Monday, April 23, 2007

club TECH.

Who: Kate Leshko
Age: 20
Major: Journalism
Caught in Action: Tech Center
What is the best thing about Philly: thrift stores, H&M, small boutiques
Style Inspiration: “Sienna Miller, I kind’ve have a girl crush on her.”

Friday, April 20, 2007

boots...hat & stripes

Who: Verlyncia Tyson

Age: 18
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

Sunday, April 15, 2007

SBs. hot off the streets.

Who: Chris Lee
Age: 20
Major: Poli Sci/GUS
Caught in Action: 2nd & Market in Old City
The best thing to me about Philly: Free Sundays at the Art museum
Why: It's super relaxed.
Where I shop In Philly: H+M and Ubiq
What were you wearing that night: Army surplus Peacoat, Levi's 501's, Nike Dunk SB's
Best piece in your closet right now: Dunk SB's

Friday, April 6, 2007

pretty prints...

Who: Syretta Lockett (Former Temple Student)

Age: 20

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.”

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

its been a long time...

A few weeks ago I focused mainly on “Temple Dudes” that were stylin’ on campus, but this week I ventured out and caught some of these cuties on the sidewalks of Philadelphia. Check ‘em out!

Check out those details... this photo doesn't do it justice...but I just had to post it.

Who: Alexandra Mermet
Age: 21

Major: Marketing
Caught in Action: Temple Center City Campus

Best thing about Philly: Old City
Why: “It reminds me of France, where I’m from.”
Favorite Places to Shop: Urban Outfitters
Best piece in your closet right now: Chloé White dress

Saturday, March 17, 2007

converse + metallic tape = really interesting kicks...

Meet: Masahiro Takai
Caught in Action:
Anderson Food Court
Style Inspiration? "
Mostly Nature, the universe and bright colors."
Best thing about Temple/Philly?
"Definetely the Tech Center, soft pretzels and Vintage shops."
What are you wearing today?
Black Denim Skinny Jeans, a scarf my friend gave me and Converse Sneaks.
Best Item you OWN, right NOW? An Arabic scarf

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Meet: Tom Caridi
Caught in Action: Inside Student Activity Center
Age: 21
Major: Accounting
Best thing about Philly? Its well-roundedness.
Why? It's home to some of the best hip-hopers, skateboarders, athletes, artists, business people..should i go on?
Where do you shop in Philly? WTHN, Nocturnal, American Apparel, Ebay
What are you wearing today? Nudie dry Selvage denim, Clientele NY t-shirt, Krew faux-leather jacket, Nike SB Blazers
Best item you OWN, right NOW: My Mario Dessuti suit from Paris

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Can you find Andre Agassi?

yup, thats him on the hoodie

Meet: Kevin Storey
Caught in Action: Entering the Tech Center
Age: 19
African American Studies
Best Thing about Temple? "It gives me a chance to feel like a celebrity."
Where do you shop in Philly?
Polo Ralph Lauren, Pedestrian, WTHN
Style Inspiration? "I work in at an Antique store in New York City, they always dress upscale, so I try to incorporate that in what I wear."
Favorite Brands? ALife, Burberry, Prada, Evisu, True Religion Denim
What are you wearing today? Lemar & Dauley hoodie, True Religion denim, Jordans 11

Monday, March 12, 2007

Temple Dudes

Yes, we've been deprived and lacking some testosterone, so this week it's all for the dudes. Temple's campus is over-flowing with some of the best-dressed males I've seen in awhile. So while walking to class and being late of course, I caught up with a few. Check 'em out!

Meet: Justin Doerner
Caught in Action: The downstairs hallway of Tuttleman
Age: 21

Major: Human Resource Managment
Best thing about Philly? The live music scene
Why? There's a great variety of bands that come through Philly, from Jazz to Indie, to Punk.
There's also really good small venues to make the shows more intimate.

Where do you shop in Philly? I don't. It's King Of Prussia or New York City for me.
What are you wearing today? True Religion jeans, Lacoste polo, American Apparel hoodie, Lacoste down vest, Nike Dunk NL HI tops
Best item you OWN, Right NOW: Probably, my Nike Air Max 90 Huf Edition

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Yes...We're back!

I am a bit behind schedule because Valentine’s Day of course was last, LAST Wednesday, but frowns and tears aside, a ‘couple’ themed edition is granted to all those a la mode lovebirds who define their style in the graces of each other. In a recent article of Harper’s Bazaar, “Does your Man go with that outfit?” author Jimmy Fallon questions the importance of males as “a handbag and shoes” to his female partner. Should couples dress in accordance or does it really matter? Whilst most people will answer this differently, I found two couples who complemented each other in personality and of course, in style.

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

Fashion Inspiration/Designers:
Kate Moss
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
Antique Malls

Fashion Inspiration/Designers:
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

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Insiders

Friends who shop together, stay together. I caught these four young women catching a bite to eat in Cosi and was very impressed that I loved all four outfits. It seems common that sometimes you may see a group of friends where one or two outfits are agreeable, but when all four possess sartorial taste it is definitely eye-candy for any onlooker.

Kelsey, 16 and Christine, 17 mastered the art of layering, by proving you can were short shorts and mini frocks in the winter. The mix of these delicate pieces with opaque leggings and mid-calf boots keep the girls warm and balance out the brighter colors they are wearing on top.

Best things about Philadelphia:
“The general mood” Natalie

Favorite Shops:
South Street
Vintage stores
Urban Outfitters

Fashion Icons/Inspiration:
Kate Moss
Teen Vogue
“I like looking at different decades and seeing what they wore.” Kelsey
“Definitely, my Grandma.” Christine

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Center City, Gap

Seo Kwon, 24 Student

Best Things about Philadelphia:
"Shopping of course and the coffee shops"

Fashion Icons and Inspiration:
Kate Moss

Best item you OWN, right NOW:
"My black tights, they're so warm!"

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


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H&M- Chesnut St.

Everyone’s gone into hiding! At least that’s how I’ve been feeling lately since Philadelphia’s streets seem bare of its usual trendsetters who parade on its sidewalks. Blame it on frigid temperatures or plain laziness for all those who prey city cabs! This week I took it inside and found out the real spendthrifts lurk the clothing racks at H&M or eat trendy at Cosi (coming later this week).

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.”

Favorite SHOPS:
H & M
Thrift stores
Forever 21

Fashion Icons and Inspiration:
Fashion magazines

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cosi & Scarfs

There’s nothing better then a pretty and warm scarf but when tied properly it helps to extend on the creativity that can be achieved. These two young ladies were caught in the coziest café, Cosi and happen to be Temple students.

Best things about Philadelphia:
"They have a lot of shops and boutiques…selling unique pieces.” -Genevia, 18 (right)

Favorite Shops:
Urban Outfitters
H & M

Best piece in YOUR closet, right NOW:
“These new ankle boots I got from Nine West.” -Danielle, 18

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Center City- Walnut

There’s something classically Parisian about this bright yellow crop jacket paired with a navy blue pencil skirt and brown boots. It's reminiscent of the old cartoon show "Madeline" and is in perfect correlation to the instabilities of January’s temperatures. The mix of dark and bright is an early greeting to spring while remaining appropriate enough to wear for winter. Which is exactly why I knew Spring wasn’t too far when I spotted Leann across the street chatting on her cell phone.

Best things about Philadelphia:
"The little boutiques around Old City."

Favorite shops:
Echochic Chic
Third Street Habit

Best piece in YOUR closet, right NOW:
APC Trench Coat

These two women work perfectly well together as I caught them perusing down Walnut Street on their way to Urban Outfitters. I love the 80’s and not only did Nikki, 21 (right) remind me of that, but her asymmetrical haircut did as well. The mix of her turquoise green leggings and violet suede boots added color to her pallet. While her friend, Jessica, 23 chose to lay low of the vibrant colors, a burst of her knit red beret lightened it all.

Favorite Shops:
"Independent run shops on South Street." -Nikki

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