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A Moment with Local Fashion Designer Rimma Zaika

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During Boston Fashion Week I had the pleasure of meeting fashion designer, Rimma Zaika. She was featured in Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s 100 Most Interesting Women. Her designs are known for their distinctive textiles; which implement crochet and knitted pieces. Her designs demonstrate how fashion can imitate art, by incorporating the generous use of vivid color and intricate details.   Zaika’s designs are in a league of their own. Would  you expect anything less from one of Boston’s most interesting women? While viewing her collection…

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Meet Leaf Shea, Owner of Leaf Boutique

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For over 20+ years, Leaf Shea has run her boutique and namesake, Leaf, a premier women’s apparel boutique in Brookline. Leaf offers a vast assortment of curated new and vintage jewelry and modern bohemian-chic garb for the free-spirited woman. Over the years I had walked by the boutique numerous times without ever entering; however I was always intrigued by the attractive window displays and trinkets I could spy from the window. Last spring I attended a blogger event at Leaf.…

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Boston Fashion Week 2016 Rewind

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Local designers showed up to showcase their creations at the local fashion industry event. Similarly to other fashion capitals,  this was a week filled with fashion shows, lectures and exhibits. I was lucky enough to attend several events. This afforded me the opportunity to become familiar with a bevy of local designers; in addition to a chance to gab with industry people and fashion lovers alike. Here is a recap of a few of the shows I attended and the designs I…

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Interview with Fashion Designer Anne Fontaine

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Last week, I attended Anne Fontaine’s Boston Fashion Week show at the Four Seasons. I also had the pleasure of meeting with her. That is when I came to the realization that Anne Fontaine is the true depiction of a girl boss. She has been able to evolve both of her passions (nature and fashion) into her career and her brand. The designer, businesswoman, philanthropist, wife and mother has her finger on the pulse of empowering women through fashion and demonstrating…

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Shake the Tree

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If you’re ever visiting the North End, make Shake the Tree  your first stop. It’s cozily nestled amongst restaurants and bakeries on the bustling Salem Street. Owner Marian Klausner,  the lead shaker at the boutique, embarked on this endeavor in 1994. The boutique was then named Shake the Tree Gallery and located in Brookline. The former attorney turned boutique owner recollected how one day in Brookline she spotted a retail space available for rent and rented it that very day. With that gutsy…

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Interview with Fashion Designer Angelica Timas

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  Boston-based fashion designer, Angelica Timas, CEO of Angelica Timas – a collection compromised of asymmetry, minimalism and color.  Her hand-crafted pieces are versatile and accessible, which makes it a brand you ought to know. Chic Beat: What was the catalyst in you pursuing your aspirations of becoming a fashion designer? AT: I’ve always had a passion for fashion, I initially started college majoring in Fashion Design but life circumstances offered me a detour to a major that I could obtain a job…

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