Caught in Action: Tech Center
Who: Verlyncia Tyson
Major: Sport and Recreation Management
Caught in Action: Liacouris Walk
Where do you shop in Philly? Thrift Stores, Buffalo Exchange, H&M
Style Inspiration: Mary-Kate Olsen, Johnny Depp, Nicole Ricci
Best piece in your closet right now: Black Spandex & my White V-Neck
Who: Syretta Lockett (Former Temple Student)
Major: Fashion Advertising at FIT, NY
Caught in Action: Urban Outfitters on Walnut St.
What is the best thing about Philly: Little thrift shops
Why? It offers a lot of variety to shop.
Favorite Designers: Balengcia, Heatherette, Marc Jacobs
Style Inspiration: “Anything I feel like wearing when I wake up is usually what I go with.”
Claire and Matt were honestly the cutest couple, who not only caused intimidation in my quest to find a ‘qualified’ pair, but caused me to follow them into the American Apparel store on Walnut before I even asked them for a photo. After seeming quietly flattered, they agreed to pose outside and answer some of my grueling questions. What I loved most about Claire’s outfit was not only her black jumper frock that screamed Audrey Hepburn, but her mix of black and brown that I’ve been so fond of this winter. For Matt, it’s all about the details. The spot of neon green on the inside of his jacket stood out not only because of the color, but because it strikes retro to the eye. I also liked the fur Russian Trooper hat that so many people have been wearing. Maybe a naysayer, I’ve seen some girls pull it off, but it seems like one of those things that should be limited to the guys-- they just wear it so well.
Best things about Philadelphia:
“The city itself.” –Claire Stapleton,21
On the street
"Official Tourist Clothing." - Matt Scullin, 23
Best item you OWN, Right NOW!
“My mom’s Tom Ford YSL bag (brown leather bag in photo).” -Claire Stapleton
I met this pair on my way to an antique shop off of South Street and was immediately intrigued with how well they were pulled together. Their style was very unique and defined by the 60s decade they pulled inspiration from. Jen’s jet black hair that dipped gently above her eyes spoke partly Betty-boop (trust me, this lady looked just like Betty) and Mary Quant of the 60s. Her carrot orange tights brought solidity to the mixture of the line patterns on her coat and dress. Not many guys can pull of Kyle’s hair cut or look, but then again not every guy is inspired by Paul Weller of The Jams, who was known as the "Modfather," which speaks for itself.
Favorite Places to Shop:
Thrift & Vintage Shops
I like 60s fashion but I don’t have any real icons…I do like BIBA.”- Jen Zimmerman, 24
I like 60’s fashion also and Paul Weller of The Jams. That’s probably about it”- Kyle Miller, 26
Best things about Philadelphia:
“The general mood” Natalie
“I like looking at different decades and seeing what they wore.” Kelsey
“Definitely, my Grandma.” Christine
I caught Lisa, 21 in the tiniest corner that H&M could offer and it seemed almost impossible to take a photo of her in between the racks and trying to hide from the nosy sales associates (Apparently, you’re not allowed to take photos in retail stores). I loved how Lisa incorporated white from head to toe to balance out the dark denim she was wearing. Furthermore, her auburn hair drew attention to her stylish 70’s haircut, which explains the inspiration Lisa probably receives as a student at the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute.
What are you wearing?
“H&M jeans and the jacket and shirt are from a thrift store.”
H & M
Fashion Icons and Inspiration:
Designers you LOVE:
Betsey Johnson, Versace, Dsquared, Mike and Chin
Best piece in YOUR closet, right NOW:
Alex and Chloe Jewelry
"Vintage boots I off of Ebay" -Jessica