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Fashion Forward

Local designer aims high with “Poised Society” clothing line. Did we mention he’s a teenager?

Gabriel Brown (center, back) and models at photo shoot on Kelly Drive

Don’t let his age fool you, Gabriel Brown isn’t kidding around about fashion. The 17 year-old has been building his Poised Society brand since he first dreamed about his own fashion line at 14. Unlike some teen business phenoms, he’s built it up himself. Website design, graphic arts, clothing design, photography, and even some of the textiles used in his pieces, he created himself. And he works a regular job to pay for it.

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High Fashion in the Falls

Jovan O’Connor‘s designs shine at iconic Alden Park. Photography by Captured by Caity.

Alden Park’s a historic location that never gets old. With its rose-colored towers, Art Deco pool, and sprawling, landscaped grounds, it’s like something out of a movie or Vogue.

And the perfect backdrop for Jovan O’Connor’s special occasion designs!

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Howl to Make the World a Better Place

Clothes that move & groove with you — plus give back to the environment and community. A very yogic swimsuit shoot at Alden Park, with PhillyU senior and sustainable living advocate Nicole Boychuck.   

Yoga has hit East Falls hard this summer, with all ages & body types coming out for communal stretch-fests from McMichael Park to Wissahickon Brewing Company — and even the Mills, where Opportunity Barks hosted “Doga” featuring asanas for two legs, and four.

Although yoga’s not a team sport, these days it’s a great social activity where you can get a glow going with your neighbors that often carries over into food, beers, conversation. What to wear, when you want to work out but look cute afterwards, too?

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Miami Days and Nights at Alden Park

WEATHER CANCELLATION! Due to high winds & lightning, Alden Park’s management decided to cancel Miami Nights. We’re sorry and we hope to reschedule soon.

After an amazing $70+ million restoration, historic Alden Park’s ready to party this weekend!

CHECK IN NOW for the most epic party to hit East Falls in forevaaaaah!

For the first time ever, this local architectural wonderland opens its doors to the public for a full day of sunning, swimming & exploring the grounds and towers with family-friendly local vendors & attractions.

After dark, the spectacular Art Deco indoor pool lights up — the retractable roof rolls back — for an Adult Swim under the stars, in a setting that Sandy Smith of PhillyMag.com called “without a doubt the most photogenic apartment buildings in the city.”  Cuban food, music, dancing, and more.

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Fallser Fashion: Marble Nails

East Falls doesn’t often set style trends but this weekend, all eyes were on nails by Koco after a write-up in Sunday’s Inquirer. 

So this weekend as hoards of beer lovers descended on our neighborhood for Wissahickon Brewing Company’s grand opening, the Philadelphia Inquirer called us out as a hot spot for fashion-forward nail art.

Elizabeth Wellington’s piece on “marbling” highlights subtle stone patterns for spring manicures, like Koco Salon’s design of soft grays with a swirl of pink sparkle. While the look is fresh, the effect is actually over two decades old — first popular in the 90’s, when Koco’s owner, Onisha “O” Claire, was first getting into the nail industry.

Now 20 years later, O’s overcome with gratitude and enthusiasm for her profession that’ll resonate with anyone else who’s doing what they love.

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