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POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 10:15 AM

... and with her extensive Alexander McQueen wardrobe, that's not a surprise.

British publications this week are reporting Prince Charles has spent 35,000 pounds or $54,692 on Middleton's wardrobe since January.

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POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:11 AM
Cristin Milioti, from the musical "Once," arrives at the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP) She arrives in Jason Wu. (EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP)

Best actress nominee Cristin Milioti wowed the Tony audience Sunday night with this beautiful, vibrant green strapless gown by Jason Wu.

Milotti, a native of Cherry Hill, may not have won the Tony for best actress in a musical - that award went to Audra McDonald who won for her role in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess  - but she definitely should have won best dressed of the night. (Local theater-goers remember her performances at Cherry Hill High School East.)

Colleague Howie Shapiro had this to say about Milioti's on stage performance:

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POSTED: Friday, June 8, 2012, 11:38 AM
From the beginning of the Barack Obama presidency,we've always been intrigued with Michelle Obama's fashion choices. Her her choices are helping out her hubby with campaign trail donations.

Kudos to the Washington Post.

The newspaper ran a story deftly written by fashion reporter Katherine Boyle enlightening us on how American fashion designers are reaching into their deep pockets to support President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

Boyle writes:

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POSTED: Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:31 PM
Artist Justin Pross completed this art, One Love Philadelphia. Totally fashionable. Perfect art for T-shirts on a nice summer day.

Continuing on this walk from The Dandelion, I walked past Love Park where Justin Pross was painting a piece of art he calls One Love Philadelphia. It's the image of the LOVE in Love Park rocking a peace sign wearing baggy jeans and sneakers. Talk about eye catching. We like it. The T-shirts are $25.  Just when I thought I was over all things screen printed and T-shirts a Philly artist does something funky to grab my attention. I wonder if he makes the T's in girly versions. For more information click here Art History 101.

It's true, graffiti really is making a comeback.

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POSTED: Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:04 PM
Photo by Elizabeth Wellington. Inside the new Knit Wit

After enjoying a lovely afternoon lunch at The Dandelion - the cheese board is very tasty, btw -  your friendly neighborhood fashion writer strolled by the new Knit Wit at 1729 Chestunt Street. Owner Ann Gitter opened the new store on Wednesday.

It's sooooo pretty. Gitter has made the space - perfectly located across the street from DiBruno Brothers and next door to South Moon Under - deliciously modern. There are hardwood floors and brick walls and mannequins dressed sheer blouses in vibrant punchy colors. Less is more. Less is fabulous.

On the racks are floral Diane Von Furstenberg tunic dresses - complete with ruffles that work well with wide belts. And there was a black tuxedo style jumpsuit to die for with the back out.  Same store, updated fashion. Marvelous.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:02 PM
At the boutique Down to Earth Kids in Lafayette Hill, airbrush artist Paul Madonna hands off a customized shirt for Sara Cohen, 12 (left). It’s bears her name and the name of her summer camp. "At this age," says a fashion consultant, "they crave things with their names on it." STEVEN M. FALK / Staff

While was reporting today's Style & Soul  story about suburban tweens wearing 1980s style airbrush art, I became confused.

I knew where the trend came from - after all, I love old school hip hop. I lived it.

But I couldn't understand why it was back. Yes graffiti art never went away - just look at the Atlantic City boardwalk. Vut why did tweens, who live on the cusp of all things fashionable crave bubble letters in 2012?

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6:12 PM

Our first lady is color-blocking at the Constitution Center.

Do we like Mrs. Obama's look?

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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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