Saturday, February 28, 2015

POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:58 PM
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Designer Vince Camuto attends the Tory Burch fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord (Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F)

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, women’s shoe designer Vince Camuto died from cancer at his home in Greenwich, Conn.

Camuto has a long history in the fashion and shoe industry as one of the cofounders of Nine West footwear as well as the founder of Camuto Group, under which labels such as Vince Camuto, VC Signature Vince Camuto and Louise et Cie exist. Camuto Group, launched in 2001, quickly grew into the billion-dollar franchise that it is today.

Camuto also designed shoes for Tory Burch and had the licenses for BCBG Max Azria and Lucky Brand shoes. He launched the Jessica Simpson brand in 2006. Simpson posted a heartfelt message about the designer on her Instagram. The singer and fashion designer captioned the photo:

POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:48 PM

Though it stayed open through the holiday shopping season, the ellelauri pop-up shop at The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St.) will be closing Jan. 30. A spokesperson for the store said they are looking to focus wholly on the Rittenhouse flagship at 114 S. 19th St. 

To celebrate its time at Liberty Place, the pop-up shop is holding a sale in which all clothing is 30 to 50 percent off. All jewelry at the shop is 10 percent off and all Paige Denim is 30 percent off. Additionally, shoppers who shop the pop-up shop sale will receive 10 percent off at the flagship store.

One standout sale item we love is the 50 percent off ellelauri Nadine faux fur vest.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:29 PM

Prep: Moisturize to hydrate skin and create a stable makeup base. Let moisturizer sink in for a minute before continuing. 

Color: Finding the right under-eye concealer is not easy. I like to use two — one to color-correct and one to brighten. Cover blue and purple hues with yellow / orange shades — their opposite on the color wheel. A peach-toned concealer works for fair skin; use orange for darker skin. Don’t be afraid of that color! We’ll cover it up later. Use the ring finger to warm up the product, then dab it on dark circles.

Conceal: To even the skin tone, apply foundation and blend out. If you aren’t wearing foundation, use a concealer that matches your skin tone to cover up the color corrections.

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:00 AM
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

Full out glam is the dress code for this year’s annual "Hair O' the Dog" event this weekend. Stumped on hair and makeup ideas? The 2015 Golden Globes were full of inspiration. If you didn’t happen to catch the award show last Sunday, we’ve rounded up the top five hair and makeup looks.

Hair that was parted in the middle and tucked smoothly behind the ears with the rest left flowing was a big trend at the Golden Globes this year. Celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Lewis-Dreyfus were seen sporting the look on the red carpet. Smokey eyes and nude lips complete the look here on Zeta-Jones.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9:21 AM
At the ViVi G. Shoes 3 for 1 plus $40 sale, shoppers can choose three items they want to buy. When you’re ready to check out, just pay for the most expensive item plus $40 and receive the other two items for no additional charge. (Photo Courtesy of ViVi G. Shoes)
From now until everything is gone, ViVi G. Shoes is hosting their 3 for 1 plus $40 sale in both Wayne, Pa. (503 W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 640) and Greenville, Del (3801 Kennett Pike, Suite E123).

Here’s how the sale works: Shoppers can choose three items they want to buy. When you’re ready to check out, just pay for the most expensive item plus $40 and receive the other two items for no additional charge. Not just shoes, accessories and bags are on sale too.And customers aren’t limited to just three items. You can take advantage of the 3 for 1 plus $40 deal for as many intervals of three that you want. That means you can get six items for the price of two plus $40, or nine items for the price of four plus $40.

ViVi G. Shoes carries such high-end brands as Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff and Michael Kors.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:39 AM

Music festival-goers no longer have to worry about scoring the perfect fashions for the weekend. On Jan. 12, H&M announced that the Swedish retail chain will launch a Coachella-inspired collection in March.

Called H&M Loves Coachella, pieces in the boho-chic collection include kimonos, crop tops, lace and fringe, rompers and wide-legged pants. Men’s fashion will include graphic T-shirts and shorts. Prices for the collection range from $4.95 to $49.95.

“Music has always been a source of inspiration for our collections; fashion and music are the perfect complement to each other,” said H&M PR representative Jennifer Ward in an email. “The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated and fashionable music festival in the country. After being a sponsor for six years, we decided to take the partnership to the next level,” Ward said.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:15 AM
Reading Terminal Market received a shoutout on the Condé Nast Traveler "Best Shopping Cities in the World" list. Philadelphia ranked number two out of 24 international cities. ((David M Warren / Staff Photographer) )

The emphasis of last year’s Philadelphia Fashion Collection centered on our city’s rapidly up-and-coming shopping scene. With the almost simultaneous addition of higher-end retail stores like The Gallery’s Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack on Chestnut Street, and the affordable international chain Uniqlo, it’s not hard to recognize Philly as a shopper's paradise.

Condé Nast Traveler seems to agree. Based on the opinions of Condé Nast Traveler readers, Philadelphia ranked number two out of the 24 "Best Shopping Cities in the World."

Reading Terminal Market and independent 3rd Street shops like Sugarcube and Minima got shoutouts, as well as an extra tout for the city’s renowned historical experience. “You could max out your credit card just sampling the foodstuff from the hundred-plus merchants, but don’t forget about the stalls selling books, home decor, and textiles,” Condé Nast Traveler says of Reading Terminal.

POSTED: Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:57 AM
Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

Here are my top 6 best dressed

Lupita Nyong'o rules in her lavender Giambattista Valli. You got to love that floral treatment on the bodice. Exquisite.

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