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POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 10:19 AM

Two weeks ago, I put a call out for Philadelphians to nominate their favorite Fashion icon with Philadelphia ties after reading Time Magazine's Top 100 Fashion Icons of All Time. I loved that spread.

Thanks for your suggestions - Ann Gitter of Knit Wit has a lot of fans out there. I used them to help me compile a list of who I think are our city's Top 25 Fashion Icons. For full story see here. 

Here is a sample of the listing.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 6:04 PM
Photo courtesy of Time Magazine

Philadelphia native Grace Kelly was among Time Magazine's 100 most influential fashion icons The magazine released its' list of top icons since 1923 - the year Time was founded - on Monday.

Kelly was one of a handful of muses along with Michelle Obama, Josephine Baker, The Beatles, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Kelly, for whom the first "it" bag was named, so you know Philly deserves that fashion shout out.

Ralph Lauren, Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg were also name on Time's list. I was excited when I read Spanx founder, Sarah Blakely made it, too.  Spanx has forever changed celebrity awards' ceremonies. Fashion editor nods went to Vogue's Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington as well as Puitizer prize winner, Robin Givhan.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:20 PM

Found this image courtesy of teen Philadelphia fashion blogger, Young, Hip and Chic.  It's from a Burger King ad in the Netherlands.  Interesting way to have it your way, eh?  I can't stop looking at it. What do you think? Thanks Tweety.

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POSTED: Monday, April 2, 2012, 10:48 AM

Okay fashionistas!  What do you think of First Lady Michelle Obama's look at this weekend's 25th Annual Kid's Choice Awards? I like my First Lady hip. Who needs classic  suits, when you've got great personal style?  The  gray, metallic skinny jeans courtesy of Wes Gordon's Spring 2012 collection were a smart choice paired with the two-toned zippered cardigan that featured a dazzling, herringbone print. 

Has Mrs. Obama broken the rules for what is age appropriate? Should she keep pushing the fashion envelope, or are you so over it?

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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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