From the Smurf dress she wore at the movie premiere to her quirky wardrobe changes in her music videos, Katy Perry is a women with an unbelievable sense of style. She also has two fragrances: Meow and Purr, a collaboration with OPI featuring shades such as Last Friday Night and Teenage Dream, and there's even a collection of Katy Perry, False Lashes by Eylure. Now she's starring in her own movie hitting theaters July 5th, Katy Perry's Part of Me in 3D. To kick off the new movie, Fashion of Philly is hosting a contest! Show us your Katy Perry inspired style through fashion, hair, or beauty for a chance to win awesome prizes! It could be your own look, a collage, or anything else. (Check out my collage below) Many winners will be selected so don't be afraid to show us what you've got. Be creative, have fun, and show us your style like Katy Perry!
Summertime is officially here and the weather is blazing hot! It's time for all things fun in the sun. It's always something to do during the summer in the city of Philadelphia from festivals to concerts to great outdoor dining.
This summer, Fashion of Philly will introduce two new pages Entertainment and Dining. This will keep you, the wonderful readers, in the know on hip and trendy things to do in the city also on where to grab some grub. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to try some new things this summer.
If you're going out shopping this weekend, check out this new app, PickN'Tell! Available for your iPhone, iPad, or Android, PickN'Tell allows you to get instant feedback from your PickN'Tell contacts or friends through social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. You'll also get the chance to earn points, prizes, and coupons while shopping at the stores you love. You can even scan the barcodes of items you love to save just in case you want to shop online or pick it up later. The app is absolutely free and 100% fun so download and try it today!
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Mrs. Heidi Dillon to talk about her busy lifestyle. We discussed her non-profit organization The Fashionistas, her production company Morning Dew Productions, known for hit shows such as The Real Housewives of Miami and Baldwin Hills. Plus Dillon recently joined the cast of Style Network's Big Rich Texas. Check out the live interview below to hear our conversation.
Rashad Corey Productions presents Stomp the Runway, a premiere fashion gala against domestic abuse to create awareness in the Philadelphia area. In Philadelphia, "one in every three women are at risk of being battered at least once in their lifetime", noted Rashad Corey. Stomp the Runway was inspired by the death of local published model Vanessa "Ms. Banks" Watson, who was murdered by her boyfriend in February of 2012. The event will also help raise funds for Women Against Abuse, Inc, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that provides limited shelter services, but since 2008, has been force to decline approximately 7,000 shelter requests.
The gala will be hosted by Kendra G, Fox 29 celebrity and entertainment news reporter and Moshay Loren from 100.3 WRNB. The over 400 guests will experience a runway show featuring Philadelphia's hottest designers including headliner, Autumnlin Kietponglert of Heartless Revival; The Glam Bar by celebrity hair and make-up artist, Kia Sterling and Rodney Jon, Philly Minx, Darci by DiCaprio, and Spa East. Guest will also enjoy a cash bar, delicious hors d'oeuvres, silent auctions and giveaways, live entertainment by DJ Hollywood and much more. I encourage you all to come out and support fashion with a cause. For tickets and other information go to stomptherunway.com.
Friday was the launch party for Tortoise & Blonde at Duke & Winston. Tortoise & Blonde offers eyewear that is fresh and modern with a twist of vintage flair. Duke & Winston, located in Northern Liberties, is the company's 2nd location in the country to carry the brand, but if you can't make it to the store they offer an at home try-on program, too. Tortoise & Blonde believes that eyeglasses should be viewed like any other fashion accessory and with pricing starting at $77, you can get two for the price you would normally pay for one designer pair. My favorite style is the Nottingham in the Ice frame for $97. It's just what I've been searching everywhere for because of its versatility and instant style. There are tons of styles to choose from that can be made as prescription glasses or sunglasses, so the possibilities are endless. Be sure to stop by Duke & Winston or check out the tortoiseandblonde.com for more info.