Tuesday
Sep112012

Cusp Neiman Marcus Launch, Be There! Thursday September 20th 

 

Neiman Marcus Copley Place

and

A Girl In Boston  |  Mon Petit Chou Chou |  Radiant Republic

invite you to the launch of

 

CUSP

by Neiman Marcus

 

Thursday, September 20 6 to 8

Experience the latest fashions with our favorite stylish bloggers, and get tousled by the fabulous Jeffrey Lyle Salon while enjoying hip beats, sweets, prizes and more!

Snap up an exclusive pair of Kendra Scott earrings, your gift with any regular-price CUSP purchase of $300. Plus, when you spend $500 or more, you'll receive $50 off your purchase.  

 For more information,

617.585.6007  |  rsvpboston@neimanmarcus.com

Be on the CUSP at NM Boston

 

I am so excited to announce I'll be co-hosting (along with Lissy, of A Girl in Boston and Erika, of Radiant Republic) the launch of Cusp at Neiman Marcus Thursday, September 20th.

What a welcome addition to one of my favourite shopping destinations downtown.

Join all of us for treats, styling, a presentation of our favourite looks, pampering by Jeffrey Lyle salon, special gifts and lots of fun fall fashion!

 

Tuesday
Sep112012

Lauren Moffatt S/S 2013

 

New York Fashion week redux!

The shows, presentations, parties, and oh yes fashion! I kid, I kid. I turn into a pumpkin at 10:00 sharp, perfect for running around all day, loading photos at night.

My first presentation of the season was one of my favourites, Lauren Moffatt. Ms. Moffatt who, like another one of my favourite designers Rachel Comey, is expecting (!).....gave us a sporty, confectionary sweet collection for Spring/Summer 2013 (see how I avoided any analogy for "birthing" a new line there;).

Staged at Open House Gallery in Soho, the models brought game. Tennis to be specific.

Tennis whites, visors and faux grass perches for the models (fitting as the US Open was going on at the same time in the city last week) referenced a time when the game was slightly more refined, genteel, but with Moffatt's signature modern take.  The line was full of florals, piping, sports-jackets, full collars and modest crop tops. Moffatt's inspiration was "a combination of the very classic look of lawn tennis in the '60s, and a colorful city pool." Pulled off with aplomb.

Speaking of the pool, Moffatt also showcased swim wear for 2013, 60's inspired, playful bikinis and one pieces, but still in keeping with her prim and proper inspiration.

What a way to kick things off for the week! Congratulations to Lauren Moffatt, mother to be, and recent inductee into the CFDA on another fabulous collection.

Monday
Sep102012

Harvard Square: Hipsters, Foodies and Fashionistas

 

 

For my final project with Nordstrom, they asked me to write up a guide to all things hip, tasty and fabulous about my favourite local hangout, Harvard Square.

Harvard gets a bad rap sometimes for being on "that side" of the river, but let me assure you, the dining scene is vibrant, I would argue surpassing downtown right now, the shopping is inspired, and the special je ne sais quoi that is a square situated in the midst of one of the most erudite and celebrated universities in our country, Harvard.

I have lived in and around Harvard for the last 10 years. I have grown with it, from a cocktail waitress in college at the Hong Kong (oh yes people, I know the secret to the scorpion bowls there), to a retail/denim associate at a high end denim retailer (Natalie Portman and Zoe Saldana among the Harvard students I outfitted with jeans), and finally as a professional, with my husband's offices located in the landmark Brattle building.

 

First, let's tackle the tastiest topic- where to dine in the square. 

Money no object: Craigie on Main

Middle of the road but still want a solid meal: Ten Tables

Budget friendly: Charlie's Kitchen

And since I am a HS loyalist, I have to give shout outs to Pinnochios Pizza, Grendel's Den, and the shakes and burgers at Mr. Bartley's.

 

Where to stop by for some local flavor.

Cardullo's: a destination for foodies and sweetooth's alike with imported food and candy from around the world.

The Colonial Drug: not your average drug store, this place stocks rare and hard to find perfumes and cosmetics from all over the globe.

L.A Burdick's: not to be missed at this chocolate shop? Some truffle mice and one of their hot chocolates, simply decadent!

 

Seasonal must see and do!

Hasty Pudding annual awards and parade

Head of the Charles

May Day Fair

 

And finally, the most important question of all, what to wear for a day exploring Boston's sister city? I scoured the latest fashionable offerings from Nordstrom to put together a signature Cantabrigian look for your outing. The key to patrolling the city cobblestones and keep you on your toes New England weather? Sensible yet stylish shoes, and layers, layers, layers.

 

1. Ray-ban Aviator Sunglasses 

2. Alexander McQueen God Save McQueen Scarf

3. Vince Striped Boatneck Top

4. Aldo Fastrost Boot 

5. Chloe Marcie Small Hobo

6. Rag and Bone Skinny Zip Jean

7. Nic + Zoe Textured Dots Knit Jacket


 

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