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Come take a peek, a whiff, a listen and a taste of the best of what Philadelphia artisans have to offer at HyLo Boutiques’ fabulous high-end Holiday event on Thursday, December 15th. Entitled Treat Your Senses, this is one fashionable fête that should not be missed, proudly featuring items from ‘hyperlocal’ (lovin’ that term) Philly hotspots like Duke & Winston and Etsy all-star Peg and Awl (among many others, see above). Take our word for it–you will find yourself falling for uber-unique finds faster than you can say gift card.

Might we mention, too, that treating far-off friends and relatives to a scrumptious snippet of what the City of Brotherly Love has to offer (outside of the realms of cheesesteak and Eagles gear), is a no-fail, non-boring, guaranteed-Holiday-smile-maker. Pretty sure that’s the technical term. For those interested in attending the event, please RSVP to info@hyloboutiques.com. Happy hunting, we’ll see y’all there!

Hylo Boutiques is a Philly-based fashion and design collective showcasing the best of what the city has to offer. Read more.




However much I may not like to admit it, my look could fall into the sometimes dreaded all-American category. Now, this can be both good and bad. Bad as in… snoozarific and/or Abercrombie gone gangrene, and good as in… Ralph Lauren. Sure, go ahead and hate on Ralph Lauren, blah, blah, but many of us know the real truth—the man reinvented, if not single-handedly defined, the picture perfect all-American look, and in a refined (and sexy) way. Tommy Hilfiger, eat your heart out.

So, when I found out that RL just launched Denim & Supply, a supplementary line full of fantastic fall options to covet for the coming season, my ears perked up. Now, caution: An outfit consisting solely of pieces from this collection will probably not work (see above). But that doesn’t mean you should shy away from treating yourself to an expertly aged pair of boyfriend jeans that will last you a lifetime, now does it? The line certainly has its fair share of winners. You can keep ‘em guessing by pairing up your choice pieces with urban-inspired jewelry, or, you can take that beautiful textured turtleneck all the way by pairing with a gorgeous pair of leather boots and beach-wavy hair…

Regardless, a good number of these items can complete that fantasy I have of hanging out with Ralph himself on his massive ranch compound in Colorado, taking some time away from the hustle and bustle, sipping cider, just takin’ it easy… in the most chicly possible of ways, of course.

Our top five picks:
1. Repaired Boyfriend Jean, $225
2. Scoopneck Jersey Graphic Tank, $50
3. Wool-Blend Textured Turtleneck, $98
4. Woolen Belted Shawl Cardigan, $298
5. Whiskered Stretch Flare Jean, $125



Like many, I was really bummed to find out that Mad Men‘s fifth season has been delayed until 2012, but luckily, Banana Republic has helped ease the Don Draper withdrawal by releasing a stunning little collection inspired by my favorite series…

The show’s remarkable costume designer, Janie Bryant, collaborated with the retailer to create a 1960s-inspired 65-piece collection consisting of both clothing and accessories for women and men. The line hit stores a couple of weeks ago and is also available online.

Joan Holloway, here we come…

Photo of Christina Hendricks provided courtesy of urbandarling.com