Sunday, March 11, 2012

Boston, You're my Home


I grew up in a home where The Boston Globe was on the breakfast table every morning, and I always imagined that if I were to see my name in print there, it would be as a byline. (I knew what I wanted to do from an early age.) But here I am, photo and all, in today's Globe Style magazine.

Writer Marni Katz emailed me one day for a piece she was working on about local style bloggers, and next thing I knew I was posing at a photo shoot with some pretty incredible ladies: Martini of  Beyond Boston Chic, Liana of New Brahmin, Erin of Elements of Style, Zoe of Fashion is Freedom, Emily of So Anthro, and Courtney of Those Graces.

Well, it may not have been quite so easy. I'm clearly not a personal style blogger, and there's a reason for that: I'm entirely uncomfortable in front of the camera. I was in a full-blown panic over what to wear to the shoot when Neiman Marcus came to my rescue and agreed to let me borrow something from the store. After many dressing room failures, the PR director picked out a perfect Rebecca Taylor dress, paired it with a skinny belt, and that was that. So, thank you to Annette and Neiman Marcus for coming to my rescue!

Since there are (hopefully) a few new readers here today who have come over from the Globe, let's keep today's post focused on local design. It's only March, but last week's crazy temperatures (71 in Brookline? What?) have given me spring fashion fever. After the jump, the spring/summer collections of a couple of my favorite Boston designers...

I stepped into Daniela Corte's Newbury St. boutique on Friday, and I feel lucky to have escaped with only a pair of shorts. The entire collection is just that impressive. The tiny Argentinian talent may be known for her bombshell swimwear, but she has truly proven herself in sportswear with spring's drapey silks, lush botanicals and nautical inspiration.

[photos via Daniela Corte]

I viewed Emily Muller's latest on the runway at Boston Fashion Week in September, and the breezy ensembles looked just as covetable when I saw them on the rack. Leather detailing adds complexity to throw-on-and-go dresses and reappears on two of my favorite pieces: a sleek, white spring coat and a voluminous silk teal jumpsuit that I would snap up in a heartbeat were I tall enough to pull it off.

[photos via Emily Muller]

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43 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous, as always - you should be in front of the camera more often! ;)  What an exciting opportunity! I'll have to pick up a copy.

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  2. You lucky lucky gals! You all look stunning, and that dress totally is your color. Neiman Marcus knows what's up :) Congrats on your feature darling!

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  3. Oh, how cool! Congratulations, lady! I wish I could get a copy. I'll have to see if it's hiding around here in CT (no idea what my chances are!). But anyway, the dress is lovely, and you look fantastic - there's no reason to feel uncomfortable at all, you're such a pretty and stylish gal. (:

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  4. Shanna-Marie BeattieMarch 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Congratulations!! The Boston Globe was like our bible, especially on Sundays! How exciting for you :) That dress looks great on you.

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  5. Georgina CastellucciMarch 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    I saw this article this morning and was SO excited for my Boston Bloggers! You ladies are an inspiration and incredibly talented. I look forward to meeting you all at the upcoming events!

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  6. STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!! I'm so happy! You look super duper cute. Love the dress you got at Neiman Marcus and all the girls look great too. I wonder if this is changing your mind at all about getting in front of the camera :). Hand on heart I'm super uncomfortable taking pictures too, 

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  7. OH also I love the local designers your highlighted above, I might have to take a visit the next time Im there. 

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  8. Aww... thanks Holls. Miss you!

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  9. Thanks, Alex! You're so sweet.

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  10. Thanks, love! I wish I could have linked to the article, but it's for subscribers only.

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  11. Thanks Georgina! Are you a blogger too? You'll have to leave me your link.

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  12. so exciting-- congrats! love the dress you are wearing :)

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  13. Friggin' AWESOME girl!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Super exciting!!

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  14. I was wondering when I'd get to see these pics! I hope that we'll get to see some outfit posts from you from now on because you have great style and you look awesome in this photo! 

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  15. congrats- what a cool feature!

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  16. Congrats dear for this amazing opportunity. http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  17. Congrats Marissa, you looked amazing; Annette is awesome! And what an incredible feature; so cool!

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  18. Haha - not changing my mind, but thank you! xoxo

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  19. No way in hell on the outfit posts, but I still love you. :)

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  20. Thanks so much, Smita! And yes, Annette is incredible. :)

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  21. You looked great girl! I was so excited to finally see the article :)

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  22. Wasn't it so exciting to see?? You look beautiful, I love how it came out! And those Daniela Corte pieces are darling, what a cute swimsuit!!

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  23. I really was. And it was so wonderful to meet you at the photo shoot! It turned out to be a beautiful picture. :)

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  24. you guys look amazing and a big congrats on the feature. I had no idea Marni was the one doing the story..very cool!  And great dress choice by Annette too! 

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  25. Miss you too! Wish we could get together. Come to Japan!!

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  26. Yeah! This is so cool! Awesome accomplishment. Congratulations to you.

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  27. Very exciting - congrats! And yay to local designers!

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  28. Marissa - you definitely have an eye for style - your fabulous blog proves that, so do not sell yourself short!  We were happy to help and the pressure of a photo shoot would leave any fabulous fashionista in a panic.  Look forward to seeing you again soon!
    All my best,
    Annette

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