March 29, 2010



Read for great tips on creating a black lace manicure.

Gift Giving

Giving gifts is one of my favorite things to do especially on certain occasions.  It is also fun to give someone something when they are not expecting it.  I am always looking around and picking things up for friends and family.  I adore little trinkets or books but most especially charmed jewelry.  Urban Outfitters came out with a gold anchor charm tucked into a pink envelope saying, "Only you can hold me down." Can it get any cuter?

Another local store of mine for gift hunting is Paper Source.  A friend of mine is getting married and this book was perfect for her.  It is the Fortune Telling Book for Brides revealing how to bring all things good to a wedding celebration.

One of my beloved haunts down the street is Aunt Sadie's.  I think a candle is another perfect gift.  Who doesn't love a candle?  Aunt Sadie's is known for their array of hand-poured premium scented candles in scents from tomatoes to cabin fever.  I love the Mom candle for Mother's Day.

Dogeared is another company for a personal touch.  I have a younger sister and I love finding her special things that remind her of me.  I am obsessed with these angel wing necklaces from Dogeared.  Keep one half for yourself and one half for your sister.  It takes you back to the days of splitting the hearts with your best friend, doesn't it?

March 27, 2010

The Trench Coat

Trench coats are a must-have staple for any fashionista. Spring is upon us but the weather always keeps us guessing. A trench is the perfect piece for your wardrobe and an investment for years to come. A trench can be worn day or night.  For day, pair it with jeans or the new alternative denim leggings.  For night, pair it with a neutral dress.  It is a classic.  All the celebs are wearing them......peer pressure!!!!

From the StyleBoston Blog

FASHION FORWARD on the StyleBoston blog
By Heather White

March 25, 2010

Wild Child

As everyone knows, Nicole Richie, is one of my favorites.  No matter what she is wearing, she always looks effortlessly chic.  That is what style should be.  She knows what works for her and adds those touches that make her look cool.  She is always one step ahead. Love her.

Notice the colored jewelry standing out against the black and the staple leopard scarf.

March 24, 2010

Pier 7

Recently, I did a shoot with some an amazing team in Charleston on Pier 7.  It was freezing but Diane, our model, gave us some gorgeous shots.  We even found a little Frenchie to star in the shoot, LeRoy.  Tim Robishaw from Jeffrey Lyle Salon did an amazing job with hair and makeup.  All the clothes are from Ku De Ta, my new favorite store.  I love all the Ku De Ta gals especially Nicole, Heather, and Emily.  Thanks for letting me into your amazing closet! Here are a few shots with more to come.  Synergy Events is working on producing a fashion video for the shoot as well, so  stay tuned.  

Stylist: Sarah McManus
Produced: Synergy Events
Hair/Makeup: Tim Robishaw
Model: Diane Guerrero
Photographed by Nathan Tia and Schuyler Ortega

March 19, 2010


Filming will start Monday on Union Park for the pilot of ABC's drama titled "Boston's Finest".  Former hottie ER doctor, Goran Visnjic, is starring in the main role as an ex-cop trying to uncover the mystery that sent him underground.  Katie Sackhoff and Nia Long round out the cast.  We'll see if it makes it to prime time but if not, it sure is fun to watch.  If you are around the South End, and have always wanted to see a piece of Hollywood, you can for a moment.

March 18, 2010

Spring Patterns

I recently had the pleasure to ask celebrity stylist, Robert Verdi,  what his favorite Spring trend is this year.  His answer, patterned pants.  I am always up for wearing anything different but this trend did not really cross my mind until now.  What do you think? Here are some Spring 2010 looks from Organic, Marni, and Duro Olowu.

March 14, 2010

Boston's Best Colorist

For my StyleBoston shoot, I needed a refresher on my hair.  I know exactly where to go to feel confident for the lens. Jeffrey Lyle Salon on Newbury Street opened back in September to rave reviews. After all, he has won Boston Magazine's best colorist for the past four years among many other awards. He truly is the best especially, if your a blonde. Lyle loves working with blondes, maybe he knows it is the secret to having more fun. His salon is simple yet sophisticated. It is "clean yet modern" as he states. 
His team of five years includes two top professionals who have worked closely with Lyle and trained under his expertise. Lyle's dreams of owning his own salon finally came true after working on Newbury the past fifteen years and it is well worth the wait.

With the intimate setting and relaxing vibe, clients can forget the outside world and transform their look into something fresh."We are not about setting trends, but revealing the natural, beautiful and sophisticated hair that every woman is truly looking for - to us, that is beauty."

He is a master artist right here in Boston who is very sought after, so book ahead. 

If you want to feel like a celebrity, head down to 135 Newbury St.  Make sure to call first: 617.391.0551.

March 12, 2010

Nicole Richie takes the cat eye to new heights!

I absolutely fell in love with the unique cat eye makeup Nicole Richie chose for the 2010 Oscars.  Nicole is always pushing the envelope with her style.  This take on the cat eye was for sure Nicole's idea and I love how she takes her trademark eyeliner transforming it into Oscar- worthy sparkle. 

March 9, 2010

Warehouse Sale at The Loft

On March 20th, The Loft in South Boston will be transformed thanks to Party by Design into a "warehouse-style shopping venue modeled after the much sought-after secret sales that take place on the streets of New York."  This event is going to be fabulous and for those who have not been to The Loft, it is truly a site.  There will be dancing, drinks, and sample prices not found anywhere else. 

If you are a vendor and would like more information to participate please email me.

March 8, 2010

Oscar Glory

The trends last night were not outrageous. In fact, there was no shock value. Many actresses played it safe, predictable, and boring. There were, however, a few exceptions. Metallics, neutrals, and full skirt gowns dominated the Red Carpet. The color blue was also a statement.  There were also a few standouts and style icons who always shine. 
Best Dressed 
-Sarah Jessica Parker was definitely not conventional in her pale yellow Chanel Haute Couture gown. Let's face it, she can wear anything. The detailed silver embroidery around the collar and the jewelry pulled the look together to make it glamorous and modern. The Fred Leighton stacked bracelets were a cool, rocker touch to the awards.
-Demi Moore was stunning in her pink Atelier Versace tiered gown. It is easy to look so good when Rachel Zoe is your stylist. She added baubless and baubless of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry which look so fresh using pearls as tassels and multi-rings.
-Diane Kruger is always outdoing herself and this award show was no exception. She chose Chanel Haute Couture and looked radiant in it. The detail of the dress was exquisite, tiered, and decadentt with the light pink against the black, floral detail. The best accessory was her Chanel Fine Jewelry black and white diamond -Camelia Nervure' hair brooch she choose to wear in the back of her simple bun.

-Carrie Mulligan is a new comer and her choice was daring but completely worked. Set in her Prada gown were Swarovski crystal embellishment were tiny forks, knives, watch gears and scissors. The cut of this dress was perfect starting with a sweetheart neckline to tight bodice opening to a full but short skirt. She paired her pixie cut with gorgeous Fred Leighton 19th Century cascading diamond pendant earrings. They took center stage against her short hair and simple makeup.
-Sandra Bullock went timeless and classic in a shimmering Marchesa gown with this unique floral embroidery at the top. The jewels were from her own Neil Lane collection. The now Oscar Winner for The Blind Side looked simple elegant and went for something bold with her makeup. The best accessory Bullock had was her beautiful fuchsia lipstick. The color was perfect for her skin and paired so well to her natural, yet sleek hair.
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March 7, 2010

StyleBoston Shoot

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of filming my first on air segment for StyleBoston.  It was filmed at H&M in Downtown Crossing for the Recessionista Challenge which required a contestant to pick the best, frugal outfit using Polyvore.  The winner was Jaime Ganson, a fashion blogger from Brookline.  I had the honor of choosing some chic yet affordable looks for her to air on the segment.  Choosing the clothes was easy as it is my job.  I love shopping at H&M because it is so affordable and have so many off the runway styles you can try.  If you don't want to spend a fortune on a single trend, then H&M is where to go.  There was so much to choose from as we are diving into spring.  I finally narrowed it down to three outfits and when I met Jaime, I was able to pick the final two with her approval.

I was terrified to film at first but then realized we all seemed a bit nervous.  Host, Miss Mass Lacey Wilson, showed up at 6ft tall to my 5ft frame and we were ready to go.  Lacey assured me the segment was conversational and hearing that I relaxed.  I could talk to a tree!  The filming went smoothly and hopefully when it airs, I won't hide in embarrassment.  Everyone was so wonderful and easy to work with. Thanks StyleBoston for the opportunity.


To Dye or Not to Dye?

Silver and rainbow highlights and dye jobs have been seen around a lot lately.  First sporting the trend was Kate Moss at her Longchamp event and now Forever21's new ad campaign is showing the look.  Even 14 yr old blogger, Tavi, was showing off her grey streaks at Fashion Week.  I am not much of a fan. You? 

March 6, 2010

Wellie Craze

It's funny how Hunter Wellington boots a.k.a "Wellies" started out in the farm diversification program to tackle the Scottish Highlands. As we know here in Boston, the rain and sleet can sometimes feel like trekking through a farm pasture. Coming from the UK since 1856, Wellies have become a staple in Boston as we head into late winter and the rain is worse than ever. Hollywood even loves the trend for the boot's sleek look and comfort. Kate Moss and Rachel Bilson are fans.

The boots range from every color in the rainbow and come in both short and tall lengths. Green and black are the classic staples. With no-slip tread soles and waterproof uppers, they are sure to keep you snug and dry.

Find your pair ($115.00) at Nordstrom at 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803.

New York Fashion Week '10 Trends

Smoky eyes and nude lips took over the runways this past week in New York City but a main force was that of dewy cheeks.  Nars was a evident on many runways such as Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs.  The main ingredient in each makeup bag was Nars The Multiple created by Fran├žois Nars back in 1996 for an all over easy glow achieved with one product.  To this day, this product makes universal beauty award lists every year.  The best selling color "Orgasm" works on all skin tones and brings out that flush of lively color. 
This year Nars was looking to create this easy, cool style. It is an out of bed, yet confident beauty that Nars portrays in his models.  Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal said, "The look is fresh, beautiful, luminous and quite confident." Famous stylist and trendsetter, Rachel Zoe, is also a fan carrying around The Multiple in her bag during fashion week.  Her favorite color "Malibu" is an instant pick me up.  For a straight off the runway look, pair The Multiple with Nars lipstick in "Belle du Jour".
Find your shade and always be prepared to for anything with this Nars product at Sephora.
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