Elissa Bloom Talks Style Faves and the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Elissa Bloom Talks Style Faves and the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Her Style: Stylish, artsy and eclectic. Think hats and heels.

Her Fashion Roots: My mom had wonderful style. Our weekend entertainment was going to the mall and traipsing through department stores along with shopping local boutiques. In high school, I worked at a high-end fashion boutique called L.H. Rogers in Salem, Massachusetts, that carried the most fashionable American and European apparel. After college, I attended Paris Fashion Institute, and there was no turning back.

Indispensable Wardrobe Item: Black leggings and tank tops from Uniqlo, the foundation for many of my outfits.

Favorite Places to Shop: Generations Reimagined Resale in Merion Station, Main Line Fashionista in Paoli, Bra Spectrum in Bryn Mawr and Neiman Marcus. And, of course, I love supporting local designers. Today, I’m wearing an Elmira Vandenberg jacket and Paper Shaper by Julie earrings.

Fashion Icon: Any of the timeless Advanced Style women celebrated by Ari Seth Cohen on Instagram @advancedstyle.

What She Loves About Her Work: At the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, I work with fashion design talent, develop them into creative entrepreneurs and make a difference in their business trajectories. With Elissa Bloom Home, I bring joy into people’s homes with fun and colorful home décor with personality.

Elissa Bloom. Courtesy Tessa Marie Images

Best Fashion Buy Ever: A beautiful coat I bought in Hong Kong.

Thoughts on Aging: Most of the time, I feel 15 years younger than my biological age. We can be ageless by staying curious, creative and engaged with the world.

Indispensable Accessory: A great crossbody bag. I love being hands-free.

Makeup Tip Every Woman Can Appreciate: Foundation makes a world of difference in smoothing your skin and looking younger.

Favorite Fragrance: Gucci Bloom.

Fashion No-No: Showing too much skin.

Visit philadelphiafashionincubator.com and elissabloom.com.

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