Welcome back from vacation. I didn’t go away per se, but I really went into low gear for the summer. I re-organized my business, now I have a team to help me run my business so I can focus on you and getting the shots and stories you want to read about.  September has always meant fashion to me. Every year I would travel up to the big apple’s NYFW at Bryant Park, but in the past couple years and more than ever this year, fashion has come to Philadelphia and we can get in on the action. First up Fashion’s Night Out on September 6. Started 4 years ago in NYC the eve before the NYFW began, it was a celebration of all things fashionable, as well as reasonable. It was a pick me up in this difficult economy, that it was ok to buy fashion and look good. I was in NYC for the first FNO and it was a huge success. In subsequent years the evening made it’s way to King of Prussia Mall, and I went both years. This year it’s Philadelphia and I am so excited to participate in many of the activities that will occur between 6PM and 11PM (note to you, I do have a paid FNO gig between 6PM – 8PM so I will be squeezing in a lot between 8PM – 11PM. So look picture perfect for moi.)  Also KOP Mall is having FNO for the 3rd year in a row, so stop by there too.

Here are some of the highlights I think you should visit.

I’m going to recommend you start out at 18th & Chestnut, cause there are three stores in a row that have events more than just shopping, starting with South Moon Under, then Knit Wit and finally the Jason Matthews Salon. (They really do a lot of celebrities hair, none of which I can mention but you see & read about them in the social pages.)

South Moon Under
1731 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Highlights: Champagne cocktails and cupcakes; DJ; chance to win a $100 SMU gift card

Nicole Haddad Skai
Blue Show’s Lobo Mau has designed an exclusive textile print for the
Knit Wit trunk show for FNO! Come check out all the new garments made
from this ultra modern print!
I’ll have my’s photographer Mike Hirata shooting at Joseph Matthews at 7PM.

Joan Shepp. The Queen of Fashion in Philly. For 15 years she’s
held court at 1616 Walnut Street (Sad to say this might be her last FNO
at that address because the building she is in is converting to
apartments and everyone is being evicted. Do you have a large space for
her as she wants one in the Rittenhouse Square area.)

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Joan Shepp will partner with The
Accessories Council to present the first retail extravaganza for jewelry
Made in the USA, featuring a distinct range of exceptional jewelry.

United with the common goal to bring jewelry manufacturing back to the
USA, The cocktail reception and shopping event is free and open to the general public from 6-11pm. It is one of
more than a dozen fashion events happening across the city as part of Philadelphia’s celebration of the
Fashion’s Night Out worldwide shopping event. The brainchild of “Vogue” editor Anna Wintour, Fashion’s
Night Out is a collaboration among American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC &
Company and the City of New York. It began in New York City four years ago and is now in more than
500 cities nationwide and 19 countries.

I love the drink selection at 
Destination Maternity
1615 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Highlights: Mocktails and a gift card giveaway

Kenneth Cole
1422-1424 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Highlights: Complimentary tote with Foursquare check-in, plus the chance to win a $1,000 gift card
Celebrity Appearance here
1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
HIghlights: Meet Pretty Little Liars cast member Janel Parrish; pop-up closets and trunk shows of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s Designers in Residence
Honorable Mention for possible celebrity sightings cause they all shop here.
Nicole Miller
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Highlights: FNO collection available in-store
 Two weeks later starts Philadelphia’s Fashion Week called The Philadelphia Collection
There are too many awesome events to list them all, but I will definitely be covering the following.
  • INcrowd Industry Night featuring Christian Siriano

    9/15 – 7-10pm
    The elite
    fashion industry networking experience. The event features a fashion
    show presentation, live hair & makeup demonstrations and fashion
    Le Meridien

    1424 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Evening of Extravagant Shopping, Fashion Exhibits & Award Ceremony

      Fashion Stylist Anthony Henderson and Omega Optical will host another
      successful Evening of Extravagant Shopping and Showcasing their
      Elaborate Fashion Exhibits of Eyewear. This evening will also include
      “”Fashion-Inspired”” COCKTAILS & CUISINE provided by Chef David
      Simms of Eatible Delights Catering.
      The highlight of the event will be an Award Ceremony honoring some of
      Philadelphia’s most notable boutique owners.
      Omega Optical at Comcast Center

      1701 JFK Blvd. Philadelphia, Pa.
      Philadelphia, PA 19103


Phashion Phest celebrates its 19th year with Fashion Follies. The main
event will take place at The Shops at Liberty Place and will feature an
extraordinary fashion show and salon presentations of the latest fall
trends and a lavish cocktail reception on SEPTEMBER 19.

  • The Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering

    Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering will be September 20th from 7-9PM at the
    Comcast Center. The event will feature a fashion show with the fall’s
    trendiest looks from Rittenhouse Row’s boutiques, as well as the
    season’s hottest cocktails mixed by Rittenhouse Row’s most talennted
    Comcast Center

    17th and JFK Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19072