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Boston Fashion Week 2014 Breakdown

Here we are again another week closer to Boston Fashion Week! The designers are sewing the final stich and the events are beginning to unfold.

Socially Scene was on site this past Saturday for The Design Museum “Five” Gala at the W Hotel to celebrate five years. It was a creative black tie event to say the least. The guests were draped in ball room attire that was “redesigned” to suite the affair.

It was amazing to see what The Design Museum has done for the city of Boston and fun is an understatement for the dynamics of the evening. The live band, signature cocktails, silent and live auction, it was just one fabulous evening. Be sure to tune back in as Socially Scene will be making a personal trip to The Design Museum with an onsite review!

Moving closer to Boston Fashion Week there is an endless line up of events to compliment the upcoming runway shows. Here are just a few; YOLANDA: Innovative Fashion Icon, 50 Years of High Heels, Headpieces, and Haute Couture will run through November 30th. "YOLANDA: Innovative Fashion Icon; 50 Years of High Heels, Headpieces, and Haute Couture" is a textile and fashion arts exhibit featuring extraordinary designs and accessories from the late 20th century.

The exhibit celebrates fashion icon, brilliant business entrepreneur, and innovative marketing genius, Yolanda Cellucci. On display will be an array of couture ensembles and high fashion accessories on loan from Yolanda's private collection, the Lasell College Fashion Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This fine selection of garments features pieces by celebrated designers such as: Bob Mackie, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Stephen Yearick and more. For all this extravert fashion visit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation located at 154 Moody St, Waltham and can be reached at 781-893-5410, ext. 11 or visit for more information.

Beginning Friday, October 3rd through November, 28th at 12p.m. Marilyn Riseman's Fashion Luncheon Presented by Brasserie JO at the Colonnade Hotel. Each week will highlight a different designer while you can treat yourself to a delicious lunch, stylish atmosphere and a fashion design presentation. Brasserie JO at the Colonnade Hotel is located at 120 Huntington Avenue. You can make your reservation by calling 617-425-3240.

Also on Friday, October 3rd at 5p.m. is First Fridays “Fashion Fusion” presented by The Institute of Contemporary Art. Join Boston’s most chic for a night of fashion, music, cocktails, and dancing where art and style collide.

The Boston Globe’s Style Magazine team joins the ICA for First Fridays: Fashion Fusion! Contributing Editor Rachel Raczka and independent stylist Sarah Benge, with other members of the team, give us the behind-the-scenes scoop on how the Bianca Jagger-, Glam Rock-inspired "Fall Fashion's Cooling Trend" feature came to life. Also get personal advice on how to put together these looks for fall with models on hand dressed in the fashions featured in the magazine.

MLR Artist Management will join fashion forces with stylist Kathy Benharris, Model Club Inc., and various student designers to present a Fashion Fusion Installation. Guests will also have an opportunity to pose with models in photo booth and visit beauty bars.

This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are recommended. ICA Members can attend the event for free, but are encouraged to make advance reservations. The museum will not be open to visitors outside of the First Friday’s event. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 100 Northern Avenue. They can be reached at 617-478-3100 and more information by visiting

Saturday, October 4th at 3p.m. enjoy an Afternoon Tea Fashion Show with Ted Baker London presented by The Reserve at The Langham. Celebrate Boston Fashion Week with an afternoon tea fashion show featuring the latest men's and women's looks by Ted Baker. For reservations call 617-451-1900 and the event will take place at The Reserve at The Langham, Boston located 250 Franklin St Boston. INFORMAL

School of Fashion Design, Celebrates 80 at City Hall presented by City Hall. They say if you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, so stylish Bostonians must be prepared! The collection of stylish outerwear on display at Boston City Hall is the result of collaboration between the School of Fashion Design and Newbury Street neighbor Marimekko. Student designers took inspiration from the brand’s signature fabrics resulting in these bold and colorful garments. Be sure to stop by Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston for this FREE ongoing event. For more information and specific times visit

Ladies and gents be sure to clear those calendars for Boston Fashion Week October 5th through the 11th. There are numerous runway shows and cocktail gathering to be “Socially Scene” at. Visit for a full listing.

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