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Here she is: First Lady Susan Corbett

A First Lady's gown is usually a big deal - except not in the state of Pennsylvania, we guess. We reported a story about Susan Corbett's inaugural gown by Camp Hill designer Richard Andries two weeks ago. We saw sketches, but we haven't seen a photograph of the dress until now. What's that about?

Here she is: First Lady Susan Corbett

Photo courtesy of The Corbett Campaign.
Photo courtesy of The Corbett Campaign. Photo courtesy of The Corbett Campaign

A First Lady's gown is usually a big deal - except not in the state of Pennsylvania, we guess.  We reported a story about Susan Corbett's inaugural gown by Camp Hill designer Richard Andries two weeks ago. We saw sketches, but we haven't seen a photograph of the dress until now. What's that about?

I saw Mrs. Corbett at the Inauguration where her gown was definitely a head turner,  but no one  - not even AP took any pictures of her. Bummer. We know this isn't high stakes fashion, but where is the respect?  What does Mirror Image really think? We like the silhouette and the fresh sheer sleeves (Sleeves are coming back in evening wear, it appears. Just ask Golden Globe Fashionistas Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway) But the mustard yellow embroidered fabric is just not our cup of tea. It's just too busy and not sleek. We would have preferred something - at least a little - sparkly. Sheen is key. What do you all think of the gown?

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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