Over the weekend, my BBF (Best Blogger Friend) the Bostonista and I had the chance to attend A Sip in the Park, which was a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This shindig for a great cause was held at Fenway Park. 150 guests enjoyed wine and beer tastings, great food, and a silent auction benefiting AFSP in the EMC Club high above the diamond.
I think this event was particularly significant because suicide claims the lives of thousands of Americans each year (an estimated 36,000, to be exact) and has a profound effect on those who knew them, but is something that people really don't want to - or know how to - talk about. It was great to have an event that recognizes the devastating effects but that is really about turning it all around by uniting and having a wonderful evening to provide support to fund it's prevention. You can learn more about ASFP here.
There's something so magical about a breezy spring evening in an empty ballpark, under the glow of the Citgo sign:
Top: Paula Hian
Skirt: Blaque Label via Karmaloop.com
Scarf: (pictured below) c/o Rag and Bone
My purse, left. Vintage from France, The Bostonista's purse, right: Rebecca Minkoff.
I wore this origami dress on a warm night a few weeks ago at the DressCode Boston Menswear Fashion Show, and today I threw a digitally-printed cropped blouse on top to give it a much more mod, casual look.
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Vintage from Bobby's From Boston
Here I am at the DressCode Boston Menswear Fashion Show:
With the lovely and impeccably dressed Marissa Hart and Stylist/Designer Jeff Lahans, one of Stuff Magazine's Sexiest People of 2012 (NBD).
Both are absolute, fitted, flowered perfection, completely ladylike, and impossibly polished. I love the idea of having a closet full of amazing, lovingly-made pieces from local (extremely talented) designers who you could run into on a stroll on Newbury, along with some High Street items as well. Each has it's merit!
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of styling some familiar faces here in Boston for the cover story of Stuff Magazine's Spring Style Issue. In all the excitement, I had the chance to sneak a few behind-the-scenes cell-phone photos of some of the ladies getting into character for their Fantasy Makeovers.
Jenny Johnson of NECN channeling Marilyn Monroe:
Dress by Chances R.
Image, Michael Diskin for Stuff Magazine
Katie Boyd of Wicked Fit channeling a Dominatrix Bride: