- Here is everything everyone wore to the Emmys last night, including one very awful pink ruffly skirt-dress thing (sorry, Lena). [The Cut]
- Even more fun than red carpet pics? Stars’ Instagram pics! Click here and see behind-the-scenes snaps of shoes, bags, primping, prepping, manis and McDonalds. [Grazie]
- This mini-profile and accompanying video of Betsey Johnson is truly awesome. Her house is just as colorfully crazy as she is. Watch it, and prepare to want to go home and change into something with lots of sequins. [StyleLikeU]
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Good news: All of this year’s Best of Philly winners are now online, in one endlessly clickable spot! Click here to find out the winners for everything from Best Spray Tan to Best Jewelry Store to Best Men’s Custom Suiting—we cover all the bases.
Want more? (Of course you do.) Check out our boutique and salon winners that appeared on FYI Philly below. Believe us, you want to know about these local gems.
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For this week’s Monday Obsession installment, we’re highlighting the quirky-cool frames from local eyewear brand (and Best of Philly winner) Philly Eyeworks. Helmed by Clifton Balter and Erika Gleason, the eyewear duo sells brightly hued, completely customizable glasses created right here in Philly. Oh, and did we mention they’re only $99?
You’ll want to keep reading.
In local blog news, I received confirmation this morning that Racked Philly is folding on Friday. The retail-focused site started off with regional coverage in New York, LA and Chicago, adding Boston, Philly and San Francisco in 2012. The national blog announced the dedicated local coverage in December 2012, and hired Julie Davis—formerly of DailyCandy and The Feast— to helm the blog.
Read more here.
Remember back in February when J.Crew made a public appeal for your old denim? Well, now its sister store Madewell’s turn. It’s for an awesome cause and we’re totally on board.
Click here to read more about the program.
- Boot weather is right around the corner, Shoppists. And with new leather booties also comes blisters. To avoid an unpleasant breaking-in process, read these handy tips. [Fashionista]
- To honor the denim-clad duo of VMA yesteryear (read: Britney and JT), Katy Perry and Riff Raff donned similar full denim looks to the music award show. And we all looked on in horror. [Jezebel]
- Speaking of the VMAs, here are 59 slides of celeb red carpet style. [The Cut]
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It’s wheeling and dealing time at the Jersey Shore, folks. Not only will hotel room prices drop after this weekend, but you can also get everything from boogie boards to flip flops to island-branded t-shirts for far less than you’d have paid in May.
But if you know where to go (psst: we do) deals go much deeper than that. Here are four that should be on your list if you’re headed down the shore before school starts back up again.
Keep reading for sales galore.
The philanthropic Ice Bucket Challenge has taken off, raising nearly $23 million for ALS research. It has its detractors and its supporters, and you can’t log onto Facebook or check your Twitter feed without seeing someone—a friend, a coworker, a celebrity—getting a bucket of cold water splashed over his or her head. But only a few of these charitable folks get soaked while wearing designer clothes.
Here are some of our favorite fashion-forward Ice Bucket Challenge moments, from Anna Wintour’s soggy bob (finally!) to Diane Von Furstenberg’s extremely posh challenge (it’s on a yacht, obviously).
See them here.
We know it might seem like your favorite boutiques are taking a vacation until September 1, but the stores that haven’t temporarily closed up shop are having crazy markdowns on summer merch. Here, the best sales in Philly and the ‘burbs to indulge in some retail therapy—guilt-free, of course.
Click here for the details on eight sales.
Can a spray really get rid of grey?
Blondes seem to think that they have it the hardest when it comes to color upkeep, and for much of my life as a low-maintenance brunette, this actually seemed true. I was always grateful that my natural dark brown color required basically nothing aside from the occasional highlight to look its best. And then I turned 30. Suddenly, the easy, breezy days of doing nothing stopped working: Now if I go more than a few months without a little help from a professional, the grey (or as I like to call it, silver) shoots through my hair, as glaringly obvious as lightning bolts slashing through the night sky. Alas, as a working mom, the chances of getting to that professional every couple of months to address said lightning bolts are basically nil. Sigh.
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