Call it superstitious, but I prefer to talk about a year being over when it’s fully over, and it ain’t fully over until the fat ball drops. So with 2012 now officially behind us, let’s dish!
Boston recently welcomed their very own edition of Racked, with editor Susie Kostaras running the show. She asked me, along with seven other Boston insiders, to share our year-end thoughts on trends, parties, and style. Below are my answers in full:
Racked: Favorite trend of 2012?
Amanda: Oxblood, the color
R: Least favorite trend of 2012?
A: Oxblood, the buzzword
R: Are fashion trucks here to stay?
A: “Stay” is a strong word. They’ll evolve like everything else. Soon, fashion hovercrafts!
R: Which industry newcomer caught your attention this year?
A: Vira Boutique on Charles Street. They opened in April and bring a younger, bolder vibe to the
typically-preppy Beacon Hill.
R: Your favorite purchase of 2012?
A: My red and pink striped oxfords by The Office of Angela Scott.
R: Biggest shopping regret in 2012?
A: I sell most of my regrets to Buffalo Exchange, and then promptly erase them from memory.
R: Pick one adjective to best describe 2012 Boston fashion.
R: Most interesting start-up of the year?
A: Lovin’ Spoonfuls, which was recently a gold winner in the 2012 Mass Challenge accelerator program. The founder Ashley Stanley is the granddaughter of the former senior VP of Bloomingdales, and left the fashion world to help bridge the gap between places where food goes to waste and places where food is desperately needed.
R: Best party of 2012?
A: The opening of Saloon in Davis Square in March. It wasn’t a fashion-focused event, but the speakeasy atmosphere is very “Boardwalk Empire,” and they served drinks that night as if prohibition were imminent.
R: Most memorable outfit you wore in 2012?
A: The outfit I wore the night I got engaged: black jeans, short black moto boots, and a navy tie-neck button down with pink triangles on it by the UK brand Whistles. I had bought the blouse at Dress earlier in the year, and the owners told me Whistles was the brand Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos. Thought it was a funny coincidence. I won’t let it get to my head.
R: The item that got away…
A: In a literal sense, one of two tiny rose gold stud earrings I bought from Catbird NYC. It fell somewhere in a car and I did everything short of ripping out the seats to find it, but I only found the back!
Read answers from the other Boston insiders here.
Call it superstitious, but I prefer to talk about a year being over when it’s fully over, and it ain’t fully over until the fat ball drops. So with 2012 now officially behind us, let’s dish! Boston recently welcomed their [...]