FASHION NIGHT OUT PHILLY 2012 What Was Everyone Wearing? Philadelphia Collection Random Red Carpet Photos too!!
September 6 was an explosion of happenings. Not only was it the final night of the Democratic Convention where President Obama asked the America public to re-elect him for another 4 years, but it was the MTV Music Awards, and fashion’s biggest night for shopping Fashion Night Out all over the country.
Thank god for DVR’s cause nothing can stop Philly from hitting the town for a little party, bs and bargains.
I started my night out at the Union League, putting on pants (not shorts) and my jacket for the first time this season. Kinda feels like the adult version of returning to school after the long summer (not long enough). Commonwealth Proper had a cocktail party for their clients and friends (I’ll be writing extensively about this party next week.) “We offer custom & ready-to-wear clothing for the contemporary
gentleman. All Commonwealth Proper garments are proudly cut and
assembled by hand in the United States.” – co-owner Craig Arthur von Schroeder, with fiance Rhonda Clark Carlson, RCC Design Group LLC, Sen. Larry Farnese, Nicole Cashman, Cashman & Assocs., Nigel Richards and Kristin Foote.
After the checking out the merchandise and filling up on delicious sushi at the Commonwealth Proper
party I was ready to hit the streets. Word had trickled into the Union League that their were a couple hot parties with banging crowds, coincidentally they were the three that I promoted on PCC on Tuesday. Nicole Miller at the Bellevue, Joan Shepp and Knit Wit.
I headed for Joan Shepp as it was nearing 9PM with only an hour or so to go for
Philadelphia’s first Fashion Night Out (NYC started it in 2009), there I found designers from all over the country whot traveled to Philly to help kick off the new
USAMade campaign. USAMade is a project of the Accessories
Council, the national trade association for the $30 billion accessory
industry, and the designers will be guests at Joan Shepp,
the first independent retailer in the country who committed to carry
some of the jewelry from the line. Products in the USAMade line
range from about $20 to $500 and go on sale nation-wide in September,
but many of the pieces were available for purchase on FNO Philly at Joan Shepp. The place was still buzzing with the fashion plates when I arrived. Satu Greenberg of Tuleste, Jimmy Contreras, Vlahos PR (Thank you for the cookies from Whipped Bakeshop), and Karen Giberson, President, Accessories Council. Giberson told me that she was excited to be part of Philly’s first fashion night out and the evening had been a blockbuster. So many people came out to support the event, admiring and buying many of the fine jewelery pieces that were on hand at Joan Shepp by designers like Emanuela Duca, Lesli Sunshine of Lesli, Bonnie Jonas, John Wind
of Maximal Art, Caroline Rocha, Nicole Romano, Celeste and Satu
Greenberg of Tuleste, Gary Glaser of W/A Studios, Representative from
Alex Woo, Larry Jonas of Zack.
I saw young people out and about including this crew of freshman from Temple University fashion program: Caroline Houlihan, Marina Capara, Lucy Weigard, Galen McCarty (who tie dyes his clothing), Irma Barbosa, Ryan James Caruthers (who’d better guard that white shirt cause I caught Gaulen eying it up for a little tie dying.) Valerie Giacobbe and Zoe Ganslaw.
Caira Smith and Bertha Smith. Caira tells me her favorite outfit is leather pants because you can go edgy or dressy with it depending on which article of clothing you pair it with. Her mom loves kicking back in designer sweat outfits. Check out Caira’s tumblr FilthyRichandFabulous
Joan Shepp’s Tuesday Gordon, Sarah Doheny, YUBpr and Joan Shepp. Sarah is wearing vintage “Steal Pony” accessorized with a bag and shoes she got at Joan Shepp. You’ll recall I wrote earlier this week that the building that Joan Shepp’s in located in is being converted to apartments. She’s looking for a new place in Rittenhouse Square but we should appeal to the building to allow her to stay put as her place is a landmark on Walnut Street. I’ll find out who the leasing agent is and let’s write some letters. We can not do without the Joan Shepp windows beautifying Walnut St.
Out for fashion and to celebrate: Michelle Walker, Mina Jackson (Happy Birthday), Rose Carlton and Monica Moody.
Aly Kauffman loves her Equipment shirts and J Brand skinny jeans paired with super high heels when she wants to look fly on the scene, Tom Covello he just brings that smile that lights up a room.
Nicole Haddad, Brazilian-American fashion and textile designer in Philadelphia with a women’s contemporary clothing line called Lobo Mau.
The Philadelphia Collection “Random Red Carpet” viral
community initiative Step and Repeat project will be in two more
locations (September 10th & September 12th) during the month.
Check out Al For’s shots for The Philadelphia Collection Random Red Carpet here: