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Archive: October, 2012

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:58 AM

It's easy to assume First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney wore pink to last night's raucous presidential debate because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

But I'm going to take it a step further.

I believe both women picked similar fuchsia hues because this debate was the most important one for women, and they knew it. Women, especially in the suburbs, hold a lot of electoral power in swing states and Tuesday morning polls predicted Republican candidate Mitt Romney was gaining ground with them. President Obama needed to keep his marks high.

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 2:22 PM

It seems like the world can't get enough fun poking fashion jabs at us.

This week Time Magazine and Glamour Mag pointed out that our fair city is not only known for cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell, but we're also the No. 1 in comfort, because Philadelphia is the nation's top consumer per capita of sweatpants.


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POSTED: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:18 AM

Rihanna makes the cover of the November Vogue according to an article in The Huffington Post.  We love the look - lace is all the rage - and thank the style Gods Rihana's do is back to black. is black again. (We were so over the fire engine red.)  What do we think about Rihanna on Vogue? Is there just way too much Ri-Ri out there? Don't we just want her to behave? And girl, please be careful with Chris "C-Breezy" Brown. That is all.

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POSTED: Monday, October 15, 2012, 5:23 PM
Fashion designer Tory Burch is shown in her flagship women's clothing store on Madison Avenue in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

This just in:

Our own Tory Burch will be the subject of a one on one interview Thursday night at 10 p.m. on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams."

Since launching eight years ago, Burch’s designs have turned into an international fashion empire. The mom of three sits down with Harry Smith for a stylish one on one chat. I'll be tuning in. 

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:04 PM
Photo courtesy of No Nonsense. We love these slate gray tight tights. So fresh, so cool, so modern.

You may have first noticed the color on Michelle Obama’s nails during her Democratic National Convention speech. Maybe you took note that more than a handful of young actresses wore the shade at last month’s Emmys. Or perhaps you’re even considering it for your kitchen walls, living room sofa, or your next must-have boots.
Once the domain of basic boardroom pantsuits and pencil skirts, gray — and all of its relations from silver to slate — is this season’s breakout shade.

For more on the emergence of gray as a fashion color, read Wednesday's Style & Soul story.

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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.

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