Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Does your man need a style update this summer?
Head over to Jack Spade on Newbury St tomorrow night where he can customize a pair of shoes to his exacting taste while enjoying a beer!
Leave your man at home on Wednesday, June 20th for a Wedding Season: Swap & Shop hosted by The Swapaholics and 40Berkeley.
Use promo code "TheBostonista" for 25% off your tickets!
On another note have you entered my give-a-way with got2b yet?
What are you waiting for?
Friday, June 8, 2012
At this point, I think I've tried nearly every dry shampoo on the market.
Because, in theory, what could be more convenient than spraying your hair clean in twenty seconds flat?
For the most part, drug-store brand dry shampoos have left my hair more gummy and dirty-feeling making me desperate to shampoo the old-fashioned way. Plus, they often have overpowering scents and leave a white or chalky residue on hair.
When got2b sent me their Rockin' It! Dry Shampoo and Dry Conditioner, I was more than a little hesitant. I have to admit, I haven't used got2b a lot in the past. I associated it with college boyfriends using their "Glued" line for shaggy hair. But after giving their dry shampoo a whirl I have a whole new perspective on got2b.
I loved that Rockin' It has a citrus scent; Every time I swung my hair I got a nice little hint of lemon that gave me a cheerful boost. It also blended right into my hair (but keep in mine that I'm a blond) and I didn't feel as though it was flaking out during the day. I don't know that it made my hair necessarily look all that cleaner but I had just washed it the morning before so it really didn't look dirty to begin with. It definitely soaked up any oils in my hair and felt really nice when I massaged and brushed it out.
You might be wondering: What the heck is dry conditioner? Basically, it's just Rockin' It's leave in conditioner. But this one does nicely compliment the Rockin' It dry shampoo and it definitely left my usually dry hair much softer and less frizzy.
Ready to try it out for yourself?
One lucky Bostonista reader will received a full-sized set of got2b's Rockin' It Dry Shampoo and Conditioner.
1. Leave a comment in this post with your first name and email address.
Winner will be announced on Friday, June 15th at 9 PM!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
One of my favorite personal style blogs is still Hanneli Mustaparta.
Since she's on every fashion guest list (even attending the Met Gala last month), I think it's fair to assume that I'm not the only one who adores her style!
You don't often see black and white photos from the style blog set in the summer so this one, of Hanneli in a $12 vintage dress, really stands out in the sea of bloggers!
She's really inspired me to start doing my own personal style posts, although I don't want that to ever be the focus of my blog, and thought it might be a good summer experiment.
What do you think? Should I take the leap from "fashion blogger" to "personal style blogger"?
(Thanks to Hanneli Mustaparta for the photo)
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I have always had frizzy, unruly, thick hair.
Long before I started dying, bleaching, heat treating it- my dark blond hair was textured like a horse's mane.
I always envied girls with thin hair- it seemed so magically manageable.
I still haven't come to terms with my hair's natural shape, weight and feel.
But I might be getting closer to learning how to manage it thanks to the HANA Air S dryer.
A few years ago Misikko was kind enough to send me their HANA flat iron which has been a styling life saver so when they offered to send me the matching blow dryer last month I jumped at the chance to give it a try.
The HANA claims to reduce drying time up to 60% thanks to its motor, shape and tourmaline lined ceramic body. I have a lot of hair and with my old dryer it usually took about 35 minutes- with the HANA I've been clocking at around 20-25 minutes. Not a huge difference but it does help me out in the morning!
I was really pleased that the HANA includes a concentrated diffuser.
My stylist always uses one to dry my hair at the salon but I could never find one that fit my old blower. The diffuser definitely helps to get sections of my hair straighter and smoother than without one.
Another great feature is that the HANA allows you to control the power intensity and temperature used with three heat settings, two fans, and a "cold shot" to seal hair cuticles.
After a few uses, my hair is noticeably less frizzy. Stick straight? No, but that has much more to do with my lack of hair styling skills than the quality of this blow dryer. It is a professional quality blow dryer that works far better than my old, cheapo one from CVS. Plus, Misikko does an amazing job of packaging and includes a variety of free goodies such as nail files, a bottle of their shine serum, and a surprise or two!
I always use a heat treatment product before I apply any heat, especially important since I tend to go over my hair with my HANNA flat iron immediately after blowing it out with my dryer. It really helps give my hair a smooth, glossy finish.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I know you're all still recovering from Memorial Day weekend but if you're looking for something to do this week I have two great events to tell you about!
I've been hearing a lot about Alyssa Shelasky's memoir so I'm excited to get a chance to meet her.
Then swing by DVF Boston for a styling event hosted by Boston Magazine and Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
I was so excited when I heard that Diane Kruger had been selected to be on the jury for the 65th Annual Cannes Film Fesitval. She's the one starlet I can always count on to be daring, stylish and fun to watch.
So, I was thrilled at the prospect of having ten straight days of new Diane red carpet moments.
(Diane Kruger in head-to-toe Balmain)
Needless to say, from her "comfortable" judging style to her Hollywood glamour gowns, she didn't disappoint.
In fact, despite countless red carpets, premieres and parties with celebrities from all over the world, Diane was the best dressed throughout the entire festival.
I dare you to disagree!
(In custom Nina Ricci)
(Wearing Chanel resort 2013 & Christian Louboutin)
(Versus dress paired with Jimmy Choo's "Katima" sandals)
(In a pink Calvin Klein)
(Jason Wu resort 2013 gown)
(Prabal Gurung fall 2012 with Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung fall 2012 stilettos)
(Vivienne Westwood embellished gown- similar V.W. styles available at Net-A-Porter)
(Show stopping at the closing ceremony in Dior HC spring 2012)
(Giambattista Valli HC)
Friday, May 25, 2012
Can I just BE Gisele please?
You can't even hate her for being beautiful because she's ridiculously nice too.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
On Friday night I got a little dolled up for A Sip in the Park, at Fenway's EMC to benefit the Boston chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
I met up with my BBF (best blogger friend for those of you not in the know), Renata of Scorpion/Disco for the wine tasting, silent auction, and some style blogger posing.
On Bostonista (left):
Maxi Dress, Old Navy
Jean Jacket, LF
Necklace & Ring, Tiffany & Co.
On Scorpion/Disco (right):
Top: Paula Hian
Skirt: Blaque Label via KarmaLoop
Scarf: c/o Rag & Bone
Renata's Purse (left), Vintage
My Purse (right), Rebecca Minkoff
I was truly honored to be invited to an event raises awareness and money for a topic that is still taboo in American society. Suicide and the depression that often precedes it affects millions of Americans and claims the lives of an estimated 36,000 a year. To learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or to get involved visit their site at AFSP.org
Except for the first one all the pictures are credited to the lovely Renata!
Monday, May 21, 2012
I could actually weep at the beauty of the dress Du Juan wore to the Madagascar 3 premiere at Cannes yesterday.
The dress is Ellie Saab Spring/Summer 2012!
Thanks to Melissa for the heads up!
(Thanks to The Fashion Spot for the pictures)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Last week, as many of you know, was StyleFixx Boston!
If you weren't there you missed the absolute best shopping party to hit Boston in a long time!
After loading up on delicious munchies from Haru Sushi and Finale Desserts I made my way over to the Dellaria Salon stage to get my hair ironed and decided to take a little risk:
Yes, I finally tried out the dip-dyed trend with a pink and purple color rub!
The temporary solution lasted a few days until I finally washed it out before work on Monday.
I was so obsessed with how it looked I seriously considered making an appointment to have it done permanently! I'm still kicking myself for not buying one of the temporary color rub kits that Dellaria had available!
In need of some new decorating ideas I wandered over to Hivernage NYC's booth to check out their beautiful furniture and accessories selection. Their cozy but glamorous set up was so welcoming that I just wanted to hang out there all night! I could see myself moving into a completely Hivernage-d apartment quite comfortably! I want to fill my home with her pillows and glassware!
Thinking about Mother's Day presents I made my way over to both the Mahi Gold and Needham Lane booths. I'm still regretting not picking up a pair of Needham Lane's Oprah approved slippers for myself!
I was completely charmed by Mahi Gold's adorable set up.
Their white picket fence setup made me feel as if I was on a beach in the Hamptons.
Isn't that hot pink maxi dress so sexy?
Exhausted, I found my way to The Metro's Blogger's Lounge to indulge in a complimentary chair massage. It was a great spot to mingle with the other bloggers at the event and to take the time out to live-tweet the event in a comfortable spot!
I met up with my friends Kyley and Meaghan who wanted to get their hair done by the fabulous Jose Eber. They were so impressed with how well Jose's clip less curling iron curled their stick straight hair that they both bought one!
Doesn't she look beautiful?
I love that the curls give her a sort of flapper vibe!
Of course I had to get back to my own booth for Bostonista Boutique!
We had such a great response to the clothing selection and are thrilled that people are as excited about our summer launch as we are!
It was an amazing two nights of shopping, networking and style!
I can't wait to return to StyleFixx in Boston on October 24th and 25th!
I hope to see you there!