Fashion of Philly: June 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Charlotte Olympia Launches World Cup Collection

If you've got World Cup Fever, Charlotte Olympia is launching a exclusive collection of Pandora clutch boxes to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Hat Trick Pandora features a hand painted enamel football detail on its signature spider clasp and a selection of flag embroidered satin inserts to wave on your favorite team.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Skip n' Whistle New Site & Giveaway

Skip n' Whistle

Skip n' Whistle has gotten a major makeover! The New Orleans based graphic tee and tank shop changed up their website for a better online shopping experience. Now you can shop the latest men's, women's, and kid's styles with ease and find styling tips and other news on their updated blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Eclos Apple Stem Cell Skin Care

Eclos Apple Skin Cell Skin Care

Eclos recently launched two new products for their Apple Stem Cell Skin Care Collection. Their technological advances with the rare Swiss Apple helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture in 2 weeks (according to a clinical study).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

“Frankenfood” hits Philly

In anticipation of Spike TV's new show, "Frankenfood" with Chef Josh Capon an Tony Luke, Jr., Philadelphians will get the chance to experience unique cuisine for free. Frankenfood is defined as revolutionary culinary creations that mash up original and unexpected food combinations. Creations like Spam Sushi, Braised Pork Belly S'mores, Fried Slim-Jim Mac-N-Cheese Balls, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Éclairs and more will be available at select locations around the city. Check out the dates, times, and locations below and try some unexpected!

Monday 11a – 3p: University of Sciences, Philadelphia Drexel Campus; 33rd and Arch Street
Tuesday 10:30a - 3p: 18th and Walnut Street (Rittenhouse Square)
Wednesday 11am - 2pm: 30th Street Station; 30th Street and Market Street
Thursday 11a -2p Love Park 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia
Friday 11a - 2p 12th & Arch (Reading Terminal)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weddings: Summer Wedding Hair

Images Courtesy of Jenny Balding
Whether you're attending a wedding or another special occasion, styling your hair in the summer, especially for an outdoors event can be a pain. Whatever you choose, you want to make sure the style last all day, but keeps you looking amazing. Culter/Redken Stylist, Jenny Balding, shares with us two easy, DIY hair styles that would be perfect for that big day ahead. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Essentials: Roxy Flip Flops


This summer essential is close to our hearts in more ways than one. Some time ago, Roxy partnered with Flip Flop Shops to host a nationwide contest for one winner to design a limited edition Roxy flip flop benefiting the American Heart Association. Since this area is full of talent, the winner, 19-year-old Amanda Monroe of King of Prussia submitted her unique sketch and won the competition. She was then flown out to Roxy's headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA to see her creation come to life. The design is meant to represent her love of design and the calming benefits she achieves through drawing.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

10 Great Gifts for Dad

10 Gift Ideas for Dad

It's that time of year again when most people will be out looking for a gift to give to that special guy in their life. Well, he are a few suggestions to help you decide.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Friday! #MC #Sponsored Post

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Dove. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Happy Friday! Stay Fresh!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a fun, fashionable weekend and remember to stay fresh with Dove's Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant-Deodorant. Throw your hands up with confidence in your two-piece at the beach or a cute tank while grabbing some froyo. Dove Advanced Care moisturizes underarm skin to provide softer, smoother underarms in just three days.Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant/Deodorant offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection and is available in a wide variety of signature Dove fragrances. If you're doing anything fun this weekend, don't forget to share it with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #FOPSummer!

Black Girls Run: Preserve the Sexy Tour & What to Wear

Dark and Lovely presents Black Girls Run Preserve the Sexy Tour coming to Philadelphia on Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This national wide conference is open to runners of all levels, from beginners to veterans. So if you're looking to get in shape this is a perfect way to get the knowledge, tips and tricks you need to know to do so. Dark and Lovely and Black Girls RUN! are inspired to help African American women reach their fitness goals – to look and feel amazing! They are passionate about promoting health, fitness and beauty. The tour will also include fun, informative sessions including coaching on running anatomy, form, and muscle assessments from experts, hair styling tips and tricks from Dark and Lovely’s Director of Education Mezei Jefferson, and concludes with a celebratory fitness party! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Essential: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

Summer Essential: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

Give your legs a summer glow with The Body Shop's Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil. This light-weight body oil gives your legs a healthy natural glow. It's non-greasy, very moisturizing, and smells amazing! If you're working on your tan, this will help enhance it and if you already have a beautiful brown complexion, this will make your skin look radiant. The bronzing oil is good enough to use all over your body, but I especially love using it on my legs. Did you know, applying bronzer to your legs can give them a toned look? I'm simply addicted to this stuff and I'm sure you will be too! Check it out at The Body Shop in King of Prussia Mall!

Wear. Recycle. Repeat.

H&M &

Every year tons of unwanted, used clothes fill up landfills and cause unnecessary waste. wants to help eliminate some of that waste by encouraging you to donate your unwanted/used clothes to your nearest H&M location. The clothes can be in any condition, by any brand and in any size. The vast majority of fabric can be recycled and yet 85% of all textiles made end up in landfills each year. That's 11.1 Million tons or over 70 Billion t-shirts! So gather up your unwanted clothes and give them a new life! H&M will thank you by giving you 15% off your next purchase to fill your closet with new threads. To learn more about the Comeback Clothe Movement, visit Comeback-Clothes.comLong live fashion!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Let's Shop Philly: Uniqlo King of Prussia Mall

Uniqlo has finally arrived to the Philadelphia area! The first time I walked into a Uniqlo store, I was in New York and I loved how colorful the store was. If you're looking for a basic clothing item in any solid color, you can find it in Uniqlo. It's the place to go to find great quality items and prices you can't beat. Also if you purchase a item at full price in store, you can get them altered for free!  From winter coats to cotton shorts even kidwear, Uniqlo's got it. One thing I was curious to see, is how the store would look on one floor. Many of the other locations are multi-leveled, but the brand did a great job carrying over the brands image.

Summer Essentials: Palmer's Spray Lotion

Summer Essentials

One of my newest summer must-haves is the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion. Since it's made with cocoa and shea butter, it smells amazing and makes your skin feels great especially after a day in the sun. It's non-greasy and is made with Palmer's RapidSorb Technology so it adsorbs quickly into the skin. I really appreciate the twist lock cap because it's mess-free. I've had some bad experiences with pump lotion bottles and beach bags, but with the spray lotion, I don't even have to worry about it. If you're interested in picking up your own bottle of Palmer's Spray Lotion, you can find them at your local drugstore or discount retail stores like Wal-Mart.