Calling All Local Fashion Designers: The Philly Mag Fashion Project is Back!

Philly Mag Fashion Project

You might have seen a few unfamiliar names in last year’s fall fashion feature. Alongside household designer names like Carolina Herrera, Prada and Dries van Noten were these: Megan Swanson, Victoria Wright, Mariel Rojo, Sara Teixeira, Zoë Rosenberg, Terese Sydonna Brown, Elizabeth Labrasca, Moriamo Johnson and Latifat Obajinmi. These eight designers were part of the inaugural class of the Philly Mag Fashion Project (PMFP), and the exclusive pieces they turned out were nothing short of amazing. The winner was Sara Teixeira, who walked away with $1,000 and a huge window display at Knit Wit’s Center City store (talk about getting your name out there!).

Click here for the details on how and when you can apply!

LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With Philly Fashion Week
Co-Founder Kevin Parker

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight an influential black mover and shaker in the city.

Today: Kevin Parker, the stylish co-founder of Philadelphia Fashion Week, which, coincidentally, kicks off this month. In addition to that project, Kevin Parker’s new venture for 2014 is Renee Philadelphia International, a full-service creative/modeling agency in Center City.

7 questions with Kevin Parker after the jump

The 2013 “In Fashion” Luncheon and Fashion Show at Saks


From left: Kathy Maguire, Edward Barnes, corps de ballet for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Sharon Bozentka and Linda Dooney.

Last week the Cancer Support Community (CSC) hosted the 11th Annual “In Fashion!” Luncheon & Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue on City Avenue. Nearly 100 ladies lunched, mingled and checked out fashions featuring special guest designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine.
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15 Dandy Get-Ups From Saturday’s Tweed Ride

Dawn Petty and John A. Petty II from West Philly

Dawn Petty and John A. Petty II from West Philly | Photo Layla Jones

If you were downtown on Saturday, chances are you may have seen an unusual group of cyclists.

Philadelphia’s sixth annual Tweed Ride took place over the weekend and about 100 participants suited up in vintage looks straight from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

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Project Runway Gets Another Philly Winner


Philadelphia has conquered Project Runway once more, this time with 24-year-old Dom Streater of the Moore College of Art & Design taking the winner’s spot for the show’s 12th season. Philly’s last winning contestant was Jay McCarroll, who took the top prize back in the show’s first season.

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XIX Nicole Miller Most Fashionable Women In Philadelphia 2013

On Monday night, the Fourth Annual XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia were honored at the restaurant XIX in the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The women (listed alphabetically) include Andrea Agnew, Angela Val, Dr. Beatriz Garces, Bele Shehu, Courtney Apple, Desiree Peterkin-Bell, Diane Dalto Woosnam, Dianne Semingson, Eden Kratchman, Elizabeth Wellington, Heather McDaniel, MPH, Heidi Hamels, Karen Daroff, Kate Wilhelm Chimicles, Kazumi Teune, Kristin Gavin, Patricia Coulter, Robert Gruber and Wendy Crawford. Also photographed are Babs Snyder, Mayor Michael Nutter, Janice Waitkus and Steven Lagos.

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Joan Shepp Gets New Boutqiue on Walnut Street

Six months after announcing she was leaving her longtime Rittenhouse outpost (“We’re definitely not wanted here.”), Joan Shepp has found a new home. And it’s not so far away after all. Tears can now be dried.

Technically she is moving to the Wells’ Fargo building and the address will be Broad Street, Broad and Walnut, which is even more impressive; but she’s actually moving to the backside of the building…the corner with the big windows.

As Hughe Dillon points out, the building was also featured in the movie Trading Places.

[Philly ChitChat]

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