April 10, 2016 |
This silky accessory will connect you with your inner artist while taking early spring strolls or sipping seltzer with lime at outdoor cafes. The trendlet Tie on a soft print neckerchief - think cowboy, sailor, or Laverne and Shirley . Maybe tuck one into your button-down shirt like you would a cravat. Or gently tie a longer scarf behind your neck so it loosely drapes over the yoke of your blouse. Where does it come from? The earliest use of scarves was more about function than fashion.
January 13, 2015
A DAM KONIGSBERG, 59, of Northern Liberties, is a designer who translates his own artwork into digital prints on wearable silk accessories, home decor, fashion footwear and related items. He is known for exotic florals and patterns on ties, women's scarves and shawls, and throws and pillows. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: After hand-painting silks for a while, I decided it wasn't logical. I knew digital printing was becoming cost-effective, and that's how the business came to be, about six years ago. Q: Startup money?
April 17, 2014 |
All during this awfully cold winter, I took comfort in infinity scarves. And although the winds are warming, I want to hold on to my stylish security blanket. Judging from the explosion of lightweight wraps on this spring's fashion scene - bandeau and shawl, solid and print, tasseled and zippered - I'm not alone. "You just wrap yourself in them over and over and over again," said Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus' famed fashion director, as he exited a Drexel University lunch in his honor Friday afternoon.
March 21, 2013
M ELISSA D'AGOSTINO, 32, of Germantown, uses hand-dyeing techniques to create her artsy women's-wear line. D'Agostino Fashion Textile Design also custom-made Philadelphia first lady Lisa Nutter's formal dress for President Obama's inaugural ball. Q: What's your background? A:I'm a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. I was formerly a hand-block fabric printer at a textile-and-lighting studio. My textiles started as works of art and wall hangings, and the fabrics evolved into products I could sell.
February 11, 2011 |
I'm not saying Delorise Easley-Williams' gift of crocheted helmet liners for our troops isn't a kind and generous act worthy of praise. Because it is. After all, soldiers who often toil in sub-zero temperatures in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, and Kosovo desperately need Delorise's worsted wool ski masks to keep their faces warm and their helmets secure. All I'm saying is, if you know Delorise - fondly known as Dee to family and friends - you'd know that she can't help giving of herself.
August 3, 2010 |
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Monday that Muslim women employed at the Delaware County prison may not wear religious head scarves at work. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a lower-court ruling in favor of the prison, saying any deviation in the prison dress code would cause "hardship by compromising its institutional security and safety. " The majority opinion agreed with prison officials who argued the scarves could be taken by an inmate and used to choke someone.
June 25, 2010
Antiques/Art/Crafts Annual Flea Market of the 7th & 8th District Fire Police Association Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. 6/27. 8 am-4 pm. Cabaret & Silent Auction Reservations required: 610-328-4271. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; $20. 6/26. 7-10:30 pm. Guided Architectural Walking Tours Explore old & new architecture in & around historic Philadelphia neighborhoods. Preservation Alliance, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 1620; 215-546-1146, Ext 3. www.preservationalliance.
February 21, 2009 |
A Common Pleas Court judge yesterday declined to reconsider a 30- to 60-year prison sentence she ordered for a Strawberry Mansion man convicted of the rape of a 77-year-old woman in her home in the Olney section. Judge Lisa Rau refused to lower the sentence against Kevin McKeither, 49, who appeared in court via video from the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill. "It is not an illegal sentence in any way," Assistant District Attorney Bill Davis said. "It's appropriate and just.
August 16, 2006 |
Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977. I know this not because I have a great memory, because I don't, and not because I'm good with dates, because I'm not. I know this because it was four days before my 13th birthday. As if turning 13 weren't traumatic enough. My mother first heard the news of Elvis' death via a phone call. After she silently hung up, she looked at me with glazed-over eyes and said, "Elvis died. " She then proceeded to go into her bedroom and shut the door. She did not emerge for three days.
June 11, 2006 |
It?s gray, and full and wavy. Jackson Hunsicker knows people are checking out her hair, because her book is about not having any. Turning Heads : Portraits of Grace, Inspiration, and Possibilities - a collection of 59 artistic pictures by 59 famous photographers - is Hunsicker?s personal tribute to women facing chemotherapy, an idea the Philadelphia native and Springside School alumna was certain would be a hit in the publishing world....