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South Street Headhouse District: FASHION UNDER THE SHAMBLES RECAP

Monday, September 29, 2014

Conrad BookerCollection Fashion Installations

Tinsel & Tine was invited as a VIP guest to attend 

Fashion Under the Shambles 

an open-air runway show to celebrate the best of the South Street Headhouse District's (Philadelphia) boutiques, with clothes and accessories that went from day to night for both men and women.

It took place (9/23) under the historic shambles (2nd & Pine Sts) which was transformed into a runway to rival fashion week in NYC, and was hosted by Cory Wade Hindorff  former America's Next Top Model Finalist.

Cory Wade with his @dianeroka illustration and w/ his fans
The evening began with food and beverages by Twisted Tail, Bridget Foy's, Redwood Brewing Company , Philadelphia Brewing Co, Barritts Ginger Beer, and VIP Beer Sponsors Strongbow, Heineken & Amstel Light.

I was recognized by Head House Crab and Oyster Co. I said, "Oh, you guys won the Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog contest in July".  And the chef responded,"Hey, you're the blogger that didn't like our hot dog recipe!"

Pre-Fashion show appetizer by Head House Crab & Oyster Co
Which is kinda true, they weren't my #1 choice (See Philly Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off RECAP) But it's fun to be recognized. For this Fashion event, Crab and Oyster were serving a Ceviche shooter with: salmon, mahi mahi, red bell pepper, fresno chili, red onion, cilantro & cucumber. Would love to have it on a snowflake roll.

Now on to the FASHION pics!!! 

(Be sure to use the full screen icon on all the slideshows and play the track)

Please Note: This is just a sampling of Fashions presented during the evening, 
I didn't shoot every model from every show, or even every boutique, not to slight anyone,
it's just the post would be too cumbersome.

Fashions by Totem Brand Co - Mens Wear with a focus on American-made and manufactured clothing. They feature brands such as as Red Wing, Danner, Wolverine, Raleigh Denim and Rogue Territory. Owner: Philip Yi.
Fashions by Moon & Arrow - a socially responsible and environmentally conscious boutique of handmade and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and home furnishings. Owner: Chelsea Pearce.

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The video clip is from the boutique McKinzie Chic owned by Sheri McKinzie whose brand is not only stylish men & women's fashions, but also specializes in hair design.

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Fashions by Passional - boutique specializing in fantasy fashions and wicked wardrobe for men and women.  Owner: Kali Morgan 
Hairstyles by Follicle Studio / Makeup by Eviama Green Life Spa 

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My friend and fellow blogger of  Style Maniac - Doreen Creede was in attendance, and as a brand ambassador for both BusStop Shoes and NINObrand she was decked out from head to toe. Check out that fab necklace & look at those chic shoes.

Style Maniac for NINObrand

Fashions by Helena Boutique - Helena is a fashion veteran with 24 years in the industry, including as a stylist and shopper for such celebs as: Patti LaBelle, R. Kelly, Allen Iverson and my girl, Wynonna Judd. The boutique specializes in exclusive custom clothing and unique ready-to-wear outfits. )

Pic lft to rt: My sister LeVonne Lindsay, Costume Shop Manager at University of the Arts and Free Lance Costume Designer and Me, Le Anne Lindsay, Tinsel & Tine Editor and Professional Events Blogger.
Photo by Robert Mendelsohn

@DianeRoka Conrad Booker design drawing & Under the Shambles Runway attendees captured
Thank you to Diane Roka for the addition of her illustrations from the event. See others in the slideshows.

Fashions by Hats in the Belfry - For over 30 years this boutique has been a trusted source for premium quality hats and caps on the streets of Philly, Baltimore, Fells Point and Annapolis. Owner George "Skip" Briggs.

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Most of the shoes worn by each model were provided by Bus Stop - Voted BEST SHOES by Philadelphia Magazine and BEST SHOE BOUTIQUE in the US, by Footwear Plus Magazine! Owner: Elena Brennan 
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Wonderful event! Congratulation to all the boutiques & salons (Armour Philadelphia, Crash Bang Boom, Dudes Boutique  Eye's Gallery, LunaRosa, Modish, Nostalgia, Philly AIDS Thrift, PNKElephant , RockerHead, Salon4th, UrbanPrincesss) Aversa PR & Events, Jessica Scott Marketing & Events, Daniel Christensen, Board Chair, Elena Brennan, Marketing & Events Chair, Mike Harris, Executive Director SSHD, Kristal Souvanlasy, Asst. Director SSHD 

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Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
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