Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2015
Cyber Monday: “Luna” Tank in White Now Available in Store
Posted on November 29, 2015 by Bojing Fu
Bojing Fu: The Cyclist’s World
On Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9, Philly Bike Expo hit the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.). Exhibitors came from all over the United States to show their work and collections, and thousands of cyclists and bike fans visited this event.
Entering from the Broad Street Entrance, visitors got two ways to start. Seminars, demos and other recreational activities were held on the first floor, and exhibits were laid out on the second floor.
Exhibits include bicycle collections, bicycle manufactures, custom framebuilders, cycling components, apparel and accessories manufacturers and artisans. “The show was a pleasure for me because the bicycles were appreciated, and that gives me pleasure,” said Gary, a collector of vintage bicycles.
Attracted by the great wood work, many visitors stopped at Woody Bicycles’ display. Came from Cape May, NJ, Max, the founder, would happily and proudly demonstrate his work to every interested visitors.
Apart from the exhibitions, the Bike Expo also provided an area for cyclists to try out some special gears. Assisted by instructors and demonstrators, visitors or potential customers could ride their favorite bikes and test out their fancy features.
Overall, this exposition was not only a meetup for bike fans, but also a precious annual opportunity for bicycle manufacturers, framebuilders, artisans and sellers of cycling components, apparel and accessories to promote their products and increase their business reputation.
Photography and Text by Bojing Fu, Copyright 2015.
About the Author: Bojing Fu (Irene) is a second-year master student in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, majoring in the field of Intercultural Communication.
Photography and Text by Masoma Imasogie
Women, I know the days are long and the nights are longer. But during this holiday season don’t forget to pamper yourself. Get ready for bed by doing the ultimate ‘love yourself’ regime and soak in a lovely Mediterranean lavender bath. Lavender has been used for cleansing for centuries. It is derived from the Latin root word ‘lavare’ which means ‘to wash’. The skin benefits and overall well-being effects are endless.
Reduce the stress of the world by absorbing the calming aura and let your sexiness shine through. Be it pain relief, headaches and muscle relaxant or allergies, anxiety prevention or acne treatment, lavender can cure it all. Oh, and a couple flowers never hurt anybody. Sprinkle some flowers throughout your bath to fill the air with more familiar and fabulous fragrances. Now, don’t let the fun stop there.
You may not be a Victoria Secret model but that doesn’t mean you can’t act like one! Wrap your body in your warmest towel, hydrate your skin with your favorite cream and put on your sexiest lingerie set. Embrace your beautiful body and enjoy your curves. One of the sexiest parts of a woman is her confidence. Take control of it and feel your best you. After this type of pampering you are now ready for hours of dreaming and uninterrupted sleep. Enjoy it beautiful.
Photography and Text by Masoma Imasogie, Copyright 2015.
About The Author: Masoma Imasogie is a Junior and Fine Arts Major enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2017. To read more articles by Masoma Imasogie, type in author’s name at the bottom of the page and click the search icon.
BLVD: Welcome To The City
I’ve always loved where I’m from, anyone whose every met you can tell you that. I’ve always thought the crooked sidewalk and flickering street light across from my grandma’s house were unexplainably beautiful. I smile every time I pass by the white graffitied green garage door next to my house that reads “Get A Life.” I love sitting on the subway for hours, starting conversations with people with colored hair and ripped jean jackets.
I love every part of New York City’s imperfections, which is why I love my home borough of Queens so much. It feels special in that most people from outside of New York aren’t quite sure what it is, their response to me being from there oftentimes “Oh so not really NYC then?” But Queens is NYC. My hometown Astoria is NYC. They are hidden alleyways, of the most famous city in the world, special places the world hasn’t quite discovered yet. They are New York City in that they are perfectly imperfectly flowing with culture and people worth learning about, worth listening to, worth writing stories about, worth designing clothing for.
When I designed my first pieces of clothing last year I drew inspiration from my hometown. I would walk around the streets and sit on my stoop, observing the people and the scenery. For this final project I knew I wanted my brand to be the brand that I am currently trying to create. I didn’t have enough of my own pieces to display so I incorporated pieces from my wardrobe that give a similar feel to the pieces I want to design. The setting was Wellington Court Murals, a large stretch of blocks in Astoria designated to street artists to display their work. To me the site is everything I love about where I’m from. It’s art, its culture, it’s the expression of the creativity of the amazing people who inhabit my city. I chose to make all the graffiti black and white in order to highlight the clothing. The brand name came from the street my house is on, Ditmars BLVD.
I want my brand to be for girls who aren’t afraid to stand out, whether they be admiring graffiti from their stoop, riding the subway or going out for the night. I want my clothing to speak for itself. Actually I want it to scream. Scream Welcome To The City.
Photography and Text by Tara Gonzalez, Copyright 2015.