What to Wear to the Best of Philly Party

BOP-DressPerhaps 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.

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Covet: We’re Utterly in Love With Dylanlex’s Fashion Armour

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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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Market Report: 20 Amazing Things on Sale This Week

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  • Isabel Marant! Céline! Tibi! Elizabeth & James! 3.1 Phillip Lim! All on sale! Now! Here’s the best of the sale racks. [The Cut]
  • More sales! Here are the clothes you loved on celebs—Miranda Kerr’s awesome pencil skirt!—now majorly discounted. [Style.com]
  • Here is Rihanna wearing a pair of men’s boxer shirts for a night out on the town. [Elle]

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WTF is Going on With Michael Kors’s Rittenhouse Location?

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Coming to Rittenhouse …. eventually. | Goran Bogicevic / Shutterstock.com

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:

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Market Report: They are Making Nail Polish Out of What?!?

  • MR19Alexa Chung is the face of a new kale nail polish that launches this fall. Yes, kale, as in the Trendiest Vegetable Ever. The line will be called Nailkale and it’s certainly a sign of the apocalypse. [WWD]
  • Steal this look: high-waisted jeans + a skinny belt. [Madewell]

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