05/01/2011 - 06/01/2011Bostonista: 05/01/2011 - 06/01/2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Model Moment: Robyn Lawley Talks To Models.Com

Robyn has quickly replaced Crystal Renn as the plus-sized model of the moment.
As you probably know by now, Robyn was photographed by Steven Meisel for this month's cover of Vogue Italia. She was also on the cover of French Elle in April!
She's funny, articulate, and smart. I can't wait to see where her career goes from here!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Celebrity Moment: Sienna Miller at the French Open

Anna Wintour is not impressed.

Amanda Brooks at the CFDA Red Carpet

I know I'm a few days late but I love Amanda Brooks Jill Sander gown so much that I had to share it with you all!
She was definitely my pick for best dressed of the night!

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She looks so polished but edgy at the same time.
I love when gowns have pockets!

(Thanks to The Fashion Spot for the pics!)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Events in Boston: Catwalk for a Cure Fundraiser!

Thursday, June 16th
7-9 PM
67 Salem St.,
The North End, Boston

A fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research through Catwalk for a Cure and Susan G. Komen with local designers, a silent auction, appetizers, and cocktails.
Free admission!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Win A Dress From Shabby Apple!

I'm incredibly excited to announce that I've teamed up with Shabby Apple for a great give-a-way!
One lucky reader will win their Bonheaur White Shirt Dress from their Paris inspired Oh La La collection!

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To win the Bonheaur White Shirt Dress all you need to do is follow me on BlogLovin and leave a comment in this post with your email address!

If you hate entering contests don't worry- Bostonista readers receive 10% off their orders with the code bostonista10off!
I'll be using the code for the Yellow Cotton Lawn Ruffle Cinched Waist dress

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Isn't it sweet??

Shabby Apple also has a great selection of stylish maternity dresses

The winner will be announced on Monday June 20th!
Good luck!

Don't forget to "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook to find out about special promotions and exclusive discounts!


Resort 2012: Marc Jacobs

Last week the New York Times asked if Marc Jacobs' day as fashion's cool kid is finally over. And based on this collection they might have a point.
Marc received the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award tonight and while he certainly deserves it the award also points out that he isn't the wonder kid anymore. That role has been filled with the Proenza boys and Alexander Wang.

Marc's career-making, infamous collection for Perry Ellis was nearly twenty years ago now. Maybe he was trying to recapture some of the 90s with this collection? Because for some reason I can't really put my finger on all of these shapes and florals just remind me of a cleaner grunge. I can picture Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff making many of these looks their own.

The wall papering technique on the back of fabrics is cool but not exactly pretty. I think the model expressions pretty much explain this entire collection perfectly!
The only pieces I'd want to wear are the completely out of place princess dresses in hot pink and sea foam green. But what on earth were they thinking with the Barbie pink, sequin tank dress???

So much of the collection is just dowdy and downright ugly. I've also never been able to get past the idea of matchy-matchy print tops and pants. The styling for this look book is killing me.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Emma Watson at the MTV Movie Awards After Party

Boston Fashion, Boston Fashion Blog, Emma Watson, Emma Watson Style, Red Carpet Style, British It Girls
I can't believe how much I love Emma Watson's lime green, ruffle number at an after party for the MTV Movie Awards.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Some Photo Inspiration....

Just a little Saturday inspiration...

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Emma Roberts California Rich Bitch style...

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Sky F's music...

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Diane Kruger's dreamy pink and blue...

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Olivia Palermo's everything (but especially her Dior sunglasses...)

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And some beautiful odds & ends...

(Thanks to Style.Com, The Fashion Spot, Model Candids, ONTD, and ASOS for the pictures!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Resort 2012 Yves Saint Laurent

Stefano Pilati has designed a sure-fire commercial hit for YSL's 2012 Resort collection.
The highlight of the collection had to be the great colors and florals. I'm also obsessed with all of the bags and sunglasses! The only low points came from the rather too literal interpretation of the sailing inspiration.
Shoes covered in starfish? Anchor earrings?
Are we getting dressed for a Magic School Bus field trip?

The shapes and fabrics were kept simple and classic with small, unexpected details (a floral applique on stark white pants, a crop top that reveals only a the tiniest bit of tummy, a revealingly high front hem on a trench coat...) keeping them fresh and new.

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Thanks to Style.Com for the pictures!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hire Me!

I'm available for freelance writing, styling, and blogging positions.
Check out part of my resume here and contact me via email for more information!
Thank you!

Founder & Editor, TheBostonista.Com, Acton, MA                                                April 2008-Present

  Founded and created The Bostonista, a blog that looks at the fashion industry, fashion design, celebrity and style from a twenty-something Bostonian’s perspective
  Research designers, trends, industry gossip and local stores
  Compile videos, photos, quotes, and news to create original opinionated editorial content daily
  Attend and report on local and national fashion/lifestyle events
  Build and maintain a loyal reader following generating an average of eight thousand unique visitors a month
  Generate revenue with both traditional and new media forms of advertising
  Utilize social media to promote The Bostonista and it’s advertisers

Writer, Freelance, Boston, MA                                                                       January 2009-Present

  Message in a Bottle, Lola Magazine (The Boston Globe), February 2009
  Dare to Denim, Rue La La Guest Blog, July 2010
  Shop Boston, Pose Guest Blog, September 2011
  Daily Stuff: The Fourth Annual Emerging Trends Runway Show, Stuff Boston, September 2011
  Daily Stuff: Drea Designs at Bond, Stuff Boston, October 2011

PR/Fashion Intern, dress, Boston, MA                                                                        August 2008-January 2009

     Assisted owner/PR director of upscale designer boutique
     Assisted with styling and production of bi-weekly merchandise photo shoots
     Organized press clippings, and maintained press photographs of incoming merchandise
     Created and edited PowerPoint presentations to send out in press packages
     Assisted clients in the store

Editorial Intern, The Improper Bostonian, Boston, MA                                                   August 2006-May 2007

  Contributed/Wrote small pieces that appeared in the magazine
          - Improper Reports: Steep Thoughts, (11/22-12/5 2006)

  Wrote and edited portions of the events and agenda sections in the magazine
  Researched and fact-checked articles and columns for staff writers and editors
  Trained incoming editorial interns in Quark Express, AP Style format and company procedures

OTHER Experience

Assistant Head Teacher, Acton-Boxborough Community Education, Acton, MA        November 2008-Present

·   Provide a safe environment for children (K-6) before and after school
·   Work as a member of a co-operative team in order to set and provide a fun program for children
·   Create and supervise lesson plans and educational activities
·   Assist with the supervision of children during in door and out door activities
·   Attend to the physical needs of children
·   Develop strong relationships with parents and families

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Residence Hall Staff                                                                                                  September 2004-May 2007
  Greeted and assisted students, families, and guests as they enter resident halls
  Maintained a safe and secure environment while enforcing resident hall rules
  Mediated between students and staff to help create resolutions

Admissions Ambassador                                                                                              February 2004-May 2006
  Spoke to perspective students and their families and answer any questions about college and academic life at Emmanuel College
  Effectively communicated information to large groups of perspective students while giving tours of campus

Customer Service, TJ MAX ‘N’ More, Acton, MA                                                                          Summer 2004      
  Problem solved for customers and staff
  Handled all returns and some sales
  Mediated between customers and managers and resolved concerns to satisfy both parties

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA                                                                     September 2003-May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in English-Communications, 2007
Relevant Courses: Journalism, Prose Writing, PR & Advertising, Writing for Mass Media, Media Theory & Criticism, Art History, Magazine Writing
Quark Express, MAC OS X, Microsoft Office, I Work, Internet Research, AP Style Format, Social Media, Blogger

References & Writing Samples Available Upon Request

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ShopBop Give-A-Way Winner!

And the winner is......

Kate from Oh My Heart!
She won a $100 to Shopbop!

Thanks to everyone who entered!
Keep an eye out for more great contests on Bostonista!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Model Moment: Bostonista's Exclusive Interview with Victoria's Secret Angel Chanel Iman!

I was lucky enough to score a quick, EXCLUSIVE, one-on-one interview with Chanel!

I have to say she was not AT ALL what I was expecting. She seemed much younger than twenty. Chanel has a bit of a reputation for being...over confident to put it nicely. She certainly seemed at ease in front of the press line of cameras but one-on-one she was almost shy and very sweet.

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(Me interviewing Chanel)

Bostonista: You became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2010! What was that like?:
Chanel Iman: If you saw the show you'll know I was a mess backstage! I broke down because it was such an honor. Not every model gets to get wings!
Bostonista: They look so heavy!
Chanel: Yes! I had two pairs of wings but the bubble wings were heavy. They weighed 45 pounds!

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Bostonista: You've done a lot of high fashion shows like Gucci while also working for Victoria's Secret. Do you approach the jobs differently?
Chanel: Not really. But it's fun to go back and forth from sexy and naked basically to high fashion. Victoria's Secret is one of my only commercial clients because I have so much fun working with them!

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(Quick hair fix!)

Bostonista: What is your favorite piece or look from the new MLB/Pink collection?
Chanel: Definitely the yoga pant because unlike other yoga pants they are really fitted around the hips. Even though they are workout clothes they're still really sexy.

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Bostonista: So what are your plans for the summer?
Chanel: To be a bombshell! The new Victoria's Secret line is all about being a bombshell this summer so I'm looking forward to going to the beach and embracing my inner bombshell!

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(Chanel and I after our interview!)

Thanks to Chanel, her team and everyone at Victoria's Secret!
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