Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
Last week, our city welcomed the return of The Philadelphia Collection, which kicked off on September 17 with trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows.
Missed out on the fashionable action? Don't worry, there are three more days of fabulous Philly style for you to take advantage of. Below, you can take a look at our top picks for the close out of The Philadelphia Collection 2014.
So, on your mark, get ready — and shop!
Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.
Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.
Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Come see the Cayetano Legacy Collection statement jewelry trunk show. Local company Imbue machine-washable clothing trunk show will be offering-20% off. Bronzed Bee airbrush tanning studio is also offering 20% off packages.
Guests will enjoy freshed baked mini cupcakes from special guest Courtney Lapresi of Master Chef along with light fare and bubbly will they shop and get style tips from Imbue & CLC representatives.
Where: 406 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.
Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103
A visually tantalizing evening showcasing the best of local Philly men and women fashion with an exciting collaboration between some of the most innovative & creative boutiques, and salons in the South Street Headhouse District.
Master of Ceremonies is America's Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff.
Cash Bar, Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, Rain or Shine, Fashionable Attire Required
RSVP only, VIP Tickets available for $25 at SouthStFashion.Eventbrite.com
Where: 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Preview of exclusive, handmade, one-of-a-kind wallets, clutches, cuffs, cross body bags, clothing and MORE. All while enjoying spa treatments & sampling wine selections.
Where: 7175 Ogontz Avenue, Suite C, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Sincerely Syreeta is back on the scene with another must-hit event. This time the popular Philadelphia blogger and lifestyle influencer is presenting the second edition of her new, provocative series, Sincerely Chosen: The Live Interview Series.
On Thursday, July 17 at East Eden Vegan Restaurant, the second Sincerely Chosen show will feature special guest Melanie Yvette Martin, Associate Beauty and Style Editor of Ebony.com. Melanie has local ties to Philadelphia by way of Temple University where she earned a B.A. in Communications.
Melanie has always been in love with beauty, style, and female empowerment which was manifested early in her college career as the host of her own radio show, Fabulously Focused. Her devotion to female empowerment continues to be seen and felt as the written voice behind Beautifully Brown, a weekly column where Black women of all hues are celebrated and beauty is adored from the brown girl’s perspective.
Melanie will be interviewed about her personal journey, trends in beauty and style, being a brown girl in the media industry, building a beauty/style based media brand, and her thoughts on other hot topics.
Definitey check this one out!
A new, dope exhibition is about to hit the Parkway again, and we're hooking you up with tickets to the opening night at The Barnes Foundation with the artist, Rich Medina and more.
Sought after British artist of Nigerian descent Yinka Shonibare will be exhibiting 15 pieces from his collection at The Barnes. The Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders exhibition will be at The Barnes from January 24-April 21.
Don't miss the opening night of Magic Ladders on January 24. The night will be packed with live music and performance featuring DJ Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project, and of course, special guest Shonibare. Find out how to enter for a chance to be there below.
Enter for a chance to go to the opening night of Yinka Shonibare’s Magic Ladders exhibition at The Barnes. You and a guest will get to party from 6-9 p.m. with Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi and The Pagode Project.
To enter, follow us on Twitter and Tweet:
This contest runs through 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Click here to see the official rules.
Philadelphia Welcomes Yinka Shonibare Featuring Rich Medina & More
When: January 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
(6–7:30 p.m. Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project | 7:30–9 p.m. Rich Medina)
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Cost: $25 Open Night | $20 Members | $35 Artist Talk
More info: barnesfoundation.org
Hey, all of you Philly-fashionistas and stylish guys - things are about to get haute!
Philly Fashion Week returns for another season of hot fashions from all around the world. We're talking about the world's top designers showcasing their latest collections, as Philly induldges on its passion for all things new and couture. So, pick out your best pumps, and put your best foot forward for this celebration of style, fashion and Philly!
You can get more information here.
Philly Fashion Week
February 21 - 23, 2013
Click here for times and location details.
Take a break from overly crowded malls and do some local shopping in Philadelphia this Black Friday. Some of our favorite boutiques are having some serious Black Friday sales. And, Philly is making it a little easier for you to get your jump start on holiday shopping.
Insider fact: The term “Black Friday” originated right here in Philly.
819 N. 2nd Street
Their annual “Black on Black” sale is back for Black Friday. They’ll be offering 30% off anything black and 15% off everything else. Hot cider (spiked or not) will be served all weekend.
750 S. 4th Street
Look for two happenings at Bus Stop on Black Friday. Running all day long, the “Black on Black Sale” offers customers 20% off all Autumn/Winter “black” styles. That evening, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., take part in the latter event, a collaborative holiday shopping party with Three Sirens Boutique. Receive free styling tips and learn different ways to mix and match the same holiday fashions from party to party without looking like a rerun. Enjoy “Little Black Dress” wine and nibbles while you shop and swap styling suggestions.
1050 N. Hancock Street (Piazza at Schmidt's)
Unique, one of a kind, limited edition pieces. Jewelry and clothing from independent labels and affordable prices. On Black Friday, EA Effect is offering up to 50% off of Amaresinh, Heartless Revival, Pearl in Crown, Independent Flavor and other local and independent designers. Shop locally, far from mainstream and close to cool.
219 Market Street
Enjoy a champagne shopping spree and storewide sale, as everything from sequin tops, adorable gifts, accessories, little black dresses to jackets and more will be discounted. There will also be a Special Sample Sale, a $20 rack of one-of-a-kind pieces. Plus, get a beautiful silver or gold rose ring with purchase of $50 or more.
153 N. 3rd Street
Enjoy a 40% discount on all Isabel Marant, Wednesday through Saturday! (The store is closed Thanksgiving Day.)
Manayunk White Friday
Canal View Park (Main & Cresson Streets)
Manayunk celebrates “White Friday” with the city’s first Christmas Tree lighting, caroling, Santa Claus and an outdoor bridal gown show by Nicole Miller.
For the first time in the 21-year history of SEPTA’s Santa Express, Philadelphia-area families can arrive at the Gallery at Market East on Black Friday, not just in style, but for free, thanks to Constellation Energy. On Santa Express trains, Santa’s helpers will spread goodwill by passing out goodie bags to children. The trains will be full of onboard fun, including magicians, face painters, costumed characters and, of course, Santa and the Mrs. Claus.
120 S. 17th Street
Take a shopping break on Black Friday with a special happy hour, noon - 7:00 p.m. including great cocktail, wine and beer specials.
121 S. 17th Street
From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., you’re definitely going to need to take a load off from a day of hardcore shopping. Enjoy $7 signature cocktails, $5 wine(s) of the day and half-priced bar bites.
For more shopping spots and tips, check out uwishunu's post.
Attention fashion fanatics looking for the hottest summer looks! Philly 360 Fashion Insider Rakia was spotted giving a few ladies some fresh summer makeovers.
Watch all three segments to see the style transformations.
Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene When: June 12-August 16 Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street Cost: $14, adults; $10, youth (4-12 years), students, seniors More info: www.aampmuseum.org House balls have played a significant role in…
BlackStar Film Festival When: July 30 through August 2 Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street; See website for additional venues. Cost: General Tickets TBA, Festival Passes $100-$150 More info: www.blackstarfest.org Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, the…