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friday, september 23, 2011





By Popular Demand!!!


There has been an unprecedented interest in shows taking place in The Tent. The partners responsible for The Tent at Boston Fashion Week have made small batch of tickets for every show available for purchase at $30 per person. Each day the sale of tickets for shows for that day will close at 12noon or when they are sold out for that day. Once they are gone, they are gone, so get your tickets early!




Meet Bethany Van Delft. Bethany has graced many of Boston's fashion runways as a model extraordinaire over the years. Everyone knows she's funny, but what some who know her through the fashion industry might not know is that she is a comedienne on the verge of greatness, or at least a sitcom deal. She'll be sharing her model musings all through Boston Fashion Week.



How To Become a Model. not.


One time when I was a teenager I heard an announcement on the radio. What it said was Calvin Klein was going to be at Filene’s signing autographs, but what I heard was this was my one big chance to become a Calvin Klein model, and live a life of being photographed by Bruce Weber, lying around topless and tannned between my two more tanned gay luvahs. Using a photo of Josie Borain in Calvin Klein I had on my wall as inspiration, I turned a black bed sheet into a skinny ankle length skirt, topped it off with an extra large v-neck sweater layered over a white t-shirt, white slouchy socks, black patent leather penny loafers, and went downtown to meet my future. I don’t know what I thought was going to happen, but it didn’t. There was no “Wow, I made that skirt Josie had on from a bed sheet too! You should be my next big model!” He smiled and said “Hello”, signed the Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto I had ripped from the latest W, and greeted the next person, who clearly did not even make their own imitation CK outfit. I left dejected, with no modeling career, but a fancy new bed sheet skirt that I wore for a whole season. Eventually I was lucky enough to become a model the right way. But I confess, bed sheets have still been known to go missing from my household right around fall collections from time to time.










The Marcel Proust Questionnaire is the perfect tool to get to know a few of Boston's fashion industry professionals. We've taken the liberty of adding a few fashion questions into the mix for fun. We'll hear from different parts of the industry each day this week.




Christopher Muther of the Boston Globe


Jill Radsken of the Boston Herald


Alexandra Hall of the Improper Bostonian


We encourage you to join us on Facebook, cut, paste, and post your answers to the Proust Questionnaire: The Fashion Edition!










Don't forget to show your local fashion pride with official Boston Fashion Week merchandise!

The BFW store







The Boston Fashion Trail kicks off today, right alongside Boston Fashion Week, with the opening of the new Marimekko shop in Crate & Barrel on Boylston Street. Stop by today between 4-6 for a little DIY fun. Celebrate fashion as a lifestyle in all aspects of your life, including home!


I love the stories that come with Marimekko products. I was informed that this little girl's dress was called Iloinen Takki, and all the little pockets were meant for love notes.





You're invited to a DIY “Surrur” workshop to create your own wearable art, a custom necklace made from the bold color and pattern of Marimekko fabric. Join them for a creative afternoon of home fashion and refreshments. Note: "Surrur" is meant to evoke the sound of a sewing machine.

Crate & Barrel
777 Boylston street, Boston MA

Open to the public.



See you in the front row!


Jay Calderin

Founder & Executive Director

“Having one central location will really create an opportunity

 to make this a premiere event for the city,’’ Menino said.

“This is going to be a truly professional event,

and our talent in Boston deserves that.’’

Mayor Thomas Menino quoted in The Boston Globe's

front page story by Christopher Muther on April 2, 2011 - CLICK HERE:
"Fashion Week Gets a New Look - Bringing Designers Under One Big Tent"







bfw 2011 partners



   the tent at bfw partners



mandarin oriental, boston


the shops at prudential


boston magazine


party by design





   industry partners



lisa baker associates


fashion doctors


dana moscardelli




mary flynn & company


dynasty models


maggie inc.


model club


fashion group international of boston


dependable cleaners


simon malls


your beauty industry


tracy aiguier photography


daniel gagnon photography


knowlege of style creative media





   media partners



boston globe


6one7 productions


color magazine








school of fashion design


massachusetts college of art and design


lasell college


boston center for adult education


bay state college


fisher college


mount ida college


framingham state college








boston public library


crate & barrel




hotel chocolat


newbury street league


latino professional network


future boston alliance


design museum


digma - design industry group of massachusetts








museum of fine arts, boston


boston ballet


la galería at villa victoria center for the arts



















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