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I have two friends who, every three weeks, get their eyelashes filled. They’ve sat through the process of getting the eyelash extensions once—an hours-long power nap where individual extensions are painstakingly applied to each and every one of their natural lashes—and now, they enjoy a 20-minute cat nap every now and then while the lashes that have shed since their last visit and grown anew are given their extension once again.
These days, eyelash treatments are climbing right up there with gel manis and hair trims on ladies’ regular rounds of grooming exercises, and more and more salons are extending their menus to cater to them. Laurentius Salon in South Philly’s Italian Market neighborhood is one of the most recent to add tinting and a battery of extensions (from silk to mink) to their roster, and so the other day, to see what all this lash hubbub was about, I let them play with mine.
See the results here.
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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Photo by Victoria Stern.
For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we met up with Bob Myaing, manager and buyer for Old City boutique Art in the Age.
The effortlessly cool guy let us in on why he doesn’t take fashion too seriously, what his most recent purchase was, the men’s trend he hates most, and where his disposable income really goes. Plus, we got the scoop on his favorite summer drink. (Hint: It’s a spin on a classic.)
Psst: View the slideshow in full-screen mode for a much better look at Myaing’s style.
More all-American style ahead!
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.
See the gear we love here.
Now that we’re in the throes of summer sales, it seems like most purchases we make are killer markdowns scooped up at the last second and fewer “lusted-after-and-saved-for-weeks” buys. Impulse buys are great, but there are still items out there worth obsessing over—particularly Adorn by Sarah Lewis’s standout statement rings from the Band of Gypsys collection.
Your line could be sold here.
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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When it comes to clothes, everything seems to get more sheer in the summer. Add to that a perennially sunny backdrop that acts like a spotlight on any not-completely-opaque garments, and you’re got a recipe for embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. My solution? The Best. Slips. Ever. They’re from Free People and comfy, completely matte, and come in eight shades—the slip trifecta!
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- Happy Monday, Shoppists! Let’s start things off with a pair of shorts that should not exist. [Huffington Post]
- Here’s your first look at the new (improved?) Wonder Woman costume. It looks like an ad for chocolate. [People]
- Good news for those of you with short bobs: You can still do milkmaid braids! Here’s how. [The Beauty Department]
More fun stuff right here!
Shoppists, we know that fall merch might look tempting, but we have to think in the present. And the present is 90 degrees outside. To help dissuade us from any impulsive wool purchases, Philly boutiques are offering amazing discounts on breezy summer goods. Take advantage.
Six awesome sales, coming right up.