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friday, september 30, 2011




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.

Avni Trivedi




Jeff Lahens



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 Oriental, Boston.



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.




Global Glamour


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 ethic.


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. CLICK HERE


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 CLICK HERE



See you in the front row!


Jay Calderin

“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













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.



Jay Calderin


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


the little black dress

Denise Hajjar 2011 Runway Show

photo: Christopher Huang


Check out these two video tips from

Style by Dependable Cleaners.


          Fall fashion Trends 2011

          Marisa Meloski – Stilista


          5 Ways to Wear a Scarf
          Anne Le – Anne or Shine Blog



boston fashion is smart.


Don't forget to show your local fashion pride

with official Boston Fashion Week merchandise!

The BFW store



On the schedule TODAY
Check the schedule for details! CLICK HERE


2pm – on the Boston Fashion Trail
Accessorize Yourself at THE Chocolatier’s TABLE
Dava Muramatsu - Nymph Collection

4pm - The African Chapter

5pm - Second Time Around in The Tent

5pm - Fashion Expo 2011: Beauty is Our Business

6pm – on the Boston Fashion Trail
Simon Fashion Now!

7pm - Carter Smith in The Tent

7pm - Boston En Vogue - 2011 Runway Fashion Event


7:30pm - The Eliot School Fall Fashion Show:

The First Lady of the New World

9pm - Daniela Corte in The Tent


Saturday, October 1, 2011

5pm - Simon Fashion Now at Burlington Mall

7pm - Pure & Simple at Sant Belvi

7pm Pratham Boston Gala at Boston Marriott Cambride

7:30pm Untamed at Flat Iron at the Bullfinch Hotel

Sunday, october 2, 2011

1pm Here Comes The Bride at Mall at Chestnut Hill


Check the schedule for details! CLICK HERE


Saturday October 8, 2011

BBB Army of Love at Lars Anderson Auto Museum

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Catwalk for a Cure at State Room

¡Splashion ! Gallery Talk at The Griffin Museum

of Photography by Digital Silver Imaging

Fashionably Late: Shubhra Designs Fashion Show at The Liberty Hotel


Thursday, October 15, 2011
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show
at Cyclorama

Check the schedule for details! CLICK HERE















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