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October 28, 2009

Wednesdays with Rakia: (Re)Birth of Cool and Fabulous Fashion

My newest obsession: vintage and cooler-than-ice retro pieces, inspired by PAFA’s Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool exhibition. Philly born-and-bred Hendricks’ life-sized paintings inspired me to re-create some of my favorite vintage looks. And let’s face it – everyone needs a little retro in their closet! My faves: - Floral silk dress – 1940’s […]

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October 14, 2009

What’s In Your Closet Wednesdays with Rakia

From Rittenhouse Square to Fishtown, I am amazed at how some Philadelphians have quickly transitioned into their fall wear wardrobe. My favorite can’t-live-without-it accessory for fall is tights. You can transition any piece in your closet by adding some leg-a-licious flavor. Get some show-stopping legwear into your closet: Hand-dyed printed tights (I call these snake […]

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