A flare for fashion
Three stylish Bostonians step out in feminine looks with defined waists and a bit of flutter.
26 > CAMBRIDGE
> Majoring in fashion and in fibers at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Robertson is a walking billboard for the latest trends. This dress/jumper — her own creation — incorporates the season’s penchant for billowing sleeve and hem treatments.
> For a chic soiree at Boston’s French Cultural Center, Robertson channels a Parisian schoolgirl with Peter Pan-collared check blouse (from Forever 21), sweet color-blocked socks (bought on eBay), and bowed ankle-strap heels (from Marc by Marc Jacobs).
30 > SOUTH END
> Having grown up in Minsk, Lesnikova says looking one’s best and standing out were part of the culture, as in this luscious red print silk top (from J.Crew). To counterbalance the demure bowed neck, she creates a curvy shape with softly draped peplum by adding a waist-cinching belt (from Marshalls).
> As a hairstylist at Salon Mario Russo, Lesnikova favors a relaxed modern sophistication. She likes the easy flow of the blouse paired with second-skin “pleather” pants (from Zara), both quite comfortable.
> Lesnikova often works evening events, going from day to night with a quick change of shoes, as with these Elizabeth and James modified gladiator sandals (from Saks).
> White way after Labor Day? Sure thing, when it’s an elegant jacquard skirt (from ASOS.com) with a flattering hip-skimming flip-hem silhouette. In perfect proportion is this form-fitting shimmery midnight-blue sweater Kapinos picked up in New York.
> A mom of two toddlers (and a kids’ style blogger), Kapinos shines at night with her inventive jewelry choices: a glitzy hair band (from H&M) wrapped as a bracelet and a huge stone cocktail ring (from Gilt.com).