I was super happy to see an ANTM photoshoot (…yeah, I still watch. I can’t help myself) a couple of weeks ago with L.A.’s Lucha Vavoom, the enormously entertaining lucha libre/burlesque/comedy group with the motto of “sexo y violencia.” They’re in town tonight at the Electric Factory, check ‘em out! But in the meantime, check out this shot of contestant Liz looking batshit insane.
Fabric Horse’s old slot in the Piazza storefronts is being filled by Tenshi Beauty Bar, which is an organic-type makeup line by Brandi DaVila of Salon Tenshi in Spring Garden. I think Spring Garden is the probably the best neighborhood classification, as it’s at 10th and just above Spring Garden St.; the neighborhood boundaries around there are kind of vague and the “Loft District” obviously doesn’t exist, seriously there’s like three loft buildings in an area of a couple square blocks and it’s suddenly a district?. Anyhow, it’ll open May 1.
Here’s a photo from the Philly Real Estate blog:
Speaking of real estate and neighborhoods, we at the PW style blog are trying out this thing where we’re tagging all our Philly-relevant posts with the zip code we’re talking about, so you can search for stuff in your neighborhood. Northern Liberties is, for example, 19123. Feed us back!
Amberella Gallery, in the Piazza, is selling off its sweet-ass Adam Wallacavage chandeliers. It’s price upon request, which generally translates to “more than I can afford,” but if you’re interested in having something that’ll make everyone stop and say AWESOME, email email@example.com about it. Here’s another pic of one that’s for sale:
Awesome, y/y? Sadly, the ad has already been taken down, so it’s either already been purchased or the person posting thought better of it. Is it sad that I would 100% want this couch for growing cilantro/parsley/basil?
Curious whether this means Print Liberation is also being pushed out of the Piazza before its 2-year lease is up, like City Paper’s Felicia D’Ambrosio says just happened to Fabric Horse:
“I signed a license agreement [with property developers Tower Investments] for two years,” says Collins. “By the terms of the licensing agreement, either party could cancel it at any time with 30 days’ notice. They said they had found an upscale boutique willing to pay three times my current rent.”
After opening up shop in the Piazza last spring, Fabric Horse Workshop is closing its doors. Thankfully, it’s only temporary, because they’re packing up and heading to a new space. This time, they’ll be getting cozy with the folks at R.E.Load Bags. Score sale items now through Wednesday.
This jawn came in too late for Emily F.’s weekly roundup of weekend fun.
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Here’s the deal, kittens. You already know this, but: It’s fucking be-yoo-tiful outside right now and it’s staying this way through the weekend.
But come Tuesday, it’s going to be chilly-willy again.
If you can’t bear the thought of wearing your winter coat one more day this year, why not splurge and invest in something new for next winter? Sure, it’s a little early, but every smart shopper knows now is the time to stock up cheaply.
NoLibs boutique Oma Vintage is knocking 20 percent off the price of all coats and heavy sweaters to make way for lightweight wearables. Stop by soon and be prepared for Mother Nature’s spring cockblock.