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Fashion + Food in Philly: HOPS Brewerytown

May 4, 2019

Hops and Kin

As soon as Jes, Emily, and I saw pictures of the inside of Hops, we knew we had to get in there for a Fashion + Food shoot. This shoot has been a long time coming!

Brewerytown is the next up and coming neighborhood in Philly, and I have a strong feeling that Hops Brewerytown will help with its rise in popularity. Hops is a bar that’s equally inviting, with its decor having both masculine and feminine elements. The structure of Hops is industrial, but there’s also a softness to it, with light pink being a common color throughout the space.

women laughing, sitting in bar, yellow dress, floral dress
Model: Katt Wilkins & Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Clothing: Kin

When it comes to HOPS, there’s an immediate “it” factor. It’s not just a restaurant or just a bar. It has three bars, pool tables, couches along with tables for dining, and the whole place just radiates cool.

girl with pool table, floral dress
Model: Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Dress: Kin

I chose to use clothes from Kin boutique for this shoot, because their clothes are feminine and trendy for the cool girl in the city. The styles in Kin are perfect for the woman who wants to feel strong, confident, and sexy, while making it all look so easy. I mean, their tagline on their website says, “High end fashion, without the drama.” Can I get a “Yas Queen!”

women, jumpsuits, skirt, laughing, smiling
Model: Emily Meyer Brooke Gwinner, and Katt Wilkins Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Clothing: Kin

It’s easy to just show up at a new restaurant in distressed jeans and cool top. (That’s one of my personal staple looks for my style.) But, I wanted the outfits for this shoot to hold some power. That vibe totally came through in the shots that Jes captured in our fierce models, and I love it.

white lace top, yellow skirt, hops, brunette model
Model: Katt Wilkins Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Top, skirt, and sunglasses: Kin
grey jumpsuit, woman sitting, snakeskin
Model: Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Dress: Kin
woman, bar, pink jumpsuit
Model: Brooke Gwinner Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Jumpsuit: Kin
women, red and white, standing, bar
Model: Katt Wilkins, Brooke Gwinner, Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Clothing and sunglasses: Kin

My favorite part of the HOPS decor has to be the hops mural by the front bar. This mural was created by Sean Martorana. Check out his work when you get a chance, or stop by Hops and see it in person.

women laughing bar
Model: Katt Wilkins & Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Clothing and sunglasses: Kin

Of course, the hot colors for spring/summer 2019 are red and yellow. Find your shade and own it! Personally, when it comes to yellows, I love a strong mustard yellow, or goldenrod like the color of Katt’s skirt.

For reds, I prefer reds with a blue undertone (rather than an orange undertone). My fellow ladies with an olive complexion, opt for the blue-reds. It’s a game changer.

If you’re concerned about how a bold color like red or yellow will look with your coloring, opt for it in a piece that is further away from your face – like a skirt, shoes, or accessory. You won’t feel as overwhelmed by the color if it’s not right by your face.

woman, white and black, black and white, mural, street art, philly mural, white dress, red shoes
Model: Brooke Gwinner Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Dress: Kin
woman, black and white mural, street art, philly mural, red shorts, highwaisted red shorts, white top
Model: Katt Wilkins Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Top and shorts: Kin

Kin made my dreams come true by having these two pieces in their shop when I came by to pull for this shoot. This sheer jacket and little red dress combo, gave me ALL of the Clueless vibes, and I loved every second Emily was wearing it.

blonde woman, red dress, black and white mural, sheer jacket
Model: Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Dress, jacket, and sunglasses: Kin
sheer jacket, sunglasses, red dress, clear sunglasses
Model: Emily Meyer Photo: Jessica Lynn Photography Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant Dress, jacket, and sunglasses: Kin

The sheer jacket reminded me completely of this scene, in case you’re clueless about what I’m referencing. Also, that clip is worth a rewatch just to see how adorable Paul Rudd has always been.

If you’re new here, make sure that you check out the other posts in my Fashion + Food series:
Smak Parlour, Townhome, + Louie Louie

DFTI, Six, + Porta

Philly AIDS Thrift, Greene Street, + White Dog

Make sure that you reach out to me if you’re interested in being featured in one of my Fashion + Food in Philly series! Is there something specific that you want to see? Let me know!

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