01/01/2012 - 02/01/2012Bostonista: 01/01/2012 - 02/01/2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Worst Dressed Oscar 2012

From my pick for the Golden Globe's Best Dressed 
My Oscar worst dressed? By far Shailene Woodley in Valentino.

Beyond the fact that it's too plain for the Academy Awards she's just not old enough for it.
This is a dress for someone like Meryl Streep to wear to the SAGs; It's not a starlet's first Oscar moment dress!

It also just doesn't suit her hippie-"I'm studying to be an herbalist" personality.

For more of my red carpet commentary make sure you're following me @TheBostonista

(Photos appear courtesy of Just Jared)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reiss x Bostonista!

Reiss London on Newbury St

I was so excited when one of my favorite labels, Reiss, reached out to talk about collaborating!

The British brand is a favorite of Beyonce and Anne Hathaway but has gained a huge following recently thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
(William & Kate's official engagement photo!)

Kate created a Reiss frenzy when she wore their Nannette dress ($325) in her official engagement photo back in December 2010. Since then, she's worn their dresses periodically, meeting the Obama's in the Shola dress ($340) and re-wearing the Nannette while on tour in Canada.

While Reiss is known for its impeccable tailoring and sleek, elegant frocks they also have a sense of fun with bright colors,  sumptuous leather jackets, and on-trend pieces like maxi skirts.

Reiss's Spring 2012 collection mixes old Hollywood glamour with the best of 90s minimalism- clean lines, girlish prints, and slouchy knits.

On Wednesday night I headed out to the Reiss store (132 Newbury St) to preview the collection for myself.

I'm not usually a big fan of maxi skirts but the brilliant color and print pulled me in! It was also light weight (maxis often feel very heavy and fussy to me) and so comfortable! Paired with a fitted leather jacket the outfit has edge and works for day or night and is a great way to transition into spring looks!

Next, I popped on the very Middleton-ish Bridge dress in firebrick ($340) and felt incredibly elegant indeed! 
The v-neck back, and cowl neck front help to give the shift dress shape and enhanced the silhoutte. I also popped on Ashton Cut Out heels in cappuccino ($245) which have a great gold bar peeping out around the front. For shoes that were a size too small they were comfortable and incredibly easy to walk in so I can only imagine how magnificent they would have been in the right size!

Next, I tried on the Cherish fitted pencil skirt ($180). I had been dying to get my hands on a striped skirt since seeing one on another blogger. I was surprised at how flattering it was on her and decided I needed to try one on myself!
First, I paired it with the lilac Tiara blouse ($245) because I love mixing prints but I decided it really needed something that POPS!

So I pulled out the Latina tank in firebrick ($115) because who doesn't love orange with black and white?
To pull the look together I threw on the Trixie fitted jacket ($360) because I loved the lapel and how structured it was over a very loose top.  There was something very school  boyish about the blazer that really appeals to me. Perfect for a fun office!

Lastly, I fell head over heels in love with the Magda dress ($360).
I'm obsessed with this dress. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it!
It fit perfectly and even though its made from a mohair and wool it was light and breathable. 
The instant I put it on the fabulous cut and perfectly placed seaming made me feel like a shapely, sophisticated woman and since I usually still feel like a kid it was sort of empowering!
Don't you just love the deep v-neck?
I paired it with the same Ashton heels and this adorable DVF-like BeeBee clutch ($210)

All in all I love Reiss's collection for spring. The prices are in the contemporary luxury level but the fabrics and cuts are so brilliant that you can immediately tell these pieces are going to last and are well worth it. 

On Thursday night (3/1) you'll want to head over to Reiss for a runway show and shopping party hosted by Boldfacers! I'll be there and the women's looks have been styled by my favorite fellow Boston blogger, Renata from Scorpion/Disco

Royal Engagement photo appears courtesy of The Huffington Post
Reiss store front photo appear courtesy of yelp
All other photos copyright Kara Weymouth/TheBostonista.Com

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NYFW FW 2012: Reem Acra

I am not too big on womenswear...so I had never heard of Reem Acra until I was invited to (cover) the show (for Bostonista). Turns out the collection was INCREDIBLE! I really liked most of the pieces in the collection. 

Everything was very luxurious...including the runway which was switched from the typical white to an extra shiny black. The models were very beautiful and kept simple in order to attract more attention to the garments themselves. 

I will definitely be on the lookout for Reem Acra from now on. 

-Michael Tornato, The Trendy Dwarf

Thanks to Michael for covering Reem Acra for TheBostonista.Com!
Pictures are by Michael Tornato for TheBostonista.Com

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Christian Siriano FW 2012

Please help me welcome guest blogger, Michael Tornato of The Trendy Dwarf, to Bostonista!
Michael, along with Jessica Richards, helped me out when I had to cancel my trip down to New York at the last minute for fashion week by covering the shows for me!

Christian Siriano's collection was nothing like his previous collections. 
This one was very muted and elegant while his previous collections are full of patterns. I heard some people outside of the show debating whether this was a good thing or not. 

(Bostonista: Personally, this leather jacket with pink dress is my favorite look from this collection!)

Personally, I love the collection. It is a break from what we typically see from Siriano. From a commercial point of view it is very easy to sell to buyers and people. I wonder what his inspiration was this season? Overall...this was a very solid collection by Christian Siriano!

And the Brooklyn Industries winner is....

Time to announce the winner of my give-a-way with the wonderful Brooklyn Industries!

And the winner is....

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! Keep your eyes peeled for more awesome give-a-ways with our favorite brands in the near future!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Celebrity Moment: Edward Norton for the Prada x LG phone!

My favorite actor (& soul mate) Edward Norton is appearing with Daria in ads for Prada's limited edition phone with LG! (Currently available in the UK but I'm not sure if it will be sold state side.)

I don't really have any news to share about these ads or phone I just love  looking at Edward. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wes Gordon F/W 2012

What do you get when you mix Lisbeth Salander and Downton Abbey?

Wes Gordon's stunningly brilliant Fall 2012 collection!

I'm not a girl who gets to go to galas but if I was I'd want 25-year-old Wes Gordon's creations to help me glide through the evenings.

Originally from Atlanta, Gordon graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009 and has been stocked in stores like Harrods, Saks, and Bergdorf's since his Fall/Winter 2010 debut collection.
It's exciting for me to watch a talented, young designer build his company from the ground up especially when they have such a clear perspective. 

Wes Gordon is currently stocked at Saks Fifth Avenue Boston but I'm sure LouisBoston, Barneys, and Neimans won't be far behind!

I love the red silk poking out beneath the green dress. 

Lace sleeves on a trench coat? Yes, please!

Can't you just picture Lady Mary Crawley sweeping into dinner in this?

 Some pieces for day

I can't wait to see what Wes Gordon shows in the future- I'll be fighting for an invite to his Spring 2013 collection in September for sure!

Pictures courtesy of Style.Com

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