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Archive: December, 2012

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 4:38 PM
Diamond studded hoops your lady will love.

Smoke cigars, sip whiskey and shop with ease. Here's a holiday shopping event that men might actually enjoy.

Guys, if you're looking for a pair of diamond earrings for your wife, fiancee or girlfriend this season, skip the long lines, havoc and stress that typically accompany holiday shopping - and sip whiskey instead. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Bernie Robbins Jewelers hosts a cigar and whiskey happy hour shopping event at the Radnor Hotel. The luxury jeweler will serve samplings of WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey as well as premium cigars for guests while they peruse brands like Ippolita, Hearts On Fire and Roberto Coin. And that's not it: All guests will enjoy 20% off all jewelry and 10% off watches.

Now that's a merry and manly way to shop!

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 2:28 PM

Lane Bryant is embracing my favorite fashion rule: that ALL women deserve to sparkle - especially during the holiday season.

That is why I decided to - point out, give kudos to, shout out - The Lane Collection. It's the plus-size mall staple's newest group of fab fashions for the full-figured woman. The clothing is only available on-line and in 11 select U.S. markets, including the Lane Bryant Store in King of Prussia Mall.

In true Lane Bryant fashion all right off the runway looks will be available in sizes 14-28.

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:34 AM
Vivica A. Fox

Actress Vivica A. Fox was in town for a few days last week shooting a catalog and promotional materials for Sang, the newest product line in her Vivica A. Fox Hair Collection of wigs, weaves and extensions.

Fox spent two days shooting at Power Plant Studios in Northern Liberties and took her staff out Thursday to Ruth's Chris (260 S. Broad), where she has dined the past few times she's been in town.

On Friday, she hosted a dinner for a large group of clients at McCormick & Schmick's (1 S. Broad), where she showed off some of her new hair products.

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:32 PM
Whipped bake shop carries these ugly sweater Christmas cookies.

´╗┐This morning, things got a little ugly on the TODAY Show.

Kathie Lee and Hoda were treated to a box of Ugly Holiday Sweater cookies from Whipped Bakeshop, the Philadelphia bakery known for its quirky confections. The cookies aired around 10:40am, in the fourth hour of TODAY, during a gift ideas segment with style expert Lilliana Vazquez. (See, connections can help. )

The featured 4-cookie box sets retail for $22.95 through Whipped's online store. Each set contains a vibrant, vintage-y mix of unique Christmas and Hanukkah sweaters cookies approximately 3.75" tall.

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:36 PM

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez chats with CineStars' Tara Petrolino to discuss the best fashion trends and beauty tips as the holiday party season is now underway.

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012, 11:58 AM

Shopping for accessories for friends and family? Nothing makes the hectic holiday shopping season merrier than finding the perfect gift with a cocktail in hand.

Virtual personal styling service CakeStyle will host a pop up shop of its latest acessories with its founder Cecelia Myers at The Sporting Club at the Bellevue on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and cocktails will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. They will also have a chance to win a Victoria diamond necklace from Adornia.

All proceeds from the one-day event will benefit The Hamels Foundation. The event is open to the public. RSVP, here.

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:36 AM

... and fashion is abounding.

I told you Sasha and Malia Obama were going to be the  women to watch in the White House. We already know the thunder the first lady can bring.

The photos of the Obamas in front of a Christmas tree released yesterday, speaks to a modern tween style sprinkled with the girls'sense of  individuality.

POSTED: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 1:38 PM

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to munch on delicious snacks and sip on wine to celebrate the newly opened boutique of Russian-born designer, Irina Sigal.  This cozy new shop is located at 2038 Locust Street.  If chic, sleek, and minimal is your style, this is the lady to see.  Her thoughtful mix of structured wool and leather, coats and vests; as well as, draped dresses in jewel tones are custom fit for each patron.  The stylish dressmaker herself crafts beautiful jewelry herself (ie...that uber-cool zipper necklaces below), European stone and jewel encrusted evening clutches.  She is known for wielding her "magic" to re-craft materials that are considered unusable and has been given several "Best of Philly" awards for her collections and alteration expertise.  Along with providing expert repairs, and redesigns for her clients, Irina Sigal also does the same services for your currently owned formal and casualwear.  As a 20-something, every weekend is new wedding/"some-sort-of-celebration" and a skilled seamstress can revamp that old bridesmaid dress that's been sitting in your closet.  This isn't her first rodeo in Philly, Irina Segal brought her knowledge and achievements from Russia to the formal gown scene out of her Elkins Park boutique.  This location is still operated by the designer and she sells a selection of items at the renown Center City Boutique, Joan Shepp.

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