All posts filed under: Fashion

The Fern & The Feather – Humanity Style

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”  The celebration of new business adventures was what we came together to do last Thursday at Humanity Boutique in Downtown Lowell.  Melissa  of Bohemian Beads and Bangles and Rebekah of Rebekah Hope Design came together to create a brand called “The Fern & The Feather a new pop up at Humanity. With beautiful jewelry and softly scented candles the brand is reminiscent of boho style with a splash of femininity  and fun. This private event was the kick off of this beautiful brand and between the gorgeous displays, amazing women and delicious snacks & drinks we had a great time. Empowering one another to reach our goals and succeed at accomplishing the dreams we all have was a big part of this event. Rebekah and Melissa have been friends for an incredibly long time and this was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Ani, owner of Humanity provided an outlet for them to display their wares but …

Acing Fall Fashion at Humanity Boutique

Fall is my favorite time of the year and not just because of the Pumpkin flavored everything that seems to hit the stores like the second September hits; it’s also my favorite time of year for the fashion. Sweaters, sweatshirts,& soft, woolen dresses- the color palette like dark blues, browns, yellows, Merlot and more. Also, fall is the time of year where I get to wear the most of my favorite shoe- BOOTS. Humanity Style is my go to place for almost all my fashion choices, but during the fall I am always incredibly excited to walk in and see what I can layer with clothes I already have and also check out the many, many accessories available to spice my outfits up. You all know I have a seemingly endless love affair with all things Humanity- this is because of what it represents which is local fashion;  for strong and confident women who know what they want. Humanity allows us to express ourselves through fashion but also feel a connection to our community here in …

This Fall Be a Little Bit More Bohemian

What defines good fashion? One of the things it means to me is versatility; the ability to use one piece in many different ways and to use said piece for different times of the day. Warlene, the woman behind Warlene Rene Handmade Clothing creates pieces that are so versatile you can easily go from day to night with just a change of accessory or shoe. I had the honor of modeling some of her fall pieces that are in the shop now and I have to tell you; I was completely taken aback by the comfort and ease I felt in each piece. Creating looks is one of my favorite pastimes and when I have the time I like to dedicate just a little extra to looking and feeling good- Warlene helps me do that. When I step foot in her intimate shop at Mill No 5 on Jackson Street in Lowell, I feel like a little girl playing dress up. From her reimagined vintage line to her her own custom pieces you will leave with your heart full …

Model for a Day

“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” – Coco Chanel Over the course of the last couple of years that I have been writing and sharing my adventures with you all I have been able to meet some really wonderful people within my community and beyond and it is because of those relationships that I have the ability to do things like this. I was asked to be a model by a community colleague of mine who was doing a project for her own business and I was so inspired by her I decided to go for it. Along with myself, there were two other women, one a mutual friend and the other a new designer in town who makes incredible clothing and is ready to put her mark in the fashion world. I wanted to share my experiences of modeling for a day and how exploring a couple different areas of Boston behind the lens made it so much more different than if it was just me without …

Warlene Rene Made – Reimagine Fashion

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” — Coco Chanel I am honored to bring you a sneak peak of the clothing that Warlene Rene Made will be bringing into Mill No. 5. I met Warlene at a women’s event hosted by Humanity Boutique in downtown Lowell. I remember that she was wearing this long, high-waisted skirt that had an incredible uniqueness to it. I asked her where she got it and she said: “I made it, this morning.” I looked at the skirt again completely taken aback by the detail yet simple design of the skirt. That is what Warlene’s brand is all about, simple yet elegant design. She works with different fabrics, colors, and textures but in the end, the simplicity of every piece is what make them so unique. Bohemian in style, each piece can be worn with a simple pant or skirt because of how much her pieces …

Italian Musings at Humanity Boutique

“In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly recreating myself” – Unknown It’s been a couple weeks since I got back Italy, but every memory, every experience and every outfit worn and seen is still at the forefront of my mind. Fashion in Italy is second nature, they dress impeccably as a matter of habit with pops of color, layers, accessories and perfectly fitted to them. When walking around the different cities it was incredible to see people of all ages comfortable in what they wore and confident in their taste. While I love fashion and style sometimes I hit a snag. Most days its “What do I wear”? In New England its  “What should I wear for the weather today.”? (haha) Italian fashion inspired me to be a little more out there but also not try too hard. Sometimes outfits just go together; you put it on and it works. Other times a little digging to find the right complimenting piece gets the outfit to where you want it. Either way, the way …

Holiday Cheer at Humanity Boutique

It’s that time of year again, when it gets cold, the Christmas trees are up and lights are all over the city. It’s that time of year where we can make a difference in people’s lives, that time of year when we can shop small, support families and its that time of year to just be together. Together as a community; a family  bigger than us all. The Holiday season for me is one of excitement and togetherness. I love dressing up and going to parties, getting together with friends for fancy dinners or hosting a New Year’s Party decked out in festive wear. This year I want to highlight a business that’s close to my heart. In everything, Ani does for her shop and her community she promotes love and acceptance. She provides a place, not only to shop but a place where other entrepreneurs and small businesses can come together and showcase their ideas. I was super excited to showcase her new holiday wear and had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with …

3rd Annual Fashion Fundraiser – CMAA Lowell, MA

Last night was an evening for the books. I had the opportunity to join other guests for a night filled with fashion, food, memories and most importantly a night dedicated to raising money for an incredible organization located on School St in Lowell, MA. The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association has been around since 1984 and has been dedicated to helping Cambodians and other minority groups in education, culture, economics and other social programs throughout this time. Many of the individuals on the board at CMAA and in the crowd last night were children or grandchildren of those who had lived through the Khmer Rouge and came to the United States as refugees; organizations like the CMAA helped these individuals flourish and become who they are today. Writing about organizations that help our community is so different to me than writing about anything else. Being part of the community in Lowell is rewarding on so many different levels and I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who are working hard so that …

Learning to Contour – Mary Kay Event – Lowell, MA

I was invited to another great event tonight by the wonderful Elaine, Sales Director at Mark Kay. It had been a while since we had collaborated and when she posted this contouring event hosted by herself and Janeigh Grady another Sales Director; I just had to check it out. I say it time and time again, I am not a makeup person but every time I go to a Mary Kay event I am pleasantly surprised at how light the makeup feels on my skin and it doesn’t bother me. This says a lot because I have tried so many different kinds of makeup from all natural to allergy free to whatever else is out there. This evening was a mix of consultants and guests learning to properly contour their own faces or help a client contour. The technique was quite simple and every product can be bought through Mary Kay. With helpful individuals and a wonderful attitude about life and teaching, Elaine is the epitome of grace. She helps every single person but also teaches her …

Yoga & Food at Humanity Boutique-Lowell, MA

Last night was a fun filled night at Humanity Boutique in Downtown Lowell. The lovely owner, Ani provided the beautiful location and our beautiful teacher Christine who was just certified taught the amazing Yoga class. To collaborate is such an important part of being a local business and when you combine six strong women who want to better their communities in a myriad of ways you get an amazing night full of ideas, thoughts, relaxation and a bit of time to rejuvenate the mind and soul. Sutra Studio out of the Mill No 5 on Jackson St. in Lowell is where Christine goes often and it is a wonderful studio that offers a sincerely local feel and ambiance. After this class, I want to go and try out the different classes because no matter which stage you are in Yoga has proven to be relaxing and helpful to those wanting some stress relief and also builds incredibly lean muscles 🙂 After our hour long yoga session in which we learned a myriad of moves that …