Fashion

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Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Jay Pross never thought he would own a clothing store with more than 100 of his designs on display. He also didn’t think that his hand-painted T-shirts would go on to become a major hit in the music industry, drawing attention of iconic artists such as Soulja Boy, The Game and even Beyoncé. It wasn’t until […]

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LGBTQ: Drew By Day, Drag By Night

LGBTQ: Drew By Day, Drag By Night

When the sun goes down, the transformation of Drew Gaver begins. “I started drag, in earnest, about three years ago,” said Gaver, who performs as BEV. “I dabbled around with just kind of goofing off with friends for about a year or two before that, but in terms of actually performing and being here in […]

 

Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Slowly but surely, the art community in Old Kensington is pushing forward. It’s hidden among the abandoned factories and vacant lots of the area, but the artists aren’t complaining. “There are five studios within blocks of here, but you would never know,” said Charles Cerrone, a photographer working out of Sharktown Studios on Mascher Street, near […]

 

Old City: Non-traditional Bridal Shop Offers One-on-One Service

Old City: Non-traditional Bridal Shop Offers One-on-One Service

Bridal fashion receives a fun, new twist at Lovely Bride, an Old City boutique that specializes in non-traditional gowns featuring indie designers from Etsy along with the classic names in the industry. Non-traditional in bridal can range from subtle indie elements like lace with an open weave that creates a bohemian look to something atypical, […]

 

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village is known as a quaint residential neighborhood with new bars and restaurants. On Sixth Street, a thriving business exists that has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. On a cloudy and windy Saturday afternoon, Vincent Talotta Jr., who is Italian-American and 50 years old, spoke about Goldstein’s men’s and boys’ […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 

New Business: Five Businesses You Should Not Miss Out On

New Business: Five Businesses You Should Not Miss Out On

Philadelphia is a city rich in history and culture but much has changed since Billy Penn was here. The soon-to-be weekend home for the Pope has more a dozen fortune 500 companies and several large universities within the city limits. Many people, however, are unaware of some of the cool new businesses and startup companies […]

 

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

The Roxborough/Manayunk community contains a variety of different people and businesses, so Advent was the perfect advertising agency to come in and provide this neighborhood with what it needed. In 2012, Joseph Decandido and his partner decided to start Advent, which is an advertising agency that deals with events, entertainment and small local businesses. “I had […]

 

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Philadelphia is a diverse city that is full of diverse businesses. There are 93,000 small business owners in Philadelphia according to a report done by the Sustainable Business Network. There is a concentration of small businesses on Fabric Row, located on Fourth Street just off of South Street. The area itself is currently going through […]

 

Fashion: Five Fashion Styles You’ll Find in the City

Fashion: Five Fashion Styles You’ll Find in the City

Philadelphia is full of people with different fashion styles and inspirations. Walking through the city you can find styles that represent the Thrifty Fashionista, the Not-So-Basic Dresser, the Statement Maker, the Grungy Rocker and the Day to Night Transitioner. The Thrifty Fashionista – Jasmine Wilson (above) Wilson dresses to stand out in a crowd, but […]