Friday, September 30, 2011

Boston Fashion Week SS 2012 - Avni

      Last night, Avni Trivedi presented a gorgeous collection titled "Midsummer Night's Dream." Her designs were exactly what I would want to wear on a hot summer's day! She layered, gathered, and draped pastel and forest colored silk to create airy pieces that brought to mind fairy dust and dew drops. Each look had names like, Lemongrass, Meadow Nymph, Buttercup, and Violet Sprite. I thought the cropped pants with satin criss-cross detailing were great laid-back pieces and the finale dress, a silk one-shoulder gown with a crystal studded train, was beautiful.
      Her garments were made of fabrics that are 100% naturally dyed with herbs and flowers, wholesomely carrying out her woodland theme and taking it to an eco-friendly realm beyond the runway. The colors and patterns she used were earthy and feminine...a perfect fit for spring! Trivedi used spectacular tie-dying that was original, yet organic and subtle. I also loved the hairstyling! This summer, I tried to be creative with my hair, trying different braids and such, but these styles were so divinely intricate!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Simon G Collection

(Promotional Blog Post)

     I was recently introduced to Kranich's Jewelers. They carry several designers and have jewelry for every occasion. One collection I really like is Simon G. They use a lot of gold (which is my favorite metal) and diamonds with really graceful shapes. Here are some of my favorite pieces...

Two Tone Simon G Diamond Fashion Earrings

Stunning Simon G Diamond Leaf Fashion Ring

Simon G Emerald Cut Yellow Diamond Ring

Be sure to visit the Kranich's Jewelers website and check out the Simon G collection!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion's Night Out 2011 in Boston

     I finally made it to Fashion's Night Out! I've wanted to go since the event first started but never have been able to until I moved to Boston for school. My full goal won't be over until I can go in NYC but it was still fun in Boston. Even though there weren't any celebrities, there were plenty of sweepstakes, free food, photo opts, and music. I didn't get a chance to go everywhere but I went to DKNY, Ugg, Kate Spade, H&M, and Marc Jacobs, among others. I honestly didn't buy much because I spent a lot on a previous shopping trip last week. Out of all the happenings, these were my favorites...

Best Charity - Marc Jacobs
A percent of every purchase made was donated to the Young Partners of Boston Ballet. 
Best Freebie - Kate Spade
Cute little flower pins were all around the store for shoppers to take.
Best DJ - H&M
The beats totally set the mood for the night, mixing contemporary and older songs with techno.
I danced in the middle of the store several times!
Best Treats - Nanette Lepore
At the counter there was a tray of petite cupcakes with a whole lot of icing and sprinkles!
Best Photos - Ugg
Outside of the store they set up a free photo booth.
Check out the pictures with my friend, Jackie, below!


Here's my FNO outfit:


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Boston Wardrobe Inspiration

     I've finally moved in at Emerson and have been meaning to post my latest inspiration since I've been here. I was absolutely smitten with Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2011 collection, and loved that it was a mixture of rock n’ roll meets 1970’s vintage. It being only her second clothing collection, she did a marvelous job translating the vibe of her handbags into ready-to-wear pieces. One of my favorite aspects of her show was the outerwear that incorporated luxurious furs, smooth leathers, and metallic twill. I am also a huge fan of her diverse dress silhouettes, from bellowing chiffon to fitted jersey; I could see myself living in all of them! Here are the looks from her collection and things I would hope to do while wearing them.
Braving the first snow on Boylston St.

Interviewing a student for the Berkeley Beacon.

Sushi at Oishii.

Going to a performance at the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Hitting the books with an espresso at the Thinking Cup.

Going for a late fall walk in the Boston Common.

Working on the latest issue of em magazine.

Shopping on Newbury Street.

Ordering take out and renting a movie with friends.

Vintage shopping trip at Poor Little Rich Girl.

Auditioning for the Musical Theater Society.

18 and up night at the Gypsy Bar.

Date night at No. 9 Park.

Researching for a paper at the Iwasaki Library.

Browsing for Shakespeare at Commonwealth Books.

Seeing The Hundred in the Hands at the House of Blues.

Lounging in my room, writing a paper or reading Vogue.

Walking to my Americans in Paris literature class.

Walking to Mike's Pastry for cheesecake.

Trip to the Barbara Krakow Gallery.

Running errands around campus.

Covering the shows at Boston Fashion week.

Shopping for vintage jewelry at Twentieth Century Limited.

Celebrating Fashion's Night Out around town.

Watching an Emerson quidditch game.

 Relaxing at Starbucks to write a blog post.

Attending a Fashion Society event.

Seeing an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Shopping for a party dress at AllSaints.

Work study at Emerson's costume shop.

Going to a Boston Fashion Week gala.