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  • Good to Know – uberFAMILY is growing!

    Here’s a message from our friends from UBER about their new addition…

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    “Since launching with car seats this summer, uberFAMILY has changed the way that Philadelphia families move. From school to the park to the grocery store and back home again, we’ve connected families to vehicles with a car seat, providing them with the safest, most reliable ride on the road–all at the tap of button.

    Today, we’re excited to announce that the uberFAMILY is growing.

    WE’VE ADDED

    BOOSTER SEATS

    TO uberFAMILY!

    IMPORTANT DETAILS

    • Every uberFAMILY vehicle now has one forward-facing car seat and two booster seats available
    • For a $10 surcharge, request uberFAMILY and use any combination of these seats
    • Select ‘FAMILY’ for seating for up to four people (including the children in seats) and ‘FAMILY SUV’ for seating for up to six people
    • All partner drivers were professionally trained and certified by The Car Seat Lady, Dr. Alisa Baer
    • Riders are encouraged to watch the uberFAMILY training videos prior to riding in order to ensure safety”

    For more information visit: www.uber.com

  • 2014 Marian Anderson Award

    Are you Living on a Prayer? Wanted Dead or Alive? Don’t worry, Have a Nice Day because We’ll Be There For You! Ok, maybe we’re a little Bon Jovi crazy, but thats only because Mr. Jon Bon Jovi is the 2014 Marian Anderson Award recipient, and if you don’t know what that means, you should! A Marian Anderson recipient is someone who is an outstanding individual who’s career and advocacy has had a global impact. This year, the recipient, Jon Bon Jovi, is particularly special because his work is not only global but deeply invested in our amazing city of Philadelphia!

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    Our founder Michelle Miller, will be co-chairing the New Friends cocktail reception event for the second year in a row, with Mia Tinari of MCT Entertainment! This pre-show cocktail reception welcomes young professionals to become acquainted with this fantastic organization and event that helps honor and celebrate the amazing artists who have impacted society in a positive way through philanthropy.

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    Following the cocktail receptions and gala dinner, there will be tribute concert. With performances by Grammy award winning singer,  Estelle, The All American Rejects, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. Senator Cory Booker and Sister Mary Scullion will also be speaking at the event. The performance will be in the Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and will start at 8:30 p.m.

    Overall this event is claimed by Philadelphia Magazine to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year, that has long been considered one of Philadelphia’s premier social and corporate entertainment evenings. We know we’re super excited, and we hope that you are too!

     

    For more information about the Marian Anderson Award or how to attend visit: www.marianandersonaward.org

    or read the Offical Press Release on the JBJSoul Foundation Website!

  • Must Have Fall Jackets under $200

    It’s now October, which means that crisp weather we love is upon us! With the change of the weather comes LAYERS!

    Flannels, Sweaters, and Scarves will soon be a part of our everyday wardrobe… but most importantly we all need a few amazing jackets for Fall. From a  classic denim jacket to a fashion forward cape…We’ve collected some of our favorite trends for you to add to your closet! Best part? They are all priced under $200….so go ahead get more than one!

     

    CLASSIC DENIM JACKET:

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    LEVI’s – Trucker Jacket  – $58.00

    BUY IT HERE! 

    MIXED MEDIA COAT:

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    NASTY GAL – High Profile Coat – $142.00

    BUY IT HERE!

    TEXTURED LEATHER JACKET:

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    ASOS – Textured Biker Jacket – $105.00

    BUY IT HERE!

    PUFFER VEST:

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    BANANA REPUBLIC –  Printed Puffer Vest – $130.00

    BUY IT HERE!

    CLASSIC TRENCH COAT:

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    ZARA – Double Breasted Trench Coat – $169.00

    BUY IT HERE!

    FIELD JACKET:

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    J.CREW – Long Field Jacket – $188.00 (currently on sale!)

    BUY IT HERE!

    CAPE:

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    TOP SHOP – Mono Geo Cape – $60

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  • Revel Casino is Saved

    We are thrilled to hear that the Revel Casino is saved. It is a tragedy that Atlantic City has recently faced so much economic devastation. We have hope that this gem of a city, can and will return to its former glory.  Here is some great news from our friends at Philadelphia Magazine. 

    Revel Casino is Saved

    The dream of a university for geniuses at the failed Revel casino is gone.

    At auction this morning, Brookfield Asset Management purchased Revel with a bid of $110 million — besting Florida developer Glenn Straub’s $95 million bid for the property. Brookfield, based in Toronto, describes itself by saying it focuses on “owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity.”

    Brookfield, which manages almost $200 billion in assets, owns the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It plans to run Revel as a casino.

    Straub earlier said he was going to build a second tower and put a university at the Revel site. (He also talked of blowing up the building if his plan failed.)

    On Monday, Straub said he’d challenge the auction results if he lost — due to what he says was a lack of transparency. But don’t feel too bad for him: Because he lost the auction, Straub gets a $3 million breakup fee.
    Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/01/revel-sold-wont-become-university-geniuses/#GMHMkxoebYu0Y3VI.99

     

  • What to do this Weekend in Philly

    We can now say it…Summer is officially over! Fall is among us, and we here at The Nouveau Image are excited! The weather is still great so there are a ton of things going on around the city, whether its a pumpkin picking trip with the family, or grabbing beers for the Eagles game – we have your weekend planned!

    Philadelphia Zoo 360

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                Looking for something the whole family can do? Check out the brand new Zoo360 at the Nation’s first zoo the Philadelphia Zoo. With a popular new addition called the Big Cat Crossing which is a wired mesh trail that extends for 330 feet from the popular Big Cat Falls area 11- to 17-feet above ground and right over the main visitor pathway, you’re sure to witness some new sights! For more information on Big Cat Crossing click here!

    Aziz Ansari 

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    This Friday, September 26th, why not spend your night cracking smiles with Aziz Ansari! Starting at 8:00pm, Aziz Ansari will be at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Ansari is one the biggest stars in comedy. He is mostly known for his co-star role in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated NBC series Parks and Recreation. Ansari has also starred in a number of films and television series and debuted his much-anticipated third hour-long stand-up special “Buried Alive” on Netflix in November. The special was named one of the best stand-up specials of the year by The Onion AV Club and Paste Magazine. For tickets, click here!

    3rd Annual Oktoberfest Live!

    Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 6.45.08 PM                  On this Saturday, September 27th go check out the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Live! Starting at 2pm this amazing festival is featuring over 200 craft beers plus live music, contests, giveaways and so much more! –See more at: http://xfinitylive.com/entertainment/event/2583#sthash.09pdAl56.dpuf

    Campus Philly College Fest

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    Calling Alumni, calling all! The city of Philadelphia welcomes everyone to come enjoy a day of entertainment, discounts, giveaways and free admission to museums for College Philly College Fest! A Philadelphia tradition for more than 20 years, students will be granted free admission to select museums and attractions along the Parkway, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. To take advantage of the offers, you need a valid college ID and a Campus Philly Pass. For more information and a complete listing of events, click here.

    40th Street Summer Series Concert

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    This Saturday, September 27th, come enjoy this year’s last free outdoor concert. The free concert also includes such festive family-friendly entertainment as fire artists, face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.  This last concert, much like the previous concerts, are located behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets, begin at 6 p.m. and are totally free.

    Liberty 360 3-D Show

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                This weekend, experience history in 3-D with Ben Franklin as your guide at Liberty 360 located at the PECO Theater: 600 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107. The show surrounds visitors as they take an immersive, 360° patriotic journey to discover our nation’s symbols of freedom—from the bald eagle to the Statue of Liberty. The Historic Philadelphia Center is where kids can participate in Colonial for a Day, a program that outfits them in traditional children’s clothing from 18th-century Philadelphia. Girls get dresses and colorful sashes, while boys wear shirts and haversacks for the day. For more information on this exciting trek click here!

    Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival

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    Love Manayunk for the night time bar scene? Well now get to know Manayunk in a whole new way by joining this spirit filled town in their very own food festival on September 28th from 11am to 5pm. Take a stroll down historic Main Street and taste everything from BBQ to sweet desserts from over 40 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks. Along the way you will be able to purchase spices and homemade oils from the gourmet food trucks, with a final stop to bring on the night at the unforgettable beer garden. Learn more HERE!

    Eagles Game at NBC Sports Arena at xfinity Live

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    Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers @ San Francisco’s own Levi’s stadium this Sunday September 28th and you don’t have your plane ticket booked yet for the game? No worries! Get closer to the action than actually being there at the game. How is this possible? NBC Sports Arena at xfinity lives’ 32 FT television, yes 32 FEET long, this television will grip you to the edge of your seat while watching the birds take down yet another opponent. If the colossal sized television isn’t enough for you, enjoy everything from their starters to their XL signature pizzas, along with a wide variety of satisfying beers on tap to choose from.

     

  • Sneak Peek into NYC Trade Shows part 2!

    Here’s more of a sneak peek into the world of NYC Fashion Trade Shows…

    Along with the Coterie trade show, there was also MODA, Fame and the Accessories Show! Check out some of the new collections posted on the BJI Fashion Group Instagram (@bjifashiongroup) that were shown at this year’s trade shows!

    MODA was filled with refined, elegant and upscale lines for the fall/winter and spring/summer season. As you can see from the images below a lot of the collections were filled with different patterns, which we love!

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    Love what this Italian designer put on display? Check out more of their styles at their website http://www.bacifashion.com!

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    From left to right we have; Dizzy Lizzy, Three Islands, Madison Matthews, and Z&L Europe who all showed off their new spring patterns filled with unique designs and tons of color! Be sure to click the hyperlinks to order your outfit today!

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    Katherine Way also showed off her fabulous patterned collection!

     We just love all these crazy patterns that will definitely help us brighten up a room when wearing these styles!!

     

    The Fame show was more for the younger crowd with cute and comfortable contemporary wear; check out some new styles that are must haves!

    If your on the market for fall and winter sweaters be sure to check out Mono

  • A look inside NYC Fashion Trade Shows

    Spotlight: NYC’s Biggest Trade Show – Coterie

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    New York Fashion week 2015 has come to an end but we all know the shopping never stops in New York City, last week The Nouveau Image founder, Michelle Miller, got to go inside the Javits Center for an amazing experience at ENK and BJI’s trade shows. We attended Coterie, Fame, MODA, and The Accessories show where we got to take a peek at he hottest clothes and accessories for the upcoming fall and winter seasons, as well as, spring and summer 2015. Its never too early to start planning your wardrobe! Take a look to get an inside scoop of what we saw!

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    Coterie is a premier global marketplace built from the ground up to give designers and buyers exclusive shopping experiences that they will not forget. With over 1,000 different designers Coterie brings apparel and accessories designers together to generate revenue, show off inspiring trends, and give us shoppers everything we need to know for the upcoming spring and summer season. From Alice + Olivia to Zac Posen, Coterie has so many amazing designer brands that we got to see, including some amazing new designers to shine the spotlight on.

    Coterie was able to host for the first time an amazing new line called The Kooples which Coterie describes them as “an icon of English-Parisian elegance, a state of mind. Based on the principle ‘dress-to impress’” The Kooples offers a wardrobe for both men and women covering all bases- shirts, suits, party dresses, jeans, jewelry, and footwear.

    In the past few weeks alone, The Kooples was voted “Best brand of THE TENTS” at the “Blogger Project Awards” in Las Vegas; The short film ‘The Kooples Today, Tonight’ voted best editing at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and best cinematography at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival, and have opened a retail shop The Kooples and The Kooples Sport, on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

     

    Can’t make it to LA to visit their store? Check out their amazing collection at their website, www.thekooples.com and check out the image below of their booth at the show! Shout out to @pauladazachenu for uploading this picture to Instagram!

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    Another brand that we love and can be found more locally, at department stores like, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus is BCBG Generation; their fall 2014 collection is just to die for and Coterie spotlighted some of their looks in the look book for this years show. Take a look below and three styles we are obsessed with!

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    Want to see more? Visit www.bcbggeneration.com and you see what they have in store for us this fall!

     

    We all know nail polish is an on-going trend, from nail art to specific colors for each season it will never get old. Coterie shine its accessories spot light on Color Club who made its first push into the retail market by launching the brand at Coterie. Color Club is brought 300 nail colors that were featured in a nail art bar with a collaboration with Miss Ladyfinger, which included one nail print design from four partnered designer’s from their spring 2015 collections; Nanette Lepore, Carlos Falchi, Theodora & Callum, and Mystique.

    Check out some of the amazing colors below!

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    Color Club nail polish is listed at a great price of just $8.50 per bottle and can be purchased online at their website at www.colorclub.com. Be sure to check out the full collection on their website as well!

     

    Coterie was just ONE of the trade shows at the Javits Center! Check out the next blog to read more about other shows we attended –  Fame, MODA, and The Accessories Show!

  • DIY Fall Decor

    Fall is here! Fall is here! Fall is FINALLY here! Can you tell that we’re excited? Good, because you should be too! Not just because pumpkin flavors are starting to pop up everywhere, but because we know some cool DIY tricks to make your home ready for the new season!

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    Before it gets too cold outside, now is the perfect time to put up some pretty lights in your backyard and have a fall party! Besides the best types of parties are in the Fall anyway. I mean, Halloween, football parties, homecoming, then Thanksgiving!

    So heres an easy way to light up your yard for any fun outdoor festivities you have planned this season. All you need are:

     -Ping pong balls ( Side note: ping pong balls are a must at any party anyway!)

    -Some colored Christmas lights ( or orange ones for Halloween)

    Then you just cut some small x’s in the bottom of the ping pong balls and insert the lights. Voila there you have it!

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    Want some pretty indoor lighting too? Don’t worry we know a cute an easy way to make your house look Autumn chic! All you need is :

     -Some mason jars

    -Some pretty fake or real leaves

    -Some glue

    -Candles

    Then you glue your pretty leaves onto the mason jars, in any design your heart see’s fit, place the candles in the jars, light them and there you go! Beautiful and festive indoor lighting!

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    Ok, so now that your house looks festive, why not make it smell the part too! We can help make your house have the perfect fall scent that will have your guests enter your house and never want to leave! All you need is :

    -A pillar candle

    -Cinnamon sticks

    -String

     Then you take your pillar candle and decorate it by placing the cinnamon sticks around it and finish by tying the cinnamon sticks in place. As the candle begins to melt it will also infuse your house with the smell of warm cinnamon!

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  • What to do in Philly this weekend

    Not sure what you’re doing this weekend and really dreading the idea of staying in? Well don’t worry, we’ve selected the best things for you to do in Philly this week, that don’t include sitting on the couch and watching another series on Netflix (that’s what the Winter is for)! So before it gets cold, please enjoy the nice weather before its too late!

    Tonight at 5:30-8:30pm enjoy a nice stroll through University City at their annual Baltimore Avenue dollar stroll. The event takes place between 43rd and 51st streets and will showcase its charm and local businesses, for you guessed it, only one dollar! The event will include $1 craft beers and yummy ethnic bites from local restaurants, as well as special membership and ticket offers. There will also be live entertainment from jugglers and live music all the way to fire artists! This is certainly a fun and inexpensive way to start your weekend!

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    Also tonight, from 6-10pm try not to miss the annual Mt. Airy Street Fare on Germantown Ave between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy streets! This fair includes the best of the best, featuring delicious drinks and food from over 50 gourmet food trucks and local restaurants. Some of these restaurants and food trucks include:

    -Herb Scott Catering
    -Earth Bread and Brewery
    -Cantina Avendia
    -Braz BQ
    -Foolish Waffles !
    -The Tot Cart
    -Sweet Box Cupcakes
    And MANY MANY MORE!

    Not only are they offering yummy food and drinks, but this fair comes with entertainment as well! With live music, handmade crafts, temporary tattoos and even a local hair salon ready to give you a new style, all lined up on the avenue! Seriously what more could you ask for?!

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    On Saturday the 20th, from 11am-7pm stop by Spring Garden St for their one day block party event! This is one that you and your whole family can enjoy, with interactive art installation and projects, bike repair and bike parade, oh and did we mention award winning food trucks? Well there will be award winning food trucks like:
    -GiGi’s and Big R
    -Luscious Bakery
    -Jerrys Kitchen
    -The Whirly pig
    and More !

    Oh there will also be a pop-up beer garden for you 21 and over block party goers, and of course some great live music as well!

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    This Tuesday on the 23rd from 6-8pm, come combine your love of fashion with none other than your love for a tasty cocktail! At the RIttenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl, you will get to see the latest fall trends while sipping on the tastiest drinks from Philadelphia’s top Mixologists! For just $25, you will receive a map including all of the participating stores on Rittenhouse Row where you will get to see their latest fall fashion styles as well as a tasty drink at each location!

     

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    – Nicole Miller
    -South Moon Under
    and more!

     

    On Wednesday, Sept 24th, don’t miss your opportunity to be treated to good food, delicious drinks and great live music on the Delaware River waterfront at the Seaport Museum for Drink Philly’s four year anniversary party! For only $20, you will get to taste some of the tastiest beers including:
    Yards, Sly Fox, Travelers and Eat some of the yummiest food from:
    Eulogy Tavern, MilkBoy, Tria Cafe and Moreno
    And hear some great music from local artists like: Skimantas Pipas, Virginia Smith, and Brit Miller!

    Also if you’re not an Uber user, you can sign up with the code Drinkphilly14 and get a $20 dollar discount to take you there and back! Oh and did I mention that some of the proceeds go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand? Cause what better way to drink, eat and be merry than knowing your also helping out a great cause!

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  • Meet our Fall Interns

     

     

    We have some new faces around The Nouveau Image office! Check out the fun surveys below to learn more about our new Fall intern team! They are already working hard to help us provide our clients with the best!

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