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10 Jun
Alicia Keys for Marie Claire UK July 2013 (Photo courtesy of The Fashion Bomb)

Alicia Keys for Marie Claire UK July 2013 (Photo courtesy of The Fashion Bomb)

Slayed.

2 Jun
Solange Knowles at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in Stephane Rolland Couture

Solange Knowles at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in Stephane Rolland Couture

Last Night at FNO Boston

7 Sep

You know, over the years I’ve heard a great share of criticism towards Boston’s fashion scene, but let me tell you honey when Boston puts in the work, we WORK. Last night if you were out on the town in any of the nation’s major and “mini” fashion capitals you saw what each city has to offer in it’s fashion districts for Fashion Night Out.  I brought up the event many times during the day while styling some of my clients yesterday and surprisingly, still not many people know about Fashion Night Out! And this could be for many reasons: their occupation, their age, the fact that Boston is fairly new to the FNO scene, but whatever the case, if you like some of my clients don’t know what the heck Fashion Night Out is here’s a brief breakdown:

Beginning in 2009 Fashion Night Out is a global initiative that aims to collectively celebrate current fashion and boost the retail business. For a few hours during the event (usually 6-11pm) fashion retailers extended their normal business hours, offer customers special discounts and host fashion themed parties. According to the official Fashion Night Out website: “In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.” 

Picture one big night of late night shopping, with extra discounts. Fashion forward parties, without the exclusive guest list. And streets filled with live music, complementary gifts in almost every shop, and tons of street fashion. Yup. That’s pretty much it honey. You simply bring your love for fashion and look fierce.  And let’s not forget it’s a great kick-off event for New York Fashion Week! Last night I saw thee most amazing looks on Newbury street and in the Copley mall. It was fantastic! Check out some of the pics below:

The introduction to the Neiman Marcus runway show in Copley Mall

Neiman Marcus

More looks from Neiman Marcus grace the runway.

The final catwalk

The Pru went purple for FNO!

Champagne and Cupcakes!

Care to Walk the Red Carpet?

Guilty!

22 Aug

Fall Fashion 2012: Pretty in Purple!

19 Aug

I’ve never been a purple girl, pink has always had my heart, but this year’s fall fashion designs have changed all that and kicked my love for pink aside (just for a while). I love, love, LOVE whats to come. Fall fashion previews are all over every major fashion magazine and blog, and so far not one designer has disappointed! From the dresses to the boots, to the clutches and even the makeup- this years fall fashion lines are stunning.

My favorite fall color this year? Amethyst! It’s royal, it’s vibrant, it’s fun, it’s chic- I could go on and on. This purple and similar shades are great as a pop color and as a monochrome outfit. It’s just plain: YES!

Try it as a pop color on your nails with this shade from Yves Saint Laurent, or incorporate it into your work wardrobe with a vibrant cardigan like this one from White House Black Market:

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in N 15

Amethyst Cardigan from White House Black Market

If you’re going out for an evening, try pairing that LBD with a chic purple envelope clutch, it screams royalty without making your look too severe. Wearing white? Try matching the clutch with a few purple accessories to add a fun element to your look.

Solange Knowles’ eyes pop with a mixed palette of purple eyeliner:

 Who could forget this head turning look from Beyonce at the 2012 MET Gala!

Bold enough to try a purple lip? Channel this “Vamp” look like Chanel Iman, Go full force with a true purple hue or try a softer look with a shade closer to lilac.