05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009Bostonista: 05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Calling All Boston Shoe Lovers!

Whats better than a runway show, contests, and Absolut mango martinis?!
Enjoying all of that while benefiting the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis!
Hello Stiletto is hosting a great event on Thursday, June 4th at Copley Plaza's center court.
Watch the runway show, and sip martinis in your favorite footware--the guest with the best shoes could win a pair of Stuart Weitzman and a private shopping event for ten friends!
Tickets are $28/$30 at the door

Step into Summer at Copley Place!
Thursday, June 4th from 6-8:30 pm
This event is 21+
Click here to find out more information!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Elle Questionnaire

(Didn't Leighton look charming at the MTV Movie Awards tonight?!)

I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of your sweet words regarding my last post. I've gotten so many emails, private comments and twitters! Your words and thoughts have definitely given me a big boost of confidence. I've always known that my friends and family believed in me but to have complete strangers tell me I'm talented and to have faith is just beyond amazing. I promise to always try to keep a smile on my face. I love every single one of my readers and I hope I can give each of you some of the encouragement, love and inspiration I've received the past few days. You can have no idea how much it all means to me!

So, while trying to clear my head a bit, I filled out the Elle Questionnaire after reading La Petite Fashionista's & Couture Carrie's fantastic answers. I encourage you to do the same!

The Elle Questionnaire: Bostonista!

Who is your favorite designer?
Rodarte. Behind them Karl Lagerfeld & Marc Jacobs.
If you could come back as a dress, what would it be?
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If you could come back as a model, who would it be?
Caroline Trentini. I enjoy jumping plus her boyfriend is hot!

If you could come back with someone else’s body, whose would it be?
Nicole Richie anytime after 2006.
Junk food?
I can't pick just one! I'm going to go with soda because I can't imagine a day without carbonation!
Mostly Victoria's Secret or Calvin Klein but I have a fondness for Princess Tam Tam when I can afford it.
Who are your fantasy dinner-party guests?
The Obamas, Edward Norton, Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Charlotte
Casiraghi, Anna Wintour

Fantasy celebrity one-night stand?
Clive Owen
Favorite place to have a drink?
Any place where my friends and cute guys happen to be
What can’t you travel without?
A tiny, gold Buddha, my ipod, and a soft super sized wrap to be used as blanket/pillow/scarf/etc.
Last book you read?
Embarrassingly...The Forest of Hands & Teeth
At age seven, you wanted to be…
a dancer at Disney World
What’s the thing you find easiest to forgive?
What’s the thing you find impossible to forgive?
Biggest self-indulgence?
Favorite place to shop?
Bloomingdales in Chestnut Hill, walking up & down Newbury St, and pretty much everywhere in NYC
Favorite place to shop online?
I'm not a big fan of shopping online actually. Unless its something unique that I can't find anywhere else.

Whose diary would you most like to read?
Jesus. (Christ. Not Madge's latest boytoy!)
If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
I'd find a way to make "green energy" more affordable and personalized. If you could add solar panels to your home for less than $15,000 or have a wind turbine on your roof to create your own energy it would be awesome.

Who are your favorite furniture designers?
I really like Jaime Rummerfield. Her pieces are whimsical but still look comfortable.

Well, at the moment my poor Buick is in the shop and may have to go to car heaven. And I don't know how on earth I could ever afford even another junker. But I dream of...a Lexus ISC and a Range Rover both converted to run on vegetable oil of course.

What was your childhood nickname?
I don't think I had one. Uncle Dan called me Sweet Pea. Sean called me Kid. Daddy called me Sunshine in the morning but I don't think any of those count.

When and where are you happiest?
I don't know. Isn't that terrible? Usually when I'm with my family or my friends I think. But I really enjoy being by myself as well.
What piece of art would you most like to own?
I really love Jan van Eyck's Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor. The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries at The Cloisters have always been my very favorite since I saw them in a book when I was small so I was completely in awe when I finally got to see them in person a few weeks ago. Of course those are masterpieces and would never be in a private collection. But lets be honest I'll never have a private collection so I can dream about having them, right? Oh and of course any of Andy Warhol's silk screens or photographs!
What are your favorite vacation spots?
Well, obviously Disney and my Cape house. But I've wanted to go to Thailand since I was like 11 and I dream of going to Capri, Italy for my honeymoon. Plus, any tropical location is a-okay with me.
Most treasured possession?
Some books, a few pieces of jewelry that my parents gave me, my laptop, and a picture of my parents from Christmas the year before they were married.
Favorite fictional character?
I can't pick just one! I like how manipulative Dolly/Lo (from Lolita) is and of course what girl didn't want to be Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffanys) or Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) at one point or another? Belle from Disney's Beauty & the Beast is pretty kickass. And of course George Castanza (Seinfeld) is hilarious. But a favorite? It's probably someone super obsecure that I can't even think of at the moment bc I'm sick and hopped up on cough syrup. Then again maybe Sara Crewe?
If you had another profession beside your own, what would it be?
Since I really don't have a profession I'll go with what I want...stylist/fashion editor/anything in fashion would make me so happy.
What current trends would you like to see disappear?
I hate bubble hems but I'm not sure they count as a trend.
Favorite trend of all time?
leggings. The trendless trend. They just make a lot of sense to me in terms of comfort and being practical.
take your makeup off before bed! And smile.
let them see you cry.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bostonista Musings...

I'm so sorry for my lack of posts recently. I just don't feel inspired at all. By anything. The idea that I don't have any kind of meaningful control over my own life has finally, truly hit me. I love fashion. I love the industry and all its horrid, fast-paced (decidedly non-glamorous) insanity more than anything. I guess that is why it hurts so much to watch it slip out of my life.
I was signing my "Reasonable Guarantee of Work" form for the 09/10 school year for the school system I currently work at it and all I could think was, "Another year that I'm watching my dreams get even further away." I thought I was going to start sobbing.
When I was younger I would have said, "Stop being such a loser! Just get up and go! Make it happen! You can do it!"

But it turns out that it doesn't work that way in the real world. I thought that I was going to college so that I could figure out who I was, who I wanted to be, and then be able to get there.
Ironically its my college education that is holding me back. I can't get up and go because I have to pay back the $110,000 student loans. So I had to get that job (and a few others) and even though I'm trying I can't pay them back so my credit is shot and you can't move to a new city without a job or credit because you could never get a place to live. This is how a person gets stuck in a job and then a life they don't want.

I'm almost halfway through my twenties. And I've achieved absolutely nothing that I wanted to. I'm fine with changing my plans but not if those changes make me miserable! I'm on a treadmill and I'm running and running and going nowhere. It makes me feel like my hearts been broken and this time it won't heal.

So forgive me for not being inspiring.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Chloe Sevigny in Elle

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Fashion darling (and indie movie queen) Chloe Sevigny is gracing the pages of Elle in a glamorous 7os inspired editorial!
One of the things that I like about Chloe is that she isn't beautiful. She might not even be all that pretty but she's interesting. She carries herself with such grace that you can tell she's a confident, powerful woman. There isn't a lot of that in Hollywood these days and when you add in her enormous talent she's really a breath of fresh air!
The photos are spectacular. She looks iconic!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

YES! We Love Models!

Fashion News Spring/Summer 09

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Video courtesy of CBS.COM

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Ashley Olsen in V MAN

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Socialite Moment: Margherita Missoni

Margherita Missoni in the new Vanity Fair!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

House of Harlow 1960 at Luna Boston!

I was pretty excited to see the email from Luna Boston today that said they were now carrying House of Harlow 1960! I'd seen some of the pieces online and on Nicole Richie (the "designer") but I wanted to see them in person before I bought anything and (as far as I know) until now there weren't any local stores carrying it!
I'm definitely going to be stopping by Luna to check out some of the necklaces!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Model Moment: Irina Returns!

Irina Lazareanu returns to modeling in this month's Vogue Italia! She was shot by Miles Aldridge in this Dreamy editorial. I really love when shoots are whimsical and fairy-like pretty! I usually picture her only as being tough but this shoot just proves her versatility! No wonder she's one of Karl Lagerfeld's muses!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jack Has His Nose Re-set; Kiefer has a Court Date!

Kiefer Sutherland surrendered to police on Thursday for headbutting Jack McCollough. He faces up to a year in jail and will be arraigned on June 22!
According to People Jack had surgery on his broken nose Thursday night and is recovering but is pissed off that it happened at all since he has a collection to get going!
We'll have to see how this drama plays out!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Walk of Shame??

Isn't Zoe Kravaitz's after-party outfit at subMercer on Monday night super cute?
I'm putting the time of this photo between 11:30 pm and 2 am.

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Zoe Kravitz at 9 am on Tuesday morning. Hmm...isn't that outfit familiar? I would hate for paparazzi to catch me on a walk of shame! But at least she looks just as cute and beautiful as she did the night before!

A Celebrity Moment: Olsen's At the MET Gala

Ashley Olsen (in The Row...of course!) was my favorite look of the night. From her sharp, chic hair cut to the necklace down her back she just looked iconic.

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I think the best description I heard was "Marie Antoinette after a rager." I think to the average person it doesn't work but personally, I like it. It's a huge improvement over last years disaster and that color is really suited to her. The Christian Lacroix Couture gown is beautifully made and in the HQ pictures you can see the stunning details and craftsmanship. I think in real life it probably looked dazzling but it just didn't work in pictures. It certainly is her personal style to a t and to be honest very few women could have pulled off Lacroix better.

A Celebrity Moment: Ed Westwick in Dior Homme

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Model Moment: Even More Models on the MET Red Carpet!

The stunning Alek Wek in Emanuel Ungaro

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Ali Stephens, looking much older than the last time I saw her, in Narciso Rodriquez

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My favorite model (despite all her jumping) Caroline Trentini in John Galliano with boyfriend Victor Demarchelier (Yep. Patrick's son!)

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Lily Donaldson with Narciso Rodriguez in one of his designs.

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Lisa Cant in Monique Lhuillier (I didn't even know she was still modeling...)

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Miranda Kerr in Jill Sander

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Catherine McNeil with Roland Mouret

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Doutzen in 3.1 Phillip Lim with Phillip Lim

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Dree Hemingway, her great-grandfather is Ernest, in Alexander Wang.

A Celebrity Moment: The Curious Case of Kiefer, Brooke and Jack!

The Proenza boys with Raquel Zimmerman last night pre-fight!
TMZ and Guest of a Guest are reporting that last night Kiefer Sutherland headbutted Jack McCollough (of Proenza Schouler) and broke his nose at the Rodarte after-party at subMercer!
So what happened? Kiefer claims that he saw Jack bump into Brooke Shields (a close friend who often wears Jack's designs) and knock her to the ground...without apologizing! When Sutherland approached him Jack reportedly pushed him which led to the headbutting! But here is the weird part...Brooke told TMZ today that Jack didn't do anything to her! Police reports have been filed and Jack was in the hospital until earlier this afternoon!
I don't know what the hell Kiefer Sutherland's problem is but the Proenza boys inspire a lot of loyalty among fashionistas so it's kind of a miracle that he escaped without being beaten with hundreds of pairs of Christian Louboutins!

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Brooke Shields, pre-incident, in Calvin Klein Collection
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