Top Attorney Talks Personal Style
A high-profile Philadelphia lawyer shows off his individual style.
May 07, 2012
Arthur Alan Wolk
Owner/Founder of The Wolk Law Firm
Wolk has been committed to preserving Rittenhouse Square since he established his firm here 44 years ago. This year Wolk serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Rittenhouse Square; the firm will be a presenting sponsor at the 2012 Ball on the Square on June 21.
SHIRT AND TIE: “Stefano Ricci makes the most interesting shirt fabrications, as well as unusual tie fabrics.”
SUIT: “I like wearing Brioni suits because the fabrics are very special and the cut fits me best.”
SHOES: “Ferragamo shoes are well-made and stylish.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDRE FLEWELLEN
Gucci's Take on Teddy-Boy Tailoring
A retro-inspired suiting trend, courtesy of Savile Row, invades the city.
May 07, 2012
Marseille peak lapel jacket ($2,750) and light cloud skinny shirt with contrast collar ($510), Gucci.
For more than two centuries, the London-based tailor shops lining Savile Row have created suiting in the highest quality wools and flannels. The Teddy Boy fashions of the 1950s, characterized by classic English fabrics in slimmed-down silhouettes, upped the cool quotient of the kind of old-fashioned tailoring for which Savile Row has always been famous. In ensuing years, the movement’s influence went global, and it is still referenced in today’s fashion in New York, Philadelphia, and beyond.
The look has for years inspired countless runway collections, with seemingly every new generation developing its own spin on the trend, from rockabilly to ska to punk. The stellar collection at Gucci showcases a perfectly executed update on Teddy Boys’ Savile Row roots: Glen plaids and classic British fabrics are found in slim suits, peak lapels, tuxedos, and trousers, all done in modern cuts and silhouettes—ideal for Gucci’s not-inconsiderable rock-star-minded clientele. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-449-1080
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN SAYERS
Longchamp Brings French Finesse to Philadelphia
New Longchamp location gives European fashion a Philadelphia home.
April 30, 2012
Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp handbags, Longchamp ($540–$590)
Think the refined elegance of French style is reserved for the banks of the Seine? Au contraire. With the opening of a new Longchamp location at King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia hopefuls can now adopt a European flair of their own. The French luxury brand’s first store in the area infuses polished elegance into 12,000 square feet of chic bags, accessories, and Veau Foulonné leather goods.
The space’s crisp look is the vision of architect Eric Carlson, who first implemented the brand’s global design concept at its Madison Avenue location. The new store borrows the same style, incorporating materials like wood, lacquer, glass, and leather to achieve an innovative architectural design that mimics the fine craftsmanship for which Longchamp is known.
The store pampers customers with a selection of bags and accessories that extends far beyond those offered by department stores and boutiques. Loyal fans of the brand can experience the full rainbow of the popular Le Pliage bag, artfully arranged in vertical belts of color, as well as the glamorous Gatsby line, featuring a signature square closure, and the exotic Balzane line, inspired by the saddlery of the Amazon and featuring overstitching and studs. Folding together clean lines and sleek surfaces into displays of unparalleled variety, the store serves as a sophisticated backdrop for France’s finest. King of Prussia Mall, 610-265-5522
A Dose of Vitamin Sea with Red Door Spa's Wrap
Benefits of Red Door Spa at Harrah's Detoxifying Seaweed Wrap.
April 30, 2012
Detox at Red Door Spa, at Harrah’s.
Cornelia Zicu, global chief creative officer of Red Door Spas, details the benefits of the Detoxifying Seaweed Wrap.
"The seaweed contains beneficial vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. It detoxifies the body as it heals and soothes the skin's moisture levels. The treatment also provides antiaging benefits because of the antioxidants that improve the texture and tone of skin. This treatment will also increase blood circulation, while warming the body."
Red Door Spa at Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-441-5333
Kaleidoscope Owner Shares On Summer Style
Philadelphia boutique owner dons her favorite designers for a summer-ready ensemble.
April 30, 2012
Owner, Kaleidoscope Boutique
The Philadelphia native brings her passion for style to Old City with her new Third Street shop, Kaleidoscope Boutique. Ever propped up in her Louboutin stilettos, Voskoboynik offers French designer labels, statement-making jewelry, and covetable fashion-forward pieces in her colorful boutique.
"Butterflies are a big trend this spring. This dress by Indies puts a smile on my face every time I wear it."
"These Christian Louboutin peep-toes are so versatile; I can pair these with a great jean or a cocktail dress."
"These vintage Chanel cross earrings are my absolute favorite."
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL GIRAGOSIAN
Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag at Adresse
Adresse welcomes Proenza Schouler’s coveted PS1 handbag.
March 26, 2012
Representing modern and simple elegance, the PS1 became the premier handbag collection when it launched a mere four years ago, thrusting Proenza Schouler head designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez into the spotlight along with it. The bag has undergone makeovers in subsequent seasons—size, color, pattern—but has steadily developed an international following among the fashion set that has marked it as an It bag worthy of adulation. Beginning this spring, the PS1 will be available in several colors, in both leather and suede, at Adresse thanks to owner Stefanie Lutzo, who fell in love with the versatility and structure of the carrier. “The PS1 is a great combination of simplicity and luxury. I love it for spring because it looks fresh and effortlessly chic. This bag can be worn every day with professional tailored work suits, or carried cross-body paired with jeans and easy dresses. The PS1 is an instant classic for the modern woman.” 1706 Locust St., 215-985-3161
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH
Keep Oliver Goldsmith’s classic frames within eyesite at their new us outpost.
March 12, 2012
With its brightly hued orange walls, Center City Boutique Eyesite has a retail space that reflects the modern mood of its designer eyewear brands. But even owner Gene Kogan can’t deny that some labels, like Oliver Goldsmith, defy the trends. “We love Oliver Goldsmith for its iconic status and timeless design,” says Kogan, who is one of the only retailers in the US carrying the line. “The way I see it, the brand is the history of eyewear and fashion.” Originally introduced in 1926, the label was revived by Goldsmith’s great-granddaughter in 2010, featuring updated interpretations of his trademark styles. Now Philadelphians can instantly channel iconic legends like John Lennon and Michael Caine (both of whom were fans) by simply slipping on a pair of these fashion-forward frames. 124 S. 19th St., 215-557-0757.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES (CAINE); MARC ROLDAN (OLUBODUN)
Bottega Veneta’s color-trimmed carryalls bring a hint of excitement to the springtime work uniform.
February 27, 2012
|Washed cervo informale bags, Bottega Veneta ($3,150 each)|
Spring temperatures in Philadelphia stay brisk long after the sun starts peeking out from behind winter’s dreary haze. While city dwellers may stay bundled until May, we are giving you permission to retire those stark shades of black early. This spring Bottega Veneta releases a men’s collection of soft-shelled briefcases and totes trimmed with contrasting shades in varying color combinations like white, yellow, and orange. These carryalls are sure to brighten the transition from winter, and will continue to make a statement through summer.
Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-354-0500
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH
Ferragamo creates a fashionable shoe with social and ecological benefits.
December 12, 2011
Salvatore Ferragamo’s new collection of desert boots is more than meets the eye. Eco-consciously created in support of the Ferragamo World line, five percent of its overall sales in Philadelphia will go to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit organization that addresses issues surrounding poverty beyond traditional methods of charity by funding entrepreneurships and social enterprises. King of Prussia Mall, 610-491-6810; ferragamo.com and acumenfund.org
Menswear Newcomer: Jack Wills
Jack Wills brings its collegiate inspirations to the savviest of Philadelphians.
December 05, 2011
Known for slender modern suiting as well as rugby stripes and brogues, Jack Wills is a preppy fashion heavyweight across the Atlantic. Philadelphia welcomes the brand to its fair corner of the world, the boutique the latest in a series of stateside launches. “We are excited about the Philadelphia retail market,” says Ed Foy, Jack Wills’s head of marketing and business development in the US. Foy is especially fond of the unique relationship between The City of Brotherly Love and the land of our forefathers, noting, “Philadelphia has a history rich in English tradition, and is home to some of the best universities in the world.” University students aside, we have no doubt Wills’s stripes will run from Independence Hall to Rittenhouse Square very soon. 1617 Walnut St., 215-751-1055; jackwills.com