Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Muppet Mania

How fitting it is that OPI and Opening Ceremony do a collaboration with the Muppets? In the movie, which hits theaters November 23, Miss Piggy works as an Editor-in-Chief at French Vogue sporting an Anna Wintour-like blond bob. Miss Piggy may be just a Muppet, but let's face it her wardrobe is pretty fierce. She's "walked" down tons of red carpets and has worked with so many designers including Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu and has even released a top selling fragrance in 1998 for Bloomingdale's.
Magazine Cover from Styleite.com
Designer Photos from OKMagazine.com
This November, OPI will launch a collection of 12 nail polish colors inspired by the fuzzy, fun creatures, with names like "Gettin' Piggy With It", "Fresh Frog from Bel Air" and my favorite, "Rainbow Connection". Each polish will be priced at $8.50 and will be sold online starting in November.
OPI.com
Picture from Refinery29.com
This past Fashion's Night Out Miss Piggy herself paid a visit to Opening Ceremony to celebrate the launch of their collab. The collection of t-shirts ($45), buttondowns ($180), sweaters ($230), and hooded sweatshirts ($65), offered for both men and women, are sold on-line and in-stores. Each design shows off the stylish Muppets wearing who other than, Opening Ceremony.
Pictures from OpeningCeremony.us
Check out the trailer below! I've always been a fan of The Muppets so I'm super excited!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mitchell & Ness Fall 2011 Preview


The Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store hosted a preview party for their Fall 2011 Collection and now with the football season being back on, sports fans couldn't be more excited! Mitchell & Ness may have started out in Philly as a golf and tennis company back in 1904, but now it holds exclusive licenses from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA.
Inside the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store is Eagles Country

For 2011's  Fall/Holiday season, the collection includes vintage inspired professional athletic league uniforms in updated modern cuts, fabrics, and details for both men and women. Some of the styles include: Track Jackets with contrast color stripes and piping, Hooded Sweatshirts featuring rich details such as Sherpa lining and wooden buttons, and Vintage Tees perfect for layering in distressed washes and jersey inspired styles.

Some very Exclusive Limited Edition Items in Display Cases
The preview party was sort of an eye opener for me. Most of the time when I though of sports apparel and didn't think that it could get this in depth, but each Mitchell & Ness piece is unique to that season and not mass produced compared to a jersey you can find at your nearest Foot Locker or for us ladies, as a part of Victoria's Secret sports apparel collections. My favorite is the Women's NFL Post Season Hoody (pictured below in the top right corner). It has the 70's flair that is so on trend for this season.

The Design Team's Inspiration Board and a Look at the Eagles Fall/Holiday Collection
Hats on Hats on Hats
For more information on Mitchell & Ness, visit their website MitchellandNess.com, "Like" them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Max Lash Studio Special

Check Out the Lashes
A few weeks ago, I got lash extensions done at Max Lash Studio and I absolutely love them. They look sooo natural, that I don't think most people know they're not mine. Elaine did a great job at applying the lashes one by one in her relaxing Rittenhouse studio. Right now is a great time to get your lashes done because Max Lash Studio is offering 25% off their $200 Bella Lash, which are made to fill and lengthen, throughout the month of October. To make an appointment call (866) 811-3823.

Friday, September 23, 2011

SAVA Fashion Show

Last Week SA VA Boutique held a Fashion Show and Community Street Fair in conjunction with The Philadelphia Collection. SA VA is a groundbreaking clothing and accessories brand that is built on the platform of effortless, individual style and social consciousness. Based in Philadelphia, the brand is comprised of a flagship store and design studio at 1700 Sansom Street. SA VA is locally made, globally inspired and community based fashion. Ninety percent of the garments sold at SA VA are locally made in their adjacent Garment Center always with fair trade and often eco-friendly textiles.




The show entitled, Rediscovered Roots, featured some of the brands newest items from their Fall Collection on a outdoor runway that took over the 1700 block of Sansom St. There were other vendors from the neighborhood including Papilio, a new store opening soon specializing in tights, leggings, and swimwear and Square 1682, who provided delicious hor' d'oeuvres like my new favorite goat cheese and dates wrapped in bacon, YUM YUM!!! Through out the night, electronical violinist, Caryn Lin, entertained the crowd with her skillful music making and raffles were up for grabs to benefit the Susan G. Korman Foundation.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Recap

Fashion's Night Out has come and gone and I'm already looking forward to next year. The King of Prussia Mall had events happening all over and it was hard to make them all. My favorite was the Fashion Show that was held in the Nordstorm's Court featuring designs from Neiman Marcus to Pac Sun, Kate Spade to Betsey Johnson.

 Tito's Handmade Vodka and Philly2Night.com teamed up to serve some yummy signature cocktails while Morton's Steakhouse passed around hors d'voures. I also ran into a few of my fellow bloggers Sabir Peele of MensStylePro and Marcus Branch of SKLTN Magazine, who was also one of my featured Stylist of the Month for April along with some other stylish people. I hope to see you there next year until then make sure to check out The Philadelphia Collection Events from now til September 24th & Philly Fashion Week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Philly Fashion Week 9/20 - 9/24

 The 5th Annual Philly Fashion Week begins September 20 in conjunction with The Philadelphia Collection. This Fashion Week will feature exquisite garments by international and local designers, exhibits of luxury products and services, live entertainment and an award ceremony honoring some of Philadelphia's most influential figures in the fashion industry: Elizabeth Wellington, Sharon Phillips Waxman, and Emil DeJohn. The last two nights will be featuring two fashion shows: Ready-To-Wear with designs from English Clientele by Mike Sam, Faithful by Michael Thomas, AmareSinh, and Walish Gooshe to name a few and Couture Collections featuring House of DMarsh and Celestino Couture and many more. The RSVP events are already filled to capacity, but their are still tickets left for the fashion show. To purchase tickets or for other information go to phillyfashionweek.org.

The Philadelphia Collection "GO TO" Events of the Week 9/18-9/24

Sunday, September 18, 2011

  • Grand Opening Fashion Show

2pm
Unveiled Philadelphia will present a fashion show at Cescaphe Ballroom showcasing Unveiled Philadelphia’s couture gowns, veils and headpieces. Cescaphe // 932 N 3rd St // 267.216.6339

·         A Bloggers Brunch


noon-2pm
A light brunch to invite bloggers and influential members of the fashion community to come out and see a beautiful new venue in Philadelphia. The venue plans to entertain a variety of fashion events such as, launch parties, photo shoots, and fashion shows. The event will be open to the public. Please RSVP at RSVP@3bgmarketingsolutions.com.The Waterview Lounge // 1020 N. Delaware Avenue

Monday, September 19, 2011

·         Evening of Extravagant Shopping, Fashion Exhibits & Award Ceremony


5-9pm
Celebrity Fashion Stylist Anthony Henderson and Omega Optical will host another successful evening of Extravagant Shopping and showcasing their Elaborate Fashion Exhibits of Eyewear. This evening will also include light fare and a cocktail reception, as well as an award ceremony of Philadelphia’s most notable boutique owners. Omega Optical Comcast Center // 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd // 215.564.1288

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

·         Philadelphia Fashion Week Buyers & Accessories Opening Event


7-10pm
PFW Kick off at Ms. Tootsie’s Soul Food Restaurant, buyers event. This event will be set up boutique style featuring Philadelphia Fashion Week designers, shoe designers, accessories, live hair & make-up demonstrations and other stylish or fashion related items or products. This event will be catered butler style. Fashion presentations & films will be on display throughout the venue. RSVP only (350 person capacity): phillyfashionweek.org. Ms. Tootsie’s Soul Food // 1314 South St // 215.985.9001

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

·         18th Annual Phashion Phest


7-10pm
Phashion Phest, the Delaware Valley’s premier fashion and beauty event showcasing upscale retailers, salons, accessories boutiques and related businesses now celebrates its 18th year. Guests arrive to an extraordinary runway presentation of the finest in fall fashions from more than 20 leading retailers in the tri-state area. Top area salons feature the latest fall looks in hair and makeup as guests’ enjoy hors d’oeuvres and top-shelf cocktails. This year’s event will include several mobile fashion shows throughout the day at busy Center City locations, ending with a mobile fashion show on the escalators of The Shops at Liberty Place.
This is a ticketed event. The Shops at Liberty Place // 1625 Chestnut St // 215.670.4325

·         The Cocktail Chic Fashion Mixer & Runway Show


7-10pm
This event will feature the latest looks and trends for Banana Republic, and two independent fashion designers with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
RSVP only; to RSVP and see designer information visit phillyfashionweek.org. Kimmel Center // 260 S Broad Street // 215.751.0292

Thursday, September 22, 2011

·         The 7th Annual Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering

7pm
The 7th Annual Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering will be September 22nd from 7-9 PM at the Comcast Center. The event will feature a fashion show with the fall’s trendiest looks from Rittenhouse Row’s boutiques and spas & salons, as well as the season’s hottest cocktails mixed by Rittenhouse Row’s most talented bartenders. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Comcast Center // 17th & JFK Boulevard // 215.683.2059 // rittenhouserow.org

·         Philadelphia Fashion Week Black-Tie Affair & Award Ceremony (VIP Event)


7-10pm
The Design of A Decade fashion show will recall looks from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, styled with items surfaced at local vintage stores, fabric shops, and boutiques. Signature looks from enterprising design students and regional designers will also be on display.
Anchoring the show at the historic Shambles at Second and Lombard Streets in Headhouse Square, the Design of A Decade Fashion Show will be held during Philly Fashion Week’s Black-Tie Awards & VIP reception. The event is open to the public with RSVP only at phillyfashionweek.org. South Street Headhouse District // 215.625.7989

Friday, September 23, 2011

·         Fall for Fashion: Chestnut Hill


6-9pm
Fashion shows, trunk shows, jewelry & art exhibits, make-up demonstrations, skin care analysis, doggie fashion parade, opera & jazz, and cocktails & refreshments provided by the restaurants of Chestnut Hill. Chestnut Hill Shops & Restaurants // 8426 Germantown Ave // 215.360.5385

·         The Philadelphia Premiere Screening of the NY Fashion Week Documentary, “THE TENTS”


7pm
Evoluer Image Consultants Hosts, the exclusive special preview screening of “THE TENTS,” the New York Fashion Week documentary at the Sofitel Philadelphia. A new documentary directed by James Belzer, takes us behind-the-scenes with top fashion industry players to reveal the origins and evolution of New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park. The film features candid interviews with industry heavy-hitters like Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen, Glenda Bailey, Hal Rubenstein, and Nina Garcia. Executive Producers James Belzer and Marcus K. Jones present this fashion-savvy tantilizing must-see. An evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and Q&A to benefit The Evoluer House. This event is invitation only. Sofitel Hotel // 120 S. 17th St // 215.569.8300

·         Philadelphia Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear Runway Show


7-10pm
The ready to wear Runway show will feature eight national & international designers. Red carpet 7-7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $40. For ticket and designer information visit phillyfashionweek.org. Crane Arts Building // 1400 N. American St // 215.683.2059

Saturday, September 24, 2011

·         PNK Dress Consignment Event


2-9pm
We will be hosting a consignment event in an upscale fashion. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PNK Dress Charity Foundation. PNK Elephant Accessory Store // 504 South Street // 267.773.8357

·         Philadelphia Fashion Week Couture Runway Show


7-10pm
Featuring couture collections from national and international luxury designers. Red carpet 7-7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $40. For ticket and designer information visit phillyfashionweek.org. Sponsored by Thomas Properties One and Two Commerce Square // 2005 Market St // 215.683.2059


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Attn: People Interested in the Fashion Industry


One of the added features to this year's Philadelphia Collection Events are the Expert Discussion Panels. Showing appreciation for the work that takes place behind the scenes of the fashion industry, these panel help interested ones gain insight on the inner workings of retailers, stylist and designers straight from established industry experts, such as Philly's own Fajr Muhammad, Blogger of Stylish Thought, Noelle Cutler, Public Relations at Bloomingdale's, Clarissa Cruz, O Fashion Features Editor and Sarah Van Aken, Owner of SA VA Boutique. So check out the list, mark your calenders, and don't forget your pen and paper or tablet, for you modern people.


Behind the Brand: Entrepreneurial Fashion

Designers of local and national brands discuss the daily tasks associated with managing a fashion company and creating a brand image. Panelists share stories from the chaotic world of running a company and give advice on becoming an entrepreneur.

Monday, September 19th, 6-8pm

Hotel Palomar: 117 S. 17th Street, Burnham Ballroom

Moderator: Joe Hancock, author of Brand/Story
Panelists: Craig von Schroeder, owner, Commonwealth Proper, Que Gaskins, founder of [Que-In] and former VP of Integrated Marketing at American Eagle Outfitters  and former Global VP of Lifestyle & Entertainment Marketing at Reebok International Ltd, Leandrew Robinson, Business Development Manager, Karmaloop, Ouigi Theodore, founder, Brooklyn Circus

*light fare will be served and cocktails are for purchase


Basics of Fashion Blogging

This panel is an invite-only affair produced by HyLo Boutiques, a hyper-local online network of independent designers. Invites will be sent to Philadelphia’s own independent bloggers and street style stars. The discussion is interwoven with live blogging from the Apple Store and includes topics on aggregating content quickly, using various blogging platforms and branding.

Friday, September 16th, 6-8pm

Apple Store: 1607 Walnut Street, second floor

Moderator: Stephanie Humphrey, Blogger at A Matter of Life and Tech
Panelists: Sammy Davis, Blogger at Sammy Davis Vintage; Andrea Pippins, Blogger at Fly Girl; Fajr Muhammad, Blogger at Stylish Thought; Tayyib Smith, Owner of Little Giant Media

*light fare and beverages to be served


Managing Your Brand: The Business of Fashion

This panel serves as a “how to” session on protecting, developing, and growing your brand through the lenses of photography, marketing and intellectual property. Panelists provide an overview of company management, including legal information, marketing a brand to the public and presenting a brand image.

Wednesday, September 21st, 6-8pm

Ballard Spahr LLP: 1735 Market Street, 42nd Floor

Moderator: Kim Reed, CEO trainer and entrepreneurial leader
Panelists: Noelle Cutler, Public Relations at Bloomingdale’s; Hannan Saleh, freelance contributor at Ebony & Uptown; Anna Thiessen, Freelance Contributor at Essence, Cosmopolitan & Paper; Jamie B. Bischoff, Intellectual Property Lawyer at Ballard Spahr

*networking and cocktail reception from 5 to 6


The Ethical Fashion Movement

The Ethical Fashion movement aims to develop international collaboration to transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry. This panel discusses the promotion of sustainable practices and global collaboration. Panelists discuss the necessary resources to reduce poverty and environmental damage and raise standards in design and manufacturing. Panelists address Philadelphia's current and role in this movement, experiences working with global designers and suppliers. Panelists share experiences as designers working between two continents and two major markets while building an ethical brand. The success story of a Philadelphia designer making waves in the world of sustainable fashion is also highlighted.

Friday, September 16th, 10-12am

The Four Seasons, Washington Room: 1 Logan Square

Moderator: Karen Randal
Panelists: Melissa D’Agostino, owner of D’AGOSTINO Fashion Textile Design; Tamsin Lejeune, founder, Ethical Fashion Forum; Deborah Pokallus, Owner of Bel Esprit; Sarah Van Aken, Owner of SA VA Boutique; Molly Hayward, CEO at Rebecca Street


Fashion Journalism and Public Relations

With so many people trying to get their foot in the door, this panel serves as guidance for those
looking to get started in these competitive fields. The panel covers internships, freelance work,
managing multiple deadlines and the unglamorous, and often stressful, daily life of an editor or
publicist.

Saturday, September 17th, 4-6pm

Temple University Center City Campus: 1515 Market Street, Room 320

Moderator: Rakia Reynolds, owner, Skai Blue Media
Panelists: Clarissa Cruz, O Fashion Features Editor; Cheryl Ann Wadlington; Alexa Ewton, Teen Vogue intern; Marni Manko, Beauty Editor at FashionSalade.com and contributing editor at Philadelphia Style

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Let's Shop Philly: The Attic

172 West Main Street (at Noble Street)
Kutztown, PA 19530
The Attic is a fun, family-owned, unique cross between a consignment shop and a thrift store. Bringing back the experience of a buy, sell, trade shop from a trip to Seattle, owner Anne Kuronyi, wanted to create an affordable store with a "feel good" atmosphere. As a result, The Attic opened it's doors in Kutztown, PA in 2003. After noticing the success in their concept, a second location was opened in Bethleham, PA in 2008 and in 2010, with the involvement of Anne's sister, Margo, a third location opened in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. This year, with the help of Anne's mother, Linda, they began selling online, which is currently offering free shipping! The shops not only include clothing but also housewares that are either new or practically new at affordable prices. Some items that sparked my interest were: Marc Jacobs Shades for $34.95, Funky Diesel Denim Blazer for $24.95, and a Dolce & Gabbana Babydoll Roses Dress for only $48.95!!! Each of the items are hand-picked to ensure great quality in everything they sell. Make sure you check it out atticclothes.com for yourself as well as all of their social media outlets, because who doesn't love social media.
516 Main St
Bethlehem PA 18018
4335 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127
Pictures courtesy of The Attic

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Philadelphia Collection "GO TO" Events of the Week

The Philadelphia Collection has officially began and if you don't know what event to go to first, each week I'm going to put together a list of events that I declare a "GO TO". (Please note: If two or more events are happening at the same time, you must pick your own battle) Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend all the events myself as much as I would love to because somebody has to pay the bills, but I might be sending an correspondent so always remember to dress fashionable, you never know where that picture will end up. The events are free, so have fun and be fab!



Wednesday, September 14

Making Up: Celebrity Make Up Panel


12-4 pm
Join celebrity makeup artist, Lakisha Evans, for a lesson on sculpted brows, pops of color, and "the 5 minute face." Evans has worked with some of Philadelphia’s own radio personalities, including Shamara and Casey Kolb; her clients have also appeared on Paula Abdul’s "Live to Dance." Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions on tips, tricks, and tools for flawless makeup application.


Sephora 1714 Chestnut St 215.683.2059
Macy’s Fall Fashion Show

5:30pm

Join us for the Fall Fashion Show of the Season, hosted by celebrity stylist and red carpet host Lawrence Zarin. Get the inside scoop on the season’s must have trends and hottest looks during our live runway show. After the show, meet Lawrence on the 2nd Floor for personal styling tips, refreshments and our DJ. With any $100 Women’s purchase, receive an exclusive Macy’s Gift Bag*.

*while supplies last.

Macy’s 1300 Market St macys.com

Project Valanni: Valanni’s 5th Annual Fashion Show
10pm

Kick off the Philadelphia Collection with Project Valanni. The lively fashion show will feature top local designers and boutiques, and a panel of celebrity judges will determine who can MAKE IT WORK. The entire block joins in the fun with a runway that extends from the restaurant onto Spruce Street. Enjoy a live DJ and drink and tapas specials all night!

Valanni 1229 Spruce St 215.790.9494


Thursday, September 15

SA VA Rediscovered Roots: Fall Fashion Show and Community Street Fair

6:00-8:00pm

SA VA Rediscovered Roots will showcase the SA VA Fall collection during an outdoor runway show on the 1700 block of Sansom Street. Surrounding neighbors will participate in outdoor vending with DJ, a live musical performance by electric violinist, Caryn Lin, and special guest speakers. This event is free and open to the public. The event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness. Raindate September 16.SA VA // 1700 Sansom Street // 215.587.0004

Paula Hian Fashion Soiree – C’est la Mode!

5-8pm

Paula Hian hosts a Parisian Fashion Open House in her Manayunk showroom. Experience the beauty and uniqueness that is Paula Hian Creations while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Informal modeling and Fall 2011 Collection preview.

Paula Hian 106 Gay Street 215.487.3067

Friday, September 16

Open House, Make Up & Martinis

4-8pm

An evening of fashion & beauty on 20th Street: Stop in for a fall fashion preview with cocktails, snacks, raffles and personal styling from Arcadia’s buyers, then dash across the street for Makeup & Martinis at The Make Up Bar. Arcadia will also be featuring a BUS STOP pop-up shop from September 16-18.

Arcadia Boutique 265 S 20th St 267.519.3634

The Make Up Bar 264 S 20th St 215.893.9299


The 611 Lifestyle Fall Trunk Show at Matthew Izzo

6-9pm

Shop the 611 Lifestyle’s DJ Life and Luxe Life Collections, including NEW Fall arrivals, in-store at Matthew Izzo tonight only! Hosted by 611 Lifestyle founder Nigel Richards and Matthew Izzo. Cocktails will be served.

Matthew Izzo 111 S 12th St 215.829.0606

Joan Shepp and Philadelphia Style Magazine Present "SERIOUS FASHION" – A Fall Red Carpet Event

6-8pm

Joan Shepp & Philadelphia Style Magazine present "SERIOUS FASHION," a red carpet event to celebrate fall fashion at the famous Philadelphia boutique, Joan Shepp. Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to make their best fashion statement as they pose for photos on the red carpet, enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, as well as preview Joan Shepp’s hottest looks for fall.

Joan Shepp 1616 Walnut St 215.735.2666

Fresh and Local: Fall 2011 Fashion Show

7-9pm
Fresh and Local will celebrate Philadelphia's finest design talent and will be sponsored only by local companies. The goal of the show is to shine a spotlight on the electric surge of creativity running through the tight-knit, yet original citizens of our city. Additionally, Philadelphia's rising fashion scene is ripe for a fashion show that is both edgy and unquestionably representative of the raw and unique style of the city. We are excited to introduce the Fall 2011 collections of three of Philadelphia's best sartorial talents: Katra Michener, Topstitch, and Make.Love.Not.War. To RSVP email PhiladelphiaDesignInitiative@gmail.com. 32 Luxe Lounge // 16 S 2nd Street // 215.760.2753


Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Philadelphia Collection 9/12 - 9/24


The Philadelphia Collection returns this Fall from September 12th - September 24. The Philadelphia Collection is a series of independently-produced fashion and style events taking place throughout the city of Philadelphia. Beginning in 2010 with over 70 events to promote the city and all aspects of its fashion economy, the events attracted hundreds of attendees. This season, The Philadelphia Collection is offering nearly 100 fashion related events including fashions shows, trunk shows, and panel discussion. I have actually been chosen to be a Philadelphia Collection Insider to give you all the insider scoop on the events. Stay tuned to Fashion of Philly for details on the latest and for a complete list of events go ThePhiladelphiaCollection.org.

NBeauty Inc Celebrities for Charity Beauty & Fashion Show

Red carpet pictures courtesy of NBeauty
From Top Left to Right: Kartinya, Jasmine GOGO Morrow, Students with School Supplies, Queen B of Hair Battle Spectaular, Giovanni Styles, Naeemah Johnson, and Kharisma Mcilwaine with Walish Gooshe.

September 1st, Celebrity hair stylist, Naeemah Johnson, of NBeauty Inc. held her first Celebrities for Charity Beauty and Fashion Show, to benefit intercity youth with back to school supplies. The event was held at Club Whisper in Philadelphia, a chic, modern spot perfect for the occasion. Some of the celebrities in attendance included: Queen B of the Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen Network), Kharisma Mcilwaine (CW Philly Correspondent) and 17 Days of Fashion Co-Founder/Celebrity Stylist, Anthony Henderson.
Fashions by varies designers

DJ Martyt Geez got the party rocking before the show which included designs from Walish Gooshe, Lung Pearl, Eye Rock Art, Punch Line, Vamp Boutique and the Marquette Collection. In between the fashionable line up, the crowd was entertained by musical guest: Jasmine GOGO Morrow and Kartinya with background dancers that were on point. There was also a comedy skit by Muggman, that I could have done without and I'm sure a few others would agree, but besides that, it was an enjoyable evening for a good cause and I look forward to going again next year.

Me waiting for the show to start, a fashionable spectator, some jewelry sold by a featured vendor

Week 2 Amare Sinh "Who Would Wear It Best" Contest


It's already well into Week 2 of the Amare Sinh "Who Would Wear It Best?" Contest and here's the item up for grabs, a beautiful one shouldered LBD, perfect for all sorts of occasions. Last week, it was a pair of harem pants that I actually won (big smile) and can't wait to wear to an event during The Philadelphia Collection or Philly Fashion Week. To enter, create a collage of how you would wear the AmareSinh item of the week. The collage must have written on it:
1) Your first and last name
2) City
3) AmareSinh
You must post the collage on the facebook fan page http://facebook.com/AmareSinh during the given week and tag yourselves. Tell your family and friends to like your post. Over the course of the given week the collages are going to collect “likes” and at the end of that week we are giving away the item to the creator of the collage with the most “likes”.

Likes will be counted until the Sunday, 1PM EST (e.g. competition starts Sunday, Aug 28, and one winner will be announced the following Sunday, Sept 4). Winners will be announced Sunday evening and so will the next AmareSinh item / official photo. This competition runs four weeks and there will be four winners. Have Fun!
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