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Fashionably Late

September 25, 2010

What comes to mind when you hear the words “fashion show”? Glamour, excitement, gorgeous clothing? I’m here to tell you that it’s all that plus more. Add in chaos, frenzy, and a whole lot of fun. Last night, I assisted Betty Riaz and Sam Mendoza as they styled the “Fashionably Late” show for Boston Fashion Week. It was an incredible experience! After spending weeks planning the show, it was so rewarding to finally see the models strut down the runway. Here’s what I wore to the show:

Tee, Susina. Skirt, H&M. Vest, vintage. Flats (oh no, hidden by the grass! They’re my favorite leopard print flats), Calvin Klein. Belt, thrifted.

The first task was to hang up all the clothing and lay out all the accessories so we could see what we had to work with. From there, it was a very organic process. Sam and Betty bounced ideas off of each other: “I like these two pieces together.” “Isn’t this jacket amazing? Let’s use it.” “This look needs a necklace – no, not that one, not that one, let’s try this one.” “You’re verging into scary eighties territory, watch out.” Once I had gotten a feel for the styling process, I pitched in with a few ideas, too! As the models arrived, I helped them get dressed and accessorized. In total, we created twenty looks.

The models did a lap around the third floor balcony, then went down to the main party on the second floor to pose on top of a table. Unfortunately, I just caught a few super zoomed-in photos from the balcony in between dressing the models.

My favorite look consisted of a sheer black and white polka dot blouse tucked into a gray tweed military-esque skirt with a cerulean cashmere cardigan with chains dripping across the front and a chic Parisian hat. I also loved a gray floral ADAM dress (very Mad Men, I styled it with a cream lace jacket), an amazing forest green plaid Lauren Moffat swing coat, and a cropped black leather Alice Temperley jacket. Each look had a slightly different aesthetic, resulting in a preppy/sexy/western/grunge mash-up with a little Clueless and Courtney Love thrown in for good measure. Although the color palette was all over the spectrum, the show’s cohesion came from its collective bad-ass/too cool for school vibe.

I was surprised at the turn-out for the event. Hundreds of people showed up! It was held in the gorgeous Liberty Hotel (fun fact: not too long ago, it was a prison) and there was a fantastic live band.

A huge thank you goes out to Karmaloop, who sponsored the show, to Twilight, Flock, Looc, Dress, and Crush, who loaned pieces for the night, and to Dynasty Models, who provided the models. The show could not have gone out without you!

If I disappear for the next few days, I’ve been sucked into the Boston Fashion Week vortex. I will be working backstage at Sam’s show and the “Strike a Pose” show (using pieces pulled exclusively from Legacy Place stores), but I’ll be able to kick back and relax at Daniela’s show. Please let me know if you are planning on attending any of these events! I would love to see you there. Details are as follows:

Sam Mendoza: September 26 at Rocca (9 PM)

“Strike a Pose”: September 28 at King’s at Legacy Place (7:30 PM)

Daniela Corte: October 1 at The Mandarin Hotel (9 PM)

xoxo Hannah

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2010 9:40 pm

    I’m glad you had a good time!! :) fashion is definitely for you!! :) congrats hun! x

  2. September 28, 2010 12:02 am

    This outfit is amazing! You totally look the part.

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