How 3 Couples Make Style Blog Magic

It was a rainy Saturday in early spring when Nena Boling sat across from her fiance, Eric Smith, as he typed the latest chapter in his next novel. Boling counted down the hours before a blogging conference. She had a big life decision to make: return to social work or try to turn

Why We Love Erdon in Old City Philadelphia

There’s something you should know about Old City’s newest boutique, Erdon: Time flies here. The store opened a couple of months ago and is the second location where Donna Sandoz stocks Acne, Maison Martin Margiela MM6, Closed and Maison Kitsune. (Her flagship store is in Marlton,

11 Best Accessories at Met Gala 2014

What is the most important night of the year in the fashion world? Some might argue it’s the Academy Awards, but while the Oscars certainly call for celebrities to dress to impress, there may be no bigger fashion event than the annual Met Gala. Each year, New York

Organ Donation is Always in Style

I’ve been a registered organ donor since 18. That’s because I’ve always believed in giving everyone a second chance whether it’s in life or in death. If someone makes a mistake, it’s up to me to forgive and allow them another chance.  In death, you

5 Must-Shop Boutiques in Philadelphia

Spring is here – even if the weather has yet to catch on – and that means, as much as we all want some fresh air, Patrick Michael craves a walk through some of the Philadelphia’s boutiques and shops. “These stores are largely owned by individuals who sell things they love, not

5 Influential, Game-Changing Fashion Designers

Painters learn by reproducing works by the masters, and fashion designers learn as apprentices to more established, successful designers. And even when they’ve grown into their own powers, fashion designers admire their peers. Patrick Michael’s favorite designers are Alexander

Look for Patrick Michael Accessories at the Philadelphia Art Alliance!

On 18th Street, just south of Rittenhouse Square stands an impressive building that was listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1970. It’s the Wetherill mansion, built in 1906 by architect Charles Klauder, the same guy who designed the Cathedral of

Summer days in Philadelphia

Warm weather on a Philadelphia weekend brings puppies, babies and ME out to play!  One of my favorite activities is browsing the small boutiques on some of the city’s prettiest streets.  These stores are largely owned by individuals who sell things they love, not just items

Your Prayers Are Answered! New PMA Website Lets You Shop Online

The Patrick Michael Accessories design team is excited about today’s launch of our updated website,! Those of you who know us already love our handcrafted, one-of-a-kind handbags, clutches, wallets and wine totes made from fabrics, leathers and other