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QuaranTime Party Time: Birthdays in the time of coronavirus

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (by Patti Blachford) How can you still make your child’s special day special while you’re under lockdown? phillyfamily.com Frozen, Avengers, unicorns, pirates… it’s a pretty safe bet that no kid has ever picked pandemic-induced quarantine as their birthday party theme. You had high hopes a month ago—maybe you even reserved a venue, made…

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Spring 2020 exhibition opening: ‘Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design’

March 12, 2020

Fri., Mar 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Free with RSVP On Friday, March 20, the African American Museum in Philadelphia invites you to the opening of our Spring 2020 special exhibition, “Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design.” Along with remarks by the exhibition curator, Huewayne Watson, this event includes wine, light bites and live music….

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Five reasons hardscapes are a landscape’s best friend

March 6, 2020

BPT Hardscaping products, including segmental retaining wall units (SRWs) and interlocking concrete pavers, are a landscape’s best friend. Landscape professionals know that hardscapes are the backbone of a great design. Homeowners, too, shouldn’t be afraid to explore do-it-yourself landscape features using hardscape materials. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, hardscaping trends for 2020…

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‘Lov’n My Curves’ featured during Philadelphia Fashion Week

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Model in fashion show (Photo courtesy of Bill Allen, Perception Media) Unique curvy model show features celebrity brands and celebrates local designers who are breaking the full figure fashion mode.  By Afea Tucker Philadelphia Fashion Week partnered with Lov’n My Curves LLC to produce a plus size runway show during the 2020 semi-annual Philadelphia Fashion Week.  The…

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Facebook’s influencers nod shows murky side of campaign ads

February 24, 2020

By Barbara Ortutay And Amanda Seitz Associated Press  SAN FRANCISCO  — Facebook’s green light for political campaigns to pay prominent social media users to spread their messages is highlighting the difficulties around setting rules for the fast-changing world of online political campaigning. The company’s rule change comes days after Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg exposed…

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Tai Ceme fills a ‘clean beauty’ product void with Tai-Lite

February 21, 2020

By Danae ReidIn recent years, we’ve seen a spike in inclusivity and diversity in mainstream media. However, it seems that the beauty industry may still be lacking when it comes to practicing what they preach. Although the internet has allowed the average consumer to remain “in the know,” as far as new products are concerned,…

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Italian fashion world adopts manifesto promoting diversity

January 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Italian Fashion Chamber President Carlo Capasa poses at the end of the Associated Press interview in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The Italian Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a move that comes a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism and backlashes for designs…

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Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Zara in an upscale neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) By Lizzie Knight ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON  — Sustainability in fashion is a hot button topic, with retailers large and small racing to prove their green credentials, but the desire for new attire churns and the industry remains one of the world’s largest polluters as…

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