01/01/2013 - 02/01/2013Bostonista: 01/01/2013 - 02/01/2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Obsessed with D'Orsay Flats!

If you follow my twitter (@thebostonista) you might have noticed that I'm not in New York for fashion week. I've been so busy writing for The Society and Fashion Maniac and balancing life that I just couldn't face the hustle and bustle. 

Plus, I don't have nearly enough chic winter coats to possibly brave the fashion gods in February!

Tonight, after two hours of digging out my car, I'm looking forward to spring.

D'Orsay style pumps have long been a staple for fashionistas everywhere but as soon as Jenni Kayne started making them as flats (in every shade, fabric and style you can imagine) I knew that I had to have them.
This spring, everyone from ASOS to Vince to Phillip Lim are following suit!
I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can skip down the sidewalk in mine!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Joan Smalls for Prabal Gurung

Let's talk about how obsessed I am with Joan Smalls SS 2013 campaign for Prabal.

Take a look:

Between this and his upcoming Target collection, I might have new favorite designer!
(Pictures Courtesy of Prabal Gurung and Elle)

And The Winner Is....

Using Random.Org's awesome widget the winner of my Hanky Panky give-a-way with Forty Winks is:

(I can barely handle the suspense!)

#4, Lauren!

I'll be in touch today with all the details, Lauren of Pretty Pieces!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Get Some Forty Winks!

I think this may be the first Valentine's Day that I'm not absolutely dreading (it has negative connotations for me completely unrelated to what you think) and I wanted to do something special for all of my lovely readers to celebrate!

If you're a fellow Boston-area girl, you're probably addicted to Harvard Square's charming Forty Winks boutique. Usually, underwear shopping is a horrible undertaking at the mall, right? Not anymore! Forty Winks has a light and airy atmosphere, a knowledgeable but unobtrusive staff, and all of your favorite labels from Hanky Panky and Cosabella to Only Hearts and Calvin Klein. 

If you can't make it to Cambridge, they also have an amazing website where you can shop to your hearts content!

I'm crazy excited to announce that Forty Winks & I have teamed up to give you a chance to win a week of Hanky Panky! 
One winner will receive four pairs of Hanky Panky's signature thongs and one very sexy pair of panties from HP's After Midnight line just in time to surprise your Valentine!
Have a peek!:


To enter:
Leave a comment in this post with your name, Twitter handle and email address!

Winner will be chosen on Monday, February 4th! 

(Pictures by Suzanna March Photography/Courtesy of Forty Winks)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Aw Shucks

Thank you so much to Cambridge based UsTrendy for naming me the 5th Most Fashionable Bostonian 

I'm right under Gisele and Aly Raisman! 
They are obviously crazy but also so very sweet!

Spring Fever...

My favorite runway moments from the couture shows so far...

Christian Dior

Georges Hobeika

Armani Prive

Stephane Rolland

Serkan Cura

Apparently, I'm incredibly ready for spring. 
How is it still January?!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chanel Spring Summer 2013

Karl Lagerfeld told Cathy Horyn that the focus of this morning Chanel couture show was to flatter and display the shoulder.

It might be weird, but I love showing off my shoulders so I was even more excited than usual to see the collection.

Karl also made a rare political statement- the show ended with two brides and no groom.

I think I'll go live in Chanel's enchanted forest. 

(Pictures from Style and NowFashion)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Anna Sui S/S 2013

My hunt for Spring continues with my review of Anna Sui's Spring Summer 2013 collection for Fashion Maniac. 

Anna Sui long ago perfected her brand of rock-n-roll bohemia and her Spring 2013 collection of poplin dresses, ripped fishnets and candy colored hair lives up to expectations. 

Over the past few seasons, Sui has maintained a fascination with the Victorian and her collections had a distinctly more “adult” energy than usual while maintaining her trademark whimsy. This collection feels much less extravagant (even with the petticoats), and more appealing to the youthful downtown scene that Sui has always had a connection to. Maybe Anna had a hunch that this years Costume Institute exhibit at the Met was going to be all about punk style! 

First down the runway, with Karlie Kloss’s feline prowl and striking eyes attached, was an army green, floral print jumpsuit with a leopard print bralet that set the punk rock tone for the show.  

One of the great things about Anna’s styling is that nearly every look can be broken down to separates that any girl could easily blend into her closet. For example the Ribbon Lattice Cardigan that could be worn over any spring camisole or blouse. The loose lace top is probably best worn casually, but the Olive Ribbed Jacquard Pants can be dressed up or down as needed.
Anna’s whimsical accessories make the biggest splash when paired with simpler pieces- after all a cap with cat ears and shoes topped with ladybug antennas make quite an impression on their own! 

Where would punk or grunge be without plaids? Anna sprinkled the staple throughout with a red plaid, zippered trench on model Lindsey Wixson to a cream and brown plaid shirt made, amazingly, of chiffon. 

Anna also makes a strong case for this spring’s trend of dresses for day, albeit dressed down with leggings, ripped fishnets or cropped pants underneath. Some of these proportions were jarring; off the runway wear those baby doll dresses over a sleek pant rather than loose cargos! 

The collection had two standout moments; the first came in the form of a black neoprene motorcycle jacket and matching leggings paired with an elaborate lace dress. It’s the absolute epitome of downtown chic. 

Surprisingly, Anna’s take on formal eveningwear, made of subversive denim, also stands out. Karlie closed the show in the embellished piece with pearls and gold sequins in baroque pattern, it’s the only piece that truly references her stated inspiration: French designer Madeleine Castaing. 

This was easily one of Anna Sui’s strongest collections in her twenty plus years of showing at NYFW. It’s playful, young, and, best of all, wearable. 
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