Gen Art - Fresh Faces in Fashion

Michael Michael Kors dress, Elisha Daniels necklace, YSL shoes

This past weekend it was my thrill to attend the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show.  Gen Art is an organization that supports art in many forms, fashion being just one of them.  Go find out more about them here.  Gen Art has helped to launch the likes of Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Milly and Philip Lim to name just a few. 

I was joined by some of my favorite blogger friends; Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou, Sarah of Style on the Couch and Naina of Style'n (and my sis who refuses to allow her photgraphs to be featured on this blog). 

Actress Erika Christensen (Traffic, Parenthood), who has been in films that have benefited from Gen Art's philanthropy, made the opening remarks. 

This fashion show featured designs from emerging designers Ann Yee, William Okpo, Sunghee Bang, ace & jig, Eighteenth and Jennifer Chun.  You may recall a visit I paid to Jennifer Chun when she was at Louis Boston's Louis Exposure series (posts here and here) and the fact that she was chosen to participate in Gen Art's show was the main draw for me. 

Attending the Gen Art show was truly a fantastic experience and was my little bit of NY fashion week.

As an added FYI, KORRES® was the show's makeup and skincare sponsor.


Elisha Daniels Fall Party!


Project Fashion - Nara Paz

As I mentioned previously, I spent Fashion's Night Out in Boston at the Project Fashion event at the Taj.  Project Fashion, the brainchild of my dear friend Elisha Daniels and the lovely Marianna Toroyan, was started to support emerging fashion designers.  Thursday's event at the Taj featured a fashion show by a designer named Nara Paz.  Nara's gorgeous designs were full of luxe fabrics with lots of color and texture.  Here are a few of my faves.

I love the play on textures in this black cocktail dress from the accordion pleats at the neck to the draped pockets at the waist. 

I would love to add this oversized swing coat with bracelet length sleeves to my winter wardrobe!

This gold suit with high waisted, wide leg pants is right up my alley. 

The shape of the neckline and the texture of the dress make it so fun.

The perfect party dress in gold paillettes!

All the hair and makeup was done by Jean-Pierre and Company and all the fabulous shoes were generously provided by Jimmy Choo.


Fashion's Night Out Boston

J Crew top and pencil skirt, Love Moschino belt, Prada shoes

Thursday was Fashion's Night Out all over and Boston really did it in style.  So many stores big and small were participating in some way or another.  The Mayor even shut all of Newbury Street down to cars!  I had the privelege of attending the Project Fashion event at the Taj which had a truly fantastic fashion show by an emerging designer named Nara Paz.  I took tons of photos that I'll share with you in another post but I wore this polka dot J Crew top with a J Crew tweed pencil skirt and these super fab Prada suede shoes with a very funky heel.

Burberry trench, Celine bag

It poured most of the day so I wore my trusty Burberry trench but thank goodness the rain stopped before the Fashion Night Out festivities.  What did you do for Fashion's Night Out?

And I have to say, as fabulous as my evening was, one of the highlights was a darling blog reader coming up to tell me she reads this blog every day.  Yesterday I posted about how fashion is carthartic for me but I have to say, the creativity both in what I wear and what I get to write here is also therapeutic.  The fact that anyone other than me gets pleasure in my daily dose of fashion and ramblings is so flattering and I appreciate the fact that you visit each day.  So thanks for your visits and your kind and thoughtful comments.  Happy Friday!   



Talbots jacket, J Crew cafe capri trousers

I'm having a rough week.  In the grand scheme of things, my problems are really no biggie.  But I'm feeling overstressed and overworked and it shows.  Last night when I hit the gym and my trainer commented on my mood, I knew I was really down.  Do you know that feeling when you are almost moved to tears just because someone genuinely wants to know how you are doing?  And as much as you appreciate it, you just don't want to talk about it because you want to keep it all together.  Anyway, that's how I'm feeling this week and because I'm so influenced by bad weather, the dreary, rainy days are exacerbating my mood. 

Equipment blouse, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Chanel necklace and ring, Hermes bangle

Yesterday my outfit reflected my mood but today I was not going to let that happen.  Labor day has come and gone and with it went the summery weather.  It really feels like fall so I had the first chance to wear these bright pink cafe capri trousers from J Crew (which I also bought in mustard).  I wore them with a silky Equipment blouse and a Talbots coat that I kept on all day because, as usual, my office is freezing.  Wearing brights is cathartic as it helps to lift me out of the dumps. 

So who watched the season premier of the Rachel Zoe Project?  I watched it at 4AM before work and Rachel always has the perfectly colored cranberry lips which is what inspired my lipstick choice of the day (MAC's London Life).  Here's to hoping your week is better than mine and to the fact that it's one day closer to the weekend!