Friday, October 22, 2010
Be daring and ditch your coat too!
On a warm fall day it's inevitable that you'll come across a person who ignores the dropping temps and wears an outfit that just barely straddles two seasons. Maggie, a local art gallery maven I found strolling in the South End on her day off, picked her look mostly because it was cute and made her feel good. I found her jacket-less outfit to be a great example of "fashion over function" since the temperature was around 65 degrees. Maggie didn't appear to be suffering and sipped her iced coffee as if it were mid-August. Sometimes, it's good to rebel and wear what you love and know looks great despite the weather. Maggie garners much of her fashion inspiration from photos of the late R&B singer Aaliyah and "the sound of skateboards and gold…
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Vintage boutiques provide a treasure trove for original looks.
Boston's South End is the hub of the local arts scene and filled with stylish gallery patrons. I found Sarah while she was visiting South End Open Studios. She swears by shopping at vintage stores for unique finds and working them into every outfit to add just the right amount of depth and originality. Boston vintage boutiques such as Artifaktori, Poor Little Rich Girl, and Raspberry Beret are great places to get one-0f-a-kind pieces. Sarah procured her fantastic lamb's wool bolero jacket at one of the vintage booths at the event, her Bongo jeans at Goodwill, her bracelet and pin both from vintage stores, and her clutch while on a trip in Italy.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Fashionista: 'Gossip Girl' inspired outfit turns heads.
Every so often on a visit to the South End Open Market you will find someone who obviously eschews the "Sunday casual" uniform of jeans and a hoodie in lieu of a fun and well thought out ensemble. I found Tanisha last Sunday; she walked by me and I just had to spin around to talk to her. Tanisha claims her fashion inspiration comes from watching "Gossip Girl," and I could definitely see the connection. She rocked a pink grommeted statement bag Serena would love, and a cute menswear–inspired hat similar to one Blair might wear on a crisp fall day. Tanisha's finds: vintage hat found in Chicago, bag and sunglasses from Bakers, jeans from H&M and shoes from Aldo.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Vintage Paris Vogues inspire local artist's looks.
If you take the time to look you'll see the South End is rife with stylish folks. I found painter Abby Taylor on her way to work at a local eatery rocking a simple yet totally stylish late summer ensemble. Abby says she looks to Kate Moss and old copies of Paris Vogue from the 70s for fashion inspiration; which was apparent by her chic bohemian look. Abby found her peacock feather-printed frock at Forever 21, scarf and belt from H&M, bag at the Garment District in Cambridge, and her vintage boots at a San Francisco Mission area secondhand shop.