Friday, September 27, 2013

Re - Tulled!!

Next week, Moore College of Art and Design is hosting it's annual Jump Start fashion show.  And the theme is Re-Tulled... a tribute to the Pennsylvania Ballet's 50th Anniversary.  I am THERE!  The only thing that I love more than fashion, ballet, and big tulle skirt is chocolate.
 Now, how can I have a hot chocolate during the fashion show?  LOL 
Image from Peter Dobrin

"As a tribute to the Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th Anniversary, Moore fashion design students will use tulle in a contemporary design with a reference to its use in ballet.
Jump/Start Fashion Show
featuring the “Re-Tulled” fashions
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm
FREE Admission
The Great Hall
Moore College of Art & Design

Selected Jump/Start “Re-Tulled” pieces will be exhibited October 19, 2013 – January 11, 2014."

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

King on 34th!!!

 nyc realty tv show

You know I live for a reality show centered around fashion!  How excited was I to learn a new fashion design show is filming right in my back yard at Moore College of Art ?!  Super excited! 
(From June 7 through June 21, crews will shoot six episodes, including the fashion design studios and the dormitories where contestants will live)

And a little sneak peak.... the trailer just makes my mouth water


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Denise Fike

"No gift to your Mother can ever equal her gift to you"
So true... and we rack our brains for the perfect gift year after year, hoping to see that look on her face that says we got it right.  Hope you did well this year.... 

But you know, there are still anniversaries, birthdays, and Christmas to shop for... and the the best gift of all, the "just because" gift.  My suggestion?

My experience: 
Photo Cred - Denise Fike

    I was invited to my friend Denise's home to take photos for a family portrait! 
*When you schedule your appointment, I'm sure it will be in her beautiful Pine Street Studio*
So, on a brisk Saturday morning I dressed my family in ensembles that I considered casual and chic.... you know it crossed my mind to go full on glam and do tuxedos and a sequined gown, but then I REALLY wanted it to look like "us".  And quiet as it's kept, full on glam is not our normal look. So... after painstakingly thinking about my jewelry and headwrap (much to my Honey's chagrin) and finding just the right blue scarf for Baby we hurried out the door already 20 minutes late!
Denise always makes us feel completely at home. We laughed and chatted about our weekend, decorating plans, laughed at Baby's fascination with her beautiful Great Dane (aptly named Dolce)... and made plans for the next play date with her adorable grandson.  All the while, Denise snapped photo after photo occasionally positioning us here and there.... an hour later she had enough pictures and asked what kind of portrait we'd like.  I completely trust Denise, she's been to our home and knows my style, so I decided to let her surprise us... whatever she thinks will look great in our apartment.  That's the other thing, Denise has impeccable style and design experience coming out of her ears... you should see her home!
** So, you can explain your design aesthetic and she will paint something absolutely perfect for you.**
 Can't wait to hang our portrait!
  *Denise Fike Art can be purchased at Millesime.... and even on Etsy!

Here's how it works: 

Contact Denise Fike Designs -   267*968*1849 ... set up an appointment to sit for reference photos. Or bring/send your favorite family photo. 

Line Drawing - start at $50
Paintings from a photo or a sitting - $300 - $2,000
Delivery Charge - depends on the size of the painting and your location
Time frame - 3 to 5 weeks

Press inquiries contact -


Style Shepherd Giveaway 

This weeks Giveaway is a set of five chocolate brown leather bangle bracelets with silver plated curved tubes from Sticks and Stones Gifts
Photo - Sticks and Stones Gifts
To win you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd, follow Denise Fike on facebook and  leave a comment with a link to your favorite Denise Fike Portrait/Design. You can comment as many times as you like, as long as each comment is about a different portrait/design (remember to leave the link). Each winner will be chosen by and as always, this giveaway is open to every country. Qualifying comments must be in English (Sorry, no translation yet) and entered by Saturday, May 18th, 2013 11:59PM EST. The Winners will be notified and announced on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. Good Luck!
 ** Example - One of my favorite Denise Fike Designs is Sasha!SASHA/zoom/mainPage/image1gc9 ** 

Thursday, April 18, 2013


So...  I missed my train this morning (totally SEPTA's fault... or maybe I didn't read the board correctly *giggle*). But, I did have time to see COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) at 30th Street Station. Fan -friggin- tastic!

From PAFA:
KAWS will kick off PAFA's Sculpture Plinth Exhibition Program, which will present a rotating series of site-specific, attention-catching sculptures in an unexpected location - the facade of PAFA's Historic Landmark Building on North Broad Street, just a block from City Hall.  In addition, PAFA will install works by KAWS in our galleries, providing an intriguing link between the Museum's 19th century art collection and KAWS' contemporary pieces.

About KAWS 

About PAFA

Monday, April 1, 2013

Brand it!


Brand It to Land It: Take Your Fashion Line to the Limit

  • Location:Stewart Auditorium, Moore College of Art & Design
Make your fashion line stand out in a high-paced fashion world that's exploding with designers who are turning out new looks every day.   This informative event with Seth Friedermann from Ignite Designer Management in New York City also features Melissa D'Agostino '02 of D'Agostino Fashion Textile Design in Philadelphia and a 2012 Designer-in-Residence Alumna with Philadelphia Fashion Incubator; and Devin Pauley '11 of Morgia Bridal in Philadelphia and a 2013 Designer-in-Residence with Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.   The event, which is free and open to the public, will also include informal modeling, Q & A and a reception.   Presented by Moore College of Art & Design and Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Stewart Auditorium, Moore College of Art & Design
Image: Fashion Design by Melissa D'Agostino, A Seasonless Collection; Photography by