This Local Hero Designs Awesome Hospital Gowns for Cancer Patients

Image via Megan Baggott/Rock Creative Media, LLC.

Image via Megan Baggott/Rock Creative Media, LLC.

For those affected by or have loved ones affected by cancer, we have good news that comes in the form of cozy, brightly colored kimono-style robes. And it’s all possible because insanely awesome people like Brenda Jones exist.

During Jones’ own battle with cancer back in 2008, the South Jersey resident started making her own unique robes to avoid the unsightly hospital-issued gowns worn during radiation. The robes caught on, and suddenly everyone wanted their own, to which Jones happily obliged. It was her “Vera Wang moment,” she says.

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10 Philly Fashion Instagrams to See This Week: Cute Bikinis, Summer Shorts, and the Maxi Dress to Buy Now

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Kimono-sleeved maxi dresses, racks of vintage and sweet tees tickled our fancy.

Another week, another bevy of fashionable ‘grammers. Keep scrolling for the pics that caught our eye, including a must-have maxi dress and a made-in-Philly bikini we’re dying to sport this summer. Oh, and remember to follow Shoppist right here.

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Market Report: The Shorts Suit is Now a Thing

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  • It’s official: The shorts suit is now a thing. WHYYYY? We blame Pharrell. [Business Insider]
  • Did you know there was an award show for perfume excellence? Neither did we—it’s called the Fragrance Foundation Awards. See if your scent made the cut. [Glamour]
  • Apparently clothing and accessories proudly displaying James Franco’s face is in high demand on Etsy. Here’s a roundup of the best, if not creepiest, picks. [Styleite]

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10 Philly Fashion Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Geometric Wedges, Fluorescent Pink Tees and Store Openings

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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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Bradley Cooper Shows Off New Buff Bod in Short Shorts

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 8.23.04 AMWe all knew Bradley Cooper put on a few pounds for his latest role as an SEAL agent in American Sniper, but who knew he’d take to wearing daisy dukes to show off his new physique? Okay, maybe it’s not a thing as much as it is a day on the set, but it’s fun to look at, nonetheless.

To the left is a screenshot of some photos Instinct posted. What do you think? Can he pull off the short-shorts look or should he leave the skimpy-clothes-wearing to Suki?

11 Best Fashion Movies on Netflix

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GOOP does leopard in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Confession time: I have really bad taste in movies. Like, really bad. I adore rom coms and when I find a movie that I like, I’ll keep it in rotation for months. But what I lack in cinematic eye, I make up for with my ability to pick out the most aesthetically pleasing movies out there. Hey, they might not all be Oscar winners (some are!), but they’re definitely the most fashion-forward movies available on Netflix Instant Watch. Now, go grab some popcorn and veg out; there are about 22 hours of movies to watch here.

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The Instagram Account You Need to Follow Now: Fashion’s Coolest Dog

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Fashion hound!

Today’s hilariously fun fashion tip: Follow this Instagram account right now. Go on, don’t ask questions. Just do it.

Done? Okay, here’s the backstory: Willie is a Jack Russell terrier dreamed up by Alex Stadler, the quirky artist/author/designer and owner of Sansom Street shop stadler-Kahn. Willie’s closet could rival even the most fabulous of fashionistas—she pumps iron in Galliano, she jogs in Manolos, she adopts kittens in Tsumori Chisato. Alex’s sketches (which you might remember from the walls of Joan Shepp some years back) are some of my favorite things ever; I’m desperate for him to start making Willie note cards, framed prints, playing cards, t-shirts and bags. (Note: Canvas bags featuring Willie sketches are coming to stadler-Kahn soon!) For now, though, you’ll have to whet your Willie appetite with her new (and downright fabulous) social media presence: Willie’s got her own Instagram, @whatwilliewore. Click here for some of my favorite posts so far. Enjoy!

Click here! It’s so worth it.

WATCH: Abs for Days in TatteeBoy’s Sexy New Promo Video

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Philly gay-owned clothing company TatteeBoy just released its first full-length music video, an ultra-sexy short film showcasing some of its newest looks for the season. The clothes are great and all, but it’s the model in the video, personal trailer Joe Soussa, that’s got me all blush-faced.

Check out the video below to watch him dress up, then dress down, then — thank goodness — dress down a few more times. Word of caution: This may be NSFW for some workplaces, and watch your eyes, because an ab or two may pop out and poke you in the face.

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PHOTOS: Philly Boys Model Local Summer Fashion

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Summer is at our doorstep. Those long, hot days sunning by the pool, romantic evening strolls along Rehoboth Beach, and most importantly a string of steamy summer flings. One thing stands between you and all that amazingness, though. It’s one of the year’s biggest conundrums — at least if you’re a gay man: What kind of swimsuit and I going to wear?!

Philly guys model local summer fashions after the jump

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