Market Report: 11 Pairs of Tights That Won’t Give You a Muffin-Top


  • This morning officially ushered in the season of the tights. Here are 11 pairs that won’t roll down or give you the dreaded Hosiery Muffin-Top. (Cue cheering.) [Fashionista]
  • Scary fact: Thieves can easily steal your credit card information just by walking past you with a special scanner. Freaked out? A design team has created a line of purses and wallets that prevents this identity theft.  [Styleite]
  • The trend I’m digging most for fall: Fringe! Here’s how to do it without veering into Pocahontas territory. [Wall Street Journal]

Next: Blake Lively is rocking the whole maternity thing, and the most popular pair of black work pants ever.

Market Report: Your First Look at the Next Designer Collection for Target

  • MR9Joseph Altuzarra’s long-awaited designer collection for Target is a mere 11 days away! Here’s your first look. [Target]
  •  This is the most exclusive, expensive online shopping club you’ve ever seen. (Wanna join? Good luck. “It’s not for around 90 percent of applicants.”) [Vogue]

Click for the definitive guide to applying false eyelashes, and a look at what NPR hosts wear to work. (It’s not what you think.)

Fashion Conundrums: Are You Too Old For That Hemline?


The great length debate.

Last week, I went to a wedding. One of the guests was a politician, there with his wife who looked to be in her mid- to late-forties. Halfway through the ceremony, a friend leaned over and whispered to me:

“He won’t ever be president. Look at his wife. She doesn’t have that First Lady look.”

I rolled my eyes, because talking politics — or anything remotely political — with this particular friend is sort of like running a marathon: You begin not knowing why you ever started, you’re dazed, confused and hating life halfway through, and deliriously exhausted at the end. But I stole a peek at the woman a few pews up, and had to agree: It wasn’t a good look.

Let’s get this out of the way: Unless you’re a celebrity, I don’t really care what you wear. If it makes you feel great, go for it. Still, there are certain sartorial offenses that drive me crazy, and they generally fall into the Too Tight/Too Short category. This was the latter. The woman’s body was incredible; her arms had the Gwyneth Paltrow Ripple, that subtle cut in the arm just beneath the shoulder. (Side note: GOOP got it by doing bizarro dance moves like this.) The non-First Lady also had a flat stomach and Jessica Simpson’s new legs. And she was showing it all off in the world’s shortest dress.

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Market Report: Juicy Couture Might Not Be Completely Over

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  • Juicy Couture is still on track to close all of its stores by the end of the month, but it looks like the brand has some major plans up its sleeve to coincide with new company ownership. [Fashionista]
  • Scandal fans, we have the best news ever. This fall, you’ll be able to purchase looks plucked right from the show at The Limited. An odd collab, but it’s promised that fixer Olivia Pope will be donning many of the looks this season. [WWD]
  • Change up your classic French manicure with one of these infinitely cooler iterations. [Huffington Post]

Keep reading for more fashion and beauty news.

10 Philly Fashion Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Snoop Dogg, Cheeky Tees and a Vintage Aviator Collection

Images via Instagram.

Images via Instagram.

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.

We weren’t kidding about Snoop Dogg—click here for the proof.

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

tatteeboy promo video

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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Market Report: 12 Ways to Wear Cutoffs Without Looking Sloppy


  • Happy Monday, Shoppists! It’s the week of Memorial Day, which means the official kickoff of Shorts Season. Here’s how to rock cutoffs and still look sophisticated. (Yes, it can be done.) [Refinery29]
  • And in the future, the fabric we wear will be able to transform, conduct energy, change color, regulate body temperature, moisturize our skin, light up, and grow. Is this the end to too-tight pants after a big meal? [Forbes]

More fun links ahead.

10 Philly Fashion Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Zac Posen, Feather Shoes and McQueen Dogs


Images via Instagram.


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.

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