SEPTEMBER IS PHILLY FASHION MONTH: Fashionable, Stylish & One Hot Mess
Will Mayor Nutter be announcing that The PBR Rock Bar will be one of the clubs opening at Philly Live “We’re a little bit country, and a lot of ROCK & ROLL” today at the press conference? Look for Country Line Dancing to become a fad around these parts once again. My source tells me that the PBR bar is going to have a mechanical bull too.
Ryan Howard and fiance Krystal Campbell were at King of Prussia Mall Saturday shopping in the baby department at Norstrom, but don’t get any ideas they were looking for a gift to give at Jen Utley’s baby shower.
New York City may have it’s Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, but Philadelphia has stepped up to the plate and has what I would call a Fashion Month.This year Philly Fashion Month was kicked off by 17 Days of Fashion last week, which ended yesterday with a spectacular show at the Old City Holiday Inn which benefitted Career Wardrobe.On September 1, 2011, celebrity hair stylist, Naeemah Johnson, of Nbeauty Inc. held her first Celebrities for Charity Beauty and Fashion Show in conjunction with 17 Days of Fashion. The lavish affair sponsored by Indiqué Hair, FSL Cosmetics, Divine Influence PR, and Celebrity Magazine was held at lavish hot spot, Club Whispers in Philadelphia. The event commemorated the launch of Naeemah Johnson’s charity, the Ruby Golden Foundation, as all proceeds from the event went towards purchasing necessary school supplies for needy children; ensuring that they start the school year off right.
Anthony Henderson is the founder of 17 Days of Fashion, and told me he created the event to focus on local designers, fashion and to benefit charities. Each show and event was paired with a charity that benefited from the day. The proceeds from tonight’s event went to buy school supplies to under-served children. Shoe designer Tye Grays of Featherlicious247 is on the carpet with Anthony. But that didn’t stop the fierce fashions to hit the street: These were designed with a very modern girl in mind, no doubt Lady Gaga inspired and great to use in a pinch if you forgot your compact. Created by Tye Grays of Featherlicious247Solana Greer, is wearing an Armani jacket while Amber L Joell is green with Rachel Roy.Queen B of the Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen Network) slipped and said she wins this weeks competition, but that is all I could get out of her.
Meash Bella and Shakeya Miles, Eye Roc Art
One to watch 16 year old fashionable Tweety from Young, Hip & Chic with mom Heather Elitou.
Kharisma McIlwaine, CW/CBS3 On Air, with Greg Gaten Taylor is the owner of Walish Gooshe, a women’s ready-to-wear clothing line. Kharisma is wearing one of his designs.
Music spun by DJ Marty Geez kept the crowd amped before the start of the show, while host, Show Bizz worked the crowd. A live runway show featuring the enchanting designs of Walish Gooshe, Lung Pearl, Eye Rock Art, Punch Line, Vamp Boutique, and the Marquette Collection stormed the runway. Lady Gaga’s background singer, Jazmine GOGO Morrow, Jaydon Thomas, and Kartinya rocked the stage with their live musical performances and background dancers. Comedian Muggman and his crew brought the laughs with his hilarious rendition of Osama bin Ladden’s fashion week.
A few more stand out fashion events coming up is the Anna Wintour created Fashion Night Out being held all across the country and locally at the King of Prussia Mall again this year, then the kick off of The Philadelphia Collection from September 12th – 24th fashion shows, fall previews and sneak previews. One of the events I am looking forward to is the XIX Most Fashionable Women, presented by designer Nicole Miller and Mary Dougherty, owner of 3 local Nicole Miller stores and over seer of 12 of them on the East Coast.
The 18th Annual Phashion Phest – Fashion Show, Cocktail Reception, Presentations; 9/21/11 at the Shops at Liberty Place, The 5th Annual FBH Philadelphia Fashion Week 9/21/11, and The Rittenhouse Row Fashion Show at the Comcast Center on 9/22/11