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Ports 1961: New Designer- Sweet Look

For five years, fashionistas enjoyed the chunky accessories and detailed work of Tia Cibani for Ports 1961.

Ports 1961: New Designer- Sweet Look

Elizabeth Wellington
Elizabeth Wellington

For five years, fashionistas enjoyed the chunky accessories and detailed work of Tia Cibani for Ports 1961.

Now we have the minimalistic work of her sister, Fiona, to appreciate.

On Friday afternoon, Cibani sent 41 looks down the runway. All of them were soft. Silken fabrics in shades of sapphire, amethyst and were draped into floor-length dresses. Most were paired with open-toed booties for a look that was amazing.  While I'm used to Ports 1961 giving me looks chocked full of detail, the softness of this season is a welcome change.

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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