Editors Pick

Editor’s Pick: Emeli Sandé at the TLA

Drawing influence from such compelling female singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Lauryn Hill, Sandé’s music brings a much-needed touch of sincerity to a genre that seems to be growing increasingly shallow.


Socially Responsible Fashion

Most fashion shows will make you feel pretty bad about yourself. Way too expensive clothes, wafer-thin models and perfectly done makeup are enough to make any gal go a little loopy. Fashion shows aren’t too kind to the environment, either. (Can you imagine how much hairspray soiled the air in Bryant Park?) Leave it to NoLibs’ eco-friendly Arcadia Boutique, owned by Penn grad Ali McCloud, to make all us ladies, including Mother Earth, feel and look damn good. Now in its second year, Socially Responsible Fashion, an event organized to raise awareness and support for sustainable shopping, features a runway show with local and national eco-conscious designers, including Edun, Lucinda Trask and Kate D’Arcy, who’ll open the show with Rust Belt jewelry designers Anna Bario and Page Neal. The show will feature clothing and accessories made from either eco-friendly or recycled materials as well as fair-trade items. All of the pieces will be available for purchase. Only a true fashionista can wear fabulous shoes without leaving a carbon footprint.