Church got a head start on feast season with Supper Y'All, a down-home,
cafeteria-style meat-and-three dinner featuring eats from two local chefs with
Southern roots, Jade Taylor of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Jason Cheek of Toro.
seating encouraged table-mates to become buddies while passing the paper-towel
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).
Scoop NYC's Newbury Street
outpost attracted Boston's
best dressed as they turned out to fete the store's first year in town. Guests
joined hostess Hayley Maybury, founder of Papercut magazine, to shop
for a good cause: a portion of the evening's sales benefited the country's oldest
child-welfare agency, the Home for Little Wanderers, whose services help ensure
healthy development for local kids at risk.
The mainstream media is a dark place for teen girls, but
Rookie - an online mag started by 16-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson last year -
is changing that, with smart, feminist musings on pop culture, teen issues, DIY
fashion, and more. It's grown so popular with a certain niche of teens and
twentysomethings that meetups have been popping up around the world, allowing
readers to talk feminism, make zines and flower crowns, and profess their love
annual industry party hosted by Photo Nights Boston - a nonprofit collective of New England
photogs and artists - a diverse mix of creative types mingled freely in
Quixote's open, minimalist space in Allston. Distinguished-looking older folks
chatted by the well-stocked hors d'oeuvres spread while inked-up
twentysomethings cruised the bar and tried out an extravagant photo booth
designed to resemble a 1920s boudoir (a photo-event photo booth - so meta!).
At October's installment of
the ICA's First
Fridays series, attendees watched a runway show inspired by the wild colors and
patterns of Brazilian artists Os Gêmeos, followed by a guided tour of their
exhibition. Local boutiques Serenella, Uniform, Turtle, Louis, and Riccardi
presented looks that could have been lifted from the brothers' canvases, while ICA neighbor Mario Russo
supplied artful hair and makeup.
At the first-ever Boston installment of Art on the Roof, an
event that brings artists, patrons, and nonprofits together in cities across
the country, the dazzling 360-degree waterfront views were outshined by the
diverse work of eight local artists (including MassArt grad Stacy Scibelli's two-person
leather tickle machine!).
At the Emerging Trends,
an event that showcases burgeoning and yet-undiscovered talent during
Boston Fashion Week each year, an eclectic crowd mixed, mingled, and guzzled
free Vitamin Water, browsing the vendor stands around the runway and waiting
for the 11-designer show to begin. Miss New Hampshire posed for photos, her
crown glittering, while sleek young girls in stilettos air-kissed friends, hip
urbanites with streaked hair and studded leather chatted quietly, suburban-mom
types in their Saturday-night finest clucked over accessories tables, and
starch-shirted college-age dudes and their girlfriends vamped for photo ops at
the pop-up red-carpet area.
local premiere of Knuckleball!,
the new doc that follows the corkscrewing career paths of former Red Sox
pitcher Tim Wakefield and current Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, a crowd gathered at
the Royal Rooters Club inside an eerily empty Fenway Park. The scene was a
lively mix of Red Sox diehards, a few lucky kids out for a night with their equally
excited parents, and a fair share of Boston
movers and shakers.
this month, emerging artists and a cultured crowd gathered at the Estate for
"Ensemble," a presentation by the Boston
branch of RAW: Natural Born Artists. Active in 60-plus cities across the
country, RAW features a wide range of media - film, fashion, music, visual art,
performance, and even body painting - in monthly showcases.
On September 12, culture vultures convened at the Revere Hotel's Emerald
Lounge for the kickoff of the new Future Boston series Assemble!, which
spotlights local innovators and burgeoning talents in art, design, music, and
more. For the inaugural event, Gallery Basquiat and the Goodnight Initiative
curated works by local artists of color amid the green glow of Emerald's swanky
the second year, Fashion's Night Out closed Newbury Street to cars, lit the Pru up
pink, and drew thousands to boutiques normally quiet by night. Throwing one of
our last blowouts under the STUFF banner before the launch of the
magazine you hold in your hands, we kept the party going at Boylston Street spot Forum, where guests
sipped Svedka cocktails and talked style.