Archive: November, 2012
Esther Lee, Philly.com
The doors of the H&M store on Walnut Street opened at 8 a.m. Thursday, but some faithful fashion fans were in line since 8 the night before the launch.
Take for example Jason Ayers, who stood on the curb anxiously awaiting a friend who was inside the store. "I've been here since 8 last night and I have an interview in New York today," said Ayers, dressed in a grey bespoke suit. "There's this belted jacket I like and these shoes I wanted," he said noting that he's a fan of Margiela because it's "different, but classy."
Catherine Zeta-Jones has never been one to use the media as a therapy session and, as so many celebs do, air her deepest, darkest secrets, desires and afflictions for all to see.
Say what you want about Jill Kelley, but home girl is really working this canary yellow sheath complete with little keyhole and skinny belt. She expertly paired the look with nude pumps.
Not only are Sasha Obama's hot pink on pink Nike Dunks incredibly cute - you have to love the fact she's rocking them as she's about to board Air Force One leaving Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
This Friday, November 16th, British interior designer and hotelier Kit Kemp will be stopping by Anthropologie's Rittenhouse Square store for a discussion on style and signing of her new book, A Living Space. In her book, Kemp shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors that have a personal, handcrafted feel. For more than twenty years, Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers, and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She is also co-owner (with husband Tim) and design director of luxury hotels group Firmdale. A Living Space is available from Hardie Grant Books.
The fashion zeitgeist may be pointing in the direction of pantsuits, but singer Taylor Swift is still all about the dress.
The country western pop star talks about fashion in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar on newsstands November 27.
On wearing dresses: “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines,” she says. “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.”
“There’s just something so feminine about a dress,” she says.
Okay, I'm with her.
Here is where the logic stops working: “Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel care free, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”
Muscly gangsta rapper 50 Cent was on QVC this weekend, sniffing perfume and selling his STREET brand wireless over-the ear-headphones. The headphone business is a lucrative one dominated by Dr. Dre's Beats By Dre brand and everyone from Jay-Z to the enterprising businessman born Curtis Jackson looking for a piece.
Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Columnist
Wondering what the "it" bag will be in spring 2013?
Esther Lee, Philly.com
It was an evening full of butterflies, ball gowns, and breast cancer awareness as Haverford-headquartered non-profit Living Beyond Breast Cancer held its annual Butterfly Ball at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel Saturday evening.