What a crazy week last week was. Such tragedy and then triumph. Our city and residents handled this with such efficiency and class, now we can get down to the business of healing. I have never been more proud to be a Boston resident.
I relaxed all weekend. The ordeal was just so emotionally exhausting. I can't imagine what first responders, their families, and the people in the explosion are going through. Want to show your support? Donate to The One Fund, the newly formed charity established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Menino.
And on a much less serious note.....I wore this outfit two weeks ago to attend the Jason Wu talk at the ICA, sponsored by Louis. Rarely am I at a loss for what to wear. This was one of those occasions. I don't own any Wu (something I aim to amend). I figured it best to play it safe with the classics in a case such as this.
This red dress is from the maternity line Hatch, one of my first "maternity" wear purchases. They bill the pieces in the line as items that you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. I have chosen carefully with purchases from Hatch....since these items ring in at substantially higher prices than I would normally pay for maternity wear, though if I do wear them post pregnancy the price tag will be justified.
Jason Wu was brilliant. He was affable, open, funny, and witty while waxing poetic about his beginnings (learning English from copies of Vogue), his line, designing RuPaul dolls, and his ultimate success. In an effort to lighten things up post last week, here are some of his one liners, and some instagrams from the night.
-Put yourself out there. Anything is possible. I never thought dressing the first lady was possible- but it is!
-I love a great dress that you really can't wear. It's the fantasy part of fashion. But I also love seeing women wear my clothes.
-Designers have to react to everything that's going on in the world. That's what makes them relevant.
-Louis was one of the first stores that carried my clothes- thanks to Debi (Greenberg).
-It's because of amazing parents that I'm where I am today.