Fashion Friday: Fashion Rack Night Out

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On Wednesday, June 22, there were some happenings in the Boston fashion scene, and we were there! The new startup, Date My Wardrobe, hosted a trunk show at the wonderful and beautiful Liquid Art House, and hosted three area designers showcasing their work and products.

IMAG0090The idea behind Date My Wardrobe is a really cool one. It’s basically a fashion clothing service that lets you connect with local designers though an app. Once you see something you like you can request to see it in person and can even take it home for 4 days to try on and wear out. If you like it, you can buy it, and if not, you can return it at no charge. It’s a great and innovative idea out of Boston College and I can see that it has a lot of potential to make the lives of fashionistas and clothes loves in Boston much easier.

The trunk show they put on was an extension of the idea behind their app.

The show consisted of three area designers and makes of beauty products, and they mingled with the interested crowd, displaying their wares and chatting with the guests.

The three designers featured were Candice Wu, Maria Bablyak, and La Fille Collette.

cover4Wu makes haute couture bridal gowns, like the one featured to the right of the page, which I took directly off her website. As you can see, her style is stunning and elegant, and many of her dresses incorporated lace trains and many layers. Her style books were incredible to look through and anyone that is thinking of  or getting married, these local dresses are iconic and worth a look.

IMAG0081Maria Bablyak’s collection was amazing, colorful, and unique. She makes handprinted scarves, and they are stunning. There is a wonderful playfulness that pervades her work, but it isn’t tacky or overdone. Bablyak is a great example of an artist who has struck out into the fashion world, and her artistic sensibilities shine through with the collection that she brought the Liquid Art House on Wednesday. Throughout the night guests were amazed at the fine quality and gorgeous designs that she had made. She is a wonderful reason to get the Date My Wardrobe app, because her pieces are timeless and made with care.

Stephanie Larsen PhotographyLa Fille Collette as its website says a “was created for a feminine and strong woman who seeks versatile, polished pieces to take her from day to night. Our mission is to produce exciting and elevated garments that retain an easy-to-wear accessibility.” The pieces certainly are exciting with bold colors and innovative design patterns. The dresses remain elegant and stylish, while still allowing the wearer to remain active and not worry about ruining their clothing. There are a must have for those of you that want to look good when you’re out and about!

IMAG0085And as a final sidetone, the venue, Liquid Art House, was spectacular!

It is covered with gorgeous art and sculpture, and features a very high ceiling that lets in lots of light and gives the space great acoustics. It has a half-moon bar in the center of the area, and surrounding it  were more amazing art pieces. It’s a cross between an art gallery and a restaurant, and it works very well. Definitely consider it for a meal or just to catch a quick drink, you won’t regret it!