photo: Howard Schatz
J. J. Sybylla Smith is the curator
at The Griffin Museum of Photography
by Digital Silver Imaging Gallery. She assembled an exciting
collection of images featuring Water and Fashion.
Getting ready for a new art opening is
definitely a family affair. We love Eliza's very apropos accessory.
Be sure to visit the new satellite exhibition space at 4 Clarendon
Street in Boston's South End!
Eric, Eliza, Sybylla, and Simon.
In spite of the weather Thursday's
shows in The Tent at Boston Fashion Week wowed full houses. Avni
Trivedi definitely embraced the feminine, while Jeff Lahens elevated
the level of testosterone in the room with menswear from Uniform,
Bobby from Boston, Drinkwaters and his own collection.
The Launch 2011 designers have
selections from their debut collections on display in Center Court
in Copley Place, Boston.
Beyond Boston Chic
We agree with blogger Martini Severin who
captured the undeniable style of these three lovely ladies at the very
start of Boston Fashion Week. Accessory maven Elisha Daniels, Lauren
Antos of Lily & Migs and Susanne Hatje, General Manager of the Mandarin
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.
Waiting For Tina
– Part 3
At the job, I walked
the department store floors alone, smiling and presenting furiously at
anyone who made eye contact, until a very tardy O rushed over and joined
me. "I'm so sorry I'm late! I had to work at Neiman’s this morning, I
just got out." "That's a great one!" I smiled, recalling my party days
and the implausible excuses I concocted. "It’s believable, in fact
possible! I never would have thought of that." "I did work this
morning," she said. "Is that what the kids are calling afterhours these
days, 'work'?" I chuckled. She blinked and shrugged at me, pulled her
iPhone out of her boobs, and started texting, effortlessly I might add.
"I'm in a fight with my friend, the one from last night? She texts me
and tells me some creepy guy is hitting on her, calling her stupid, to
come rescue her. When I did come to get her out of there, she was all
friendly with him, acting like she didn't know what I was talking about!
She made me look like an idiot!" I blacked out from laughter, and when I
came to we deciphered the evening; Tina was just a random name O used in
an otherwise brilliant plan to rescue her friend, had she been talking
to a real creep, and not just the enthusiastic tech loving husband of a
co-worker. They were not meth heads. She did work that morning. The
iPhone worked fine. I got the best story never written. I’d like to take
this moment to thank cigarettes, iPhone, and Tina for it. And for never
booking that job again.
The Emerging Trends Runway Show
produced by Synergy Events
brought 18 designers from all around the
globe - Australia, Canada, Iceland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia/Lebanon, and
of course the USA - to show during Boston Fashion Week 2011. Pictured
above are the designs of Kalb & Etiw from Australia.
From the Founder
The Next Generation
Every once in a while I meet someone who reminds me of why I do the work
that I do, or more importantly for who.
I started my life in fashion at the age of
fourteen in New York City. I attended the High School of Fashion
Industries, which to this day I credit with providing me with a solid
foundation in all things fashion, not to mention a very strong work
When I met Crockett Henderson and found out
he was moving to the Big Apple with his mother to attend my alma mater,
I wanted to share any information, resources or opportunities that could
be helpful to this young man who clearly had a vision for his future so
early in life. I invited him to join me in the front row of the first
three shows that took place in The Tent at Boston Fashion Week and write
about it. I wanted to share what he sent me with the Boston Fashion Week
audience so that we can all say that we were there at the beginning of a
career that is sure to influence the next generation of fashion talent.
At last night's shows in The Tent at Boston
Fashion Week I ran into an old friend and his niece, a teen fashionista
with a blog of her own. She saw two shows and promised to write about
her experience. To visit Jenny's Open Closet
See you in the front
“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"