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POSTED: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:46 PM
Jemma clutch ostrich purse by Clava. $40. Retails at www.clava.com

Pantone announced Wednesday that emerald green is its 2013 color of the year. 

The color of precious stones. The color of Midori moscato. The color of money.

I thought Pantone was going to go in a bluer direction - think Carrie Bradshaw's boudoir in the first Sex and the City - but I can dig this greener option. It's clean. It's fresh. It's metallicky. It's rich and it signifies change.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:35 PM

The Accessories Council may be based in New York, but it's run by a local woman. 

Karen Giberson lives in Media, but she has been at its forefront, turning the Accessories Council into one of fashion's top trade organizations. Their picks aren't only our seasonal favorites. Their favorite designers and trendsetters actually become household names. (Giberson was all about Lady Gaga BEFORE the meat suit.)

Last night The Accessories Council presented their must-have fashion items of the 2012 holiday season to top fashion bloggers at the Manhattan Lord & Taylor flagship. The event was the top hashtag of the night in New York City.

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:08 PM

Anne Hathaway is hot these days. The actress is hearing Oscar buzz for her role in Les Misérables - you know the one she lost a zillion billion pounds to star in. And that haircut, on this month's Glamour mag, it's well, different.

That got me to thinking. Several of our favorite celebrities decided to get friendly with sheers and snip their trademark locks.  From singer/song writer, Alicia Keys to actress, Lena Dunham, celebs are opting for shorter, sportier tendrils  - even with longer layers remaining the top must-have style.

What do you think of the chic, short looks? Is short sassy this holiday season?

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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.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

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