reached a total of more than $1 billion this year.
October 23, 2013 |
ALEXANDER PAYNE wants you to tell him what to make for his next movie. Yes, you. At least that's what the Oscar-winning writer-director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways" said while walking the red carpet for the Philadelphia Film Festival's premiere of "Nebraska" last night at the Prince Music Theater. ("Nebraska" hits theaters Nov. 22.) "Nebraska" captures the spirit of the region it's named for, so I asked him what kind of movie "Pennsylvania" would be. "I don't know the area well enough, but if you or your readers have any stories, I'd love to hear about them," he told me. Yeah, right.
March 10, 2004 |
Tonight, a town more accustomed to smokestacks than spotlights, more used to wrestling mats than red carpets, will get a rare chance to see itself on the big screen. Paulsboro residents will be among the first to see director Kevin Smith's long-anticipated film, Jersey Girl, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler and the borough itself. The $35 million Miramax film, the story of a single father's relationship with his daughter, was shot partially here and in Philadelphia during the summer of 2002.
November 4, 2014 |
J OHN DU PONT is a notorious name for longtime residents of the Philadelphia area who remember him killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996 at du Pont's Newtown Square compound. But neither director Bennett Miller , nor actor Anthony Michael Hall had heard of the case before starting work on the movie "Foxcatcher. " In fact, Miller only heard about it after a stranger handed him an envelope full of clips about the story at an event. The film held its Philadelphia premiere at the Prince Music Theater last night, where the likes of Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Sharon Pinkenson , negotiator on the du Pont case Anthony Paparo , Kal Rudman and Cozen O'Connor's Justin Wineburgh walked the red carpet.
January 7, 2010 |
The fabrics Katie Ermilio used in her spring 2010 collection are so soft the pieces appear limp on a rack of hangers in the family's Haverford showroom. But don't let the languid pieces fool you. She shows the same meticulous attention to detail as her dad, Bob, an internationally renowned fixture in the world of equestrian tailoring. For example, a tomato red, silk-faille Katie Ermilio pencil skirt features a 7-inch, ruffled hem. The matching top is equally exquisite with a seductive open back Ermilio trimmed with the wavy ruffle.
May 16, 1991 |
Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent has often said that the best thing about his job is never having to sit behind anyone at the ballpark. Last night at Memorial Stadium, he got the back row in his assigned skybox and had to wave his hand more than twice to get the waitress to bring him a drink. When sharing a box with a queen, a prince, a president, a first lady and other assorted dignitaries, it's hard to get the big-dog treatment. And, as Vincent put it before the game, "you kinda know when to fade into the background.
April 11, 1997 |
The Phillies expect somewhere between 34,000 and 40,000 to drop by Veterans Stadium this afternoon for their 1997 home opener. But since the Phillies already have played nine games, and lost six of them, nobody's quite sure what to expect after that. Will the fans be in a conciliatory mood, happy to welcome a new season, new manager Terry Francona and 10 new players? Or was the honeymoon already spent, squandered by a passive offense before the team charter settled onto the runway at Philadelphia International Airport for the first time this season?