Everyone always asks why I don’t move to New York. NYC is the fashion capitol of the world, why the heck am I in Boston? Well, I’ll tell you. Boston is a unique place with lots to love. Not that I don’t see a move in my future, but I see real potential for myself here in Boston. Dubbed the worst dressed city in the US, Boston gets a bad wrap for its alleged lack of style. As a native Bostonian, I feel a duty to disprove our horrible reputation. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually a lot of very stylish people here in this little city. Unfortunately, there are also a lot on the other end of the spectrum. Those damn cargo short and sports jersey wearing goons are really bringing us down!
With stores like Riccardi and Alan Balzerian in our midst we have a front row seat to edgy contemporary fashions from all around the world. Even with stores like these available, we do not take full advantage. Bostonians are conservative in their fashion choices, but that’s not to say that they aren’t stylish. Bostonians express their style differently than fashionistas in most major cities. My favorite stylish Bostonians play with their traditional roots and even poke fun at them. The Ladies might pair leather pants and sneakers with a Chanel Jacket while the gentlemen will wear neon soled spectator shoes with fitted jeans, and a deconstructed tweed sport coat, the look of course topped off with a bowtie. This is a look that says, ‘I’m blowing off lunch at the Somerset Club today to check out this cool new art exhibit with my friends.”
My best advice: You cant be afraid of anything in this life, especially not of wearing cool clothes.
This is My Boston
Like any good Beacon Hellion girl, you are going to have to learn how to traverse those uneven sidewalks and cobblestones in all kinds of shoes….yes, even sky high heels and platforms.
I find that Boston has a little bit of “the best of everything” the world has to offer. Rich in art and culture and filled with beautiful and diverse architecture Boston is a picturesque city with European flair. We have a strong sense of convention and community here. Though it looks back to colonial tradition, we have an admiration for our history and include it in our future. As a hub for education, scientific and medical development, our modest little city is filled with proactive thinkers. Living in such an intelligent population is wonderfully challenging and inspiring. With so much young blood and innovative thought, it seems anything is possible in Boston….even fashion!
Two movers and shakers of The Hill
Recent Berklee College of Music graduate Miguel DeBraganca stops to say hello before heading down to The Paramount for some breakfast.
Its a pretty darn good looking neighborhood if you ask me!
Oh ya, And the pups need to be walked too!
Try that in heels on cobbles!
Again Thank you to Pierce Harman of Pierce Harman Photography for capturing the magic moments!