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{ Well-Dressed Man } Custom Menswear Shop Indochino To Open Philadelphia Showroom

Hey Philly peeps, custom menswear just got easy. Indochino is coming back to Philadelphia. The worldwide leader in custom-men’s apparel did a pop-up shop back in the spring of 2014 that was a huge success so they’re setting up shop at 1606 Chestnut Street in Center City. Opening Wednesday, Jan. 14th, the new showroom will be an extension of the brand’s web-based store and will offer men a face-to-face shopping experience where they’ll be assisted with measurements and customization options — including a wide range of fabrics on display, more than 30 suit customizations, and over 20 shirt customizations, including lapel width, buttons, pockets, monogramming, lining and more.

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“Our pop-up experience in Philly in May 2013 was an unprecedented success and the city has since grown into one of our biggest markets,” explained Kyle Vucko, Indochino’s co-founder and CEO. “We knew it would be one of the first cities we opened a showroom in and can’t wait to be on the ground once again helping the men of Philadelphia look sharp and feel awesome.”

Last time Indochino came to town I got to cohost their opening and I’m thrilled to be teaming up with them again. Since then my man has become a fan and wears his Indochino often. A custom shirt fits drastically better and the price is comparable and totally worth it. Once he goes custom he won’t want to go back. Keep it in mind for Valentine’s Day.

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The brand saves each client’s sizes, making the whole experience easy. Here’s some more info.

{ How It Works }

  • Men make an appointment at indochino.com/philly
  • Working with a Style Guide client is professionally measured before building their one-of-a-kind suit or shirt
  • Garment is crafted and delivered to the store or customers’ homes in approximately four weeks
  • Customers are invited back for a second fitting to make sure their suit or shirt fits the way it should
  • Once fit perfection has been achieved, customers may take home their finished clothing to wear with confidence — and they’ll LOVE how they look in it!

{ About Indochino }

Indochino is an industry innovator and worldwide leader in custom men’s apparel, helping guys to be successful by offering convenient, well-fitting and beautifully-designed clothing that is high in quality, fairly priced and risk free.

Indochino suits start from $449 USD and shirts from $79 USD, with accessories including ties, tie clips, cufflinks and pocket squares also available. All Indochino garments are made-to-order, with more than 30 complimentary suit customizations and over 20 shirt customizations including monogramming, linings, buttons, lapel- and vent-style and more.

Address: 1606 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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event, Fashion, Press, shopping

{Press} Jessie’s Tips In ‘People StyleWatch’ Magazine

Looking to save big this holiday season?  Pick up a copy of the December/January issue of People StyleWatch Magazine and you may recognize someone. I’m so excited to finally share this news & these tips! I’m such a fan of the magazine so it’s such an honor to be in it and dishing tips in the 5 Savvy Ways To Save Big $$$ column!! Happy shopping and saving this holiday season!

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Thanks for reading and for your continued support!! Look for more holiday shopping tips and gift guides coming to the blog soon!

XOXO,

Jessie

 

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{Insta-Recap + Blog Reflection} #TrendHungryTurns4

Big thanks to all you fabulous people reading this and special thanks to those of you that came out to celebrate #TrendHungryTurns4 at Smak Parlour! I still can’t believe it’s been 4 years! One thing is certain. Time will keep going, so it’s up to YOU what you do with it. This blog birthday has given me a chance to reflect on all that’s happened since launching. When I started on my Trend-Hungry way, I had no idea how much it would impact my life. It’s been a tool to brand myself. It’s given me the opportunity to show real girls and women that style is attainable and fun, not something to stress about. Thanks to this blog I’ve basically been able to make my own dream job. Don’t get me wrong, it’s so not perfect and looks far less glam without a Valencia filter on it, but it’s mine, I love it, and it’s always creative, different, and keeps me on my toes. I get to write articles for various outlets, team up with brands, host events, talk trends on TV and radio, style people, and help people feel good about themselves (it’s crazy how clothes can make such a difference with self image).

I’m so grateful for all the love and support. My journey and the journey of so many other inspiring bloggers and #girlbosses out there is what inspires me to keep going everyday. When I started this blog I was fresh out of college and the economy sucked (still does).  This blog gave me an outlet, a tool, hope, something to put my energy towards. I had no idea it would open so many doors. I’m so grateful and will start paying it forward by adding more interviews with Trendsetters that inspire. Stay tuned for new things to come!

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Special Thanks goes out to Smak Parlour for hosting this stylish shindig. If you’re in Philly and haven’t been there before run, don’t walk. Their fashions and price point will seriously make you swoon!

Big Thanks to Andre Richard Salon. The braid bar was a hit!

Thank you Weyerbacher for your seasonal brews.

Also, thank you to Baked Tanning for giving me a goddess glow. A tan always makes me feel my best!

Looking to start your own blog or are you currently blogging? Here are 10 blogging lessons I wrote a little while back and they still are just as relevant now.

Love,

Jessie

P.S. Want to get styled by me free of charge?? Email kasmith@simon.com for a complimentary two-hour session with yours truly!

 

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event, Fashion

{Invite} Trend Hungry Turns 4!!

Well hello, hello! The headline doesn’t lie. Trend Hungry is officially 4 years old this month! Woot, WOOT (not the most ladylike sound, but whatever). Time sure does fly when you’re loving what you do (reflection post coming soon). To celebrate we’re partying at one of our favorite Philadelphia boutiques that’s known for their trendy fashions on a budget, Smak Parlour.

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There will be lots to do. Here are five reasons why you need to be there!

1. You’ll leave with a new hair DO. Ahem, there’s gonna be a Braid Bar. Andre Richard Salon stylists will be braiding the tresses of the trend-hungry fashionistas so come get your hair did.

2. Shop unique vintage jewelry. Remember how I always wear vintage jewelry and started selling in at a few boutiques under the name Bling Babe? Now you can see the collection of yourself and a lucky guest may win some bling!!

3. Sips and snacks. It’s like happy hour, but better.

4. Styling tips. I’ll be there on hand to share  by tips and tricks to wearing this season’s hottest trends and Smak Parlour carries the styles. Win, win!

5. Meet, mix, mingle. Bring a business card or just a smile and your fabulous self and meet fellow fashionistas in attendance, and me, the blogger-in-chief ;)

It’s going to rad and fun and cool and awesome and sweet and amazing and I hope you can make it!! Shoot an email to trendhungry@gmail.com to RSVP.

Xoxo!

Jessie

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Accessories, event, Fashion, shopping

{MLFW Marketplace Invite} Shop & Sip With Bling Babe This Friday!

Calling all my Main Line and Philly Fashionistas! Do you like vintage jewelry? This Friday Main Line Fashion Week hosts their Marketplace event, where you can shop the top styles of the Main Line under one roof. I’m extra excited because this time I’ll be a retailer there!

If you’re a Trend Hungry regular (thanks for your support!!) then you’ve seen me mention my love of vintage jewelry and that I sell my curations under the name Bling Babe. It’s my little passion project that’s currently in three stores (more coming soon, list of current retailers below)  and I will be setting up shop this Friday!

You’re invited and I do hope you can come! You’re support would mean so so SO SO much!!!

 

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So what should you expect to see? Lots of fabulous jewelry that I personally hand selected and cleaned. Every piece is different and special in its own way (I love curate pieces I LOVE) so expect to find a fabulous blingy earrings or a unique tassel necklace. Snag a sneak peek and shop the collection early by following @ShopBlingBabe on Instagram and Twitter. Who knows? I may even announce a surprise giveaway that’s only open to Bling Babe social media.

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Speaking of giveaways, did you enter to win the Trend Hungry Fall Faves Prize Pack? It ends soon and the prize includes $100 to Kohls (yeah!), Bling Babe earrings (mmhmm), a Piccolo Amore tote, and more! Click to enter to win the Trend Hungry Fall Faves Prize Pack.

Can’t make it, and want to check out Bling Babe in person?

Come check BB out at Smak Parlour in Old City Philadelphia, Nich Boutique in Collegeville PA, or Jax Boutique in Haddonfield NJ.

Coming soon to… 1822 Boutique in Philaldelphia & Labelocal in Haddon Heights NJ.

P.S. Save the date! The First Friday in November Trend Hungry will be celebrating 4 years of blogging with a style party!! Details coming soon! Get an invite in your inbox and subscribe using the form on the sidebar.

Thanks for letting me share my new venture with you!

Xo, Jessie

 

 

 

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Beauty, event, philadelphia, shopping

{Q+A} Emily Goulet Talks Philly Mag Shops

Calling all Philly Fashionistas and beyond. There’s an event that needs to be on your radar and it’s happening soon.  Lots of the coolest local retailers will be under one roof and offering up to 40% off, plus lunch, lounging areas, and beauty treatments. Philadelphia Magazine hosts The Philly Mag Shops, Philly’s ultimate designer-warehouse sale, Oct. 5th from 12-3pm. Philadelphia Magazine Lifestyle & Shoppist Editor Emily Goulet answers all our burning questions – from what to wear, to what to keep an eye out for. philly-mag-shops

I missed the last one and a friend made me so jealous once I saw all the amazing styles she left with. What can we expect to see this time around? 

We have over 30 boutiques and designers this time, ranging from well-known shops (Knit Wit, Third Street Habit, Vagabond) to some new shops that have just opened in the past year or two (Element Six, Jade’s Closet, Style Camp). Also, we noticed that shoppers last year loved to grab some smaller gift-y goods like candles, frames, etc, so we’ve brought in a handful of great home shops this year, like Omoi Zakka Shop and Occasionette.

This is a pretty special event. It’s not everyday that so many boutiques and shops are under one roof. For those of us not familiar with all the shops, what can you recommend? 

I’m really excited to see what Style Camp brings. They carry incredible pieces that are under-the-radar luxe; many of their pieces are wear-forever classics, with a few crazy standout pieces. I love them. If you’re a shopper who gravitates towards very classic, preppier styles, Mettlers has a sort of Ralph Lauren, Ivy-prep aesthetic, but with just enough dashes of trend-focused stuff. I got an amazing wool coat with leather sleeves there last year. It has that handcrafted, American heritage appeal to it. For trendy, girly pieces, Geisha House is perfection. Last year, they killed it with accessories, too. For a breezy, more bohemian look, head straight to Third Street Habit. And for every cocktail dress you could ever want, go to Nicole Miller’s space — they’ll be set up in their fashion truck! The modern, androgynous girl should definitely stop at NINObrand’s shop. She’s a local designer who makes total standout pieces. She’s one of my favorite designers, and I’m so happy she’s a part of it.

As if sale shopping couldn’t get better, there will also be food and bubbly. What will shoppers be snacking on? Do you recommend shopping first before partaking in the other activities or will there be enough styles to go around?

The great part about this event is that shops restock their merchandise all day, so there’s no need to rush in and shop. Take your time, enjoy the lounge areas (these are going to be FANTASTICALLY cool), and definitely enjoy the food. We’ll be serving up champagne and cocktails, made-to-order paninis (think: prosciutto and smoked mozz, roasted turkey, or fire-roasted veggies), a bunch of salad options and sparkling beverages.

What kinds of beauty treatments will be available?

The beauty treatments were such a hit last year! We’re bringing in even more beauty people so that everyone can enjoy them. Lacquer Lounge will be doing nail art (these girls are so good at what they do), Verde Salon will be doing braids and buns (my tip: sleep in your braid and wear it to work the next day), and the amazing Beke Beau will be doing makeup. She does the perfect smoky eye.

Love that tip! It sounds like the perfect girl’s day. What do you recommend wearing?

Be comfortable! Wear things you can easily change in and out of (a button-up shirt over a tank is great—you can quickly take off the top and wear the tank to try on pants, skirts, etc). If it’s chilly out, feel free to bring a coat — we’ll have a coat rack so you don’t have to lug it around all day.

Good to know. Any designers or items in particular you think will go fast or budget-friendly items  to keep an eye out for? 

I’m super-excited for The Atelier, a e-shop of a local fashion illustrator. She makes these adorable fashion-focused prints, stationery (think: cards with tiny Valentino Rockstud flats painted on them) and mugs (seriously, the cutest things ever), and they’re all so well-priced. You can buy the whole lot. I’ve already bought a few prints for my home and office, and I plan on getting more. I think people will go nuts for her stuff. Project Runway’s Dom Streater will be there with her collection — and it’s so good. Also, surprisingly inexpensive! Eaves has really great jewelry and shoes, and Knit Wit is where you’ll score high designers for crazy prices. (Last year, I got a 3.1 Phillip Lim long wool moto-esque vest for a crazy-low price.) Aoki’s pieces are extraordinarily low priced. You can really stock up here!

And I see this event has a philanthropic component and will be taking clothing donations for Career Wardrobe. What kinds of items can guests bring to help?

Guests can bring any sort of gently worn professional clothing. Matching business suits (you know, the plain gray Banana Republic suit you bought for your first job interview and never wore again?), skirts, pants, blouses, button-ups, scrubs without logos, coats, shoes, bags and jewelry. Really, it’s the best reason to finally purge your closet.

Thanks Emily for all the details on this event. Can’t wait to check it out for myself!

Click to buy tickets and for more details. Or try to win!  Shoppist is giving away  two tickets to The Philly Mag Shops.

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{Events} Refinery29 Comes to King of Prussia Mall

Looking for something to do this weekend? Refinery29 is coming to King of Prussia Mall this Saturday, Sept. 20th, for an afternoon style party called The Shopping Block. There will be a DIY area for you to get crafty with a tote bag you can take home. You can your makeup touched up at one the the beauty bars. And of course, don’t miss all the fall fashions. You’ll receive a Refinery29 style guide that features fashions you can shop for at the mall. Local designers and boutiques will also be featured. Plus there will be a sweepstakes to win a shopping spree. It all goes down from 12-5pm. For more details check out my post on my Simon Malls blog Trend Hungry in KOP.

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If you’re in Philly and looking for something to do check out The Philadelphia Collection schedule. It’s in full swing and many of the events are free & fabulous.

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

xo,

Jessie

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{Diner en Blanc Philadelphia} 9 Things I Learned

Did you see a sea of white all over social media recently? Diner en Blanc, an all-white pop-up picnic,  has been happening in major cities and I attended for the first time. Philadelphia closed down Broad Street as a mob of elegantly-clad couples set up to dine in front of City Hall. It’s more magical in real life than online. Like prom or a wedding, the evening went by in a blink of an eye. I’m already pumped to attend next year and learned a few things at my first go.


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1. Get the table and chairs first.  This event was a ton of fun and well worth all the work. For those not familiar, DEB is a BIG, outdoor pop-up picnic that requires you to bring your own table, chairs, food, and wine. All attire and decor should be white and upscale.  I waited until the day of the event (typical) to find a table and chairs. Bad idea. Ikea was totally wiped out and so was everyplace else I could think of.  So I had to use the tiny folding table and chairs I already owned (wrong color, size, and quite heavy). This leads me to the second thing I learned.

2. Pack light. The event requires meeting at a secret location and then being led to the event, so be prepared to lug your stuff. Lots of people had wagons and wheel carts. Running fashionably late worked in my favor and I got to meet my group at the second location, which was closer to our final destination. Next year my table and chairs won’t weigh a ton.

3. Bring a camera. Obvious, but I didn’t. A cell phone can take decent pictures, but this night was made for photos.

4. Hit up the photo booth early. This event went by too fast. By the time I remembered there was a photo booth the line was just too insane.

5. Put a little effort into the spread. A lot of people opted for catering. They’re smart, but part of the fun is prepping and crafting a yummy spread. Let me correct myself,  it’s fun when you have time. I was short on that so kept it simple with wine, cheese, pepperoni, grapes, pita chips, hummus, and chocolate. Delicious, but excited to step it up for next year. Maybe I’ll do a whole guide on prepping next year. Someone please remind me!

6. Keep it classy with cloth napkins. After the tables are set the traditional napkin wave commences and it’s time to dine.  I was the unclassy lady using a white paper towel. #Oops

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7. Do two bottles of bubbly. I had two bottles of wine and left one home thinking we wouldn’t drink it. My date was kind enough to walk a few blocks to snag us another bottle. Hey, it’s only Diner en Blanc once a year, unless you venture to other cities for it.

8. Dress comfy, but classy and chic. As long as you’re wearing all white you’re good, but some people pull out all the stops. I aspire to plan ahead and do that. You’ve got stuff to transport and want to be able to eat, drink, and be merry. Needless to say I opted for flats. Sore feet put a damper on things.

What I wore: I waited until the day of the event for to prep everything, including my outfit and my date’s. I wore a clear statement necklace I’ve owned for years, a sale-rack MNG by Mango dress ($29.99), and Call It Spring gladiator sandals that were also on sale ($23.99).

9. Enjoy it all. At first I was a little stressed. You want to get to the secret location in time, find and stick with your group, and just get there. The whole thing is an experience. You’re in a sea of white, yet it feels quite intimate. It’s funny, there were a lot of people there I know that I didn’t run into or even see. There’s a lot going on  - a little parade, runners, dining, dancing. Just soak it up. For this event I really spent it with my date, got to know our table mates, and caught up with a couple friends. I was nice to not really worry about Instagramming each moment in real time.

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Cheers to experiences! That’s what it’s all about. Live it the moment. Be present. Enjoy what’s right now.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Did you attend DEB? Comment below or tweet me @JessieHoleva.

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event, Fashion, philadelphia

{All-White Everything} Diner en Blanc Style Rules

Diner en Blanc is almost here in Philadelphia and I’m pumped to be going. The all-white picnic party takes place in various large cities including New York City and Mexico City. I haven’t figured out what I’m wearing or packing (ya have to bring your own table, chairs, plates, food, wine, etc). Anyway I’m thrilled to be going. The tickets went super fast and thousands of people were turned down. If you were fortunate to get a coveted ticket then be sure to check out this style guide the Diner en Blanc Philadelphia chapter just posted that I got to style and also model for.

Thanks Katie Griffin for casting me as the wardrobe stylist on this. I love how the looks turned out! Thanks Smak Parlour & Nich Boutique for lending clothes. Love the pictures by Laura Eaton. Fabulous hair and makeup by Stephanie Kaczmarski (she curled my hair on Monday and I still got compliments on it on Wednesday!). Four models showed off 16 looks, making up a total of eight DOs & DON’Ts. I’ll probably get in trouble if I post more pictures so go to the to Diner en Blanc Philadelphia blog to see and learn more. There you’ll snag outfit inspiration for you and your fella while learning what works and what doesn’t for this swanky-picnic soiree.

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event, Fashion, Hair, philadelphia

{Invite} Blonde & Bling Benefit

It’s my very first Bling Babe popup shop (my vintage jewelry biz)! It’s also the day to get your hair blonded for summer and pick up a new tank or tote from local brand Piccolo Amore. It’s the Blonde & Bling Benefit, aka an excuse for new jewels, hair, and fashions in the sake of fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Play hooky this Tuesday or take a long lunch.

If you keep up with me, then you know I’m a nominee for Woman of the Year with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and I’ve been busy fundraising. Well my campaign is coming to an end next week and this is a great way to help a wonderful cause while getting yourself styled for summer. Andre Richard Salon will offer 20% off blonding serviced for the day, plus will be donating a 10% of the proceeds of the days services to LLS  and 20% of all product sales.

Of course the popup shops are charitable. $10 of every sale of Piccolo Amore & Bling Babe will be donated as well. Stop putting off getting your  hair transitioned into summer and book now. Or feel free to stop in and say hi to peruse the popup shops.

 

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Can’t make it but want to donate? Click here to make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Thanks for your support!!

Jessie