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Portsmouth Ladies: Join Us for Our Fashion Show This Thursday!

Sneak Peek #1 of Our BFW Show!

The countdown to our Boston Fashion Week show on Friday has started! We’ll be bringing you sneak peeks of our runway looks all week, so scope out things early, they’ll all be for sale on Friday at our 176 Newbury Street location at our shopping after-party, sponsored by 90+ Cellars!

Our runway pick for you today is this pair of gorgeous black, satin Prada slingbacks (below). The outfit that these shoes are part of is equally fantastic, so be sure to check out our show or the after-party on Friday!

176 FashioniSTA Hits the Runway!

One of Schwartz's designs

On Saturday the 7th of May, the Newbury Street; School of Fashion Design with be showcasing it’s annual student fashion show! The show will be at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Arlington Street, beginning at two o’clock with cocktails followed by the graduation ceremony and fashion show at three o’clock. This year, one of our own, Schwartz of 176 Newbury Street will be among the graduating as well as featured in the show!

The School of Fashion Design (SFD) has been a part of the Boston area since 1934! SFD, being a Trade School, prides it’s self in small classes sizes with a intensive concentration on traditional and couture techniques in Construction and Pattern Drafting! The three year program involves courses in Construction, Drafting, Textiles, Dying, Costume History, Couture Detail, Sketching and Computer Aided Design. In addition they have a variety of electives specializing in Formal/Evening Wear, Maternity, Plus Sizing, Millinery, Handbag Construction, Costume Design and Lingerie, just to name a few! The school can be reached at or in person at 136 Newbury Street!

STA employee and SFD Costume Artist, Schwartz, has been attending the school since 2008, with a concentration on Historic Design. With a variety of educational background ranging from Fine Arts, Psychology and even Automotive Technologies, she had dedicated her self in the Fashion as a Fine Art division. In reference to her work; “Creating is not a matter of marketing or producing a piece of merchandise, but a matter of artist whimsy. To develop a costume is to engulf one’s self into the every nostalgic moment, to capture that zeitgeist in time as if it were a photograph, the poetic melancholy of being able the live in that time period with the simple viewing of pieced together fabric.” In regards to the fashion show in May, she will have works referencing, the Story of the Pied Piper and the very well know French Incroyables!

Tickets to the show may be purchased from the School of Fashion Design in person, located at 136 Newbury Street, a block away from STA 176 Newbury!

Closet Couture Scrapbook

Our Boston Fashion Week “Closet Couture” show was a hit last Monday! With our guest list overflowing, we managed to fit almost all of our fashionista followers into our space at the W Hotel in downtown Boston. Styled by The Stylist Closet’s Terri Mahn and Second Time Around’s Director of Styling, Marisa Meloski, the show featured 48 looks mixing high-end designer wear with lower-end pieces, ranging from party dresses to fall jackets to bohemian denim. Missed the event? Don’t worry, we’ve got all of your backstage peeks and showtime scoop, along with the top trends of the evening.

Before the show, a team of make-up artists and hair stylists from Salon Acote (on Newbury Street) were on hand to prep the models backstage.

Make-up artist from Salon Acote works on a model

Two hairstylists from Salon Acote try two different looks

Between stylings, the models bonded backstage. Photographers were on-hand to capture each behind-the-scenes element of the show.

Before the show began, Terri gave the girls a pep talk backstage as she and Marisa dressed the models in a variety of bohemian layers, structured jackets and dresses, bold jewelry, and perfect-for-fall boots. Check out these photos from right before the show, the girls were eager to show off their perfectly styled ensembles and a variety of hairstyles, from loose curls to romantic up-dos to full volume!

Layered looks left to right: Downtown Prints, Preppy, Silky Chic, Fall Tweed

Rich textures and metallic fabrics were a key theme of the night

The show itself was a huge hit, with looks ranging from structured to layered bohemian. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show, including a group shot of the models during the finale. Which look is your favorite?

A preppy styled look with a classic black pea coat, fitted black pants, and simple gold jewelry to accent the bright, silk top

A great example of fall colors, pairing hunter green with a brown tweed jacket, with all of the textured materials, the accessories had to stay simple

A classic, chic option using black and white

Pairing a loose, bohemian-printed top with a knit vest is a great way to add structure

Here’s a similar look, but instead they substituted the vest for an open cardigan and pairing the look with very fitted pants and ankle booties. Don’t be afraid to wear a top with longer sleeves than your cardigan, it’ll give your outfit another element if your sleeves peek out from your monochromatic sweater.

After each model posed in 3-4 different outfits, it was hard to capture them all by the end! But watching them all during the finale gave us a great look at how all of the outfits could easily fit into anyone’s wardrobe, despite them all having completely different styling techniques.

After the show, we opened our pop-up store, take a look at some of the items that were available to our shoppers, courtesy of our 176 Newbury Street store!

On our shoe table, we had displays including YSL, Prada and Bottega Veneta

Just a glimpse of the racks backstage that were moved into our pop-up store after the show!

The STA employees also had a great time after the show, check out the final candids below!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the show! Keep checking back to find out more information for another one of our big events, coming in early November!

~Ashley, fashioniSTA, Second Time Around

Mark your Calendar: May Fashion and Shopping Events in Boston!

May is just around the corner and it is time to break out of the apartment in your most fabulous floral dress and attack every wonderful event coming up this month in Boston!

From tag sales, fashion shows, flea markets, to student art sales…there is something for everyone!

May 1st

The Ladies Luxury Escape

Millenium Bostonian Hotel

Seasons Ballroom


All Ages

General Admission $10

VIP Tickets $30

Bringing together fashion’s finest exhibitors in the northeaster region. It is a convention combining clothing, jewelry and skincare into one elegant experience for every taste and every budget.

Find out more!

May 3rd

MassArt Annual Spring Sale

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


All Ages


Come to the Spring Sale and purchase one of a kind artwork from the local art students. You will from everything from glasswork, ceramics, painting, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fabrics and more. And its all for a good cause! All profits go to the artists and to support student scholarships.

May 6th

Harvard 2010 Spring Show and Sale

Office for the Arts at Harvard College


All Ages


The annual Spring Show with more than sixty potters and sculptors selling their handmade work.

Find out more!

May 7th

SMFA Spring Sidewalk Sale

School of the Museum of Fine Arts


All Ages


Stroll down the sidewalk and check out the original works of upcoming and established artists. There will be an array of things for sale including photography, drawings, jewelry, t-shirts, prints and more. Prices start at $5. Proceeds will benefit a local organization chosen by the SMFA students.  This year the organization is Gateway Arts in Brookline!

Find out more!

May 8th

Fashion Show at Mount Ida College

The Boston Center for the Arts-Cyclorama


All Ages

Tickets $20

Come see the fashion design and merchandising being showcased by young talent and meet people scouting in the fashion industry.

Find out more!

May 12th

StyleFixx Girls’ Night Out

Boston Center for the Arts


21 and Up

Tickets $10-$30

A night spent with Boston’s top women in fashion. The event will feature 55 upcoming designers, complementary makeovers, hair treatments, cocktails, swag bags and much more!

Find out more!

May 13th

Fashionably Late Fashion Show

The Liberty Hotel



A fashion show and tag sale showcasing Cibeline Sariano’s Spring Collection 2010. The tag sale will have great deals on Sariano’s past lines as well as sample sizes for upcoming lines.

Find out more!

May 15th and 16th



All Ages


SoWa District of the South End

You know summer is around the corner when this chic flea market returns to the South End of Boston! It has everything from food and drinks to music series and of course CLOTHING! There is a market for specifically vintage items! This includes art, furnishing, jewelry, clothing and lots more! And if you can’t make it this weekend, no worries for it will be around all summer!

For more info!