Perhaps the most frequent question I get asked each year around this time is: So what do I wear to the Best of Philly party? Here are some of my rules for women:
1. Don’t wear an overly fancy, floor-length gown. I’ve seen it before, and it looks out of place. We’re talking cocktail party attire, not black-tie.
2. But change out of your work clothes. A pencil skirt and button-down is too casual.
3. Leave the second-skin bandage dress for another night. Actually, why don’t you just ditch these entirely? Hervé has had its moment. That moment is over.
Read on for more.
Photo by Dom Savini.
If most oversize baubles are statement pieces, then the colossal collars by Dylanlex are shouted-from-the-rooftop proclamations.
Drew Ginsburg, a 2009 Drexel University grad, first nabbed attention for her handmade jewelry on Instagram. She began creating hefty made-to-orders featuring heaping drapings of Swarovski crystals that have garnered national attention (Rihanna and Rachel Zoe are fans) and now adorn the necks of fashion’s most vocal flock.
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A brief timeline of Michael Kors in Philadelphia:
JANUARY 2014: Burberry vacates is prime (but apparently not prosperous) location at 1705 Walnut Street. No one is too surprised or upset because it wasn’t that great of an outpost anyway. Racked Philly confirms that Michael Kors is taking over the space.
FEBRUARY 2014: Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Pearl Properties of Philadelphia bought the building for $5 million, and that the Michael Kors store is expected to open May 15th.
APRIL 2014: Michael Kors — the man, not the store — comes to Philly. He visits Art In The Age, Joan Shepp and Knit Wit, shakes lots of hands, wears aviators, sees Cher. The store must be following soon, we thought!
MAY 2014: Crickets.
Fast-forward to now, and this is what we have:
Frey Boutique in Ocean City: even better than a yoga studio.
Remember when we told you about Frey, the Exton boutique that opened up a fab second location in Ocean City, New Jersey? (If you don’t, you can read all about it here.) Turns out they’ve got even more cool stuff up their sleeve.
Hint: It involves Lululemon and free yoga.
A Banana Republic Factory store is coming to Chestnut.
Well, the rumors were true: Banana Republic Factory is coming to 1911 Chestnut Street, the site of a former liquor store.
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With low-profile, compact gear, even city-dwellers short on outdoor space can get their grill on. Here are our top picks for city barbecuing, whether you’ve got a tiny patio, rooftop deck or skinny balcony.
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Local designers, better start getting your portfolios ready. Starting next month (which is in just three days WHERE DID SUMMER GO?), Joan Shepp is kicking off its very first designer residency program. Exciting, right? Let’s dig into the details.
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