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Lingerie lovers gather at the Liberty

Fashionably Late lingerie show at the Liberty Hotel included models posing on an escalator. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

The snowpocalypse clobbered Valentine’s Day, but devoted lingerie lovers celebrated early, trekking to the Liberty Hotel last Thursday for the sexy Fashionably Late show featuring looks from Forty Winks, a boutique in Cambridge.

As models walked the perimeter of the hotel lobby in satin and lace, guests like Adebayo Lawal , in a bespoke suit from London and Tom Ford tie, enjoyed cocktails from the bar. The evening’s uniform was decidedly black and red. Chanchan Liu , who is studying graphic design in Boston, sported a black Valentino dress and high black boots. Mariola Andoni, a business broker in Boston, wore a red cowl-neck dress with a black beaded neckline under a long black leather vest. Her vintage handbag and Uno De 50 cocktail ring were scarlet shades as well.


The lady in red, though, was Greer Simpkins, a Cambridge entrepreneur who arrived in a stunning ruby slip dress by Tommy Hilfiger. The 28-year-old said she got the dress at a gently worn clothing boutique along with her Manolo Blahnik heels and Prada handbag.

“I’m feeling very Carolyn Bessette Kennedy,” she said. “Everything is secondhand except the underwear. Champagne tastes on a beer budget.”

Adriana Hammond. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Adebayo Lawal. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Mariola Andoni. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Jill Radsken can be reached at jill.radsken@gmail.com.