Wednesday
May112011

Louis Afternoon Part II

Part duex of my fashion extravaganza: Afternoon with Louis Boston.  I know it's hard to believe the fun didn't end with the delicious chartreuse Roland Mouret dress (and all that I posted previously), but to my delight, continue it did.....

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All Photos: Adam DeTour

Pam Gechijian deftly guided be through my three looks (above, from left): cocktails with the ladies, dramatic night on the town, and finally, the casual yet appropriately, fashion forward look. I was allowed to played dress up with all the greats, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Balenciaga, Roland Mouret, Alessandra Rich, and a few new friends, Of Two Minds and Lindsey Thornburg, as seen in this new casual offering.

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How did you know I love Lindsey Thornburg? So fun styled with this Marni bag, Balenciaga sandals 
and Of Two Minds harem capris.

This Lindsey Thornburg cape is PERFECT for Spring. It features her signature style, but updated with a fresh pattern on linen. I usually wear my heavier Thornburg cape in cooler weather, wrapped around my neck like a scarf, but Pam had the oh so clever idea of wrapping it under the arms to give it more shape. Genius.

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Post styling session I wandered around the store and was of course sucked in immediately by the shoe and purse selection. I went in thinking I'd indulge in some Jason Wu heels, left carrying the PS1 bag- go figure.  Louis Boston has a little bit of everything you could ever want and exactly what you didn't even know you needed.

Be sure to come down to Louis in late June for Jennifer Chun's Louis Exposure event. Louis will feature Jennifer's stunning designs in a special pop-up, your first chance to get some of her gorgeous line into your own closet. More details on this to come. Suffice it to say it will be my special version of fashion heaven, one of my favourite new designers with Louis Boston. Wouldn't dream of missing this!

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Wednesday
May112011

TJ Maxx Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved hearing about all your wonderful TJ Maxx and Marshall's finds and will definitely be hitting my Freshpond outpost this weekend with new inspiration.

The randomly selected winner of the $50 gift card (good for use at TJ Maxx or Marshalls) is.......
Leslie Yiankos!

I'll be in touch shortly and sending out the gift card ASAP! Get shopping!

Monday
May092011

Neon Days

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Featured above: Prada neon shoes, J Crew moto pants and belt, Zara top, H and M jacket, 
Foley and Corinna tote, Celiene sunglasses, J Crew and Yurman jewelry

So glad people are excited about my Rainbow Bright shoes as much as me! I lit up when I saw them and knew they had to make a home in my closet. I have since managed to wear them about 5 million times. They literally go with everything! I can't believe they haven't been on the blog before now.

Spring's neon trend also has me using my Foley and Corinna tote with renewed vigor! I've had it for about 4 years and suddenly hot pink is having a much deserved moment again. Glad I never got rid of it.

Are you still digging Spring's neon vibe? Or are you getting over it and preparing for summer?

Either way, I predict these shoes will be a staple in my closet for years to come.

Friday
May062011

Steven Alan at The Tannery

Last night I had the supreme delight of attending an event at The Tannery, for Steven Alan.

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Mr. Alan and the lovely Brittney (girl works that orange blazer!) from The Tannery.

Special cocktails, special items from the line in store, special discounts and the piece de la resistance, Steven Alan himself. Mr. Alan is delightfully unassuming and was very game to talk shop, Boston vs NYC, and of course, clothing.

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Steven Alan, whose eponymous line is perhaps best known for his "perfect shirts", seems to moving in a new, retro, sixties inspired direction for fall. Perhaps something to do with the recent minority stake sold in the company?  I am buzzing to see what is in store for the brand's growth and continued expansion, which begs the question when will there be a Boston outpost?

Back to the Fall 2011 collection: think leopard, gloves, menswear inspired cuts on the shirts and pants and lots of mod-minis and dresses (Lou Dillon crossed with Annie Hall). Menswear reflected Alan's signature, unrelentingly hip aesthetic, with a more outdoorsy, west coast vibe.


The Tannery had items from the Fall 2011 collection in house- by far my favourites. Please note the flowered pants. I am obsessed with them. I want to swaddle my children in this print. I pre-ordered them on the spot and need to be the first person The Tannery calls when they come in (hint, hint). Wide leg, loud print, cornflower blue and turquoise hues, I am head over heels. It was nice having husband join me for the outing but I can't help but think of all the items I would have purchased had he not been there;)


Images from Steven Alan




Be sure to check out my Tumblr for more looks from the Fall 2011 collection- well worth paying attention to! You'll be sure to see much more of it here.

Thursday
May052011

Blood Orange Margs and Guacamole

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Husband and I recently got our fill of small Mexican plates and cocktails last week at Tico (sure to be packed today). While I was quite taken with the blood orange margarita, I happen to know where a better one can be found. Mi Casa! My husband, trader by day, personal bartender by night. He hath perfected the blood orange margarita and I am willing to share his secrets in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

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Perfect dish to nosh along with a cocktail? Fresh guacamole, obviously. I had no idea how simple it was to make until a few years ago, and now, I can't imagine a summer week with out it, or my margaritas for that matter- the madame likes her Patron. Here is a quick, delicious recipe for guacamole. Feel free to take liberties with this basic version- add garlic, corn, hot or chipotle peppers for heat, maybe some cumin, hard to go wrong and easy to make your own! And here, is the link from my previous St. Germain infused margarita recipe post from last summer, just add the juice of one fresh blood orange for a fresh and tasty update.

What are your plans to celebrate this festive holiday?