Another weekend, another season, another rash of great sales and cool events. Let’s dig right in!
- Joan Rivers is being remembered for her (often crass) sense of humor, her pinpoint wit, and, of course, all those feathers and sequins and furs. Here’s a look back at 90 of her best, most memorable, and most outrageous fashion moments. (So. Many. Feathers.) [The Cut]
- Oh, okay, let’s look at a few more. [Bustle]
- Motorola enters the wearable tech market today with its launch of a smartwatch. (It’s $249.) [Forbes]
Welcome to the start of the NFL season! For Eagles fans, this means you’re only a few days away from the first regular season game. But in the interim between last season and pre-season outings (which you can read all about over on Birds 24/7), Eagles tight end Brent Celek was busy at another venture: a “lifestyle brand.”
When Jacques Ferber closed the doors of its street-level flagship store at 1708 Walnut Street—where it’s been since 1911—in January, smack dab in the middle of a cold winter, it seemed like poor timing. They set up a temporary shop for repairs and storage up the street, with promises of spring reopening. (Vans is taking over its former street-level space at 1708 Walnut.) And now, just as we turn our sights to fall, and then to winter, the store has reopened, in a light-filled second-floor space just above its former location—one that was totally worth the wait.
- Using a scientific algorithm that combs through editor’s picks, expert recs, consumer reviews and bestseller lists, the best drugstore foundation is … L’Oreal True Match. See the other nine picks here. [Rank & Style]
- The 52 pieces that will get you noticed at Fashion Week. Including Moschino’s $85 iPhone phone case. [The Cut]
It’s after Labor Day and guess what? People—very stylish people at that—are still wearing white. Gasp! The stark non-color is the easiest way to get (or fake) a minimalist, modern style. One of my muses? The lovely Anh Mai, the stylist/blogger behind Mai Style Pages, who is almost always in some sort of snowy-white outfit. We recently chatted over coffee about our insane compulsion to purge, purge, purge our closets, all in pursuit of the perfect just-big-enough capsule wardrobe. My advice: Start with at least one of these (the customizable Stan Smiths would be my pick!), get rid of something in your closet that you never wear (perhaps that neon crop top you wore to Made In America, but will realistically never wear again?), and then relish in breaking the fashion rules.
In my opinion, it’s way more fun to splurge on some fantastical, crazily impractical item. To wit: This pair of Alexander Wang metallic blue fur Pilgrim-toed heels, one of my more impulsive—but most fun—splurges. (Hey, now they’re on mega-sale! Go and get a pair!) So when a sale on basics rolls around, it jolts me back to reality: Oh, right. Yes. Basics. I need those, too.
The most recent sale to catch my attention: Toggery’s end-of-summer sale, featuring basics that pack more of a punch, and are totally worth the slightly heftier price tag than their Gap or Old Navy counterparts. (Plus, it’s a Philly brand! Support!)
Well, this is cool: Tonight at the Art Museum, you can join the girls behind Art Star, NoLibs’s beloved art/craft/gift boutique, and the cream of Philly’s creative crop for a night of varied crafting lessons. And we’re not talking low-level tie-dye here. This is the stuff that takes off on Etsy and makes everyone dream of quitting their day jobs and taking up the art of collage.
- Joseph Altuzarra’s long-awaited designer collection for Target is a mere 11 days away! Here’s your first look. [Target]
- This is the most exclusive, expensive online shopping club you’ve ever seen. (Wanna join? Good luck. “It’s not for around 90 percent of applicants.”) [Vogue]
It’s one of the many brands that makes me wish—if only for a second—that I was a guy, or that I was a girl who could pull off wearing a pocket square. Armstrong & Wilson‘s collection of bow ties, tie-ties and pocket squares is like a garden party in a box, all pastel plaids and rainbow paisleys—for summer at least. (Oh, and speaking of their summer squares, you can get them all for 40 percent off here. But I digress…)
A peek at A&W’s Instagram reveals a star fan base: LeBron James, Al Roker, The Roots’s Black Thought, Derrick Brooks, London Fletcher, Michael Smith, Chris Bosh. And Bosh is such a fan that he’s collaborating on a tie collection with them.