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ENAMOURclothing Fashion Show 2011

Hi-ya! Yes, I’ve been gone for a week. I’ve been so exhausted these past couple of days. So happy I was able to attend some shows for Boston Fashion Week but I forgot my camera! :-  So the next couple of posts will be pictures from my iPhone so I apologize in advance for the picture quality.

On to the good stuff!

This event was my favorite event thus far during Boston Fashion Week. I met the designer of ENAMOURclothing last year during BFW 2010 at this event. June has such a sweet spirit! The pieces were modern and feminine. And the models were gorgeous! They definitely rocked the runway. I had so much fun!

After this event, the hubby and I decided to do date night since he would be out of town (again) the next week. Since my husband was Asian in his pre-life (haha), we decided to go to Shanghai Restaurant near Chinatown. The food…. was… AMAZING! NOTHING like any Chinese food I’ve eaten. It had such an amazing atmosphere in the restaurant. It was really romantic.

Anyway, here are the photos from the fashion show. Make sure you check out her blog for other events and updates. ENJOY!

June & I! 🙂
 

Mini Photo-shoot!

Outfit

Lace Blouse-Zara, Jeans-Forever21, Shoes-Aldo, Bag-Gucci

xoxo, Brittany

Boston Globe Style Cover Party 2011

Hey Dolls! Went to another fabulous event in Boston to celebrate the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2011 in addition to presenting their fashion issue of Boston Globe Style Magazine. Such a great time with fashionable people! The atmosphere and music was on point with dancing models in the windows to give us a show! Met some great people! Boston Fashion Week 2011 is here! I’ll be posting more fashion shows and events throughout the month! Get Ready! 🙂

Chambord – The Official Martini

Guests with Dwight & Nicole (far right) Nicole was so fun! 🙂

Messages were held during the party!

Dance Studio of Wakefield – Great job ladies!

Awesome goodie bags!

Outfit:

H&M Dress
Vintage purse & earrings
Zara pumps

xoxo,

Brittany

Fashion’s Night Out: Boston

Hello Ladies! Thursday was Fashion’s Night Out all of the country! I was so excited for this event because I was able to meet new people and see the latest fashion’s for the upcoming season.  I was invited to hang out and meet some of Boston’s top Bloggers on this fashionable night. Tiffany&Co. had a photo booth, Saks gave out Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Zara had champagne and a live DJ, Acote Salon had a live Jazz band and free colored hair extensions, and The Liberty Hotel had a fabulous fashionably late party with a runway show that featured looks by Yigal Azrouel, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, and Stella McCartney and performances by the group Jada. We had so much fun and the night was a blast! Check out the pictures for our eventful night!

 Check out these bloggers and say that I sent you! 🙂
Outfit
Blouse, Pants: Express
Shoes: Zara
Jacket: Jack by BB Dakota
xo,
Brittany

Boston Fashion Week 2010: Rising Design Fashion Show at Mobius

Designs from Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro
My first runway show ever! What a classy event! LaDean and I finally got a chance to experience the fashion fix that we had been yearning for. We arrived at Mobius, greeted by two fashionable women that allowed us to sit front row, which we were excited about. The venue had glass windows from wall to wall, which made the space feel much bigger than it actually was.
As everyone quieted down for the show to begin, the host Kate Tirone, a member of Rising Design, welcomed us to the event that local designers had been waiting for.
The two designers that caught my eye instantly were Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro. Their designs were fresh and something LaDean and I would love to have in our wardrobes.
Models with Margaret Lawrence (far right).
Margaret Lawrence’s collection “Plum Poseys” displayed elegant evening wear with floral fabric that accented the dresses. There were shades of purple and different silhouettes throughout the entire collection. Her collection was feminine and light. Recently completing her Fashion Design Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she also loves costume, bridal, millinery (hat-making/head pieces) design as well.
Here’s her take on the fashion industry:
B: Margaret, what inspired you to begin creating clothing designs?
ML: I’ve been interested in clothing and costume ever since I can remember. When I was young, my cousin was going to fashion design school and she would always show me what she was working on. I learned from a very young age that it was possible to create the beautiful things that I was so fascinated by. I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
ML: I appreciate many different designers for their own aesthetics, but I personally like extravagant design and girly glamour, particularly Vivienne Westwood for her eccentric twists, and Marchesa which is feminine and romantic.
B. What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
ML: As a fashion consumer, I know that a lot of the joy comes from feeling confident in what you are wearing. So as a designer, it is important that someone feels good in one of my designs. As an artist, which I think designers are, I also want to have the satisfaction of feeling proud of my work.
B: I love accessories! What is your favorite accessory?
ML: I’m pretty simplistic when it comes to accessories, so I usually wear one statement piece at a time. Right now, I love my Kendra Scott turquoise earrings.
To view more designs by Margaret Lawrence, check out her website.
Models wearing June Monteiro’s designs.
June Monteiro’s collection “Monarch” was inspired by clothes worn by Queen Victoria for the mourning of her husband, Albert. June’s designs reflected the different stages of mourning as they did in those Queen Victoria days. The designs reflected dark colors and sheer fabrics. They were futuristic and distinct. June owns her own business called ENAMOUR, which focuses on designs that convert from day to evening wear solely made with sustainable textiles.
Here’s her view on the fashion industry:
B: So what inspired you to began creating clothing designs?
JM: I became interested in fashion at 19 while attending Art School in Baltimore, MA. It was there that I explored fabric manipulation, and liked it so much I incorporated it into my art. When I particpated in my first runway show, I felt such pride in seeing my work in motion, but I also experienced the joy of knowing others accepted, admired, and wanted to wear my designs. It was then I knew I wanted to be a designer.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
JM: I am in awe of many designers but I had to pick a few stand outs I would say: Marc Jacobs for his work ethic. Yves St. Laurent for beinga pioneer of so much of what we now know as the “fashion designer”. Carolina Herrera for her timeless dresses. Nigo, owner of BAPE, for creating a lifestyle brand so successful that it incorporates clothing, accessories, restaurants, an airplance, and even a hotel. His story is one that I admire.
B: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
JM: As a designer, quality and comfort is important to me. I want anyone wearing my designs to appreciate the excellent materials they are made of both in appearance and feel. I also want any woman in my designs to be comfortable as well. I believe we are all at our best when we are wearing an outfit tha tlooks great but is comfortable too.
B: Accessories are my favorite! What is your favorite accessory?
JM: I have 2 favorite accessores — bags and earrings! I dont think anyone can have too many bags! Although lately I have been liking bigger totes. When it comes to earrings, I like big, dangly earrings. I buy them cheap because if I want to take them apart and combine them into a new design, it’s easy to do so.
Designer June Monteiro and I after the show.
Here’s other photos from the show!
Designers that were featured during the show.
Hope you enjoyed these wonderful designers and my view of the show!
xoxo
-Brittany*

Boston Fashion Week 2010

Boston Fashion Week 2010: Sept 24 – Oct. 1
Boston Fashion Week is such an anticipated week for Bostonians. Although I’ve only lived here for a year, it stuck out like a sore thumb last fall! I wanted to attend some of the events but couldn’t because of my wedding. So this year, it’s a MUST for me to get the scope up close and personal!
Contrary to NYC Fashion Week, it’s not about the designers and new collections that we have heard all before. You can’t just walk up and go to a show in NYC. It’s VERY restricted. But Boston Fashion Week is about new, innovative, edgy locals PLUS established designers who have just the talent to be better than main stream designers. Their events are catered to all ages and all price ranges (some are complimentary admission) for everyone! And that’s what I love about it!
It appears to be a great way to network and interact with the public to showcase your passion. It welcomes you to express yourself and participate in they’re runway shows as well as learn important steps to make your goals marketable.
I will be checking out some of these events and I can’t wait to tell you about it! Check out the schedule for this year’s events!
As of 8/25/10 (schedule subject to change)

Sept. 23 – Fashion Perspective Screening – 6pm

Sept. 24 – Hotel Chocolat Fashion Event – 6pm
Industry Celebration Event -9pm

Sept. 25 – Independent Designer’s Market/I.D. Market – TBA
Fashion 101 for Teens – 2pm
CHIC -Cure Her In Couture – 7pm

3rd Annual The Emerging Trends Fashion Show – 8pm
Drea Designs Couture Fashion Show – TBA

Sept. 26 – The Launch feat. 5 aspiring photographers – 2pm

Siostra Productions Present: Fashion Resurrected – TBA
F.R.E.E. – Fashion Reminds Everyone to Evolve – 6:30pm
Same Mendoza Fashion Show – 8pm
Celebrating Women Fashion – TBA

Sept. 27 – Copley Catwalk – 12pm

PechaKucha Boston 19 (meet & network event) – 6pm
Selah D’or S/S 2011 Collection – TBA

Sept. 28 – Denise Hajjar’s 2010 Fall/Winter Collection – 6pm
Strike a Pose (fundraiser) – TBA
Runway Repurposed + Stack the Racks (a benefit for AIDS Action) – TBA

Sept. 29 – Sustainbable Style with Stillista – 6pm
Nirva Fashion Show – 8pm

Sept. 30 – Rising Design Fashion Show – 7pm

ARTicle and F.O.B. clothing – TBA
The Swapaholics’ Boston Fashion Week Sip & Swap – TBA

Oct. 1 – Museum of Fine Arts – Fashion First Fridays – 5:30pm

Beauty, Fashion & Wellness – 6pm
Daniela Corte Fashion Show – 8pm
Shubrah Fall/Holiday 2010 Fashion Show – TBA

For more events, details, locations, & admission requirements go to http://www.bostonfashionweek.com/.

xoxo
-Brittany*