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Chestnut Hill’s fashion show puts spotlight on local businesses

Chestnut Hill took part in this years Philadelphia’s campaign to highlight its fashion related businesses.

The Philadelphia Collection, which ran from September 12th – 24th, featured fashion events throughout the city.

On Friday night the Chestnut Hill Business Association staged Fall into Fashion Chestnut Hill.

At Diamond Spa, 8430 Germantown Ave, a red carpet was rolled out with models presenting clothing from El Quetzel.

Artisans on the Avenue encouraged customers to model things they liked.

Other businesses that participated included: 3000 B.C., Delephine Gallery, Bone Appetite, Closet Boutique, Earth, Fabrics on the Hill, Gravers Lane Gallery, Hob Nob, Indigo Schuy, Jos A. Banks, Mango, The Philadelphia Print Shop, Quelque Chose, and Weavers Way.

Photographers from nearby Atonelli Institute were on hand and a number of Philadelphia University students and alum were on-hand as fashion advisors.

NewsWorks caught up with three of them; Kaitlyn Doherty, Nikky Enterline and Arielle Salkowitz.

They gave us this tip on finding new uses for your sleeveless summer dresses. The trio suggests that by adding fall weather essentials like “dual tone” legging you can look great and in season.

The next big event for Chestnut Hill is the Fall for the Arts Festival, which will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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