Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MONA is the new black...


From the victorian drawing room decorated by the members of MONA comes a fashionable experience caught on camera. Photography by Kelly Turso.com. Styling, makeup and designs by me, Linda Smyth. Many thanks to the lovley models Suzannah and Leeloo for their effortless beauty.
Above is a picture of Suzannah sitting at my victorian sewing table.


The space made for one of the most amazing environments that I have ever worked in. Every inch of the room makes for an incredible photo op. It was hard to choose what areas to focus on but hopefully these pictures will wet your whistle...



Above is Suzannah riding Sky's silver leafed hoarse. And below she is sitting with leeloo on the fabulous patent leather couch, that needs to live in Topstitch. The couch frame was restored and painted by Sky. I wish you could see the peg leg pirate. Kevin designed the upholstery job, Emily and I did the curtains and pillows. She also made the little rug that leeloo is posing on.



Friday, November 7, 2008

First​ Frida​y Extra​vagan​za X HOLID​AY SALE

What to to do what to do. Free weekend need to get that holiday shopping out of the way. Oh what did you say TOPSTITCH is having a sale. How convenient.


fanny pack by victoria chan




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Topstitch LOVES Tavi

I came into work today dripping from the monsoon outside but luckily Tina brought out the sunshine by introducing me to TAVI, our new leisure time obsession. Not only does this kid trump any other 12 year old, but most "adults" as well. Parents and future offspring carriers please be advised to let your child's imagination flow because if one is lucky enough you'll spawn a kid just ask charming, innovative, and better then the others.
(Click images below if you dare)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The wonderful editorial named ROUGE featured a candid interview with co-owner and entrepreneur Julie Waring, and in the absence of Linda Smyth, her dog, Lee Loo. Conjured up 2 years ago, Topstitch, is known to be one of the many highlights of the Old City, Philadelphia shopping district. People come from far and near to see what the local creative divas have been cooking up for your loved one's next special something... For more on this interview and ROUGE magazine click the image below:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Petite Anglaise

Some randomly amazing person. Who we don't know at all, decided to start blogggin about her daily happenings in and around the fashion and entertainment industry. Follow her misfits deeds and trials with love on www.petiteanglaise.typepad.com. Oh and let's not forget the candid interviews with Chester French, ?uestlove, Linda Symth and many more industry movers and shakers.

It's black, it's white, it's MONA

Much ado with Linda Smyth. Not only is she one of the owners of Topstitch. co-owner of Rabbid Fox, and all around inspiration, she's a do-gooder as well. Teaming up with PSPCA's DogHaus and 19 other artist, Linda Smyth along with 6 other fabulous designers that work as a team called MONA transformed one of the many rooms into a decadent bungalow fit for any human counterparts. This is the first project for the new interior design all stars on the block of American street in north Philadelphia. The whole room came together in many different ways, the idea was to put a jekkel/hyde twist on a victorian inspired billiard room.

Show starts October 11th to November 9th
Edgcumbe House, 8860 Norwood Ave
215.426.6304 ext. 227
Admission: $25

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Darkness and Scallions

Artist Abigail Bruley and Keith Warren Grieman have brought the skills and technique of true artisans to those searching for the new and now. Topstitch hosted this duo for this month's First Friday, a decision their likely not to regret.

PIECE: Sasquatch
PRICE: 200

PIECE:Mr. Brown's First Onion Flight
PRICE: 100


Keep your head and hips warm this upcoming fall with delectable pieces. Warning with so many colors and options they tend to get addicting.

Enjoy loves

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thank Us Later

Here at Topstitch we want our customer's to be safe, happy, and economical. Saving you a trip and plane fare in these hard times, yet providing you exclusive finds is what were all about..peep these newly inducted Ecuadorian pieces. Budget friendly accessories never looked so good.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Julie where art thou

Found her in the studio making the most of her skills as an illustrator and observer. A deep sigh of relief for those honorable art collectors seeking genuine heartfelt depiction's of one's beloved pet(s).
For your own 8'x10'' commission please notify: topstitchboutique@gmail.com.

Price: $300
Sizes: 8'x11''
Choice of Canvas or Wood Painting in Acrylic

Doing a little down town shopping in the Center City District, check out a full visual of these pieces at Framer's Work Room 2103 Walnut St.

Oh..Hello Lover

Most people don't know where to start once they've reached the vintage mecca most commonly known as Topstitch. I suggest these budget worthy accessories. Produced entirely by resident artisan and boutique owner Linda Smyth, these conversation starters are love at first sight.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

LaunchPad Grand Opening Fashion Show

The Ladies at TopStitch were a part or the Fashion Show which celabrated the Grand Opening of LaunchPad Gallery.
The show included looks from local designers

Thursday, August 14, 2008

City Planter

O.K. ladies, I know you are wondering why there is a picture of a "plant" store... but this place is amazing for inspiration! Go in and experience the calming atmosphere and immerse yourself in the colors of the foliage and super cool planters. It is a fabulous destination for cultivating your fall color palette. Be inspired to wear deep plums and chartreuse green after you view the elegant "potato" vines trailing out of the uber modern planters in shades of gun metal.
City Planters happens to be my brothers store. So go visit next time you are in Northern Liberties, it is right down the street from Honey's at 814 N. 4th St. You can buy all sorts of planters and gardening vessels and even have them custom planted.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Annemarie's All Natural Botanicals

For all those people out there who are looking
for all natural, biodegradable and animal friendly
products your quest is over. You can pamper
yourself the all natural way with Annemarie's
All Natural Botanicals. Annemarie's products are made
of ingredients only found in nature. This line is comprised
of bath salts, soaps, message oils and soy candles.
Annemarie's soaps are made in small batches to insure
that you receive a product with optimal freshness and of
the best quality. The base oil which are used in most of the soaps
are Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil and Shea butter.
Annemarie's All Natural Botanicals can be found online and at Topstitch Boutique.

Friday, August 8, 2008

LaunchPad Grand Opening

come join us this very special evening introducing the new venue for launchpad, featuring clothing from us and echochic, a killer lineup of musical performances and a silent artwork auction! see you there!

Nomaddicts Utility Belts


New, just in at the stitch, Victoria Chan's " Nomaddicts" belt packs.
These beautiful equestrian fanny packs will change your life once you get a taste of the hands free lifestyle of waist luggage.
From day to day casual to a night of dancin' at the club keep your keepsakes close while lookin good.
All of Victoria's pieces are hand stitched. Check out her web site for more styles: nomaddicts.net
This one is $265

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