Archive for the 'Phashionista' Category

The Sartorialist Is Coming To Philly

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Scott Schuman, the creator of the fashion photography blog The Sartorialist, is adding Philadelphia to his usual rotation cities. For the unfamiliar, The Sartorialist has become a widely-read and influential blog since its inception in 2005, recently being named one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Design Influences. On his blog, Schuman noted that he would […]

Phashionista: Back To Cool

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

· Good to see that the folks at Print Liberation haven’t missed a beat since vacating their store at the Piazza a few months back: They’ve just released this line of graphic tees by Lizzy Janssen that split the difference between kittens and weird patterns usually found on U.S. currency. PS: Not for nothing, the […]

Silly Bandz, It Seems, Are Having a Moment

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

In this Thursday Styles article, we learn that it’s not just weed that grownups are making legit — it’s also Silly Bandz. Robert Croaks, the president of the company that makes the viral neo-raver rubber bands, reveals that when they were “developing” (the creative process must have been a doozy) the bands, they always thought […]

Dept. Of Hopeless Answers To Crime: The War on White Tees

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Gotta love politicians who make gross assumptions and then act on ’em. We’ll call this latest one “fashion profiling.” With some of the funds from that $200,000 going towards witness protection, state senator Anthony Williams (pictured) wants to make the city safer by declaring war on white T-shirts. (No word on the colored variety, but watch […]

Now That Beer Week’s Done …

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Pop quiz: It’s Independent Retail Week here in Philly, which means… a) shopping with a cocktail in hand. b) donating broken umbrellas to be re-imagined into “fashion items” and sold to benefit Haiti relief efforts. c)  attending a sustainable fashion show in Love Park. d) all of the above. If you guessed d, you’re too good. Get […]

Phashionista: World, Ready Thyself For The 2009 Sweater Vestival

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Yeah, that’s right: We wear sweater vests. Like all the time. Because they’re cool. And if you don’t think they’re cool, we’ve got news for you: You aren’t cool, motherfucker. Yeah, that’s right. Bet you were kinda surprised to hear such fightin’ words from a mob of bloggers in sweater vests, weren’t-cha? Yeah, we get […]

Phashionista: UMAD? Don’t Be!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Hold it right there: Are you folding your Phillies gear and damning it to hell? C’mon ___! Amidst all the recent tragedy Philly has suffered — World Series loss, Septa strike, Soprano-mama’s-boy-cum-Rebublican-fat-fuck as Governor next door — we shouldn’t feel at a total loss. These past two years have been a hell of a ride, […]

Phashionista: When Life Gives You Lemons, Just… Put On Albert Maysles’ Glasses

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Of course you know Albert Maysles. Along with his now-departed brother David, the Maysles Brothers have contributed much to the art of the documentary film since they began in 1962. Maysles — who resides in New York but maintains many local connections here in Philly — has remained a definitely stylish filmmaker up to the […]

Kelly White Reports: Philadelphia Fashion Week Day 2

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I realize that a ton of hard work was put into making this event happen on budget. That said, next time, I deserve a real bathroom, not a Mr. John Porta Potty. This isn’t an outdoor festival. This is a celebration of fashion. How many of us left because we had to relieve ourselves with […]

Kelly White Reports: Philadelphia Fashion Week, Day 1

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

When you refer to a pair of gray jeans as pewter, you know what week it is. Fashion Week, are you there? It’s me, White. I’ve caught glimpses of you, flitting about Philadelphia, always daring me to question you. You’re living here now. You act like you just threw on what you’re wearing. But I […]

Phashionista: Flowers, Phlyers And Pathmark

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

· Just in time for preseason, Broad Street Bootlegs has unveiled a new design for the, um, Phlyers fan. Take a look at the fantastic making-of photos showing Christian Cantiello‘s production process. ·Hana & Posy is a self-described “environmentally and socially responsible boutique providing eco-friendly lifestyle products for people and pets. We embrace a way […]

Phashionista: Burquini Kill

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Oh church and state, when are you crazy kids going to learn to get along? More importantly – when will you stay out of our fashion? This week, a French Muslim woman was banned from her local pool because she was wearing a head-to-toe swimsuit called a “Burquini.” (That’s a portmanteau of Burqa and bikini). Officials […]

Phashionista: OMG! Nicole Miller Has Been Haxxored!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

You may already hate Katy Perry for her crimes against Actual Lesbians everywhere and in your private moments, you have realized that these crimes shall be addressed when she meets her maker, if not by the time she makes her third album. But Philly fashion icon Nicole Miller is feeling the burn of whatever Perry […]

Phashionista: Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve, And Around Your Wrist

Monday, July 20th, 2009

· Finding it hard to say what you really feel? With Jac Vanek’s “statement bracelets”, you can let the world know what you think without saying a word. Vanek’s bracelets are on the rise, and collaborations with pop-punk bands All Time Low, Cobra Starship, and Push Play have put Jac on the map. Scenesters, despite […]

Phashionista: Barney’s Co-Op Opens Today On Rittenhouse

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The good people at DesignPhiladelphia have a Flickr set up of some of the first pictures to emerge of Barney’s Co-Op, the Philly outpost of the new “style lab” stores from Barney’s of New York. And it looks… expensive. But also, incredibly cool. Damn you, Great Depression 2.0, damn you in your stupid face. Got […]

Phashionista: In The Future, Everyone Will Have Their Own Limited Edition Silkscreen T-Shirt Boutique

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

· But the good news is, it would seem the line is finally being drawn in the sand between that goofy Ed Hardy shit you see jagoffs in Old City wearing, and people who simply have a DIY mindset and a simple, clear, witty take on these most modern chest billboards. Take, for instance, the […]

Phashionista: City Of Freaks

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

· Attn. fans of online retailer Threadless: See that bunny box at right? On Sunday, there’s gonna be a handful of these placed all over the city. Find one and win all kinds of merch, tho we suspect they’ll be dropping some clues on their Twitter. Meanwhile, check out UArts grad Andy Rementer’s gear on […]

Phashionista: The New Line Of Birdland/Fightins Tees Are The Objects Of Our Opening Day Desire

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

When the Phillies take the field against the Braves on Sunday night at 8:05PM at Citizens Bank Park for the 2009 Home Opener, a few things will be certain: A) The day and time of game will have provided a very robust window for tailgating, thereby setting the stage for a daylong drinking and fighting […]

Phashionista: Design-a-delphia

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

· If, like us, you’ve got a longstanding Helvetica Fever — for which the only cure is more Helvetica — definitely wing on over to the Philly-based Typography Shop online store, where you can scope their current line of “Descending Helvetica Neue” t-shirts (pictured). Geeky, I know, but like they say: Helv is other people. […]

Phashionista: Retail Update

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

· Old City‘s Topstitch Boutique announced on Friday that they’ll be moving — right around the corner, to the spot that used to be Deep Sleep. That won’t bring Deep Sleep back (God we loved that spot), but it’s nice to see that with the Exit and Matthew Izzo moves we just noted on Friday, […]