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POSTED: Friday, October 5, 2012, 4:24 AM

Blonde Gang are a hip-hop/pop collective from Philadelphia with serious attitude. Not only does their music embrace creativity and individuality, but their fashion sense promotes these qualities as well. Brightly colored hair, energized stage performances, and unique fashion tastes are a way of life and self-fulfillment for each group member. Beyond just the music, Blonde Gang members Lyve (Evyl Ot Laer), Kidd Sweeny, Bok Nero, Plane Walker, Shy the Social Misfit, Jamiil, Reese, and Sik are working to start a positive group movement that welcomes social outsiders looking for a comfortable home. Sik, the group’s visual creator, has a printed clothing line, Amekaji, which has been gaining fans all over Philly. It's not uncommon to see someone on the subway rocking one of their t-shirts or hoodies. Be sure to find them on Facebook and Twitter!


Blonde Gang w/ Abstract Verses, Sodacan Man
The Blockley
3801 Chestnut St.
Saturday, October 6th
8:00 pm
Tickets
POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 2:58 PM
Filed Under: Style

Fall means one thing. Sweater weather. There’s nothing us ladies love more. Well, maybe there is one thing. And that’s cozying up next to you when the fall wind blows. We want to put our hands in your sweater when it’s cold outside.

Dominique Negron, 24yr old fashion blogger gets it! She is Stylist and Creative Director for her clothing brand, Couture Vulture, and has launched the fall men's look book featuring the coziest looking crewneck sweatshirts alongside retro graphic tees. These tees are perfect for layering under sweatshirts, especially after we take yours hostage. Catch the men’s fall look book here.

Also, check out couturevulture.com which has items for both guys and girls that we are sure all will love.

POSTED: Friday, September 28, 2012, 9:40 AM

While cooler weather around the corner may seem gloomy, your outerwear doesn't have to follow suit with these cute brooches.

Sundry Retro Brooch

For the romantic, this pin would look perfect on a navy blazer paired with camel ankle boots. Available at Anthropologie.

Record Player Brooch

Let everyone know your love for vinyl with this mini record player on your lapel. Plus, the record spins! Available at Hannah Zakari.

Favorite Flavor Pin

Your date won't have to do much guesswork to figure out your favorite post-movie snack spot with this cherry red pin. Available at Modcloth.

Finch Brooch

Handmade and covered with real pages from an old copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, this pin will secretly show off your literary smarts. Available at Etsy.

Tailed and Tiny Pin

Hold down your head scarf on windy days with this friendly mouse pin that will double as a snuggly companion. Available at Modcloth.

Studded Croc Bow Brooch

Tone down the girlieness with this studded brooch and wear it like a bowtie on your collared shirts. Available at Topshop.

Fox Brooch

This adorable pin by Tatty Devine is the perfect friend to make you smile through the chilly air. Available at Karmaloop.

Eliah the Elephant Brooch

Made by Haberdash House, this pin will catch everyone's eye as Eliah shows off his flashy jewel back. Available at Hannah Zakari.

ASOS Stud Collar Brooch with Chain

POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:35 AM

Look 1

The Jeans: Levi's Demi Curve High-Rise Skinny Jean in Wine - Available at Urban Outfitters.

The Boots: (left) Leopard Booties - Available at Forever 21.

(right) Studded Mid-Heel Ankle Boots in Sand - Available at Zara.

Look 2

The Jeans: Plaid Cuff Pants - Available at Forever 21 Men.

The Boots: (left) Teagan Boot in Gaucho - Available at Dr. Martens.

(right) Desert Snug Boot in Taupe Distressed Suede - Available at Clarks.

Look 3

The Jeans: BDG Coated Twig Mid-Rise Jean Available at Urban Outfitters.

The Boots: (left) Boots in Black Suedette - Available at H&M.

(right) Studded Ankle Boot in Black - Available at Zara.

Look 4

The Jeans: Jachs Dixon Pant in Grey - Available at Kembrel.

The Boots: (left) Bed:Stu Lucious Boots in Brown Suede - Available at Kembrel.

(right) Vans OTW Howell in Brown/Bone - Available at UBIQ.

Look 5

The Jeans: Life In Progress Zip Pocket Colored Skinny Jeans - Available at Forever 21.

The Boots: (left) Dolce Vita Joust Suede Ankle Boot - Available at Urban Outfitters.

(right) Back Zipper Hardsole Boot in Brown Suede - Available at Minnetonka.

Look 6

The Jeans: Standard Cloth Skinny Jean in Maroon - Available at Urban Outfitters.

The Boots: (left) Boots in Dark Blue - Available at H&M.

(right) Boxcar Boots in Brown Leather - Available at Steve Madden.

Look 7

The Jeans: Pilcro Serif Printed Corduroy Legging - Available at Anthropologie.

The Boots: (left) Gaunt Suede Bootie in Forest Green - Available at ALDO.

(right) Perry Ankle Boot in Garnet - Available at Bass Shoes.

POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012, 3:38 AM

A little bit sweet, a little bit spooky. We've compiled a list of eight family-friendly haunted activities and the accessories to match to keep you stylish and cozy for every kind of outing.

Fall for Foliage Bracelet

Just in time for leaf-peeping, let everyone know which season is your favorite with this rustic-inspired bracelet. Available at Modcloth.

Shady Brook Farm

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hilly Road
Yardley, PA 19067
215-968-1670

Shady Brook Farms offers a farm market, U-Pick crops, deli, and garden center. Their Pumpkinfest is open daily this year from September 29th through October 31st. Apples and Pumpkins are sold by the pound and the $12 general admission includes wagon rides, a corn maze, and a dozen more activities. Half price admission is offered on 9/15, 16, 22, and 23. Stay into the evening for Horrorfest, Shady Brook Farm's offering of four spooky attractions. The Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, 3-D Alien Encounter, and Carnage are open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during October. Find them on Facebook here!

Sparkle & Fade Printed Pleated Maxi Skirt

This breezy chiffon maxi skirt is the perfect length and color for fall. Whether you are sitting on a picnic blanket or taking a spin on a hayride, this number will keep you covered. Available at Urban Outfitters.

Field of Screams

Field of Screams
191 College Avenue
Mountville, PA 17554

The Field of Screams is open this fall from September 14th through November 4 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Plus, they will be open on Halloween. Activities include the Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, and Frightmare Asylum. A $5 off coupon is available through email by signing up for the mailing list.

OBEY Standard Issue Windbreaker


Even in the dark, you won't have any trouble holding on to your best man friend in this brightly colored water-resistant windbreaker. Plus, he'll stay dry even if you start crying on his shoulder after the evil clown carnival tunnel. Available at Arcadia Boutique.

Pennhurst Asylum

Pennhurst Asylum
Church Street and Bridge Road
Spring City, PA 19475

Pennhurst Asylum is open for haunts from September 21 through November 4. Hours and availability vary. Activities include the Dungeon of Lost Souls, The Tunnel Terror, and the Ghost Hunt. A $5 off coupon is available for on-site purchases here.

Staring at Stars Long-Sleeved Slit Sleeve Top

For those in-between weather days, let this top take you through the temperature transitions. Just don't let the zombies with chainsaws find your exposed arms. No sweat! Available at Urban Outfitters.

The Valley of Fear

Valley of Fear
301 West Bristol Road
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

The Valley of Fear is open this year from September 28th through November 3rd on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Attractions include the Haunted Hayride, Scary Tales, and the Zombie Escape Maze. Giveaways, live bands, magicians, and more will also be featured nightly. Coupon specials and family packs are available here.

Ben Sherman Cardigan Shawl

Stay cozy while waiting in line at Linvilla for caramel-covered apples and apple cider or at the Bates Motel for a night of screams. Available at Kembrel. 

The Bates Motel

Bates Motel at Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Road (Rt. 352)
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Rated as one of the Scariest Haunted Houses and Attractions in America by America Haunts, The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is sure to be a scream for adults and children ages 8+. The Bates Motel is open this year from September 28 through November 4th. Hours and availability vary. Activities include the Haunted Hayride, Bates Motel, and the Haunted Corn Maze. A $5 off coupon is available for web ticket purchases here. Don't forget to like them on Facebook!

Diamond Lace Sweater


The delicate geometric pattern and light color of this cropped hi-low 100% merino wool sweater by Micaela Greg may not be ideal for hayrides, but is a cute layering option for stopping by Styer's or Linvilla for produce picking and stocking up for a picnic. Available at Arcadia Boutique.

Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063
610-876-7116

Linvilla Orchards offers six types of hayrides, Pick Your Own crops, and an extensive Farm Market including a bakery and garden store. Festivals and other special events available all year round. This year, the Pumpkinland Harvest Festival is from September 8 through November 4. Don't forget to like them on Facebook!

Gold and Yellow Beaded Necklace

Keep up with one of fall's biggest trends with this bib necklace that is the perfect color for the season. Now if only our butternut squash and sweet corn could look so delightful, life would be perfect. Available at Piper Boutique.

Styer's Orchards and Market

Styer's Orchards and Market
121 Woodbourne Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-757-7646

Make sure to stop by Styer's Market for fall-themed gifts and fresh produce for all of your picnic needs. The deli is sure to be a home run with a variety of sandwiches and party tray offerings. Plus, the bakery features nearly 20 varieties of pie and not a single one looks less-than-perfect. Uh oh. Find them on Facebook here!

Lamar Boot in Dark Purple

The yellow and gold necklace from Piper paired with these richly-colored boots from by Belle Sigerson Morrison are a match made in heaven. Kick it up a knotch with a taupe maxi dress, printed skinny belt, and straw sun hat for your trip to the pumpkin patch or facepainting with the kids. Available at Knit Wit.

Corn Cob Acres

Corn Cob Acres Field of Fun
191 College Avenue
Mountville, PA 17554
(located at the Field of Screams)

Activities include a Pumpkin Playhouse, face painting, pedal karts, and a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch. Unlimited, all day play is included with admission. Birthday packages and group rates are also available. Find them on Facebook here!

POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 2:52 PM

Warm Hues Hexagon Cookie Gift Box


These hexagonal vanilla shortbread cookies are inspired by crocheted afghans and look just as vibrant as maple leaves. Brighten up your cookie jar with these lovelies stacked inside. Available at Whipped Bakeshop.

Whirled Leaves Wreath

This wreath is subtly elegant and is the perfect all year round. But, it can totally be duplicated in a DIY project using brown paper bags or dried leaves. Plus, you can use it for a number of holidays just by wrapping coordinated silk garland or pushing sprigs of glitter in the middle. Available at Terrain.

Skeleton Scarf in Lavender

This piece by Thomas Paul is a fashionable cotton voile scarf that can also be used as a shawl or pareo. Available at roots inc.

Owl Umbrella Stand

What a hoot! This little guy would look so friendly in an entrance hallway and is probably the closest to a real butler that you can get. Available at Hello World.

Stewart and Brown Big Tee Dress in Cantaloupe

This simple oversized t-shirt dress is just breezy enough for running around but the medium length sleeves and rich rusty color are perfect for fall. Plus, the tie at the waist can be adjusted for a looser fit or cinched-in effect. Available at Arcadia Boutique.

Julie Moon Ceramic Skulls

Honestly, these ceramic skulls would look great as bookends all year round. Try them as the centerpiece for the dining room table with dried flowers. Available at Art Star.

Cheese Accompaniment Set

Whether you prefer red wine or craft beer, this set is the perfect compliment to your holiday cheese arrangement. Available at Di Bruno Bros.

Greensgrow Farms

Custom made window boxes, assorted pumpkins, squash, and sunflowers are just a few of the autumn-themed goodies you can find at their farm market. Available at Greensgrow Farms.

ReAnimator Coffee

This small, locally owned and operated micro roaster based in Fishtown is perfect for all of you coffee enthusiasts. How cute is the packaging? Available at a number of grocers and cafes across the city. Look here for a complete list.

POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 2:51 PM
Filed Under: Awesome | Phrequency Approved | Style

Albeit Lipstick in Peony

It's true, Anthropologie has taken their first step into cosmetics and has released a six-piece lipstick collection named Albeit. With a gorgeous color selection, retro-inspired gold tube, and cute packaging, picking up every color might be too easy. Vermillion, Mulberry, and Bisque are a few of the available shades. Available at Anthropologie for $18.

Coffee Scrub


Start your morning off right with this coffee body scrub that should awaken even the most tired of eyes. Available at Duross & Langel for $19.

Rhuby Soap


Art in the Age is a local favorite known for their specialty artifacts and craft spirits. Featuring lemongrass, coriander, and vanilla oils among other organic ingredients, it is a vibrant addition to one's bathroom. Available at AITA for $7.

U Bee Well Lip Balm


Barbara Gettes of The Spinning Leaves makes a seriously delicious lip balm with local beeswax and honey, lavender essential oil, organic tea tree oil, and the best olive oil she can afford! Her lip balm and more can be ordered directly from her Blogspot for $4 and is also available at The Herbiary (Reading Terminal and Chestnut Hill), Milk & Honey and the Mariposa Food Co-op (West Philly), and Art in the Age (Old City) for $3.

Mustache Wax


For the perfect all-day hold, this lightly scented wax with coriander and ginger essential oils will last you about a year's worth of mustachioed style. Available at Volta Organics for $10. 


Lavender & Aloe Skin Cream


No need to take a personal spa day when you have this soothing cream at home. Let the relaxation begin! Available at Bubs & Scrubs for $15.


Aww...Paw


Dogs need love too! This salve will not only cure dry paws but will take care of your hands too. It's also good on tattoos! Available at Emma's Friends for $6.

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.
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