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POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 1:36 PM

This past weekend Made in America wasn't just about the music, the festival fashion was out of this world. We picked out the hottest, wildest and most festive outfits that our fab photographer, Marie Alyse Rodriguez, captured and put together the 11 looks we love at Made in America:

1. The 'tude, the flowers, the tank...we're loving it all.

2. Four ladies that put together four rad outfits. They're into the holiday spirit.

3.Best dressed besties. Adorable.
POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 12:11 PM

All summer long excitement was in the air as people waited anxiously for the arrival of the highly anticipated Made in America Festival that Jay-z announced in May. This past weekend, the festival finally arrived, and it was just as magical as we'd all hoped it would be, if not more.

With acts like Run DMC, Pearl Jam, Drake, The Hives, Calvin Harris, Santigold, a surprise performance from Kanye West and of course, Jay-z himself, this is an event that Philadelphia will never forget. Photos by Marie Alyse Rodriguez.

POSTED: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 5:31 AM

Phreq of the Week and owner of Aoki Boutique, Alina Alter is hosting an event for Fashion's Night Out on Thursday, September 6th at her store. Alina was recently featured in our Made in America festival fashion guide along with Dominique Negron from Couture Vulture who will be hosting a trunk show of her new collection that evening. Plus, the Ilsa Loves Rick for Aoki Jewelry Collection is set to debut. If that's not enough, champagne and a DJ will definitely get the party vibe going. All are invited to attend!


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POSTED: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:05 AM

September is right around the corner again and that means apple cider, lots of layering, and the Made in America festival! Just in time for "Back to School", it's also the best time to update your wardrobe and perfect your look. Some of our most stylish friends are here to show you how it's done!

 Rhiannon Janae

Who: Rhiannon Janae – / She is a 22yr old model, musician, and blogger who has been featured in Just Another Fashion Magazine and a number of campaigns.

What: Jeffrey Campbell 'Lita' Booties and Forever 21 Jacket

Why: I chose these two items because when it comes to fall, I am all about layering and black. A jacket to me is the most important item of clothing to have. It makes the outfit. Every fall I always try to find a new "leather" jacket to purchase. It looks great with jeans, dresses, leggings, skirts, you name it. You really can never go wrong with a leather jacket! My second most important accessory is my chunky Jeffrey Campbell platform boots. Number one: Every girl should own at LEAST one pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Number two: These boots take your fall outfit to a whole new edgy level. Not to mention the fact that you'll grow a couple inches in them!

Curran Swint

Who: Curran Swint – He is a 25yr old stylist, event planner, and vintage connoisseur . He is a Mt. Airy native who started KRT as a lifestyle clothing brand focused on bringing together men’s fashion inspiration and promoting positive self-image.

What: Jack Purcell sneakers and Weekender Bag by 611 Lifestyle.

Why: When going to a festival I would wear something stylish yet comfortable. I choose the Jack Purcell sneakers because it is simple and comfortable sneaker yet can still go well with any outfit. Also when out in festivals you may need some type of bag. Not saying that you have to carry the type of bag I have in my hand but something to keep some essentials with you.

Jana Kirn

Who: Jana Kirn – She is a 21yr old Retail Merchandising and Product Development student at FSU. She is in Philly for the summer as an intern for the Free People web studio at their home office. She started her blog as a creative outlet for her photography and style musings and hopes to inspire others through this medium.

What: Sienna Leather Boots from Free People, For Love & Lemons Luciana Dress from Planet Blue, and Vintage Alamo Backpack from Free People.

Why: A good pair of boots is essential on my festival must haves list. They give your feet good protection and will help you stay comfortable for hours of dancing.

Simple dresses are easy to throw on and perfect to accessorize with. One with long sleeves will help keep you warm in the fall without having to pack on a bunch of layers.

I have become a big fan of backpacks. Storing all your personal extras on your back is easy to manage and practical when you are walking between stages at a festival.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 3:17 AM

The Made in America Festival is without a doubt one of the most anticipated events this fall, and just when we thought this event couldn't get any better, Live Nation, Budweiser, and many more sponsors have managed to pull out even more stops.  Joining a stacked lineup that already includes Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, and Afrojack will be Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott, Alesso, Gary Clark Jr, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow, Otto Knows, Michael Woods, and Burns.  We are truly speechless.  This kind of talent all in one weekend is going to be epic to say the least.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 1:47 PM
Filed Under: Made in America | art

Our entire community is deeply saddened by the untimely and tragic death of Sabina Rose O’Donnell, loved by everybody who knew her.

Tomorrow night, Phrequency and McJawn will take over TRUST Gallery to show work by more than 40 unique artists in our theme group show Made In America.

Festivities begin at 6pm andfeature performances from Dolly Pardon, Dragonzord, and Univox. DJ Wolf.Fang will be spinning.

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