Fashion of Philly: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Get FabFitFun


Red Carpet Queen and E News personality, Giuliana Rancic has joined up with the FabFitFun Team to put together a box of hand-picked, high-end, exclusive gifts that make you look and feel good.

A new FabFitFun VIP Box is released seasonally and is priced at just $49.95 and valued at over $175. The Fall VIP Box (which is now sold out, sorry) contains some super glam goodies like a 5 shade shadow palette set from Starlooks, a booty-boosting Barre3 Standing Slim workout, health snacks like a powerbar from Health Warrior Chia Bar and Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Natural popcorn in classic butter and sea sale along with many other great gifts.

Ready to grab you box??? Go to FabFitFun.com/VIP and enter code WINTER10 to receive $10 off their Winter box valid now until November 20 so purchase your's today!

Rack Room Shoes Grand Opening


Celebrate the grand opening of Rack Room Shoes this Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 am at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, PA! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, exclusive discounts and special giveaways to the first 100 shoppers that enter the door. One winner will receive free shoes for a year and another will win a two-minute shopping spree! Get there early!

Photos courtesy of Faith West Photography

The New Face Of Pantene- Queen Latifah!


Queen Latifah reigns as Pantene’s newest brand ambassador.
Queen Latifah is thrilled to announce she is the new face of Pantene, and will also support their Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural Collections.The rapper, actress, producer and TV host is also known as an icon of natural feminine beauty, so it's no surprise that Procter & Gamble has chosen her as its latest brand ambassador for Pantene.The Queen will star in ad campaigns for the brand's Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural hair care lines, designed specifically for African American hair.Queen Latifah will show off her lovely locks as the star of upcoming Pantene advertisements across TV, print, in-store and social media channels.

Queen Latifah not only exudes inner and outer beauty, but she is a brilliant business woman who shines in every aspect of her work,” says Kevin Crociata, Marketing Director of North American Hair Care at Procter & Gamble. “We believe her strong, playful personality and passion for life resonates with women. Her honest and approachable attitude makes her a perfect addition to the Pantene family. Women really listen to her, her opinion matters.”


 The 43-year-old star is no stranger to working with Procter & Gamble, as she is also a spokeswoman for the company's CoverGirl cosmetics brand. Latifah adds,

“Over the years I’ve learned to be versatile when it comes to beauty and hair. Hair is an extension of who you are. As black women, we express ourselves through our hair so we should have fun with it. But all women worry about keeping their hair healthy so they can enjoy it. I love that Pantene stands for health and that their products deliver on what they promise.”
YES YES YES!! I'm loving it Latifah. Keep doing it up girl. Round of applause and I salute you!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BCA: Juicy Couture BCRF Bracelet

During October, Juicy Couture is donating 10% from each BCRF Bracelet purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $5K regardless of sales. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

Hearts on Fire King of Prussia

Hearts on Fire at the King of Prussia Mall
Hearts on Fire prides themselves on carrying "the world's most perfectly cut diamond". Worn by the stars and praised in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar, Hearts on Fire diamonds are globally renowned for their exclusive cut, creating a sparkle like no other.


At their new locations in the King of Prussia Mall, visitors are encouraged to interact with the jewels at their community table that almost acts as a fitting room for jewelry. The unique store layout was designed by the same design firm that brought you Apple retail stores, displaying an innovative and unprecedented luxury concept.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spotted: Teresa Moore Wearing Charlotte Ronson


Model Teresa Moore was spotted wearing a lacey Charlotte Ronson dress with side cut outs while attending the premiere of The Counselor at The Crosby Hotel. She accessorized this little number with Jimmy Choo heels and a fedora from Goorin Bros. What do you think of her outfit?

BCA: PUR attitude Fountain of Youth Serum


PUR attitude is offering 50% of net sales for the brand's 3-Piece Skin Essentials Kit and the Fountain of Youth to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during the month of October,  due to the group's close alignment in mission with with the brand's cancer prevention mission and values. .

Bang Out Bangs With Bango

Model Backstage Emillio Pucci Runway Show
Allure.com
Hemlines go up and down; orange is the new black; and heels get steeper and steeper, but bangs are always in style.  However, bang maintenance can get tricky to try to maintain at home or expensive with regular visits to the salon.  But not anymore since the introduction of Bango ®, an at-home trimming tool that makes cutting and styling your bangs quick and easy!

The patented design of the Bango® was created by Trey Burnette, celebrity stylist, to bring this fool-proof tool to consumers everywhere. Trey works at the prestigious Román Salon, nestled in the heart of West Hollywood, where his talents have allowed him to work with Hollywood celebrities, European Royalty, top fashion magazine editors and people that just want to look fabulous. He invented Bango® after noticing his clients would trim (and mess-up) their own bangs between haircut appointments. The tool is calibrated with a three comb tension that holds hair in place as tightly as a stylist would.  It has straight and arched cutting edges with teeth that work to create numerous bangs styles including: blunt bangs, textured bangs, side bangs, top-layer trims, short hair, men’s bangs and children’s bangs. 

For just $19.99, you can skip the salon and become your own speedy stylist by using the Bango® kit which includes a Bango®, a 6” pair of precision shears, 2 sectioning clips, a comb and an instructional DVD.  So go ahead and keep your style bangin’.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Glamour.com
Sophia Bush
Glamour.com



MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Tricks and Treats!


King of Prussia Boutique is offering makeup applications to add artistic flair for any look from Gatsby beauty to ghastly looks.  They will be offering these services starting October 25th through November 2nd (see flyer).   The amazing Halloween images below reflect 2 looks: Gaga & Fairy Princess. MAKEUP FOREVER experts are available to provide tips on how to create easy Halloween looks at home using items already in your makeup bag!

Come on out before November 2 to perfect your Halloween Look!!!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Let's Shop: Dynamite


If you're looking to stock up on the latest trends, shopping at Dynamite should definitely be on your list. From those leather leggings you love to luxe sweaters, you'll be able to find your (and my) favorite trends of the season. 


Of course, every outfit isn't complete with a few accessories and don't worry, Dynamite has got you covered with a great assortment of bags, scarves, and jewelry to complete any look.


With so many cute styles at prices that won't break your budget, Dynamite is a must stop during every mall visit. Make sure you mark your calender for Thursday, November 7 for something exciting coming to the Dynamite store in the King of Prussia Mall! Wanna know more? Keep checking in to Fashion of Philly for details and make sure you're following @FashionofPhilly and @DynamiteStyle on Twitter for the latest news!

Breaking News: Today Dynamite launches online shopping. Check out the new site on Dynamiteclothing.com

Self Magazine & Dior Beauty Teaser


If you missed the Google+ Hangout with Self Magazine Beauty Editor, Elaine D'Farley and Dior Beauty Expert Ricky Wilson here's a little teaser! This Google+ Hangout is really informative and great to watch whether you're a beauty beginner or an expert. Also starting Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 9, you can book an appointment during the Macy's & Dior In-Store Workshop Event! Call your local Macy's DIOR Beauty Counter to schedule a date and time. Wanna watch more? Check out the entire video on Self Magazine's YouTube Channel! Don't forget to subscribe!

Menswear Monday: Martin de Tours Clothier



Martin de Tours Clothier proudly introduces their made-to-measure new menswear collection of suits and dress shirts. The new Martin de Tours Clothier Fall 2013 collection is available for purchase via their ecommerce at www.mdtclothier.com. Martin de Tours Clothier is an up and coming brand that is going to change the way consumers think about men’s suits and dress shirts, ultimately incentivizing them more to purchase suits and dress shirts that are made-to-measure than off the rack.


The Martin de Tours Clothier style valets that are top fashion consultants can help measure and find the best suit and dress shirt for any occasion for their guest. Martin de Tours Clothier takes the approach that every customer is a guest and should have the look they desire and the best fit possible. The Martin de Tours Clothier new Fall 2013 collection proves you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort and style with their affordable suits and dress shirts. Martin de Tours Clothier introduces their Prerequisite, Signature and Heritage for their new Fall 2013 collection.


All suits are 100 percent wool and dress shirts are 100 percent cotton with styles that range from mainstream to contemporary. All of this can be purchased online and the best part is you have your very own style valet to help you find the best item and items for your exact measurements and style preference. Martin de Tours Clothier offers high quality made-to-measure menswear custom suits and dress shirts with the finest fabrics to exceptional service provided by a personal style valet to each guest. For more information and to purchase Martin de Tours Clothier online, visit www.mdtclothier.com or order by calling 800-638-0817.

BCA: Kohl's Cares Tek Gear Collection


From tees and tanks to hats and shorts, the new athletic collection helps everyone stay fit while supporting women’s health. Each piece of the Tek Gear collection designed exclusively by Kohl’s is available for only $5, $10, and $15 for each! Whether breaking a sweat on a run or playing tennis, you'll feel good knowing 100 percent of the net profit is being donated to support the fight against breast cancer. The collection is available now through November 3 at www.Kohls.comFor more information on the Kohl’s Cares Breast Cancer Cause Merchandise program, visit Kohls.com/Cares.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Swiss Made Luxury


I wasn't big on wearing watches until about 5 years ago, but now I don't feel like my jewelry arrangement is complete without a watch. So, when asked to review Swiss luxury watch brand, 88 Rue du Rhone, I couldn't resist. Known for their elegant selection of watches balancing Swiss excellence, contemporary design, tradition and innovation, 88 Rue du Rhone is truly for the watch lover.


This timepiece is from the Double 8 Origin Collection with a 35 case size and quartz chrono movement. It's elegant enough to wear dressed up, but not too over the top to wear during the day. I love the white calf leather straps with alligator embossing, rose gold accents and alternating diamond hour markers. It's a real beauty!


For more information about 88 Rue Du Rhone and to find out where to buy one online, check out their website 88rdr.com.

BCA: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist


Donna Karan Spray Cashmere Mist, a fragrance created to seduce the senses. The ultimate in luxury, it is a sensual, sheer floral scent that whispers, never shouts. 20% of the suggested retail price of the sale of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDP Spray, with a maximum donation of $25,000 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

 

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The New Tiffany & Co Site Sparkles

The newly designed Tiffany.com is your personal invitation to visit Tiffany & Co for a quick shopping trip and explore the companies many milestones and masterpieces, as well as the beauty and excellence of Tiffany today. Users can now search the site by category, designer, price, material and gemstones, with enhance zoom capability and myriad views of jewelry on models and in videos.

The Blue Book section showcases the rarest of collection and even gives you a look behind the scenes as jewels are brought to life in the Tiffany Workshop located above the Fifth Ave flagship store.

If you're shopping for engagement rings, Tiffany.com can provide you with a wealth of information including a gemologists video and reviews of Tiffany's quality standards that exceed the 4C's. Shoppers can also not only choose a ring, but specify carat size and type of skin tone to view it on or download the Tiffany's Engagement Ring Finder app (for iPhone, iPad, and Android), where they can select and share rings.

With so many new ways to explore the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co., you may never want to leave.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stella McCartney x goop


Stella McCartney and goop are proud to announce two new pieces for the Stella McCartney x goop capsule collection, a luxury designer collaboration available exclusively on goop.com. The latest addition to the collaboration, sparked from the close personal friendship between the designer and goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow, is an exclusive long-sleeve chalk white dress. The style is an elegant slim fit through the waist, dropping into a flattering flare, with subtle invisible zips at the wrists. The perfect standout piece for the party season.

In addition, goop has picked 2 styles of the designer’s newly introduced Beckett handbag in black, grey and the newly introduced ivory. The faux leather bags and clutches are the must-have item for the season.The exclusive pieces within the Stella McCartney x goop capsule also include a charcoal grey knit all-in-one, a classic black blazer, a black jean and black wool. The Stella x goop capsule is available to buy on goop.com, with the exclusive pieces only available for a limited time, shipping to over 15 countries.

Look for Less: The Wrap Watch


Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, The Wrap Watch is the new must-have accessory. Doubling as three or more pieces of arm candy, wrap watches add a dose of rock star glam to your everyday life.

BCA: ESTÉE LAUDER Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection


This year’s lip-loving duo offers a pop of pink for your pout with Estée Lauder’s best-selling Pure Color Lipstick and new Pure Color Gloss. Full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Rubellite and limited-edition Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Hot Pink are featured in a stylish two-toned textured pink clutch with a classic Estée Lauder golden touch. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Short & Sweet at Anthropologie


Anthropologie recently expanded their selection to include a Petites Shop! Gone are the days when a maxi dress seemed out of the question for someone under 5'3". This collection is totally built for the vertically challenged with a huge sense of style. Select styles are now available at the Walnut Street location along with their new and exclusive collection with designer Corey Lynn Calter (seen below).

Jeweled Arezzo Petite Maxi Dress

Hypatia Petite Corset Top

Glossed Dots Petite Shift

Althea Harper Fall 2013 Collection


With a cutting edge style that combines both tailoring and draping to make silhouettes appear strong and beautiful, Althea Harper is one of the breakthrough fashion designers in today’s industry. Her style reflects her experience working alongside numerous renowned designers, including Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. She is also know for her unique work in knitwear.
 
 
Althea is poised to dress the women of today for tomorrow. Her designs have received much praise from industry leaders. According to Tim Gunn, former chair of fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design and host of Project Runway, “Everyone [thinks] she’s only on the show because she’s a tall blond beauty. But she’s extremely talented. She’s going to blow people away.”
 

 

Althea’s designs have won the attention of many people, including passionate Project Runway fans and the entertainment industry’s most respected personalities. Bloggers and fans have affectionately labeled her the “fabulous glamazon” and Tommy Hilfiger called her “genius.” Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington have expressed a strong interest in her designs. The Kardashians are all regularly featured in ALTHEA HARPER as well as Angela Simmons.

Monday, October 21, 2013

DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy Approves of Kate Upton

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with “Dancing With The Stars’” Valentin (Val) Chmerkovskiy after Monday night’s performances, where Val opened up about his brother Maksim’s hot new romance with Kate Upton.
The “Dancing With the Stars” pro, 33, and Sports Illustrated cover girl, 21, first went public with their relationship on September 26th, when photographed holding hands in New York City.
Renee, asking Val if he approves of his brother Maksim’s new girlfriend, “… Your brother, there’s some pictures out of your brother with a hot new girlfriend {Kate Upton}. What’s going on there?… Do you approve?”
Val revealing to Renee, “I approve. Listen, good for him. You know, he’s doing his thing. I’m very happy for him. I hope they could find a certain privacy to enjoy themselves. But overall, I’m happy for them. Regardless, she’s an awesome person and an awesome girl. Listen, I wish them all the best.”
Tune in to “Dancing With The Stars” Monday nights on ABC at 8/7C!
Content & Video courtesy of ExtraTV.com

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday

A lot going on in Beauty this season. The highly anticipated RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday is the next must-have purchase! If you missed it the first two times around, RiRi Woo is back again in a gorgeous Winter White and Rose Gold packaging for the holidays!! I prefer that packaging anyhow!!

Rihanna’s final collection with M·A·C features the return of RiRi Woo, along with two new Lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi. Also featuring Nail Lacquer, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder and the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush. This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s rose-gold detailing.

Collection includes:

Deluxe Pearlfusion Shadow ($44.00 U.S. / $52.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Phresh Out
  • 2x Dare

Superslick Eyeliner ($20.50 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pisces Persuasion Shimmery white (Frost)
  • Cockiness Shimmery rose gold (Frost)

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pleasure Bomb Matte fuchsia (Matte)
  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • Bad Girl RiRi Matte taupey nude (Matte)

Bronzing Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Love, Rihanna Soft golden brown with gold pearl

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Cream)

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217/239SE Double-Ended Brush

RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag Rose gold

Scandal's Kerry Washington- New Face of Neutrogena



Neutrogena has just announced that Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington is the new spokesperson!  Kerry will not only be one of the faces for the brand, but she will also serve as a “creative consultant”  sharing her valuable insights with the marketing, scientific, and retail teams. This is a 1st!!

“The more I learned about the company’s values, guiding principles, and commitment to quality, the more I realized that Neutrogena is so much more than your average beauty company. I knew I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to make a difference in people’s lives. As a creative consultant, I will be able to have a real voice inside this amazing company, which is a tremendously exciting endeavor,” says Kerry Washington. 

“NEUTROGENA is about making a difference in women’s lives. We partnered with Kerry because she’s an inspiration to women everywhere and shares this same value system. Her work ethic, charity commitments and, of course, her ability to balance it all while also having beautiful, healthy skin, made this an obvious fit. She is truly aspirational to everyone,” says Michelle Freyre, General Manager, NEUTROGENA.

Kerry Washington joins beauty icons such as Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Diane Lane, Jennifer Garner, Julie Bowen, and Sandra Echeverria as a member of the Neutrogena family.

As many of you may know, Kerry Washington currently stars in the critically acclaimed hit ABC drama, Scandal, as “Olivia Pope,”. She made history by becoming the first African-American woman to headline a network TV show since 1974. 

I want to take the time out to say SALUTE & CONGRATULATIONS KERRY!!


BCA: LA MER The Hand Treatment


For the first time in La Mer’s history, The Hand Treatment’s packaging has been redesigned with pink accents to pay tribute to The BCA Campaign. The Hand Treatment’s healing moisture soothes hands on contact, working to help protect and rejuvenate even the driest hands while diminishing the look of age spots. Formulated with La Mer’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, The Hand Treatment improves skin’s overall condition so hands look younger and feel softer. To aid research and increase awareness in the month of October, La Mer will donate $10 from the purchase price of The BCA Campaign’s limited-edition Hand Treatment, with a maximum donation of $45,000, to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Now available at select specialty stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue stores within the United States and at www.lamer.com during the month of October 2013 while supplies last.

Spotted: Kourtney Kardashina Wearing H&M Paris Collection


Kourtney Kardashian spotted wearing a blouse from the H&M Paris Collection. For only $39.95, you, too can afford to dress like a celeb! This top is now available in H&M stores so get it well it's hot!

Menswear Monday: UNDRCRWN Starter Black Label Collection

UNDRCRWN has released their new range of limited edition products in collaboration with Starter Black Label. The 'Home Team' collection is modeled after five U.S. cities including the Philadelphia Whiz Kids. Why Whiz Kids? Well, because Philly's the home of the cheesesteak, of course! What a great way to be stylish and rep where you from. Hats and tees are now available online or specialty and boutique retailers worldwide.


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