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Meet the Philly designer behind Billy Porter’s favorite handbag | Elizabeth Wellington

Porter arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party carrying a provocative purse that is part of Philadelphia-based designer Iris Bonner’s fashion line, Thesepinklips.
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Meet the Philly designer behind Billy Porter’s favorite handbag | Elizabeth Wellington

Porter arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party carrying a provocative purse that is part of Philadelphia-based designer Iris Bonner’s fashion line, Thesepinklips.

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Oscars fashion focused on architectural styles that prioritized strength | Elizabeth Wellington

They were striking, featuring cinched waists, sweetheart necklines, capes, tiers and lots of metallic.
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Oscars fashion focused on architectural styles that prioritized strength | Elizabeth Wellington

They were striking, featuring cinched waists, sweetheart necklines, capes, tiers and lots of metallic.

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Surgical masks become fear-informed fashion | Elizabeth Wellington

Surgical masks — once something you’d see only doctors wear — have become a common sight. But they're more of a fashion accessory.
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Surgical masks become fear-informed fashion | Elizabeth Wellington

Surgical masks — once something you’d see only doctors wear — have become a common sight. But they're more of a fashion accessory.
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Philly artist Distortedd releases her first sneaker: A spin on Reebok’s Instapump Fury

How a girl with roots in Reading and Philly went from graffiti to four-figure commissions and a Reebok deal.

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Yellow is 2020’s power color. And we are here for it. | Elizabeth Wellington

Bright yellow — whether we’re talking canary, daffodil, sunflower or saffron — is shaping into the go-to-hue for influential women who want to be seen on these gray days of winter.

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Sophy Curson, the stalwart Rittenhouse boutique, celebrates its 90th birthday | Elizabeth Wellington

“I still like to dress up,” says owner Susan Schwartz, who at 82 is the grand dame of all that is fashionable in Rittenhouse Square.

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Banni Peru: How a former Mr. Cheyney University became the king of the puffy coat | Elizabeth Wellington

This local designer has made the boxy puffer coat a tad bit sleeker and a whole lot hotter, thanks to celebrity endorsements from Teyana Taylor, Cardi B and Fabolous.

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An ode to January: Why it’s the best month of the year | Elizabeth Wellington

So yes, January, as long as the wine fridge is stocked, bring on the surprise snow day. Or two.

The demise of formal nights on cruises: Dress codes divide passengers

Formal nights, a holdover from a grand cruising tradition, are becoming less formal — when they exist at all. And while that might be welcome news for travelers who just want to relax on vacation, it’s a sad turn for many who love to dine with a dressed-up crowd.

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Milkboy expands its band Ts into full-fledged clothing line | Elizabeth Wellington

MilkBoy T-shirts are just a part of the merch. Also available online are totes, socks, knit caps, and baby onesies.

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Philly online retailer launches private-label sportswear collection for the girl-on-the-go | Elizabeth Wellington

OTG, which stands for On the Go, is a collection of activewear that's highly technical, as in you can wear it to Soul Cycle, but still has a relaxed aesthetic.

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The jewelry brand that’s everywhere, but you didn’t know it called the Main Line home | Elizabeth Wellington

Marlyn Schiff’s new 3,800-square-foot bauble boutique/showroom in Haverford is proof the sparkling world of beads and charms, evil eyes and precious stones can truly be at the core of big business.

LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16 billion in largest luxury-goods deal ever

LVMH agreed to buy Tiffany & Co. for more than $16.2 billion in the largest luxury-goods deal ever, raising the French conglomerate's profile in jewelry and giving it access to a broader swath of shoppers in the U.S. and Asia.

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