was apropos that BLIZZARD, Boston Ski & Sports Club's annual ski-season
kickoff party, just happened to coincide with Boston's very first fall
snowstorm. Luckily, if anyone's equipped to party through inclement conditions,
it's a bunch of skiers and riders. They packed into Royale to throw back "ski
shots," browse the many vendors, and fill out raffle tickets for a slew of rad
prizes (including a trip for two to Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia).
The nasty weather had most folks choosing function over fashion, and at first
it was hard to tell one parka-clad partier from another - until we stumbled
across Mary Beth, who wasn't about to let Mother Nature cramp her style.
Mary Beth Boyle, marketing associate at Loomis, Sayles & Company
Mary Beth's look was
all sleek lines and muted elegance, and while we're no Anna Wintour, even we can
tell a legit Chanel handbag from a knockoff. Mary Beth was rocking the former;
we had to ask her about the rest of her duds.
weren't all designer. Target was
the source for her tights, which paired well with her Elie Tahari jacket, Cole
Haan boots, and Lord & Taylor dress.
A longtime skier, she
likes to play around with her slope style. "I try to be functional and have a little bit of fun at the same time,"
she says. "I like to wear bright colors because when you're skiing it's the one
time you can be a little different."
said style always includes a helmet. "I've been wearing helmets since before they were
cool. My parents were those parents. I made the mistake of asking why they didn't
have to wear them. . . . So then we were the whole family of helmets."
More parties! At thePhoenix.com/parties. See you out there!