The Russian heroines of my favorite novels are elegant, seductive, and intelligent. And a little insane. I designed this look around the idea of a femme fatale with a penchant for fur and mysticism. Last weekend I was reunited with my dear friend the ultra-talented Rebecca Gatto (formerly Isenhart). In addition to creative partners, Rebecca and I…Read More
Archives for February 2017
From left to right: 1) Stunning piece by Henry Taylor at the ICA. 2) Galentines present from my friend Jocelyn. 3) Fashion week goodies from Marc Jacobs. 4) Journalist on duty. Always on duty. 5) Buttermilk & Bourbon on Comm Ave opens to the public tomorrow! Delicious New Orleans style food and cocktails, and live jazz on Sundays. 6) Sassy little skeleton at the MFA Boston.
Six years ago today I sat down and tentatively penned my first post for Trends and Tolstoy. 12 countries, hundreds of books, and countless glasses of champagne later, I’m a better person for it. Writing this blog has helped me pursue and discover my passions, and has allowed me (through lots of hard work and…Read More
I try to class it up during the week but on weekends I have a pretty strict sweaters-and-leggings uniform. That said, I have a few tricks to make comfortable outfits look more chic than a pair of sweats. Wearing a textured legging either leather, velvet, or patterned easily elevates a basic look. A statement necklace…Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope it’s filled with soft fabrics, love notes, and pounds on pounds of chocolate. I often have trouble choosing a V-day look because it’s February which means snowy and freezing in Boston. This year I’ve found a happy medium with a silk dress and thigh-high boots. Warm enough, but still flirty…Read More
Last week I attended a powerful activist art installation at the Dorchester Arts Collaborative. Below is a snippet of my coverage for The Bay State Banner. The Dorchester Arts Collaborative pulsed with laughter, energy and life last Saturday, Feb. 4. It was the second of two weekends during which the Design Studio for Social Intervention…Read More