We know you’ve felt a little left out lately devoid of Penn gear. I mean, not all of us at Penn can wear a certain sorority-themed copy of a famous sweater. But have no fear, as the fashion juggernaut that is Abercrombie & Fitch has released a limited edition University of Pennsylvania graphic tee. If only Forever 21 didn’t already sell a “vintage-inspired” Penn shirt to be thrown out immediately after graduation. Unfortunately, we’re not too psyched about purchasing from A&F, because, you know, we’re rational, conscious adults. Perhaps if this was seventh grade and we were trying to impress that cool girl we so confusedly had a crush on, then maybe. But, hey, at least they didn’t mix us up with Penn State.
This is real and effing incredible. The legendary Bill Cosby, an annual fixture at the Penn Relays, received the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards, which taped Saturday night in New York City and will air on NBC…
…AND HE WORE THE SAME PENN SWEATSUIT HE’D ROCKED AT THE RELAYS EARLIER THAT DAY. That’s right, pictured above is the 76-year-old lifetime achievement award winner walking the red carpet – along with the likes of Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon and Seth Rogen – in gray Penn Athletics sweats. A.k.a. he took a car from Franklin Field to the Big Apple and didn’t change, because Bill Cosby can do whatever he wants. And we salute him. Not pictured: white socks and sandals, fashion police be damned!
Oh hey didn’t see you there, guess what Street just did? We made a fashion issue.
Our hump day treat for you is a issue packed with relevant and stylish content. We’ll help you dress well on a budget, remind you that black is the new black, and find the best outfits at Piper Boutique or at one of Philadelphia’s best vintage stores.
See a style retrospective of our dear Amy Gutmann’s fashion decisions and get fashion tips for this long awaited season we call spring from your stylish peers. Are they sceney? You bet.
Celebrate our first fashion issue tonight from 5-9 at Piper Boutique. All merchandise is 10% off and there will be a DJ and some live mannequins (aka models). Come hang with us to discuss clothes (or fling tanks and Penn apparel), chest hair, the How I Met Your Mother finale and the coolest glasses to rock in your recitation.
Calling all male fashionistas! If you want to show your love for Penn in style then buy these Italian suede shoes from Brooks Brothers here. They’re embroidered with Penn’s logo and guaranteed to endure that daily walk down Walnut (and quite possibly FLING WEEKEND).
Why not call up Mom and Dad and have them put a pair of these bad boys in your non-denominational holiday basket? The shoes do come with a price but c’mon how could you deny this kind of elegance?
With spring break comes spring fashion! There’s nothing like the feeling of strutting down Locust, latte in hand, rocking some classic ballet flats on a warm March day. Many a Penn betch can be seen wearing the designs of our most fashionable alum, Tory Burch.
Before she became a fashion icon, Tory graduated in ’88 with a major in Art History. Too bad The Walk wasn’t around when Tory was here, because she probably would have owned it. This theta alum went on to become an accomplished fashion designer, business woman, and philanthropist.
Known for her preppy/boho style, Tory’s fashion line is carried at over 1,000 department stores. She’s dated celebs (Lance Armstrong!), made appearances on ANTM and Gossip Girl, and even been endorsed by Oprah! Needless to say, she oozes fabulosity. And like a true Penn do-gooder, Tory has given back with her charity foundation, which provides economic opportunities to women and their families. Alas, yet another ridiculously successful Penn alum who makes us wonder if we will ever do anything half as cool with our lives.
All you fashionistas-in-training, get ready for Philly Fashion Week. Running today through Saturday, the show will include ready-to-wear looks, haute couture, and some badass peacock feathers.
The show kicks off tonight with an Accessories Party, but if you’re looking for staples of the Penn closet, you might be disappointed. (We know, we are too.)
If Philadelphia couture isn’t really your thing, don’t sweat it. It’s always fun to stay home and play dress-up, Liz Lemon style.
While Philadelphia fashion may be known for its vintage eclecticism, Penn’s campus retail has always been a little more salmon shortsy. Until now! Racked Philly reports that Greene Street Consignment is headed to 3734 Spruce Street and will be opening in late February. Greene Street, which already has eight Philly-area locations, has a focus on high-quality and high-end secondhand threads, meaning you may still have to head to Buffalo Exchange for anything on a student budget.
On a sadder note, it’s tata to Dolbey’s Bookstore. It’s always sad to see a small business go, even if it’s being replaced by another, larger, small business.
Can’t get enough of Gap’s twice-daily 30% off emails? Neither can Daniel Ortiz.
In his post today on HuffPo (that’s one for the resume!), the Wharton student openly calls for more Huntsman Hipsters (see right) in the form of a Penn fashion department. He doesn’t quite ignore the University’s current offerings, but his plea may actually work–the petition has generated over a hundred signatures!
Our advice? Make a YouTube video.
Short answer: probably not. Actually, most definitely not. On the one hand, yes, we do have The Walk, but we’re not sure that entitles us to a place within the top ten of Stylitics‘ “Most Stylish Campus in America” campaign. Really, do Longchamp totes and Tory Burch flats classify as stylish any longer? Did they ever?
But as with most internet competitions these days, there’s some sort of weird social media catch to Stylitics‘ rankings. See, with this one, the only way to gain a spot on the leaderboard is to accumulate points by making a profile on the website to gain followers and to share on Facebook and Twitter. Essentially, Penn’s #8 ranking can be chalked up to the number of people who are using the site, which would similarly explain why WVU is beating the Fashion Institute of Technology by 17 places. Fancy that! All things considered, Stylitics, sashay…away.
Here is your impressive and inspiring story of the day: Nursing junior Yali Derman was named one of the Top 10 College Women in 2012 by Glamour magazine (for reference, there are a lot of women in college!).
Yali began making handbags when she was 10, out of bandanas given to her by nurses at the hospital where she was being treated for leukemia. Now she’s donated the $150,000 she earned from selling the totes seen at right to support an arts facility at the hospital that treated her 11 years ago. Straight up baller. Congrats!