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Archive: May, 2013

POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:08 AM

Madewell, the younger, hipper sister brand of J. Crew, confirmed Friday that it will make its Center City debut on Walnut Street this fall.

A rep told me the store is slated to open on Sept. 24, just in time to stock up on nifty boots, flannel selections, chunky sweaters, and Madewell's denim offerings.

The new boutique will be located at 1716 Walnut St., the current home of Arden B. Madewell is also located at the King of Prussia Mall. Urban dwellers, meanwhile, can get a feel for the brand's aesthetic by perusing the J. Crew on Chestnut.

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:42 PM

Our weekend shopping picks in the Philadelphia region.

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:03 PM
Rihanna wearing a red shade of lipstick at the Grammys. What would RiRi say now? (AP Photo) (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

From RiRi Woo to RiRi ew.

A Harlem woman is suing MAC Cosmetics after she allegedly contracted herpes from a lipstick that a MAC representative applied to her at a pop-up shop earlier this month.

The NY Daily News reports Starkeema Greenidge attended a Rihanna concert on May 7 at the Barclays Center when the offending incident occured. Greenidge stopped into a MAC pop-up and allowed an employee to rub RiRi Woo, a ruby red shade of lipstick endorsed by Rihanna, onto her upper lip - straight from the tube. The rep then told her to 'press her lips together and spread the lipstick around,' it says in the suit.

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:43 AM
A Camper store in Brazil. (LinkedIn)

Minimalist shoe brand Camper is expected to open in the city by year's end, WWD reports.

The company was conceived in Majorca more than three decades ago, and there are currently more than 300 Camper stores worldwide. Locals can find the brand's shoes at Benjamin Lovell Shoes (119 S. 18th St.) and Bus Stop Boutique (727 S. 4th St.)

More to come.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:08 PM
The offending catalog image of Kate Upton.

Multiple reports indicate supermodel Kate Upton is not-too-happy with Victoria's Secret for re-publishing images of her from 2011 in its latest catalog.

Upton, who catapulted to fame after appearing on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in addition to being featured in multiple viral Internet clips, graces the back cover of Victoria's Secret's latest catalog as it was revealed Tuesday.

Though the photos were republished without Upton's permission, Victoria's Secret owns the rights to the image of the curvy 20-year-old in a basic, black, Body by Victoria bra with Memory Fit technology. A source tells Page Six, "Kate's not currently contracted to work with Victoria's Secret, and they didn't contact her before they used these images."

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:16 PM

A few weeks ago, I spent a day hitting up the local eyewear boutiques Philly has to offer. I started my search in Center City in Rittenhouse Square stopping into Blink and Eyesite, then headed over to Modern Eye over in Midtown. Margot-Camille in Old City was my last stop, where I received some European schooling on the art of bespoke eye-frames. Plenty of the styles shown are unisex and available in various colors and frame shapes.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:23 AM
Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce pose for picture during an interview at their showroom in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Could two of the world's most successful designers go from concocting couture creations for stars like Madonna, to wearing orange jumpsuits?

Last month, Italy's Tax Commission slapped Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce with a whopping fine of €343.40 million (about $440 million at current exchange) in a prolonged tax evasion case. Prosecutor Gaetano Ruta said in his closing arguments Wednesday that the designer duo should be sentenced to 2 years and six months in prison, WWD reports, for failing to declare $1.3 billion in income to authorities. Italian news outlet Ansa reports that Ruta stated, "They are the ones who profited most from the operation."

The case stems from the 2004 sale of Dolce & Gabbana and D&G to Gado Srl, a Luxembourg-based holding company which Italian authorities believe was created by the designers to avoid hefty corporate taxes within the country.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:02 AM
Molly Sims and Bradley Cooper attend the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo)

The three-floor beauty store slated to open this Friday is marking its Center City debut with celebrity appearances.

Supermodel, actress and mom Molly Sims will join Ulta executives for the opening of the new Rittenhouse-based store (1619 Walnut St.) along with Devyn, the new winner of Oxygen Network's "The Face."

Glamour contributing beauty editor Andrea Pomerantz-Lustig will be on-site to give makeup tips and sign copies of her new book, "How to Look Expensive."

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