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This week we found ourselves at Boston University strolling down Comm Ave on the hunt for students leaving their Uggs and sweatpants in their dorm room and rocking the latest statement pieces this season has to offer. What did we find?  Fabulous designer pieces, thrifty threads that won’t disappoint and ensembles we wouldn’t have thought to put together, proving that this University is up on their style trends.

Photos by Lindsey Davis from With an E Photography

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Voilà! Zara’s fresh take on some of Fall’s hottest trends:  vampy red and the ever-present snakeskin, in a pair of wear-them-with-everyything 4-inch power-booties!

Pair ’em with a downtown-chic, artfully-perforated leather mini skirt or your go-to black stovepipe jeans. Budget-friendly at $129, I’d run to your nearest Zara store location…

GET ‘EM HERE.


If you haven’t already pre-planned your outfit, I suggest you run over to Newbury Street or the Pru ASAP. Fashion’s Night Out may be three weeks away, but keep in mind you’re going to be amongst Boston’s most fashionable civilians. Your every-day driving moccasins and khaki pants simply won’t do.

Circle September 8, 2011 on your calendars as a celebratory evening filled with an overload of fashion, fun, and cocktails. Fashion’s Night Out is the perfect occasion to prove to GQ (and ourselves) that we are not the worst dressed city in the U.S. So please, dress and shop accordingly.

As the purpose of this nightlong party is to restore consumer confidence during these hard economic times, make sure to pack your debit card in your clutch. This year Boston is officially celebrating Fashion’s Night Out. The event started in NYC in 2009 by Vogue Magazine, the CFDA, NYC & CO and the City of New York. Participating Boston retailers including Newbury Street, South End, North End, SOWA, JP, Roslindale, and more.

For one night and one night only, shopping will be extended from 6 through 11pm throughout the city. In addition, for the first time in 15 years Newbury Street will be shut down. Feel free to jaywalk from shop to shop.

Rumor has it Aveda of Copley Place will be offering complimentary mini-facials. Festivities at Zara will include a celebrity DJ and a decadent Champagne bar. There’ll be a custom flip book photo booth at Diane Von Furstenberg and shoppers will be given a sneak sample of the brand’s new fragrance, DIANE.

To see more details on these events and other FNO happenings throughout the city, check out the Fashion’s Night Out Boston website.

On the site launched this week, you can begin scheduling  your night of shopping and purchase a Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt.  Trust me, with abstract cityscape print and signature Fashion’s Night Out logo, it’s much cooler than your worn-in university tee or American Apparel v-neck. Plus, with forty percent of proceeds raised from sales going to the NYC AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust, it’s a purchase you won’t feel guilty about.

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When Conor Doherty calls to tell me he wants to shoot, invariably I’m in. Add to that one of my favorite Boston models, Matt Atwater, and you have love affair on film. [Don’t worry, Conor, it’s purely platonic… you’re a good-looking guy and all but I’ve seen you wear chinos. You’re safe for life after that one.]

I was also alerted to an incredibly cool apparel, accessories, and shoe company out of Korea, VirginBlak, by our model, Matt Atwater, and have been perusing their site almost non-stop for the past three days…

An aside: If I recall correctly, our ersatz shoot took less than an hour in total. If only I could be as efficient in my writing…

Much love,
JGC