Fashion

 

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 […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Small businesses are no stranger to Chestnut Hill. Shops, boutiques and restaurants flood Germantown Avenue. Whether it is an upscale clothing boutique, a small frozen yogurt shop or a historical store a customer wants, their needs can be met all within one street. With business so abundant, it shouldn’t be a surprise that an association […]

 

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers degree programs in design, media arts and culinary arts, but it’s the fashion program that makes the school a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Current student Imani Ligon has had internships with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui thanks to the help of one of her teachers. […]

 

Fashion: Photo Shoot with Model Eliza Maria

Fashion: Photo Shoot with Model Eliza Maria

Eliza Maria has been modeling since she was 14 years old. When she began her career as a model, professionals in the Philadelphia fashion industry did not take her seriously, because of her inexperience. “Everyone was like, well, come back when you get a little older,” Maria said. “Regardless of my age, I still did […]

 

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. [vimeo 121843619] “I quit my job as a teacher where I was making a […]

 

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 […]