Fashion of Philly: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Menswear Monday: K-Way


Even though K-Way is mostly know for their lightweight, completely waterproof jacket that can fold into a very small hop bag there are many other options to choose from when shopping for that perfect Fall/Winter Jacket. K-Way has a blend of timeless classic jackets, new seasonal styles and cutting-edge fabrics for the man on the go. From windbreaks to trench coats, anyone can afford to look good and stay dry. With prices ranging from $45 to $300, there is more then enough variety to choose from. Here's an insider's look of what to expect for the upcoming season including their collaboration with Versus by Versace.





To learn more about K-Way, be sure to watch this interesting video below as it explains the story behind the brand and what makes K-Way, K-Way.

The Hottest Ticket in Philly


Philly's Ultimate Shopping Event, Philly Mag Shops, is coming Sunday, October 6 from 12 to 4 pm. It's a one day only opportunity to shop your favorite Philly boutiques at 40% off! Shop designer apparel, footwear, and accessories while enjoying mini makeovers, nail art, food and drinks! The event will be held at the Crane Arts Building (1400 American Street) in a warehouse style set up!

Tickets are available now for $25 through phillymag.com/phillymagshops or you could try to win a pair here on Fashion of Philly! We'll be giving away 2 VIP Tickets to Philly Mag Shops this week! Simply complete the task below to enter. The more you complete, the better your chances of winning! Best wishes everyone and happy shopping!


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Adorn Boutique


A visit to Adorn Boutique is like stepping into an enchanted shop. Crystals, fossilized shark teeth, and other mystical looking jewelry can be found displayed beautifully around the store. The boutique owner, Sarah Lewis is also the designer of many pieces in the boutique including her newest collection, Love & Light. Inspired by her travels and natural elements, the jewelry of Adorn by Sarah Lewis is timeless. The line has gained much attention lately and has been featured on top blogs like Refinery 29, Who What Wear, and Daily Candy as well as in the pages of Lucky Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.




During The Philadelphia Collection, Adorn Boutique opened its doors to celebrate the launch of their A/W 2013 collection with signature cocktails and delicious food from Full Moon Fare. The boutique also carries an assortment of products from bohemian inspired clothing and footwear to other unique items and gifts.

Friday, September 27, 2013

InStyle Essential Perfect Fit Tour


Along with my Vera Bradley event at the King of Prussia Mall, InStyle will be making a stop during their InStyle Essentials Perfect-Fit Tour, a multi-city mobile fashion & fit shopping experience. The pop-up tour bus will be in town on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at the entrance into the plaza next to the Rite Aid.

Check out their new InStyle Essential Collection of chic, white, button-front shirts using TrioFit technology, a patented sizing system that allows women to shop by bra size instead of dress size, to ensure a better fit. Get style advice from InStyle Senior Market Editor, Dana Avidan Cohn and the TrioFit Team including founders, Rebecca Matchett and Drew Paluba.

  

Bonus: Tweet to Win!!! Want to win your own InStyle Essentials TrioFit shirt? Tweet me a pic of your favorite shirt style from the collection while visiting the tour bus and you could win! Remember to use hashtag #InStyleEssentials and mention @fashionofphilly to win! You can find out more about the collection at ShopInStyleEssentials.com

Florian London


Comtempory brand, Florian London is launching their second line through a kickstarter campaign now through October 4. The brand has gained much attention in the UK and has been featured in Vogue, OK! and many more. Now wanting to branch out to the US market they're reaching out to fans to be apart of their new line.


Defined by British sophistication, class and elegance, each bag is made of naturally tanned calfskin with touches of their heritage. A high quality print of Alice in Wonderful lines the inside of the bags, while the clasp design are inspired by iconic old English castle gates. With pockets and compartments for all of your accessories and even enough room to hold your laptop (up to 13 inches), it's the perfect bag for the girl on the go.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Fashion Preview at Vera Bradley


Fall is in full swing and what better way to update your wardrobe then with a few fun accessories. Vera Bradley has a new line of beautifully designed bags perfect for any occasion. Their fun prints and patterns can instantly brighten up your closet. You shouldn't be scared of experimenting with different colors and prints, playing up your accessories should always be fun and exciting. I enjoyed putting these three looks together for fall and showing how you can take your Vera Bradley bag from day to night. 


Still not sure about how to mix your Vera Bradley into your wardrobe? Visit the Vera Bradley store in the King of Prussia Mall this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Fall Fashion Preview with me! Enjoy sweets, music, and giveaways while you shop the latest trends. Make sure to RSVP at InStyle.VeraBradley@timeinc.com. Looking forward to seeing you there!




Monday, September 23, 2013

And the Best Dressed Award Goes To...


Kerry Washington, of course! Her Marchesa gown was absolutely stunning!!! With gold lace details and beautiful flower appliques, this dress will be one to remember.


Different shades of red seemed to be the hue of choice for these lovely ladies. Heidi Klum looked great in a beaded dress from Atelier Versace. Sofia Vergara showed off her curves in Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz. Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco also wore Vera Wang while Linda Cardellini amazed in a number from Donna Karen Atelier.

Photos from the Huffington Post
House of Cards Star Constance Zimmer brought the drama with an art deco inspired gown from Chagoury. Padma Lakshimi kept it clean and minimal in Kaufman Franco. Giuliana Rancic looked radiant in Tadashi Shoji and Mikael D. No word yet on who made Brooke Burke-Charvet's dress, but it looked perfect on her!

Who made your best dressed list?

Oh Mondays


It's the day we dread the most, Monday! For most of us it may start off with that ever so annoying sound of an alarm clock scaring us out of our beauty rest. It's so unnatural for us to wake up this way that it actually makes us feel more tired. On the other hand, there's Sleep Cycle, an app that wakes you up gradually instead of abruptly. It also records your sleeping pattern using the accelerometer in your smartphone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle then uses a 30 minute alarm window that ends at your set alarm time and wakes you gradually leaving you feeling more relaxed.


The Sleep Cycle app is currently available only on the App Store and I've been using it for about 10 days now. I can honestly say that it's made me more conscience of my sleeping patterns and how much sleep I'm getting. Although, Sleep Cycle can't guarantee that it'll put an end to your sleepiness, it's a start.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Celeb Look for Less: Lea Michele

Celeb Look for Less: Lea Michele

Glee's Lea Michele is ready for Fall and you can be too! Get this Celeb Look for Less with just four easy pieces.

  1. Be comfortable and cool in this Houndstooth Sweater from the Gap
  2. A luxe pair of skinny jeans from Mango are an essential piece to every women's wardrobe. 
  3. This 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target medium satchel bag can take you from the office to the after party. 
  4. Weather you need prescription glasses or not, adding eyewear can give you a completely different look like these specs from Kramaloop's Miss KL site.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Girl's Night Out with Bon Jovi


Nothing makes a better Girl's Night Out than getting together with your friends and heading out to a concert, but not just any concert, a Bon Jovi Concert!


Here are the Top 5 Reasons a Bon Jovi Concert Makes a Great Girls Night Out:

     5. The line for the ladies room might be long, but the men's room will be empty!
     4. No one's gonna judge you when you're shouting "I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU...!"
     3. Because secretly you and your girlfriends have always  wanted to resurrect your big hair.
     2. Because we can, ladies!
     1. Jon. Bovi. Jovi.


Bon Jovi will be performing in Philly on November 5 during his Because We Can Tour and you and one of your best girlfriends can be there too! We'll be giving away a pair of tickets and 2 Bon Jovi "Girls Night Out" t-shirts to wear to the concert!


To enter, follow the tasks below! The more tasks you complete, the more chances you have at winning and you can earn even more chances by coming back and entering daily. The contest will end at midnight on September 29, 2013. We're so excited about this giveaway and can't wait to see who wins! Don't forget to tell your girls and have them enter too! We'll be announcing the winner on September 30 on our social media outlets so make sure you're following! Best Wishes Ladies! Note: If you are viewing this on a mobile device click here to enter!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

H&M Spring Presentation


The H&M Spring 2014 Presentation was inspired by the chic downtown girl with a hint of tough, edgy tones. Inspired by Parisian movers and shakers like Jane Berkin and Francoise Hardy the collection includes airy silks, extravagant tassels and lavish embellishments. Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M's Head of Design, believes that "style is about expression and creating your own personal wardrobe." Look for the collection to hit stores March 2014.






Photos from HM.com

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Philadelphia Collection 2013


With more than 60 fashion and style events taking place in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Collection celebrates it's fourth year from September 18 to 25. Come out and enjoy runway shows, style soirees and trunk shows, discussion panels and the list goes on. Most of the events are free and open to the public and there's something for everyone. The Philadelphia Collection encourages customers to shop and embrace fall fashion. With the fashion scene growing rapidly in Philadelphia, it's a way to show the world that the "city of brotherly love" can be recognized as a fashion center and shopping destination.

From Last Year's Bil Donovan Event
Some featured events I'm looking forward to include the Macy's Fall Fashion Show featuring the designers of The Philadelphia Incubator, Nicole Miller's XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia, the 20th Annual Phashion Phest, The Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl, Fashion Saturday at the Oval and more! Have you check out the list of events yet? Which events do you plan on attending?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Printed Denim from Level 99

Beyonce 
Printed denim is a big trend for fall and many celebrities have been seen sporting the look from Beyonce to Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johannson. This week Beyonce, shared a photo on her tumblr page wearing a pair of Level 99's Janice Ultra Skinnies in the navy duchess print. Printed denim is very versatile because it can be dressed up or worn causally. You can find more of the Level 99 Jeans Printed Denim Styles below. Which one would you love to style for fall?

Janice Ultra Skinny

Porcini

Black Mamba

Briogeo Hair Care Giveaway

Photos from BriogeoHair.com
Gorgeous hair starts with great hair care products! With that being said let me introduce you to Briogeo, (pronounced bree-oh-jhee-oh) a new naturally-based hair care collection that launched earlier this month. The collection is made up of four products made to address the specific needs of a wide variety of hair textures and types. Each product contains natural ingredients and carries the strong belief that "every women should have beautiful, healthy hair without sacrificing safe and nurturing ingredients." If you've been an avid reader of Fashion of Philly, you know we love highlighting brands that also do well for the environment. Briogeo uses sustainable product packaging and finds creative ways to source packaging that is recyclable or contains Post Consumer Recycled Plastic.





I recently tried the Be Gentle, Be Kind Shampoo with the Don't Despair, Repair conditioner and immediately notice that my hair was much softer and more manageable. If you're not a fan of strong scented hair products, this is perfect for you. Since I really love Briogeo Hair Care, I want to give one of our readers the chance to experience the brand themselves. One winner will win a full-size bottle of shampoo and conditioner of their choice. As with our previous giveaways, simply enter below by completing the task given. The more task you complete, the more chances you'll have to win. The contest will end at midnight on Saturday, September 22. Best wishes everyone!


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