Opening Night at the New Joan Shepp

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Wednesday night Joan Shepp officially opened her new store at 1811 Chestnut Street. The trailblazing Shepp’s flagship store was on Walnut Street for nearly two decades before it was chased from Philadelphia’s Rodeo Drive by rising rents. Joan Shepp then headed for the posh Shops at Liberty Place; although it was very lovely, she yearned for a storefront with the glorious window displays that we’d all grown to love. She’s found that in the beautiful new 9,000-square-foot showroom she now calls home.

Joan and daughter Ellen Shepp attract a fashionable crowd to their store, which carries both men’s and women’s clothing, and houses an array of designer labels including Moschino, Balenciaga, Jil Sander,  Rick Owens and Phillip Lim. The crowd at the opening night party was just as eclectic and fabulous.  There were live models in the window facing Chestnut Street, and earlier in the night Mike Jerrick, and new co-host Alex Holley from Fox 29 modeled.

Food was provided by all the Starr restaurants, and over a 1,000 macarons were made by Parc restaurant’s pastry chef. Denise Fike created a mural of guests who attended the soiree, as models roamed the store’s three rooms and outdoor space with the latest fall collections.

Photos from Joan Shepp’s Opening Night after the jump »

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The event was similar to one of those unconventional challenges on Project Runway. Contestants were tasked to create two looks—formal wear and “fun wear”— out of any kind of paper material. Then they paraded the looks up and down a makeshift runway in front of a panel of judges that included HughE Dillon. Of course HughE wouldn’t be HughE if his camera wasn’t in tow, so he whipped it out and took some photos of the evening. Check them out in the slideshow below.



 

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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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.

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