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
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.
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.
IN THE MEDIA
Christopher Muther of the Boston Globe
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
to show your local fashion pride with official Boston Fashion Week
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
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"