10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008Bostonista: 10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just an FYI!

You can now follow Bostonista on BlogLovin! I've been having fun following a lot of my favorite style blogs using BlogLovin and I hope you'll follow me! 

Stalking Uncle Karl...

You may have heard the rumor that Karl Lagerfeld had bought an estate in a tiny Vermont town and planned to shoot Chanel campaigns there. Well, it's true! A local Vermont news team spotted God on the property this week and apparently both renovations and photo shoots have already begun to take place! 
Who else thinks a road trip to Vermont is suddenly a million times more appealing?
Teen Vogue is opening a temporary store in a mall in New Jersey where it won't sell anything.
It didn't make much sense to me either but then the New York Times explained.
Considering that Conde Nast just cut 5% off its budget (resulting in Men's Vogue being absorbed into Vogue as a twice yearly supplement and Portfolio losing most of it's web staff and being reduced to ten issues a year) and other teen magazines like CosmoGirl! have folded entirely building this kind of small but fiercely loyal audience is probably a good call on Teen Vogue's part. If I were a 16-year-old Jersey girl I'd be there chomping my bubble gum every day.

A Celebrity Moment: MK in TANK Magazine




You're probably sick of me gushing about MK but she is a fashion icon so you'll just have to deal with it.









A very special thanks to OhJane at TheFashionSpot

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: Victoria Beckham for Armani!


Armani announced today that Victoria Beckham will be helping to launch the first Emperio Armani Women's Underwear Collection by starring in the international global advertising campaign. Her husband, David Beckham, infamously posed for the designer for the Emperio Armani Men's Underwear collection. Last spring Victoria wore a lace Armani creation to the famed Costume Institute Gala in New York City where Giorgio was a co-chair to the event.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Costume Institute Met Exhibit Theme is...

MODELS!

Well, okay, it's actually, "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion" but as a self-proclaimed model junkie that just translates into one word for me...MODELS!
I love them. I don't know why. It might be the way that they look like aliens, or that I wish I could be that skinny, or at least well-traveled. Whatever the reason is I love them. So the MET hosting an entire exhibit based entirely around them is like a dream!

Anna Wintour has picked the ultimate model Kate Moss to co-chair the May 4th opening night event in addition to Marc Jacobs and....Justin Timberlake. I don't know why she picked Justin Timberlake but I suppose its a less strange combination than last years Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Giorgio Armani.  I would have preferred Kate Moss, Gemma Ward, Natalia Vodianova, Karlie Kloss, Iman, and Christy Turlington but I'll take what I can get.

In honor of this awesome news I give you some fantastic pictures of my favorite type of person.


Karlie Kloss on the winter 08 issue of 10!

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Agyness, Freja, and Irina are infinitely cooler than us. Or so they think.

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Kasia Struss walked in an insane 70 shows this past season!

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Lily Donaldson gets painted backstage at Galliano

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Iekeliene Strange is a Desert Queen!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Time Out with Bostonista


4 Things I Did Today:
Read the October issue of Vogue
Got Starbucks for free
Went to a fashion show
Cleaned my room

4 Things On My To-Do List:
Pick up a book on hold at the library
Buy my nana a birthday present
Read the pile of neglected magazines in my room
Bake brownies

4 Guilty Pleasures:
Gossip Girl
Shopping with credit cards when I have no money
Biographies about Anne Boleyn/Marie Antoinette/Etc
Movies with Paul Rudd

4 Random Facts About Me:
I get tongue tied around boys I have crushes on
I love decorating for different holidays 
I make the best completely homemade whipped cream you have ever had
I'll probably run away to London if McCain wins

4 Bloggers that I'm Tagging:
-NV
-Myriam 
-Jenny Cindy
-Katie

Fashion + Politics = Oil + Water




Considering that President Bush just signed an anti-counterfeiting bill putting $25 million towards preventing the creation and sale of fakes as well as stiffer consequences for pirates of intellectual property is it appropriate for a high profile candidate to be endorsing carrying a fake?
A lot of people don't see the harm in a knock off bought off the street. And I'm all for recreating a runway look or high end trend in an inexpensive way especially in this economic climate. But there is a difference between being stylish on the cheap and buying a fake, copyright infringed bag off the street.
This bag that she is allowing her 7-year-old daughter to carry was produced by a child, in a filthy usually underground factory for very, very little money. And most of these factories are in US cities because it's easier to produce them here than smuggle the counterfeits into the US.
It is common knowledge that the sale of counterfeit luxury goods supports human trafficking and child prostitution. Some say that it helps to fund terrorism. Regardless, it flaunts child labor laws so extremely they might as well not exist.
It's possible that Sarah Palin isn't aware of any of this. It's possible she believes that it is a real LV bag. If thats the case then there is something unsettling about allowing a 7 year old to carry a $790 bag in front of a struggling America.

For more on this check out Fashionista, Bryan Boy, Gawker and countless other blogs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hair Supply by Soap & Glory Review


Soap & Glory has fast become my favorite bath & body line. You might remember my obsession with the Flirtigo spray body moisturizer (I'm on my second bottle!) and I've continued trying out their products since then. I love their packaging, the fact that it was created by Bliss mastermind Marcia Kilgore, and their great prices!
My hair has always been a sore spot for me. It's frizzy, and coarse. Some spots are wavy and others are stick straight. It's also crazy thick. Plus, my blonde obsession (stemming from mommy dearest btw) doesn't help the situation. I'm always looking for hair products that will condition, smooth, and, most importantly, SOFTEN it. 
But most products are heavy and weigh it down, or sticky and make it look and feel greasy. Its super frustrating.
So, when I was at Target in Watertown the other day I naturally ambled over to the Soap & Glory aisle. And thank god that I did! I picked up Hair Supply a conditioner/deep mask. I always figure what the heck and I am SO thrilled that I tried it. Hair Supply has a special gel formula but looks and works like a cream to hydrate and de-frizz without adding weight!
First off the actual product smells amazing. A very light almost peach scent thats very clean. Some products are very overwhelming but when my hair was dry it just was very delicate and sweet. It was SUPER hydrating but still very light. I loved how it felt on my hair (I left it on for five minutes as a masque but its definitely good as a daily conditioner too) and then it actually rinsed out really easily without leaving any kind of residue. 
Afterwards my hair looked and felt amazing. Amaaaazing!!! It was much softer than usual, and actually looked glossy, not greasy, for the first time ever! I just can't get over how healthy my hair looks! If it's worked this well after just one use...will I have a chance of the Heidi Klum-esque hair I dream of? Okay, probably not, but I think my hair will be the best that MY hair can be and thats pretty damn exciting.
Plus at $9.99 no one can beat the price!

Soap & Glory is available exclusively in the US at Target and Target.Com

Two Great Boston Area Fashion Events on Thursday!

I wanted to let you guys in on some great fashion events happening on Thursday! 

Macy's is hosting a screening of Fashion Cinema at the Regal Fenway 13 (my old haunt!) to benefit AAC & GLAD. Tickets are $25 but include complimentary concessions, a champagne reception, and an exclusive Macy's shopping pass! The movie features ten segments of designer runway shows from 2008 including Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Alfani, Levis and Christian Audigier. 
This is for a really great cause and I hope you can attend!
The reception is at 7 with an 8 pm show star time.

Also on Thursday is the Grand Opening of the new flagship location of Nicole Marie in Concord at 18 Walden St. The celebration includes a fashion show and cocktail party from 6 to 8:30 pm. You'll also be able to receive 15%-20% discounts on shopping! I'll definitely be there!
RSVP now!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: MK&A on Oprah!




Set your Tivos now! My style icons, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen will be on Oprah this Thursday October 23rd! It will be their first visit since 2004! They'll probably be talking about The Row, Elizabeth & James, teaming up with Steve Madden to create an E&J shoe line and the October 28th release of their style book Influence. If you're lucky enough to be in Manhattan on October 28th the girls will be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble in Union Square at 12:30! 
Also, don't forget to watch MK's guest star role on Samantha Who airing November 10th! And Ashley will be on David Letterman on October 30th!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: Victoria Beckham in Christian Louboutin for Rodarte



I'm not usually a huge fan of Posh's sartorial choices (though I do love her) but you know my Rodarte obsession runs deep. Last night, on a date with her hot husband, she wore the Christian Louboutin for Rodarte shoes and paired their bad ass awesomeness with a lacy, girlie mini dress. Its just the sort of thing I always want to wear. Love, love, love.
Thanks to Faded Youth! 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Braids!


The favorite childhood hair style has quickly become a big celebrity hair trend--braids are making a big impact both on the red carpet and the Spring 09 runways! SalonCapri owner Nick Penna was lucky enough to attend the Zac Posen show as a guest of L'Oreal and he's embracing subtle hair details, like tiny braids, for his Boston clients.
My favorite execution of the look are milkmaid braids. Remember a few years ago when Sienna Miller rocked a Heidi-esque pair on the red carpet and was slammed for it? Well, I liked it then and I like it now. Besides, a person with true style picks up on looks long before the rest of the crowd even if they get slaughtered for it!
So what do you think? And how are you planning on wearing your hair this year?



Friday, October 10, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: Suri PWNS Kate Hudson


Kate Hudson and Suri Cruise both wearing Juicy Couture this week.
I'm going with Suri truly owning this look! Sorry Kate but you aren't more stylish than a 2-year-old. 
Thanks to Faded Youth!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Real Women Hunt Moose?

It's no secret that I'm a pretty hardcore liberal. But for those of you who aren't why don't you make yourselves a "Real Women Hunt Moose" tote bag just like Republican VP candidate?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: MK&A in London

Mary-Kate is seriously perfect. I love her coat with the belt and don't even get me started on those to die for shoes! If I was only a foot shorter and about 90 lbs lighter I would find a way to raid her closet!
Both girls looked awesome at the Selfridge's launch of their contemporary line, Elizabeth & James.


I'm also just a tiny bit obsessed with Pixie Geldof's cropped tee and eighties styling.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Model Moment: Lily Cole in French Playboy


I love the vintage look to the shoot! I guess there has been a lot of backlash towards Lily in her native UK where she's a very mainstream celebrity. A lot of Christian groups in the UK are even  calling for a boycott of Marks & Spencer the London retailer that has the 20-year-old Cambridge University student as its spokeswoman. But M&S are standing by Lily and she insists that the pictorial should be considered art. You can decide for yourselves but I'm sure Lily would only be involved in the most tasteful of shoots.

Alexander McQueen SS 09


So you probably already know that poor Abbey Lee fainted as she came off the runway and wasn't able to walk in the finale of the show. Everyone, from her agent to fellow model Ali Stephens, insisted that she fainted because the corset was just too tight but that she was fine once it was off. Abbey's been having a great runway season and has quickly become one of my favorite models but she did have a fall on the Rodarte runway back in NYC. Is it nerves? Corsets? Shoes? Or something else? Just wondering.


Abbey Lee at Alexander McQueen SS 09

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 09


I so wish I could have been at the Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 09 show!
It was so clearly a moment of art and theatre and I'm envious of everyone who was there!
According to Style.Com, 
"What is the future of black? That's the philosophical question Rei Kawakubo says she was pondering while designing her Spring collection."
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I would like to wear my hair like this every day. I think it would be easier than brushing it straight.


A Model Moment: Angela Lindvall at Karl Lagerfeld


Genius! 
As always!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christian Dior Spring Summer 09


Fertility goddess statues as shoes.
Thats all. 
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