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Roar; the Baby-G watch you wore in middle school just got a 2011 upgrade. Be fashionably late and on trend while not missing the party altogether with this playful Zebra Watch by Fornash. With a water resistant band, rhinestone embellished face, and a reasonable price tag ($30), who says you can’t have it all?
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The inimitable Nastasia and her lackey of a partner, moi, leaving Gloucester late last night. We spent the day along the shoreline, snapping some rather iconic New England scenes with photographer Conor Doherty, suffering sunshine in the name of fashion. [Photograph courtesy of Conor Doherty.]
I’ll admit it: I’m starting to really like living in New England.
August 18th will mark the 3rd anniversary of my move to Massachusetts. But I’m not big on anniversaries. Hell, hardly any of my friends even know my birthday because I find such celebrations contrived. Why ‘celebrate me’ on the day I was born? I didn’t have much to do with that event, really, and all things considered, would probably have done it a bit differently. But that’s neither here nor there. Back to that anniversary…
When I first moved to Boston I was a foreigner. The city felt new, fresh, alive and utterly alien–a city to be explored and discovered, on my own terms. To say I was excited would be a gross understatement of the situation. I was ecstatic. Then came the inevitable realization that I had uprooted myself in almost every possible way, and, not long after, a near-violent loathing for Boston and for its people. What seemed like the best capricious decision I had ever made took a rather nasty turn to the contrary. How I had not considered that what was attractive to me about Boston also meant I would have to start over completely?
My greatest hurdle was not professional, it was personal: I couldn’t make a friend to save my life. Experience has taught me that my personality is a polarizing one: you either love me or you hate me. But Bostonians didn’t react that way at all. Generally speaking, they were perfectly indifferent. Cold, even. I spoke to nearly ever stranger on the street, complimented more women for their hair or their handbag than bears repeating (this works wonders in California, LET ME TELL YOU), and made more futile attempts at friendship than I can suffer to share. A lot of side eye, a lot of “I’m sorry, who are you and what is that you are wearing?” And goddamn was it discouraging.
But I’m one stubborn SOB. I wasn’t about to pack up and head back to sunny Santa Barbara, no matter how many people told me to do just that. One man’s narcissism being another man’s determination, I decided I was staying. Whether you (or I) liked it or not.
Gilt Groupe is clearly better aligned with the Gods than I, as the weather for which we’ve all been praying over the past week decided to finally make an appearance on the day their summer sale begins.
There’s little worse than staring down an incredible deal on summer pieces when all you want to do is watch a marathon of Jane Austen movies while wrapped in three comforters and eating cheesecake. Perhaps I’m only speaking for myself on that one. So it goes.
We’re told the sale includes Doucette Duval, Trovata, Current Elliot, Dolce Vita, Carolina Herrera, Matt Bernson, Calvin Klein, AG, Geren Ford, LAMB, Toy watches.
And it opens in just an hour, so SIGN ON.
If you were at Fashionably Late’s EPIC return (don’t call it a comeback) a few weeks ago then you, too, are still reeling over Elie Tahari’s Fall collection. CONTRA’s styling was divine and I just had to take a closer look-I’m positively itching for Fall. “My inspiration was a woman traveling the world in style,” Elie Tahari said, “like Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express.” I’m loving the draping – and Fall’s ubiquitous camel, here, actually resembles a modern incarnation of the Shanghai Lily’s accoutrements. WIN.
From the source: “Business-class customers will be drawn to the black wool military coat, the high-waisted trousers, and an elegant pantsuit with a belted safari jacket. For days off, Tahari turned out a few fur jackets (a trend we’ve been seeing throughout the week), silk peg-leg pants, and chunky cardigans.” Race you to Copley? xo heather
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