The other day, via her Twitter account, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino announced her upcoming clothing line for Urban Outfitters. Set to hit stores this May, there were no other details given about the line, with the exception of the photo below, courtesy of Cosentino. The breezy romper, featuring a duo of fabrics, angular pocket flaps and paired with a cross necklace is a great look for hanging out in the city on a sunny day this Spring and Summer.
As far as the price range goes, we can only guess that it will be similar to UO’s 2009 collaboration with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, which ranged from $54 to $98. There’s no word on whether or not the line will include shoes and other accessories.
Cosentino’s personal style mixes retro California, grunge, urban chic, and vintage, and as a result is effortlessly cool and fun, having it come as no surprise that Urban Outfitters wanted her designs. In February of 2011, I saw Best Coast perform here in Philly; Cosentino may have spent the entire day beforehand sick in the hospital, but that did not stop her from giving a great performance, as well as wearing heels throughout the entire thing (with sweatpants, but trust me, she worked it.)
A maker of addictive hazy surf rock along with personal style that has character and variation, Cosentino is just as excited about releasing her line as we are about seeing what’s next to come.
Hop on the Tweets train with none other than The Sartorialist. Scott Schuman now has ownership of @Sartorialist on Twitter so you can get your favorite quips from your favorite street style photographer all day long in 140 characters or less. We suggest heading over to his blog as well, the recent snaps from Paris Fashion Week are brilliant!
—Leave it to Courtney Love to be the first celeb to ever get sued over her TWEETS. Yep! Fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir apparently didn’t like that Love called her a drug-pushing prostitute. NME
—Friendly reminder that HG TV Design Star will be hosting a casting call in Philadelphia on Monday, January 10. For details, check out Fajr’s post. PWStyle
-–Looks like Elle and Women’s Day might be sold to Hearst for some COLD HARD CASH. Meredith Corp. seems interested as well though, so who knows? Adweek
—Philly newsstand with a history of the South Street Militia, Rocky Horror Picture Show and fat cats (no really, it was 23 lbs.) re-opened on South St. The Inquirer tells us more on the varied past and hopeful future of Paper Moon. Inky
—There’s nothing like sipping delicious drinks by a fire on a cold night? Am I right or am I right? Thankfully this city has plenty of restaurant and bar options with fireplaces for those of us minus a hearth of our own. UWISHUNU
—Tonight brings us another inane awards show where we mostly just ogle what the celebs are wearing. The People’s Choice Awards start live streaming of the red carpet online at 7:30 p.m. People’s Choice
Arcadia Boutique has been sale-crazy as of late. Follow them on Twitter to get daily updates on what new deals they are offering. Tomorrow they are also hosting a trunk show of items by Chelsea Pearce of Canoe Crafts.
Philadelphia photographer with a flare for the outside-of-the-box portrait Zoe Strauss will be at B2 on Wednesday with signed copies of her book America. Be there between 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to nab a copy from her limited stock of 30 books.
Christmas sale at Abakus Takeout—buy one item and get one 60% off through December 24. Perfect for some last minute deals before the holidays!
Sugarcube has extended hours today through December 24 and they recently started carrying Richer Poorer, a line of men’s contemporary socks that would make any dapper gentleman on your list grin with holiday cheer.
Three Sirens Boutique is still offering free shipping on orders if you enter the code HOLIDAY2010 and they are also holding special holiday hours. Everyone loves free shipping, especially when it is this close to Christmas.
Spool has joined up with Ann Kelle for a giveaway of Ann Kelle’s Remix fabric line. Check out the Spool blog for details on how you can enter to win a pack of 45 five-inch squares, perfect for quilting!
-Naomi Campbell received a Special Recognition award at last night’s British Fashion Awards. Erratic and sometimes abusive behavior TOTALLY deserves a reward. Good job Camps. Yeah, that’s what her close friends call her. Did we just make that up? Of course we did. British Fashion Awards 2010
-John Lennon— music, social and fashion icon was shot and killed 30 years ago today. Fellow PW blog Make Major Moves gives us a few videos for perspective. Make Major Moves
-The Shops at Liberty Place are celebrating 20 years. Yes, 20 years of mall-like shopping without the flashmobs of The Gallery. Philly Chit Chat
-Ruh roh Mastercard, looks like you’ll need more than Scooby Doo and those pesky kids to go up against the “hacktivists.” TIME
-Hey Philly, get a headstart on that “lose 10 pounds” New Years resolution. Registration for Philadelphia Sports Network winter team sports opens today. PSN
-Don’t worry label-hungry shoppers, the rumors are all false! Fashion’s Night Out has officially been confirmed for September 2011. Fashionista
-Natalie Portman is the new face of Dior fragrance Miss Dior Cherie. Women’s Wear Daily gives us real-time updates from today’s press conference via Twitter. WWD
Arcadia Boutique shared a little news via Facebook and Twitter last night. We thought you might want to know it too. Methinks I’ll be swinging by 20th Street today to check out the new digs! For a Google map, check my earlier post about the newest Arcadia location.
Arcadia Boutique Rittenhouse 265 S. 20th Street (corner of 20th and Manning Sts)
Whether you’re looking for craft projections, stylish slideshows, or just up-to-the-minute details on local sales and deals, the best place to get the hook up is Twitter. Here’s 10 of our fave folks to follow.
DIY-nistas Erin and Megan let their Twitter followers peep previews of new merch as well as updating with info about exhibits in their NoLibs store.
Arcadia’s Ali McCloud updates frequently to alert readers about new merchandise and sales, as well as events in her NoLibs boutique. (We’re patiently awaiting her official word on the new Rittenhouse store!)
The Examiner’s Michelle Conron has her finger to the pulse of Philadelphia’s style scene and is happy to share her tips with you.I have to be honest, I’m still not 100 percent sure I get The Philadelphia Collection’s mission. It’s not Philly Fashion Week. It’s not Fashion’s Night Out. But it does mean a lot of well-dressed people wandering around town.
Despite the obnoxious use of “ph,” this Tweeter makes it her business to know what’s up in the fashion world. Following this account ensures that you’ll be able to hold conversation at your next cocktail party.
Local craftslady Sue Eggen (you know her flower headbands) is always an interesting read.
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