Stylish Bostonians

// 2015 Most Stylish Bostonians

From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Filipov and Annear trade blows at The Knights Hall

Designer Kate Maloney brought handmade oars and a deep blue bed to give the master bedroom its beach feel.

Bringing the beach inside

The homeowners loved the fresh, clean, and light appeal of their newly built home in Cataumet, on Cape Cod.

Hiking through the alpine landscape around St. Anton am Arlberg makes for some dramatic scenery.


Breathtaking views and a N.H. connection

Everyone in St. Anton knows of North Conway. The two towns share a crucial connection thanks to the man depicted in that bronze statue, Hannes Schneider.

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Public app broadcasts your chats

Like a text based talk-show, the new app Public broadcasts your chats.

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Close to home

Interior designer Elizabeth Benedict opens a studio a few doors down

Florence Stewart at Catwalk for BMC Cancer Care in 2015.


On the catwalk to support BMC

Boston Medical Center’s fashion show raises money for services such as acupuncture and massage.

Cleveland Cavaliers fans hold up signs before the arrival of the team in Cleveland after winning the NBA Championship.

With Cleveland off the hook, what city assumes the role of most pitiful sports town?

A handful of other cities own streaks of athletic ineptitude that have — up to now — been overshadowed by Cleveland’s other-worldly woes.

Precious guitar undergoes CT scan

Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of sales, says the luxury carmaker is planning for a future where cars are shared by many people.

BMW’s Mini concept prepares for future without car ownership

Mini is planning for a future when traditional vehicle ownership will be optional and its model line will consist of free-floating robo-cars.

By John Paul Stapleton | globe correspondent

My Instagram: Justin Landsman

Justin Landsman is a recent UMass Amherst grad whose Instagram features fellow students and local scenery.

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I SEA puts the eyes of the world to work saving migrants

I SEA uses satellite images, GPS, and the eyes of its users to search for migrants at sea.

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Lake lounger

Vermont-made chairs celebrate original outdoor style

A sunset on Nantucket is something to behold — and the price is right.


Cheap thrills on Nantucket — seriously

Is there a way to enjoy Nantucket’s undeniable charms without breaking the bank? We queried a random mix of Nantucket insiders to get their best bargain tips.

Gronk has a new show about people crashing into each other

Rihanna donned a caftan while out and about in New York last month.


So where do you stand on the caftan?

Caftans are the rare piece of clothing that makes women feel good about themselves. But not everyone’s smitten. Men, for instance.

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Vibrant visions

Luxury label takes up residence at Copley Place

Blake Sims founded a summer program that teaches teens business concepts.

What I did this summer: started a company

A summer program for high school teens focuses on teaching business concepts to help them brainstorm ideas, seek out mentors, and pitch solutions to investors.

An SUV equipped with an automatic braking system is tested at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va.


Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices

The Associated Press found that of the 11 biggest US auto insurers, only two offer discounts for the new electronic braking systems.

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Darrick Chan

Since moving to Boston from Chicago two years ago, Darrick Chan has charted his experiences on the East Coast through social media

My Instagram

Jeanine Farley

On Instagram, Somerville resident Jeanine Farley’s bio describes her account (@jeanine554) simply as “photos of things that catch my eye.”


Gilding the lily

Architectural magnificence and an abundance of blooms at the Newport Flower Show

The sitting area of a three-season room, formerly a screened-in porch, in Milton.

Home Design

A screened-in porch becomes a three-season room

The owners of this gracious Tudor in Milton cherish the home’s original turn-of-the-20th century elements.

Boston, MA - 05/29/2016 - Disclosure perform at Boston Calling on Sunday night. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)


Boston Calling seeks ‘Superfans’ for 2017 presale tickets

The festival is releasing 1,000 three-day “Superfan” passes at 10 a.m. Thursday for the annual Memorial Day monolith.

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Building a better apron

Strapt aims for a cost-effective, functional, and stylish solution.

The Old Bags Project spotlights the insidiousness of ageism

The project is simple and striking: photographs of women in their underwear with shopping bags over their heads, commenting on their experiences of midlife.

Victoria’s Secret models during the the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York.

A cheeky elegy for the Victoria’s Secret catalog

The surprise isn’t that Victoria’s Secret is killing its mail-order catalog. It’s that it took them this long.

The wisdom of the ages

Quotes from the book “Old Bags Taking a Stand.”

Above: The names and locations of the 25 gates that surround Harvard Yard.

The gates of Harvard Yard

“I want people to stop and notice the gates because they’re beautiful,” says Blair Kamin, who edited the new book “Gates of Harvard Yard.”


Future’s so bright on Newbury St.

Finding shades on Newbury Street just got easier (and more stylish).


Dreaming of summer with shirts that speak to you

The Island Company has a line of T-shirts and accessories called the Quit Your Job collection that captures your flighty sensibilities.

5 things to know about sunscreen

Five things you should know about sunscreen before you get greased up for a day on the beach.

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Turning coding into child’s play

Hopscotch’s new iPhone app makes it easy for kids (and beginners) to learn coding and build their own games.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

The coast of Sorrento in Italy.


Come back to Sorrento? In a heartbeat

When my husband and I departed for a tour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, I was delighted to find on the itinerary a brief visit to Sorrento.

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Rest easy

Custom made mattresses delivered to your doorstep

My Instagram: Fenglan Peng

Suffolk University sophomore Fenglan Peng, a Guangzhou native, has captured a dazzling spread of subjects.

Louis Cervi of Pittsburgh with his Ford Focus that he leases for $192 a month. Due to sluggish sales, deals can be had on small cars such as the Focus.


Small-car deals abound as US buyers go crazy for SUVs

With many Americans rushing to buy trucks and SUVs, there are good deals to be had on cars, especially smaller models.

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Naomi Smalls brings her fashionable look and grooves to Boston

Naomi Smalls of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is performing this weekend in Providence and Boston.

Y-3 and Virgin Galactic space suit.


Earth-bound problems of stylish spacesuits

It appears couture, rather than courage, is what’s most valued in space.

Dogs on parade in Weston

Weston’s second annual pooch parade and festival is May 14.

Kate Winslet’s “Finding Neverland” gown.

Costumes worn by Kate Winslet, more part of Heritage Museums & Gardens show

The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 10, is located in one of Heritage’s smaller galleries to create an intimate feel.

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Checking the sugar highs — and lows

Sugar Rush exposes the added sugars lurking in your groceries.

Chinoiserie chic-themed bedroom by Elizabeth Benedict.


Show me style at the Show House

Local designers collaborate on a historic 1840s Greek Revival home in Newton.


Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April

America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales.

The most outrageous outfits at the Met Gala

With a technology theme, it’s no surprise that some of the gowns and getups presented on the red carpet were brow-raising.

Malia Obama will attend Harvard University in 2017 after taking a year off from her studies.

Malia Obama sparks interest, but gap years are rare

The announcement that Malia Obama will take a year off before starting at Harvard has triggered a wave of commentary.