Refinery 29 Is Coming to King of Prussia Mall This Saturday

Take the guesswork out of shopping.

Take the guesswork out of shopping.

Grab those calendars; Refinery 29 is coming to King of Prussia Mall and we are majorly excited. Pop over to the Nordstrom Court this Saturday, September 20 for a mashup of the lifestyle site and Simon, King of Prussia’s father company, for a day of shopping, beauty, and style. Basically, you’ll leave with a personal fall fashion game plan—and it doesn’t get much better than that.

Click here for the scoop.

The Edit: 12 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls


Okay, maybe “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer because pearls never really left, but this season’s new styles are so much better than the boring studs and strands of yesteryear. From ultra-modern minimalist collars to diamond-dotted ear cuffs, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. (Unless your grandma loves Lanvin. In which case, yay granny!)

Click here for shopping details.

Market Report: 5 Multitasking Beauty Products You Need in Your Makeup Arsenal

  • Did you know you don’t actually need a separate highlighter and eyeshadow? These multitasking beauty products will save you time and money. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Ask anyone who has worn faux eyelashes, those pretty little falsies can be extremely frustrating. Enter: The 10 Emotional Stages of Wearing False Eyelashes. [Bustle]
  • Whaaat? OneClique is changing up the shoe game with mix-and-match upper and lower shoe components. The verdict is still out on how functional this really is. [Refinery29]

Keep reading for a terrifying sequined Kimye sweatshirt.

Philly Mag Shops Sneak Peek: What The Atelier Has In Store


See all that goodness? You’ll find that and more at Philly Mag Shops!

If you went to Philly Mag Shops last year—and if you’ve checked out our jam-packed list of shops coming this year—then you know we pack clothing, shoes, bags and accessories in spades. But this year, we’re changing it up just a bit. We’ve sprinkled in a few gift-y shops to round out the mix, because we know that it’s just as much fun to shop for candles, stationery, vases, gift-y goods and small home decor as it is to buy coats and dresses and shoes.

But a prepared shopper is a smart shopper, so let’s dive into what some of the shops will be bringing, shall we?

Here’s what they’ll have in store.

Franklin Mills Is Being Renamed, Renovated

Images via Philadelphia Mills

Images via Philadelphia Mills

Say goodbye to the Franklin Mills Mall.

As part of a “multimillion dollar” renovation, Franklin Mills Mall’s owner is renaming Northeast Philly’s outlet-shopping mecca Philadelphia Mills. The largest mall in the city has already removed the “Franklin Mills” sign from the main entrance. The mall’s owners, Simon Property Group, say a dozen new retail and dining options will open over the life of the renovation.

“Philadelphia Mills is an important part of the city’s retail history and we look forward to working with the Mills as this incredible asset is transformed and repositioned for a bright future,” City of Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger said in a release. This is such a big deal even the city government is weighing in!

Renovation on the exterior has already begun and is expected to finish this year. The grand re-opening is scheduled for fall of 2015, after interior renovations are finished. In addition to a visual refresh, Simon says the mall is adding fancy new restrooms, free Wi-Fi and charging stations.

See renderings here.

For The Bohemian Fitness Girl: Free People Has a New Workout Collection For Runners


Free People, the brand known for its breezy ’60s and ’70s styles—all fringe and gauzy tunics and feathers—has gotten considerably more high-tech with its latest collection, RUN. The line of workout gear (the brand’s fourth addition to its other “movement” collections, for things like dance, yoga and surf) features stretchy performance fabrics, moisture-wicking power mesh, hi-vis flyweight nylon, all in simple, strong colors: black, cobalt, heather gray, bright melon).

The 25-piece running collection spans sneakers (six options), track leggings and pants, sports bras, hoodies, tees (short- and long-sleeved), tanks and gear like a water bottle, sport armband, and bluetooth headphones. I, for one, am a fan of it all. It’s stylish enough to make me want to get out there and pound the pavement, but low-key enough so people won’t realize that the last time I ran was, oh, much longer than I’d like to admit.

See the collection standouts here.

Market Report: How to Care for Your Boots This Fall


  • Did you know vinegar is great for cleaning boots? That and more boot-saving tips right here. [Style List]
  • Turns out fall’s beauty looks don’t need to cost you hundreds of dollars. This roundup spotlights 58 beauty products under $25 that are actually legit. [Refinery 29]
  • Get your white hats on: the Scandal Collection for The Limited is here on September 23. And get this? It’s extremely chic and true to the Olivia Pope character. We’ll take camel wrap coat, please. [Jezebel]

Keep reading to see the wildest beauty looks from NYFW. You’ve been warned.

Your Fall Just Got a Whole Lot More Crafty: Occasionette’s Workshop is Open

Images via Instagram

Images via Instagram

It’s hard to believe, but gift-giving season is right around the corner. And whether you’ve already pounded out your first round of knitted goods or are still doling out apologies about last year’s gifts, this can bring on emotions ranging from glee to anxiety. For those that hover around the anxiety end, we’ve found relief: Occasionette’s workshops are now in session. Not only are you guaranteed to find (or make!) stellar gifts for family and friends, but you’ll also be way ahead of the gift-giving curve. Like, before Thanksgiving early. So, relax and put the glue gun down. You’re working with pros now.

Keep reading for our top picks!

Zara’s Holocaust Shirt, Urban’s Kent State Sweatshirt: Offensive Clothing Is the Retail Version of a Sex Tape


From left: Zara children’s shirt, Urban ‘Eat Less’ top, Urban Kent State sweatshirt, Urban ‘Depression’ top.

Well, they got what they wanted.

We’re talking about them, just as we talked, over and over and over again, about American Apparel, which filled store windows with mannequins sprouting giant clouds of pubic hair; about Zara, which sold a children’s shirt that eerily remsembled those worn by concentration camp prisoners; about MAC, which once tried to name a nail polish collection after a town in Mexico known for the countless number of women raped and murdered there, without police response.

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