10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009Bostonista: 10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday?

I've yet to brave the stores today (and I don't think I will...)
But I have to let you know about the great deals you can find around the city today!

If you love 3.1 Phillip Lim (who doesn't?!) and Vanessa Bruno head over to my old internship site- dress! Through Sunday 11/29 everything is 15% off storewide- even phone orders!
Plus, through December 24th all phone orders shipped via ground delivery will be complimentary!

While you're there tell Martha & Jane that Bostonista sent you!

dress, 221 Newbury St., Boston 617-424-7125

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving my lovely readers!
I hope you all had a great day reflecting on what is really important!
And I'm not talking about 4 AM sales or the YSL Roady!

Today I made whipped sweet potatoes, apple crisp, and whipped cream all from scratch for my favorite people: my family!
How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
More importantly...what are you thankful for this year?

I'm thankful for my mom...
For my family & friends...
For a steady (albeit small) paycheck...
For my warm home...
For memories of my daddy...
For President Obama...
and all of my numerous blessing!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan looked amazing on the red carpet at the premiere of The Lovely Bones.
Can anyone ID the dress for me? And aren't those shoes just perfect?

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm So Green!

Everyone's favorite precocious blogger, Tavi, is heading to Tokyo as we speak! She's there to shoot for some Japanese fashion magazines but mostly to attend Comme des Garcons' holiday party on November 27th! The 13-year-old is going to be seated with her idol, Rei Kawakubo!
Between trips to NYFW, LA, and Tokyo she seems to be missing a lot of school, don't you think?

In my world, I've been down & out with a nearly month long sinus infection and stress at my "real" job. I love the kids and the hours and all but I hate that I'm quickly becoming more of a teacher than any kind of writer or stylist. I just don't find any kind of joy in my life anymore and it is making me tired and slow.
My friends, who I haven't seen in weeks, all have full lives with classes, jobs, and lots of social interaction and when I'm free (usually only Saturdays) they have plans with new friends, or are too tired from their weeks to make plans, or just want to be with their boyfriends. I live in the suburbs and can't just drive in at a moment's notice-not like taking the T down the street to meet up at a bar. If I want to hang out it takes planning and I hate that because I'm not a planner and my friends really aren't either. I still talk to them on a regular basis but that isn't the same.
I get invited to parties or events by publicists or other bloggers and I'm too tired or too shy to go. Usually too tired to go home after work, glam up, drive in and hang out with strangers on a week night. Plus, I feel like I'd be a disappointment. Less naturally stylish and pretty than expected. At least here I can hide behind a graphic and the computer.
But what kind of life is that?

I've thought seriously about applying for a post-grad program at London's College of Fashion but where would I get the money? I can't afford to take out any student loans (and I don't believe any company would be stupid enough to give me more...) and I think I'd get scared and come home after a week. I've never been far away from my family for an extended amount of time and I don't think my anxiety will allow it. My friends and family all say, Yeah at least apply! But they know that I won't and even if I did that I wouldn't go. I'm all talk.

I do know that if I don't make a major change soon my soul is going to shrivel up and die. I'll spend the rest of my life as a shell of a person, going through the motions and never having any real experiences.

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Go buy Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster right now!

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I believe that telling the universe what you need will help bring it to you. So I've shared all of this and I'm telling the universe that I need a connection. To anything.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Model Moment: RIP Daul Kim

I'm very sad to tell you that NEXT model Daul Kim was found dead in her Paris apartment today. She was 20-years-old.
The Korean model often wrote about her sense of loneliness on her blog and just yesterday posted a video under the now ominous headline: Say Hi to Forever.
Daul was a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld and I-D. She even graced the cover of Korean Vogue twice!
New York Magazine's The Cut blog has a source who says she committed suicide but the cause of death has not been confirmed.
RIP in Daul.
You will be missed!

Still Obsessed with Rodarte For Target...

...pending the quality of the fabrics of course.
Now that the press has been allowed to release some previews I figure its okay for me to post some too!

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Which pieces are you looking forward to the most? I'm dying to try on Dakota's leopard print mini dress!
Remember-in stores December 20th!

Thanks to Vogue, Teen Vogue, and the girls at the Fashion Spot for the pictures!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Are You A Boston Fashion Blogger?

A fashionable event to build community, interaction and inspiration for Boston Fashion Bloggers.

Get to know to the stylish peeps behind the blogs you read on a daily basis.

The day will include:

-blogger meet and greet
-special shopping deals for bloggers only
-a shopping crawl
-photo shoot

Hosted By:

This is all the info we are spilling for now…But we look forward to meeting you!

P.S. You might want to pick out a fabulous outfit!

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Leighton Meester

Gossip Girl pretty much sucks this season but fashion is the great redeemer.
Just look at Blair's fabulous coat and 1920s style!

Are you a Girl On Top?

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I'll be at the event at The Limited at Natick Collection! I hope to see you there!

A Magazine Moment: American Vogue gets something right for a change...

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I'm sure Grace Coddington is behind this amazing shoot! My only complaint is that it is too short! Annie Leibovitz shot this Hansel & Gretel story for American Vogue starring Lady Gaga as the witch and Lily Cole as Gretel!

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I hope they release the outtakes from this shoot! It is so beautiful!

A Model Moment: Gemma is that you??

I used to be OBSESSED with Gemma Ward.
She was everything I thought a model should be: Doll faced, thin, blonde, intelligent and beautiful.
I knew she wanted to be an actress but she continued to model during her filming schedule for The Black Balloon and The Strangers so that was okay.
After Heath Ledger's death Gemma took an understandable break and 9 months later was photographed looking less than model like on the beach in Perth.
In the two years that she's been gone the industry has seemed to forgotten all about her (while still embracing her contemporaries like Stam and Lily Donaldson) and, if the photos BryanBoy posted are any indication, Gemma has forgotten all about fashion.
I miss you, Gemma! Come back to us!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


So you probably already know that the miserable Taylor Jacobson sent Fashionista an email about her "voluntary" departure from Rachel Zoe Inc.
But the ungrateful, smug, and always sullen hipster was totally fired- at least according to People.

I know that reality TV is not reality but there are thousands of actual hard working, cheerful girls out there who will happily style photo shoots, commercial shoots, and celebrities as well as pick up Starbucks and organize closets for days on end without any attitude! Watching the Rachel Zoe Project irritated me so much because it reminded me of what I hate about the industry- girls like Taylor.

Rachel, if you need a new assistant please email me!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Blake Lively


I'm not usually a big fan of Blake Lively but how gorgeous is she in head to toe Chanel?!

A Fashion Pandemic

I'm completely obsessed with this Steven Meisel shot editorial for Vogue Italia!

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The board of health can quarantine but that they can't cure a girl of the fashion disease.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Need a fast Halloween Costume?

Need a fast Halloween costume for tonight?
Don't fret!
You can be every vampire's favorite waitress with things you already own in five seconds flat!

Sookie Stackhouse Halloween Costume!

Step 1: Pull hair into a sleek high pony tail. Loosely curl ends of pony tail. Hair spray.

Step 2: Pull on a tight white t-shirt (push up bra underneath optional) and tuck into a pair of black short shorts.

Step 3: Sneakers! Black & white sneakers are the best but you can use whatever you have.

Step 4: Take black eyeliner and draw two small circles/dots next to each other on the side of your neck--Vampire bite marks!

You can add a Sookie Stackhouse name-tag on your shirt and a mini-notebook to take orders!

Viola! Five minute Sookie Stackhouse Halloween costume!

Have fun and be safe tonight!

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