Last Friday, Fashion Group International hosted a showing of trends for the Spring/Summer 2011 season at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. On the panel were many of Boston’s influential up-and-coming fashion bloggers: Amanda Maciel Antunes, Samantha Chu, Liana Krupp, Jimmy Guzman, Cassandra Knight and Austyn Ellese Mayfield. After watching a helpful and beautiful FGI film showcasing the upcoming spring/summer looks, the blogger panel discussed trends they most look forward to seeing when the weather turns warm again.
Matt Katz, Sales Rep for Kongol Headwear
Spotted on his way to the movies near the Boston Common
Snood Salmagundi, Jamaica Plain MA.
Gloves Marc Jacobs
Pants John Varvatos for Converse
Shoes Harriet's Alter Ego, NYC
Style Inspiration David Bowie and Prince
I caught up with Amanda Maciel Antunes, owner of d.aMa design to ask her about where to go to find great gifts on a budget and what kinds of things make the best gifts. We took a tour of her most loved stores to find some covetable items perfect for giving.
I’m always excited when I come across a fellow Mainer, especially when that Mainer is a style mover and shaker. I was particularly excited when I met with Gregory Hugill, a recent Lassell College graduate who in the last few months has showed a senior collection, had a five piece showing at Boston Fashion Week’s Emerging Trends Show and most recently, showed a 15-piece collection at The Liberty Hotel’s Fashionably Late series on November 4th.
Local artists, photographers, designers and musicians swarmed the Lily Pad in Cambridge last Sunday night to celebrate the launch of a new Boston-based online collaborative arts magazine called Spirited. Boston dandy Mitch Hampton entertained on piano while guests sipped Bols Genever punch and Pretty Things beer, and visiting musicians Faux Fix from New Haven were in attendance to play some new material. There was much fabulous fashion to be had and I narrowed in on three guests I thought had amazing style.
Nathan Johnson, composer and producer
The Swapaholics took over Boston last Thursday night, this time at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Local fashion lovers came out in droves to scavenge through the 20-plus racks of goodies that the Swapaholics gals had carefully selected for them. To get in, each attendant had to bring a bag of unwanted items-- dresses that never got enough face time, shoes that were just a tad too small, a scarf that never seemed to go with anything, and POOF! After a little friendly pushing and rummaging, participants left with "new" clothes, all without spending more than the cost of a ticket.