It was a Friday after work, and I was meeting an old friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen in years. We were catching up over cocktails at a bar in Center City, deep in the thick of boy drama and family happenings and scandalous things that high school acquaintances have gotten into since we were 17, when I felt someone caressing my back. “Is that fur?” I heard a slurry voice way too close to my ear ask. I turned to see a frat boy past his prime and his crew of drunk dudes snickering. They’d obviously weighed in on how this interaction was about to go down. Drunk Dude #1 was still pawing at my fur vest and slightly perspiring, when I shot back in my most cutting tone, “I’m sorry, are you touching me?” He was the third person within earshot to make some comment about what I was wearing (but the first to cross into personal bubble territory). I’d been there for 20 minutes. Read more »
The Philly Mag Fashion Project is in full swing but, I’m happy to say, we’re far from the only program supporting local fashion designers in town. The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City, now in its fourth year, provides six hand-picked designers-in-residence the tools and resources—from studio space to mentoring—to successfully launch their fashion careers.
I’ve toured the PFI studio space, and the pieces the designers turn out are nothing short of inspiring. Lucky for you, they’re opening the design vault for a pop-up shop in Manayunk. Head there to shop the handmade, hot-off-the-presses summer collections of the current class (designers are Rebecca Imperiano, Victoria Wright, Terese Brown, Gabrielle Mandel, Jovan O’Connor and Sherrill Mosee), along with former designers-in-residence Melissa Choi, Pia Panaligan, Annina King and Trisha Williams. (And if some of those names sound familiar, they should: Victoria Wright and Terese Brown were designers featured in last year’s PMFP, and Melissa Choi and Pia Panaligan are two of the designers in this year’s design contest!)
10 Philly Fashion Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Snoop Dogg, Cheeky Tees and a Vintage Aviator Collection
This might be the most variety we’ve ever crammed into an Instagram roundup, Shoppists. (It was a busy week in Insta-land.) We found everything from Snoop Dogg in a Phillies cardigan (bonus points to who can guess where) to a boutique on wheels to a sparkly rose gold, diamond-encrusted ring. If this doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, we’re not sure what will.
10 Philly Fashion Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Pink Hair, Patrick Kelly, and Denim Sneakers
Another week, another group of the most stylish Instagrams in Philly. This week we saw everything from bananas on the runway to boho-cool beach inspiration (and it’s kind of amazing). We have a long weekend ahead of us, Shoppists—might as well have some eye-candy to peruse.
I find a lot of my inspiration and story ideas from Instagram, and much of it comes from the style set right here in Philly. Each week, I’ll be rounding up the best of my (local) Instagram feed: who wore what, who shopped where, who looked awesome. Here, the most clickable of the style set right now.
Where She Lives: Rittenhouse Square
Day Job: Longtime Philadelphia fashion and special events coordinator.
Where We Found Her: Sipping a latte at La Colombe.
What She’s Wearing: Various pieces she’s collected over the years.