Saturday, October 25, 2014
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POSTED: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 3:43 PM
From 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Oct. 4, Simon Malls in collaboration with GQ and Glamour magazines will hold the LOOKBOOK Live event at King of Prussia Mall in the Lord & Taylor Court. (Photo via Karma Agency)

Philly is really making a name for itself as a fashion destination for businesses and shoppers alike. This weekend is bustling with style events for everyone from the sartorially savvy to casually customer.

Don’t let the rain dampen your weekend. Check out some of the stylish affairs taking place and head out to meet Philly’s premiere trendsetters, get introduced to new hitters in the Philly retail scene, and, best of all, have to opportunity to win free stuff. 

Neiman Marcus at King of Prussia Mall (160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia) is holding a fashion show called Giving is Always in Fashion hosted by local stylist Malika Barber of MakeMeOverMalika on Friday, Oct. 3. The free will event benefit Best Buddies, a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and professional opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It features a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a fashion showcase of fall’s top trends at 7 p.m. Complimentary valet will be available.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:27 PM
LOOKBOOK Live is an interactive shopping event targeting millennial shoppers. It will be held at King of Prussia Mall in the Lord & Taylor Court on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. (Courtesy)

Malls are dying. That’s not a secret. It’s not opinion.

In January, Business Insider proclaimed that “Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death,” with images of spookily deteriorating mid-tier department storefronts. Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s were shuttering stores.

The New Yorker’s March mall headline offered a little more hope than morbidity, posing the question, “Are Malls Over?” — the last sentence of the piece which reads, “You can buy it on Amazon,” ironically answers the query — yes. 

POSTED: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:55 AM
Actress Naomi Watts is the newest face of the Tommy Hilfiger Breast Health International campaign. (Patrick Demarchelier)

Naomi Watts is an Academy Award-nominated actress with two kids. “I know how busy life can be,” she said. “But we cannot let that get in the way of taking care of ourselves.” 

Watts is the face of Tommy Hilfiger’s eighth annual limited-edition handbag in support of the Breast Health International campaign. The bag, available online since Sept. 25 and in select stores starting Oct. 1, costs $299, $100 of which goes directly to the Fund for Living. The Fund for Living is a BHI initiative established to cover costs associated with a breast cancer diagnosis but not covered by insurance, like travel costs and child care. In addition to funds, the bag is also intended to bring awareness to breast health and breast check-ups.

“A self-examination only takes a few minutes and it could save your life,” said Watts. According to Shelley Schwartz, Founding Chairperson of BHI, 75 percent of breast lumps are found during self-exams.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:45 AM
It's easy to create a custom lipgloss from the comfort of your own home.

This homemade lip gloss keeps your lips moisturized while adding a hint of color and shimmer. 

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

Petroleum jelly; blush, powder eye shadow or bronzer; a dish (I used the Sur.face pro by beautyblender); a small spatula or brush for mixing, and a container. 

POSTED: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:00 AM

Dirty brushes can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED:

Olive oil, baby shampoo, a plate and a clean towel.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:20 PM
Metta World Peace arrives at the premiere of 'Peeples' presented by Lionsgate Film and Tyler Perry at ArcLight Hollywood on May 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

Former NBA star Metta World Peace has always been one of the more controversial athletes in the league.

There was the 2004 brawl that landed him a 73-game suspension (plus the playoffs) and 1 year probation. There was the time he defended Michael Jordan so aggressively, he broke the NBA legend's ribs. And, of course, there was the bizarre name change from Ron Artest to his current moniker. Now, it’s pandas.

World Peace is changing his Chinese name to “The Panda's Friend” as he prepares to go play ball in China for the Sichuan Blue Whales. To celebrate the new opportunity, the former Lakers player has designed special shoes with — you guessed it — pandas on them. The shoes are either black or white, not both like an actual panda, and there’s an actual stuffed teddy panda bear at the top of the shoe.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:10 PM
Models pose during The Limited "Scandal" Collection launch event at IAC Building on Sept. 22, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Limited "Scandal" Collection)

The “Scandal” collection for The Limited is available in stores and online today, just in time for the show’s fourth season premiere on Sept. 25.

First reported back in June, the “Scandal” for The Limited collection is the first such fashion line of its kind, merging a hit television series, its costume designer, lead character (Kerry Washington), and a large chain retailer. "Gladiator" Olivia Pope, played by Washington, is the obvious inspiration for the line, which includes timeless, professional-yet-stylish-looking pieces, including a double-breasted, collarless blazer, shawl-neck coats and knee-length pencil skirts.

The collection ranges in price from $49 for a ruffle-collar top to $248 for a Dolman wrap coat.

POSTED: Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:00 AM
Do use a neutral base color and a brighter or contrasting color as an accent when experimenting with nail art. (via Twitter)

When the nail art craze first came back on the scene a few years ago, to say I was resistant to it would be an understatement.  Images of Sheneneh from the 90s TV show “Martin” flashed through my mind. But today’s nail art doesn’t have to be flashy or look like it belongs on the 15-year-old version of you.

Nail art can take you from the office to cocktail hour, but here are some important do’s and don’ts of how to wear it:

Don’t keep nails too long.  Nails that are too long with busy patterns tend to be too distracting and over powering. 

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