Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA FASHION WEEK DAY 1 Thursday Oct 8

Philadelphia Fashion Week, a three-day fashion extravaganza, will take place on October 8-10, 2009 at the 23rd Street Armory (23rd between Market and Chestnut streets) in Philadelphia. The high-end, sustainable event will fuse the best contemporary brands, directionally independent designers and street wear labels from Philadelphia and around the globe.
“The concept behind Philadelphia Fashion Week is to invite residents and visitors to celebrate the vibrant fashion, food, and arts and culture scene in Philadelphia,” said Kristie Bergey, executive director of Philadelphia Fashion Week and partner of CMK Entertainment, Fashion Week’s event producer. “In a city known for its rich history, we are proud to make history by producing the first fashion week in Philadelphia.” Here we find Philadelphia Daily Candy’s Meredith Lindemon and Kate Ryan (Katie looks like Reese Witherspoon, and is a whole lot nicer. Meredith thinks Katie is the daughter of Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon)
Chritine Bugg and Noel Perate, Freeman Interiors. Noel attended Moore College of Arts and is here to support the Alma Mater. NYC Fashion Week tickets are impossible to get. You have to either be a buyer, or know someone, and even when you know someone it’s tough to get that hot ticket. Although now they have been offering hotel packages with tickets, they start at $800 FOR ONE SHOW. So to have this event, on this scale available for $75 or $100 at the door, you should snap it up. It’s a bargain, plus you get to see about 6 shows a day, and experience what it’s like to be at an industry fashion show.
Kristin Insalaco, David Evangelista is one of the nation’s leading hair, makeup, and fashion experts and is a respected television personality and is the MC of tonight’s show, and Fashion writer and winner of the most colorful outfit tonight, Elizabeth Wellington..
Chris Gabello shooting the runway. It’s kinda nostalgic to be here with Chris. Tonight was also the Liberty Bell Medal event, which was given to Steven Spielberg. Chris and I shot that event together 2 years ago and spent the good amount of 4 hrs downtime just chatting about where we wanted to go with our careers. I think we’re doing exactly what we set out to do. And look at us without a chatting about it we both chose the Philadelphia Fashion Week over the Liberty Bell Medal. Right now Chris is working on the Varga Girl Calendar for 2010 (Varga Bar) Kate Ryan says look for the launch party to happen sometime in November or early December, at Varga Bar of course.
There were fashions by students from the Moore College of Art and Design, as well as looks by Brooklyn Royalty, Wrath Arcane, Love Brigade, Palmieri Jeans, Delicious, and Kill City. Fashionistas rocked out to music from This is a Shakedown and Black Landlord.
The daily schedule for Philadelphia Fashion Week:
4:00 p.m. Doors open to the public
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Best of student designers
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Street wear designers
8:00 p.m. Headlining concert
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Contemporary couture designers
Models exclusively represented by Wilhelmina Models will walk in Philadelphia Fashion Week. In the Fall of 2009, Wilhelmina of PA will be opening an office in Philadelphia. Led by Kelli Harman and Wilhelmina corporation. To learn more about the new branch or to book one of its many talented models, or actors contact Will Ball 215-870-0043 or email Will@wilhelminaofpa.com I see myself photographing a lot of exciting events with these folks in attendance. Will Ball and Rachel Stumpo or Stumpo as people in the field call her.
Lucy MacNichol, Kiera Daly & Rebecca Morley, Devine & Powers. Currently representing the new Kiptom Palomar Hotel opening next week at 17th & Sansom. Last week Palomar’s Gm Peggy M Trot gave PhillyChitChat a tour of the hotel. It’s beautiful and I will be posting the photos on Tuesday.

Who’s gonna sign these peeps:
Hanging in the I VIP room I found Jet Phynx – He said its not the clothes that make you but you that should make the clothes. This is where fashion can be a eclectic canvas for ones self. Jet Phynx(pronounced Phoenix) Is much more than your average Pop artist, being that he is also college educated in Fashion Merchandising as well. & Brawdway
Look for these two people to be going places. Check their video out on YouTube Philadelphia Fashion Week shows may last longer than the industry standard because designers can opt to mix their holiday 2009 collection in with looks from spring and summer 2010 lines
Philadelphia Fashion Week shows may last longer than the industry standard because designers can opt to mix their holiday 2009 collection in with looks from spring and summer 2010 lines
Action Park’s Gray Papa and designer Nicole Manning
Action Park is playing at the TrocaderoSunday night at 7PM

In between shows there was talking, there was shopping, there was eating, drinking and entertainment. This band was from Cleveland named “This is a Shakedown”Your admission price includes drinks & food. This will be the happening party in the City Tonight and Saturday night. Also this is really a unique event. Having covered 5 seasons at NYC Fashion Week Philadelphia’s Fashion Week has come the closest and perhaps has even succeeded the energy, and excitement of what a “Fashion Week” should be about. They have combined the runway, with the party with the socializing all under one “Tent”.
Oh and did I mention EYE CANDY – Dr. Matthew Bauer and Dr. Gabrielle Young (Bombshell Doctor website) These two doctors are out to change your life. They are taking their healthy lifestyle and writing a diet book on nutrition and fitness. They met in medical school where they were both fitness models too.
Executive Director of Fashion Week Kristie Bergey and DJ Adrian Hardy “Philadelphia Fashion Week is the largest professional fashion event in Philadelphia,” said Kristie Bergey, executive director of Philadelphia Fashion Week. “One of the main goals of our show is to support area retailers. By providing pop-up boutiques on site, we hope to introduce consumers to our designers or reinforce existing retail relationships.”
Delicious Corsets was founded by Psydde & Amy Delicious in 1995. Psydde is a graduate of Philadelphia University where he studied fashion and textile design. Amy, who also attended Philadelphia U, has been sewing and designing for over 25 years in both Philly and SF.
These models are wearing designs by Delicious, a local Philly designer, who showed on the first night of Philadelphia Fashion Week.
Delicious models too
Jackiem Wright, Sloan Harrison and Reggie Berry. Check out Jackiem & Reggie’s “Cool Kids” Party every Tuesday at Strongbox. Cool Kids Tuesday STRONGBOX Tuesday Oct 13, Celebrating Terressa Thompson and Drew “The Mayor” Carballo’s Birthdays…It’s about to go down!!!!!!!!!

Let me clear up a few things:

1.) Admission is FREE
2.) There is NO dress code but please come fashionable
3.) Everyone is a “cool kid” in their own unique way, so bring ya ass!
4.) We’re celebrating Terressa Thompson and The Mayor’s Birthday so come through…
There are two more days left for the Philadelphia Fashion Show, don’t miss out on this exciting event, and you will miss out because they will be talking about it for months and you’ll be like I wasn’t there, what happened?
http://philadelphiafashionweek.org/schedule.html