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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A few seasons ago, the bib necklace debuted and then never really left. Suddenly, everyone was sporting hulking spangled collars and wide bedazzled bibs. Now, jewelry is tilting to the delicate side, and we’re loving it. Long necklaces have an elongating effect, and these look great layered with other necklaces of varying lengths. Here, 10 ways to wear ‘em at every price point.
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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.
It’s rare that Philly is gifted with brick-and-mortar access to limited-time designer collaborations. It usually warrants some super-quick online ordering come release day, or worse, begging an NYC boutique to mail ‘em to you. So if the announcement of the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow collaboration had you booking Greyhound tickets, don’t fret! You can buy the sunglasses right here in Philly. Joan Shepp for the win!
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When it first occurred to me to do to a roundup of embroidery for The Edit this week, I found myself reciting a Miranda Priestly a la The Devil Wears Prada line: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (Except in my head it was, “Embroidery? For summer?”) Embroidery isn’t exactly a trailblazing summer trend, but the typical iteration is more likely to be seen on a pair of ancient Levi’s than on a polished jacket or a pair of barely-there d’orsay flats. Here, 9 ways to make embroidery look polished and chic this summer. Miranda Priestly be damned.
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- Back to the grind. Let’s hurry along the weekend with this roundup of the summer’s most stylish reads. Really—tack these to your must-read list now. [StyleList]
- Remember that Belgian soccer fan who scored a L’Oreal beauty contract after being spotted in the World Cup stands? Yeah, that contract’s already over. [Fashionista]
- Sick of your split ends? Let an old-school stylist set fire to them. Literally. (Actually, don’t. But look at this photo.) [Into The Gloss]
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Some things are best suited to pairs: socks, shoes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Earrings, though, don’t always have to match (proof: this roundup of fantastic ear candy, none of which has an identical twin). For earring traditionalists who shudder at the thought of wildly mismatched lobes, there are these: a quartet of geometric brass danglers that are sold singularly, and made to be worn in subtly mismatched pairs.
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It was another busy week in Insta-land, Shoppists. As per usual, Philadelphians were posting galore on Instagram with everything from breezy summer tunics, to giant flags for store openings, to unusual bracelet-ring combos (that we’re totally in love with and plan on buying immediately). Here, the 10 pics that made the cut for this week’s Instagram roundup. Happy Friday, Shoppists!
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Photo by Evan Schapiro.
‘Hood: Lower Merion
Day Job: Interior designer
Where We Found Her: On her way back from a luncheon birthday party for a friend at Estia. “This day was so divine that I had to come to Rittenhouse. I use to live at the Dorchester and I just wanted to be in this glorious sunshine. You can’t help but fall in love with Philadelphia on a day like today. Everyone just seems so happy.
What She’s Wearing: Ellen Tracy shoes; shirt and pants from Julie’s Bottega in Bala Cynwyd; Hermes bracelets and necklace; purse bought while she was traveling in Shanghai; hair cut by Sharon at Millennium Hair & Day Spa in Wynnewood.
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