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Fashion: Here’s 2 Art and 2 Cool Stuff

Fashion: Here’s 2 Art and 2 Cool Stuff

A few months ago, John Graves was your average teacher at Birney Elementary School in the Logan section of Philadelphia. Now, at 28 years old, he is owner of Heres2CoolStuff Clothing Store and CEO of JGP studios, both located at 1214 South St. “I quit my job as a teacher where I was making a lot of […]

 

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

“I would love the upcoming mayor to be just as engaged and involved if not more, to drive the message home that art, design and made in Philly creativity is crucial to the growth of Philly,” said Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique. Brennan thinks that these creative outlets could help the city flourish […]

 

Fashion: Urban Princess Boutique Owner Helps Connect the Community Beyond Fashion

Fashion: Urban Princess Boutique Owner Helps Connect the Community Beyond Fashion

Mary Harvey is the owner of Urban Princess Boutique located just off of South Street. After years of working local fashion house parties, she decided to not only open her own boutique but also become a member of the South Street Headhouse District. From there, she became a key member of the community and one of […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Uncool Chuck Brings Unity Amongst Philly’s Creatives

Arts & Entertainment: Uncool Chuck Brings Unity Amongst Philly’s Creatives

Drawing inspiration from the iconic “A Great Day in Harlem” photo by Art Kane in 1958 that signified unity among jazz musicians, to XXL magazine’s 1998 commemoration photo called “The Greatest Day in Hip Hop History” which symbolized unity among rap artists, one Philly native seeks to do the same for the arts community. Now coined […]

 

Mantua: Shop Owner Gives A Part of Herself to the Community

Mantua: Shop Owner Gives A Part of Herself to the Community

Phyllis Jones-Carter provides the magic behind the thriving consignment shop located on the 3800 block of Lancaster Avenue. Jones-Carter actively supports the neighborhood and works to strengthen the community in hopes of helping it thrive the way A Part of Me has. “Having a business that hasn’t closed, a thriving business – being open, being […]

 

South Philly: Burlesque Dancers Work Hard Because ‘Rhinestones Ain’t Cheap’

South Philly: Burlesque Dancers Work Hard Because ‘Rhinestones Ain’t Cheap’

Behind the scenes of a burlesque show is a performance of its own. Thirty minutes before showtime, beers were being slugged backstage straight from the can. The conversation circulated around who was going to get tacos from the neighboring Mexican restaurant. Hooks held sequined costumes on a lime green brick wall and someone aimlessly strummed on an electric guitar […]

 

East Passyunk: Selling Knick Knacks Made in Philadelphia

East Passyunk: Selling Knick Knacks Made in Philadelphia

A T-shirt that reads, “single with cats,” is one of the first things a customer see when they walk into Knack Philadelphia. That and a tote bag that states, “cats are my bag.” “I have two cats,” said Jen Pirrone, owner of Knack Philadelphia. “Everyone who shops here loves cats, I think pretty much everyone […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Business District Keeps Striving on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: Business District Keeps Striving on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill generates a great deal of revenue from its array of locally owned businesses that call Germantown Avenue home. While some longtime business owners are shutting their doors, it does not appear to be making an impact on other stores in the area. The businesses lining the avenue face many challenges. After being open for 17 years, O’Doodles Toy Store closed at […]

 

Olney: A Community Drawn Together in Ink

Olney: A Community Drawn Together in Ink

Alston Henry prodded his partner with jokes as he drew on his shoulder with a needle. After he finished, he slapped a cloth on the fresh patch of ink, stamped to the shoulder of fellow tattoo artist, Legend Lee, who didn’t flinch. The pair never stopped talking and joking with each other, even while concentrating on […]

 

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

Kensington Avenue is a bustling promenade featuring all types of characters, businesses and commotion. West Kensington and Fairhill are two neighborhoods in Philadelphia that express an identifiable culture, which involves all who pass through. Here the barber shop and nail salon cultures thrive. With shops offering $5 haircuts and $2 shaves, getting shaped up is […]