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Neiman Marcus recently celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its InCircle loyalty program with an evening of fashion, cocktails and LIVE art by local artist Amy Kaufman. Amy wowed the crowd with the artful strokes of her brush, while cocktails were served in this season's favorite color: pink.

Neiman Marcus Style Advisor Dave Chen styled twenty-eight looks in a Spring and Summer fashion presentation featuring all of the trends for this season. Of course, no Neiman Marcus extravaganza is complete without delectable treats! Thanks to East Meets West Catering and Georgetown Cupcake, Spring continued right onto the plates! Music beats provided by the talented Scott Arrington of Murray Hill Talent.  

Let's see what SPRING has in store...

It's always an honor to photograph a designer  and Tabitha Simmons, Vogue contributing editor, shoe designer and British Fashion Award winner, was especially lovely at Saks Fifth Avenue, Boston. Very gracious, warm and approachable. I loved that while she was meeting fans, mingling and signing her fabulous Bonais or Haydens she was also taking iPhone photos to Instagram later!

The atmosphere had a bit of British influence with beats spun by ESC Music Design/Mario Papathanasiou and a sumptious afternoon tea catered by Capers Catering.

But let's not forget about the fabulous shoes....

Neiman Marcus is synonymous with luxury. The fineries of fashion, designer trends on the cusp, not to mention the fancifulness of giving.

The 2013-2014 collection of jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke, whose pieces are handmade in 19K gold, reflect the classic, historic, vibrant colors of a time past, yet designed for the modern day woman.

The influence of the arts of centuries before us are seen in luscious Venetian glass intaglios, intricately carved gambling pendants, Greek and Roman relief coin pieces finished in hammered gold, all exuding the precious quality of timeless heirlooms.

Elizabeth Locke brings GOLD to the 21st century...

Neiman Marcus continued the Fall Trend Party (see part I, here) partnering up with Fashion Project for a fall fashion presentation by Andy Tabulina featuring gorgeous Maggie Models in all the trendy looks for the season: red as the new neutral, mini structured bags, and a little bit of borrowing from the boys.

There were couture cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes to be decorated with all the fall trends... I mean, who doesn't love a studded cupcake? 

I especially loved meeting my friend Elizabeth's daughters who stopped by, and hanging out with the lovely ladies of the Fashion Project who gave away "do-goody" bags and spoke about their wonderful company.

Crowd fave DJ Liz Ladoux spun rocker chic tunes to get the party started....

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall!

Especially if RED is the new neutral!

Come join me as I photograph the opening night of the Neiman Marcus Fall Trend Event, where everything from rocker chic to a bit of tomboy, to the pointed toe (yes, it's back!) to scaled-down handbags, and red as the new neutral are coming at you this season!

Classics like black, navy and animal print aren't going anywhere. As for jewelry, try layering lots of chain-link necklaces and studded pieces. I love that the moto jacket is here to stay, too.

Neiman Marcus personal stylist Elisha Daniels gives a fashion presentation sharing the latest trends for the season, and it's all fabulous!

Come, see....

Location:

296 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Who doesn't like things in mini sizes? Mini cupcakes, mini chocolate bars, mini Easter eggs...okay...perhaps these are not the best examples as they're all chocolate related, but, what I'm trying to say is that it's easy to indulge when the portion is mini, right?

You still get the satisfaction of having the whole thing, but it's guilt-free. Such is the deal with MiniLuxe...it's all of the luxury of a full service nail salon without the big price tag, and without sacrificing cleanliness, while still offering maximum satisfaction and relaxation in a pretty salon setting.

I stopped by the MiniLuxe on Newbury recently, courtesy of my friends at Aigner/Prensky, and was treated to a wonderful warm oil pedicure and full manicure by Danh. My feet were soaked, scrubbed, oiled down and steam wrapped. It was a glorious 45 minutes of heaven and the jet-free foot tubs are much nicer and make everything feel much cleaner. Speaking of clean, all the instruments are autoclaved (pressurized steam-heated machine for sterilizing) and the other utensils are freshly opened from sealed packages. The nail files used on clients are theirs to take home after.

Here's the full MiniLuxe Menu.

Thank you Danh for pampering me and getting my nails ready to shoot this event the following day!

 

I was honored when Indochino commissioned me to photograph their Traveling Tailor pop-up shop at 234 Clarendon St., in Boston this week!

Based in Vancouver, Canada (always happy to work with my fellow Canadians!), Indochino provides customizable, high quality, hand-tailored suits and shirts (and accessories) for the sophisticated and dapper gentleman.

Traveling Tailor has already been suiting up Chicago, New York City and Washington DC, and now they are here to #SuitUpBos!

Pre-book your 30-minute appointment with one of their talented senior stylists, and if you purchase a suit in store, (starting at $379) you'll also receive a free custom designed and fitted dress shirt as well as a gift set containing cufflinks and a tie pin!

Indochino is currently taking appointments so get measured up to size, while the traveling tailor(s) are in town, only until April 15!

Here's a look at INDOCHINO in Boston...