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Teen Heart Throbs at Kiehls This Weekend

Yep, Zach Morris (Mark Paul Gosselar) will be in town this weekend for the AmFar Liferide. This is basically where a bunch of celebs join together to raise money for AIDS research while looking badass on motorcycles. It’s probably the most vain way to support a foundation, but, hey, these are celebrities we’re talking about. Jason Lee and Tyson Beckford will also be there, no doubt sweating with their shirts off while a Harley sings between their legs. Huh, what? What were we talking about?

Oh, right, charity. Top Chef Jennifer Carrol will host the event and, hopefully, be feeding people while she’s at it. The best part: just by attending the event, you can get a 15% off discount at Kiehl’s.

Monday, August 1st, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

abigail | Jul 29 2011 11:38am | EVENTS, good cause, local biz, AmFar, kiehls, LifeRide | Comments 0

Carmelita Couture Closing Sale


Well folks, another one bites the dust. After only a little over a year, on Saturday, Carmelita Couture will be closing it’s doors forever to focus on the re-launch of their online store and exclusive designs for 2012.

The good news: everything in the store will be 30-40 percent off until then.  That gives you about two days to bid Carmelita adieu in the best possible way…by stocking up on their wonderful designs.


Carmelita Couture

May 2010-July 2011

Catch The Academy of Awesome Tour!

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Today, from 3-7pm, The Paul Frank Winnebago will be parked at the Piazza for Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Tour. With it comes a lot of fun, awesome activities including, a creation station where you can make custom screen printed tote bags, temporary tattoo parlor, an interactive listening lounge, product showroom , moble museum, ping pong tables and corn hole.

If you have a dog, bring he/she along. Not only is there going to be a Puppy Prom (no idea what that is), but they’re setting up a “VIP Barking Lounge.”

Sounds like a hell of a time to me!

Nicole Finkbiner | Jul 27 2011 1:26pm | EVENTS, crafts, great idea, philly, what to do, Paul Frank | Comments 0

Support SAVA Kickstarter

SAVA Kickstarter

Support the SAVA Kickstarter Project!

Your help is imperative, in order to have the fundraiser be a success, we need to meet our entire funding goal of $8,500. Donations can be as small as $1, $10, $25 or more and in exchange you will get some great gifts from SA VA! We hope you can donate to our KICKSTARTER .

Here are the great items you will get when you pledge!

Pledge $10 or more
Limited edition SA VA Sac – Reusable fashion shopping tote & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show

Pledge $25 or more
One of a kind & original gouache SA VA fashion illustration of the spring 2012 Collection & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show

Pledge $75 or more
SA VA Upcycled Yoga Bag – Made from City of Philadelphia Street Banners & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show

Pledge $100 or more
All of the above + two VIP Tickets to our SA VA Spring 2012 Fashion Show & Community Street Fair.

Pledge $200 or more
SA VA hand shibori dyed scarf + all of the above

Pledge $500 or more
Designer for a Day – Come to the SA VA Garment Center & Design Studio and help us design a signature style garment with your inspiration to be named after you and sold at our SA VA store. AND you get one of the pieces! + 2 VIP Tickets to the SA VA Spring 2012 Fashion Show & Community Street Fair.

Support the SAVA Kickstarter!

fajr muhammad | Jul 26 2011 10:45am | FASHION, local biz, local designer(s), philly, kickstarter, SAVA | Comments 0

PW Style Dons Daffy’s Fall Styles

me_jacketWe here at PW Style love clothes just as much as we love a good bargain. We assume our readers do too.

So when Daffy’s asked if we’d like to see some of the apparel they’ll be unleashing for the fall, we responded promptly and appropriately: “Hells yeah!!”

If you’ve never been their Center City location—or any of their other locations in New York and New Jersey—you’ve been missing out on multiple floors worth of discounted designer fashions and accessories for men, women, juniors and kids. They even have a selection of home goods and décor.

Anyway, the store was kind enough to let us borrow an entire rack of some of their fall apparel. Rather than simply photographing the clothes on the rack, we figured we’d go all out and actually model them for you.

Unfortunately, there weren’t any men or children around willing to take part in the photo shoot. We can however assure you they had some really nice options for them, especially the men’s blazers.

Here are the women’s items that PW’s lovely editorial intern, Kelly Offner and myself and I were able to fit into (sadly some of the cutest pieces were just too small).

[DISCLAIMER: We are not professional models and this was not a professional photo shoot. All photos were taken by PW’s very own Senior Editor, Nina Hoffman in a random conference room]


LEFT: jacket: $39.99, dress: $32.99.  RIGHT: blouse: $13.99, pants: $16.99, suit jacket: $16.99 // RIGHT: top: 7.99, pants: $16.99, jacket: $19.99. LEFT: blouse: $39.99, pants: $19.99.


blouse: $13.99, pants: $16.99, suit jacket: $16.99


LEFT: skinny jeans: $23.99, blouse: $19.99. RIGHT: tube top: $7.99, backpack: $11.99.


LEFT: dress: $29.99. RIGHT: jeans: $23.99, blouse: $16.99

(TOP photo: leather jacket: $19.99, tube top: $7.99, dress pants: $19.99)

A Three Sirens Summer Blowout


To make room for their fall apparel, Three Sirens Boutique in Old City is in a rush to clear out their summer inventory. As a result, today and tomorrow they’ll be offering 30-50 percent off all summer clothing and 15-30 percent off accessories. Oh, and they also have free air conditioning. So don’t let the scorching heat stop you from scouring a great bargain.

You wouldn’t want to miss on cute dresses like these would, ya?

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XPoNential Music Fest: What to Wear


The 2011 XPoNential Music Fest is this weekend, folks, and the lineup is pretty killer. We’ve got classics like Emmy Lou Harris, Booker T. and Ben Folds mingling with lo-fi gazers Sun Airway, Kuf Knotz, Clap Your Hand Say Yeah (where have they been?) and the tried and true Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.

You read a lot of posts out there as to what to wear to a music fest, but it’s like those people have never been outdoors before. I mean, wedges? What are they thinking? So we rounded up stuff to wear so you can concentrate less on your outfit on more on the music.

The Jeffrey Campbell cut-out combat boot seems like the perfect festival footwear. I know, I know, it’s going to be a scorcher and you want to wear sandals. But, think about it, it’s an outdoor festival and the things you’ll be stepping in are the stuff nightmares are made of. Outdoor concerts are just glam construction sites, so you’ll want to cover your feet, but the cut-out gives you a bit of ventilation if you need it.

Okay, here’s why the Pinder Dress by BB Dakota is a perfect festival dress. Number one, it’s cheap, it’s on a crazy sale for $17 bucks and you wouldn’t want to wear anything above $17 bucks into a job john. Secondly, it’s long, but not too long. You don’t want to wear a mini anything because most of your time will be spent lounging on the ground on a blanket and you don’t want to worry about flashing everyone all the time. However, you don’t want something too long that’s going to pick up everything on the ground as you walk, nor do you want to accidentally pee on your dress, which is a real threat. Thirdly, it’s got some ‘tude, which most summer dresses lack. It’s not white, so you won’t worry about getting it dirty and, lastly, it’s not too loose or too tight.


You’ve got a pretty face, keep it that way. Miss Selfridge’s preppy straw hat is a good one. It’s quirky, the brim isn’t too long so you won’t look like some debutante, and, best of all, it’s cheap (about 7 bucks), so if it flies off your head or you lose it in a  drunken stupor, it’s no big deal.

Now, enjoy the show and don’t forget your sani-wipes!

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