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Hotness at Joan Shepp

Magically, store owner Joan Shepp, turned her Walnut Street boutique into a New York Fashion Week-style runway, Wednesday night. Camera's flashed. Fashionistas gasped. Models skulked. The front rows were filled with Rittenhouse Square's Who's Who at this amazing presentation that featured the boutique's hottest European designer lines including designers Dries Van Noten, Marni andYohji Yamamoto. High fashion has parked itself in Center City this week. What do you think about all the fashion events in town? Is Philly becoming a fashion destination in its own right?

Hotness at Joan Shepp

Photo by HughE Dillon. Joan Shepp turned her boutique into the place to be Wednesday night filled with Rittenhouse Square´s Who´s Who. What do you think about Philadelphia´s burgeoning fashion scene?
Photo by HughE Dillon. Joan Shepp turned her boutique into the place to be Wednesday night filled with Rittenhouse Square's Who's Who. What do you think about Philadelphia's burgeoning fashion scene? HughE Dillon

Magically, store owner Joan Shepp, turned her Walnut Street boutique into a New York Fashion Week-style runway, Wednesday night. Camera's flashed. Fashionistas gasped. Models skulked. The front rows were filled with Rittenhouse Square's Who's Who at this amazing presentation that featured the boutique's hottest European designer lines including designers Dries Van Noten, Marni andYohji Yamamoto. High fashion has parked itself in Center City this week. What do you think about all the fashion events in town? Is Philly becoming a fashion destination in its own right?

About this blog

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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