Mommy Chic Part 2: Boston Fashion Week Here I Come…
Happy Fashion Friday! Yes, TGIF!
As part of the Mommy Chic Series I started last week, I’m taking you to the Boston Fashion Week, where my fashionable mommy self, along with my girl D, went to check out some of Israeli-American luxury fashion designer Elie Tahari’s looks for this fall. The “Fashionably Late” presentation was held at the Liberty Hotel on Charles Street in Boston, and was….free! So you know I was there….
As an ex-Beantown resident (Beacon Hill was my home for many years while I attended Suffolk University for undergrad and grad school), I am so excited that our side of the New England hood gets a Fashion Week too…And biggest highlight of this Week: this is the first year that there is an actual tent at Boston Fashion Week, just like for the New York Fashion Week…Ok, you may be asking, seriously, what’s the big deal about a tent anyways? I almost did too, but really, there is something about a $65,000-worth, 3,000 square-foot state-of-the-art tent with glistening lights and a majestic runway! Not to mention the capacity to welcome a plethora of designers, models and guests…It just screams “Fashion Extravaganza”! Hello! Especially since prior to this year, the shows were held at various venues all across the city. Now if you’re rocking your 7-inch heels, vintage Chanel bag, and surgically-attached to-your-ear Blackberry (gotta check on the kids), trying to hustle your way around free parking and appetizers, you ain’t about to be running around like your pants just caught on fire! Let’s be real… So yes, tent it is!
Anyhoo, last night, D and I put our respective kids to bed, kissed the hubbies, packed our heels and rode from Pawtucket, RI to the Liberty hotel on Charles street in Boston. The place was jamming, filled with fashionistas rocking my salary worth in purses and shoes, fashionistos, business peeps, young and old! After $28 worth of half-filled glasses of watery Baileys (what?), and after moving from prepaid sitting areas to free walls to stand against (times are rough), we got some highlights of Tahari’s fall collection. Check out the pics below!
All in all, these definitely are women and mommy-approved! I so agree with Fabsugar.com’s commentary on the Tahari Fall 2012 runway line, it is all “about real women”! The dresses were very feminine, yet comfortable-looking, with styles ranging from the peplum cut to a more flowy, smarter sheath style with interestingly elaborate cutouts. I loved the elegance of the ankle-length slim pants, paired with structured jackets and blazers in striking colors like cobalt blue and purple. And the fabrics, from fur to leather and silk, I thought were just casually yet expertly mixed together for an unusual, yet refreshing contemporary look. The accessories too, got me gasping for air, especially for the most striking fur clutch, declined in blue and purple! And the shoes, loved loved the ankle booties with cutouts on the side, you know they were just calling my name!
So yeah, the clothes were beautiful, definitely for everyday working women in search of that chic je-ne-sais-quoi! Totally rockable, with or without Spanx, yes, you have the right to breathe freely! Bravo,Mr. Tahari, and if you ever read me, I could definitely use that fur clutch! Just sayin’…
So now it’s back to the kids and food-shopping…gotta go, enjoy your week-end!
Check out the schedule of upcoming events for Boston Fashion Week at www.bostonfashionweek.com.
Do you like the Fall 2012 Elie Tahari collection? Share your insights!