June 21, 2011

My Cariads Bracelet Giveaway!

Pearlized fired glass beads (6mm) in brown leather casing (2mm). Can also be worn as a headband or necklace!
My Cariads is an amazing bracelet company from California that I fell in love with on Etsy. Luckily, owner, Beth Davies, has partnered with Blonde in Boston to host a giveaway. My Cariads is Welsh for “my angels” and is handmade, using the best quality beads with no two the same. To add to the unique nature of these pieces, each comes with its’ own hand knitted gift bag. The selection is a huge variety of these beads in several colors and many in the trendy wrist wrap form!

Enter to win by:
Following @BostonStylista on twitter and leaving a comment on the blog!
Get 15% off anything in the My Cariads shop by using the coupon code: CARIAD.

June 19, 2011

Lip gloss mania: Boston's best glosses

1. Starry Kiss Me 2. Chanel Coco Shine 3. Gloss d' Armani 4. J. Ilacqua Boston Mints 5. Smashbox 
If you didn't know I'm a little obsessed with lip gloss. I have tried them all, trust me. There are a few favorites I have decided to share.

The new Chanel Coco Rouge Shine in Boy. This is a big favorite because it is a pigmented yet has that shine factor. I layer it with another fave, the Smashbox gloss in Pout. This is the ultimate in glosses because there is no sticky mess and the color is true to form. Flock has been selling J.Ilacqua Boston Mints since it opened on Shawmut Ave and I have been a fan since day one. Not only are they mint flavor, but they are named for famous Boston places like Newbury Street. How cute is that? Savas Studios introduced me to their lip gloss, Starry Kiss Me, which is not only glossy but plumping. I always carry this in my bag and leaves me satisfied every time I pucker my lips.

The newest in revolutionary glosses is Armani's Gloss d'Armani.This uses Color Fil Shine Technology that allows for high-definition colors that last and hold shine. The mirror oils increase the shine while silicon oil leaves your lips silky smooth. It remains true without fading for up to eight hours and I can testify it does!

June 14, 2011

Country's Newest Star

Nichole McAllister grew up in Maine listening to country music every morning with her parents. In fourth grade she made the decision that she too would be a country star. Nichole lists Leann Rimes’ famous single, “Blue”, as her biggest inspiration. At nine, Nichole learned to play the piano and flute in less than a month. Her dedication is unparalleled. She started writing songs at fourteen and at the University of Southern Maine she started performing live.
One of her biggest and most personal songs is “Rush” where her guitar skills are truly shining. Among her many inspirations are Carrie Underwood, Brad Praisley, Tim McGraw, The Eagles and Martina McBride. Nichole makes music for anyone to relate to and give them those feelings to thrive on or as Nicole would say, “A rush.”
Listen to her new track  Rush  here**

Styled by Sarah McManus

June 13, 2011

Vintage Fuss Jewelry

Vintage Japanese flower cabochon circa 1950's on a gold vintage chain with faux pearls and green glass beads

 Every true fashionsita loves vintage. I know I do. Vintage jewelry is a staple is my collection of pieces so when I discovered the line Vintage Fuss, I was more than thrilled. Amy Rose is a collector of de-stash items from women whom she does custom work for and purchases the extra costume jewelry they did not wish to use or keep. She also finds pieces at vintage shops, flea markets and estate sales. She then merges pieces together to create rare, one of a kind jewelry. " I spend time on each piece making sure it is a good marriage of pieces making it one of a kind and fun to wear!  I love the treasure hunt involved in finding pieces and of course spend a lot of time deciding what to do with it!" says Amy.

Vintage German lucite filigreees on a silver plated hooks
My favorite piece: Vintage acrylic cameo on a gold plated setting
This line is so unique in that Amy takes jewelry from countless collections to make something that can be worn time and time again. It is ageless and nostalgic. The name also comes from the "fuss" she puts into the collection to make it so distinctive. Each piece is something to marvel over.

Beautiful vintage, rare rings
Collection of Bangles
Enamel flower cluster brooch made of 22 vintage flowers on a cuff style bracelet.

1950's Rose cabochon plastic on a 1970's brass cuff bracelet.

June 11, 2011

Hippie Child: Flock's Headbands

Ever feel like being a hippie child or at least replicating their bohemian style? Now you can with Flock owner, Danielle Kupsc’s, handmade silk floral headbands ($15). Different variations of silk flowers and colors around twine are the perfect accessory for summer and a free spirit. Go grab one before they are gone!!

274 Shawmut Ave

June 10, 2011

STYLE FILE: Gilt Groupe at the Liberty Hotel

Quail dress, Gap shoes, vintage accessories, Michael Kors watch
Last night, Gilt Groupe and Gilt City Boston hosted Fashionably Late at the Liberty Hotel. Prior to the show, Gilt members were treated in the Presidential Suite to Sweet Cupcakes and cocktails. I was one of them! It was delightful and the clothing in the show after was even better. Here are some pictures.
Boldfacer's Lisa Pierpont

Sweet cupcakes
The models during the show
Photos by Randy Gross.

June 6, 2011

Boston Event Guide Shop and Talk Giveaway

Shop & Talk is the event made for women to indulge in everything from fashion and wellness to beauty and food. Spend the day at decadent Rumour over cocktails and music, while sampling from Boston’s finest boutiques, fitness centers, spas, salons, food and more. This will be a stress-free day of shopping and pampering at one of Boston’s best nightspots.

There will be featured cocktails, gift bags for you to stash all your goodies in, door prizes, and more. Local spas and salons will be providing complimentary services and you will be face to face with the best retailers in the city. Grab your girlfriends and get ready to do lots of shopping and talking!

LUX (Luxury) Bags are filled
with items from sponsors and vendors - $100+ value

Sample items: more coming soon!

  • 2 day pass to equinox - $60 value
  • Party for 20 at Splash - $200 value
  • Stella and Dot Look Books
  • Exhale Magazine
  • Hint Water
  • Zico Water
  • pop chips
  • Luna Bars

  • Gift Certificates from:
    Stash Tea

    *Gift bag proceeds partially go to the Ellie Fund!
    To enter to WIN TWO tickets for yourself and a friend for the matinee session (11 to 2:30 p.m):
    1.       FOLLOW @BostonStylista and tweet: "Check out @bostoneventg's Shop & Talk event for a fun, interactive ladies' day out! http://bit.ly/kGHHOb". 
    2.       Leave a comment here on why you would like to attend!

    Entries must be received by June 15th 12:00 am EST.

    *Also right now get 50% off lux gift bag + general admission - the code is SHOP2011 and they'd just enter that at check-out.

June 5, 2011

First Date Boutique Reopens!

Run by sisters, Brianne and Keri BarrettFirst Date Boutique has reopened. It is twice the size of their former space and features a whole new look with light pink walls,  black hardwood floor and dressing rooms framed by black industrial pipes and round drop pendants. The selection includes a mix of formal and semi-formal  dresses, tops, jeans, skirts, rompers, jewelry, clutches, travel accessories, undergarments and
must-have gift items.

Brands include:
JoJo Loves You * Max and Cleo * Privé for A.B.S. * Emma Graham Designs *
Alexia Admor * Dogeared Bridal * Toss Designs * Leila Lou * Hanky Panky
One Main Street
Andover, MA

Tues, Thurs, Fri:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

June 3, 2011

Sparkle IV: Benefit for Rosie's Place Recap

All the Ladies!
This past weekend  I had a fantastic opportunity to join some fellow fashionistas for the Sparkle IV fundraiser to benefit Rosie's Place hosted by Image Unlimited Communications. My morning started off at Avanti Salon where Lauren Kuhns did a fantastic job on my hair to prepare for the event. I headed to the Beacon Hill Bistro to find my outfits from Savas Studios Next was meet all the fabulous Boston talent walking the show with me. Among them were Lisa Pierpont, founder and editor of Boldfacers.com, Erica Corsano, of Gilt City BostonJenny Johnson, co-star and executive producer of NECN’s “TV Diner,” Megan Johnson, writer for The Boston Herald’s “Inside Track”, Erin Souza, writer for BizBash Media and STUFF magazine, Cheryl Fenton, freelance writer for STUFF and Boston Common magazines and founder of EasyPeasyBlog.com, Liz Meagher, segment producer of Fox25 Morning News,  and Kelly Malone, host of "What's in Store" on WBZ-TV and TV 38.                                                                                                                                  
Lovely host Christina Pierce
A glass of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne, one of the sponsors, and I was ready for my first catwalk down the aisle. I have to say I enjoyed it! I modeled two outfits from Savas including a leopard number and Boston Jean Company’s new jeans featuring a cute "B" on the butt for Boston; a perfect fit. Some of the other boutiques involved were Ku De Ta, Crush, Moxsie, Sara Campbell, DressM.Flynn and Holiday. The event went off without a hitch and I survived my first modeling experience. Thanks to everyone involved for such a wonderful cause and for being able to meet such wonderful talents. I am not at Gisele status yet, but at least I didn’t pull a Carrie Bradshaw on the runway and fall tumbling down.

My second outfit
Kelly Malone
Liz Meagher
Lisa Pierpont
Megan Johnson
Cheryl Fenton
Erin Souza
Jenny Johnson
*All photos by Simply Nate Photography*

June 2, 2011

Top Five Summer Wants

I am always wanting something whether it be a new bag, dress, hat, etc. I decided to share my top five summer wants with you all. Here goes:

1.  The Quail Rapp Dress: The draping and bow on this dress is ultra feminine and I am in love. The perfect color for summer, it is a must have for my closet. 

2.  The Halston Heritage Trench: With all the rain Boston has seen this spring, this is the ultimate trench for summer. I love the simplicity and the lightweight fabric to keep me cool in a thunderstorm!

3. YSL Volume Effet Faux CILSLuxurious Masacara: I have been wanting to switch up my daily makeup and add some hint of color. This purple mascara is not only plumping but full of that color I am looking for. It is subtle but makes green and brown eyes pop.

4. American Apparrel Large Leather Pouch: This is the perfect summer bag to carry around with all your goodies. It is sleek and sexy but also large enough to fit everything. The colors are so fun! 

5. House of Harlow 1960 Pearl Open Toe Pumps: I am a huge fan of Nicole Richie's clothing and accessories line and these shoes are just what I need to complete my wardrobe. Peep toe pumps are hot right now and the sand, scale texture is just plain cool.

June 1, 2011

The Undone Updo

Inspired by Lucky Magazine's recent hair editorial, I decided to try my own version of the "Undone Updo". I added a little lift on the top and pulled my bangs back on this hot summer day. Take a peek.
Product used: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and bobbypins

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