Pennsport is about to get a heavy dose of greenery: Urban Jungle, the brains behind some of the lushest landscapes and urban gardens in Philly, is set to open a new location. Passyunk Post reports that following a well-received meeting with the Pennsport Civic Association, Urban Jungle has announced an expansion of their Passyunk store to a new space at 1721-1725 South Water Street.
As a jewelry minimalist, I was super-psyched when the stud earring trend erupted. Raw diamonds! Twee animals! Modern pearls! They go with everything because, well, there’s not much to ‘em (which is why we featured our favorite mismatch and make-your-own varieties). So, when I stumbled upon these honeycomb-esque Hex Hoop earrings from Ritual Ritual, I was pleasantly surprised by their major versatility. They’re minimal in the best way, they don’t get hidden in a sea of hair, and they pack a geometric-artsy punch. And dare I say it: I think I’m an earring convert.
- Birkenstock fans, we have a treat for you. You can get your hands on another pair of trendy-meets-comfy kicks this spring: Dr. Scholl’s look-a-likes from the Marc Jacobs show. Enjoy! [Glamour]
- Any lady can tell you that bra shopping can be a total nightmare. Enter: True & Co., a bra company working to accommodate over 6,000 body types. [Styleite]
- Uh, did this 10 year-old just become our style icon? Mr. Cory is the 10-year-old CEO of a cookie company, and he dresses infinitely cooler than any of us did at that age. [Man Repeller]
Clover Market is back and we couldn’t be more excited. The open-air market will be debuting in Chestnut Hill (25 West Highland Avenue) this Sunday, September 14 from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. Pencil the market into your plans to shop over 100 vendors and food trucks. Bonus: you can bring the kids along; they have free crafts!
It’s sidewalk sales and block parties galore this weekend! If you’re looking for another stellar way to spend your Saturday, we suggest hitting up the East Passyunk Avenue Antique and Vintage Sidewalk Sale. Between 8am and 4pm, the sale will be split into two sections: in the parking lot between Tasker and Morris, shoppers will be able to peruse antique and vintage homewares, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and other odds and ends from dozens of local vendors. Between Morris and Mifflin, shoppers can lookout for sidewalk sales from brick-and-mortar shops, along with tasty treats setup outside.
The party doesn’t stop at 4pm, though!
Find out what happens next.
The Frankford Avenue Block Party is gearing up for this weekend, Shoppists, which means there will be tons of deals to be had. The party will take place between Thompson and Jefferson on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Frankford Avenue from 12pm to 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 13. Celebrate the end of summer and make a day out of the shindig with a beer garden by Bottle Bar and food trucks and stands by favorites like Undrgnd Donuts and Curbside Creamery. There will also be music by the likes of D24K Sound, DJs dirt, Sean Hearn, and Maggs Bruchez. Sound like a lot? It is—and it’s awesome. To help you zero in on the must-shop vendors and boutiques, we scoped out the best sales and deals to hit-up this weekend.
- With dozens of perfectly polished, coiffed, and dressed models in a single runway show, we knew there had to be some backstage secrets. Here, 23 beauty hacks from industry experts to score their looks on the fly. [Lucky]
- Oh, Jimmy Kimmel, you’ve done it again. For this segment of Lie Witness News, they stood outside during NYFW and asked stylish folks about “designers” such as Chandler Bing and Antonin Scalia. Hilarity ensues. [YouTube]
Drop what you’re doing right now and take a peek at this lookbook. It’s by Eaves in Wayne, which, if you ask me, is one of the top shops in our area. You should visit if you haven’t already (and you should also make a point to stop by their mini-boutique at Philly Mag Shops; last year they brought an amazing selection).
I like to think I have a pretty good eye for determining what’s attainable with my minimal hairstyling skill level (milkmaid braids, yes; faux-bobs, heck no), but no amount of hair intuition can replace step-by-step directions. Even better if these directions come from a total hair master. Enter: Edmondo Blando, owner of Salon Vanity at 1701 Walnut Street. He gave us the low-down on how to create some of his most-requested styles—and guys, they actually seem do-able, even easy. Grasshoppers, time to learn from the master.