Fashion of Philly: August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Peace Love World

The "I Am Peace" Travel Set

Weather you're headed out-of-town for Labor Day Weekend or planning a vacation during the Fall, why not travel in style? Heys USA The Art of Modern Luggage has joined forces with Miami-based brand Peace Love World to spread Peace, Love and Happiness wherever travelers may go. The collection set to debut this Fall, will be available in a variety of colors and styles.

The “I am Complete,” “I am Travel,” and “I am Peace Love World” travel sets all carry unique aesthetic qualities while still keeping with Peace Love World’s vision of peace and positivity. Utilizing ultra-lightweight polycarbonate composite technology, Heys USA continues to create light and durable luggage with a sense of fashion that is backed by a seven-year warranty. 

Prices for the luggage range from MSRP $200.00-500.00 and can be purchased through retail and online retail stores in the United States. Check out everything Peace Love World has to offer on PeaceLoveWorld.com.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the Fellas: Würkin Stiffs Power Stays

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Würkin Stiffs Power Stays are the perfect remedy for the “rogue collar” and they can be worn without a tie, enhancing the collar by keeping them straight and flat without worry. The magnetic buttons hide seemlessly under the shirt so men will never notice that they are there, but they can remain confident that they are doing their job. Going on a business trip out of town? No problem, Würkin Stiffs Power Stays are also great for business travelers because they whiz through airport metal detectors completely undetected. No more need to iron time and time again to tame collars… these Power Stays Würk instantly! You can also find them available in Polo Stays.


Shariff Adams, photographer and videography of Fashion of Philly says "they're really easy to use and traveling with them is simple" thanks to the packaging.


Available for only $20 at fine retailers like Nordstrom, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen and Bloomingdales across the United States and Canada as well as online at www.WurkinStiffs.com

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mademoiselle C


Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion’s most influential movers. Her inner circle of friends includes Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Riccardo Tisci, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Alexander Wang. Yet few people outside the fashion world have heard of her…until now.


Photos Courtesy of Cohen Media
Mademoiselle C chronicles Carine’s launch of her new magazine, “CR Fashion Book.” It gives a rare inside glimpse at the inner workings not only of Roitfeld’s professional world but also her personal life. It is a film about transition, letting the audience watch as she moves to New York, starts a new business, and prepares to become a grandmother. And of course, it’s filled with the models, celebrities, and eccentric personalities that make the fashion world so entertaining.


Mademoiselle C will hit select theaters September 11.

Absolut X Philadelphia at the Electric Factory

 
Photos Courtesy of ABSOLUT X
Critically acclaimed musician Twin Shadow joined forces with visual artists Klip Collective and mixologist Tim Heuisler to create new artistic expressions at ABSOLUT X on August 15th. At Philly's Electric Factory, Twin Shadow and Klip Collective collaborated on stage in an awe-inspiring light projection for over 1,000 fans.



Guests donned custom ABSOLUT X masks to develop their "ABSOLUT X self" and received makeovers while enjoying a mixology demonstration by Heuisler and participating in interactive visual art experiences by Klip Collective. Guests were able to dance I front of an interactive screen and see themselves projected in Klip Collective's video installation. Working with the non-profit Architecture for Humanity, the finished visual artwork created by Klip Collective will be donated and installed in a selected public space, leaving a piece of ABSOLUT X to live on in Philadelphia.

8 Over the Knee Boots to Crave for Fall

Brian Atwood Fall 2013 Campaign

Over-the-Knee Boots are making a come back this fall and we couldn't be happier. Weather you like them subtle or attention grabbing, they're never disappointing. Which ones are your favorite?


1. Christian Louboutin Louise Stretch Leather Thigh High Boots $1995
2. Brian Atwood Ailith Cutout Mesh & Suede Thigh-High Boots Saks.com $2695
3. Latacia Over the Knee Boots by Paper Fox ShoeDazzle.com $79.95
4. Maison Martin Margiela Thigh High Boots Shopbop.com $1495
5. Highland Boots by Stuart Weitzman $750
6. Jeffrey Campbell Senora Cut Out Thigh High $280
7. Avril Thigh High Boot Nastygal.com $172
8. Tom Ford Ombre Calf Hair Over the Knee Boot $3200

Monday, August 26, 2013

The John Lennon Collection by Adlens


This unique eyewear collection offers a revolutionary new technology that allows you to create your own prescription in less than 1 minute, while owning John Lennon's signature style and passion for good. For the first time, the  glasses created by the UK-based company are available commercially in the US and can be brought online at Aldens.com.


When asked to review the eyeglasses, we were extremely impressed on how convenient and just down right cool they looked. Not only can you improve your sight without having to make an doctor appointment, but someone less fortunate can receive the same gift as well.

Photos courtesy of Adlens.com
For each pair purchased, a pair will be donated through their Vision for a Nation program to Rwanda - where there are 1.1 million people in need of glasses and only 4 optometrists. The collection, which is officially partnered with the Lennon estate, features 11 pairs including traditional prescription glasses (Optical Collection) and colorful prescription sunglasses (Sun & Imagine Collection), priced between $123 - 163.

David Beckham Bodywear for H&M


There’s a heritage sportswear feel to the new David Beckham Bodywear pieces this autumn at H&M, launched on August 22 with a new campaign full of old East London atmosphere. Raglan-sleeve jerseys and henleys come in athletic greys, alongside grey vests and a three-pack of grey trunks. Pajamas are an essential both for lounging and sleep, and this autumn there are ribbed pajama pants, as well as full-length or short pants in drawstring jersey.


Coinciding with the new pieces will be a brand new campaign set in an old-style sports changing room. It marks the latest stage in David Beckham’s long-term collaboration with H&M, centered on a core collection of bodywear pieces which are available all year round. The focus is on fit, fabric, comfort and style, the result of eighteen months of research to create a bodywear collection of new classics. David Beckham Bodywear is sold in the men’s departments of 2800 H&M stores worldwide in 49 countries, as well as online.


Photos courtesy of H&M
“I love the heritage athletic style of the new pieces in my Bodywear collection at H&M. The vests, pajama pants and raglan sleeve tops are already like wardrobe favorites for me that I know I’ll wear all season long. It was great to shoot them in an old-fashioned East End changing room. It was like I had gone right back to my roots,” says David Beckham.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Natural Beauty #AllNaturalStyleSecrets


Here on Fashion of Philly, we love products that are made from natural ingredients. So when Lucky Magazine and Seventh Generation offered me to try the new Seventh Generation Natural Skin Boosting Serums I was super excited! Seventh Generation natural serums contains pure active botanicals that are known to have powerful skin effects. These serums are customizable, concentrated blends with no added water. The pure, plant based serums absorb quickly without clogging your pores, clinically proven hypoallergenic, and free of parables, phthalates and synthetic fragrances.

I experienced the Soothing serum with Oat Extract that is meant to calm and relieve your skin. The oat, argan, and zi coa help fix problem skin and balance uneven skin tone. Since you can use the product daily or when needed, I would apply mine at night after cleansing my face. You only need about one or two pumps for it to do the job. If you really want to maximize your serum, you can mix one or two pumps with any Seventh Generation lotion or cleanser and massage it into your skin.

Seventh Generation carries six varieties to customize your skin care:
Hydration - Restores Moisture Balance with Jojoba Oil
Clearing - Reduces Impurities with Tea Tree Oil
Firming - Strengthens and Tones with Baobob
Revitalizing - Smooth Fine Lines with Rosehip
Protecting - Defends Against the Elements with Prickly Pear

Want to try it out for yourself? Head over to seventhgeneration.com/boosts to find out which Seventh Generation Skin Serum would be best for your skin type. While you're there, you can download a coupon for $3 off any serum of your choice at Walgreens!

* I received a free sample of this product from Lucky and Seventh Generation for use in connection with this blog.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8 College Bound Tees Perfect for Moving Day

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8 College Bound T-Shirts

8 College Bound T-Shirts by brittinyfromfashionofphilly featuring graphic t shirts

1. Old Navy Women's College Team Tees $19.50
2. TheHunt.com Brave Soul Women's Wildcat Collegic T-Shirt
3. TopShop Bulldog Tee $30
4. BKSR.com Hurley Arizona State University Women's Touchdown T-Shirt $32
5. Kohls Majestic Illinois Fighting Formal Life Confetti Tee $9
6. Target.com Juniors Yale University Graphic Tee $12
7. Need Supply Co College Kitsune Tee in Grey $99
8. Victoria's Secret Penn State Mascot V-Neck Tee $19.50

Toms + Out of Print Sweepstakes

TOMS and Out of Print have teamed up once again for their back to school sweepstakes – a chance to win some awesome prizes! The contest runs from Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 am EDT until Wednesday, September 4, 9:00 am EDT. The winners will be announced Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

  
To enter simply head over to the sweepstakes page and enter your email address* - please note that entering your email is an opt-in for both TOMS and Out of Print’s email lists.

The best part about it all? You have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes!

GRAND PRIZE (1 winner)
One pair of TOMS shoes, one TOMS sunglasses frame, one hoodie and an assortment of Out of Print merchandise

RUNNER UP (3 winners)
$100 TOMS gift card and $100 Out of Print gift card
What are you waiting for? Head over to www.outofprintclothing.com now for your chance to win! 

About Out of Print:
Out of Print’s mission is to celebrate literature through fashion and help increase access to books around the world. Out of Print licenses and designs original artwork from iconic literary classics to create unique conversation starters in the form of apparel, tote bags, iPhone cases, stationery items, accessories and novelty gift items. To date, Out of Print has helped donate 600,000 books to communities in need through their partnership with Books For Africa.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Makeup Talk: What's your Undertone?



Ever wondered why MAC foundations have NW or NC before the number? It identifies whether you're "cool' or "warm" to match the perfect foundation for your skin. Finding the right shade of base to match your complexion always seems is a hassle. Often foundations and concealers prompt you to choose a shade based on your undertone, especially when shopping online. But if you don’t know what your undertone is, why bother?
Foundations usually come recommended for one of three undertone types: “cool,” “neutral,” or “warm.” It’s possible, though, to fall somewhere in between (you could be “neutral-warm,” for instance). To get you closer to finding the perfect match, the outline below can assist you on how to figure out your undertone from very fair to dark.
Those with cool undertones will notice their skin has a pink, red, or blue tinge to it.
You have a “cool” undertone if:
• If the veins on your wrist are blue or purple
• If silver jewelry flatters your skin more than gold
• When you look at your skin in the sun, it appears blue-ish
If you have neutral undertones, your skin is neither pink/red/blue nor yellow/gold/peach, but somewhere in between.
You have a “neutral” undertone if:• The veins on your wrist are blue-green
• Both gold and silver jewelry flatter your skin
• When you look at your skin in the sun, it appears greenish
Those with warm undertones will notice their skin has a yellow, gold, or peach tinge to it. 
You have a “warm” undertone if:
• The veins on your wrist are slightly green or olive
• Gold jewelry flatters your skin more than silver
• When you look at your skin in the sun, it appears yellowish

Three More Tips for Finding the Right Foundation

So now you know your undertone, you can start to narrow the field. If you’re trying foundations in a store, here are three tips to help you find the right one.

1: Prep Skin First

Before you do anything, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. 

2: Test in Good Lighting

Make sure you test your foundation in good lighting. It's always a good idea to first test it out in one location, and then go somewhere else with different lighting to see if it still matches. And make sure you're wearing white, as other colors might alter your tone. 

3: Match The Color You See Most

There are three parts of the body you have to think about: the face, the neck, and the décolletage. The most natural thing would be to match your neck, but because of sun exposure and elements, the face/décolletage are often darker than your neck. 
Hope you enjoyed this Makeup Share Bite as much as I did! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Shopping with ShopKick


Shopping in general is fun, but shopping with ShopKick is tons of fun. Shopkick is the ultimate shopping app that inspires, organizes, and rewards you just for shopping. Think of it as having apps for your favorite stores like Target, Macy's, and Anthropologie all in one spot. What I love most about the app is simply how easy it is and that it's not just clothing stores. Think about it, how many times do you visit Target in a month? I know I'm always in there. So how awesome is it to earn points without having to spend a dime!?! (Even though you probably will.)


By shopping and visiting stores, you can collect points or "kicks" to earn big rewards like Starbucks coffee or jewelry from Tiffany & Co. The app also alerts you to any specials in-store and additional ways you can rack up more kicks.

Oh My Gaga!


Designer Mathieu Mirano collaborates with pop star Lady Gaga on creating custom designs promoting her new album, Art Pop. In the video released for her latest single, Applause, the designer captured her unique style in customizing a scorched duct tape bra decorated with safety pins, crystals, and chains.


During Gaga's appearance on Monday's Good Morning America, where she also premiered the video, she posed with her monsters wearing a Mathieu Mirano wrapped white paper jacket, white paper panty and bra and white paper gloves.

Have you check out Lady Gaga's latest video? What do you think of Gaga's looks? Too Crazy or She's an Artist?

8 Leather Pants to Make You Look Cooler Instantly

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Philly Fashion Expo - IMPORTANT UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2014

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A new and exciting fashion event will be coming to the Philadelphia fashion scene next month! The Philly Fashion Expo will be one of the biggest fashion events to hit the East Coast. Held at Temple University's Liacouras Center on September 14 & 15 UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY, this event will showcase local and national designers on the runway and dozens of exhibitors surrounding the 234,500 square foot center. A career fair, celebrity guest appearances including reality star LaLa Anthony and Philly's own Eve, workshops, and live musical performances are also scheduled to take place. The question is will you be there?!?

For more information on Philly Fashion Expo, visit PhillyFashionExpo.com or look for their updates through Twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lydia Hearst for Miss Me


Denim industry leader Miss Me, announced the return of American model, actress, and heiress to the Hearst publishing fortune, Lydia Hearst as the face of their Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign. Hearst said she is thrilled to be working with the brand for a second time and firmly stands behind their message to help empower women to help them feel confident without compromising comfort.



The campaign was shot in New Orleans in various iconic locations such as The French Quarter, Oak Alley Plantation, and Steamboat Natchez by photographer, Mike Rosenthal and even features multiple short films by Thomas Williams. You can find this season's latest campaign featured in your favorite fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar this fall.


Photos Courtesy of Miss Me

Dolce and Gabbana Makeup Fall/Winter Woman Show 2013



Fall is almost here and I wanted to share one of my favorite makeup tutorials for the upcoming 4th quarter of 2013. Makeup is all about enhancing your beauty and you can do so naturally. World Famous Celebrity Makeup Artist, Pat McGrath  was sent out on the Dolce and Gabbana's FW13 runway ephemeral, pure models with an almost imperceptible make-up. She shares her tips for the perfect products to use to achieve the look.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rihanna for River Island Take Two

Photos from Fashionista.com
Rihanna's newest collection for River Island really reflects her style. Edgy, sexy, and tough. Scheduled to hit the British brand in September with another installment in November, the collection includes fall accessories like Timberland inspired heels (remember these, circa 2002) and backpacks. The urbanized collection reminds me in a way of 90's hip hop with the camo, large logos, G4LIFE, and intimates bearing the creator's name on the waistband. How do you feel about the collection? Love It or Not Feeling It?






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