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Fashion Democracy Winner

A packed house at G-Star RAW Boston on Newbury Street to vote on Instagram for their favorite FW14 styles in an interactive fashion event produced by DressCode Boston.

The social engagement featured a style competition curated by the contenders: Alex Weaver, Managing Editor at BostInno, Georgina Castellucci, Content Curator at Notes on Lifestyle, Alexander Ingram, Blogger at A Boston Blazer, Ola Munia, Image Consultant at Styles by Ola, Edlira, Stylist at That Style Movement, Vane ssa Lundy Blogger at, Ferns Francois, Model at Maggie Inc. and Janee Lookerse Lifestyle Blogger at Yellow Bird Yellow Beard.

[huge_it_slider id=”10″] Two days before the event, the models gathered at PhillipoStyle in Boston South for an epic photo shoot, which wouldn’t be revealed until the show. The images were uploaded to @gstarboston Instagram, simultaneously, as each model revealed their Fall and Winter styles to the in-store crowd. The attendees and online followers cast their votes with each “Like” of the image of their favorite looks. Congratulations to Ola Munia for winning the competition.

After the final walk, the party continued and so did the Instagramming. Event guests browsed through the store racks, enjoying cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, and the music of DJ Alexander Padei. Meanwhile, the models gathered on the back stairway and roof of the building for another live photo shoot.

The event showcased G-Star RAW through a range of styles to which all Bostonians can relate. From preppy, military-inspired, biker looks to bohemian styles, DressCode Boston wanted to articulate the brand’s lifestyle and inspiration of “core denim range with a sophisticated tailored line that emphasizes proportion, craftsmanship and detailing.” Mission accomplished. 


The holidays may be months away, but Tommy Hilfiger’s new campaign already has me equal parts excited and overwhelmed about sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. For the Fall 2011 spread “Home with the Hilfigers,” the highly coordinated Hilfiger clan have packed their collection of tennis rackets and bocce balls into the trunk of their ’84 Mercedes wagon and have left the country club (the backdrop of the summer 2011 ads). They’ve now returned home to the grounds of their private New England estate for a family photo shoot that gives the Kardashian’s super-retouched, super-glamorous 2010 Christmas card a run for its money.

Reprising his role as the dreamy older brother, Noah Mills continues to make readers swoon in luxe turtlenecks and tartan trousers. Despite trading in summery margaritas and linen pants for vodka tonics and driving loafers, Mrs. Hilfiger looks as glamorous and intoxicated as she did poolside in the summer ads. Other beautiful members of the Wes Anderson-esque family include Iselin Steiro, Jacquelyn Jablonski, and Sam Way.

The preppy, American cool vibe essential to the Tommy Hilfiger brand is maintained throughout the new campaign. And by filling each frame with one too many models, photographer Craig McDean captures the chaos necessary for any good family gathering. Yes, Aunt Margaret is going to try to set you up with her neighbor’s son, and your cousin Henry is still going to pick you up and spin you around- even if you are wearing a skirt and are no longer wearing pig-tails. The ads suggest that dressing well (and keeping a cocktail in hand) can make the holiday season a bit more bearable and glamorous- or in the true WASP way, at least keep up appearances.