This Wednesday, I had an awesome day adventure in Philadelphia before The Kills show at the Theater of the Living Arts (one of my favorite intimate venues back in the day). The weather was insanely warm and the rain held off so I could wander the streets and shops aimlessly. South Street has some sick vintage, friendly stylish people and quirky boutiques that kept me entertained all day. Here's my day in pictures:
1. Ben Franklin Bridge
2 & 3. I'm rocking Dior sunglasses, a $5 tank from H&M, a $10 sale skirt from H&M, a $10 belt from Marshall's ages ago, beat to shit Michael Kors biker boots, and Michael Kors Astor satchel bag (I own practically the entire Astor collection...love my "daddy," Michael Kors!)
4. Entrance to South Street
5. Lovely skeleton...I have an obsession with skeletons long before it was cool. I remember when I used to wear skeleton print sneakers and people thought I was nuts.
6 & 7. Mosaic art...I OBSESS over mosaic tile and it's absolutely a motif I will incorporate in my home one day.
8. Dior sunglasses & Wilma Flinestone hair
9. Theater of the Living Arts
10. "South Philly Cheesesteak" from Ishkabibble's. INCREDIBLE! Friendliest staff ever, too...located right across from theater.
11. Bathroom grafitti that was an ode to Rihanna, thanking her for making S&M mainstream. Too funny.
12. My jewels...(from left to right) Forever 21 ring, Old Navy leather stud bracelet, personalized leather bracelet from Disney, faux snakeskin H&M bracelet, Marc Jacobs protection bracelet
13 - 15. The Kills: Jamie Hince & Alison Mosshart
The Kills put on a great show with Alison's intoxicating voice belting out passionate lyrics about scorned love. She was awesomely jerking about the stage and staring off rather insanely, as if she became "crazy" because of her jarring experiences with former lovers. Jamie Hince (Kate Moss' man) really supported her with furious guitar playing and backup vocals. This duo obviously has a natural connection with each other and has no trouble switching between instruments without hesitation, hence creating a great vibe that kept the crowd clapping and dancing along. Check out their new album, Blood Pressures. Here's the video for their song that got me into them, Satellite.